Lebanese Taverna Cafes

Middle Eastern
933 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20910 933 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Open All Hours
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When you're in the mood for something fresh and new, peruse the menu at Lebanese Taverna Cafe in Silver Spring and find out what all the fuss is about. Getting your food to go is also an option.

About this Business

  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Mon-Thu
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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Report | 10 months ago
Chicken was good!
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Report | 2 years ago
Wait-staff description of entrée item was not accurate and I had to return it for another choice. Chicken pieces were not pieces but dry shreds; all was "swimming" in a warm sauce which I later found out was yogurt and the pita chips were soggy in the sauce. The menu said nothing about a sauce. Appetizer and dessert were delicious.
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Report | 2 years ago
We were very impressed with the Bethesda Lebanese Taverna, lovely space and decor and excellent foods.
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Report | 2 years ago
The service wasn't the greatest but the food was good.
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Report | 2 years ago
We had a great experience. Our waiter was most pleasant and the food was plentiful and delicious!
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Report | 2 years ago
good Lebanese food
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Report | 2 years ago
The bread was cold. The food didn't taste very well. We had better experience at another lebanese restaurant. Ladies' room were awful!
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Report | 2 years ago
Awesome.
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Great vegetarian options and great mezza.
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Lovely good and 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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