Ottoman Taverna

4.7
930 Reviews
$30 and under
Turkish
Ottoman Taverna provides flavors and dishes from the Turkish cuisine. Ottoman Taverna pays tribute to the empire that ruled a large swath of Eurasia for hundreds of years. Instead of forcing its way of life onto the conquered, the Ottoman Empire absorbed other ideas and practices to create one of the world’s great cultures. Food is no exception to this rule. The cuisine of the Ottomans is influenced by all the great ingredients and techniques found throughout the region, melded into a complex flavor profile that is familiar to all, yet unique at the same time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 930 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Loved the trip to Turkey menu and the service was incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. It's absolutely an undervalued gem. I go here every two weeks and never had a bad dish. Best Turkish food in town (yes I tried them all)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem. Amazing service and food ! Don’t miss out on this place! no wonder they are in the Michelin guide, well deserved. Can’t wait to come back!

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Markk
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent!!

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vipHiba
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

It was a great experience and we enjoyed the bottomless menu and it was reasonably priced for the food . The only think that we dido not like is that they don’t allow take outs and there was so much food left so that doesn’t really makes sense .

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vipAleshaW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality is always consistently good. Unlimited mimosas and unlimited food. Super nice staff and great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Master’s class reunion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom and nana were in town.

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Mattg1958
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, had drinks, appetizers, and dessert. The food and drinks were very good. The service was perfect.

MA
MelARob
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and an energetic atmosphere and vibe.

SG
ShawnG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. I'd like to go back again!

AJ
vipAliciaJ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

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JimmyG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The Adana Beef I had was delicious but the chicken my wife ordered was terrible. It was plated like sushi with a lovash bread wrapped around and what seemed like tasteless tomato sauce on top, chicken was bland. We sent the dish back and they still charged us for it. We aren't the type to make a deal so we paid for it but felt that was a classless move on the restaurants part to not take it off the bill. Its also not a dressy restaurant, people were wearing hoodies and t shirts and there were kids there at 9pm. I just wasn't aware of the dress code so on us really.

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Explorer
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Our server was somewhat attentive, but a bit distracted at times.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food and wine! They should probably dim the lights/turn off the white lights along the walls, makes it look like they’re closing up.

RJ
RJ07
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Good food, nice ambiance, lot of vegetarian options.

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markb
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed talking with each member of the staff, very warm and attentive. Food was delicious and well presented.

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Shashi
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went for the Brunch Buffet on Sunday but were disappointed with the food choices. The service & ambience were good.

It is a good restaurant for lunch & dinner but would not recommend for Brunch. Rather do a la carte and you will have a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in DC. Not only is the food delicious, but the staff is so nice and accommodating. I went twice in one week and both times, I had the same server and she was absolutely the sweetest and made the experience that much better every time. I have recommended this place to many of my friends who reported back with the same feedback. Outstanding food and the best staff- thank you Ottoman Taverna!

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Juan15
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, delicious food and great service provided by our server Yunos made our dinner experience very nice. We highly recommend Ottoman Tavern. Thank you!

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David
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appetizers were especially exceptional, service was great.

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Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food was delicious and the staff was really helpful by raking the time to explain the items on the menu and giving suggestions. I definitely recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food is amazing, but the wait time was a bit too much

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always.

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ZahraA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, they were great with recommendations and very quick with everything. Food was great too, very flavourful and perfect portion sizes as well. Great experience!

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bryanr
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always, one of my favorite restaurants in DC.

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KathyaP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. Service outstanding. Elis was super nice and made our wedding anniversary even more special. Love it. ❤

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FoodieLP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for our anniversary and it was so good, we came right back for my birthday. Really incredible restaurant from the food and ambiance to the WONDERFUL service (thank you younos and colleagues), management (mr alp), and chef ahmed. The lamb chops and shrimp are exquisite, I highly recommend the Shepard Salad, and for dessert, get the khatmer - a bit like a crepe, a rare find and amazing. The Trip to turkey also provides plenty of yumminess at great value. Last, they gave me a fun bday surprise.

DC
DCZach
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious food. Ask for the "Taste of Turkey" price fixe menu which was a super good deal. The service was excellent and the waitstaff very friendly.

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SergeBkln
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$24 lunch is a great deal for a delicious food in a very nice setting. Interesting wine list. Bulgarian Sauvignon Blanc was great and they got Turkish, greak and other wine selection.

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Lana
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alp took care of us. Loved it. Amazing dining experience. I felt that he really wanted me to have a great birthday because he took such great care of my table. From great menu recommendations to taking care of cutting and boxing my cake that my fiance brought. We ordered a lot of items and everything was truly exceptional. Deep flavor profiles on beautiful classic dishes. Also this was a last minute reservation that I made the morning of. This is my second visit to this restaurant and now i declare it to be OUR restaurant and want to come here for every occasion! I loved it last time and today my experience was even better. 5 stars all around.

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opentableuser
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Food and service fantastic! We would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!

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vipTCBC
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was outstanding as usual!!! My Adana Kebab was perfectly done and the staff happily switched the bulgar rice for their delicious white rice. DO NOT leave without having the baklava.... best I've had outside of Turkey!!!!

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KennyA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a good time dining at Ottoman Taverna. This is undoubtedly my favorite Turkish restaurant. Food is consistently delicious, great service, beautiful ambiance and good price point. Very friendly and courteous staff and the manger Alp is very hospitable. They literally take you on a trip to Turkey. I highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing bottomless brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottomans always provide excellent service and food. The stuff is super friendly and it’s always a great dining experience.

MR
vipMikeR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice atmosphere.
Great service with hospitable staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service ! real turkish food and wine. Definitely my favorite place to go when I’m in DC area !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ottoman Taverna using the Order Online button. Ottoman Taverna also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ottoman Taverna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 847-0389.

Ottoman Taverna is rated 4.7 stars by 930 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.