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1527 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6233
+1 202-332-6767
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“hummus” (32 reviews)
“tapas” (32 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1527 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6233
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is served in small plates and it's recommended to order many plates and share. We ordered the Adana Kabab and Sheesh Tawoog. The only reason I'm giving it four stars is because when I was washing my hands, one of the staff started...More

Thank Animechino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several of my co-workers went here for lunch one weekday. There is a large variety of Turkish foods - all very good. The kitchen was a bit slow, but the server was very good. Save room for dessert. Easy walk from Dupont Circle. Nice atmosphere...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Went with the family (including 9 and 6 year olds) and we all loved it. Service is great from the host thru waitstaff and bus boys. Food is authentic and of excellent quality. Best part is that most of the dishes are small plates (Kofte...More

Thank Joe M
AgoraDC, Manager at Agora, responded to this review

That makes us so happy, Joe! It's always great when we can please our guests, no matter the age. Thanks for the feedback and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 1 April 2017

This place is excellent for the variety and quality of light food, adequate portions, service and atmosphere. We were where with a large group and the staff did an excellent service. Try the desserts!

Thank Olympia65
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Many of the other nearby restaurants were packed, and this place was able to accommodate our group of 5. And the service as a whole was fantastic... friendly staff, and everything was taken care of friendly quickly and professionally. The food here is a mix...More

Thank Jeremy W
AgoraDC, Manager at Agora, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We specialize in being a "small plates" restaurant so we're happy your party got a chance to try a little bit of everything...the more the merrier. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 March 2017

A small group went to Agora's for happy hour and to celebrate my birthday. The main level was being renovated so we were sat upstairs. Since were came for happy hour, but had a few to many people for the bar area the staff provided...More

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The staff at Agora accommodated our large group so wonderfully. The food was all absolutely delicious! Like a tapas portion, so perfect for sharing and trying new things. So good. Worth a visit, for sure.

Thank KC_Texas2014
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Tapas- type of restaurant. Small dishes which were all delicious. Fast and nice service. Lots of people so the noice level was quite high, which means that it is not a restaurant for small intimate talks!

Thank susanne681183
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My wife brought me here for my birthday. We had a great time. Maria, our server was great. Friendly, informative and responsive. Started out with traditional Turkish raki, an unsweetened, anise-flavored alcoholic drink that is popular in Turkey, Greece. Maria recommended cutting it with a...More

1  Thank DaveHRoe
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The weather was perfect for a February night in Washington DC so we decided to eat on the patio. We were greeted quickly and very pleasantly. As matter of fact all of the service was very pleasant and efficient. We ordered several small dishes and...More

Thank L'heureux P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1527 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6233
    (Q Street)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Circle Metro station. RED LINE, Q street Exit.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-332-6767
  • E-mail
Agora is a sensory pleasure oasis showcasing Mediterranean mazes with highlighted libations from Turkey & Lebanon and Greece.