Restaurant Review: Agora
DC restaurateurs Betul and Ismail Uslu bring Turkish, Greek and Lebanese small plates to Tysons.
7911 Westpark Drive, Tysons 703-663-8737 agoratysons.com
Lunch: Monday through Friday,
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner: Sunday through Thursday,
5 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday,
5 to 11 p.m. Brunch: Saturday and Sunday,
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Complimentary valet parking
This is a small plates (mezze) restaurant, so there are no entrées, per se. Prices start at $7. Meat and seafood mezze are $13 to $18 (for two meaty lamb chops, for example).
WHAT TO DRINK
Ismail Uslu, through his company, GMDC Hospitality Consulting, has created an extensive beverage offering. Cocktails are excellent, but why not sample from the selection of Turkish rakis, Greek ouzos and Arabic araks (clear spirits made from twice-distilled grapes and anise seed)?
he wine list is beautifully curated with many Mediterranean offerings, such as a Tetramythos Greek sauvignon blanc ($55); Vinkara Turkish Narince ($55); and Chateau Musar from Lebanon, made with cabernet sauvignon and cinsault grapes.