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Agora

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Wed, 2/20
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Menu

GIRISLER/SPREADS
$7.0
Hummus*
Purée of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, topped with olive oil
$7.0
Labneh*
Strained yogurt, garlic confit, zaatar
$8.0
Ezme*
fine diced cucumber, tomatoes, red and green peppers, onions, garlic, parsley, crushed Maras and Urfa peppers
$8.0
Htipiti*
Roasted red peppers, feta, thyme, olive oil
$8.0
Cacik*
Strained yogurt, cucumber, mint, vinegar, garlic, olive oil
$8.0
Baba Ghanouj*
Smoked eggplant, garlic, tahini, fresh lemon juice, topped with olive oil (pomegranate seeds when in season)
$18.0
SAMPLER
Tasting of Labneh, Htipiti, Cacik, Baba Ganouj, Hummus, Truffle Tarama
CORBA VE SALATALAR / SOUP & SALADS
add grilled chicken breast $4, add salmon $6, add Tuna $7, add Shrimp $6
$9.0
Cypriot Grain Salad
Freekeh, puy lentils, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, grapes, raisins, almonds, honey-yogurt dressing
$9.0
Roasted Beets Salad
Red and golden beets, radish, watercress, creamy goat cheese, candied walnuts
$9.0
Arugula*
Tomatoes, goat cheese, dates, lemon juice, olive oil
$9.0
Kasik*
diced tomatoes, onions, parsley, cucumber, red and green peppers, feta, black olive, olive oil, vinegar, crushed Maras pepper
$12.0
SOUP OF THE DAY
Please ask about our soup of the day and market price!
PEYNIRLER | CHEESES
$10.0
Hellim
Pan seared, full fat sheep's milk cheese, served with fresh thyme, fig jam and toasted almonds
$15.0
Mediterranean Cheeseboard
Manchego, Kasar, and Feta
$11.0
Saganaki
Table side flambeed Kasar cheese with Brandy
ARA SOGUKLAR / COLD MEZZE
$8.0
Piyaz
Cooked Northern white beans mixed with red and green peppers, cucumbers, red onions, parsley, oregano, olive oil, vinegar
$8.0
Imam Bayildi
Baby eggplant stuffed with onions, tomatoes, fresh oregano, pine nuts, garlic
$10.0
Dolmades
Grape leaves stuffed with rice, pine nuts, tomatoes , parsley, mint
$8.0
Karisik Zeytin
Marinated mixed olives with banana peppers and Zaatar Pita Bread
ARA SICAKLAR / HOT MEZZE
$9.0
Falafel
Fried chickpea patties spicy hummus, tahini sauce
$10.0
Cauliflower
Fried;Topped with raisins and almonds, served with Labneh
$10.0
Bruksel Lahana
Fried Brussel Sprouts with truffle yogurt and URfa peppers
$12.0
Mixed Mushrooms
Sautéed with shallots, garlic, Sherry wine, lemon juice, marjoram and topped with creamy goat cheese
$7.0
Blistered Shisto Peppers
Tossed in zaatar and Meyer Lemon juice
$10.0
Mucver
Shredded zucchini, mint, dill, scallions, Manchego cheese, lemon zest yogurt
$10.0
Hurmades
Dates stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped with Pastirma
$9.0
Ottoman Rice
Almonds, saffron, black currants, pine nuts and dried apricots, fried shallots *non-vegetarian
DENIZ URUNLER / SEAFOOD MEZZE
$12.0
Salmon
Grilled Atlantic Salmon over tabbouleh and saffron yogurt
$15.0
Tuna
Spice crust Tuna over hummus with Citrus Salad
$14.0
Branzino
Grilled Mediterranean Sea Bass, olive bread, grilled lemon, Meyer lemon emulsion
$13.0
Garides Tava
Sautéed shrimp, garlic, olives, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, olive oil, lemon juice
$12.0
Kalamar
Grilled squid marinated in garlic, olive oil, Maras pepper and oregano
$10.0
Midye
Blue Bay Mussels, Uzo, heirloom tomatoes, fresh herbs, feta
ANA SICAKLAR / MEAT & POULTRY MEZZE
$11.0
Adana Kebap*
Grilled minced-lamb kebap over pita bread; Served with grilled tomato and sumac onions
$11.0
Shish Tavuk*
Grilled chicken kebap and shallot served over garlic pita bread with grilled tomato and sumac onions
$11.0
Kofte
Grilled minced lamb and beef patties with parsley, mint, fresh herbs, radish; Served over cacik
WRAPS & SANDWICHES
With choice of thyme fries or side salad
$12.0
Kofte Wrap*
Grilled ground lamb and beef patties with cacik, sumac onions and tomatoes
$11.0
Chicken Wrap *
Grilled chicken breast with garlic sauce, arugula, lettuce, and tomatoes
$12.0
Durum Wrap*
Grilled Adana kebap with labneh, sumac onions and tomatoes
$10.0
Falafel Wrap*
Falafel patties with lettuce, tomatoes, hummus and tahini sauce
$12.0
Short Rib Sandwich*
Braised beef short rib, cilantro, pickled red onions, radishes and Harissa yogurt on potato roll
$11.0
Chicken Sandwich*
Grilled Chicken breast with cilantro pesto, mozzarella and sliced tomato on Ciabatta bread
$10.0
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich*
zucchini, eggplant, roasted peppers, portobello mushroom, and goat cheese on rustic bread
$12.0
Pit Lamb Sandwich*
Roasted leg of lamb with arugula, tomatoes, onions, spicy feta, and cacik on Ciabatta bread
PIDELER / FLAT BREADS
$8.0
Peynirli Pide*
Flat bread with goat cheese, mozzarella, and dates
$10.0
Bleu Cheese & Pastirma Pide
Pastirma, buttermilk bleu cheese, mozzarella, caramelized onions, and honey drizzle
$10.0
Sujuklu Pide
Spicy Turkish beef sausage, mozzarella, pesto
$10.0
Lahmacun*
Flat bread topped with ground lamb, beef, tomato, and parsley mix
Sponsored by: Agora

