ANKARA

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651 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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. Bottomless Brunch(including all drinks) on weekends for $37.90 per person. Mondays, we also offer half-priced bottles of wine.

Special Offers

COMPLIMENTARY BEER OR WINE FOR ENTIRE TABLE!

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.
-Valid only OpenTable reservations.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 25 April 2019

Ends: 26 April 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00

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 651 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service as always!

c
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food, service and value good but our table for 2 was right by a noisy table of 8 which made the experience not so good.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was good but the service was terrible. Our waitress had to be asked 3x to refill our drinks. She didn’t even do it, we had to ask someone else. She also didn’t bring one of the guests his drink. She didn’t check on us once, we had to call her every time. The restaurant wasn’t event busy.

ER
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the bottomless brunch and really enjoyed everything. There are so many choices on the menu it would be impossible to try them all. Definitely going back!

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch and really enjoyed it. The bottomless option was a great value and the food was all fresh.

K
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to eat here. Food is excellent, mostly authentic Turkish with a few compromises muses. service is warm and timely. Overcharging for Turkish tea refills!

S
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is excellent. Many options to choose from. Services is very good. A little noisy as some patrons were a bit obnoxious: had to move to a different table.

JF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Our only regret was that we didn't have enough room to keep trying more dishes. We will definitely be back. Fair warning, the place is loud.

LA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the wait staff was very nice. One of our dishes took a long time to arrive and so they comped us on our bill (without us asking!) and we didn't have to pay for that dish. Overall it was a very good dining experience.

p
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu for lunch
Great service

S
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best authentic Turkish restaurants I have ever been in US. Food tasted exactly how it is you would find in Turkey. Very prompt service and very friendly and courteous. Good wine selection, too. Will come back again in my next business trip. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I went a couple of years ago and remember a far better experience. The food this time was not great. Really dry over cooked chicken. Nothing really special. And the service was pretty non-chalant.

D
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Unfortunately our chicken kabob was dry and the salmon too very dry but overall their bread ate awesome and the sauces too

J
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the staff is very hospitable and welcoming. The patio can’t be beat and with shade aplenty it’s temperate even in the middle of the day.

g
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I’d say, stick to the hot and cold appetizers and the pides. They make the best babaganoush I’ve ever had and their eggplant appetizer is also wonderful. Any of their pides are tasty and delicious.

NR
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining and culinary experience. Highly recommend.

NV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

KR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The service was mediocre, beginning with my being ignored twice by the same person when I checked in with my reservation. It took my party 15 minutes to get seated even though there were many tables free in the section where I wanted to sit. The waiter was just OK, and his colleagues who brought the food were alright. It's unfortunate that the overzealous water server somehow managed to drop a knife into one of my friend's glass. Very strange. The food was standard Turkish and Mediterranean fare, but was not particularly good. We only finished one of the five dishes we ordered, mostly because there was no compelling reason to eat more. I definitely won't return, nor will I recommend it to others.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great interaction with owner/manager about food philosophy. The food is fresh and well prepared. Reasonably priced.

JG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ankara is a great spot and their happy hour is definitely worth it. The hummus was a tad dry (very minor) but all other vegetarian apps were delicious! The service was friendly, informative, and overall wonderful. Great recommendations on wines, as well.

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

Great service, great food, and great value for their bottomless brunch. I'll be coming back

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess, waitress and entire staff provided outstanding service with friendly demeanor. Food was timely and tasted fresh. Will be returning!

T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were extraordinary; even the managers were attentive and very friendly. The food was amazing and the ambiance was relaxed, luxurious, and so clean. Ankara is great for a date, girls night out, or just to treat yourself!!

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

Great first experience - the food, service and ambiance were all wonderful. Our server, Bora, was so attentive and really helped us with recommendations for our first time visit.

LL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere is excellent. The price is a bit high, but it does make sense for the quality of the food (which is very high quality). The food portions are slightly small, however, but again delicious. There is a lot of flavor in the food that makes it worthwhile. I would definitely come back again.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place! Food was really good and reasonably priced. Service was excellent, wines matched really well with the menu and the old fashioned cocktail was fantastic. Great place for a group.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Day was great, sat outside and enjoyed brunch with friends. Our waiter, Hamoon, was amazing he made sure our orders came out on time and always made sure are flutes weren’t empty. Will definitely come again!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was excellent, food was well-prepared and timely. We love this restaurant.

HD
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food. Not one dish was disappointing.

E
Tampa
157 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Turkish food and great service! We'll be back!

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Ankara for a birthday occasion, and we had a wonderful time. The menu offered enough gluten-free options for one member of our party, and the food was delicious overall. They also gifted us a birthday dessert, beautifully presented.

EL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bottomless brunch menu is a treat and a steal! The service was impeccable and personable. Great place to celebrate or catch up with friends!

NL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious. We were ready for the check and the waiter said “oh you’re not done” and brought us out something delicious. Totally worth the food coma.

SB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for the bottomless brunch during restaurant week and really enjoyed the food and the great service. Outside of what we ordered, the servers also brought around fresh baked cookies, muffins and sausage (it was brunch!) this was in addition to receiving a selection of dips (hummus, eggplant, red pepper, etc....) as the intro to the meal. The only downside was the noise, which increased in such volume halfway through our meal that we had to lean across our 4 person table and almost yell to be heard.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing time! Will certainly be going back!

LD
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ankara provides a casual any day experience for diners. You don’t need to dress up, just come as your are for good-sized portions of their small plates.

RH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We were seated about 20 minutes earlier than our reservation, and it was restaurant week in DC, so we thought this was a good thing. The staff was kind and courteous. But the tables around us had people sat at them, fed, cleared and new people sat literally up to four times while we were there. It took a really long time for us to get our food, literally an hour and a half from when we sat to getting our entree.

Not sure why our table took so long to be taken care of, and the food was absolutely delicious, but it just took a super long time. We literally caught the second to last train back to Reston and that made for a very long night.

I would recommend to someone if you have time to wait for the food.

AS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the absolute best dining experience

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