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Posted by Gastronomical Liz on 07/18/2007
I love baba ghannouj, and while I love trying new things, find myself getting this velvety smooth concoction, complete with pita, in every Middle Eastern/Turkish/etc. establishment that I enter. Hungry, I stopped into Bereket and ordered, what else?, their baba ghannoug sandwich, which was, to my disappointment, overloaded with dry, shredded lettuce and what felt like a dollop of baba. The pita was incredibly feeble as well, breaking under the rather light weight of the feeling into a messy mass. I hate to say this, but for a $1.50 less, I 'll stick with Mamoun's.
Posted by Arnold on 07/07/2007
Excellent and tasty Turkish fast food served quickly, without fuss and at good price. Pleasant counter people.
Posted by Izzy on 06/09/2007
My friends and I usually go to a lot of bars and clubs and after that we go to Bereket to have amazing gyros and kebabs with incredible deserts and appetizers. If your tired or drunk that HOTTT !! sauce will wake you up guarantee.
Posted by Constantinople aka Istanbul on 02/13/2007
This food is just like my Armenian Grandmother's Cooking. If you're on the go, want a quick break, but something different, this is the place. Always served with friendly service and quick. Very nice people. Try the Lahmanjoon, (Lamb or Beef Pizza) Their Hommous is great, too. Authentic.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/19/2006
The $6 kabob sandwiches I tried were decent enough, but not enough to warrant all the praise in the local media. It's easy to find cheaper and meatier gyro/kabob type sandwiches in the area and throughout Manhattan, though I personally don't know of any others that are open 24 hours. I suspect that is the real attraction here.
Posted by Asnet on 07/06/2006
It has been this way for several years, and was again this week. After the July 4 Macy's fireworks, we took a round-trip on the Staten Island ferry. By 2 am Wednesday, I was ready to feast. At this time, once each year, there are only two choices: home or Bereket. I always choose Bereket. Long may it wave. I rate it Food 4.5; Service 4.5; Value 5.0; Atmosphere 4.0. If I had to demolish every restaurant on Manhattan Island, but one, I would probably save Bereket. It is that good, predictable, affordable, reliable, trustworthy, 24/7. I recommend Dolma (grape leaves), Patlican Kizartmaj (fried eggplant, cooked until it is a thick slush, with tomato sauce), Honey Cake (tiny and magnificent) and a good-sized styrofoam cup of coffee (75 cents). Bereket's only known flaws are too much pepper in the Lahmajun, and too much salt (600 mg.) in the Ayran (yogurt drink). But you are doing well if you can get halfway through your meal before blissful paralysis sets in. Take the leftovers home and have them for lunch on Thursday. Then take the afternoon off for siesta.
Posted by ballulah on 06/16/2006
I've been eating here for the better part of 15 years, and I don't even live in the neighborhood. I've been known to walk 15 blocks out of my way in heels for a doner kebab from these guys. The stuffed grape leaves are unbelievable, completely different from Greek style, they have currants and pine nuts and a hint of cinnamon.... Grab a take out margarita from The Hat, and whatever looks good to you on the menu from here, and you've got a drunk's picnic to beat all else.