Restaurant Review: Agora

DC restaurateurs Betul and Ismail Uslu bring Turkish, Greek and Lebanese small plates to Tysons.

Pan-seared halibut. Photo by Jonathan Timmes


7911 Westpark Drive, Tysons 703-663-8737


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).

The Pinky Promise cocktail features vodka, peach, elderflower, dry vermouth and prosecco. Photo by Jonathan Timmes


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.

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