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ANKARA

4.7
979 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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Experiences

  • BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH $29 FOR BRUNCH LOVERS

    $29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    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

    Multiple dates available

    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 979 people are saying
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vipBorincano
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cabin fever finally got the better of us, so we headed Downtown to see the Inaugural preps. We were looking for a place with outdoor dining and a good selection. The all-day brunch deal at Ankara is terrific. Lots of choices, lots of variety, and all the small plates are well-prepared and tasty. We ate in a little garden shed type structure, with the door open for air circulation. We left feeling well taken care of, well fed, and crossing our fingers that Ankara, like so many places in DC, will be able to hang on until we can eat out normally again.

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SamanthaK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for happy hour and bottomless brunch! Great staff too

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vipjcjc
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a solid spot for brunch. Friendly service, excellent food. I love the proportions are just the right size, not too big, not too small which means you get the chance to sample a nice selection of different plates.

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DavD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ankara is always a great experience for me and my friends. This will be my third time dining with them and they always nail the food right on and the service is unbeatable. I definitely recommend for anyone looking for an outdoor, safe, heated space that also includes a fabulous bottomless brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The food was expensive and it wasn’t good. We paid a lot for non-quality food

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BrandonB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is excellent here and their bottomless brunch is quite a deal! I just wish the server had a bit of help on pouring mimosas because she couldn't keep up.

COVID precautions are excellent. Individual bathrooms inside, very clean and clearly marked.

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SelenaG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time eating at Ankara, and it will not be our last. Coming from a Turkish background, the food and atmosphere were very authentic. The food was very good, we especially enjoyed the Pastirma Pide and the Lahmacun. The bottomless mimosas are very generous, which was appreciated. Turkish coffee was excellent, as was the tea. They have little green houses set up with heaters and tables so that some comfort can be achieved while still dining outside. Baklava is made with pistachio which delighted my Turkish mother. Our waiter, Jesus, was excellent and very attentive.

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vipRobertaS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice to sit in a greenhouse, like a tent, and have the waiter visit a few times. The food was good, especially the chocolate tahini dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brandon and Berk were both great. Really enjoyed everything. Good food and drink.

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vipDavidInDC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service & food as always - thank you for making my birthday special!

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Traveler
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep going back there. My non-Turkish friends are really impressed with this restaurant. The food, the ambiance are both excellent. The service is very good. This was our first time for brunch and it did not disappoint, either. We loved it!

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BeatriceA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kim was our server and she was amazing 😁😁

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and customer service was great

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SarahL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and amazing waitstaff. Sat outside for brunch and it was great. Only complaint was other patrons who could be a bit less responsible about distance and masks, especially after a few mimosas. Recommend but be careful to avoid other guests if go. Outside space, however was great.

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vipGeorgeB
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Well meant but badly executed Mediterranean dishes. The kofte was overcooked, patates (potatoes) too oily, and the dolma leaves tough and veiny. Best was the cocktail, Levante, with pomegranate. However, even that was ruined as the server seemed to have the idea that I should drink the cocktail with my dishes; my request to serve the appetizers after I finish the cocktail was ignored. Then I ordered a beer, which didn’t arrive until my last bite of the kofte.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the socially distanced “greenhouses” they did outside. Food was delicious - especially the “tandir” and lsigara borek”... We will definitely be back.

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derekg
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small plates dining with delicious food. Everything our group had tasted great. Also a very safe environment and a very friendly server with menus available via QR code. I will come back.

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TeeA
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great and pleasant. Food was really good. 2nd time there and will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A day to enjoy with my daughter!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless brunch deal is phenomenal!! Great food and service too

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vipEsther
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
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 on November 30, 2020
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 on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDavidInDC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great food so be sure to wear extra layers!

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vipRajitS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
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
34 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
32 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
45 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!

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 4.7 stars by 979 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.