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Agora: Turkish Restaurant Opens Friday at Former Jack’s Spot

by Borderstan.com April 23, 2010 at 9:30 am 1,029 13 Comments

 

Editor’s note: Borderstan welcomes a new contributor, food blogger Alejandra Owens. She writes about food and restaurants in DC at One Bite At A Time. Alejandra’s bio is at the bottom of this post.

UPDATED. A Turkish restaurant is coming to 1527 17th Street NW at the former site of Jack’s Restaurant & Bar, between Church and Q Streets. Agora will feature Turkish and Greek fare and opens next Monday, April 26 Friday, April 30. (For non-Duponters, the location is just three blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro stop on the Red Line.)

  • Where: 1527 17th Street NW.
  • What: Small plates ranging from $5 to $13. Olive oil bottled on Guler’s family farm in Foca, Turkey… signature Turkish fare and small plates prepared in a wood-fired oven or charcoal grill… Ouzo, wine and beers from Turkey and Greece.
  • Who: Turkish born Chef Rasit Gulsen takes the helm in the kitchen
  • When: Sunday to Thursday, 5-11 pm (late night menu until 1 am)… and Friday and Saturday, 5 pm-midnight (late night menu until 2 am). Saturday and Sunday brunch is served 11 am-3pm.

We’ll be checking it out once it opens, but let us know what you think too!

About Alejandra Owens: I am a 20-something, Arizonan living just North of Dupont Circle. By day I’m a communications/public relations gal and by night I can either be found hunting for authentic Mexican food, working out or cooking at home. What can I say? After five years of living and eating in DC I discovered a passion for cooking (often trying to recreate my most favorite meals), perusing the farmers markets and making memories over delicious food. I chronicle my cooking and eating adventures at One Bite At A Time (alejandraowens.wordpress.com) and am exploring my neighborhood through food here at Borderstan. Am I missing a great hole in the wall? Is there a must-have dish somewhere? Tell me! Let’s eat through the neighborhood together!

Comments (13)

  1. The question is — will they retain the same wait staff and bartenders? They truly made the place great. I hope they are coming back with this new menue.

  2. The question is — will they retain the same wait staff and bartenders? They truly made the place great. I hope they are coming back with this new menue.

  3. According to notes posted on the restaurant’s window, open tryouts/interviews were held to select the staff.

  4. According to notes posted on the restaurant’s window, open tryouts/interviews were held to select the staff.

  5. Cool! I love Turkish cuisine! and Turkish delights too!

  6. Cool! I love Turkish cuisine! and Turkish delights too!

  7. I hope they have good pide.

  8. I hope they have good pide.

  9. Exciting, but probably rather unfortunate for the other Turkish restaurant RIGHT NEXT DOOR! Poor Pasha Bistro.

  10. Exciting, but probably rather unfortunate for the other Turkish restaurant RIGHT NEXT DOOR! Poor Pasha Bistro.

  11. yes…Pasha? What is going to happen to Pasha? I know at one time, Jack’s and Pasha had the same owners.

    Anyone have an answer?

  12. yes…Pasha? What is going to happen to Pasha? I know at one time, Jack’s and Pasha had the same owners.

    Anyone have an answer?

  13. now its different owner who has agora that guy had pasha long time ago he sold and open jack’s .and now just menu changed

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