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Review of Lebanese Taverna

Lebanese Taverna
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Ranked #8 of 945 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Army Navy Drive
Transit: Metro Pentagon City - blue and yellow lines
Description: Lebanese Taverna Pentagon Row offers a warm and vibrant dining atmosphere with the beauty of traditional Arabic features. The 80 seat outdoor cafe serves as the neighborhood gathering spot for outdoor summer concerts series and Ice Skating in the winter. Located in the center courtyard of Pentagon Row Shops by the ice rink.
Reviewed 14 April 2018

So everywhere I go, I like to TRY something new and ended up here. Very nice place. I tried the chicken semosa appetizers and they were amazing. Probably my favorite out of my dishes. Not too pricey but mid-range. Would definitely come here and try something different.

Thank mdizX
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Though this place off the beaten path it is exceptionally popular, I hesitate to recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet and serene dinner. They pack far more people than there should be into a too small a dining area and that is my main complaint. The reference to a bar is misleading as there are only 4 or so stools at the bar and good luck trying to get a drink as there is no dedicated bartender. The food was good but not spectacular. The place was jammed. The lamb was dry as was the rice on this occasion. We went around 6:00pm and it was hard to breath. They need to expand. Had the lamb kabob and the Sharhat - both were satisfying but the Hommus was to die for. Our server, Mohammed, was superb considering how many tables he had to deal with. Perhaps this night they were understaffed but the service was cordial and efficient. We spent over $100.00 for two people with 1 drink each

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Thank TonyK300
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Lebanese Taverna is our favorite area restaurant, and we have been to almost all their restaurants in the area over the last 25+ years. But the one in Arlington is the original, and last night they proved they are the best. As always, we had the lamb/beef shawarma. This time there was a twist--they had a different kind of pita, harder, that managed to avoid the mess you usually have. It kept the taste, but it also kept the food inside the bread! Good work! And the kibbeh, as always, was absolutely perfect. Same for the hummus. Couldn't be better. And we talked about the dessert (baklava and ice cream) all the way home. The manager, Victor, came over to chat with us, as he does with all customers, and our waiter was like a favorite uncle. Impossible to improve on.

We have one problem: there is no Lebanese Taverna where we live, in Frederick Maryland. Please, please open one there. I'll even tell you where: Market Square, a new shopping center in the north, which is a growing, upscale area, where a lot of people who appreciate this type of food live. Lebanese Taverna would be a big success there.

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Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We have eaten at Lebanese Taverna a number of times over the past couple of years. Most recently we were back in the area on a quick visit and at the last minute our original plans didn't work out so I hopped on Open Table and made a reservation for Lebanese Taverna. We were eating with 3 little kids who were mildly-cranky as it was getting late, and even though our Open Table reservation had been for a bar table the staff at the restaurant got us into a booth table that was more than sufficient.

On that note, the "bar tables" are just as nice, comfortable and ambient. They are just on the other side of the restaurant.

The service here is fantastic and attentive. They are a happy group of people, who are friendly and warm (especially toward the kids... thanks for that!).

The ambience here is one that would work for a couple, a work dinner, or a family. It's not a loud restaurant and it somehow is set up so that each party has a measure of privacy and doesn't seem all thrown together in a crowded room.

The food is SO SO SO DELICIOUS. My favorites- the lentil soup and the artichokes, but they also do great dolmades and hummus. Everything we have ever eaten here has been great.

Visit Lebanese Taverna- you won't be disappointed.

Side note: the location of this restaurant is also a positive. There is a parking garage nearby as well as a metro stop. Plenty of shops and area to walk around in and a safe neighborhood.

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Thank Lindsay M
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great Lebanese restaurant that is still family owned. Terrific food at a fair price. Great atmosphere, very attentive wait staff. We frequent this restaurant and have never been disappointed.

Thank DebnChuck
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