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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 - 9:00 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: 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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Good for:
Casual Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 66
    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
Most recent review
A family tradition

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
bchapnick
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ARLINGTON VA
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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ARLINGTON VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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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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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695 reviews 695 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?