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Ottoman Taverna

4.6
4.6
1149 Reviews
$30 and under
Turkish

Ottoman Taverna provides flavors and dishes from the Turkish cuisine. Enjoy house made kebaps, dips, hot mezes, desserts and more at our Turkish restaurant. Ottoman Taverna has been awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand status since opening in 2017.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Turkish, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 847-0389

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mustafa Essizoglu

  • Catering

    Catering menus are available upon request

  • Private party facilities

    Ottoman Taverna features the Sultan’s Table (Chef’s table) with 12 seats. We have 3 private dining rooms, with the smallest accommodating 30 people and the two largest combined seating 90.

  • Private party contact

    Felicia Ruffino: (855) 385-6856

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Vernon Square

  • Cross street

    4th and I Street NW

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The restaurant is situated in between Judiciary Square and Chinatown metro stations in Mount Vernon Triangle along the red, green and yellow lines.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Soups & Salads

  • Red Lentil Soup$7.95

    Red Lentils, Onions, Carrot, Potato

    • Shepherd Salad$11.95

      Chopped Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions, Green Peppers, Walnuts, Parsley, Lemon Dressing

      • Greek Salad$11.95

        Romaine Hearts, Beets, Red Onion, Olives, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Feta Cheese, Lemon Dressing

        Cold Meze

        • Hummus$7.95

          Chickpeas Spread with Tahini, Lemon Salt, Olive Oil, Pine Seeds

          • Haydari$7.95

            Fresh Labneh Yogurt Flavored with Mint, Dill, Olive Oil & Walnut

            • Atom$7.95

              Garlic-Yogurt, Celery, Sundried Chili & Tomato

              • Ezme$6.95

                Sundried Tomato Paste with Onion, Green Pepper, Garlic, Parsley and Turkish Spices

                • Pembe Sultan$7.95

                  Beets, Labneh Yogurt, Garlic, Olive Oil

                  • Muhammara$7.95

                    Red Pepper Spread with Walnuts & Olive Oil

                    • Çiğ Köfte$7.95

                      Six Pieces of Bulgur-Wheat Kofta with Tomato Paste, Red Peppers, Turkish Spices

                      • Moutabal$7.95

                        Charred-Eggplant, Yogurt, Tahini, Garlic, Olive Oil

                        • Imam Bayildi$11.95

                          Roasted Eggplant Stuffed with Tomatoes, Onions, & Olive Oil

                          Hot Meze

                          • Sigara Böreği$10.50

                            Feta Cheese, Onions & Parsley Wrapped in Homemade Dough

                            • Falafel$9.50

                              Chickpea-Vegetable Fritters with Yogurt Sauce

                              • Patates Köfte$10.50

                                Potato Cakes with Crumbled Feta & Yogurt Sauce

                                • Anatolian Dolma$11.95

                                  Grape Leaves Stuffed with Rice, Pine Nuts & Raisins, with Yogurt Sauce

                                  • Butter Shrimp$14.50

                                    Sautéed Butter Shrimp with Sundried Chili & Turkish Spices

                                    • Mücver$9.50

                                      Pan-Seared Zucchini-Carrot Cakes, Onions, Dill

                                      • Içli Köfte$11.95

                                        Bulgur Wheat Stuffed with Ground Lamb & Beef, Onion, Garlic, Walnuts & Parsley

                                        • Brussels Sprouts$9.95

                                          Caramelized Onions, Garlic, Pine Nuts, Orange, Red Cabbage, Cream, Red Peppers, Lemon Juice

                                          Meze Platters

                                          Chef's Selection of Cold or Hot Meze Platters

                                          • Cold Meze Platter$23.90

                                            Hummus, Pembe Sultan, Muhammara, Atom, Haydari, Moutabal

                                            • Hot Meze Platter$13.95

                                              Sigara Boregi, Falafel, Patates Köfte, Mucver

                                              Chefs Mixed Grill

                                              Chef's Selection of Kebaps for Two Guests $57.50. Served with White Rice, Ezme (Turkish Salsa) and Carrot-Red Cabbage Slaw

