Agora Tysons

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
A-go-rah\: a gathering place At Agora, we combine the aromatic flavors and textures of the Mediterranean for a tapas-stye feast inspired by the rich traditions of Turkey, Greece and Lebanon. Come gather over mezze favorites and our award-winning selection of local and Mediterranean wines and beers, house-crafted cocktails and Lion’s Milk, a special drink made with the beloved Turkish spirit, Raki. Visit us in D.C.’s vibrant Dupont Circle or Northern Virginia’s expansive Tysons Corner.
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 5

The food is not that good. The kibbe and the falafel were super dry. A bit pricey for mezze style

SB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Too expensive for food provided

s
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family gathering

KM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything ordered from the main menu was delicious!!

We did not understand the listings on the desert menu. We did not want a desert with liquor. The pricing was with liquor at $30..00. That price point is outrageous! There was no pricing without liquor. This needs to be changed.

Agora Tysons
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Kathleen, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Im sorry about the confusion on our dessert menu. All of our deserts are priced at $6.00 and you can order dessert without liquor. Hope to see you back at Agora and I recommend Aegean delight as one of our best desserts. Thank you Agora team

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N
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our brunch this weekend, great choice, delicious food and loved the decor and the presentation of each dish we had especially the dessert. Will definitely be returning.

NH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fresh and delicious! Sharing food here is the way to go! The cocktails are unique and tasty!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved it. Only thing we found strange was how early they closed the kitchen. Our reservation was at 730, the food came out like 8:30 and by the time we tried to order dessert they said the kitchen was closing. I know it was a weekday, but that’s a bit too early? They managed to get the dessert, but as we were walking out they had completely closed up shop. Other than that, everything else was wonderful.

Agora Tysons
Responded on October 12, 2019

Please accept our most sincere apologies. Your experience here is concerning and puzzling. Should you be willing, I would like to speak personally to better understand the specifics as I have no record of these concerns being presented. Sincerely,

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Valet is not good

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had an 11am reservation for brunch. We showed up at 10:59am and the door was open so we walked in. The person who greeted us seemed shocked and told us to wait outside on the sidewalk. 😕

We complied and 10 seconds later we were told we could come in.
First impressions.....

The brunch price fix menu is a VERY POOR value. Just order a la carte. And everyone in your party has to do the brunch or no one can. Ugh.

And they took the menus away so every time we wanted another small dish we’d have ask for and then wait for the menu. Weird.

Tip: deserts NOT included with brunch.

Our server was very nice and the food was good but we were just put off by the greeting and the menu issues.

And very expensive for the experience.

S
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is neighborhood gem. I have been to this restaurant three times now and every time my experience has been outstanding. First of all there is complementary ballet parking. Food is amazing. Choice of wine is very broad and the manager is very passionate about the wine offerings and can help you pick the best one for you. Service was excellent. I really liked the booths by the window that offer you privacy and opportunity to hold conversations. Bar scene is vibrant as well. Must visit this place.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is good but portion sizes are small for the price.

KS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

A big disappointment in almost every way. Boring decor, not really any good tables or scenery, uncomfortable. Waiter was good, but food was also boring and not well prepared. Definitely won’t be back.

g
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, very fresh food. Excellent service. Nice dinner menu and an exceptional lunch special.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice place with great food and excellent service

ES
Washington DC
132 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small restaurant near the Tyson's Galleria mall. Nicely decorated altho the back tables feel like they are in an unfinished store room. Shared a started of calamari which was exceptional. And a sampler of three dips with pita bread which was also exceptional - the pita bread was hot, which is such a great touch. My guest had a sandwich made with leg of lamb which was very nice - spicy. My kofte wrap sandwich was nice altho warning it has a lot of raw onions. The mixed lamb/beef patties inside were a little overcooked for me. Service was very nice. Valet parking.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

first time there, lunch sevice was very good as was the food.

GA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Food was definitely delicious. I strongly suggest mezze platters. They are tapas style, 1 mezze plate could serve max. 2 people. Grilled Octopus and calamari should definitely be the choices. Bronzino was delicious. We also ordered Hellim cheese but it was very small portion-only good for 1 person. Overall, the restaurant’s ambience- food quality was excellent. Service needs some improvement. Our server forgot to bring bread in the beginning, we had to ask for it. Latte came cold, we had to send it back. Other than these minor issues, everything was perfect.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fab time and the food and service was excellent! Thank you!

