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Lebanese Taverna

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Lebanese Taverna
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5900 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205
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5900 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205
703-241-8681
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Description: The original restaurant of Lebanese Taverna, this recently renovated...
The original restaurant of Lebanese Taverna, this recently renovated location is a local favorite. Lebanese Taverna serves authentic Middle Eastern fare in a casual yet stylish setting. The menu boasts over 25 appetizers and salads as well as a variety of grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish entrees. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, too. To complement your dining experience, choose from our award-winning wine list or specialty cocktails. The restaurant is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes.
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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolutely phenomenal!!!

This is by far one of the best restaurants I have ever been to at any point in my life. Although I live over two hours away, I would make the trip into Arlington again just to eat here. The food was incredible and the service was superb. I went with my mother, who goes into anaphylactic due to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
kerry-gf
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is by far one of the best restaurants I have ever been to at any point in my life. Although I live over two hours away, I would make the trip into Arlington again just to eat here. The food was incredible and the service was superb. I went with my mother, who goes into anaphylactic due to certain... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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128 reviews 128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wanted something different and this place was wonderful. Very beautiful decor. Waiter was such a character. He recommended the sampler plater which has a picture in photos. Great choice! The shrimp kabobs were perfect as was the lamb kabobs. Wish I had room for dessert!

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We asked some friends where the best Arab/Lebanese restaurant was and they took us here. It is great. I've been there several times when I am visiting the DC area and NEVER been disappointed.

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Arlington, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Love this great middle eastern restaurant. Food is always great and the service couldn't be better! Never disappointed.

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Orlando
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Way back in the late 1970's my wife and I were introduced to to the original Lebanese Taverna by a good friend. It was about 3 miles from our house and we visited there about every 2 weeks. The restaurant was recently opened and it was a real family affair. Every morning Mama would show up and start preparing the... More 

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ARLINGTON VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Started by Lebanese refugees, The Lebanese Taverna now has branches all over the city - each run by one of the children. Excellent food and good service.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Pleasant way to have lunch or dinner with great food and great service. Nice selection of appetizers and entrees and deserts.

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North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We chose a wide assortment to carryout and every bit of it was wonderful. We were able to walk so it made it even more enjoyable. I can't even tell you what we chose - I hope to get there again and again in the next year.

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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great atmosphere, great food and outstanding service. Traditional Lebanese menu, generous helpings and friendly service. Well with a visit!

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St. Helena, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We took out food for lunch. The pita bread was just delivered--and warm and wonderufl! They make the best hummus I've ever had. The babaganoush was delicious too! We had the chicken shawarma--flavorful and delicious but a little dry. We ordered a few shawarma sandwiches but liked making our own from the various dips and meats we bought. Disappointed in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5900 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-241-8681

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

The original restaurant of Lebanese Taverna, this recently renovated location is a local favorite. Lebanese Taverna serves authentic Middle Eastern fare in a casual yet stylish setting. The menu boasts over 25 appetizers and salads as well as a variety of grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish entrees. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, too. To complement your dining experience, choose from our award-winning wine list or specialty cocktails. The restaurant is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?