                                              • Lamb Chops

                                                • Köfte

                                                  • Chicken Şiş

                                                    • Adana Kebap

                                                      • Döner Kebap

                                                        Beef Kebaps

                                                        • Döner Kebap$21.75

                                                          Thinly Sliced Beef Döner Kebap Served with White Rice, Ezme (Turkish Salsa) & Carrot-Red Cabbage Slaw

                                                          • İskender Kebap$23.50

                                                            Thinly Sliced Beef Döner Kebap Served Over Toasted Pita Bread with Tomato Sauce & Yogurt

                                                            • Adana Kebap$23.95

                                                              Char-Grilled Spicy Ground Beef Kebap Seasoned with Red Peppers & Spices. Served with Bulgur Pilav, Ezme (Turkish Salsa) & Carrot-Red Cabbage Slaw

                                                              • Beyti Kebap$24.95

                                                                Char-Grilled Spicy Ground Beef Kebap Wrapped in Lavash Bread with Eggplant Salad. Served with Tomato Sauce & Yogurt

                                                                • Inegol Köfte$23.95

                                                                  Char-Grilled Ground Beef Kofta Seasoned with Turkish Spices & Served with White Rice, Ezme (Turkish Salsa) and Carrot-Red Cabbage Slaw

                                                                  Chicken Kebaps

                                                                  • Tavuk Adana Kebap$22.95

                                                                    Chicken Kebap Seasoned with Red Peppers & Spices Served with Bulgur Pilav, Ezme (Turkish Salsa) & Carrot-Red Cabbage Slaw

                                                                    • Tavuk Beyti Kebap$23.95

                                                                      Chicken Kebap Wrapped in Lavash Bread with Eggplant Salad. Served with Tomato Sauce & Yogurt

                                                                      • Tavuk şiş$22.90

                                                                        Char-Grilled ChickenCubes Seasoned with Turkish Spices & Served with Bulgur Pilav, Ezme (Turkish Salsa) & Carrot-Red Cabbage Slaw

                                                                        • Tavuk Köfte$22.00

                                                                          Char-Grilled Ground Chicken Kofta Seasoned with Turkish Spices & Served over PitaBread with Tomato & Yogurt Sauce

                                                                          Ottoman Classics

                                                                          • Moussaka$19.95

                                                                            Eggplant, Potato, Ground Beef, Bechamel Sauce & Kashkaval Cheese

                                                                            • Grilled Lamb Chops$28.95

                                                                              Thyme & Pepper Marinated Lamb Chops Served with Sautéed Baby Vegetables & Smoked Eggplant Puree

                                                                              • Shrimp Casserole$19.00

                                                                                Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Onions, Garlic, Mint in Tomato Sauce with Kashkaval Cheese

                                                                                • Grilled Salmon$25.50

                                                                                  Char-Grilled Salmon Served with Mashed Potatoes & Sautéed Spinach

                                                                                  • Kuru Fasulye & Pilav$18.90

                                                                                    White Beans Stew with Tomatoes, Onions & Green Peppers. Served with White Rice

                                                                                    • Cauliflower Stew$19.00

                                                                                      Cauliflower, Chickpeas, Onions, Tomatoes, Carrots & Served with White Rice

                                                                                      • Manti$18.95

                                                                                        Turkish Ravioli Stuffed with Ground Beef & Served with Garlic Yogurt and Anatolian Sauce

                                                                                        Sides

                                                                                        • French Fries$5.00

                                                                                          • Sautéed Vegetables$5.00

                                                                                            • Plain Yogurt$5.00

                                                                                              • Bulgur Pilav$5.00

                                                                                                • White Rice$5.00

                                                                                                  • Brussels Sprouts$9.95

                                                                                                    Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                    What 1,149 people are saying

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                                                                                                    4.6
                                                                                                    4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                    • 4.6Food
                                                                                                    • 4.4Service
                                                                                                    • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                    • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      EXCEPTIONAL spot for dining. First, tea is awesome and served with all the great customs and kindness we remember from our years living on the Turkish coastline! Absolutely no issues with service and it is so great to see so many dishes done so well on their menu! I highly recommend bringing a group and splitting their big courses. Prices are very reasonable considering it’s location in DC and parking can be had for cheap directly across the street!

