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Catering by LT

Lebanese Taverna
4400 Old Dominion Dr., Arlington, VA 22207
703-841-1503
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4.9
31 Reviews

Lebanese Taverna Restaurant is owned and managed by the Abi-Najm Family. They arrived to Arlington, Virginia in 1976 after escaping the civil war in Lebanon. The parents and their five children saved their money and opened their first restaurant in 1979. By 1991, the Market was their third location and full service catering kitchen open to the Washington Metropolitan area. 

In 2013, the catering division evolved into "Catering by LT," offering the same exceptional service and outstanding food that our guests have always enjoyed from the Lebanese Taverna. Our new focus is to utilize seasonal American cuisine while incorporating Lebanese and Mediterranean ingredients to create innovative recipes.

"Catering by LT" looks forward to servicing your next event!

Shawna Bates, Catering Director

Naomi
7/16/16
Categories:
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner at the Pentagon Row Lebanese Taverna and it was a real delight. The food was delicious and there was something for everyone in our large and diverse group (including children, older people, international visitors and picky eaters). Everyone loved the food and there were lots of compliments from our out-of-town guests who hadn't eaten there before (and from one of our wedding party who had her own rehearsal dinner there ten years earlier!). Very reasonably priced for what you get and we couldn't believe how much food there was! Fortunately we had some teenage boy guests there to take home the leftovers. Although we were in the main restaurant space we felt like we had a sense of privacy and didn't feel at all rushed or hurried, it was very relaxed. Alex from the Group & Private Dining team was extremely helpful in tailoring our menu and sorting out all the details (at quite late notice - we had left this to the last minute to organize) and all the staff on the night were great. Overall it was a lovely experience and we were so happy with our choice. Will definitely be returning!
Marc
7/2/16
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Catering by LT was delicious and I highly recommend them. They are very reasonable priced, worked smoothly with both Select Rentals and our wedding planner and the food was delicious. Shawna was great to work with and was very accommodating to a few guests with very unique food requirements. They were wonderful. Everyone kept telling us they appreciate good interesting food instead of boring dry chicken!
Catering by LT responded with the following comments:
Thank you Marc! It was so wonderful to be included in your amazing wedding day, so glad I could help make it special.
Stephanie
7/2/16
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I'm a wedding planner, and Catering by LT catered one of my recent weddings. They were wonderful! Working with Shawna was easy from start to finish, she was beyond helpful, and the food! Wow. So delicious. The guests loved it too! I can't wait to have another wedding with Shawna and the Catering by LT team.
Catering by LT responded with the following comments:
Stephanie it was such a pleasure working with you, can't wait to do it again!!
User6379476

Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Ours was not a wedding -- but we were exceptionally pleased with the job that Catering by LT did for a birthday party at our home for 50 people. First, the food was amazing – everyone loved it! There was something all of our guests could enjoy, including vegetarians and vegans, picky eaters who don’t like anything spicy or unusual, and people with allergies to nuts, eggs and gluten. Second, staff members Oscar and Silvia were incredibly professional, efficient, warm and welcoming. They arrived right on time, set everything up beautifully, made sure everyone got what they wanted to eat and drink, cleared away plates and cups, refilled serving platters, and left the place spotless at the end. They were just the right combination of being available and being unobtrusive. And just lovely people to deal with. Finally, Krystyn in the sales office made everything quick and easy. She offered great suggestions, responded to all our requests in a timely manner, and ensured that all the details were taken care of. We loved using Catering by LT and would definitely hire them again!
Catering by LT responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much for the great review, our team really enjoyed working with you!
Grace
10/10/15
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
WOW! Let me start off by saying, I have worked in restaurants and have a small personal chef business so I know what goes into an event. Shawna met with me and my now husband to set up a tasting, discuss different options, and was extremely positive and professional. I had some very specific asks (because I love food so much) and they were met with a smile and her team doing whatever they could to accommodate. We are a couple on a budget and Shawna was able to make some suggestions to help meet us where we were. The food was excellent and LT has some great dishes for meat eaters (whole lamb and shrimp kabobs) and vegetarians (stuffed vegetables and m'saka). My only regret is that I missed the hummus bar because I was taking pictures! The space where we were married was an old barn with one sink and they made magic happen there. I forgot an ingredient for one of our signature cocktails and without one second hesitation, she turned around and whipped up a replacement. Her staff were extremely professional and left the space spotless. I cannot recommend catering by LT enough to any couple looking for an outstanding experience.
Catering by LT responded with the following comments:
Thank you Grace! It was so great working with you and Will. I really enjoyed your family and friends and how everyone chipped in to make your day beautiful!
Danielle
10/10/15
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Oh my God, what a phenomenal experience. Toni was incredibly responsive, answering every silly question I had and helping me make decisions. We were a little panicked when the crew arrived, but they immediately started putting everything together and making decisions. They were flexible with my requests and had a lot of good ideas. We loved that because they took care of the food/drink setup, serving, plate-clearing and tidying, we were able to focus on our wedding and our guests. Guests raved about the food, and the bar was well tended. Truly worth every single penny we spent. Thank you all so much!!
Catering by LT responded with the following comments:
Thank you Danielle, Toni really enjoyed working with you!
Erin
9/26/15
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Lebanese Taverna catered our wedding in September and we can’t say enough about how great the experience was from start to finish. The restaurant was already a family favorite, and after a tasting (which they set up on a holiday weekend when we were in town) we were convinced they were the right choice for us. The team there, particularly Toni, who was our point of contact, were incredibly responsive, diligent, thoughtful and patient throughout the planning process. We took advantage of their full-service options, and they helped us think through everything from where to set up a bar to how many portions of various dishes to get for our buffet-style meal. Our (many!) questions were answered quickly and thoughtfully, both by email and through phone calls that they were happy to set up throughout the planning process. We were able to have an in-person consultation which was extremely helpful. For delivery, set-up and pick up their team was on time to the minute, and were a pleasure to work with. The table settings and other setup was precisely what we’d envisioned and discussed. And the food itself was fabulous. We were told my more than one guest that it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding, and we agree! It was beautifully displayed and absolutely delicious. We felt very lucky to work with LT and recommend them very enthusiastically!
Catering by LT responded with the following comments:
Thank you Erin! We love when we get invited due to being a family favorite, Toni really enjoyed working with you!
User5581538

Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
UNBELIEVABLE! Shawna and her team were beyond amazing. They went out of their way to make sure that we got the food we wanted (especially their artichoke appetizer) and the food was phenomenal. People ate so much food from LT that they barely ate our late night snack! From the day we met with Shawna, we knew she was "the one"! Cannot recommend enough!
Catering by LT responded with the following comments:
Thank you! I had so much fun working with you on making your stunning vision come alive!
Raquel
9/6/15
Categories: Catering, Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The food was delicious, and both Erica and Toni helped me with a plan for day-of coordination. I grew up going to LT Market and was very excited to have Lebanese food at our wedding. Thanks to the great staff!
Catering by LT responded with the following comments:
Thank you Raquel, we were so excited to be apart of your special day!
User5580524

Categories: Catering, Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
As mother of the bride, I appreciated Shawna’s professionalism, sound advice, & warm support throughout entire time of wedding planning. Even with our delays in decisions,, she was always understanding & helpful. She was flexible & responsive to requests for changes & for special dietary needs of guests. She fulfilled the wishes of bride & groom for a Peruvian menu (a great success!). The wedding luncheon was served buffet style & was beautifully presented, with menu & cards describing the wonderful variety of dishes. Many, many guests complimented us on the delicious food. Always positive, Shawna supported us through a change in reception venue only a month before the wedding. She was up to any challenge & ready to make things turn out as the bride & groom hoped. Shawna was both creative & practical with her ideas & advice. She presented lovely options for linens -- perfect for the venue & my daughter’s color preferences. She arranged for any needed special equipment & furniture, including high chairs & booster seats. Catering by LT also provided the wine, beer, a varied selection of non-alcoholic beverages, plus champagne & sparkling cider for toasts. Toni joined us the week before wedding & gave us great support. I don’t know what we would have done without her! There were things that just wouldn’t have gotten done without her creativity & hard work. She was an important presence at Church on day of ceremony: getting us all to the right rooms, pinning on flowers, encouraging us , helping with photos, & more. Toni & Shawna dealt with DJ & other vendors & made sure that everything went smoothly for reception. There were many thoughtful & generous special touches made by Catering by LT Servers & other staff were terrific & an important part of the smooth flow & enjoyment of reception. Shawna is a lovely, very special & very capable person & did so much to make wedding dreams come true. Many thanks to her, Toni, & all the staff of Catering by LT!
Catering by LT responded with the following comments:
It was such a pleasure working with such a sweet and wonderful family! Toni and I had so much fun with working with you and your daughter. You really made us feel like part of the family!
User5259519

Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Oscar and his staff were extraordinary. As soon as they arrived and took over from us novices our stress levels melted away. We were able to relax and enjoy the event without wondering if things were being set up and organized properly. They were a special crew. The food was delicious. The food was plentiful and just great. So many compliments were heard during the evening and the following day. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.
Catering by LT responded with the following comments:
Oscar had a great time working with you!
User5257735

Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Just a quick not to thank you for a superb catering crew and a fabulous reception meal. Oscar and his staff were extraordinary. As soon as they arrived and took over from us novices our stress levels melted away. We were able to relax and enjoy the event without wondering if things were being set up and organized properly. You have a special crew. The food was delicious. It helps that I love Lebanese and happen to like Lebanese Taverna very much anyway. The food was plentiful and just great. So many compliments were heard during the evening and the following day.
Catering by LT responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much!
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Catering
What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
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