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Lebanese Taverna has a treat for you!
Happy Hour
Monday - Friday
$4 Miller Lite
$4 Heineken
$4 Lebanese White Pizza
$4 Falafel
$4 Seasoned Fries
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$4 Miller Lite
$4 Heineken
$4 Lebanese White Pizza
$4 Falafel
$4 Seasoned Fries
$4 Manakish Zaatar
$4 Roasted Olives
$5 Taverna Signature Cocktails
$5 Wine by the Glass
$5 Draft Beer
$5 Fatayer Trio
$5 Shawarma Sliders
$5 Artichokes
$6 Rail Drinks
$6 Endless Hummus
$6 Baba Ghanoush
$6 Maanek
$6 Kibbeh

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About this business

  • Cuisine
    Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Catering, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
    lebanesetaverna.com
  • Price
    $$$$$
  • Hours
    Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Tue-Thu 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Fri 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Sat 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Cuisine
    Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Catering, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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yashashree t.
Verified
Report | 5 months ago
Chicken sharwma is the best !!
Johnathan S.
Verified
Report | 6 months ago
Great food
Michele C.
Verified
Report | 6 months ago
The menu is unique & varied & satisfies all tastes; my party had a vegetarian, a meat lover & an adventure eater! The service was OUTSTANDING. Except that I live out of the area, I would dine here on a regular basis!
Billy W.
Verified
Report | 6 months ago
Hummus trip and chicken kabobs were excellent!
Heather F.
Verified
Report | 8 months ago
The sampler plates where wonderful and allowed us to explore the various offerings. It is a little more pricey than some of the other Lebanese restaurants around the area, but really good food!
Todd B.
Verified
Report | 10 months ago
Get chefs platter to share as a starter.
Rosemary C.
Verified
Report | a year ago
Wheelchair accessible
Paul S.
Verified
Report | a year ago
Fantastic place, but can get busy on weekended.
Dien V.
Verified
Report | a year ago
Good selection of vegetarian dishes.
Juliette B.
Verified
Report | a year ago
Parkings limited
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From Our Editors

In the dead of night in 1976, the Abi-Najm family boarded a cargo ship bringing only what they could carry; an escape from Civil War in Lebanon called for a quick getaway. They traveled across the ocean to safety in Arlington, Virginia, where they were able to open a small cafe in 1979. To save money, they changed the eatery?s name from ?Athenian Taverna? to ?Lebanese Taverna? so that they only had to update one word on the eatery?s marquee.

From these modest beginnings grew a series of eateries that today comprises of six cafes and four quick-service caf?s, all still operated by the Abi-Najm clan. One look at the menu explains the success: chicken shawarma, spicy hummus, lamb tartare?all Lebanese staples that helped the restaurant earn a spot on Northern Virginia magazine's list of 25 Iconic Eats. There's even kibbeh, or stuffed meatballs, which blend ground beef, lamb, almonds, and pine nuts into fried spheres suitable for felling miniature bowling pins on top of the table before entrees arrive. The decor is as striking as the cuisine; inside the Bethesda location, light filters through the colored glass lanterns that decorate the dining room.

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