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“Great service and food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lebanese Taverna

Lebanese Taverna
Ranked #35 of 840 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: The original location, opened in 1979, is a cozy family style restaurant known throughout the area for its friendly atmosphere and delicious food. "Uncle Joe" is a fixture in the Westover neighborhood and can be counted on to make everyone feel comfortable and at home with his hospitality.
Tampa, Florida
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great service and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We ate here twice while visiting the area. The food was flavorful and ample portions at an affordable price. The restaurant and bathroom were very clean. The service was excellent and prompt.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank ResortMike
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Falls Church, Virginia
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140 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“An Institution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It has been many years since I've eaten in the Arlington location of the Lebanese Taverna. It was a restaurant that could always be counted on to provide an authentic Lebanese mean at a typical Lebanese restaurant. Much has changed. The decor is nice, but not particularly "Lebanese." The service is terrific, much improved! Those typical Lebanese dishes are still to be found in the appetizers and some of the main dishes, but there are others which have a more modern sensibility. Perhaps it just reflects changes in Lebanese cuisine, but I couldn't help but feel a little disappointed. That said, everything I had was delicious a well prepared. The shankleesh, a spiced feta cheese speciality, had perhaps a bit too much chili pepper in it, but the taverna platter with lamb/beef shawarma, hummus, rice and salad was just fine. It is nice place and worth a visit. But I missed the old menu!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Beleriand
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Fairfax, Virginia
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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Warm and Savory”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

You do not need to be adventurous to enjoy flavors of the Lebanese Taverna. We first ate there in the 1980's and still enjoy the freshly baked bread, hummus and savory dishes. Family owned and run, they take pride in their service.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Marcia2424
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Hawaii
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good place on Restaurant Row”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My wife and I had a very good meal here and the service was excellent. My wife ordered the Chef's Platter and I had the Taverna Platter so we could share and sample many different dishes. Everything was great - flavorful without being too spicy. The accompanying bread was also very good and a second basketful was given happily.

The two entrees plus 2 glasses of wine and one parsley/lime freska was $66.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Mauigirl808
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Arlington, Virginia
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lebanese Taverna Pentagon Row”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I had not been to a Lebanese place before, so this was a first. I was greeted warmly at the door. Wanted to sit outside, but it was filled and a waiting list, so chose inside. Ordered a white wine and a combination sampler dish with lamb. The lamb was good, hummus was great, rice was so so, and vegetable combination was OK. The bread served with the meal was outstanding. Quantity was small. Very pricey!! For the combo plate and two glasses of wine, almost $40. I might try it again and get a meal. The price is a set back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Michael L
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