- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Grilled Lamb Chops
Thyme & Pepper Marinated Lamb Chops Served with Sautéed Baby Vegetables & Smoked Eggplant Puree
Cold Meze Platter
Hummus, Pembe Sultan, Muhammara, Atom, Haydari, Moutabal
great food; wonderful presentation -- delicious homemade wheat pita bread
great Turkish spices and dishes
good white wine sangria too
We like to go to restaurants that we have never visited during Restaurant Week. Ottoman Taverna is out of our neighborhood and was unknown to us. We were impressed with the quality of the food and service. Presentation was lovely. It is also an appealing venue. We had a beautiful evening. Would definitely visit again!
The whole experience was amazing, the staff was very attentive to out needs, we were concerned about sitting indoors due to pandemic so they sat us in a separate area with no other people around. They were great and knowledgeable at recommending dishes and even brought a birthday treat for my boyfriend.
Food was top quality.
Will definitely be back and recommend this place
The food was fantastic and the service was excellent! Our waiter Duman was superb. We’ll definitely be back!
We decided to order the hot and cold mezze platters. Both of them were very good, however, we were quite disappointed by the breads served. They were cold and too hard. I would strongly encourage them to serve nice, soft, and fluffy breads. The coffee based cocktail tasted like tiramisu. I think when ordered, server can mention that. I wasn’t in the mood of having a dessert cocktail. Further, drinks came much after the food which was discouraging.
Great tasty food and ambient. Definitely a must visit restaurant.
Food was good. Staff was friendly. Ambiance is nice.
We had a great New Years celebration
I took my mom here while she was visiting from out of town and we had a great time all around. Delicious food, gorgeous ambiance, and very friendly and helpful staff!
Great service, great recommendations and delicious food. I highly recommend!
Great food and ambience! Would absolutely come again!
We appreciated that we could have dinner here during christmas. It was busy and we had to wait despite reservation, but the hostess was nice and apologetic. The food was good and the service excellent although a bit slow. We are happy that we dined here
Some of the best food I have ever eaten. The for a 4 course meal for $35 dollars was outstanding. We definitely go back. Some of the best Turkish food you ever eat.
Everything about this place is incredible, especially and most importantly the food. Compliments to the chef. Everything was fresh and delicious. I will definitely be back when I return to DC and will recommend everyone I know go to this place for dinner.
We came for brunch on Christmas day. We ate outside and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Every single thing we had was fantastic. We got the price-fixed brunch and it is so well worth it! We will definitely come back! The only thing we didn't love was the music, we were expecting authentic Turkish music, not club-type music, especially on Christmas day. But otherwise we will most definitely go back!
Excellent. Attentive Service, especially regarding further ordering off limitless brunch menu. Desert exceptional. Worth the Michelin rating.
Our Christmas Eve dinner was authentic Turkish and very enjoyable. The attentive, friendly staff , atmosphere and music were lovely.
We had the pris fixe dinner (very good value) and loved the 1st 2 courses. The salmon entree was a generous portion, but a little overcooked and one in our party didn't care for the beef kabobs My chicken kabobs were delicious. Both the baklava and other pistachio dessert were super sweet, but very good!
Terrific server and great food. We were treated extremely well. Very impressed.
The food is excellent as well as the service. The four course dinner and lunches are great bargain offering multiple selections so you are not stuck on what to order. Both, lunch and dinner are a value if you choose the four course selection.
Restaurant was outstanding. Went there with friends for my BDay in November. After that experience, I knew I had to return and this time with my family celebrating their outstanding grades and two more BDays. Everything was perfect. The staff was awesome and helped deliver surprise Bday celebration. My go-to in DC moving forward.
Tried a delicious veggie bean stew, tiny ravioli in a rich yogurt sauce and the chicken kebabs. Treated to a spicy complex bulgar appetizer. Everything unique and very good
The restaurant management and servers were good about dealing with food allergies, always a key concern when we dine out with our son.
Wonderful food and experience, the location was fabulous and the interior was stunning. Can’t wait to come again!
Great restaurant! Highly recommended! A must-try!
The service was excellent, would recommend going here for brunch or dinner anytime. Amazing ambiance and experience!
This was a great bottomless experience! With 5 friends including 2 vegetarians, we put ourselves in the hands of our server and got to try a complete menu! Fantastic food, and well worth the price!
Half of the items we ordered, we had to remind our waiter about them, including one of our appetizers and our entrees. It took 40 minutes just to get a hot tea! The service was AWFUL
Outstanding food and service. I felt like I was back in Istanbul. From appetizers to entrees, everything was delicious, promptly and politely delivered. Very festive and decorated for the holidays. I will be going back a lot. Thank you!!!
The food is amazing!!! We ordered Chef's Mixed Grill platters, Greek, shepherd salads, Cold and Hot Meze Platter and everything was very delicious. Highly recommend!
Everything was top notch
I had high expectations as I love Turkish food and I been to Turkey. So I could wait to try this place. In my humble opinion this was not what Turkish cuisine taste like. It tasted commercialize. The flavor just weren’t there. Very disappointed with the food and I had the trip to Turkey.
Our meal was full of flavor while the atmosphere was lovely and inviting.
Service and food were excellent. The brunch menu is great and good deal
My salmon was dry, and some of the food (e.g., lentil soup and another appetizer, the rice pudding) was bland, but the bread was nicely warmed, soft and thick, and the staff were highly responsive and courteous.
Service was a bit slow, maybe overwhelmed by the weekend crowd but other than that everything was great.
Food was fantastic. The decor/style of the restaurant was beautiful. Service was friendly but entrees came out about 30 seconds after the appetizer. Our waiter was attentive in the beginning and end but disappeared for a long stretch while we were eating and we wanted refills on drinks. I would definitely go again and recommend it to others.
Very yummy food and reminded me so much of the great food I had in Turkey! One of the more authentic Turkish restaurants I’ve found. I’ll definitely be back here next time I’m in town. The Taste of Turkey is such a great value and has so many delicious options!
I enjoyed the lamb chops and lamb doner. The service was ok, not great. My guests were Turkish, and they were pleased with the food. The katmer (a Turkish sweet) was very nice.
A group of 11 came here to celebrate a job promotion. The service was EXCELLENT, ATTENTIVE and TOP-NOTCH. The group never wanted for anything at anytime. The lamb chops, sigara, brussel sprouts, and the pita chips were a HUGE hit with the table!
Personally this is my 3rd time and it has been consistent. I has the same level of amazing service in a party of 2, 3 and now 11. Managing a large group can be hard but the staff did it with ease!
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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 847-0389.
Ottoman Taverna is rated 4.6 stars by 1004 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 bookings at the moment.