AGORA

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$31 to $50
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A-go-rah\: a gathering place
At Agora, we combine the aromatic flavors and textures of the Mediterranean for a tapas-style feast inspired by the rich traditions of Turkey, Greece and Lebanon. Come gather over mezze favorites and our award-winning selection of local and Mediterranean wines and beers, house-crafted cocktails and Lion’s Milk, a special drink made with the beloved Turkish spirit, Raki.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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vipCFroe
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We celebrated my husband's birthday with our family including one baby and one child. Our server was most helpful in planning our meal. The food arrived quickly and was delicious. We had many options to choose from and each item was different and delicious. Dessert was comped by our server and it was the chestnut soufflé'. My daughter said it was one of the best desserts she had ever eaten. Great food & great service, we'll be back!

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BrunchBandit
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Agora is one of my all-time favorite brunch spots. The ambiance and the food were nice per usual. My only gripe is that our server was also tending to a table with a larger party. He seemed a bit more attentive to the larger party vs. our table. It took us a while to be able to put in our food orders. He was friendly, but we noticed the lack of attentiveness to our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday brunch! Staff was wonderful

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JordanE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and comes in small portions that can be shared. We particularly enjoyed the roasted cauliflower with a tahini dressing and the Garides Tava, which was a sauteed shrimp with tomatoes and olives. My friend had a glass of the Malbec and said it was wonderful. I had the Topaz Apple cocktail and the spice apple cider was a fantastic element to the drink.

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claudineJ
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Although I would recommend my friends to visit Agora, the service last time was very low and bad. Agora is one of my fav' places in DC, I go there very often when visitors come, business meetings etc,. However, last time when I went, the service was bad. The waiter came at least 10 times in the first 20 mins since we came, he saw us talking and looking for the menu, however, he did not respect our space and privacy . He came and asked us again and again if we need to order food. While making our order, he recommend us to order at least 7-8 dishes, alleging that each person need 3-4 dishes. He did not ask how much we are hungry, which kind of dishes we like, I felt he was trying to push more and more food- which is unprofessional at all.

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SimonS
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Zac ab was our server and was fantastic and demonstrated great customer service and a fun personality

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vipRicemanTX
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to when in DC for Saturday and Sunday brunch. Bottomless food and drink is always great and the service fantastic. Hey, if they can put up with me and my drunken friends, keep food coming to the table and our drinks full, how could I complain! Great place, def check it out!!!

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KatherineL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and portions, love having brunch here with friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my mom and sister here for brunch and we loved it! Food is great, service was awesome, and the space is very nice.

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TomiO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a nice experience. I would go back again. Lots of options on the menu and I enjoyed what I ordered.

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vipLoriF
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I need to come to Agora more often - it never disappoints. In fact, this time it offered a pleasant surprise - 1/2 price bottle of wine Monday! Great way to make an excellent dinner with good friends even better. Everything we ordered was delicious. Absolutely loved the Peynirli Pide - yummy flatbread with goat cheese, mozzarella and dates. The cauliflower was amazing. Shrimp and kalamar cooked to perfection. You simply must try this place! It's a lovely restaurant, our server was excellent and the food is divine.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waitress ever, bottomless brunch is a great value and food is great.

AGORA
Responded on 18 February 2020

Hi! Who was your waitress? We love recognizing our staff for review shoutouts! Let us know please! And thank you for the wonderful feedback... Hope to have you join us again real soon!

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viphoward
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tapas style. Food all excellent. Diverse. Met some dietary restrictions. Service superb. Prices reasonable.

AGORA
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice place serving Mediterranean food. Very tasty food. The appetizers are served in pretty small portions. Meat dishes are great too.

TW
TheWiseBard
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Tara, Saganaki, pide, Lamb riblets— all outstanding
Bronzino—ggod, but small portion
Felafel—fair.
Service—Fair, overstressed
Fun place.
Will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious brunch with amazing service.

