The Beloved Mediterranean Mezze Restaurant Expands From Its Original Dupont Location With First Northern Virginia Outpost
Modern Mediterranean favorite Agora opened its doors in July to its newest location in Tysons Corner (7911 Westpark Drive). The 4,000-square-foot eatery features a custom brick oven and is the official northern Virginia outpost of the original Agora, a delicious and beloved Dupont Circle mainstay for nearly a decade.
The new Agora Tysons features a mezzanine level, a 12-seat chef’s bar overlooking the kitchen—which is helmed by Chef Ghassan Jarrouj—and an authentic charcoal grill.
Located on the ground floor of the stunning Nouvelle residences in the heart of Tysons Corner, Agora offers dinner and late-night menus, with lunch and brunch. The exciting mezze menu features a host of Mediterranean favorites along with new Tysons-exclusive dishes including Karni Yarik (fried baby eggplant topped with ground beef and lamb, pine nuts; served over yogurt sauce), Mixed Seafood (for two) (Branzino, scallops, shrimp, kalamar, octopus) and Duck Pi̇de (shredded duck confit, mozzarella, drizzled with fig balsamic).
An extensive beverage program, curated in collaboration with GMDC Hospitality, showcases authentic flavors as well, incorporating Raki (a sweetened anise-flavored spirit), rose liqueur, aromatic spices and more in unique craft concoctions. A comprehensive wine and beer list, featuring Mediterranean and local D.C.-area vineyards and breweries, also joins the beverage menu.
Renowned D.C. architecture and design brands Urbane Architects and Sorrell Design have infused the new Agora with Turkish decor and flair, combining airy cool and warm hues with ornate touches like intricate basket weave, mosaic lamps and kaleidoscopic inlays. In fact, all of the millwork in Agora comes directly from Turkey, with patterns and design elements throughout the venue inspired by native art and culture.
“From our authentic charcoal grill to the imported Turkish decor, we are excited to serve up a truly Mediterranean experience at Agora and are thrilled to be bringing our very best to this vibrant corner of northern Virginia,” says Chef Jarrouj.
Agora Tysons is open Monday through Sunday, 11am to 2am. For more information, please call 703.663.8737.
Agora, a Mediterranean mezze restaurant located in the heart of Tysons Corner at 7911 Westpark Drive, is the go-to gathering place for all occasions.