AGORA
AGORA

AGORA

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.agoradc.net/
  • Phone: 2023326767
  • Hours of Operation:
    Restaurant:
    Sunday thru Thursday 5 p.m. until 11p.m. / late night menu until 1a.m.
    Friday thru Saturday 5 p.m. until midnight/late night menu until 2 a.m.
    Saturday and Sunday Brunch 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    Lunch Hrs:
    Monday - Friday : 11am - 3pm

    Bar:
    Monday thru Thursday: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
    Friday -5:00 p.m. to 3 a.m.
    Saturday – 11a.m. to 3 a.m.
    Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Ghassan Jarrouj
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for more info.
  • Special Events: EFFECTIVE MARCH 23RD 2013, OUR BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH WILL BE PRICED AT $32.99 PER PERSON.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Q Street
  • Public Transit: Dupont Circle Metro station. RED LINE, Q street Exit.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from AGORA
Agora is a sensory pleasure oasis showcasing Mediterranean mezes with highlighted libations from Turkey & Greece.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
AGORA reviews from OpenTable diners
217 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (134)neighborhood gem (113)fit for foodies (104)good for groups (78)great for brunch (77)special occasion (44)romantic (35)great for lunch (33)notable wine list (25)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (18)late-night find (16)kid-friendly (12)scenic view (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I suggested this place for a regular lunch group for a weekday lunch. All of us had the lunch special for $14.99, which included a sampler of appetizers (hummus, etc.), entrée, dessert and drink. Four of us had the lamb kabob as an entree, which I thought was good but a tad dry. We were all pretty satisfied with the experience - the food and service were good, and the outdoor seating on 17th Street was very pleasant. When I have the urge for Mediterranean again, I will definitely think of Agora.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was my first experience at Agora and it was fantastic. My group decided to go all out for brunch and do the bottomless option. It was fun to try all the various dishes Agora offered while drinking our mimos on the outside deck. I would definitely go back to Agora.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could not have been better
    LG7410
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was a fantastic meal - one of the best I've had in DC in 35 years. The portions were perfect for sharing between two. We had taramosolata, grilled squid, grilled bronzini, baby eggplant stuffed with lamb and pastirma (cured beef). Everything was wonderfully prepared and nicely presented. The service was friendly and responsive but unobtrusive. With a $50 bottle of wine, the total bill before tip was under $120. Not many places in DC that you can get that sort of quality for a reasonable price. We'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not as advertised
    tbornottb
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had booked a lunch table for Washington Restaurant week at Agora. Neither the Washington Restaurant week website, nor Open Table, nor Agora in their email to us, mentioned that they don't do restaurant week on Saturday and Sunday. We were very surprised and unhappy. We ended up ordering from the menu. The appetizers were tasty and unusual. The brunch omelets were good, but nothing special and certainly not Mediterranean.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding.
    LovethefoodVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We came for Restaurant Week, but discovered the Bottomless Brunch which was a great deal. The food was great and we could have as much as we wanted. We were full and well satisfied when we left.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!
    Brit
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Have been several times for brunch. Food is always fresh and tasty, and the service is quick. Took a minute to get the check at the end, but that really didn't detract much from my overall experience. Everyone I've taken to Agora say they plan to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Weekend???
    Engineer
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I went to have a good dinner during the Restaurant Weekend. The food was awesome, but ... just when they had it! A lot items in menu were missing. However, what they had was very nice!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Decided on trying out Agora during restaurant week because of all the satisfied customers that left good comments about this restaurant. I was really pleasantly surprised to see that all that was said was true and what made my visit even more enjoyable was our waitress. She was both attentive and informative. She did an amazing job in letting us know about the items on the menu and also wanted feedback on what we though of each dish that we ordered. Will definitely recommend this place to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my faves
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Eat here all of the time and I'm always blown away with the quality of the food and the professionalism of the team members.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food with OK Service
    RKala
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My friend and I went to Agora on Wednesday night for dinner. We had 7pm reservations but I got there early and asked to be seated outside to wait for my friend. They let me know that I couldn't be seated until my entire party arrived. I am totally fine with this if the restaurant is super packed/busy. I looked around the outdoor patio and noticed about 10 empty tables and thought well that's horrible customer service. So I stood there for about 10 minutes waiting until my friend arrived. We were then able to be seated and enjoyed the rest of our evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    SeanVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I ate here for the first time during restaurant week and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would go back
    kkent
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a party of six and were seated immediately. The staff was very helpful and the food was outstanding. We tried a lot of different things and they were all good. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good for sharing
    pateb
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went for reataurant week and were also new to Agora's. The tapas were good tasting and good for sharing to try severl offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food horrible service
    jr304898
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food at Agora was fantastic. Everything my girlfriend and I ordered was perfectly cooked and delicious. The only problem with our dining experience was the service. Our waiter acted annoyed every time we ordered. To top it off at the end of the night the waiter dropped our check off on the table and walked away without saying thank you. I would recommend Agora just because the food was so good, but hopefully you don't get the same waiter as we did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chance Meeting
    vodvoxVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were visiting DC for a long weekend and set up dinner at Agora. Loved the mediterranean tapas and sitting near the street to people watch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • annie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    went for bottomless brunch -- the entire restaurant was packed with diners doing the same thing but our food was always fresh and came very quickly and the drinks were seldom empty. they were very accommodating to special requests (egg whites only, etc). definitely recommended for bottomless brunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good tapas
    CatherineChicago
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had a good early dinner in the patio. The food was very well spiced and everything was fresh. Reasonably priced as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Good
