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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.
Great food. Great location. Service was a bit off but overall, good place to check out.
Service was impeccable, flavors were on point from wine selections, spreads, to meats. Must try grilled prawn if you’re a seafood lover! You won’t be disappointed. Dessert is always a mellow, sweet treat, but if you wanna kick it up a notch, you gotta get a classic Turkish coffee. Great for groups and date night, plus there’s outdoor seating!
Best food! Best service
This is a great place for brunch with family or friends. Highly recommend it!
We had great service and great food at AGORA. We highly recommend the Hunkar Begendi and the grilled octopus. It's a great place for celebrating with family and friends.
Service has just went down hill. Don’t know if ownership has changed but since GM Peter left not had good service
Great food! Great service! Eduardo was exceptional. As was the table hostess who tried her best to get us a table near the bar 30 minutes before our reservation! A memorable Mother's Day for my wife and our family indeed! I'll be back soon for sure!
We went for Mother’s Day, and while we had a reservation we did end up waiting a bit. But, it was worth the wait. We did the all you can eat brunch and that was well worth the price. We really liked the service too, food was great - we sampled everything.
Food was great and our server was extremely attentive. No complaints.
They kicked us out of brunch even though the place was empty. I get the "2 hour rule" but we were literally the only ones in the room
All good - mom was in town for the mother’s day weekend.
This has turned into a new favorite place of mine. I’ve been here a couple of times now including celebrating my birthday with a large party. They are extremely customer service minded, very friendly and really take care of you. The food is amazing and it just keeps on coming out and you get to taste so many different delicious Mediterranean items. Their bottom less deal is also one of the kind. I wish more places would offer this. Ms. Dara has been our server twice and she is so sweet and has a lot of patience (!!) with all the orders that come at her. Thank you for making this an amazing brunch for us!
Fantastic food and a wonderful staff. One of my favorite restaurants!
Agora is a bit costly but always worth it. There are so many delicious things to try on the menu making the unlimited brunch ideal for group outings. Standout dishes include the Cacik, Goat Cheese, and French Toast.
Kareem was awesome!
Great location, food, and drinks. Nothing like sitting outside on a fine night, watching the world go by while hanging with your buddies and eating fine Near Eastern morsels!
Excellent small plates fare
I think this is my favorite restaurant in DC. Delicious Turkish food, friendly service, good prices.
Awesome food and service! Will definitely come back again!
Some of the best Mediterranean food in DC! Agora has a thoughtful menu that is executed beautifully. Some traditional dishes with inventive tweaks and preparations. Excellent wine list. It's a romantic restaurant that is great for a date. I have been going to Agora for years and it has continually had great service, and really good quality ingredients. I can't say enough good things about this place.
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I had high hopes for Agora but was unexpectedly disappointed. When we arrived and were seated, it took nearly 15 minutes for us to be approached by a waiter. It took another 15 minutes for water to be brought to our table. We ordered and were served the sampler plate which was delicious but were not given plates, utensils, or even napkins to enjoy our food. Those were given another 5-10 minutes later at the same time we were served our Turkish sausage pide. They have small plates but until this point the food was delightful it was only the service that was incredibly subpar. Finally, our Adana came. It was so burnt, parts of the meat were entirely inedible. Not once did our waiter ask us how our food was or if we were enjoying ourselves. There were a number of tables that had been seated after us that had been promptly served and were turning in their cards for payments as we were waiting for our waiter to return. It took him approximately 19 minutes to clear our table, a table for two, during which his service was curt and he did not speak to us or even smile in our direction. After waiting for 24 minutes for him to collect our payment, during which the restaurant, both inside and on the patio, were empty of diners besides 3 other couples, we decided to go inside and pay where we found our waiter huddled with other waiters chatting. I will never go to this establishment again.
Definitely a treasure. Everything about this restaurant was fabulous. Awesome ambiance, friendly and excellent staff & service, great value and amazing mezze plates, variety galore, great drinks. A great place & a memorable experience.
Everything we ordered was amazing!!! As fast as they were serving us the plates they were eaten by us. The food was fast and fresh, we each ordered 3 plates each, and have plenty of food left over. The drinks were delicious and complemented the dishes very well. If you are in DC come eat here, you won’t be disappointed.
We always love going to Agora. You get quality Mediterranean food for half the price as other restaurants downtown and the ambiance is great. The staff is super on top of things too.
Excellent food, excellent service!! Best brunch in town.
Didn’t have a table ready for us until 30 minutes after our reservation
Great food and service.
We loved this dining experience. From the two lovely ladies who seated us, to our friendly, helpful, not intrusive, waiter, to I think the owner, who checked to see how we were enjoying our dinner, the service was perfect. Food was fresh and delicious and served with good timing. We ate outside on a beautiful evening so I can’t say what the inside was like. Would definitely go back here and would recommend this.
Great place and unbelievable food. Manager even came over, introduced herself and gave us two deserts to try. My family really appreciated that touch.
Really great place to sit outside on a nice evening. Will be back for bottomless bunch as well.
Everything was wonderful: the waiter was attentive and the food delicious.
Great food, great drinks, every time I go to Agora!
Agora is one of our favorite places in the city to eat and bring friends. The staff are always very warm and inviting.
The food is out of this world good and it is always fun to try new items. Check out the brunch if you haven’t yet.
Delicious food. Small portions so you can taste several dishes. Excellent service. Affordable.
delicious food and attentive service for a reasonable price in Dupont
very good food, nice outdoor space, prices are fine. some additional wait staff would prevent a few mistakes and improve on rather lengthy times to order and receive things.
I've now visited Agora for every meal service they offer - dinner, brunch, and most recently lunch. Um what a great little spot! The food is really good and as a nutritionist I really appreciate that they label menu items w allergens. Brunch is probably my favorite because who doesn't love an egg on... everything. The lunch special is a fantastic value and it was easy to get a table. Highly recommend for any meal!
quality of food and service declined since our last visit
We enjoyed our dinner at Agora. There are lots of small plates options to choose from --- yummy to share so many things. We had 8-10 small plates for four adults. The pita bread is warm and very good, and they will keep bringing you more upon request. Food is moderately priced, which is nice for this area. We sat outside on the patio, which we enjoyed, as it can be noisy inside at times. I would definitely go back.
Excellent food as always. We always have a great time.