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2641 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
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Ranked #50 of 2,722 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Calvert Street
Transit: Metro Red line - Woodley Park
Description: Lebanese Taverna DC has re-opened after an extensive renovation to the entire restaurant. Located directly across from the Woodley Park metro, this location now offers a 13-seat bar, lounge and seating for 130 people. Great for groups of all sizes and offers a private room for seating up to 56 people.
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Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Beautiful environment and furnishings, but so loud it was difficult to converse with anyone other than the person on one's immediate left or right (we had a rectangular table for five). Menu is fun, especially from the perspective of one who is unfamiliar with Lebanese or middle eastern fare. Our meals were very good, and there were interesting choices of... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This spot is across the street from the Metro stop that serves the zoo and we went the Saturday after Christmas. Lots of families with small children were there. My husband and I had the falafel sandwich, his with a side salad and mine with tabbouleh which was worth the extra charge. The sandwich wasn't the most flavorful one I... More 

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Fairway, Kansas
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I have been here twice and both times loved it. The appetizer plate is wonderful. The atmosphere is much nicer than you would think judging by the outside of the restaurant. Service was excellent and the food was great.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Nice ambiance, they've tried to give it a bit of middle eastern touch with all the lanterns and candles. The food is really good - tried the chefs platter which was awesome. The mix kebabs were also good. Service was efficient and attentive. Overall a great option in the McLean area.

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went here to celebrate the completion of my PhD defense. We forgot to make a reservation but were still accommodated even though the place was busy. The hummus was excellent! We each---there were 5 of us---ordered different entrees that we really enjoyed. We are looking forward to returning soon! Oh, I forgot to mention that they have a good... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place is way overrated. The Tabbouleh or traditional Lebanese salad was so poor that it smelled of preservatives. It wasn't inedible, but it wasn't tasty either. This should not happened for a $9 salad. The entree portions too were small compared to the price. We had chicken curry and kabobs, and the quantities were tiny and food wasn't that... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Liked everything we had; we ordered a lot of appetizers - self-make Tapas! The food was well prepared and the calamari was delicious but more than we could eat with everything else! Be careful of the breaded, fried lemon wedges in the calamari, though :)

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Jersey City, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Ordered food to go and brought it back to our hotel. Seasoning was quite good, delicious hummus and chicken and rice, nicely done soups. Super fast service.

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Washington DC
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266 reviews 266 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Lebanese Taverna is one of the great survivors of the Woodley restaurant strip--it succeeds by maintaining a high standard of mid-east dishes. There isn't much variation here, just good hummus, baba ganoush, salads, shish kabob and good seafood items. It's not the cheapest place in down, but remains moderate. The location near the big hotels and the Woodley Metro Station... More 

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Monette, AR
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102 reviews 102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We came here within an hour of them closing on a Thursday night, and the staff seemed a little put out even though there were several people seated after us. I was with five high school kids as we were in town for the national high school journalism convention in a hotel across the street. Most of the kids hadn't... More 

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Additional Information about Lebanese Taverna

Address: 2641 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
Phone Number: 202-265-8681
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, African, Delicatessen, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian

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