This family-owned operation, part of a local mini chain, starts filling up early for dinner. The friendly crowd is a mix of families, couples and more formal business groups. Make a meal of appetizers, which are quite substantial, fun to share and a bit more of a bargain. There’s the familiar tabouleh and falafel as well as more interesting variations, such as houmous bel shawarma (houmous with pieces of lamb) and shankleesh (herbed and spiced feta with a tomato salad). Save room for baklava, and round things off with an Arabic coffee scented with cardamom.
|Venue name:||Lebanese Taverna|
2641 Connecticut Avenue, NW
|Cross street:||at Woodley Road|
|Opening hours:||11.30am–10pm Mon–Thur; 11.30am–11pm Fri, Sat; 11.30am–10pm Sun|
|Transport:||Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro|
|Price:||Main courses $12–$23|