ANKARA

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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 665 People Are Saying
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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Extremely friendly waitress

S
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and reliable service.

c
Austin
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

overall good place to eat food good but not excellent

OT
Baltimore
6 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
1 review
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

w
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bottomless brunch special on the weekends which is worthwhile.

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

Great food and nice atmosphere

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.

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
37 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
67 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
1 review
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.

g
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I’d say, stick to the hot and cold appetizers and the pides. They make the best babaganoush I’ve ever had and their eggplant appetizer is also wonderful. Any of their pides are tasty and delicious.

NR
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining and culinary experience. Highly recommend.

NV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

KR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The service was mediocre, beginning with my being ignored twice by the same person when I checked in with my reservation. It took my party 15 minutes to get seated even though there were many tables free in the section where I wanted to sit. The waiter was just OK, and his colleagues who brought the food were alright. It's unfortunate that the overzealous water server somehow managed to drop a knife into one of my friend's glass. Very strange. The food was standard Turkish and Mediterranean fare, but was not particularly good. We only finished one of the five dishes we ordered, mostly because there was no compelling reason to eat more. I definitely won't return, nor will I recommend it to others.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great interaction with owner/manager about food philosophy. The food is fresh and well prepared. Reasonably priced.

JG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ankara is a great spot and their happy hour is definitely worth it. The hummus was a tad dry (very minor) but all other vegetarian apps were delicious! The service was friendly, informative, and overall wonderful. Great recommendations on wines, as well.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, and great value for their bottomless brunch. I'll be coming back

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess, waitress and entire staff provided outstanding service with friendly demeanor. Food was timely and tasted fresh. Will be returning!

T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were extraordinary; even the managers were attentive and very friendly. The food was amazing and the ambiance was relaxed, luxurious, and so clean. Ankara is great for a date, girls night out, or just to treat yourself!!

RF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience - the food, service and ambiance were all wonderful. Our server, Bora, was so attentive and really helped us with recommendations for our first time visit.