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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 #795 of 2,623 restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $18 - $20
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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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79 reviews 79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Slightly above average decore, good service and "excellent" food. Very generous selection for an all you can eat brunch. A very modest price. Every thing was very tasety and probably authentic as well. Outdoor tables are a good choice in good weather. Love to go to see their dinner menu and service.

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Copenhagen
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Food was good and in amounts so you do not go hungry from the table. Serviceperson excellent and prices on the lower side.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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129 reviews 129 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous lunch spot near DuPont Circle. Excellent service and even better food. You'll start with warm, fresh round flatbread and olive oil. Soup, salad and appetizers were fantastic. Will definitely come here again and highly recommend. Levante's in DC

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Rye, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

A fantastic Med menu. Try to get an outdoor table if the weather is nice: indoors can get quite loud in the evenings.

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