Ala – Bottomless Turkish brunch

Ankara, a beloved Turkish-inspired restaurant in Dupont Circle, was rebranded to ala in March 2021. The same restaurant team the locals love now offers a bottomless brunch filled will delicious small plates and beautiful cocktails.

The bottomless brunch at ala is a great value at $29 for food and $39 to include drinks. And the drink selection is incredible! You’ll find mimosas and Bloody Marys plus champagne, draft beer, and house wines. Cocktails with whiskey, tequila, gin, or rum rotate seasonally so ask your server for a recommendation. Coffee and Turkish teas are also included.

The menu draws inspiration from The Levant which includes the countries: Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Jordan, Isreal, and Palestine. The name ala comes from Turkish expression meaning “a mix of all the colors.” Ala welcomes everyone to their tables!

My favorite brunch dishes at ala are the grilled olives, the manakish (fried feta cheese), and the flatbread. Plus, don’t miss the pistachio baklava which will be a little different if you’re used to Greek-style baklava with walnuts.

Ala offers both indoor and covered seating. It is also a great choice for dinner or an afternoon cocktail.