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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place for Sunday brunch; they never disappoint!

GR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was f-ing bomb. food amazing as ALWAYS, service was amazing, waiter was a second late with my sparkling water so he comp'd it AND gave us free dessert i mean come on how could it get any better than that?!?!?!?! 10/10 would recommend this dope, delicious establishment!

N
London
37 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place for outdoor dining on a pleasant evening -- and fast service if you're going to the theater!

SC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, great selection of wine, server was attentive, great location and atmosphere:-)

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Delicious food, gracious service. Everyone in our party of six enjoyed our dinner at Agora. Will definitely return next time I’m in DC.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiter/bartender John (sp?) was charming and attentive, anticipating our needs and requests well and pouring bottomless mimosas like it was his expertise--which it may have been. I had been before in May but this time was even tastier than before. It made for an excellent last-minute birthday party and we all left feeling full and happy with the experience.

OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to brunch. Great service and excellent food.

T
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Agora is one of my favorite restaurants. We come back repeatedly. The food is always so good. I crave it.
Service is always great with friendly attentive staff. Wonderful.

LS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fun meal and drinks in a really noisy atmosphere. Brunch was going on, but we ordered from the regular list of mezze.

Turkish food is delicious and easy to accommodate many different tastes. I love the spreads and the basket of warm and fresh pide.

R
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The price was high for the quantity and quality that they offer. The waiter did not pay much attention and it was a bit rude. Moreover, the tip should be choosen by the client or guest and not be assumed by the waiter.

TD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Maybe it was an off day, but the service was slow and just...not good. They forgot the entire order for one of our guests and she never got it. Frankly ridiculous and I was really looking forward to it! Bummed.

AL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Brunch was a bust.... one hour into brunch and we only had one drink. Our glasses (water too) were constantly empty. We didn't receive quite a few of the dishes we ordered. And when they sent us stuff we didn't order (like 6 plates of deviled eggs), they refused to take them back. I definitely will never be back.

OT
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as always!!!

A
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such good food!!!

MO
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Our food was delicious, unfortunately the service was terrible.

OT
Greensboro
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful friendly, helpful, and professional server. Terrific food. Energetic, fun atmosphere. We will definitely return!

d
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food very good, service very good. Too loud for us

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERY SINGLE DISH WAS DELICIOUS!!!!
Friendly personable waitstaff, flavorful dishes, great wine!!!!

d
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mediterranean inspired small plates and relaxing ambiance.

DM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

It was ok... we would go there again if someone asked us too, but not on our own again

s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the restaurant, however timing of the courses was very strange... they basically just came out when ready. So while my friend was eating her appetizer, I already got my main. Then was fine w my main while the other friend was still waiting for his.

LC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for Restaurant week and had the fixed price menu. Excellent food, very attentive service. Highly reccommend!

EH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was okay.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I love Agora! The food is amazing and it’s pretty reasonable. However, do not go when you’re in a hurry. The service is pretty slow. This is fine when you plan for it and want to take your lunch at a leisurely pace.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Could be bc of restaurant week - there aren’t r ought servers. Food for each of our party of 3 did not come out together. And it was cold when it arrived.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant week - service was good, food was good although I didn’t like my main (I like lemon but it was very overpowering on the shrimp). I would return but just order something different next time.
Only fault was my husbands starter came out before mine, so it went cold while waiting and then again with the mains. Poor timing with kitchen safe.

SC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

HAPPY HOUR WAS GREAT: I tried every single dish with my friend (2 of us) and we were very satisfied with the tapas. We had the lamb sausage, shrimp taco, brisket taco, and pita bread with dips. ALSO I loved the cherry mule! Great twist on Moscow mule and it was a refreshing and delightful drink to have. Not to mention they have great music :)

A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I'd never been to Agora, but had heard great things from friends who frequent. I was NOT disappointed! Looking forward to returning again.

k
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mom here for bottomless brunch and it did not disappoint! Truly great

BC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great value and great portion sizes

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible pita and baba ganoush!

JD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Solid brunch with unlimited mimosas PLUS one chase cocktails.

A
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

This place is usually great but this time it was incredibly disappointing. We were there for brunch and the service was really slow, the waiter rarely came to our table and our table was rarely cleared. They were incredibly stingy with the pita bread (a requirement for dips). We ended up finishing our dip order with no bread because after 4 times of asking (and not receiving) for a refill they gave us 2 pieces for our table of 8. Once we were finished eating we were not approached by staff for about 45 min. Very disappointing.

DD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We got 5 small plates for 2 people, which was a bit more than we needed. The scallops were excellent. I'd say everything else was very good. The ambiance was good, and we had a relaxing dinner.

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

John the bartender was very attentive, friendly, and fun. Best brunch in dc! Will be back. Service was top notch. Thank you

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

This is the third time in a row we had bad service. One time a server spilled a drink on my companion with a lackluster apology and the last two times the servers have been slow, we haven’t gotten all we ordered and just not very friendly service. I’ve seen four different businesses in that space in the last 26 years and at the rate Agora is going, I would not be surprised if it turns over again. Agora seems to have gotten a big ego and is forgetting about the loyal customers who made it what it is.

JD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Best place for bottomless brunch, all you can eat and drink for $40. Really great service and food!

l
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious tapas in a fun environment. Service was outstanding

CW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It took a while for my party to be seated but other than that everything was perfect

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