ANKARA

4.4
620 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Ankara is an upscale-casual Turkish & Mediterranean restaurant conveniently located in Dupont Circle close to Metro, shopping and nightlife. A selection of hot and cold meze dishes, fresh pide from our wood burning stove, and tempting array of entrees are served up in a beautiful setting mixing the best of old and new world style. In addition to the spacious interior dining room and bar, Ankara features a large outdoor dining patio where guests can enjoy our full menu. Lunch offered Monday through Friday. Bottomless Brunch(including all drinks) on weekends for $37.90 per person. Mondays, we also offer half-priced bottles of wine.
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COMPLIMENTARY BEER OR WINE FOR ENTIRE TABLE!

Description
Come join us for special dining experience with free one glass of drinks to entire table.
TERMS:
-Drinks are: Draft tap beers, house wines and fountain drinks.
-This offer excludes happy hours and brunch tables.
-Cannot be combined with any other campaigns or offers.
-Each guest must order at least one entree, grill, flatbread.
-Valid only OpenTable reservations.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 25, 2019

Ends: April 26, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 2:00PM-6:00PM

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Sun 10:00AM - 10:45AM 4:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:30PM
Tue - Fri 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:30PM
Sat 10:00AM - 10:45AM 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:30PM

What 620 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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E
Tampa
152 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Turkish food and great service! We'll be back!

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Ankara for a birthday occasion, and we had a wonderful time. The menu offered enough gluten-free options for one member of our party, and the food was delicious overall. They also gifted us a birthday dessert, beautifully presented.

EL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bottomless brunch menu is a treat and a steal! The service was impeccable and personable. Great place to celebrate or catch up with friends!

NL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious. We were ready for the check and the waiter said “oh you’re not done” and brought us out something delicious. Totally worth the food coma.

SB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for the bottomless brunch during restaurant week and really enjoyed the food and the great service. Outside of what we ordered, the servers also brought around fresh baked cookies, muffins and sausage (it was brunch!) this was in addition to receiving a selection of dips (hummus, eggplant, red pepper, etc....) as the intro to the meal. The only downside was the noise, which increased in such volume halfway through our meal that we had to lean across our 4 person table and almost yell to be heard.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing time! Will certainly be going back!

LD
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ankara provides a casual any day experience for diners. You don’t need to dress up, just come as your are for good-sized portions of their small plates.

RH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We were seated about 20 minutes earlier than our reservation, and it was restaurant week in DC, so we thought this was a good thing. The staff was kind and courteous. But the tables around us had people sat at them, fed, cleared and new people sat literally up to four times while we were there. It took a really long time for us to get our food, literally an hour and a half from when we sat to getting our entree.

Not sure why our table took so long to be taken care of, and the food was absolutely delicious, but it just took a super long time. We literally caught the second to last train back to Reston and that made for a very long night.

I would recommend to someone if you have time to wait for the food.

AS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the absolute best dining experience

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

Slow service during lunch.

DS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I decided to book a reservation at ANKARA based on nothing other than I like Mediterranean food and the restaurant week deal. While being new to DC, I had also never heard of ANKARA, but could see why t would garner excellent reviews. It did start to rain, so thankfully they pulled the awning over my guest and I. It was a LOT of food, so come hungry or bring friends. The wine pairing for each course were great. I took my dessert home because I was stuffed. Worth it!!

S
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Great place for causal dining.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Turkish cuisine and quality service in a great atmosphere! We will definitely return.

E
Tampa
152 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We greatly enjoyed our lunch at Ankara and will definitely be back for more.

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great-- the food was delicious, the portions were generous and the ambiance was fantastic. The only thing that really brought down the experience for me was getting eaten alive by mosquitos despite sitting indoors-- 13 mosquito bites in less than one hour kind of overshadowed any other impression I had, and it wasn't great having them hovering around during the meal. I liked ANKARA enough that I fully intend to go back regardless, but maybe in winter months or armed with repellent.

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

Mousaka was amazing, keftes amazing, bread was OK, service was very good-very friendly and efficient, ambiance was very nice, borek was rich, but it's freshness was OK.

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

Excelent service, great food, mimosas were legitimately some of the best in dc.

