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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
Thinly Layered Pastry Filled with Nuts & Steeped Syrup
Great vibe. Food was tasty. Loved the lamb
Best adana kebab in usa, nice and friendly service feel like istanbul.
This is a favorite place of ours for dining out. The food is always wonderful and the service is excellent.
Great food and service, bottomless brunch was definitely worth it
Party of 4 had the mixed cold appetizer platter (6 different dips), mixed hot appetizer platter (4 items) and the mixed grill (advertised as for 2)- this was enough food for the four of us and all was delicious.
Ottoman Taverna had excellent food, a wonderful atmosphere, and an attentive staff. The menu is very vegetarian-friendly. I will absolutely be returning and recommending it to friends!
The service was excellent.
Food was delicious and the price point was great too. Servers were very helpful in assisting me to pick the right meal.
Excellent food and service!!!
Perfect and delicious tour to Mediterranean
Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. They offered complimentary apps and dessert since the food was slightly delayed.
The Sunday bottomless brunch was awesome! Great food! Fun experience! Attentive staff! Sampling the many different small plates was a great introduction to different turkish foods! The staff were friendly and helpful in describing the dishes. We already have have plans to come back with additional guests to share this fun experience!
Simply the best! Beautiful setting, wondrous food. I gave 4 of 5 for service only because they seemed a tiny bit overwhelmed as the restaurant was very busy (a good sign!). All-in-all, if you enjoy Turkish cuisine, and let's face it, what's not to enjoy, give it a whirl. I highly recommend.
Best Adana Kebab. Recommend Cehf's mixed grille for new patrons to decide the best for their next visit
The food was extraordinary! As a Turkish person, it’s usually hard to find good, decent, authentic Turkish food abroad . But tell you what, it was so much better than I would ever expect . Highly recommended!!
The ambiance, musics, serving really fascinated me. And the last touch with desert and tea made my homesick go away!
Thank you again Ottoman Taverna!
This restaurant is amazing. We took some of our out of town guests and they loved it. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding and the ambiance was great. We will go back often for sure.
We loved our experience! We went on Monday for their Mezza Monday special and son drinks. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We had a great time.
Busy Saturday night. Service was a bit slow and the delivery of food was very rushed. We brought several new people to the restaurant and the servers just dumped the food off and we were struggling to understand what each item was. It was tasty and we decided to just share everything.
But it would have nice if the servers would slow down and slowly announced what the item is so we could determined who ordered what. Especially if we not Turkish so the names are not familiar.
Awesome food with friendly and helpful service explaining the dishes preparations
First time to Ottoman Taverna did not disappoint! The food was EXCELLENT. We enjoyed everything we ate - the bread, butter shrimp, and the Chef Mix Grill for two. Not only was the food delicious, but the service was wonderful. Multiple people took care of our order, filling drinks, and clearing the table. Everyone was incredibly kind and courteous, especially our waitress Cansu. She was kind enough to offer great recommendations and explain what was in our dishes when we asked. The music was low, but provided a great atmosphere. This is clearly the place to be. We will definitely be back.
A very nice restaurant, with a nice and pretty quiet ambient. Great-tasting food.
Not a great variety, though. I have visited Turkey three times and I know that Turkish cuisine is much more varied. What Ottoman Taverna offers is very similar to other Middle Eastern restaurants in Washington DC and surrounding areas.
For instance, there was not a single dolma on the menu. A bit disappointing.
Staff very courteous and accommodating. Wonderful service
Ottoman Taverna was amazing. Everything about the occasion was something I absolutely want to experience again. The waiter my mom and I got was super helpful and basically chose our meals for us. We asked him what his favorite dishes were and he was completely honest and chose an amazing meal. Absolutely if you’re in D.C. go here and experience this place at least once. You won’t be disappointed.
Fantastic meal... as always. Amazing food and great and friendly service make this a place we return to time and again. Tried, true, and always top notch. For the quality of the food you get, it’s also a great value.
Great food. Over the years, the restaurant has been serving less and less Turkish cuisine and losing that Ottoman authenticity. Waiters are great but the bus boys are disruptive when filling up your glass. Overall, a solid restaurant to take your friends, family, and lover to. Personally was just disappointed to see what the place was reduced to over the past 5 years.
The food was fairly good. The water was dirty, it had small black particles in it. The waiter was attentive and it was not too loud during our lunch visit. I heard good reviews about this restaurant, however it did not quite live up to my expectations.
Delicious food! Just can't get enough of this restaurant!
Not sure how we stumbled on this place but it’s a gem. We went there for a girls night and it’s easily some of the best middle eastern food I’ve had.
Kifte was amazing, lamb chops, chicken kebabs. The hummus. Staff was attentive too
Delicious food and great service
Service was phenomenal
Terrific patio; awesome food
From walking to leaving, everything was exceptional! The staff was so kind and welcoming. Outstanding! We couldn’t fault anything! Coming from London its been a struggle to find a restaurant that matches the quality and ambience of Turkish restaurants in the English Capital and omg this place is everything and more! We came here for my wife’s birthday dinner and although I had my hesitations from past experiences here but they soon dissolved away. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and promptly seated at a lovely spacious table with safe social distancing measures in place. The ambience and decor transports you away from the hustle of DC and into the comforts of Turkish history and hospitality. We opted for the Tour of Turkey Menu which had a lot of options and firm favourites. The red lentil soup was a hug in a bowl we wiped it clean! The fresh bread, creamy humus, tangy flavourful sigara borek and light but crispy patates koftes were the perfect accompaniments with our soup. For mains do NOT skip out on the beyti kebap, every bite was better than the previous! The moussaka was decadent and delicious so much that I couldn’t finish it. Dessert was an easy choice with Katmer! It was the perfect ending to a wonderful evening. I can’t recommend this place enough! The staff excel at their jobs and we can’t wait to go back! Yunus, Alp, and all the ladies who served us that night made this the perfect night! I r can’t thank them enough! Chef Moustafa you outdid yourself!
good service! and good food! and good vibes! very good!
Everything was incredible, food and service was perfect! Only thing is I got a little hot.. probably Bc I was seated close to kitchen. Thank you Ottoman Taverna for a great night!
This was our first time trying this restaurant. We ordered from the 4 course menu. There were many choices. The restaurant was nicely decorated.
We really enjoyed our meals. However, the baklava was quite dry.
The meal was tasty but the thing of special note was the pistachio dusted very thin “baklava like” dessert with the most delicious vanilla ice cream. We weren’t planning on dessert but the waitor’s suggestion was excellent. Wow!
Food came out cold.
Terrible and inattentive service for Sunday brunch. Server dropped a couple of dishes in front of our table. He was gone for 15-20 minutes at times without checking in. He also forgot to bring one dish. Also, he brought tea pots with tea stains all over them. No idea how this place is Michelin rated.
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 846 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.