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Levantes

1320 19th ST. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Connecticut Ave/ K Street)
202-293-6301
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Ranked #891 of 2,651 Restaurants in Washington DC
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Price range: $18 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
Description: The word "Levante" is derived from "Levantine" which describes the eastern Mediterranean coastal region that today includes: Turkey, Greece and extends into Lebanon and Israel. The era of the Ottoman Empire and Alexander the Great, past rulers of the Levante region, is now history, but the culinary and cultural traditions live on.The tastes and flavors of that golden age come alive at Levante's. All dishes are made in the Levante tradition using only fresh ingredients. For centuries, these qualities have allowed people of the Mediterranean to eat well and live long healthy lives. Today at Levante's diners can enjoy the variety, freshness and the natural health benefits of this legendary cuisine. Levante's is the first restaurant group to offer eastern Mediterranean cuisine in a casual dining environment. Natural stone and light wood interiors envelope guests. Open kitchens and wood-fired ovens produce charcoal - grilled meats and vegetables, which are prepared in full view of diners.
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The irony is, this was possibly the friendliest and most attentive service I have ever experienced - but what can I tell you, the food was terrible. We were eight people and ordered a range of things from soup to fish to meat and dessert. Maybe they have a new cook? All of us thought the food was dreadful. The... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner on their patio on a recent trip. Were looking for an "old favorite" that has recently closed, and when that was not available, started walking back toward the hotel, knowing that there would be a plethora of possibilities. Saw Levantes, liked the look of the patio, and decided to take a chance. Good choice on our... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have eaten at Levantes for many years and like their food, but I just received my credit card statement and was disappointed to see that the $8.25 sandwich I picked up last week came through as a $19.26 charge. I don't have my receipt to try and resolve this, but it doesn't matter. I won't patronize a business I... More

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Izmir Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a Turkish restaurant for dinner and luckily we found Levantes where is full of hospitality and friendly. I felt myself like I was in my home. Especially manager Mr Jacob is one of the best reason for eating there. I've never seen a manager, so close and with full of respect, ever. Thx for everything Levantes... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stopped at Levantes because we wanted to watch the World Cup game. Most everywhere else was full and Levantes had outdoor seating where we could watch the game. The menu is pricey, but it's good food. Also right across the street from the DC Metro.

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Washington DC
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146 reviews 146 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The flavorless food was greasy, slapped onto the plates, without form and void. The best bit? The waiter had greasy food marks all over his jacket; it was really disgusting. It's not even worth saying more. Dupont Circle has some very good and reliable restaurants; don't go here.

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McLean, VA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Excellent food. Reasonable prices. On a nice day, a table outside under the umbrellas is a great way to spend the lunch hour. Dressy enough for a business lunch but priced to also be somewhere to meet friends. We've done dinner here and at their Bethesda location and same comments apply.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Very nice place. Great food, nice atmosphere, good and friendly service. Definitely worth trying....

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Manchester
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is a great Turkish restaurant close to the circle, with dining inside or outside. The menu selection had a wide variety of Turkish foods to choose from. I tried an appetizer that was a combination of the various appetizers they had. It was excellent! The appetizer was such a full plate of the various food items on the appetizer... More

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Calgary
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stopped here for lunch- enjoyed the patio seating and great food. Service was attentive and definitely would recommend to others.

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