Ottoman Taverna

4.8
777 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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
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 777 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Emma
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered off the trip to turkey menu, which was a great deal. We were able to try so many things off the menu, and our server was helpful with recommendations for the food and wine pairings. I wish the outdoor seating was a little more robust, but the indoor decor and ambience is on point.

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sonyaK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Authentic! So good! Eggplant and beet mezze were phenomenal.

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TanumoyP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was okay. Lamb chops and the dips were really good. However Tavuk Sis was not, it was little too dry. We also felt rushed during our visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food a lil dry

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UmangR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a fine dining experience! Amazing Turkish food!

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Ameenb1
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service and atmosphere!! Will definitely be back!

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Aysegulg
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We went to the restaurant on Valentines day. The food was alright.The food is from the South and southeast of Turkey. .Adana was the best among the kebaps and köfte and chicken shish was bad . Their Turkish wine selection is ok.I hope they brong more selections. The ambience was really good and a waitress kept putting rose pedals on our table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience. Service was fast, food was great, ambience was good!

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LuelB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and servers were so great and friendly. Awesome Turkish food.

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NeijraM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great, I will definitely be returning!!

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vipBrianDC
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Turkish food we've had in Washington, where we have three good upscale Turkish options in Dupont Circle alone (Gypsy Kitchen, Ankara and Agora). I've never thought of Turkish cuisine as sophisticated but rather healthy, basic and tasty. My bad. Here even the pita bread has an amazing and subtle combination of spices and oils to make it the best I've ever tasted. Same for the chicken kebab - the most moist I've ever had and the best seasonings. A lot of the mezze I have not seen anywhere else. This is a fine dining atmosphere. When you are ready to splurge go here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very spaced out for covid reduced capacity indoor dining
Food was good and good portion size for entrees

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NdieselB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough about this place. It was awesome and the food/service was very eclectic!

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mcharp
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all food dishes and service very good. will definitely go back and plan to recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The experience is recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Turkish food ever

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vipPatrickC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was above and beyond. The waiter was incredibly friendly and made for a special birthday dinner!

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Hiba
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend Ottoman Taverna to anyone who would like to enjoy authentic delicious Turkish food and great ambience and service.. Always a great dining experience.

My favorite restaurant in DC

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vipMyrnaD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was awkward & off putting

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite brunch spots in DC. Service is great, food is awesome, and all at a great price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most outstanding meals I’ve ever eaten in dc.

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NatM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The outdoor dining set up is properly spaced and heated! The service was excellent as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend gathering

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! I attended for the brunch with my roommates and every dish was amazing and the mimosas kept coming. The servers were very attentive and nice!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always!

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vipdcjollyrog
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, with marvelous service and lovely ambience!

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vipSadafB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and excellent food!

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sheetals
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The food was not so great, we had better expectations since the restaurant received Michelin 2020. We had ordered chicken dishes but for sure they had Lamb or some other meat in it which did not taste good at all. The prices for the restaurant are high compared to the quality of the food.

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JoshP
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been satisfied with a service from long time but from the beginning this people put a big smile on me. Great food, great place, great people

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Tapasadict
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant and service are lovely. I think they could be more creative with their brunch choices. I was expecting more of the Turkish style breakfast versus one that resembles too much of a brunch I can get in other places. I’m assuming it’s much better for lunch and dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service

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fanofood
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! Service, food, ambiance...everything was so great for our brunch. Will definitely be back !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience and food! One of the best brunch places in D.C!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friend's birthday and our 3rd anniversary at Ottoman Taverna. The food was amazing as always!!! And the serving staff is so friendly. Can't wait to be back.

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vipCofa
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food overall will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food

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Snikrap
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter goes to school in the DC area. On a recent visit we dined at Ottoman Taverna. This was our first time dining there and will be sure to visit again when we are in the area. The service, the food, and the atmosphere were excellent.

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ScottM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome! Service was great as soon as we sat down and was great the whole time we were there

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vipLenaL
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always so delicious and makes you feel like you’re in a place far away from DC. An amazing feast! Always look forward to coming back

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ottoman Taverna using the Order Online button. Ottoman Taverna also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ottoman Taverna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 847-0389.

Ottoman Taverna is rated 4.8 stars by 777 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.