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Lebanese Taverna

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5900 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205
703-241-8681
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11:30 am - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations
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
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 15
    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
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2014
MsK48979
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North Carolina
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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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Key West, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I were visiting relatives in Arlington and, rather than go in, ordered a carry out. I can't properly name the dishes in Lebanese , but we had a wonderful sampling of dishes: lamb, a beef & pork, babakanuch, a salad & a spicy humus. Although we missed the restaurants stimulating atmosphere, having their food at home worked... More 

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Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is the original location for this 5-6 location DC restaurant. The food is very good and the staff is helpful and charming. It is a neighborhood place and one can drop in without a reservation and still hope to be seated in 10-15 minutes. Rare indeed.

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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, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

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

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