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Lebanese Taverna

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115 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850 115 Gibbs Street, Rockville Directions

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Best food in town, at any price.
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food was good
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i wanted the rotissarie chicken breast platter. However, the night i went in they ran out of it. I did have the chicken kabob, that was very good.
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Food is generally decent, good quality for Mediterranean staples, but the wait for your food to be ready at the Rockville Pike location is silly...often 20-25 minutes for what is supposed to be a fast-casual cafe.
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Food is always fantastic, every time! Great chicken shawarma, hummus and nan (Anna's Platter). Try it, you won't be disappointed........
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The food was really good however the service was terrible. I will take it to go next time around
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They don't give enough sauces with meal. If we ask them sauce,they give attitude.
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Dry chicken, bland tzatziki, and mediocre service. Will not return
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Good food and restauarant is generally clean.
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The chicken shwarma platter with hummus was delicious! Very fresh, well-seasoned food and I liked the small side salad that came with the sandwich.
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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 restaurant 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 restaurants 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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