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Lebanese Taverna

7141 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-2908
+1 301-951-8681
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“hummus” (30 reviews)
“lamb” (26 reviews)
“kibbeh” (6 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
7141 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-2908
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Palatial space and pretty empty on our visit. Food was expensive for what we ordered. Odd pita bread was thin and almost crisp with no flavor. Not what I am used to eating in Brooklyn Middle Eastern Restaurants and bakeries. Must be a Bethesda thing....More

Thank jknows
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Came here for a mini family reunion, with about 25 people in total and the staff handled it like champs. The setup had plenty of room for all of us and the appetizers, platters and desserts came out efficiently. Don't miss the hommus and baba...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Excellent food and service. We had both Sampler plates. Each had different type of vegetables and meat. Platters came with hummus, chic peas, falafel, lamb, and beef. The naan bread was very good with basil & olive oil as a dip. Highly recommend without any...More

Thank Yardman71
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had a large group dinner with many shared dishes recently at this restaurant. Service was a little slow although we had a very large group. The wine list includes several Lebanese wines but sadly those that we tried were far from inspiring (and I...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

If you into lamb this is the place to go. Traditional dishes, great hor'doerves and service is the hallmark of the L T.

Thank Fotini E
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

A group of friends has been eating here every month. Gradually, the food has gotten worse---to the point that one person had to send back her entree because it was cold! And the service is sooooooo slooooow. And my waiter made a big point of...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Lebanse Taverna is important for the area as the original place and now the family of restaurants sets the standard for good arabic food in our area. I visited Lebanese Taverna for a late Thursday night dinner with a friend. The place overall seemed worn...More

Thank TheMcLeanVAFive
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your input as we always look to make sure we deliver the best quality food and will want to share this with our team.

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Went on a week day for a dinner Liked food and nice service. It is relatively inexpensive for Bethesda.

Thank LashikB
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks for joining us!

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the restaurant for bethesda row restaurant week. Our server was very helpful and although we ended up not doing the three course meal the food was quite adequate.

Thank susan r
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

We appreciate your review!

Reviewed 9 April 2017

After one earlier visit last year October, we reserved a table at the Libanese taverna. And once again we had a great meal with a nice Libanese beer. The lamb was delicious and cooked as it should be.

Thank rob30berg2015
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

We appreciate your review. Thank you for returning!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7141 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-2908
    (Arlington and Elm)
  • Public Transportation: The Bethesda Circulator stops right in front of the restaurant on Arlington Road
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-951-8681
  • E-mail
Our first full service restaurant in Montgomery County is located on the corner of Arlington and Elm Streets in Bethesda Row. The design with walls of mahogany -like woods, floor to ceiling lanterns, custom made tile and zebra wood table lends to a warm and cozy setting. Seasonal outdoor dining and private rooms are also available.
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