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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Grilled Lamb Chops
Thyme & Pepper Marinated Lamb Chops Served with Sautéed Baby Vegetables & Smoked Eggplant Puree
Cold Meze Platter
Hummus, Pembe Sultan, Muhammara, Atom, Haydari, Moutabal
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
Cozy up on Christmas Eve with our charcoal-grilled kebabs! We offer a variety of cold mezzes, hot mezzes, kebabs, Turkish Raviolis, stews and more!
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
Celebrate Christmas Day with our Turkish cuisine! Enjoy cold mezzes, dips, hot mezzes, kebabs, Turkish raviolis and more! We offer our signature a-la-carte or $34.95 pre-fixe menu all day!
My salmon was dry, and some of the food (e.g., lentil soup and another appetizer, the rice pudding) was bland, but the bread was nicely warmed, soft and thick, and the staff were highly responsive and courteous.
Service was a bit slow, maybe overwhelmed by the weekend crowd but other than that everything was great.
Food was fantastic. The decor/style of the restaurant was beautiful. Service was friendly but entrees came out about 30 seconds after the appetizer. Our waiter was attentive in the beginning and end but disappeared for a long stretch while we were eating and we wanted refills on drinks. I would definitely go again and recommend it to others.
Very yummy food and reminded me so much of the great food I had in Turkey! One of the more authentic Turkish restaurants I’ve found. I’ll definitely be back here next time I’m in town. The Taste of Turkey is such a great value and has so many delicious options!
I enjoyed the lamb chops and lamb doner. The service was ok, not great. My guests were Turkish, and they were pleased with the food. The katmer (a Turkish sweet) was very nice.
A group of 11 came here to celebrate a job promotion. The service was EXCELLENT, ATTENTIVE and TOP-NOTCH. The group never wanted for anything at anytime. The lamb chops, sigara, brussel sprouts, and the pita chips were a HUGE hit with the table!
Personally this is my 3rd time and it has been consistent. I has the same level of amazing service in a party of 2, 3 and now 11. Managing a large group can be hard but the staff did it with ease!
This is my favorite place to brunch in DC. The staff are wonderful, the food so fresh and delicious, and we loved being able to try just about everything on their menu!
My new favorite restaurant. Food and service was outstanding!
This restaurant was one of the most authentic, amazing, and unique experiences I have ever had in DC. I cannot recommend this highly enough. Food was delicious, was prepared super quickly and fresh without sacrificing beautiful plating, and the staff was an absolute delight.
Looking for a Turkish cuisine? This is a must…great atmosphere, delicious food, and wonderful service!
Staff was very friendly and service-oriented. Food was very good, in traditional Turkish style. Restaurant was with traditional Turkish music and modern style decor. Makes the experience complete.
If you like Turkish food, this is the place to be.
Considering that it's a Michelin star the restaurant menu didn't meet upto the mark. Portions were v small, hot items were served cold, even the pita bread (which is to be had fresh) was probably store bought and dated. For the value spent on bottomloess brunch, they didn't even include a desert (which had to be ordered at extra cost). Definately not tecomening this place to anyone!
Fantastic experience! The food and service were both excellent. My partner and I came here for our anniversary and the staff were super kind and even gave us a champagne toast. Highly recommend.
This is an excellent restaurant, the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of five is I expected the food to be amazing with the Michelin rating, and it was only really, really good. The Tasting Menu was great and really an unbelievable value. We love middle eastern food and this place did not disappoint.
I really think all hospital cafeterias now deserve a Michelin star, worst kebab and omelette, all greasy and salty. I got the bottomless so might be the reason but still it was such a bad food. Service was nice and attentive and ambiance is nice although it gets so noisy. Just wouldn’t come back here, just a shame to Turkish cuisine.
Excellent food and a wonderful staff, we didn’t want for anything as all of our wishes were taken care of immediately. Fantastic menu and if I lived nearby, this would be a weekly spot! I can’t say enough good things! Close to hotels and the Comvention Center, don’t miss out!
Delicious food and good service. Always use Ottoman Taverna to meet with guests from out of town.
Enjoyed dinner with friends from out of town who we hadn’t seen for a few years. Ottoman Taverna was a perfect restaurant for our group. Food and wine selection delicious!
Wow. The food was absolutely amazing. Like literally - AMAZING. We ordered the chef’s mixed grill - the chicken was so tender and flavorful, all of the meats were cooked perfectly. I absolutely loved the cabbage slaw that accompanies the mixed grill. We were so full we couldn’t even finish it so we brought it home and it was just as delicious, if not BETTER than it was last night. Looking forward to bringing my in-laws here next weekend for their visit to DC!
Loved it.....stopped in for lunch with my daughter while visiting colleges in DC. We didn't do the brunch but next time I definitely will be doing that!!!
Really outstanding food. The best grilled chicken I have ever eaten. If you are looking for a great dining experience with a wide range of entree choices as well as flavorful food, you should have a meal at the Ottoman Taverna.
Fabulous food and service!
The mixed grill for two is outstanding. Highly recommend
Delicious dolmas and great wines from all over.
Exceptional quality food and value. The food was 10/10 and for a lunch service it was a great bargain.
Food was quite good overall. Especially the meat dishes. Service very poor on this particular Saturday night.
Everyone we ordered was delicious. The drinks were also perfect and we really appreciated the mocktail menu. Definitely will be back!
People at my table enjoyed the moussaka and donor kebab, but I was personally happy with all the flavorful vegetarian options. They have excellent cocktails and appetizers as well. I will be back!
If you didn't finish your meal within 2 hours, you can get warning.....
Food was great, service was on point, and the price was more than reasonable.
We really enjoyed brunch. It took a while to get our order since it was busy but it was worth it.
The food was delicious and the ambiance was beautiful!
Best choice for Turkish food. Well balanced seasoning.
The food was great and well seasoned. The service team was also very nice and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant! Ask for their coffee it's delicious.
Where do I start? First, needed winter coats with the AC so cold, then at 10 pm all the lights went up and staff were breaking down tables while at least 8 or 9 tables were still dining. So tacky, esp. for a Michelin Bib Gourmand?? My hummus tasteless, falafel so dry like chewing on sawdust, Adana Kebap beef flavorful, but just 1 skewer and no sauce or vegetables, Baklava was good, as were the martinis. My friends' red lentil soup, Haydari, stew, and Tavuv Kofte under-seasoned or over-sweetened. The Turkish liqueur and old fashioneds were good. Overall, though, how this restaurant got a Michelin Bib Gourmand award is beyond me. Will not go back and do NOT recommend!!
Very good. Loved the trip to Turkey menu and the service was incredible.
Amazing food. Great service. It's absolutely an undervalued gem. I go here every two weeks and never had a bad dish. Best Turkish food in town (yes I tried them all)
This place is a hidden gem. Amazing service and food ! Don’t miss out on this place! no wonder they are in the Michelin guide, well deserved. Can’t wait to come back!
Service and food was excellent!!
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 4.7 stars by 968 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.