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1320 19th ST. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Connecticut Ave/ K Street)
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Ranked #1,154 of 2,717 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $18 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Neighborhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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
Basalt, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I met a friend here for lunch mid-week. It was pouring rain and the place was virtually empty at the peak of the lunch hour - despite its location. The maitre d' was absolutely surly when he met me at the door and showed me to a table (sorry - did I drip rainwater on your floor ????). You'd think... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Had not been here in a few years. As good as we remember. Excellent appetizers and soups. Flatbread options are wonderful. Bread is outstanding. Service is somewhat inattentive but it was a busy Saturday noon time.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Additional Information about Levantes

Address: 1320 19th ST. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
Phone Number: 202-293-6301
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Connecticut Ave/ K Street
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 20
Cuisine: Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish

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