Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria

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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
Lebanese Taverna creates an environment where good food is enjoyed in good company. Each restaurant is a "home away from home," even though the food and ambiance are from across the globe. Whether you are visiting for the first time, the twentieth, or have been coming to a Lebanese Taverna for over 35 years, you will feel welcomed and like a member of the family. The atmosphere is bustling and each of the restaurants has its own design and slightly different flavors. That is because the food is made fresh.
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anonymous
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our local restaurants we go to often (or order take out from more recently). This was our first time to eat in the restaurant since COVID, the food was excellent, my only comment is the wine list is now almost exclusively from Lebanon and we don't know many of their wines, so it's hard to choose a good wine from the list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Unfortunately we were very rushed to eat and get out... understand it is a week day, but as we say down at 7, were informed to order right away else the kitchen will close soon.. this happens 3-4 times. Very surprised their kitchen closed at 8. Ridiculous

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Mimsie
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate inside and there was plenty of room between tables to be comfortable. The food here is consistently good.

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LindaF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The shrimp kebob and the chicken curry were delicious! And I always enjoy the rice.

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Rightback15
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the Chef's Platter and Salmon Harra....both were excellent!

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LeneJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With Covid, the outdoor space is a god debt. The good is still excellent, so I'm definitely come back

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FairfaxRegular
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Socially distant outdoor seating. Great service. Nice break from eating at home. Great pomegranate martinis.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In late Sept 2020, my entire party—4 diners from 3 households—chose Lebanese Taverna as our first restaurant to go to since Covid-19 started in March 2020. It was definitely the right choice: they had great processes (plenty of hand sanitizer, tables distanced from each other, seating our party of 4 at a table for 6, menus that we accessed from our phones, etc.). I love the fresh pita and baba ghanoush. The mixed kebab platter was fantastic, as always, as was the red sangria. Our party hadn’t seen each other in many months, and we’re grateful to LT for providing this safe space for all of us to see each other.

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vipJohnCHarles
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your restaurant was fantastic. The service was prompt and polite. The food was first rate. Thanks.

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vipArlingtonian
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A small area under cover outside. The staff was very attentive and the food amazing, as usual.

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EMMPA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first Client outing in Nova and I will be back! Always great food and service. Looking forward to supporting this crew through the Fall and winter

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3Monkeys
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I reserved the table because I had relatives in town and because they have indoor dining. Not a fan of eating in a high foot traffic areas, listening/hearing traffic or sweating if the sun is shining or temperature high. In this case the dining room was the perfect choice it was shaded, comfortably cool mostly quiet with the exception of several young individuals with cars painted like school children's trapper/keepers and loud exhausts were demanding attention from the parking lot.

Now for the food. Have eaten in one or more of their restaurants for more than 15 years. I used to be a regular for lunch (once or twice a week) at the Taverna in Woodley Park, the food was always very good and the service was also ways excellent. In my experience this has always been the case regardless of which Taverna I've chosen whether it be lunch or dinner. I also often ate at the Taverna in Cherrydale as it was near my home. I'm now some 40 miles away and yet I still gravitate toward the Taverna's when on or around the
silly circle. I've never been disappointed, any one I've taken to a Taverna has ever been disappointed. The only thing that I missed eating at the Taverna in the Galleria was the aroma of the food being prepared. To me, its all part of the experience.

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vipBobFV
Tampa
113 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good social distancing - we felt safe, staff was maked, we got a nice table

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vipElizabeth
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite place to eat, we drive two hours just to go!

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vipLeilaS
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining, awesome food and friendly and kind service

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vipJosephineA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy eating here. I like the ambiance and the crowd. Service is on point and I always feel welcome. Menu is varied, but the kibbeh is my favourite!!!

