AGORA

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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TP
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

e
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant. Love the food,never disappointed.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty small plates. Amazing variety!

N
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience and atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone.

RF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very tasty dishes. I like the fact that you get a number of small dishes so that you can taste multiple things. Their traditional Greek dishes always have a little interesting twist. It was a fun evening.

CB
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food during Restaurant Week was amazing. We enjoyed 4 small-sized courses with excellent service. The noise level was busy but not outrageous. The only down side was that the small tables are too close together. We hope to return in nicer weather so as to enjoy the short walk from Dupont Circle and another helping of the excellent Mediterranean food.

g
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We visited for restaurant week, and our experience was positive. The service was quick and responsive and the dishes we chose were very well prepared. We especially liked the branzino, which was very well cooked. Our critiques were minor: The bathrooms were plentiful, but could have been cleaner. The water served was simple tap water that did not appear to have been filtered at all, not something we rarely encounter in other upscale establishments. And the menu mentioned a multi-grain bread that was not served with the branzino, and while we were told it was being baked, we never did receive it with our meals. Overall, a good but not outstanding visit.

BS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a splendid evening and were very ably guided through a new experience by Taylor. A lot of fun and we will do it again.

MD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! I honestly don't think that I can really begin to explain how freaking phenomenal my experience was at Agora! My server, Zeyneb was literally THE BEST server I have ever had. We came for my birthday this past Saturday and Zeynab literally was incredible! There were 13 of us in my party and she had no one helping her plus she had other tables and she was ON IT! We never had an empty glass, the tapas was always coming out - and damn did everything taste so good - I don't know how she did it, but she rocked it!! Needless to say, the entire experience was phenomenal, and I can't wait to come back - and hopefully get to sit in her table again, because she's the best! Thank you Zeyneb and Agora for literally the best experience!

AGORA
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you so much Michele ! We've already congratulated her with a bottle of wine for the outstanding reviews she's received this past weekend! We look forward to having you and your friends dine with us again real soon! Come visit her for dinner too!

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TH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a group of 6, with 3 vegetarians, and a couple allergies, we found Agora a wonderful fit, as we could each order several small plates to fit our particular diet/desire. The food was delicious, prompt, and prepared to perfection. The staff was attentive and friendly.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at the restaurant and I look forward to going back. The food was wonderful .

SF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of friends and I dined there for my birthday. The waiter provided us with a number of helpful ordering suggestions and the restaurant even provided me with some delicious desserts for the occasion.

LU
Washington DC
122 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a great place for lunch with a friend. Their lunch special is a great value - a salad or dip (they bring out just baked roti which is fabulous), a vegetable dish and a fish or meat dish and a drink all for less than $18. We ordered one lunch special and one short rib sandwich on Brioche bun. It was plenty and everything was delicious. The grilled octopus was especially good. The fries with the sandwich were a bit soggy and I thought the cauliflower was a bit salty but I will still return again and again.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Unfortunately new mgmt and new staff brought with a horrible service. Have been a regular but wont be coming back after today

SJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The endless brunch is delicious with a great selection and great quality food and drink choices.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Poor service. Bottomless brunch. Our server rarely came by. Hard to get drink refills and someone at our table didn’t get their food until the bill came.

OT
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great as always. Our server Zeyneb made it even better, attentive friendly service!!

k
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was flavorful, cooked to perfection and authentic.

JS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited this Turkish restaurant during our trip to DC during Christmas holidays.
We had Great food, superb cocktails & fantastic service by Burak. We were so impressed, we returned next evening again and enjoyed thoroughly.
Looking forward to visiting DC again.

TW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Good! Went there for Christmas Eve - it was very nice.

MB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After greeting us, our wait staff explained the menu perfectly, as Agora serves “small plates”. Her recommendations were wonderful and the food was delicious. We started with hummus, pita and a glass of wine, and I then had the grilled chicken on pita and my date had the fried eggplant. Both were fabulous! We ended with Turkish coffee and the best Baklava we’ve ever tasted! Highly recommend!

AGORA
Responded on December 25, 2019

Thank you so much!

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OT
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great experience and location ! Good food !

MR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, perfect ambiance. Have gone many times and will go back again!

AGORA
Responded on December 25, 2019

Thank you Megan!

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m
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food and ambiance were great. Our server was distracted and we waited longer than you’d expect for some of the basics like water refills.

h
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were at Agora for brunch. (We have dined at Agora several times, but this was our first brunch experience.) The food was tasty and imaginative. Unfortunately, it was also cold, hardly satisfying for french toast or hash. The first cup of hot water for tea had to be sent back because unidentified specks were floating in it; I didn’t drink my coffee refill because the cream, rather than dissolving into the coffee, glopped on the surface (don’t know why this happened only with the second cup.) We didn’t make a fuss because we were old friends meeting after a very long separation and wanted to concentrate on catching up, not on kitchen complaints. Oh well.

N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and environment. Would recommend getting 3 plates per person and going with a larger group to try a lot on the menu.

T
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent cold, dry martini.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Small portions so we ordered a few different things and shared. It was great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service!! Had a great time

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall we had a nice evening. Our waitress was excellent. She was there when we wanted to order the next set of tapas, and did not rush us through what was a leisurely meal. Me cocktail, “sticky fingers” was delicious. The food was mixed, some of it delicious, the other just average. I would return.

JO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I’ve been dining at Agora for several years and love it. This particular visit it was very noticeable that some things had changed...smaller portions and some service slowness and repeated incorrect items brought to table.

W
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bottomless brunch in DC. Highly recommend to all.

BD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of the best bottomless brunches in all of Washington DC.

t
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Every single small plate that they brought to the table was amazing! The fresh warm homemade pita was to die for! Can’t wait to go back!

TN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Shareable plates so you can try everything! Delicious dinner with family.

JW
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Agora did not disappoint. The food is always delicious and the service excellent!

OT
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Loved the place !

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zeyneb was attentive and took good care of us,will be back :)

BE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, very prompt service and affordably priced. Would recommend.

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