                                                                                                    2. SW

                                                                                                      SteveW

                                                                                                      Yorkshire

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                      Fabulous food with sensible portions. Good value and friendly service.

                                                                                                    3. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      First time visiting the Ottoman Taverna and we had a wonderful experience! We've tried many Turkish restaurants in the past few years with the hope of having the same experience as eating in a local restaurant in Istanbul. However, none of them completely satisfied it. When I tried Iskender kebap in Ottoman, I could close my eyes and imagine myself being in a good restaurant in Turkey. Içli köfte and Adana kebap were also awesome. Baklava was almost the same, but still has some room for improvement. Dondurma coming with Baklava was not the one deserves to be a side of Turkish baklava. The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was perfect. Overall, definitely will go there again and recommend it to all food lovers.

                                                                                                    4. b

                                                                                                      blairc

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                      overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                      The food was extremely average for a Michelin Bib Gourmand. Nothing special beyond the falafel and patates kofte. Also all of the 2-person tables are in a weird spot, so at times it can feel like you’re sitting in a busy hallway. I’d go back, but only if someone else had chosen the restaurant.

                                                                                                    5. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Amazing restaurant! Everyone enjoyed the service and food. Will definitely be back.

                                                                                                    6. F

                                                                                                      Foodfriend

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Lovely restaurant, great service, and delicious food. We were in the side room with a big party so it got very loud, but it was festive. Our server was very kind and made great recommendations. Definitely want to return!

                                                                                                    7. l

                                                                                                      luvfood

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                      Nice outdoor seating. Very nice staff. Fairly standard and good middle east cuisine. Nothing wrong, but nothing super exceptional.

                                                                                                    8. SB

                                                                                                      Settle4Better

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      2nd time this month!!! This place is amazing, from the staff, ambiance and of course, THE FOOD!!! Lamb chops are AMAZING!!!

                                                                                                    9. EF

                                                                                                      ErikF

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Unbelievable food! Hands down the best Turkish restaurant in the city.

                                                                                                    10. C

                                                                                                      Chris

                                                                                                      Atlanta

                                                                                                      29 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      29 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                      What a fun menu! This needs to be savored over a nice long meal.

                                                                                                    11. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Amazing food. Bottomless brunch is a steal for what you get. Staff was very nice and helpful. Highly recommend

                                                                                                    12. WG

                                                                                                      WadeG

                                                                                                      New England

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                      overall2food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                      Very disorganized with seating and reservations. Several couples got up and left before ordering. We waited 20 minutes before the waitress came around. It took another 20 minutes before the appetizer, middle course, and main course all arrived at the same time. I like to eat family style but the table was too small to accommodate the dishes. I was really looking forward to having some foods I grew up with. I cook these dishes at home from my family recipes and we’ve travelled through Turkey a lot. This is not what the food is supposed to taste like. The hummus was bland, the falafel was burnt, and the kefte tasted like Jimmy Dean sausages cooked in very old oil. The baklava was fair.

                                                                                                    13. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                      Overall very disappointing so we left before ordering anything. From the moment we entered it seemed the front desk staff were overwhelmed and it was palpable. The atmosphere was not calm. It was erratic and not in a good way with food trays swinging by our heads after being seated at these high tops. Reservation was for standard seating also. Sadly just really wanted to try the food and have a great experience but wasn’t meant to be. Hope to try again someday.