TS
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and fantastic Mediterranean food! Turkish coffee was spot on!! Just enough noise were folks couldn't hear our conversation and not loud enough that you had to yell to chat.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, on par (if not better then) Lebanese Taverna and Zaytinya. Mixed Mushrooms, Falafel, and Grill Octopus stood out from all the dishes we ordered.

JW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

This was our first visit to Agora. We loved it. The food was terrific, the waiter was knowledgeable and friendly, and the price was very reasonable. The restaurant has only been open for a month or two at this point. We cannot wait to go back before it gets too crowded.

OT
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Beautiful restaurant. Jefferson, our server was wonderful and provided excellent service and offered great recommendations for dishes to try. We came in at 12 noon. Our only complaint...the music playing was a too loud

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very spotty and inattentive service for our first two trips here. Eventually we got the manager/sommeliers’ attention and he took care of us. Love the food, though.

s
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

WE LOVED IT!!!
ENJOYED THE FOOD. SERVICE IS EXCELLENT.

CK
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service.

EM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were the first time there but really loved it - both the food and the atmosphere.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful new location! Serving sizes more generous than downtown location. Wait staff excellent!

M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

After reading all the reviews expected something wonderful. The service is non existent. Had to ask someone to come over. we just sat there waiting. then after asking again we ordered the food. The food is ok, but nothing fabulous especially if you are very familiar with the Mediterranean dishes. I would rather go to Nostos anyway.

KH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

My group of four selected this restaurant to celebrate birthdays. We ordered omelettes for breakfast and each of us got our omelettes at different times. I never received my omelette after waiting 30 minutes and by then my friends had finished their meals. I told the waiter multiple times and he said he’d check with the kitchen. He never apologized for the delay. When I finally got my omelette it was not what I ordered. I spoke to the manager and he comped our entire bill. It was an unpleasant experience because we couldn’t enjoy our meal together. All I ate was bread. Very disappointing experience. If your looking for a relaxing and customer friendly experience, go somewhere else.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I searched the area for New Restaurants and Agora and their Mezze’s were exceptional. Not only were each of the five plates very tasty, but the portions were better than most in this food genre.

JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service was excellent as well. There was a variety of dishes that made the menu exciting.

RR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food in a quiet location near Tysons--what's not to love? Ordered the lunch sampler, which gives you an affordable way to explore a number of key dishes. Everything was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Can't wait to go back and try more!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time here. Plenty of vegetarian & vegan choices.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great new lunch option in the Tysons area. Came here with coworkers a few weeks ago. The atmosphere is bright and upbeat, it wasn't too crowded and food and service were good.

AR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time visiting Agora in Tysons and both times were exceptional! The food is delicious and full of flavor. My mouth is literally watering just thinking about it! I've tried several dishes off the menu and each one was fresh and flavorful. Love the ambiance and decor. I sat in one of the beautiful booths in my first visit and upstairs in my second visit. Upstairs is definitely quieter and less crowded with its own separate bar. Service was attentive and outstanding. I can't wait to go back again and again!!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrendous!! They seated us in the back which felt like a time out. We specifically requested the empty tables up front but the staff insisted they were reserved ( even though they remained vacant the entire time we were there). The seating in the back felt like we were in a moldy basement with poor lighting and bad ambiance.

We were a party of five and they brought out two pieces of bread ( not sure if they were expecting us to share??). The mint tea we ordered was cold, and the wait staff seemed lost every time they were delivering our food items. The food was mediocre at best, never going back- spend your money at Cava- way better- better service, atmosphere, and better food. The wait staff spilled our coffee when attempting to bind the tables together (mid meal- we requested him to leave it, but he continuously barged through our table to attempt to bind them- mid bite). He did not offer to assist in cleaning up the spilled coffee. Falafel was dry, I’ll seasoned, and lacked effort- just like the rest of the restaurant.

MG
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Do not go! Extremely overpriced. For example: $10 dlls bottle of wine retail they are charging $45 dlls. The seafood plate for two ($45) tapas the majority is squid. Tapas portion are tiny compared with the value. You will leave hungry and still spend a fortune. The good thing is that they vale parking.

SK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A wonderful restaurant with absolutely delicious food. I have eaten in the D.C. location which may have more ambience, but the convenience of Tysons Corner really makes up for it. There's complimentary valet parking as well. And as it was my daughter's birthday, they brought over a complimentary treat with a candle in it.

SK
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

RW dinner was a good value but the second course came before finishing the first as though they were in a hurry. All in all it was a good evening. Will go again for sure as food was very good and so were the Turkish red wines.

TP
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the restaurant week menu, which was buried enough to provide choices for very particular eaters. Everyone loved their food. Service was wonderful!

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