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Eight Years Later, Mediterranean Eatery Agora Is Expanding to Tysons

Expect a late summer opening

Dupont Circle’s Agora is expanding to Tysons Corner.
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Dupont Circle restaurant Agora is expanding to Northern Virginia, revealing new plans to open a second Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of Tysons Corner.

The new location, destined for a space near Founding Farmers, is expected to cater to the surrounding 9-to-5 accounting firms when it opens in late summer or early fall 2018. An employee confirmed that the new Tysons Corner outpost is in the works but did not disclose an exact address.

The flagship Agora (1527 17th Street NW) last month kickstarted an effort to expand into the building formerly occupied by neighboring Italian eatery Pasha’s Kitchen (1523 17th Street NW). The construction process is under way, though it’s unclear when the fully expanded operation will debut. The patio will open next week, an employee tells Eater.

Agora debuted in May 2010 under executive chef Ghassan Jarouj, a Lebanese native specializing in small plates that borrow from Turkey, Lebanon, and Greece. Featured menu items include ground lamb and beef kebabs, roasted beets salad, and eggplant dishes. There’s also lots of imported wine, local and Mediterranean beers, and cocktails.


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