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We are named after the word ala, a Turkish saying that translates to a mix of all the colors. This idea represents the journey we are each on to taste the many cultures & recipes from different areas of the world while inviting people in from all backgrounds.
We offer the full Levant experience - everything from mouth-watering cooking to specialty wine, liquor and cocktails...
We welcome you to experience ala: where unique food, rare drinks, loving hospitality, and an atmosphere of color and excitement will greet you.
Multiple dates availableNot your usual Happy Hour! 25% off the ENTIRE menu during Happy Hour Why limit yourself to a few pre-selected Happy Hour items when you could try the entire menu? Rather than just a few bar snacks and house beverages, you have a chance to try everything on our food&drink menu! -Monday-Thursday 4-6 pm(last call at 5:45 pm) -2 hour limit per table -Limited seating, designated areas only -Patio seating might be available upon request, but not guaranteed -"Ziyafet" is not included in the deal
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
The food was meh (definitely not up to its price point, compared to some other Mediterranean cuisine locations in DC), the service was haphazard and distracted. Overall, not the best experience
if you're looking for a bottomless brunch with decent food, you will have a good experience. I've been to a whole bunch, and this one offers food options that are just OK. Dishes are tiny, even in comparison to other brunches, and only 1-2 were exceptional. I also felt the atmosphere outside could have been better. Yes, it's COVID time, but you can see some of the outdoor dining places and how they decorated the outdoor space much better.
Great food and great service.
Literally the best place ever the food was soooooo good
Our waitor was incredible. He was attentive and served us promptly and with care. I had a party of 5 do bottomless brunch (drinks + food) on Saturday, 04/24 which was delicious and inexpensive! We will definitely return ASAP! Great atmosphere, too.
Excellent good and service. Outdoor seating accommodated pandemic concerns. We will return!
Angel was an amazing server, made good recommendations and all the food and drinks came out on time and were delicious. 10/10 I will definitely be back soon.
Great experience! The staff was wonderful and knowledgeable, the food was delicious, and the wine was amazing. Looking forward to going back!
Everything we had was delicious and we will be back!
Everything we had was excellent! Our favorites were the chocolate mutabbal, manakish, and tandir, but everything was delicious. Thanks to our waitress Leslie for the recommendations!
Kim did a phenomenal job as our server! She was so much fun and very kind! She wanted to make sure we got our money’s worth for brunch and introduced us to new menu items we may not have otherwise tried. We loved them all!
I am always pleased when I visit this restaurant. Great aesthetic, food, wonderful drinks, and even better service.
Great experience, would 10/10 come back.
The service was really quick, but not rushed. The food was extremely creative and flavorful
$39 for unlimited tapas and drinks. This brunch was even better because you could order Champagne, mimosa, whiskey, vodka, wine, and beer!
Ala was overall a good restaurant with nice ambience and decent food. This restaurant was previously Ankara, which, in my opinion, was actually better. The food took a hit when the menu changed. The service at Ala was alright. There were a few instances where we had to ask for bread/water/drinks multiple times, but the manager was very nice and brought us an extra dessert as a result. Worth a try if you want to find a new spot, but it wouldn't be at the very top of my list.
Great service, wonderful food.
The staff was very helpful in helping us decide as the menu was a little confusing to someone who had never dined there before. Unfortunately, they were out of the drink that we were really looking forward to. Plenty of both outdoor and indoor seating.
Ala was fantastic. Kim is one one of the best servers we’ve ever had. She was so accommodating and quick. I understand the restaurant was busy that day but she was still attentive caring and went above and beyond to make sure all 3 of our party tables were taken care of. My friends and I did the bottomless brunch here and the food and drinks were both equally as incredible. The food was fresh, tasty, and kept coming as we ordered. The bottomless brunch allows more options for you other than just mimosas which is a huge game changer for ppl who prefer different types of drinks. Will be going back again soon!
Very good enjoyed it
So much food! I went for a girls' dinner and we shared family style. After plate 2 we felt stuffed! The drinks were beautiful and we received complimentary shots from the bar :)
Amazing experience! The food, service, and ambiance was fantastic. Our waitress, Kim, was super helpful and went above and beyond. Definitely coming back soon!
Amazing food and service. Lovely patio. Will definitely be back again.
We did the bottomless drinks but the server rarely came around to get us more drinks that it was not worth the price for what we actually got. We also did not receive itemized receipts which was not great considering our totals (even including tip) did not seem accurate for what we ordered. The food and atmosphere was very nice but the service and payment methods need serious work.
The staff is fantastic! Cocktails are out of this world! Food is great.
We really liked it here. We'd be at its previous iteration pre-COVID and were happy to come back to see how it's done now. We'll very likely be back soon.
Excellent vibe and food. Amazing spot for a great birthday dinner! I loved the brunch option and the drinks were so good. I’ll be back for sure!
alais a spectacular restaurant. Gorgeous ambiance, delicious and unique cuisine, and above all outstanding service.
Their $39brunch menu was pricey, but it was a great way to try dukkah benedict and Levantine fusion delights in unmatched authenticity. Our waitress was so attentive, I almost felt like I was disappointing her by not ordering more food!
We will be back again, and again, and again!
We went for the first time on Sunday. We had theziyafet experience and it was so good! I even ate Dukkah Chicken ! so yes...go try them out. You will not be disappointed!
I visited this place with my husband and we both loved the food and amazing cocktails. Wed definitely come back again!
The food was amazing! You should try ziyafet deal, coming with 2 cold 2 hot dishes. Love all !!
Everything was amazing you should try this spot! They are doing an amazing job so far.
Great service, food, ambience and hospitality. We really appreciate you for this amazing dinner!
You should try this new spot, perfect ambiance fabulous food, and great service. Thanks to G he did a great job!
It was an amazing experience! You should try this new spot!!
I had an opportunity to taste the highlights of ala's new menu and I love it. New menu is very creative, mouth-watering and authentic. I had 3 cocktails which were all delicious. I like spicy things so my favorite cocktail was Golden Horn. The new ambiance is colorful and cozy. The staff were very hospitable and kind. Overall, I highly recommend ala and I would definitely come back!
First of all, I am a big fan of Levantine cuisine and ala's new menu is excellent if you like Levantine food! I am a vegetarian thus I love the way that they modify some of the best and remarkable Levantine dishes for their vegan and vegetarian guests. The new selection of Levant wine is fabulous, especially if you like trying new things! Their new desserts are so tasty, especially "Halva Mousse". Overall, I highly recommend ala for every occasion.
This was a random selection for dinner (my favorite kind!) and I LOVED it. I had several of the cocktails and one food item from each category. Recommend to anyone! Service was great, one of the cooks or maybe the main chef came and asked me how everything was and I could see the sincere satisfaction in his face when I told him how good it was.
First time here on Valentine's Day evening. We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and we enjoyed our evening there.
Great service despite being busy during brunch time, and our server brought out the most popular dishes for the bottomless brunch (so we didn't have to make decisions) and it was all wonderful!
You can order delivery directly from ala using the Order Online button. ala also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. ala also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 717-1166.
ala is rated 4.6 stars by 1031 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.