    WhyCook
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    As always the food was delicious, the service friendly and efficient. Living a few blocks away, we have been before and will go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish
    PrincessVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I really like this resturant. The food is always delicious and the staff is friendly. I love the lunch offerings of freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and spreads. The toasted falafel wrap along with the lightly seasoned thyme fries is among my favorites. As a carnivore, eating a veggie sandwich is a pretty big deal. It's delish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Turkish-Greek Confused
    saltyL
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This place is delicious. Great space and decor, a bit tight inside but a beautiful outdoor seating area. My only complaint is that it's not Greek food, it's 100% Turkish. I love all Mediterranean cuisine so this wasn't really an issue, but it was just a bit confusing. When you go to a restaurant named Agora, you'd expect greek food. However what you get is a turkish small plate delight nestled in Dupont's lively 17th st. Highly Recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. Spotty service
    VAinVAVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Woman who greets patrons doesn't listen, gets distracted and is a bit brusque. Server tried to be helpful but kept interrupting and put in all of our order at once, as we had specifically asked her not to do. Food was very good but they relally need to polish the service, especially the front of the house.
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  • Bad service. Bad food.
    DrewDC
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Ordered dry kofte, dry falafel and mediocre humus. The food standard has gone down since when this place used to be really good. Bar service was still great. The dining service was really bad - server John couldn't care less about us. Need to retrain the dining staff. Seriously.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    MandM
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We went for dinner with our 5 year old (who loves food) and everything was wonderful - lamb loin particularly - fresh pita all evening - great suggestions for my daughter - and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Palate Pleaser
    Outwood
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everything tasty and service was speedy. We ordered 5 mezze for the two of us, and it was just the right amount of food, if you include the bread basket, although 4 morsels of swordfish for $14 seemed a little skimpy...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for weekend brunch.
    Brit
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I'm in DC on extended business, and I've been to Agora's Saturday brunch twice already. The menu selection, quantity, and quality are excellent, and the service is great. Must try Baba Ghanouj, Pastirma Eggs Benedict, and Brioche French Toast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!
    JStanley
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Delicious food, every plate we got was great. Service was hit or miss, but it was a chill, laid back environment. Delish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Highly recommend the bottomless brunch. The staff was very attentive and all the food/drinks were great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    MeganVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I was entertaining guests from out of town and this was a perfect spot to bring them to. The food was great and priced well. All the dishes were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice!
    Jaimie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great food, good prices- it's worth it to do the unlimited brunch. They keep the drinks flowing but the food service was a little off the mark in terms of sequencing. Friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    LabyrinthSol
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great options, surely 3 tapas each is fine for sharing. We ordered too much! But was fine. Zinfindale wine was amazing with lamb chops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas share menu
    MK4Food
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Great food and place. Hostess not that friendly or happy. But waiters / waitresses are real nice cheerful and a over average service. Nice variety and quality of dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Agora is Good and Fun!
    leniVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Small plates of delectable food. there were 5 of us and we ordered 10 dishes. ALL were very good. Some I wished we could have had more, but 2 plates each was a good amount. The stuffed zucchini blossoms were very much a winner as was the sausage dish. Wines were inexpensive and good - we happened on a 1/2 price night which made them even better. The more people who have joining you, the more fun as you can try more dishes. EXCELLENT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reception Tastings
    TimDVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Having our wedding reception at Agora later this month and enjoyed a nice dinner sampling our options. Very excited to have our reception there! It's going to be great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fave!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    They do it right! One of my fave restaurants in the city!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly
    DarranDMV
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was hosting a friend who is vegan (but will eat cheese) and wanted to find restaurants that offered something more interesting than the normal vegetarian fare. Some friends recommended Agora and it was a great choice. They offered the bottomless brunch which was a great choice because it allowed us to gorge, I mean, sample almost everything on the menu. Everything was great, but the stars were the hummus, which was buttery smooth, and the htipiti, which we couldn't pronounce but we had no problems eating. Although we didn't drink a lot, it was nice to have the option of bottomless bloody mary's and mimosas. On a beautiful like we had, eating outside is a nice option.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • johnr
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    food is very good service is reasonable and servers are pleasant varied menu at a moderate price great for a break in the week
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Agora never disappoints!
    VU4U
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Agora never disappoints! The selection of small plates is amazing! I eagerly wish to return to try something new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    StephanieVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    There wer 4 of us for the Father's Day Brunch. Everyone enjoyed the selection of dishes. Our server was very attentive and our food arrived quickly. Good mimosas too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Bottomless Brunch!
    LoveMeSomeBrunch
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Agora has a wonderful bottomless brunch deal that I got when I went with a large group of friends the first time. The second time was with my parents, and while we didn't get the bottomless deal, it was still a great time. The food is excellent! And they make a wonderful bloody mary
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MMMmm Tapas
    KerryV
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Waiter was a little slow getting our order taken and bringing our drinks to the table. They were busy and he recognized the wait, apologized and later offered us a couple of complimentary desserts which weren't note worthy. We tasted 7-8 of their dishes. We tried 7-8 dishes and they were all pretty tasty along with the bread they served. Drinks were good except for the hot drink 31-80 or something like that. It was definitely a spicy drink and one you shouldn't save as your last drink of the evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic