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Lebanese Taverna

5900 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-2910
+1 703-241-8681
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (47 reviews)
“shawarma” (17 reviews)
“lamb” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
5900 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-2910
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hummus was quite good and I also had the best lamb kafta in a while. The service excellent. The atmosphere is also very Lebanese.

Thank syan0vich
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us and sharing your review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's always a pleasure to dine at the Lebanese Taverna in Westover. The day we went, the service was a bit slow compared to the dozen or so other times I've been there. Perhaps someone was out for lunch service. We were not in a...More

Thank CSfromFC
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for continuing to dine with us!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is the original Lebanese Taverna, in the Westover section of Arlington, Virginia where we go when we have a hankering for authentic Lebanese food. I'm giving the original restaurant only three stars instead of five because its carryout off Lee Highway in zipcode 22207...More

Thank NavyJunior
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review. We would like to know more about your experience. Feel free to privately message the page with your contact information if you are interested in giving further feedback about your visit.

Reviewed 4 February 2017

We had an outstanding meal for two on our recent visit. We shared a classic traditional hommus with wonderful warm bread. I was hoping for a schwarma, which was not available, but the recommended lamb kabob was perhaps the best I've had outside of the...More

Thank tjphilly
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you dined with us. Thank you for sharing your experience!

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My husband & I met here on a blind date 20 years ago. The quality of the food & service have never disappointed us. My favorite is the Kibbeh & Lamb Fetteh. He loves their lamb anything, but especially the kebab. In all this time...More

Thank abrightrn
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this review

We are so glad that you are still joining us 20 years later! Thank you for your years of support and we will see you again soon!

Reviewed 29 December 2016

We went here at the beginning of dinner hour on a Thursday evening to celebrate our anniversary and we were disappointed. There were other diners, but not too busy. It took a while to get menus, then our drink order and then to finally order....More

Thank Marcia74
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your dining experience. We are sorry to hear about your visit and appreciate your review. We will be sure to share your experience with our team.

Reviewed 7 December 2016

Lebanese Taverna is a staple in Washington Dc. It's our goto place. We love the appetizer platter and the kids always want an extra order of the tzatziki. My daughter loves the lamb shank - well of all of us love it. The dining room...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We look forward to having you back!

Reviewed 19 November 2016

The restaurant is located across from the Westover Market and post office off Washington Blvd and is nestled in with several other really good family owned eateries. We walked in just before the usual dinner hours for some good food and we weren't disappointed. We...More

Thank J D
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review and sharing your experience. The Westover location is our original location of 6 restaurants. We hope to see you again and try the Chef’s Platter!

Reviewed 2 November 2016

I've been going to this location for decades, but it had been a long time, so I was really looking to celebrating my child's birthday there. We arrived at 6:50 for our 7:00 reservation. seated somewhat promptly, ordered apps (spanakopita and calamari. calamari was ok;...More

Thank Beth G
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing this special occasion with us. We are disappointed to hear about your experience and appreciate your years of loyalty. Please feel free to privately message the page with your contact information so that we may reach out to you.

Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We live nearby Lebanese Taverna and like to order take out from there. I love the falafel sandwich. My husbands favorite is shawarma. Hands down, they make THE BEST garlic hummus ever. The accompanying fresh pita bread is divine. Sometimes we just want to make...More

Thank sojourner68
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and support! We are always happy to hear from long time guests and want to provide excellent service as we have done in the past. Your feedback is appreciated and we look forward to your next take out order!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5900 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-2910
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-241-8681
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Description
The original location, opened in 1979, is a cozy family style restaurant known throughout the area for its friendly atmosphere and delicious food. "Uncle Joe" is a fixture in the Westover neighborhood and can be counted on to make everyone feel comfortable and at home with his hospitality.