AGORA

4.7
2050 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Agora Restaurant is the go-to Mediterranean oasis of Dupont Circle. We bring you a Mezze or small plates, style menu displaying the eclectic flavors of Turkey, Greece, and Lebanon. In addition to our robust menu, we offer an extensive selection of wines, beers and liquor from around the world as well as our house curated cocktails. We look forward to providing you and your guests with the hospitality that is expected of the Mediterranean culture.
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Agora is often overlooked for trendier spots in Dupont, but the Mediterranean food here is pretty good. Use it for a last-minute meal.

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

Usually a great spo, but they were short on staff and the staff working was awful.

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CS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic time! Our waitress was prompt and the wait staff was very helpful and made our reservation easy

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Seats were too close to other parties , couldn’t hear my wife clearly because of the loudness of the people that were seated next to us literally felt they were on our table . Will never go back there

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DM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Agora has become a great go-to for a fresh meal that is always on the mark. AJ was great!

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KS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent small plates at great price,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner there with friends. Would recommend to anyone.

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NC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were very friendly and helpful! It is my first time, but I will definitely come back with more friends. They have all you can eat/drink for a great price :-) The food quality was very good as well. Many more option than Cava which is my favorite place to have brunch.

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SO
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great brunch with bottomless drinks. Super service, delicious food fair/ cheap price for what you get ... can’t wait to go back !

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff accommodated us after our party of two for dinner morphed into essentially a second sitting for a group of 7 -- with only a modest wait on a Saturday night. Food and drink were terrific. Managers were fantastic.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was quick and excellent. Food tasted amazing. Be prepared to sit very close to the neighboring tables around you, it's also very loud in the restaurant. Also I knew mezze would be small plates, but they were VERY small, so be prepared to order at least 2-3 per person.

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k
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time here , first time was for dinner , the most recent brunch . The brunch was amazing and so was the service I was very impressed ! I would recommend to anyone. It’s also a good deal for all the food and drinks you get !

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I first time at this restaurant, so many friends recommended so I decided to celebrate my birthday here. The food was so good, the service exceptional.... for sure I will recommended.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is a great value, alcohol is a little pricey; the quality of the cuisine, service, ambiance, and location is extremely high.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Fair price for bottomless brunch. Server was fantastic and ordered the first round for the table which was very nice. Quick to get food to table, and refill drinks. Cant ask for more

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OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sunday brunch and cocktails

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SA
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at Agora is a must! The fabulous variety of delicious and beautifully prepared and presented dishes provide something for every palate. The welcoming and professional staff offers knowledgable menu guidance, outstanding service and an upbeat ambiance. We look forward to all things Agora whether it be lunch, dinner, brunch or happy hour. Thank you, Agora!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I heart this place. Awesome food, fast service and bottomless drinks. Amazing combo!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great quality of food and interesting menu options! Friendly hosts and cozy interior, perfect option for casual dinner with friends.

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CF
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food and ambiance at Agora was fantastic. The manager greeted us like old friends and we got the table we reserved. A great place. We hope they continue to flourish for years to come!

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DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great service. It's pretty noisy though, but still a great spot!

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Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! The apricot dessert was amazing.

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L
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites! Always great food, great service, and a great time! The staff is AWESOME. Can't wait to come back!

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JR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a group. Delicious food to share!

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ES
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere, staff, and food! We came for restaurant week and it was an incredible deal. There was so much food and it was all amazing. Our waitress was so sweet and I cannot wait to go back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Bit too loud that evening

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L
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. The noise level was deafening!

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CK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time. We came for restaurant week and I specifically wanted the branzino. They had run out of it, and the owner came out to apologize. He was extremely friendly and we spent awhile talking. He made me a little extra something to make up for their being out of the fish option. The food was incredible, all the service professionals were attentive and friendly, and we made friends with the people at the table next to us. We will be back!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service, diverse food choices for many diets and tastes

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a great time at Agora. The food is excellent and authentic Turkish cuisine. It has a nice ambience in the evening and overall a good vibe. Hostesses were warm and welcoming and wait staff were available, kind and got our orders quickly. The rose wine was great! I'd say it's an excellent place to go on a date.

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CD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

First time went in restaurant week but not interesting menu so we ordered a la carte. Food less than mediocre/ ordered mostly vegetarian. The names of the dishes are enticing but taste, texture etc what you get in the grocery quality for relatively expensive for what you get. Even the dessert was stale.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was salty.

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U
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Agora usually provides better service. This time I was not satisfied as some dishes were not available for Sunday brunch. Our server kept bringing egg dishes despite us telling him the birthday boy was allergic. Service was not good. We did not get the full Agora experience. They need more staff to handle the amount of people coming in this restaurant. Overall the owner is really cool.

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k
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was amazing. The food and service were both great and the drinks were also great . My only complaint was the hostess girl, she rudely told me and my boyfriend that were needed to be out by a certain time... an hour from our reservation . Considering we spent over $170 between the two of us this is extremely rude. We ended up spending over an hour at the restaurant and had a great time but this hostess should really be fired .

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CP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

AGORA is a great hip little restaurant with a well-crafted menu and good service. It works well for date nights or small group outings.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The staff is always fun and nice. Everything I've had at Agora has been beyond delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible for restaurant week! Had the pleasure of communicating throughout the night with the owner of the restaurant who was extremely hospitable and generous in providing us with drinks and information about the menu. I will definitely be going back!

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KV
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The place was good. The food was amazing! The seating is a little crowded, but that's understandable for such a busy place. 10/10 would recommend it and go again.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, good service!

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CM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, loved the roasted red pepper sauce with pita bread and the fried brussel sprouts! Definitely recommended, and it gets very busy, so I’d make a reservation!

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AR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only was the food amazing, but the service was exceptional. Even though the restaurant was very busy when we came, our food came out quickly and the flavor didn't suffer because of the amount of people at the restaurant.

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