AGORA
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As far as Turkish food goes, it was pretty good! The price point is a little higher than I imagined. My only "problem" is that we were sat on the side room, which is not as cool as the main room

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vipMac69
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife here for Valentine's day. She is a vegetarian, and she loves Middle Eastern food. We have been to many great Middle Eastern restaurants in metropolitan DC. Agora surpassed all expectations, far better than any of the great reviews I had read. We ate upstairs, and I found the ambience perfect. The menu is large, varied and interesting. We sampled quite a few dishes and we loved all of our choices. The service was perfect, not easy on such a busy night for the the staff. My highest recommendation.

AGORA
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! Our team works real hard to make special days be extra memorable. So glad to have surpassed your expectations. We look forward to having you dine with us again real soon!

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XGR123
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

They sat us upstairs right next to the stairs.
There were other much nicer tables but the server who sat us did not move us, even after I requested.
Poor service.

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BernardW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always good, but tonight it was exceptionally good!

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HappyPatron
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 6 people from different countries. We asked for a quiet table, and they very nicely settled us into a table in a bit of an alcove. The food was delicious and the setting allowed our conversation to flow freely. Thanks much for a wonderful evening!

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BigEnchilada
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met some work colleagues and had a great time. Enjoyed the food, ambiance and service were good. Good all around experience.

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vipKateB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place. great food, great service! so much fun.

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RobbieC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Agora is one of the best brunch place in DC. Always excellent service and food is delicious.

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vipVU4U
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite places for brunch

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Birdy
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Waitress was not helpful or informative that the plates are very small (French toast is the size of a small slice of cheese!) She did not bring our check in a timely manner and then told us the machine was broken and made us wait 30 min without complimentary coffee or anything. Not impressed by the food and noise level was high. Would not recommend.

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carrieb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bottomless brunch in town! The goat cheese is to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for both brunch and dinner. Accessible, but also great for people who want to try new things.

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CandaceC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my niece’ s and also her partner’s birthdays. The service was friendly,the food was very good and they even brought out a complimentary birthday dessert which was lovely.

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vipiamhere
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming neighborhood spot. The food was wonderful! We sat at the bar and Antonio took such amazing care of us! His knowledge of the menu was impressive and the his recommendations were spot on! We will certainly be back again!

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GuadalupeP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at Agora is very nice. Thank you very much!

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vipjct48
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at AGORA. I had a 6:15 reservation on a Monday night. The place was nearly empty when we arrived, but filled up quickly. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that bottles of wine were half price on Mondays! The food and service were excellent. The baklava was to die for. I will be back for sure.

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vipTravelingwahoos
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great for a group of friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Let me tell you guys, my server, who was Turkish, let us lives our best life at brunch. He gave all the best recommendations, was very honest about what was trash verses what was delicious and picked out choices from start to finish. Couldn’t have been more pleased. A great dining experience from top to bottom with amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Felt pressured by wait staff to do unlimited brunch. Certain dishes were forgotten land not brought out until after we reminded them. Food was decent, but the overall experience was frustrating.

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vipAnuP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!!

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LindaS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great choice for a group with varied tastes or restrictions with the opportunity to taste many different items.
Noisy by my standards, lively by other's.
Be aware there isn't really an option for a traditional "meal" --protein, veg, salad--you create the combos yourself.
I could survive on the bread and dips alone.

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vipTomP
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have gone here for years but have not been for many moths. Sadly, it was not as good as it used to be. Still good but not as good. One big disappointment was the change of the bread they used to serve. The new bread is just not as good - at all. They were still serving their restaurant week menu. Small portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was my first visit and I hope to return in the future. My lunch partner and I shared 5 dishes: hummus, baba ghanouj, falafel, cauliflower, and kofte. All the food was great; the bread was wonderful. My only criticism is that the waiter recommended 3-4 dishes per person, which would have been WAY too much food. We had trouble finishing 5 between us.

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AGORA offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 332-6767.

AGORA is rated 4.6 stars by 2398 OpenTable diners.

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