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ANKARA

4.6
959 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
ANKARA is an upscale-casual newly renovated beloved Turkish & Mediterranean restaurant conveniently located in Dupont Circle. A selection of hot and cold mezze dishes, fresh pide from our wood burning brick oven, 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. The breezy patio is the perfect spot to enjoy our Bottomless Brunch or Bottomless dinner. We also offer incredible options for Private Events & Catering. So please come back to enjoy yourself again and revel in some of the finest cuisine & cocktails DC has to offer! ANKARA is a cashless restaurant.
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  • BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH $29 FOR BRUNCH LOVERS

     $29.00 per person
    Starting Dec 1, 2020
    Our famous bottomless brunch is $29 per person if you seated before 11 AM during the weekends and all day during the weekdays! (Regular $39)

Offers

$29 BOTTOMLESS FOOD&DRINKS FOR BRUNCH LOVERS ON WE

Starting Oct 31, 2020 · Mon - Fri 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
WEEKDAY BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH $29! Come and try our famous all you can eat&drink bottomless brunch for $29. This deal is only valid for our diners seated before 3 PM Weekdays. Not valid or combined with any other campaigns, coupons and gift cards.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 959 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEsther
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch at Ankara this week. The food is very interesting, well-presented and delicious; the service was top-notch. The restaurant was careful with social distancing. I would definitely return to try more dishes.

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Diner1
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the creative cocktails and all the food options! Our server Kim was so friendly and kind, we really enjoyed talking to her!

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Esohryano
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The food was extraordinarily tasty. I enjoyed my time.

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vipDavidInDC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great food so be sure to wear extra layers!

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vipRajitS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time there. Everything was good. My favorites were probably the sucuklu tost, the meatballs, and of course the baklava. I've already made another reservation.

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Jayindahood
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Interesting menu. All you can eat provides great variety of small portions. Food was milder than expected, not particularly spicy or flavorful. Staff pleasant & competent. Nice interior design. $29 weekday brunch all you can eat & drink (Mimosa or Bloody Mary) a great deal.

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Washingtonian
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Brunch! Especially cool on a week day.

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SaherM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

experience wise it was a very chic restaurant but the food was just awful! it was bland and the lamb chops were half burnt! super disappointed.

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RayL
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was very good. Food is average. Value with Travelzoo is good.

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NicoleT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The lamb chops and slow cooked lamb were great, but everything else was lack luster. The red wine gave me an immediate headache, the spinach pide was tasteless, and the tomato feta salad was lacking seasoning.

We were the last table to leave that evening. We had to get up because I kept seeing rats running across the sidewalk entrance to the restaurant. Finally one ran towards our table and that was it for us. We told the waitress and her response was "well its Dupont at 10pm, so it's going to happen."

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TylerB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must try the baklava! It's some of the best I've had.

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vipKellyC
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

$29 for bottomless brunch on weekdays! My friends and I went on Veterans Day and it was an amazingly good experience! Service wasn’t perfect, but it was solid. They were very busy. The food is great and it’s worth it for full price but even more so for the weekday deal.

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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really wonderful dinner outside at Ankara's large patio. Ordered the 3 cold mezzes (Hummus, Muhammara, and Mutabbal), the Shepherd's Salad, Halloumi, and a Spinach Pide. All of the food was excellent, would recommend any one of those dishes. It was a very good Covid-safe setup, and the service was prompt and helpful. Will definitely be back again.

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bottomless brunch did not disappoint! We really enjoyed it!

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vipRajitS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great. My personal favorite was definitely the baklava. We will definitely be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great and I loved all the vegan options

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HawaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The server seemed busy. By overall the food was great.

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vipPetworth
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. The menu is structured so that you can try as many items on the menu as you like without breaking your wallet. Everything is so good. I've not had anything that I would not order again.

My only complaint is the outside (we ate outside) tables are a bit close together. Since people eat without a mask on - some more space between tables would be great.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff was wonderful and the food came out promptly and with a nice flow. Definitely recommend doing the mezze (small plates) style dining, there’s so many yummy bites on the menu. Portions were slightly large, but no complaint there.

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vipGenevieve
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to brunch on Saturday afternoon. Service was fabulous, the food was delicious, and the environment was fun!

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GermanG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great food and service. I can'r wait for the next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for my wife’s birthday. They had phenomenal outdoor seating. The food was served warm and delicious. Everything was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We ordered "bottomless brunch", which includes full food menu and drinks. All foods were so tasty, just too much to finish all. Taking leftover was not allowed though.

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vipHRKinDC
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined outside and took advantage of their Weekday Brunch offering. Restaurant had very good COVID protocols in place. Weekday Bruch menu and offerings were great. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and drink.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

This was our first visit and the team was very hospitable. We ordered 3 cold starters and a salad and they all came out on time and was amazing. We even tried the lahmacun and the sucukle pide and they were awesome.

However, the entre for the entire group did not meet the expectations. We tried the slow cooked lamb, the beef rib and the lamb chops, they were all at room temperature and felt like it was barely put together after we ordered.

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AshbyM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is incredible - we did the bottomless food and drink brunch and ate waaay too much, but couldn't stop ourselves because it was too delicious! We also loved our waiter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Kim, was amazing!

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Kimberlyg
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! You need to visit Ankara to see their hospitality!

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SahinA
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and so was the food. I forgot her name but she too proper care of is.

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OsamanL
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation dinner out in DC. Enjoyed atmosphere and service.

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AlexC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for brunch. Food was plenty and delicious!!

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Steph
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch deal in DC! Only one that offers weekday brunch

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BethG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted a restaurant in downtown DC that offered outdoor seating with heat. I had lunch there and it was delicious. I chose the restaurant because the menu was tapas style and I could order small plated . hummus, tomato salad, fallafel, stuffed grape leaves. for dessert, I ordered the french toast with cardamom ice cream. it was delicious almost like bread pudding (it was off of the brunch menu). As we went there for lunch, it was very quiet but the waiter said they do a busy happy hour .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service!

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vipEhmJae
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us dined outside on the patio on a rainy afternoon when it was chilly outside. Ankara thought of everything -- providing clean blankets, having heat lamps accessible, and the hot tea flowing.

The service was great and so was the food. We ordered several mezze options off the brunch menu and nothing disappointed. I certainly plan to return.

JB
vipJoanB
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Needs more vegetable options. Tables upstairs are seat too many people to be socially distant.

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chriscoDC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for an outdoor table for 4. The ambience is lively, well-heated, well ventilated due to the cross ventilation. The wait staff is attentive, cheerful and ready to answer your questions. I am glad to see that hand sanitizer dispensers are placed strategically, including the corner to the bathrooms. Smart.
Food is very good, it's easy to order because the dishes are served in small plates and categorically sorted as appetizers, cold, hot dishes, etc. You would be surprised that some customers are STILL naïve about Mediterranean cuisine. Enough said. It's a wonderful place to eat outside before it gets frigid out.

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lovefooding
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot - lots of outdoor seating - absolutely loved the mulled wine! Perfect for a fall day!

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KevinN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weekday brunch special is a terrific treat! Excellent food, wonderful staff and bottomless drinks!

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candinicole
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Amazing food and great value! I would have loved to see more spacing between tables due to COVID and slightly faster drink service. Gotta keep those mimosas coming y'all!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ANKARA using the Order Online button. ANKARA also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. ANKARA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 293-6301.

ANKARA is rated 4.6 stars by 959 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.