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“Best in town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lebanese Taverna

Lebanese Taverna
5900 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205
703-241-8681
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Ranked #12 of 676 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $30 - $30
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.
1 review
“Best in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Very kid friendly servers . It was really crowded but they gave us beautiful table enjoyed our meal and turkish coffee by turkish lady was awesome. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Tasty Food, Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Excellent bread made on premise, and love the garlic sauce. Shrimp entree and salmon entree were good and tasty. Can't say the noisy couple with two children were a great addition to the experience, but the restaurant cannot be responsible for this. I will go back and hope for a quieter experience, sans naughty little girl.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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206 reviews 206 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“A Tasty Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you’re looking for a flavorful meal, try Lebanese. And, if you’re going to try Lebanese, go to Lebanese Taverna Restaurant in Arlington. The food has a unique blend of Middle Eastern spices that make this a great cuisine. Cumin, coriander and cardamom are just some of the possibilities
Like me, try the sampler to immerse yourself in a variety of dishes. For $13 at lunch you can experiment. It starts with the fresh hot bread. Bread that comes in handy to make your own “hot pocket”
The service was great and the aroma is mouth watering. The prices are moderate. Give yourself time for dessert.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“the one at pentagon row”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

we have always liked this restaurant their food is great and they give you great size portions for everyone to share their hummus is great I make it and normally I do not eat it out but their's is good

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“An Old Favorite Rediscovered”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

An Old Favorite Rediscovered

For some reason we’ve not visited the Lebanese Taverna in the Westover area for quite some time. Last week we were scouting our thoughts for a place to go for dinner and this old favorite popped into our heads. When we arrived we were greeted into the restaurant and seated immediately. The tables were tight and the place was hoppin’, but our waiter was at our table instantly and before we knew it, we were enjoying delicious martinis of two different flavors with our Baba ghanouj appetizer and complimentary fresh/hot pita bread. The restaurant’s decor has changed since our last visit, another lovely revision that exudes a warm atmosphere in a small space. Even though it was a full house when we arrived, we were able to have a nice conversation. We ordered the lamb Fatteh that was generous and the taste sensation we remembered. A serving of Tabouleh and a glass of Malbec rounded out the meal. We were too full for dessert, but our waiter surprised us with a complimentary dessert to take home. It was a delightful evening. We are putting this lovely neighborhood gem back on our top 10 list.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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