Lebanese Taverna

Food & Drink
5900 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22205 5900 Washington Boulevard, Arlington Directions
Today 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Open All Hours
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Catering, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun-Mon
    11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Tue-Wed
    11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    Thu-Sat
    11:30 AM - 10:00 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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Report | 10 months ago
Great food. Very nice family owned and operated. Mom and pop started moons ago. Now all the kids are involved with the different restaurants. Love to see the growth. All thumbs up
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Report | 2 years 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!
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Report | 2 years ago
The food was very good. The ambience lovely. Convenient parking lot next to restaurant. All a plus, except our waiter, who left a lot to be desired.
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Report | 2 years ago
We have had take out from this restaurant many times. The food was really good.
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Report | 2 years 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!
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Report | 2 years ago
excellent service and food!
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Report | 2 years ago
Wheelchair accessible
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Report | 2 years ago
parking is difficult.
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Report | 2 years ago
The food was great, the service was very slow and we worried about parking adding up.
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Report | 2 years ago
Food & ambience is great! Always enjoyed dining here!
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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 cafés, 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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