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Lebanese Taverna

2641 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522
+1 202-265-8681
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2641 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone is friendly, service is great. The food is so fresh, prepared wonderfully, and great choices. Reasonably priced.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank airbrat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a friend and really enjoyed it--we split three appetizers and had drinks, all for under $50, which is pretty good for the amount of food we received. The hummus was flavorful and creamy and the accompanying bread was puffy and delicious. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Mezza is filling, you can just order small dishes Tapas style and you will get full. good Lebanese cuisine and most of all is freshly baked bread, that you cannot find anywhere else. a bit pricey but its DC after all

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nmbt211
Reviewed 13 November 2018

We had a very nice weekend evening with our friends! The food is excellent, very tasty with vegetarian options as well. The price is reasonable, and service very good. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Liliana B
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We usually visit Lebanese Taverna at least once every trip we take to DC. We like to go mid afternoon when it's quiet. This time, dining twice, we enjoyed Kalamar (calamari), Taverna Jibne, Bronzino/Shrimp and Chicken Farrouj. Our waiter was very helpful the day we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ron-Dianne
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I have previously eaten here when I visit DC, and at w ov their other locations and have never been disappointed (I cannot say that of the Lebanese food in the Bay area or other parts of the US). Very few Arab restaurants have survived...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Samrah A
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Went there for lunch. It was very busy. The service was quick but the food was average. If it is convenient, it is safe bet for lunch but I would not go out of my way to eat there.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kirk47
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Bad food- poor service. Waitperson screwed up- got us lamb/beef shawerma instead of chicken (not a big deal. But also forgot our Mujjadara- which when it cam out was cold and mush. Would not recc.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We had the good fortune to visit this charming restaurant about 30 years ago on our first visit to Washington D.C. At the time, my husband and I marveled at how tasty the food was. It seemed better to us than the Lebanese food we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank holly w
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We ate outside and no sooner than we sat down ice water came. Then we moved table to sit in sum. Immediately our waiter helped us. The appetizer hummus was enough for three and was served with warm homemade pitas. The combo platters on the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank broadcreek
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10 October 2017|
Response from randylee223 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that they claim to be halal, so I would assume not. Best thing is to call them, and ask.
10 October 2017|
Response from PlatinumHoney | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately it is Middle Eastern style food, but it is not halal.
23 April 2015|
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Response from ChristineR_mi | Reviewed this property |
Actually, I think you need to call ahead and check. We were dining with someone who was vegan, and someone who needed gluten free. Vegan was no problem, but gluten free was more difficult, because some of the sauces and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2641 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522
    (Calvert Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Red line - Woodley Park
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-8681
Come see our new look with a contemporary feel in a refined setting with subtle touches of a Lebanese home. We've added seats to the bar and a new lounge too! Still great for groups of all sizes and the private room now seats 56 people. Located in walking distance from the Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels and directly across the street from the Woodley Park Metro station, our DC location is ideal for corporate and social events. Validated self-parking is also available in the garage directly behind the restaurant. The Cedar Room accommodates up to 60 people for a private seated event and 40 people for a standing reception. For smaller affairs, the room can be offered as a semi privately as well. The main dining room is also available for larger parties.
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