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Basha
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great as usual. Lebanese Taverna and especially our server,Waheed, provide a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We had a reservation for over a week but when we arrived the table was not ready. They had to open a curtain to their back room and sat us - no plates, silverware, or water ready. Another table was being set at the same time for a group and that table was all prepared before the people arrived while we sat at an empty table. After our meal, which was really slow in coming, we sat for more than 20 min waiting for an offer of dessert, after dinner drinks, or the check. We live out of state but visit several times a year and always dine here. If this has been our first experience it would have been our last.

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vipLHK429
Washington DC
134 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The patio, which has been there for years and years, is a perfect way to experience the restaurant in our pandemic environment. The big surprise was how much everyone liked the hummus with ground meat. Add a Taverna salad, and that 's a great meal. The Chef's Platter with tastes of 9 or 10 different things is always a winner, because there's something for everyone. The only disappointment was that the chicken on the chicken kabob was dry. It didn't feel like quite the same, great dish that I remember getting over the years. There aren't that many good, sit-down restaurants for Mediterranean food in this area, and we keep coming back to Lebanese Taverna. It's a fave.

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Dottie
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The cauliflower appetiser was outstanding. Only had two choices for warm entree and the beef/lamb entree was a little tough & dry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always good here. We always get hummus and we especially like the special hummus with the beef and lamb on top.

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Basha
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lebanese Taverna is one of our favorite restaurants. Our server (Waheed) knows us so well that he says the drinks we each want and names the mezzas that we usually order. We ate outside because of the pandemic. The food is always great. My rating of the noise level was due to six or seven young women near us who appeared to be having a small wedding shower. They talked very loudly and giggled a lot.

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RosemaryC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. I have wanted to go to this restaurant for a long time. It did not disappoint me.

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vipJosephineA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy eating here. The food is very tasty, the staff attentive and eager to ensure you have a good experience, the location is perfect as you can shop or browse in the Galleria before or after your meal, and the cost is reasonable.

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vipMarS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful experience and felt very safe

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vipDiner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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viprich
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these trying times they handled us with their usual excellent level of service and safely within the COVID guidelines.

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Basha
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Lebanese Taverna and have been going there for many years. The food is excellent. The only reason I did not give them excellent for service is that a server brought out our humus and he had his mask on his chin. Since I just finished my treatment for cancer I try to be very careful where I go. I reported him to another server. The next time he came out he had the mask higher but not covering his nose. If he came near us again I was going to leave. This is the only time in all our visits that I have had a problem. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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DavidR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as always!!

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Deborah
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service during COVID, indoor/outdoor seating available. Food was delicious - as always!

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vipboaterbabe
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Everything was wonderful and food great. Thanks and hang in there.

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vipPhantom
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! There were 2 of us, and we got the two different sampler meals and shared them. Great way to try several different things.

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vipGerryN
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The bread & appetizers are the only items worth ordering. The mixed grill came out really dry & was served lukewarm - like it was let out to sit in the warmer for all day. I felt I could have gotten a much better meal at Moby Dicks or Darya’s Kabob for a fraction of the cost. Truly a disappointment.

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vipBeckyPJ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with fabulous food and attentive staff.

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Mimsie
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ate outside on their terrace. Very nice servers and good social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great! Drinks were good! I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and felt very comfortable with all of their safety measures due to Covid.

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vipDearDivorceCoach
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was very disappointed in the ambience, service and food at Lebanese Taverna. I ordered a shrimp kabob and the shrimp was dry and vegetables soggy. Even the rice pilaf was mediocre. I will not return.

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matthews
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall the food and service were very good. There was one disappointment however. I ordered the lamb kabobs and they were served with some type of seasoning that consisted of a small stem and leaves. I found myself going through the meat and removing this seasoning since I didn't want to eat stems that were rather firm and numerous. Also, I did not know what this seasoning was. Picking these stems off the meat was not enjoyable and reduced the enjoyment of what otherwise was a good experience.

JR
JuanR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have great food and the service was wonderful.

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Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 847-5244.

Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria is rated 4.5 stars by 1386 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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