This Dupont Circle favorite means to be all things to all people. Happy hour refuge? Check. Outdoor dining spot? Check. Brunch place? Uh-huh. Late night hangout? Yep.
And despite its Greek name (Agora is Greek for “gathering place”), the bistro is all about signature Turkish dishes, like manti (beef-filled dumplings), dolmades (Swiss chard leaves wrapped, cigar-like, around a filling of pine nuts and tomatoes) and wood- and charcoal-grilled meat and seafood kebabs.
Agora is a great place to people-watch: at sidewalk cafes in warm weather or inside at tall tables set against the windowfront, when it’s cold. You’re in the heart of Dupont Circle and the passing parade is always entertaining—especially on the Tuesday before Halloween, when the annual Drag Queen High Heel Race takes place. Agora’s has front row seats, you might say.
Metro: Dupont Circle on the Red Line. Either exit.