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AGORA, Washington, DC

AGORA

4.4
4.4
2323 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
A-go-rah\: a gathering place
At Agora, we combine the aromatic flavors and textures of the Mediterranean for a tapas-style 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Turkish

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (202) 332-6767

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We offer catering with 3-Day advance notice. Please email mehtap@agoradc.net for more details.

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Cross street

    Between Q and Church Street NW

  • Parking details

    Closest Parking Garage:<br /><br />Colonial Parking<br />1400 16th St NW<br />Washington, DC 20036

  • Public transit

    Dupont Circle Metro station. RED LINE, Q street Exit.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,323 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CF

    CFroe

    Washington DC

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We celebrated my husband's birthday with our family including one baby and one child. Our server was most helpful in planning our meal. The food arrived quickly and was delicious. We had many options to choose from and each item was different and delicious. Dessert was comped by our server and it was the chestnut soufflé'. My daughter said it was one of the best desserts she had ever eaten. Great food & great service, we'll be back!
  2. BB

    BrunchBandit

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Agora is one of my all-time favorite brunch spots. The ambiance and the food were nice per usual. My only gripe is that our server was also tending to a table with a larger party. He seemed a bit more attentive to the larger party vs. our table. It took us a while to be able to put in our food orders. He was friendly, but we noticed the lack of attentiveness to our table.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday brunch! Staff was wonderful
  4. L

    Laura

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best brunch sit in town
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch experience! Super recommended, one of my fave spots in town for eating out! A must try!
  6. JE

    JordanE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and comes in small portions that can be shared. We particularly enjoyed the roasted cauliflower with a tahini dressing and the Garides Tava, which was a sauteed shrimp with tomatoes and olives. My friend had a glass of the Malbec and said it was wonderful. I had the Topaz Apple cocktail and the spice apple cider was a fantastic element to the drink.
  7. J

    claudineJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Although I would recommend my friends to visit Agora, the service last time was very low and bad. Agora is one of my fav' places in DC, I go there very often when visitors come, business meetings etc,. However, last time when I went, the service was bad. The waiter came at least 10 times in the first 20 mins since we came, he saw us talking and looking for the menu, however, he did not respect our space and privacy . He came and asked us again and again if we need to order food. While making our order, he recommend us to order at least 7-8 dishes, alleging that each person need 3-4 dishes. He did not ask how much we are hungry, which kind of dishes we like, I felt he was trying to push more and more food- which is unprofessional at all.
  8. SS

    SimonS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Zac ab was our server and was fantastic and demonstrated great customer service and a fun personality
  9. RT

    RicemanTX

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go to when in DC for Saturday and Sunday brunch. Bottomless food and drink is always great and the service fantastic. Hey, if they can put up with me and my drunken friends, keep food coming to the table and our drinks full, how could I complain! Great place, def check it out!!!
  10. KL

    KatherineL

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and portions, love having brunch here with friends!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my mom and sister here for brunch and we loved it! Food is great, service was awesome, and the space is very nice.
  12. TO

    TomiO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had a nice experience. I would go back again. Lots of options on the menu and I enjoyed what I ordered.
  13. LF

    LoriF

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I need to come to Agora more often - it never disappoints. In fact, this time it offered a pleasant surprise - 1/2 price bottle of wine Monday! Great way to make an excellent dinner with good friends even better. Everything we ordered was delicious. Absolutely loved the Peynirli Pide - yummy flatbread with goat cheese, mozzarella and dates. The cauliflower was amazing. Shrimp and kalamar cooked to perfection. You simply must try this place! It's a lovely restaurant, our server was excellent and the food is divine.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best waitress ever, bottomless brunch is a great value and food is great.

    AGORAResponded on February 18, 2020Hi! Who was your waitress? We love recognizing our staff for review shoutouts! Let us know please! And thank you for the wonderful feedback... Hope to have you join us again real soon!

  15. h

    howard

    Washington DC

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tapas style. Food all excellent. Diverse. Met some dietary restrictions. Service superb. Prices reasonable.

    AGORAResponded on February 18, 2020Thank you!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A nice place serving Mediterranean food. Very tasty food. The appetizers are served in pretty small portions. Meat dishes are great too.
  17. TW

    TheWiseBard

    Milwaukee

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Tara, Saganaki, pide, Lamb riblets— all outstanding Bronzino—ggod, but small portion Felafel—fair. Service—Fair, overstressed Fun place. Will return soon.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious brunch with amazing service.

