ANKARA

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708 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
Ankara is an upscale-casual Turkish & Mediterranean restaurant conveniently located in Dupont Circle close to Metro, shopping and nightlife. A selection of hot and cold meze dishes, fresh pide from our wood burning stove, and tempting array of entrees are served up in a beautiful setting mixing the best of old and new world style. In addition to the spacious interior dining room and bar, Ankara features a large outdoor dining patio where guests can enjoy our full menu. Lunch offered Monday through Friday. Come join us this weekend for a special bottomless Mediterranean Brunch at Ankara Restaurant. Over 60 items! Just $27 for Adults. Half price kids Ages 10-16, under 10 years old eats free! Ankara Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant is an upscale-casual dining experience at the heart of Dupont Circle, Washington D.C.

Special Offers

FREE BEER OR WINE!

Description Come join us for special dining experience with free one glass of drinks to entire table.
TERMS:
-Drinks are: Draft tap beers, house wines and fountain drinks.
-This offer excludes happy hours and brunch tables.
-Cannot be combined with any other campaigns or offers.
-Each guest must order at least one entree, grill, flatbread.
-Please claim your deal to your server when you seated.
-Valid only OpenTable reservations.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 19 November 2019

Ends: 20 November 2118

Availability: Sun-Fri 14:00-17:00 20:00-21:00
Sat 20:00-21:00

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will be offering our Valentine's Day specials for Valentine's Day. We’ll be offering bottomless small plates (including desserts), variety of passed meats and bottomless(alcoholic) drinks along special Love cocktail for $78 with champagne toast. Along with single red rose:) (2 hours limit)

Friday, 14 February, 2020

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 10:00AM - 10:45AM 4:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:30PM
Tue - Fri 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:30PM
Sat 10:00AM - 10:45AM 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:30PM

What 708 People Are Saying
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EW
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our experience at Ankara! Will absolutely be back for brunch and dinner again! Highly recommend.

VT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience during Restaurant Week 2020. We had dinner at Ankara on Jan. 18, 2020. Really bang for your buck, delicious food, and great service. The promo deal was fantastic, worthy of a trip to downtown D.C. from Maryland in icy weather! Unlimited desserts (baklava was super yummy), hot and cold mezze were all so good, flat breads were awesome.

t
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. Will definitely go back

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The kabab was burned and tested awful!

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome experience! Haven’t had that beautiful dishes for a while. Definitely recommended!

A
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and impeccable service. I would definitely recommend the bottomless dinner.

L
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, great wine, and a great deal!! Good for groups and celebrations!

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great atmosphere, delicious food, and the service was incredible! We got the bottomless brunch and the floor manager and wait staff had such great suggestions for dishes to order - the food was brought out quickly, and they explained what everything was. It was overall a great introduction to Turkish cuisine for both myself and my friend - we will definitely be back!

TM
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was excellent and the service was great!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The Hostess was very sweet and kind. The food was overpriced and they have very small portions. The Beef kebabs were over cooked while the chicken kebabs were undercooked. The Baklava didn’t taste authentic at all, it tasted like a white washed version of it. With your food you don’t get any sides you have to pay superset for sides when the menu doesn’t even say a la carté.

MW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, fantastic food! Nice clean, warm atmosphere.

PL
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Great for drinking - not for food.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time having brunch here with friends and just as great as the first! Fantastic wait staff and excellent, fresh prepared, food. Highly recommend giving it a try!

PP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and very knowledgeable of the menu.

AF
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was great. We will definitely come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE dinner - fantastic service, great food. A little slow because of New Year’s Eve crowd but they made up for it with AMAZING service.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! Such a great place

c
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Gilled beef and eggplant was bland, with beef overcooked. Lamb chops were overpriced as it was more an appetizer size than entree amount, and the lamb was overcooked too. Only the moussaka was actually good. Service was slow and tables crowded together. No ambiance. Wouldn't return in future.

IR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This restaurant is not value for money. Sadly also, supposedly key dishes were very poor. The hummus was terribly ill-seasoned, pork chops were dry and tasteless, and the brownies were made like a week before (horrid!). We ordered the bottomless dinner and the waiter tended our table a lot in the first 30 min, but then not so much for the remainder of the 2 hour limit. They also bulked up the bread fr the table and starters that we did not order. Clever move, ensuring less drinks and food are brought to the table so as to restrict the "bottomless" option altogether. I had high hopes for this Turkish restaurant, but alas, did not deliver at all. Not worth the $189 bill!!!

ZF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and service

W
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED ANKARA! Fast and very good service, and really delicious food. Had the brunch all you can eat and really made use of it. Tried nearly everything on the menu. Love the atmosphere, though it can get loud when busy. Excellent spot for brunch or a nice date.

HA
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved the food and service. I went here for work and brought my family for Christmas Eve. They were impressed as well. Thank you for a great night! Thank our waiter Bora, you were so kind.

YB
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, signature kebabs and flat breads, great vegetarian appetizers, and attentive service. Spacious and not noisy. My friend and I enjoyed its cozy atmosphere over lunch.

KZ
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the baked hummus and beef kabob. It was all excellent.

N
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The "buffet" was actually us ordering off the menu. Anything. It was all great food. Allowed us to try new things. We loved the falafel and so much more. Will be going back.

LL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, services, presentation and overall experience was top notch. I highly recommend brunch here.

VA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredible food!

L
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good meditteranean/ turkish food. Great eggplant dishes and great service. Purchased all tou can eat and drink and it was a good deal.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best botttomless deal I’ve had in DC. I have been for both brunch and dinner and brother were great. Bora was our server and was extremely helpful in suggesting food off of the bottomless menu.

KW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t know whether it was the fact that the weather was terrible, or that everyone in our party was tired and hungry, but everything about Ankara exceeded expectations! The staff was warm and welcoming, the food was beautifully presented and delicious, and the ambiance was perfect. We loved everything we had - appetizers and main courses. Even the bathrooms were perfect - unisex, private, clean and well appointed. I will definitely be back!!

VT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, recommend this restaurant!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed the food and overall experience. It reminded me of my time in Turkey which is why I wanted to try this restaurant. I loved the food in Turkey and I will dine here again.

DS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food looked good but not seasoned enough for my liking.

a
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience!

k
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fast accurate service and spot on recommendations from the waitress.

SG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Incredible food, great selection and truly something for everyone. Everything from vegetarian options to meat lover options. Truly a great experience.

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was fantastic!!! Food was delicious. Ambiance was extremely loud and tables were so close together I thought I was dining with the people on the other table, which is not a problem when you want to make friends but could be problematic when you are on a date.

r
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a lunch meeting with a range of foods including excellent vegetarian options. Friendly, attentive but not hovering wait staff.

JM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Lively, but not too noisy. Excellent food with lots of veg and gf options. The waiter and manager were both super helpful in picking food and wine. Interesting wines from Turkey, Georgia, etc. Was great for a group of friends to catch up and share some small plates.

WT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food, and an easy location to find. Thanks!