Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row

4.7
930 Reviews
$30 and under
Middle Eastern
Located in Pentagon Row, Lebanese Taverna serves authentic Middle Eastern fare in a casual yet stylish setting. The menu boasts over 25 appetizers and salads as well as a variety of grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish entrees. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, too. To complement your dining experience, choose from our award-winning wine list or specialty cocktails. The restaurant is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes.
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vipmargog
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Consistently good fir casual everyday dining

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Keirsten
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pentagon Row Lebanese Taverna is one of my favorite restaurants. The ambience is relaxing and beautiful, the food is always outstanding, and the service is wonderful. The tables are spaced out nicely so you won't be too close to anyone if you choose to dine in!

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MaxDoumit
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Using the app, we picked outdoor seating, unfortunately the outdoor area was closed. The host instead opened up a small section of the glass door, and placed out table outside to accommodate the dog we had with us. They went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and enjoyed our visit. Food was outstanding as usual. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!

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ElizabethP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good as always, service was slipshod, and the biggest problem was I reserved outdoor seating but because they ran out of propane there was no outdoor seating offered. They should have emailed to let me know and I would have cancelled and rebooked elsewhere.

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KimberlieM
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not actually go to this location - though I imagine the experience is the same - we went to the one in Arlington and it is just sooooo delicious. I haven't lived in the area for 20 years and just had to come back when I was visiting last week. We had the sampler of hummus, taziki, beef with pomegranate shawarma, falefals and even more and everything was fresh, presentation beautiful and so tasty - definitely glad that I visited and look forward to my next trip to DC because I'm going back!

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CarolA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dining here. Good food, good service. Plan to dine there again.

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SteveN
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A lovely place to celebrate a loved ones retirement.

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Dave
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Distance between tables was good. Great food as always.

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PeterM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited menu because of COVID-19. Good food, clean & great service. Will definitely go there again. Good value for the money. Their bread and humus are the best!!!

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vipjosannal
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was horrible !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The service was incredibly slow and inattentive. Food was delicious as always!

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SaraC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and I appreciated the ability to eat outside.

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vipyumcha
Washington DC
133 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Asked twice and waited 30 minutes for a basket of bread, food itself is good but dressing for chicken shawarma salad wasn’t very good . Very slow and bad service at this location but convenient location afterwork. No military discount was disappointing.

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Chris1959
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first excursion out sine February. It was perfect. I felt safe, the staff was wonderful and the food excellent as always.

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JuanitaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food! Outside seating was great as well.

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DavidH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent and this remains one of our favorite restaurants in the DC Metro area!

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vipAnnL
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

They have a nice outdoor dining area set up. Waiter was very friendly and attentive. Food was very good. Overall a very pleasant experience. We recommend!

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vipNoVaFoodie
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Excellent food under the pergola-patio at Pentagon Row. Staff was properly masked but did not appear to use any special protocols for removing plates from the table. Menus were not disposable—normal plastic covered menus, no evidence that they were sanitized between uses. Service was lackluster and intermittent at best. Patio was not crowded. Gentle breeze made it quite pleasant.

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DavidH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of both the food and service was outstanding! Will definitely be returning in the near future.

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StephanieK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and food was absolutely AMAZING. Waiters were great and very friendly. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to some great dishes.

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vipAngelika
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice, safe, socially distanced Thursday night dinner! Very conscientious staff who still provided great service and food.

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StephanieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome fresh Mediterranean food with great service. Food is authentic, very courteous service, and prices reasonable. Highly recommended.

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GerryT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service, small problem with our food and the service and management went out of their way to fix it and make sure our experience was the best!! I really appreciated it

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GaryQ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A convenient stop on the way to drop passengers at DCA. Food and service were excellent. Very well suited for my Son's food allergies and his girlfriend's vegan-ish diet.

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StephanieM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was good. We at first were put at a table that was in front of a window with the sun coming in. We asked to be moved after five minutes as it was uncomfortable and they accommodated us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Valentine’s Day menu which came with FOUR courses. The first two were small plates followed by entree then dessert—by the time the entree arrived we were already nearly full which made for excellent leftovers. Service staff was attentive and professional. I am not surprised by my experience at LT because it has been the same level of quality over the many years I have been eating there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our family’s go to favorites whether it’s a special occasion or a Tuesday night.

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vipStephenL
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection and great appetizer platter!

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Theresa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Excellent menu but wine choices by the glass were poor. Restaurant has become very noisy.

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LauraC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. Each time better than the next. We were five people on this evening and each of us loved it

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vipIntelqubed
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I really needed a great Lebanese Taverna visit. Love the tapas, and needed the garlic infusion! We sat at the bar and it was good. It is definitely a great flavor profile and the variety of tapas is great. Will go back to Lebanese Taverna again.

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Teresa
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away at a table by the window that was very nice. Our server was very good and made wine and food recommendations for us. We went with friends and never felt rushed so that was very nice. This is a good place to meet friends, order drinks, appetizers, food and have a very relaxed and nice evening out. All of us enjoyed our wine, appetizers, and entrees. The parking is easy also which I like. Just park underneath Pentagon Row and it is just a few dollars for the night. Good food, good atmosphere, and easy parking.

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amore
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed our meal, except that the baba ghanoush was very salty.

TM
TeresaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food wasn't up to par on this visit. Good but not a wow like the previous visit.

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sarahn
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Lebanese Taverna was our go to favorite for 20+ years, but Friday night was blah. Service was slow/bad, drinks were not good, food just was not what it used to be. Food was blah.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and terrific food! And not to noisy like many others -just the right atmosphere to catch up with friends over wine and delicious small bites.

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lovedit
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for couple or family gathering. Superb service.

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TobaccoFarmGirl
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Northern Virginia. I moved away in 2017 and was back for a visit with one criteria, that we go to Lebanese Taverna for dinner. Everyone agreed that the experience was all that I'd promised.

AJ
vipAJFoodie
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I honestly don't think there's a better place to eat in the DC area!!

FAQs

Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 415-8681.

Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row is rated 4.7 stars by 930 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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