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, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took my wife here for a nice Valentines Day dinner. Very good. Amanda Joy, our sever was great. Fast, responsive and informative.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DaveHRoe
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Here is a neighborhood gem if you want great food and want to take a break from the craziness of DC. Went there with a colleague to decompress from a long, intensive business meeting. The atmosphere was calming; the service great; and the food was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Houstontravellers
AgoraDC, Yönetici at Agora, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thanks for reviewing us, Houstontravellers. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Agora is my favorite place when returning to DC. Every dish I have tried has been so delicious. On my first visit the octopus was suggested and it is amazing! Do yourself a favor and eat here!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 156jerryk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you like tapas try Agora for Greek, Turkish food. Just visited during restaurant week and the menu provided a great sampling of hummus, salads, veggies, lamb, fish and chicken. You need to order a number of plates to fill up but each dish had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CheerioandMatilda
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Coming from a middle eastern family, I can guarantee you that this restaurant keeps the flavors like your grandma! Everything tastes like paradise!! Another jewel of DC!!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Brunella1331
Reviewed December 13, 2018

This place was packed but they got us in, in 10 minutes. The food was really fresh and was one of my favorites while in town. Reasonably priced and the food couldn't have been better. Cant go wrong here for great food in a casual...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Estebon
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Authentic Turkish food, good service, and nice ambiance. All plates are small, but it is easy to over order. Superb wine list.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EpicuriousX
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

We didn't get all of what we ordered. But we didn't care. It was all very tasty. Hard to go wrong Waitress felt bad treated us to desert. Again best baklava I've ever had.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 398scottj
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

When I'm in DC, I like to eat at small, out-of-the-way neighborhood restaurants and avoid the crowds. I took a business colleague to Agora. Having visited Greece recently, I was looking forward to recalling memories of seafood and sun. The restaurant was nearly half full...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael K
AgoraDC, Yönetici at Agora, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thanks for reviewing us, Michael K. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

One of the best experiences. Our host Alex was super informative and friendly. Advised us on our food and it all was delicious. The deserts were to die for. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back. Alex thank you for an amazing night and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank marcovanbastelaar
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