                                                                                                    14. K

                                                                                                      Kristin

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                      overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                                                      Service was terrible the waiter came to us only twice. Once to get out order and second to give us the bill. The chicken was not cooked.

                                                                                                    15. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Terrific food, recommend the 4-course prix fixe for a “taste of Turkey.” Unique wine list. It’s a bit loud due to to the size of the restaurant. Definitely plan to return.

                                                                                                    16. v

                                                                                                      vicked

                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                      overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Was quite unimpressed given the high rating. The food was only okay. One of the kabab plates we ordered came with the kababs hot on the outside and completely frozen on the inside. These are clearly not being made fresh… The entrees were decent and the desserts were great. Don’t plan to visit again.

                                                                                                    17. R

                                                                                                      Rhonda

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Ottoman Taverna was great! The food was delicious! Our server was friendly, personable and professional. My only complaint is that is was SO loud that it was hard to carry on a conversation at my large round table for two. I was there during brunch so maybe it’s not as loud during dinner hours. But I think the high ceilings are just bad for acoustics! Other than that my experience was wonderful. I will go back!

                                                                                                    18. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Lovely ambiance with amazing authentic Turkish food!

                                                                                                    19. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Cincinnati

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                      overall2food4service2ambience2

                                                                                                      The host was very unwelcoming and was not honest .. I would have left of my mom was not with me and she was a bit tired to go look for another restaurant

                                                                                                    20. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Great place to share food and company, awesome for bigger groups of 8+

                                                                                                    21. MH

                                                                                                      MarilynH

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                      Our party of five chose to be seated outside, so we tolerated some street noise, but were able to converse easily. The service was very prompt and friendly. The servers explained the different dishes. Presentation was attractive. Recommend the mezze platters to share among the group. Wine choices represented the countries of the Ottoman Empire and were pleasant.

                                                                                                    22. ZD

                                                                                                      ZDemir

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      My experience with Ottoman Taverna was amazing. The hostess was very friendly. The waiters and waitresses were nice and provided us with great service. 10/10. Can’t wait to go again!!

                                                                                                    23. DS

                                                                                                      DeepakS

                                                                                                      Seattle

                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                      First of all - I ordered the Salmon. The salmon itself was grilled nicely but was colder. Perhaps it sat before it was delivered to me. The olive oil was great except the cold bread they serve with it. I wish they would give fresh bread. I also noticed the waiters not using gloves while making drinks and touching additions to the cocktails with dirty hands. I wouldn’t want to drink those drinks. On the other hand, they had a great selection of drinks. Service- I waited and waited to get water, which was room temperature the first time. The waiter didn’t bring water the second time I asked. Was not impressed.

                                                                                                    24. CT

                                                                                                      CandieT

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                      Great choice for special occasions. Cold platter, appetizer, mix grill, chocolate baklava, and a mix of drinks rounded out my meal. Dessert options need one or two more choices. I would have liked my entree at a higher temperature. Otherwise, the atmosphere, service, and flavor profile were great.

                                                                                                    25. S

                                                                                                      Sarah

                                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Went for Mother’s Day. The food and service were both wonderful as always. It was a packed house which was great to see, but it was very loud and hard to hear those at our table. Have yet to find better Turkish food in DC

                                                                                                    26. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Great service great food great prices highly recommended it!

                                                                                                    27. D

                                                                                                      Djembefola

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Great and interesting food. The grill platter and warm mezes was excellent

                                                                                                    28. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Amazing service, meat was all fresh, well cooked and presented. Their Baklavas were too good to resist. Overall, had a wonderful birthday celebration with my family.

                                                                                                    29. TS

                                                                                                      TamelaS

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Food and service were excellent. Definitely going back again

                                                                                                    30. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      This is our go to restaurant for good Turkish food in the area. Not cheap, so we save it for special occasions. Worth it!

