Hey friends! I hope you’re all having a lovely week. I’m excited to share my latest restaurant review with you guys because it’s a great unlimited brunch option in the DMV. If you find yourself in the area, definitely make sure to stop by Agora – it’s about a 5 minute drive from the Galleria, and the food’s always solid.
If you live in DC, you may already be familiar with Agora because they have a location in Dupont. For $38.99, you get unlimited plates and mimosas/Bloody Marys are available an additional $3 per person! This deal must be enjoyed by your entire party, and there’s a two hour time limit.
To start, I got an order of their Turkish coffee because I literally can’t function without caffeine in the morning. I got mine with orta sekerli, which means medium sugar; Turkish coffee is STRONG so I don’t recommend getting it with no sugar but to each their own.
Although I was brunching alone, I got a bunch of different plates to sample so I could give you guys the 411. They had several spreads available, but my waiter recommended the htipiti and the baba ghanouj so that’s exactly what I got. Their labneh’s also phenomenal though – I’ve tried it at their Dupont location, and I would’ve gotten it again, but I was afraid it’d be too much food so I figured it’d be better to just try something new.
Their baba ghanouj is made with smoked eggplant, garlic, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil, while the htipiti has chunks of roasted red peppers, feta, thyme, and olive oil. They bring out warm bread for you to enjoy with your spreads, and it’s a great way to kick off your meal. They have 5 total so I recommend going with a big group of friends so you can try everything on their menu.
It wouldn’t be brunch without benedicts, and you have three options to choose from at Agora: salmon, classic and kiymali (ground lamb and NY strip). I kind of regret not trying the kiymali since I have smoked salmon all the time, but no biggie, I’ll just get it the next time I go. Note: this dish comes with a side of Agora fries, but I passed on them because I got the AYCE option and didn’t want to fill up!
Next up is one of my favorite dishes from Agora: their manchego omelette. It doesn’t look particularly exciting, but trust me when I say it’s delicious. It’s stuffed with cheese, fresh basil, and tomatoes – simplicity at its finest. The egg was nice and fluffy, and it had the perfect amount of filling inside. I feel like restaurants often under or overdo it, and there’s nothing I dislike more than a soggy omelette! Who’s with me?
And last but not least, their sujuklu pide – this was my other favorite dish by the way. This flat bread was topped with Turkish beef sausage, mozzarella and pesto. It was really quite delicious, and I would’ve been happy just having this as a main. Again, my photo doesn’t really do it justice, but I promise that you’ll love it. Think of it as Turkish pizza!
Alright friends, I hope you enjoyed reading all about Agora’s brunch! If you have any questions regarding their food, feel free to reach out. This restaurant’s a really nice place for any and every occasion, whether you want to celebrate a birthday with a group of friends or enjoy an intimate meal with your long time SO.
The interior’s also very instagram-worthy so you’ll definitely want to snap a pic or two for social. Happy eating friends! Remember to check back soon for new content, and in the meantime, enjoy our Virginia tab!