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Lebanese Taverna

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5900 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205
17032418681
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: The original location, opened in 1979, is a cozy family style restaurant...
The original location, opened in 1979, is a cozy family style restaurant known throughout the area for its friendly atmosphere and delicious food. "Uncle Joe" is a fixture in the Westover neighborhood and can be counted on to make everyone feel comfortable and at home with his hospitality.
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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    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
Great food, best hummus I've had.

Neat little place just off the Metro station in the Woodley Park neighborhood. The food was outstanding with a special kudos for the hummus. All of it was outstanding, fresh and flavorful. The hummus was easily some of the best I've had with even the "basic" variety being amazing. Try the hummus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Matt R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

I'm never disappointed at Lebanese Taverna. Great service and excellent food in a family setting. I can't go more than a few weeks without a visit!

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Thank Juan C
Lusby, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Everything was wonderful. From the time we were greeted to the time we left. Food served promptly and hot (or cold), depending on what you had. We had a late lunch (1:00), so no wait. No matter what you order, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Lorraine R
DC Metro area
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

On the appetizer menu, the watermelon with feta, mint and pistachio was unbelievable! And I was very pleasantly surprise by the spinach fat ayers in the trio- amazing, and I'm not a huge spinach fan.

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Thank Barbara V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Neat little place just off the Metro station in the Woodley Park neighborhood. The food was outstanding with a special kudos for the hummus. All of it was outstanding, fresh and flavorful. The hummus was easily some of the best I've had with even the "basic" variety being amazing. Try the hummus sampler and get a few varieties, both the... More 

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Thank Matt R
Port Orchard, Washington
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great service and quality food at a decent price. Nice choice of middle eastern dishes served quickly. Good happy hour menu and prices. Can be a bit loud but that is part of the fun..

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Thank K9dietz
Melbourne
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great restaurant and worth a visit. My hometown is Melbourne Australia which has some amazing and authentic Lebanese restaurants so I have been spoiled for fantastic cuisine and this was up there with the best. We had a booking so we were seated straight away. The wait staff are very attentive but never overbearing. We needed more time every time... More 

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Thank Hannie1976
Windsor, Canada
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

The food is not that bad but not that great either. Ordered the Traverna Platter with chicken ($14) and was surprised it came in a regular size square plate divided into four quadrants. This reminded me of those high school cafeteria plates with a 'sample' of chicken shawarma, basmati rice, hummas, house salad. The atmosphere is cozy. There are several... More 

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Thank CDNTraveler2013
Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Really good food and great service at a moderate price. I had a lamb shank that melted in the mouth and the best baklava I've ever had. My only warning is that the portions are large so be hungry when you go or be ready to take home a doggy bag.

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Thank Heather M
Boca Raton, Florida
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363 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The place is an unpretentious neighborhood establishment, attractive but nothing special. Until you eat the food. It is made of the freshest ingredients and is excellently prepared. Perfect for a date night, for families, or for anytime you want to enjoy first class Lebanese fare. We will make this our go to Lebanese restaurant in the Washington-Arlington area. Very good... More 

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Thank johncgore
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We (7 of us) ate dinner here last night. The group included 3 children and staff was most accommodating. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday and we were permitted to provided a home made cake which was served with a flourish. The prices are reasonable, the food is delicious and a little different and the service is very good.

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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: 17032418681

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, American, Lebanese, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The original location, opened in 1979, is a cozy family style restaurant known throughout the area for its friendly atmosphere and delicious food. "Uncle Joe" is a fixture in the Westover neighborhood and can be counted on to make everyone feel comfortable and at home with his hospitality.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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