AGORA

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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Agora Restaurant is the go-to Mediterranean oasis of Dupont Circle. We bring you a Mezze or small plates, style menu displaying the eclectic flavors of Turkey, Greece, and Lebanon. In addition to our robust menu, we offer an extensive selection of wines, beers and liquor from around the world as well as our house curated cocktails. We look forward to providing you and your guests with the hospitality that is expected of the Mediterranean culture.
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and wonderful dood quality ... cocktails are delicious... prices Or low for DC…

c
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had forgotten how good the food was and what a great number of delicious menu choices they had. We could order all of the different things we wanted to taste because there were too many things we wanted. So even though there were four of us sharing we will have to go back soon to try the things we missed!

AA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Agora is always a go-to brunch spot. The menu is tasty, diverse, and affordable. Staff is phenomenal. Vibe is great.

NQ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch and service

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bottomless brunch is so fun and great for a big group!

M
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service and commitment to a wonderful get-together with friends in town. Food was amazing and the drinks ever-flowing

MB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for dinner with our one-year old. The staff is incredibly welcoming to babies and little children as well as the rest of the guests. They are in good spirits, and accommodating. Super friendly and kind. The food is delicious! We had short ribs and steak and devoured both! Even our baby ate the short ribs and made content sounds (and she is a fickle eater). We also had fried Brussel sprouts which aren’t battered, just simply fried. Delicious! We also had a kasik salad, tuna tartare, the yogurt spread with pita bread, and chef’s borek. It was all divine. I definitely recommend for dates, special occasions, etc.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some members of our party of 4 had dietary restrictions. The staff was most accommodating. Our food arrived on time and was delicious. It was quiet and we asked for a table toward the back. Being able to converse in a restaurant is as important as any cuisine!

HP
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful unique brunch.

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TB
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We found this restaurant heading to sushi next door. We love Mediterranean food so we wanted to give it a try - on a full stomach you should note! Got the hummus, dolmades, and lamb chops. Hummus was excellent. More tahini flavored than others but we like that. Domades were good. Lamb chops were excellent but only received two for an expensive price tag. Would definitely go back more hungry!

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Agora is a hidden gem of Dupont Circle’s restaurant scene. The food is incredible, flavorful, and surprisingly reasonable. My husband and I came here for our 1st wedding anniversary and we ordered 2 drinks, 6 tapas plates, and a dessert. All of this came to a total of $106. For DC, that’s amazing!! We LOVED it here!

S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was truly wonderful in all ways. I have no complaint and would recommend the food without hesitation. The service however was terrible. The waiter was fine, but I only wish Mcdonalds would provide service as fast as we were fed and dismissed at Agora. Within 5 minutes of placing our order our food began arriving in machine gun speed and we were so overwhelmed with the food arriving so quickly that there wasn't even room on the table to place the dishes! We had no opportunity to catch our breath, have dinnertime conversation and sip our drinks and wine. The entire meal for 7 of us was completed in one hour from the time we sat til the time we left. Not what we had planned for a night out dining. This was a special dinner for our son's birthday, and he has been begging to get us to this restaurant for a year. The staff knew it was a special occasion and yet we were hurried through dinner in an extremely hurried manner.

B
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Agora has to be THE best restaurant we have EVER dined at in DC.. flavorful tapas and excellent service. We have never been disappointed. Thank You Agora

RG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience. Friendly staff. Good portions. Well lit environment and the perfect ambiance. Will come again.

h
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely mezze, friendly and welcoming place, and fun to sit outside on a beautiful night. Will definitely return.

PS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I opted to make a reservation for the restaurant and, upon arrival, we were immediately seated with no wait time. We were asked whether we wanted to sit inside or outside. Due to the extreme humidity that night, we opted for an inside table. We were walked to the left side of the interior, through a door, and seated close to the door. Unfortunately, this door's auto-close mechanism was broken, causing the door to constantly stay open, as the staff hurried through the door every few minutes to serve the outside patrons.

This, however, was our only gripe with our whole visit. Our table was split with 2 separate waiters helping us out. The service was prompt with alcoholic drinks were the only part that took a little longer to get to us than expected. I think they only have one bar for the whole restaurant. Not a deal breaker, however.

Now, to the food. Their structure is to serve small plates of food, so that you can get a few different things off the menu and try out other items. My wife and I really enjoyed this, as we had a chance to taste their hummus, 2 different types of flat bread, some chicken and their lamb ribs. Absolutely fresh and delicious food. I totally understand why they are so busy, as the food is to die for. We ended the night with some Greek donuts, Baklavah and some Uzo and left the restaurant happy as can be.

Kudos to the chef(s) and the waiters for a mere perfect experience. Just get the owner to fix that darn door and it would have been a 5 star visit. Still, I'd recommend them to all friends and family.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance with okay service

AR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and amazing food!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Had a reservation and still had to wait 25 minutes even though there were empty tables everywhere. Waiter took 15 minutes to greet and take initial drink orders. Customer service here is never a priority which is unfortunate because it’s a great value and meal!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing bottomless brunch! Both food and drinks are bottomless and so yummy.

OT
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent ME food. Haunts you the next day

JV
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perhaps the best mediterranean food I've had in the DC area. Service is exceptionally friendly.

W
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place for Sunday brunch; they never disappoint!

GR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was f-ing bomb. food amazing as ALWAYS, service was amazing, waiter was a second late with my sparkling water so he comp'd it AND gave us free dessert i mean come on how could it get any better than that?!?!?!?! 10/10 would recommend this dope, delicious establishment!

N
London
39 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place for outdoor dining on a pleasant evening -- and fast service if you're going to the theater!

SC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, great selection of wine, server was attentive, great location and atmosphere:-)

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Delicious food, gracious service. Everyone in our party of six enjoyed our dinner at Agora. Will definitely return next time I’m in DC.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiter/bartender John (sp?) was charming and attentive, anticipating our needs and requests well and pouring bottomless mimosas like it was his expertise--which it may have been. I had been before in May but this time was even tastier than before. It made for an excellent last-minute birthday party and we all left feeling full and happy with the experience.

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to brunch. Great service and excellent food.

T
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Agora is one of my favorite restaurants. We come back repeatedly. The food is always so good. I crave it.
Service is always great with friendly attentive staff. Wonderful.

LS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fun meal and drinks in a really noisy atmosphere. Brunch was going on, but we ordered from the regular list of mezze.

Turkish food is delicious and easy to accommodate many different tastes. I love the spreads and the basket of warm and fresh pide.

R
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The price was high for the quantity and quality that they offer. The waiter did not pay much attention and it was a bit rude. Moreover, the tip should be choosen by the client or guest and not be assumed by the waiter.

TD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Maybe it was an off day, but the service was slow and just...not good. They forgot the entire order for one of our guests and she never got it. Frankly ridiculous and I was really looking forward to it! Bummed.

AL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Brunch was a bust.... one hour into brunch and we only had one drink. Our glasses (water too) were constantly empty. We didn't receive quite a few of the dishes we ordered. And when they sent us stuff we didn't order (like 6 plates of deviled eggs), they refused to take them back. I definitely will never be back.

OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as always!!!

A
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such good food!!!

MO
Portland
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Our food was delicious, unfortunately the service was terrible.

OT
Greensboro
24 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful friendly, helpful, and professional server. Terrific food. Energetic, fun atmosphere. We will definitely return!

d
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food very good, service very good. Too loud for us

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