Lebanese Taverna Restaurant

Food & Drink
7141 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814 7141 Arlington Rd., Bethesda Directions
Today 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Closed All Hours
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon-Sat
    11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
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Report | 2 years ago
Great food!
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Report | 2 years ago
Many good Lebanese dishes to choose from.
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Report | 3 years ago
Great food and service
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Report | 3 years ago
Very child friendly and always good food!
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Report | 3 years ago
Great service and ambiance. Food? Not so great tonight!
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Report | 3 years ago
Excellent!
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Report | 3 years ago
We dined at 8:30 on a Saturday night. Food was great but service not. Our waiter was not attentive and never stopped by our table to ask us how everything was. Food took a very long time to get to our table. But once we got it was delicious.
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Report | 3 years ago
The garlic hummus & fresh home-made pita are delicious. Beautiful atmosphere as well.
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Report | 3 years ago
The meat is a bit too tough.
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Report | 3 years ago
Order the fish! Fabulous!
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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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Sun
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon-Sat
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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