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“Excellent food. We'll return often”
Review of Lebanese Taverna

Lebanese Taverna
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Ranked #54 of 373 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
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Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Arlington and Elm
Transit: The Bethesda Circulator stops right in front of the restaurant on Arlington Road
Description: 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.
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful mid week dinner with friends. The starter plates were all very very good. The varieties of hummus were all great, the calamari, the lamb and chicken skewers all marvellous. There was nothing in our selections for a shared meal that we did not really enjoy. Very pleasantly surprising. Service was lovely and unobtrusive. Definitely will return.

Thank Schwags
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Here is a place that promises consistency, quality and wonderful taste sensations. Only drawback is that all salads have a yogurt base.

Thank Bethesdashrink
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Our group of 4 went without reservation and waited 30 minutes for a table on a Saturday evening. We shared the Chef Platter, sea bass and grilled lamb. The platter gave us an opportunity to sample the variety on offer. The sea bass was fresh and delicious, while the grilled lamb was juicy and tender. Definitely a treat for us!

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Thank kapitanchina
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

The restaurant is well decorated. I liked the fact that the tables are not so close together, so that one could have some privacy. One could get a good sampling of Lebanese fare.

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Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

This was the worst meal I have had in a restaurant in a long time.

There was a party of 8 of us, 6 adults and 2 small kids. We were seated super quick and ordered appetizers. For appetizers we ordered 2 different platters to have a variety. When the appetizers were delivered to the table there was long strands of HAIR in them. Who wants to eat hair? When I was able to finally track down the waiter he never once apologized, just brought another appetizer and plopped it down on the table and left.

We are at the restaurant for almost an hour before we even got the opportunity to order our entrees. Once we ordered, it took almost 50 minutes to receive our food. The waiter was no where in sight and when I went to find the manager he was at someone else's table addressing complaints. The hostess (who was very nice) had to go into the kitchen to track our food down. When our food finally arrived 2 of the meals were cold (lamb dish) and the sandwich we ordered (chicken) tasted like you were eating from a salt shaker. When the waiter came by I addressed this with him and he said it was supposed to be that way. I have eaten here before (different location) and it never tasted like that. So after being in the restaurant for 2 hours and then having to send back the sandwich I had no dinner.

Complete waste of $200 for dinner and my 2.5 hours of time. Would never go back here again.

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