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Dupont Circle
0.3 miles from Dupont Circle
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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 4 days ago via mobile

OMG!! Each and every dish we tried was fantastic! (And I’m from the Mediterranean, so I am usually rather picky.) The service and atmosphere were excellent! We can’t wait to go back to Agora!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great environment. Could have a bit more pita with the sampler spreads. The chicken was quite burnt on both sides which was not my cup of tea. Cocktails and drinks were ok. The greek beer was excellent.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure what to do with this review. I hate complaining about service, it is such a hard job, but this place was too much. We came in Friday for lunch. The place was almost empty. By the time they came to take our order,...I was ready to walk out. Then it took forever to get the food. The food was very fresh and for the most part good, although not great.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 26, 2022

Bad customer service, left before eating because of the way we were treated. Their site says they open at 5 pm and I had a 5.30 pm reservation and was turned away at 5.20pm saying they were not open yet and it went from bad...to worse after we returned , we left before eating and ate close by with better serviceMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 24, 2022 via mobile

Tapas is not our thing, BUT Agora was fabulous! The menu options, flavor and presentation were amazing. Definitely worth a visit you will not be disappointed. Large outdoor and indoor seating options. We sat outside with our dog and it was great.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 8, 2022

I came here with my friends for a Friday Afternoon birthday lunch. The service was horrible, which was surprising considering the restaurant was practically empty. Our waitress never came over and was not attentive in the slightest. She also forgot to bring us something we...ordered. The food was delicious, but the service was reason enough to not come back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 5, 2022 via mobile

One of our favorites. Great outdoor dining, service (Thelma) and food. We had several small plates—Htipiti, mixed cheese pies, Borek, grilled octopus (outstanding) and Manti (wonderful). We finished with Turkish baklava (different than Greek) and Turkish tea. Short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro. We...will definitely be returning.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 30, 2022 via mobile

Nice ambiance inside and outside. We sat outside on a nice night and enjoyed ourselves. The three of us all really liked the multiple dishes we had, and for the type of food I thought the prices were very reasonable. The service was not great,...not attentive and they forgot several things (refill water, another drink, etc). We chopped it up to staffing issues many restaurants are experiencing.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed July 19, 2022

We wanted to see what the fuss was about so we went here one weekday evening. The place is deceivingly big inside and also has some covered outdoor seating, yet we had trouble getting a seat. We realized later that it was not the seating...that was the problem, it may be lack of staff. Plenty of tables were empty throughout our meal. Their menu is fairly limited and very same-y. The drinks look ok but we did not have any. The menu is really limited if you are vegetarian. The one reliable item is the pitta bread basket and you can get the sampler accompaniments which include about 9 types of "dips" to eat it with. The other things we ordered were so-so. The wait was terrible as was the service, there was only one lady who was our server and she spent more time inside than outside with customers. No one asked to top up our glasses or whether we wanted anything. Menu also came in quite late after we sat down. All in all - nothing to write home about. Avoid until they get their service act together.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022 via mobile

I have been eyeing this place for some time now. Finally made reservations recently for a friends bday brunch. This place was packed on a busy Saturday and there was a line out the door. We went for the bottomless brunch. It came with unlimited...dishes including Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Some of the starters here were delicious. The truffled eggs, tabbouleh, smoked salmon and htipiti. Very strong Mediterranean and Turkish flavors. They have an extensive list of egg or eggs benedict dishes as well. We loved the salmon, kiymali benedicts, and the kavurmali fried eggs. Service here was great. We let our server bring out what ever she felt was best for our palette. After noticing a lot of egg and spreads we asked her to switch to more dishes with meat and she was quick to oblige. Even with a packed top floor filled with plenty of diners we got our food rather quickly and had 0 issues with any plates. This is a great place to enjoy some quality brunch options. Fun vibes and wide variety of plates.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022

The atmosphere is very lively and the waiters are very nice. The food was great and there was a lot of variety. If you are in DC I would recommend that you definitely try it out.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 9, 2022

Agora is a solid choice for Mediterranean cuisine. An interesting menu of small plates and dishes should make for a very interesting evening. However, I can only go by the observations of my friends as my dinner never came. Ever. While it did make it...awkward for everyone at the table to enjoy their dinner while I sat there waiting, all the plates ordered seemed quite well done. And if you are curious, our waitress disappeared completely for at least a half hour, and upon returning expressed no surprise my meal had not arrived, not much interest. She then disappeared for another ten minutes before returning and informed me she had put the order into the kitchen and to expect it soon? I was about to ask a question when she turned quickly and walked away. When she did return, again without my dinner I asked for the check, as we were going to continue our evening with drinks at another location. Did I have to ask my phantom dinner to be taken off the bill? Yes. Would I return? No. While the food is solid, the service is stressed past any ability to be professional. Not my idea of a fun evening.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022 via mobile

We went to Agora for a family dinner celebration with my daughters and other family - a party of 8. I was concerned at the beginning when we sat at our table for 15 minutes before a waiter came to get our initial drink orders....His comment was “ so are you ready now”. This was the first time we had even seen this guy!! Through the night we ordered lots of food and we brought some of our own wine so the plates (mostly serving dishes) and empty drink glasses were piling up and they never removed any so the table got very crowded and difficult to share dishes (which one reason to go there)! Finally we got our desert (mostly ice cream and mouse) and we had no spoons on the table - we waited 5 minutes and asked three waiters to bring us spoons for our now melted deserts. All in all we had a good time due to being together and enjoying the food but it could have been an excellent night if anyone paid attention to us throughout the night.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022 via mobile

Went based on TA reviews plus friends' recommendations. On PAR. Busy and bustling on a weeknight. Always reserve! We have been to Turkey several times, and are Middle East Foodies. Perfect in every dish we ordered, mezze style. Food and Service 5+++ Stars. Already thinking...who to invite with us the next time.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 22, 2022 via mobile

We were on vacation to DC and had been in several places with loud music and no charm until we asked a stranger on to he street for a recommendation. He said Agora and walked us there. We decided to sit at a he bar...and tried a bottle of Turkish wine and some great small plates. Valentino, bartender, was very helpful and made our evening special.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Agora is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4