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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Brunch!
1. Brunch!
"Saturday brunch has never looked or tasted quite so delicious!"
Debbie C
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2. What a delight!
2. What a delight!
"Mediterranean fare with complex flavors, beautifully presented"
189lindam189
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3. delicious and great atmosphere
3. delicious and great atmosphere
"A friend recommended this great place, right near Dupont Circle"
953barbrab
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About
A-g o· rah\: a gathering place A Mediterranean Mezze Restaurant located in the heart of Washington D.C. is the go-to gathering place for all occasions. Executive Chef Dimo Kolouas, offers tapas with a variety of eclectic dishes inspired by the flavors of Turkey, Greece, Lebanon and more. In addition to its versatile food menu, Agora offers an award-winning selection of wine, locally crafted and Mediterranean beers, house-crafted cocktails and Raki, known as the lion’s milk of the Mediterranean.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $46
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed August 24, 2020

I came here after discovering that a restaurant in DC served Turkish wines and of course, it was also restaurant week. I visited on a Sunday evening and sat inside. Fortunately, I had the dining room to myself. The dishes and utensils were wrapped in...plastic and all wait staff wore a mask. This restaurant provides 4 courses for $35 during RW. The sampler (bread and spreads) was so filling that I only really had room for one more meal. I ordered the brussels sprouts, chicken and creme brulee. The brussels sprouts were delicious and again quite ample. The serving was enough for 2. The chicken was only average and I initially had concerns if it was thoroughly cooked. Well, I'm not sick so I guess it was. The creme brulee was not what I expected. So, that’s a dish I didn't finish and quite frankly I was stuffed at this point. I believe you definitely receive your money's worth. I plan to visit again for happy hour as I didn't have room to even enjoy a cocktail. BTW, service was slow and it bothered me that no one removed my finished meals. I had to hand them these plates after they served my next course.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I were walking by on a blustery cold evening—and Agora looked so warm and cozy. We started with cocktails and a smokey baba ghanouj. We were pleasantly surprised with piping hot, fresh pita. All the dishes were delicious, but the scallops with...saffron yogurt were perfectly prepared. The inexpensive Lebanese red wine was dry & delicious. Dessert was unique—apricots stuffed with walnuts and a drizzled caramel with crushed pistachios. Service was professional and the meal was well paced. Agora is a treat for locals and visitors alike—5 stars says it all.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2020 via mobile

Worth the trip from the Md suburbs. The outdoor patio eating is well done and very safe. We stumbled upon an outstanding RW menu, after easily (!) finding street parking--4 delicious courses for $35 & $20 for a bottle of wine. Fulya, our server, was...friendly and helpful. We will definitely return.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

I was in the mood for some Middle Eastern food and thought I would give Agora a try. Agora serves up both small and big dishes. The food is good and they have a great selection of hot and cold mezzo. They offer both inside...and outdoor seating. Nice atmosphere inside. Outside a tad noisy. The food is good and they have a great selection of hot and cold mezzo. From a COVID perspective- proper social distancing. The staff wore masks properly. Hand sanitizer available. Nice to see a restaurant taking the threat seriously.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

I had brunch with a friend at Agora recently. While I enjoyed the brunch, I wasn't blown away by any of the dishes we had. We got one dish from each section of the brunch menu (they offer a bottomless brunch for $39.99, but we...weren't up for drinks so stuck with a la carte items on the brunch menu). From the girisler/spreads section, we got the htipiti (roasted red peppers, feta, and olive oil), which was okay, but nothing special. From peynirler & aparetif/cheese & cures, we got kasar (medium hard sheep's milk cheese with orange marmalade, which was also okay (two slices of cheese for $10 seemed a little steep, and the marmalade didn't seem house-made). From Ara Soguklar/cold mezze, we tried piyaz (cooked Northern white beans mixed with red and green peppers, cucumbers, red onions, parsley, oregano, olive oil, and vinegar), which was pretty good but simple and maybe a little underseasoned. From brunch mezze, we got the sujuk scrambled eggs (sujuk is Turkish beef sausage). This dish was also pretty good, very simple. With scrambled eggs, I always worried that the eggs are going to be overcooked/scorched/browned, but these were pretty close to how I prefer eggs to be cooked, and there was a good amount of sujuk in the scramble. From pideler/flat breads, we got the Peynirli pide (flat bread topped with feta, mozzarella, and diced tomatoes), which was okay. The bread was good, but I don't think our pide had any feta on it, so it was a little too simple (just mozzarella and a few cubes of tomato) and a little dry. Last, we got a side of sujuk, which was delicious (had been sauteed after slicing). The service was okay, and the restaurant is homey. Overall, it wasn't a memorable meal, even though Turkish is a cuisine I really love to eat. Unfortunately, it didn't stand up to other restaurants I've eaten at in DC. I know some people who really love it, so I'd probably give it a second chance if someone else picked it for a meal, but I wouldn't rush to go back otherwise.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Let me start by saying: the food is good. Really liked the flavors. But the service is awful and slow. It took very long to get our drinks and food. The waitress did not really care. Plus, it's winter and it felt like the AC...was on. My husband kept his scarf and coat on the whole time.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

Absolutely incredible breakfast, Had to go back twice in the two days me and family where there on vacation. Our server Fagan was absolutely a gem , He went above and beyond to make sure we were properly attended. The food was packed with Flavor...By the end of the meal we were planning our next visit 5 ⭐️ I will be back again for the lunch and dinner meals cant wait.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 25, 2019 via mobile

Good selection of “little plates”. Delicious food, perfect-size portions. Our water was Fagan. Excellent service. We will be back.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2019

I've never been disappointed by anything I've ordered here. We live right down the street, and this is our go-to brunch spot. The bottomless brunch for $40 includes mimosas, bloody marys, and other mixed drinks (sodas & juices) with house liquors. It's a great deal!...We've also gone for dinner several times, and I can't recommend the tuna tartare enough! I highly recommend getting a sampler of the spreads. The hot bread is delicious, and I especially like the Cacik spread. I've asked the server for recommendations of wines by the glass, and I've always enjoyed their suggestions - generally a turkish red wine.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 19, 2019

Agora has the best bottomless brunch in DC, which includes a wide range of Mediterranean dishes. I visited with friends in November 2019 and had a server named Burak who was excellent, speedy, and kept good food and drinks constantly flowing. I would highly recommend...this brunch, especially if you get seated at Burak's table.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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