Lebanese Taverna

Middle Eastern
2641 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008 2641 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington Directions
Today 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Open All Hours
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93% of 307 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, American
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun-Thu
    11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, American
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • 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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Report | a year ago
Wonderful experience. The wait staff is very nice, polite and efficient. The foods are tasty and well presented. The location is convenient with underground public parking.
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Report | a year ago
Good hummus. Butter aromas
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Report | a year ago
Food was great, good service.
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Report | a year ago
Terrific food and great service, I liked this restaurant more than the Lebanese Taverna in Woodley Park because it was quieter and not so crowded.
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Report | 2 years ago
The garlic hummus is amazing!
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Report | 2 years ago
We loved it we're planing to go again the food was excellent!!
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Report | 2 years ago
Get the chef platter to share
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Report | 2 years ago
Good service and the food was very good also. We ordered the Taverna salad to start and then chose several small plates (mezze) to share at the table. All we delicious as was the wine.
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Report | 2 years ago
The past few times I have gone, my dinner companion and I have always made a dinner of the Mezes (appetizers). With the flatbread they provide, a bunch of mezes split in two is super filling! And, this way, you get to try a bunch of different things! Be careful though, service tends to be a little slow regardless if its a Saturday lunch or a Tuesday dinner. Order all the mezes at once, and reorder flat bread (if you want more) way before you run out.
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Report | 2 years ago
Fattah is great!
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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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