ANKARA

4.5
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677 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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FREE BEER OR WINE!

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.
-Please claim your deal to your server when you seated.
-Valid only OpenTable reservations.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 19, 2019

Ends: November 20, 2118

Availability: Sun-Fri 2:00PM-5:00PM 8:00PM-9:00PM
Sat 8:00PM-9:00PM

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

ANKARA is upscale-casual dining experience that celebrates the rich diversity of Turkish & Mediterranean food and culture through a blend of menu offerings and superb hospitality. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be offering both our New Year's Eve specials and our all-day menu for New Year's Eve. We’ll be offering bottomless small plates (including desserts), variety of passed meats and bottomless drinks (Including Raki) along special New Year’s cocktail for $78 with champagne toast.(2 hours limit)

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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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 677 People Are Saying
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VT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, recommend this restaurant!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed the food and overall experience. It reminded me of my time in Turkey which is why I wanted to try this restaurant. I loved the food in Turkey and I will dine here again.

DS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food looked good but not seasoned enough for my liking.

a
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience!

k
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fast accurate service and spot on recommendations from the waitress.

SG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Incredible food, great selection and truly something for everyone. Everything from vegetarian options to meat lover options. Truly a great experience.

r
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a lunch meeting with a range of foods including excellent vegetarian options. Friendly, attentive but not hovering wait staff.

JM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Lively, but not too noisy. Excellent food with lots of veg and gf options. The waiter and manager were both super helpful in picking food and wine. Interesting wines from Turkey, Georgia, etc. Was great for a group of friends to catch up and share some small plates.

WT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food, and an easy location to find. Thanks!

JW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ankara has now replaced what we consider our favorite restaurant in Washington, DC. I have walked past this restaurant many times, and noticed that it was always busy, so this week we decided to give it a try. Both the food and service were absolutely amazing. Another positive is that there are plenty of vegetarian options. I had the cold mezze plate, and everything that was served was just perfect. The beverage list is also extremely thorough and reasonable. This was a great experience, and we will definitely be returning.

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Extremely friendly waitress

S
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service . Always too loud for me, lots of tables with big parties and I’ve only gone there during the week

p
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and reliable service.

c
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

overall good place to eat food good but not excellent

OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. We loved everything we had - especially the meatball appetizer and sausage pide. The cocktails were well made and they offered an extensive menu and drink list. Can’t wait to get back to DC to enjoy Ankara again!

JB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and drinks. The service was very accommodating.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great mix of food.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cubes beef over smoked puréed eggplant was very delicious

k
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super place. Great selection of food and wine. Service was excellent. Food was excellent.

GE
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food here is not great. The drinks aren’t either. Everyone is running around like a chicken with their head cut off.

w
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bottomless brunch special on the weekends which is worthwhile.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had brunch on the patio on a beautiful fall day. I’ll come back for dinner, as those offerings are far superior to their brunch. That’s to be expected I guess.

MS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice atmosphere

T
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect brunch with great service and terrific small plates!

GC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a gem of a place. Great place to try especially if you have never tried Turkish before. The Bottomless menu for $48 let’s you try almost everything on the menu which is fun and the food is great and there are lots of Dishes to choose from. Service is very friendly and helpful as well. Will definitely go back.

KG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food— great to split appetizers and such with friends (and very fairly priced). Service was great, and good location!!

DI
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service as always!

c
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food, service and value good but our table for 2 was right by a noisy table of 8 which made the experience not so good.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was good but the service was terrible. Our waitress had to be asked 3x to refill our drinks. She didn’t even do it, we had to ask someone else. She also didn’t bring one of the guests his drink. She didn’t check on us once, we had to call her every time. The restaurant wasn’t event busy.

ER
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the bottomless brunch and really enjoyed everything. There are so many choices on the menu it would be impossible to try them all. Definitely going back!

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and really enjoyed it. The bottomless option was a great value and the food was all fresh.

K
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here. Food is excellent, mostly authentic Turkish with a few compromises muses. service is warm and timely. Overcharging for Turkish tea refills!

S
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent. Many options to choose from. Services is very good. A little noisy as some patrons were a bit obnoxious: had to move to a different table.

JF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our only regret was that we didn't have enough room to keep trying more dishes. We will definitely be back. Fair warning, the place is loud.

LA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic and the wait staff was very nice. One of our dishes took a long time to arrive and so they comped us on our bill (without us asking!) and we didn't have to pay for that dish. Overall it was a very good dining experience.

p
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting menu for lunch
Great service

S
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best authentic Turkish restaurants I have ever been in US. Food tasted exactly how it is you would find in Turkey. Very prompt service and very friendly and courteous. Good wine selection, too. Will come back again in my next business trip. Highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I went a couple of years ago and remember a far better experience. The food this time was not great. Really dry over cooked chicken. Nothing really special. And the service was pretty non-chalant.

D
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Unfortunately our chicken kabob was dry and the salmon too very dry but overall their bread ate awesome and the sauces too

J
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the staff is very hospitable and welcoming. The patio can’t be beat and with shade aplenty it’s temperate even in the middle of the day.