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Posted by knows his stuff on 01/03/2011
Life long upper east sider and this is my favorite Mediterranean place in the city. This place is ideal for splitting a couple of starters like hummus or spinach which are consistently delicious and extremely quick due to no preparation. But what would the hummus be without delicious bread to dip it into. There homemade bread steals the show. Three week old dog crap would taste good on it. I'm usually almost too full from the bread to eat my main dish. The swordfish is a large portion of fish for what is absolutely a fair price in NYC compared to other restaurants. It's a little strange with the sides for this dish they give you rice and potatoes. Make up your minds guys.... a little starch heavy. The swordfish really good though and it's one of the few places I still order it. Go get that bread!
Posted by anonymous on 11/18/2010
went with a large group, never felt rushed. food is delicious and very inexpensive. have great wine options that still keep the bill down. the desserts are incredible. everyone is lovely and it has a great ambiance inside. i love this place and i need to go back soon.
Posted by Jason on 11/03/2010
I just called for delivery - the woman put me on hold for 2 minutes; then said they dont deliver or do pickup, then simply (and rudely) hung up the phone on me.
Posted by UES16 on 10/19/2010
This is a good example of good value. Food is definitely great for the price. Service could be upped a notch, but you'll definitely leave satisfied. Try the vegetarian platter.
Posted by JK on 08/11/2010
It is quite frustrating that this place doesn't deliver... They are the only NYC restaurant i know to not leverage delivery - it really boggles me. Also, I tried ordering food to pickup - they don't allow pickup after 6pm. Come on, Bayoglu! Get with the times and provide some convenience for NYC customers that want to eat your food.
Posted by mideastgirl on 04/25/2010
This is a tasty "Turkish" restaurant. However, there are other options for "Turkish"/ tapas type food in the city which are equally scrumptious with far better service. The prices are on the higher side but portions are quite big. But the service is careless and indifferent. You wonder why they continue with poor service since it undoubtedly would affect tips - but maybe they don't care!
Posted by anonymous on 04/22/2010
I've been going here for a few years, and enjoy the food more and more every visit. Best hummus in the city (and I'm a hummus connoisseur), goes great with the fresh/hot bread and pairs perfectly with the Patlican Domates Soslu (lightly pan-fried cubes of eggplant). Everyone I've brought here leaves wanting more - and i've introduced a lot of people to this restaurant. The first level of the restaurant is designed to make you feel like you've left the city and are taking in the real Turkish experience. Upstairs is still great, but more fancy (table cloths). The Turkish wine assortment is great and reasonably priced and goes great with all of the meze dishes. I often order too many meze's and don't leave room for the main meals, but those are always cooked to perfection when ordered. I'm not sure what all the negative comments are for - the staff has always been more than accomodating to my parties, large or small.