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Agora Restaurant

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1586 1st Ave Ste 1586, New York City, NY 10028-4213
+1 212-452-2752
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12:00 - 22:00
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Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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1,551 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This restaurant is understated but excellent. a little mobbed on Friday and Saturday evenings but otherwise a wonderful spot for a relaxing lunch, brunch or dinner. The owners grandmother makes the Manti ( a kind of Turkish lamb ravioli swimming in Garlic Yogurt) amazing. The Kibbe are wonderful(a kind of lamb veggies and barley in a baked crust) and your... More 

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New York City, New York
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268 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This is a second review of Agora (November, 2014) and a less happy one. I think they have become a bit too satisfied with their success. This was a delivered dinner.The salmon dish was terribly skimpy and the price was not at all worth it. While the food remains quite good, the portions are quite modest and the increase in... More 

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Armonk, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

A really splendid bistro.They have good food,large portions, and are fairly priced. nice ambiance and 1st class service---great for lunch. A fine place to dine and relax.

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Thank Aaron S
New York City
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013

This charming little Turkish restaurant, now located on 80th Street off 2nd Avenue on Manhattan's UES, serves well prepared food at moderate prices. The menu includes a fair range of Turkish dishes and they are all nicely seasoned and beautifully presented. It is a good neighborhood place to have a decent meal with friends, while saving on the usual high... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Portions are small. The most terrible thing is the rudeness of the waitress who is the daughter of the owner of the restaurant. When we were there she started yelling to her mother that she would not ask what we needed and she was fed up with restaurant. We would ask for more bread but afraid to ask. As a... More 

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Thank rasitabay
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Cute little place with amazing Turkish food! It's a family-owned business so they really try to make their customers happy. The decor of the place is nice, almost romantic, with old maps of Turkey, old pictures of Turkey, etc. The place is tiny, so don't bring a large group there. It's BYOB as well, so do bring a bottle of... More 

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Brought a bottle of wine which was promptly served with no corkage fee! Highly recommend the beet and orange salad and everything else we ordered was great. Great value, true family neighborhood restaurant.

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1 Thank MWisnovsky
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2012

This small but nicely appointed restaurant was a pleasant surprise. It recently opened and we had a first meal there and were very pleased. The chef and the waitress are from Istanbul (mother and daughter) and the walls are covered with photographs of that great city. The food was fresh, inventive and delicious. I hope my review doesn't make it... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Dinner @ agora is intimate, cozy and that touch of family style makes this place a gem amid tons of rest. all the same. Food is uniqly delicious and BYOB is just great for you to celebrate a special occasion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish
Restaurant features
Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1586 1st Ave Ste 1586, New York City, NY 10028-4213
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-452-2752

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper East Side
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