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“GF friendly and *delicious*”
Review of Lebanese Taverna

Lebanese Taverna
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Ranked #28 of 3,283 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Calvert Street
Transit: Metro Red line - Woodley Park
Description: Come see our new look with a contemporary feel in a refined setting with subtle touches of a Lebanese home. We've added seats to the bar and a new lounge too! Still great for groups of all sizes and the private room now seats 56 people. Located in walking distance from the Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels and directly across the street from the Woodley Park Metro station, our DC location is ideal for corporate and social events. Validated self-parking is also available in the garage directly behind the restaurant. The Cedar Room accommodates up to 60 people for a private seated event and 40 people for a standing reception. For smaller affairs, the room can be offered as a semi privately as well. The main dining room is also available for larger parties.
Reviewed May 6, 2013

great GF menu! Automatically bring GF rice crackers as accompaniment... chicken schwarma - a bit salty, lamb/beef schwarma was better; lentil soup is amazing balance with lentils, lemon, *big*; portions overall are substantial, flavor flavor flavor! lemon, cloves, cinnamon, pepper...so good! Red sangria is on the sweet side but with the other spices is went really really well; braised lamb was tender, the accompanying dolmas were piping hot. Spiced rice is amazing; cardamom, cinnamon, pine nuts...but not sweet or hot-pepper hot, but just wonderful! Inside the restaurant was noisy with chatter; I asked to be reseated once due to a additional periodic high-pitched alarm from the kitchen when I was sitting near it (it's an open kitchen) which made it very difficult to work/read. Outside was nicer/quieter if available. Staff was wonderful, accomodating (see reseating above)...I wish this place would come out with a cookbook...

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had been before the restaurant was renovated. We love the look of the redesigned space! All of our food was delicious, and the portions were generous. The bread is irresistible. There was an energetic crowd and we received great service!

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

The sampler here is wonderful. Many little tastes of Lebanon that add up to a fine meal. I make this my first stop when I come to DC. They recently remodeled, which I suppose was overdue. It is certainly light and airy now. But I miss the more ethnic feel of the older restaurant. Food is still excellent, but the atmosphere is not as special as it used to be.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Good Lebanese food; excellent service. would recommend Schwarma chicken; busy on Friday evening but still was seated within 10 minutes

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Amidst a modern and comfortable restaurant, the food unfortunately falls a little short. I had lamb, which was tough and flavorless. Service was good, but a little confused at times.

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