Order the pide and humus. Cannot recommend Ankara more

JW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Had a great dinner catching up with old friends. We were able to sit back, relax, have a delicious meal without feeling rushed. Service was friendly and efficient! Will come back :)

NW
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and amazing food prepared with love and presented with attention to detail. An amazing meal.

L
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Superb service - friendly and attentive, but not intrusive. We never wanted for anything and it was a very relaxed and enjoyable meal. Chicken skewers were moist and delicious. Baba ganus had a nice smoky taste. Grape leaf tart was a standout - beef, rice and walnuts with a yoghurt topping. Nice and spicy and delicious. Pistachio cake was excellent and different than the usual dessert choices. First time here but we will be back.

DC
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The seafood was bad. Both the Seafood Orzo and Shrimp were un-edible.

JL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The staff was very pleasant, I was the first to arrive from my group for brunch but they did not hesitate to seat me; which I appreciated. They were also very accommodating when a member of our party chose not to indulge in brunch and allowed the remaining parties to partake in the full bottomless brunch. The bottomless drinks were great, loved the pomegranate mimosa and the grapefruit mimosa, they were the best part of the brunch though the bloody mary was too spicy for my taste. Surprisingly, I did not fancy their hummus nor falafel (they were overfried and bit harder on the outside than it was supposed to be) and the hummus was bland, and granted that this is a Mediterranean restaurant it was slightly disappointing because I love both hummus and falafel very much. I also tried the calamari which needed a lot of salt, pepper and spices as they were extremely bland. Their suckulu pide - flatbread dish with the turkish sausage and mozzarella was nice as well as the grilled sucuk - turkish sausage starter. I tasted the beef bacon omelettes from my friend and it was falvourful. The meatballs in the creamy mushroom sauce was the best dish I had at Ankara. Finished off my meal with the baklava which was not as crisp as I anticipated ( a bit too much honey maybe which made it a bit soggy) and a latte. Overall great value for money, and wonderful customer service.

LW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time with my girls. The staff is always friendly and the food was great!

NC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a group. Server was super helpful. Food delicious

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch! Amazing! Endless drink & foods for 38$ per person!

PL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and drinks, a ton of unique cocktails and dishes that my group loved! Service could have been better, but overall was a good dining experience! Would recommend.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

amazing service and food was soooo good! i can’t wait to go back!

B
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with the family and a friend. Our waitress was helpful with picking from all over the menu to share. It was busy and the noise level was high. We still enjoyed it ... listen to the suggestions. The semolina dessert was like nothing I’ve ever had before. I highly recommend.

A
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the BEST bottomless brunch. The food was incredible. Everything we ate was fresh and clearly just made. The service was spectacular. There was never a time in which our drinks weren't completely filled and our food orders were being delivered at a steady pace.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Hamoon was such a great server! He definitely went above and beyond to take care of us. We had the best time!

L
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The lady who served us was really friendly. The food was tasty. The price couldn't be beaten in Dupont Circle.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our server, Bora, was excellent, all dishes he recommended including the wine selection was on the spot.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing...baked hummus, the lentil soup, the salads and the baked veggies. The only thing I had a problem with was the price of the drinks we ordered. The rest just an unexpected good experience. I’ll try to be back!!

SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hamoon and another waiter were great!! Gave us complimentary tea and coffee(:

YY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was great. We did the all you can eat and all you can drink. Our glasses were never empty, service is great. The food is amazingly delicious! Special thanks to Jenay, the manager and our server Hamoon!

GH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with the service of our server Ali! The food is wonderful!

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hamon was our server, he was FANTASTIC. Will absolutely go back. Food was good, drinks were great, service was the best. Absolutely recommend for a bottomless brunch.

P
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very decent spot for a casual lunch or dinner. Flavors were quite authentic and my salmon was prepared very well. They have a fried Hummus appetizer there with sausage and mozzarella that’s really delish and FILLING. The service was quite good! Very attentive and friendly staff.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is about the 3rd time I’ve been here and I will continue to come back/recommend this place. Hands down best bottomless brunch (or any brunch) in the city! Love their outdoor patio and how quick and friendly their service is. Already looking forward to going back!

f
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience + environment! Will return.

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