Agora Tysons is located at 7911 Westpark Dr, Tysons, VA. They combine the aromatic flavors and textures of the Mediterranean for a tapas-stye feast inspired by the rich traditions of Turkey, Greece, and Lebanon. In addition to its versatile food menu, Agora offers an award-winning selection of wine, locally crafted and Mediterranean beers, house-crafted cocktails, and Raki, known as the lion’s milk of the Mediterranean.
Last year I got a chance to visit this restaurant. I tried the hummus, baba ganoush, grape leaves, octopus, veal tongue, haloumi, karni yarik, makanek, and kofte, and really liked everything. The portions were very small, though, especially since the food is so good. Everything, plus two orders of baklava and one of the apricots for dessert, was barely enough food for four. The atmosphere is nice if a bit snug. Service was good, and the noise level ranged from quiet at 6:30 to very loud by 7:30.
The 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 basketweaves, mosaic lamps and kaleidoscopic inlays. All of the woodwork was sourced directly from Turkey, inspired by the Mediterranean country’s art and culture.