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Reviewed October 29, 2015
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What You'll Get
Dining out can be a great change of atmosphere, especially if you're used to eating your meals hastily in an unguarded meat locker. Have a seat with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $12 for two Groupons, each redeemable for $10 worth of Lebanese cuisine ($20 total value)
- $24 for two Groupons, each redeemable for $20 worth of Lebanese cuisine for lunch for two ($40 total value)
- $60 for $100 towards catering
- Click to view the menu and catering menu. This deal is valid at cafe locations only.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 2, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Pre-order required for catering at least 48 hours in advance. Not valid for delivery. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Subject to availability. Valid only at listed cafe locations. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Lebanese Taverna
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.