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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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!
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.
Great birthday brunch! Staff was wonderful
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.
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.
Zac ab was our server and was fantastic and demonstrated great customer service and a fun personality
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!!!
Great food and portions, love having brunch here with friends!
Took my mom and sister here for brunch and we loved it! Food is great, service was awesome, and the space is very nice.
Had a nice experience. I would go back again. Lots of options on the menu and I enjoyed what I ordered.
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.
Best waitress ever, bottomless brunch is a great value and food is great.
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Tapas style. Food all excellent. Diverse. Met some dietary restrictions. Service superb. Prices reasonable.
A nice place serving Mediterranean food. Very tasty food. The appetizers are served in pretty small portions. Meat dishes are great too.
Tara, Saganaki, pide, Lamb riblets— all outstanding
Bronzino—ggod, but small portion
Will return soon.
A delicious brunch with amazing service.
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
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.
Thank 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!
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.
The food is always good, but tonight it was exceptionally good!
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!
Met some work colleagues and had a great time. Enjoyed the food, ambiance and service were good. Good all around experience.
LOVE this place. great food, great service! so much fun.
Agora is one of the best brunch place in DC. Always excellent service and food is delicious.
Great food and service!
One of our favorite places for brunch
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.
Best bottomless brunch in town! The goat cheese is to die for!
Great experience for both brunch and dinner. Accessible, but also great for people who want to try new things.
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.
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!
Everyone at Agora is very nice. Thank you very much!
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.
Delicious! Great for a group of friends!
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
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.
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.
We have gone here for years but have not been for many moths. Sadly, it was not as good as it used to be. Still good but not as good. One big disappointment was the change of the bread they used to serve. The new bread is just not as good - at all. They were still serving their restaurant week menu. Small portions.
This was my first visit and I hope to return in the future. My lunch partner and I shared 5 dishes: hummus, baba ghanouj, falafel, cauliflower, and kofte. All the food was great; the bread was wonderful. My only criticism is that the waiter recommended 3-4 dishes per person, which would have been WAY too much food. We had trouble finishing 5 between us.