Monday, July 15, 2019

Agora Opens New Location in Tysons Corner

Agora Tysons Main Dining Space (Photo: Rey Lopez)

From our friends at Agora...

The Beloved Mediterranean Mezze Restaurant Is Expanding from Its Original Dupont Location with First Northern Virginia Outpost

Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16, modern Mediterranean favorite Agora will open the doors to its newest location in Tysons Corner (7911 Westpark Drive.) The new 4,000-square-foot eatery, featuring a custom brick oven, will be 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 rolling out the week of July 29. The exciting mezze menu features a host of Mediterranean favorites along with new Tysons-exclusive dishes including Kibbeh Naya (Lebanese steak tartare), Duck Pide (shredded duck confit flatbread drizzled with a fig balsamic reduction) and Barak (tortellini stuffed with Lebanese-inspired flavors in a yogurt and mint sauce.)

Private Dining Room at Agora Tysons (Photo: Rey Lopez)

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 DC-area vineyards and breweries, also joins the beverage menu.

Featuring its own separate bar, the mezzanine level at Agora Tysons offers guests a bird’s-eye view of the airy new venue, complete with social media-worthy shots of the cascading hamsa eye wall and intricate Turkish millwork

Renowned DC 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.

Agora Tysons offers mezze-style Mediterranean favorites including savory dips and flatbreads made fresh in an authentic custom brick oven

“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, 11 AM to 2 AM. 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.