Ottoman Taverna

4.8
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$30 and under
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Turkish
Ottoman Taverna provides flavors and dishes from the Turkish cuisine. Ottoman Taverna pays tribute to the empire that ruled a large swath of Eurasia for hundreds of years. Instead of forcing its way of life onto the conquered, the Ottoman Empire absorbed other ideas and practices to create one of the world’s great cultures. Food is no exception to this rule. The cuisine of the Ottomans is influenced by all the great ingredients and techniques found throughout the region, melded into a complex flavor profile that is familiar to all, yet unique at the same time.
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SG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely amazing. We did restaurant week here and he accommodated the vegetarians in the group by allowing them to order options from other courses and increasing the portion size. The bartender was pretty slow and our drinks took very long. Food was very good as well- dips, and the potatoes cakes in addition to the Baklava were the groups favorites. Definitely recommend for big groups.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always on the lookout for good Turkish food after living in Istanbul for 3 years and Ottoman Taverna more than meets the challenge. The chef is from Istanbul and I feel like I'm back there every time I'm at Ottoman Taverna.

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Efficient service and very good food!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funda is wonderful!!! We had a great time and the food was soooo good. I highly recommend this restaurant

s
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Loved the 4 course meal...very yummy.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten all over the country and the world ad the food was as good if not better than anywhere the dishes were presented beautifully they were light of super taste the staff was beyond great. I left a 30 percent tip. I have never done that

JH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Fantastic menu options and well prepared. Very authentic to what we had in Turkey. Had a great time!

FM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

NYE, it was a pretty good deal and they had a fun ambience and good food. Overall good time

J
Berlin
42 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super attentive service, beautiful space, wonderful food, excellent wine list - Ottoman Taverna has it all. The lentil soup, the hummus, tavuk (chicken), and the white bean stew were all amazing - as were the falafel and Sigar (fried feta wraps). We enjoyed both Turkish and Lebanese wines, and recommend this restaurant most highly!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with family style eating

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so incredibly nice, we were able to try a variety of dishes that they gave to us as complimentary . The food was amazing, was extremely happy with everything on the menu. Can not wait to go back and try some more dishes.

YK
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was so tasty, excellent service. Manager is walking around and serving himself. We got the 4 course fixed menu for $35 and portions were good size.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb restaurant! Amazing staff and food!

S
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, very attentive service. Prix fixe menu was an excellent value. Highly recommend.

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

Excellent service and wonderful food.

T
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This brunch is an exceptional value. The menu is extensive. I will definitely go back.

BC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a comfortable, quiet, grownup environment.

TB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience. The management was awesome - the manager Alp was very welcoming and accommodating. We have the chefs mixed grill which was really delicious. Service was fast,l and hospitable. Absolutely zero complaints. I don’t think I’ve never had such a great dining experience.

The restaurant itself is really beautiful and just a great place to have an event/party or just a dinner.

Besides the food, which was cooked to perfection, the cocktails were also made with care. The Hurrem Sultan and Anatolian Fire were incredible. Very unique and delicious.

Once again I’d like to underline Alps professionalism. He was so great with giving us guidance on which foods my husband and I should choose.

I’ll definitely be coming back and recommending Ottoman Taverna to friends and family. Just completely pleasure. We are very excited to try the lunch menu!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.

j
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are simply exceptional!

SH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend to everyone.

AK
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around. Deliciously spiced food, with just the right sized portions. we had the 4 course meal, and I would do it again.

K
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Turkish food AND the Turkish wine. We were part of a table for 6, with one couple originally from Turkey who did the ordering for us. They were very pleased with the authenticity and were speaking to our waiter in their language.

MN
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal with friends. Excellent food and great service. Looking forward to next time.

RM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, chill ambiance. Try the mezze platters.

JL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, healthy and honestly prepared gourmet food, top notch service. Nothing to disagree with at this location.

p
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

AMAZING FOOD, EACH DISHES WAS VERY WELL DONE, ACCURATE AND VERY TASTE. WE WENT WITH FRIEND AND WE REALLY ENJOYED

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ambience and Food! Friendly staff!

k
Pittsburgh
98 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and attentive yet unobtrusive service. Looking forward to our next visit. I suggest hot and cold mezzes plus the salads. All dishes were fresh and yummy!

AG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing Turkish experience! Such a beautiful open space, perfect for a date night or a huge party (private
Rooms). Staff is attentive and kind. I came here
For brunch and the mimosas are strong and delicious. The four course menu is the choice to make!! They pace it really well. You are dining not just eating, so expect to be dining for 2+ hours. All the food is fresh and wonderful. Great for sharing. I’ll be back with an even bigger group next time!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Highly recommend

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

L
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I have had in a long time. we all enjoyed our meals. we started with the cold mezze which was delicious. It is a beautiful dish with 6 of the dips with wonderful hot turkish bread. I had some of the best moussaka i have ever had and the rest of the party also enjoyed the lamb skewers and the tavada levrek. Would definitely return. Service was also excellent and not at all rushed.

J
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic find! Food was excellent and service quick... we had the tavuk (chicken was tender and infused with so much flavor) and the labneh yogurt (equally tasty)... even the white rice was delectable... everything was perfect!

RP
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an all around great place for an event, quick lunch or apps and drinks.

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambiance. Tried a bottle of Turkish red wine and was not disappointed.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and extremely helpful. We (my mom and I) felt a little underdressed, but everyone was very nice. We aren’t completely sure we received the food we ordered (this was my fault and to be fair, I didn’t ask the waiter about it), but what we did get was delicious. We both agreed we would try it again.

S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to visit again!!

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service & ambiance! No wonder they were busy!