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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 46 times today


1749 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Turkish
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Brunch (2 Seating Times)
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
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Phone number
(202) 332-6767
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dimo Kolouas
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We offer catering with 1 week advance notice. Please email for more details
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Cross street
Between Q and Church Street NW
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Parking details
Closest Parking Garage:

Colonial Parking
1400 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Public transit
Dupont Circle Metro station. RED LINE, Q street Exit.
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Special events & promotions
$34.99 Bottomless Brunch
Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Happy Hour (Bar Only)
Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sundays: 5:00 PM - Closing

50% Off Sommelier Selection Wines ( by the bottle)
Every Monday night, 5:00 PM - Close
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

At Agora, our private dining options are flexible depending on the size of your party and the scope of your event. We can accommodate small, intimate groups, as well as larger events. We also offer private space for your corporate events including retreats where you will have the option of casual or formal setup. From brunch parties, luncheons, receptions and so much more, you can rest assure your guests will experience the very best in event planning expertise and hospitality when planning your next special event.

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What 1749 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Heels (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Decent but not great food. Good atmosphere and very nice service.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My boyfriend took me to Agora on our first date and it's become our go-to Valentine's Day spot. Small plates and a cozy atmosphere, perfect for getting to know someone without being overly formal. The Ottoman rice and brussel sprouts are amazing, if you don't fill up on the warm pita first!

Jeff (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

My partner and I go there every year for our anniversary. The service, food, and ambiance have always been superb. I plan to go there every year until............

vipOpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

my fav brunch in dc!!!

Bilja (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was tasty. Server was very pleasant. Will come back.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent happy hour. Great food and drink specials. Definitely get the mixed grill seafood platter, it's amazing.

5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was authentic and delicious! The environment was very cozy and comfortable. The service was friendly and thorough. We will definitely return for another meal!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful place for tapas-style eastern Mediterranean food. They do a great job bringing out dishes a couple at the time so you never feel overwhelmed. Also a great wine selection!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent meal and service. Omar you rock!

333999 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

My friend and I ordered from the lunch menu. It started with three different kinds of spread, chicken kebab for main, coffee and dessert. Food and the price were both great.

vipTheComputerMedic (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We love having special dinners together here. The staff is knowledgeable about the food and which flavors work together.

They change the menu periodically as well as make variations to certain dishes to keep things fresh and new. The baklava was good but not nearly what it used to be. They used to prepare it with Orange blossom and Rose water which added as lovely softness to the end of a wonderful meal,. Also they charged from pistachio to walnut which weakened the flavor so theT
baklava tonight was good just not great.

casualbruncher (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Speed of food delivery was great as was refilling of drinks and hot bread. A couple items tasted like they had been reheated, which was a shame, but overall still a good selection of tasty small plates.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Loved our waiter and the food! Will be back again soon

vipSundarC (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Loved this place!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Agora is one of our favorite restaurants in DC. The food and experience never disappoints!

Tony (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, great service, great location. Dined on a Saturday before a theater show and had a wonderful evening. Will return in the near future to further explore the menu.

Ceviche (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Saturday dinner, double-date seated upstairs. The bench seating is shallow and it felt like you could slide off. If seated with back against window, cold draft was an issue (Feb. 2018). Great food and good service--servers should encourage guests to keep a food and drink menu with them during their meal. Bread was served warm. I wish the server paced the plates--we were getting all of the vegetable plates first, then all of the meats all at once. We prefer to have veggies to compliment meat dishes.

Ambiance was casual and dimly lit (nice!). Noise level may have gone up due to us--catching up with friends. :) Will return.

vipSARQ (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Agora is consistently five stars! Regardless of whether the visit is happy hour, dinner or brunch based we are never disappointed. The entire team is welcoming and beyond knowledgable regarding the wonderful menu options. Lovely dining ambiance and always fun bar atmosphere too!
Thank you, Agora!

Sully62 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

My wife and I went there this past weekend 1/28/2018. It was restaurant week and each person ordered two appetizers, two entrees (still small plates) and one desert. So for two people ready to share that is 10 different, and delicious options to share.

I am always a little concerned that little plates equate to not enough food. OMG no worries when you eat here. By the time we had raced through the bread and finished our four appetizers - we were no longer confident we could finish the job of eating it all. Though we did our best we left with a box.

We enjoyed every dish (well my wife does not like cheese so there was one she did not prefer). To be clear as a cheese enthusiast it too was great.

I don’t think you can go wrong on the menu. The service was great and the staff friendly.

DEFINITELY NOT MY LAST VISIT!! kudos to you Agora - you delighted us in every respect.

KW80 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Agora is one of my favorites. A nice variety of hot and cold, veggie and meat small plates, with enough to share between two people. The chef changes some offerings with the season, but also maintains a majority of consistent menu items (hoping they never get rid of the Ottoman rice and Aegean delight for dessert!). During my most recent visit, it seemed to take longer than normal for our food to come, without any explanation from our server, but my friend and I were enjoying catching up, so it wasn't much of an issue. Would still recommend Agora for anyone who enjoys well-executed Mediterranean small plates.