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Agora’s layout includes a mezzanine level and a 12-seat chef’s bar overlooking the kitchen.
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A Gorgeous New Mediterranean Hangout Opens Tomorrow in Tysons Corner

The second location of Dupont standby Agora arrives

Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Dupont Circle standby Agora brings its Mediterranean meze menu to Northern Virginia tomorrow, when it opens a new location in Tysons Corner (7911 Westpark Drive, McLean).

The menu from Lebanese chef Ghassan Jarrouj will feature D.C. favorites like kibbeh nayeh, grilled octopus, and braised short ribs. New items exclusive to the Tysons location include , tortellini in a yogurt and mint sauce and duck pide — a Turkish flatbread topped with shredded duck confit and a fig balsamic reduction.

The new 4,000-square-foot eatery sits on the ground floor of the Nouvelle building. Urbane Architects and Sorrell Design mixed blue hues with ornate touches like intricate basket weaves, mosaic lamps and kaleidoscopic inlays. All of the woodwork was sourced direct from Turkey, inspired by the Mediterranean country’s art and culture.

The beer and wine list show love for both Mediterranean vineyards and local beer and wine.

Agora in Tysons will start serving its dinner and late-night menus immediately. Lunch and brunch will roll out the week of Monday, July 29.

The private dining space is lined with colorful Turkish lamps.
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The open kitchen houses a charcoal grill and brick oven.
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The mezzanine level sports its own bar, alongside views of a hamsa eye wall and intricate Turkish millwork.
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The bar plans integrate infused Raki (a sweetened anise-flavored spirit), rose liqueur, and aromatic spices into cocktails.
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Agora’s meze-style Mediterranean menu features savory dips and flatbreads made in a charcoal oven.
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