Agora is where you go when you forgot your friends were visiting and you need a five-person table on two hours notice and Emma just texted you, “You took care of dinner, right?” It gets overlooked for the trendier spots in Dupont, but the Mediterranean food is pretty good. It won’t be the best you’ve ever had, but between the flatbreads, salads, and mezes, you’re bound to find something you like. Use it for something last minute, and Emma will think you planned it for weeks.
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Iron Gate in Dupont is known for its prix-fixe dinner, but we like it best for drinks and a light bite.
If you can splurge, get to Komi in Dupont for your next special occasion. The prix-fixe Greek menu is one of the best in DC.
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In the middle of Clarendon, Cava Mezze is a solid spot for a Mediterranean group dinner or brunch.
Tail Up Goat
Wear elastic-waisted pants when you go to Tail Up Goat in Adams Morgan, and make sure to get involved with the pastas and lamb ribs.
When you're feeling guilty about all the pizza you've had recently, head to Shouk in Mt. Vernon for healthy-ish salads and pita sandwiches.
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