Our organization had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by Lebanese Taverna DC, a Middle Eastern restaurant. As featured on our Instagram story, the restaurant's interior was sleek and comfortable – our large group was able to sit comfortably in the center of the restaurant, overlooking a display of unique traditional lamps. The service was impeccable, as immediately when we sat, warm, fluffy pita bread with olive oil & za'atar dipping sauce was served.
The menu is vast & impressive – from the mezze section, you can choose various dips like hummus and babaganoush, falafel, and tabbouleh salad. For entrées, you can choose from a variety of meats, fish, and vegetable platters, with options to share with your entire table. Lebanese Taverna was kind enough to offer us a pre-set menu of foods that best represent Lebanese culture. We started off with hummus (an amazing accompaniment to the fluffy pita bread), and also had falafel, garlic fries, and their classic Taverna salad. Next, we had a mixed platter of chicken & lamb shwarma with a side of Lebanese rice, which was incredibly flavorful.
To top off our meal, we enjoyed awamat, which are small balls of fried dough, topped with honey and a side of pistachio ice cream. These were by far our favorite – each ball of dough had a crunchy outside and fluffy, warm inside that melted in our mouths. Overall, our experience at Lebanese Taverna was one to remember. From the service, to the flavorful food, to the atmosphere, we will be sure to visit again.
Location: 2641 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20008
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