On June 16th, in Washington, D.C., I discovered one of the best Lebanese restaurants ever – Lebanese Taverna. From D.C., find out your metro direction and get off at the
Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan stop.
By the time you get there and come up for air (at this metro stop), the first thing you’ll see across the street is this beautiful view of Lebanese Taverna.
You should immediately run across the street, get a table on that cozy patio and order
Flat Bread with Mixed Herb (Mamakish Bd Zaatar).
The bread is homemade and piping hot. One taste of this bread with the mixed herb dip will tease your taste buds to the point where you won’t be able to stop eating.
No worries – Moukhtar, the best server in the world, will bring you more with some of the restaurant’s best appetizers,
Eggplant Dip (Baba Ghannouge – it’s spelled this way on the menu)
Spiced Age Feta (Shamkleesh).
The feta balls are rolled in paprika, zaatar, sumac and olives). Yumm-O!
You can’t miss the Calamari (Kalamar).
By far, these calamari stand out amongst all others because of their crispy-light texture.
Next, the Chicken Kabobs are perfectly grilled and succulent.
Finally, the greatest adventure in a Lebanese meal …
… is undoubtedly baklava. This one is unique due to its pistachio filling and
flaky filo pastry.
The delicate homemade flavors of Lebanese Taverna‘s cuisine will have me flying back to D.C. in no time.
2641 Connecticut Avenue
NW Washington DC
Text and Photograph ©2012 Nancy DeLucia Real