                                                                                                    31. RS

                                                                                                      RonS

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Wonderful Turkish menu and excellent service. I plan too return for a second visit.

                                                                                                    32. N

                                                                                                      Niles

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                      Dinner with a friend and we just had small starter dishes. Every dish was wonderful and a really good Lebanese white wine. Good service. Prompt, pleasant and though packed for Iftar we never felt rushed to give up the table.

                                                                                                    33. JJ

                                                                                                      JoJo

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                      We had the Iftar dinner menu here over the weeken. The food portion was good. My friend had salmon, which was a bit dry, my Adana kebab was pretty good, and the potato kofta was good too. Had a bite of my friend’s bayti kebab, it was sooo yummy! My friends also loved the Turkish coffee and tea. Most of the food was good but the kunefe here was the worst kunefe I have ever had 😅😅😅

                                                                                                    34. AT

                                                                                                      AlexT7801

                                                                                                      New Mexico

                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                      Food was delicious. Not sure if most people ordering the special menu caused the delay but our dishes took and hour to arrive. Very disapppointed to see all of those around us who arrived much later getting served while we waited.

                                                                                                    35. AH

                                                                                                      AndrewH

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                      The Lamb chops were delicious and perfectly cooked. The grilled salmon was dry too the point of being tough. They were kind enough to make the salmon again with less grill time and it was a bit better. We will definitely go back, just probably won't order the salmon. Everything else was perfect!

                                                                                                    36. LD

                                                                                                      LDCL

                                                                                                      Atlanta

                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Great place for a bottomless brunch on Saturday at a reasonable price (Two-hour limit & entire must participate). Highly recommend you make a reservation. The staff was really friendly and knowledgeable about the Menu. Cold Meze: Hummus & Ezme Hot Meze: I recommend SIGARA BÖREGI For eggs: SUCUKLU OMELETTE & Sunny Side Eggs For dessert Yogurt with strawberries and honey. You must try Turkish Tea. Overall, a wonderful experience.

                                                                                                    37. OT

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                                                                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Bottomless brunch was incredible! Wait staff did an excellent job, the food spread was awesome. Such a great value - try everything! 10/10 would recommend sitting outside on a nice day

                                                                                                    38. OT

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                                                                                                      Washington DC

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                                                                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      İt was really great.

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                                                                                                      Washington DC

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                                                                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                      Very nice place. Food was excellent; very flavorful and plates are well served (you won't stay hungry). Definitely worth going if you like mediterranean food.

                                                                                                    40. RL

                                                                                                      RajaaL

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Everything was excellent and I rarely get impressed. I am going back again in 2 days to bring my family too.

                                                                                                    Safety precautions

                                                                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                      • 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

                                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                                    Ottoman Taverna does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Ottoman Taverna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 847-0389.

                                                                                                    Ottoman Taverna is rated 4.6 stars by 1149 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                    Booked 71 times today
                                                                                                    Google Map for Ottoman Taverna

                                                                                                    425 I St NW Washington, DC 20001

                                                                                                    Dining areas

                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                                                      4th and I Street NW

                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                      Mt. Vernon Square

                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                      Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                      Turkish, Mediterranean

                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                      Casual Elegant

                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                      Smart Casual

                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                      Street Parking

                                                                                                    • Public transit

                                                                                                      The restaurant is situated in between Judiciary Square and Chinatown metro stations in Mount Vernon Triangle along the red, green and yellow lines.

                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                      AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                    • Executive chef

                                                                                                      Mustafa Essizoglu

                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                      (202) 847-0389

                                                                                                    • Catering

                                                                                                      Catering menus are available upon request

                                                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                                                      Ottoman Taverna features the Sultan’s Table (Chef’s table) with 12 seats. We have 3 private dining rooms, with the smallest accommodating 30 people and the two largest combined seating 90.

                                                                                                    • Private party contact

                                                                                                      Felicia Ruffino: (855) 385-6856

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