Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Restaurant Revisits: Zaytinya & Lebanese Taverna AND a new opening...La Madeleine!!

Instead of doing full reviews of places I have already been, I thought I would just keep in touch and do short little blurbs about them (basically I'm to lazy to take pictures with a real camera)

Lebanese Taverna
One of my favorite restaurants in the area. I have had a great meal each time I have gone here, and I have been coming for years. This time was no different, excellent food and service. I went to the DC location which was neat as the last I was here it was for the reopening party so I finally go to see the full setup. I ordered the Lamb Ouzi (top right) and it was spectacular. The lamb was tender and seasoned perfectly. A great lighter meal. Carrie ordered the Taverna Platter (bottom left). This is a great option you can try a little bit of everything. It came with your choice of meat, hummus, fattoush and rice. 
Other times I have been shown on the blog: DC reopening, Tysons location
Lebanese Taverna on Urbanspoon

I am super sad this place does not have happy hour any more but the food is delicious I can forgive them. We both got the Pom Fili white wine, vodka, pomegranate. I am not a fan of of vodka but I love this drink. I got my fav eggplant dish Bantijan bil laban. Just as amazing as ever. Carrie tried the Spanakopita. This was really good but not your typical spanakopita, it was more like a spinach egg roll. 
I really need to come here for a full dinner. Last trip here
Zaytinya on Urbanspoon

La Madeleine
I realized I have not posted about my original visit to La Madeleine (tomorrow I will) but I am writing about a new location opening up in Silver Spring, MD. I was invited to a sneak peak of their new cafe and I am pretty bummed that I can't attend. If you are in the area, I highly recommend getting their signature tomato-basil soup. It's amazing, and even though we are entering into the warmer months, I would still order this soup in a heartbeat. Some of my other favorites are the tomato basil pasta salad and the Croque Monsieur sandwich, which is super indulgent but amazing. 
I know I'll be going back again soon, I have a free birthday pastry calling my name! Sign up for their email list and they will send you a coupon for a free pastry for your birthday! 

8435 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD


  1. ooh.. i've passed Lebanese Taverna in Arlington a million times and i've never gone inside. i'll definitely have to check it out now! :)

  2. Now I'm craving all these dishes!! :)

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  4. I love really good food and I don't ever want to spend too much for it, but I like hanging out and having really good, tasty, interesting food.

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