Ottoman Taverna

4.6
1009 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 1009 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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Peter
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great ambience and service.

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TadB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

First told we had 3 parties ahead of us and it would be a half hour wait to get a table in spite of being on time for reservation. It was Restaurant Week and the place was filled. We were seated right away after my wife displayed her annoyed persona.
Waiter came a half hour after our being seated.
Food very good.

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vipdales
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I didn’t like where we were seated. The table was close to the front door and it was freezing. It was also in the main area of walking and there was just constant walking back and forth by my chair. It was really annoying. It also bothered the people behind us because they asked to be moved too.

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PMDC
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A nice place. Not too loud
Good service. Good food in generous portions and not too pricey. A nice evening out.

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LilibethR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining here. Some of the tastiest food we’ve had. Service was great. Portions were good. Looking forward to coming back and trying out the rest of the menu!☺️

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MichelleH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food; wonderful presentation -- delicious homemade wheat pita bread

great Turkish spices and dishes

good white wine sangria too

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CatherineB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We like to go to restaurants that we have never visited during Restaurant Week. Ottoman Taverna is out of our neighborhood and was unknown to us. We were impressed with the quality of the food and service. Presentation was lovely. It is also an appealing venue. We had a beautiful evening. Would definitely visit again!

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Valerie
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was amazing, the staff was very attentive to out needs, we were concerned about sitting indoors due to pandemic so they sat us in a separate area with no other people around. They were great and knowledgeable at recommending dishes and even brought a birthday treat for my boyfriend.
Food was top quality.
Will definitely be back and recommend this place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was excellent! Our waiter Duman was superb. We’ll definitely be back!

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Abhi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

We decided to order the hot and cold mezze platters. Both of them were very good, however, we were quite disappointed by the breads served. They were cold and too hard. I would strongly encourage them to serve nice, soft, and fluffy breads. The coffee based cocktail tasted like tiramisu. I think when ordered, server can mention that. I wasn’t in the mood of having a dessert cocktail. Further, drinks came much after the food which was discouraging.

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AdnanN
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great tasty food and ambient. Definitely a must visit restaurant.

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Maria
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good. Staff was friendly. Ambiance is nice.

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ZELIHA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a great New Years celebration

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nycfood
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my mom here while she was visiting from out of town and we had a great time all around. Delicious food, gorgeous ambiance, and very friendly and helpful staff!

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vipDMandfamily
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great recommendations and delicious food. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambience! Would absolutely come again!

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babs
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We appreciated that we could have dinner here during christmas. It was busy and we had to wait despite reservation, but the hostess was nice and apologetic. The food was good and the service excellent although a bit slow. We are happy that we dined here

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some of the best food I have ever eaten. The for a 4 course meal for $35 dollars was outstanding. We definitely go back. Some of the best Turkish food you ever eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas dinner

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MARI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this place is incredible, especially and most importantly the food. Compliments to the chef. Everything was fresh and delicious. I will definitely be back when I return to DC and will recommend everyone I know go to this place for dinner.

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SAS33
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We came for brunch on Christmas day. We ate outside and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Every single thing we had was fantastic. We got the price-fixed brunch and it is so well worth it! We will definitely come back! The only thing we didn't love was the music, we were expecting authentic Turkish music, not club-type music, especially on Christmas day. But otherwise we will most definitely go back!

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TomL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Attentive Service, especially regarding further ordering off limitless brunch menu. Desert exceptional. Worth the Michelin rating.

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JeanneH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our Christmas Eve dinner was authentic Turkish and very enjoyable. The attentive, friendly staff , atmosphere and music were lovely.
We had the pris fixe dinner (very good value) and loved the 1st 2 courses. The salmon entree was a generous portion, but a little overcooked and one in our party didn't care for the beef kabobs My chicken kabobs were delicious. Both the baklava and other pistachio dessert were super sweet, but very good!

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Pamela
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific server and great food. We were treated extremely well. Very impressed.

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JoeG
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is excellent as well as the service. The four course dinner and lunches are great bargain offering multiple selections so you are not stuck on what to order. Both, lunch and dinner are a value if you choose the four course selection.

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NiyiA
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant was outstanding. Went there with friends for my BDay in November. After that experience, I knew I had to return and this time with my family celebrating their outstanding grades and two more BDays. Everything was perfect. The staff was awesome and helped deliver surprise Bday celebration. My go-to in DC moving forward.

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Tried a delicious veggie bean stew, tiny ravioli in a rich yogurt sauce and the chicken kebabs. Treated to a spicy complex bulgar appetizer. Everything unique and very good

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Gourmetmagfan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The restaurant management and servers were good about dealing with food allergies, always a key concern when we dine out with our son.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and experience, the location was fabulous and the interior was stunning. Can’t wait to come again!

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MiatheCat
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant! Highly recommended! A must-try!

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vipMalik
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent, would recommend going here for brunch or dinner anytime. Amazing ambiance and experience!

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IsabelT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a great bottomless experience! With 5 friends including 2 vegetarians, we put ourselves in the hands of our server and got to try a complete menu! Fantastic food, and well worth the price!

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ShawnieM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Half of the items we ordered, we had to remind our waiter about them, including one of our appetizers and our entrees. It took 40 minutes just to get a hot tea! The service was AWFUL

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AnneS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. I felt like I was back in Istanbul. From appetizers to entrees, everything was delicious, promptly and politely delivered. Very festive and decorated for the holidays. I will be going back a lot. Thank you!!!

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Anastasiia
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is amazing!!! We ordered Chef's Mixed Grill platters, Greek, shepherd salads, Cold and Hot Meze Platter and everything was very delicious. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was top notch

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

I had high expectations as I love Turkish food and I been to Turkey. So I could wait to try this place. In my humble opinion this was not what Turkish cuisine taste like. It tasted commercialize. The flavor just weren’t there. Very disappointed with the food and I had the trip to Turkey.

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AnaG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Our meal was full of flavor while the atmosphere was lovely and inviting.

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vipLocal
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were excellent. The brunch menu is great and good deal

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Paul
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

My salmon was dry, and some of the food (e.g., lentil soup and another appetizer, the rice pudding) was bland, but the bread was nicely warmed, soft and thick, and the staff were highly responsive and courteous.

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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 847-0389.

Ottoman Taverna is rated 4.6 stars by 1009 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.