Lebanese Taverna Cafes

Middle Eastern
1605 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 1605 Rockville Pike, Rockville Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Open All Hours
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91% of 246 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Lebanese, Cafe, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Deli
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Mon-Thu
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Lebanese, Cafe, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Deli
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    No
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Kids Menu
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
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Tips

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73 Tips
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Report | 2 years ago
All the food was terrific: I had the lamb & it was cooked perfectly. The service was good, but not great.
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Report | 2 years ago
very nice ambiance and staff.
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Report | 2 years ago
The lamb shank was not good, very fatty and bland. The Kibbeh and lamb kabob were very good.
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Report | 2 years ago
Excellent service and food.
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Report | 2 years ago
We love their food. We always purchased Groupon deal whenever we go to Labenese :-)
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Report | 2 years ago
good deal and excellent food
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Report | 2 years ago
Best hummus ever!
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Report | 2 years ago
In the chicken and lamb kabab, that we ordered both the meat and the vegetables were burned. The tabuli salad consisted mainly of parsley with no detectable bulgur. The pitas dried out within a few minutes. In all a very disappointing meal.
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Report | 2 years ago
Great food. Park in the garage next to the resturant - Lebanese Taverna will give you $2.00 toward parking.
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Report | 2 years ago
Delicious food, great service.
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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
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mon-Thu
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri-Sat
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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