    AGORAResponded on February 18, 2020Thank you!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As far as Turkish food goes, it was pretty good! The price point is a little higher than I imagined. My only "problem" is that we were sat on the side room, which is not as cool as the main room
  20. M

    Mac71

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my wife here for Valentine's day. She is a vegetarian, and she loves Middle Eastern food. We have been to many great Middle Eastern restaurants in metropolitan DC. Agora surpassed all expectations, far better than any of the great reviews I had read. We ate upstairs, and I found the ambience perfect. The menu is large, varied and interesting. We sampled quite a few dishes and we loved all of our choices. The service was perfect, not easy on such a busy night for the the staff. My highest recommendation.

    AGORAResponded on February 18, 2020Thank you so much for your kind words! Our team works real hard to make special days be extra memorable. So glad to have surpassed your expectations. We look forward to having you dine with us again real soon!

  21. XG

    XGR123

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    They sat us upstairs right next to the stairs. There were other much nicer tables but the server who sat us did not move us, even after I requested. Poor service.
  22. BW

    BernardW

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is always good, but tonight it was exceptionally good!
  23. HP

    HappyPatron

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of 6 people from different countries. We asked for a quiet table, and they very nicely settled us into a table in a bit of an alcove. The food was delicious and the setting allowed our conversation to flow freely. Thanks much for a wonderful evening!
  24. BE

    BigEnchilada

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Met some work colleagues and had a great time. Enjoyed the food, ambiance and service were good. Good all around experience.
  25. KB

    KateB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE this place. great food, great service! so much fun.
  26. RC

    RobbieC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Agora is one of the best brunch place in DC. Always excellent service and food is delicious.
  27. VU

    VU4U

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of our favorite places for brunch
  29. B

    Birdy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Waitress was not helpful or informative that the plates are very small (French toast is the size of a small slice of cheese!) She did not bring our check in a timely manner and then told us the machine was broken and made us wait 30 min without complimentary coffee or anything. Not impressed by the food and noise level was high. Would not recommend.
  30. c

    carrieb

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bottomless brunch in town! The goat cheese is to die for!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for both brunch and dinner. Accessible, but also great for people who want to try new things.
  32. CC

    CandaceC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my niece’ s and also her partner’s birthdays. The service was friendly,the food was very good and they even brought out a complimentary birthday dessert which was lovely.
  33. i

    iamhere

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A charming neighborhood spot. The food was wonderful! We sat at the bar and Antonio took such amazing care of us! His knowledge of the menu was impressive and the his recommendations were spot on! We will certainly be back again!
  34. GP

    GuadalupeP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone at Agora is very nice. Thank you very much!
  35. j

    jct48

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at AGORA. I had a 6:15 reservation on a Monday night. The place was nearly empty when we arrived, but filled up quickly. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that bottles of wine were half price on Mondays! The food and service were excellent. The baklava was to die for. I will be back for sure.
  36. T

    Travelingwahoos

    Charlotte

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Great for a group of friends!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Let me tell you guys, my server, who was Turkish, let us lives our best life at brunch. He gave all the best recommendations, was very honest about what was trash verses what was delicious and picked out choices from start to finish. Couldn’t have been more pleased. A great dining experience from top to bottom with amazing food
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Felt pressured by wait staff to do unlimited brunch. Certain dishes were forgotten land not brought out until after we reminded them. Food was decent, but the overall experience was frustrating.
  39. AP

    AnuP

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!!
  40. LS

    LindaS

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great choice for a group with varied tastes or restrictions with the opportunity to taste many different items. Noisy by my standards, lively by other's. Be aware there isn't really an option for a traditional "meal" --protein, veg, salad--you create the combos yourself. I could survive on the bread and dips alone.

FAQs

AGORA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 332-6767.

AGORA is rated 4.4 stars by 2323 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Q and Church Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Turkish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Closest Parking Garage:<br /><br />Colonial Parking<br />1400 16th St NW<br />Washington, DC 20036

  • Public transit

    Dupont Circle Metro station. RED LINE, Q street Exit.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 332-6767

  • Catering

    We offer catering with 3-Day advance notice. Please email mehtap&#64;agoradc.net for more details.

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