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5900 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205
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Ranked #15 of 697 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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.
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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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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Alexandria, VA
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610 reviews 610 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Lebanese Taverna is celebrating its 35 anniversary this year. It is clearly a family operation from the front room to the kitchen with a special touch evident in all of their dishes. Start with one of seven humus dishes, served with homemade bread, and take time to enjoy a glass of beer or wine and review the expansive menu. The... More 

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Long Island, NY
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have eaten in this location previously and in their restaurant in the Adams Morgan district. Excellent quality, reasonable prices and the Arlington location is quieter and more roomy than the other. This trip, ordered food to go at 930, a half an hour away from kitchen closing time. I was beginning to think they sent out for it, two... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is excellent. Very good food. The hummus is excellent and the bread is excellent. The schwarma is excellent. I would go back.

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Tanios Abi-Najm, who owns this restaurant chain (a mini one, but still a chain) tells a good story on the menu. It makes you smile to read that he and his newly-immigrant Lebanese family could only afford to change one half of the name of the restaurant they bought. So the Athenian Taverna became 'Lebanese Taverna'. And that was that.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We found this restaurant in pentagon row which a hip, trendy location in itself. My kids are 4 and 6 and we gave them the option to pick which of the restaurants in the plaza to visit. They choose Lebanese bc they loved the attention they got just from reading the menu at the front door. The service was superior... More 

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South Padre Island, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Delicious! Everything! We were really hungry and they had lots of selections, warmed things that you wanted to eat immediately, and were helpful and friendly. There I a festival coming up - celebrating all things Lebanese. I wish we could visit again that soon ~

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Additional Information about Lebanese Taverna

Address: 5900 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205
Phone Number: 703-241-8681
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian

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