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Venue says: Join us on our secret patio, it's the perfect place for a draft beer!
Haggard, hungry visitors tired of being jostled in Times Square will welcome a quiet reprieve at Akdeniz, a cozy spot a few blocks north of the hustle and bustle. This second location of the 15-year-old original, which sits a few avenues away on 46th Street, offers the same menu, but with noticeable facelifts in decor and a cozier atmosphere. One long brick wall gives the narrow space warmth, and wine bottles originating from Austria to South Africa to New York State (very affordable with a majority marked at less than $40) are displayed on dark shelves. The real clincher for the space is the back patio, a small outdoor escape with round mosaic-tiled tables and greenery. The menu features a simple, modest take on traditional Mediterranean dishes. A diverse array of appetizers are so reasonably priced, you might fancy making a meal of them. Skip the flavorless, gray-green baba ghanoush ($6.95) and instead order the cheese pastries ($7.50), cigar-shaped phyllo dough stuffed with piping hot feta and dill, begging the comparison to Mediterranean mozzarella sticks. While the vegetarian baby okra ($14.50) renders too singular and largely underwhelming, the nearly footlong whole Mediterranean sea bass ($24, also available deboned and descaled) is sure to delight: Even an amateur will find it easy to dismantle before forking up mouthfuls of the soft and naturally buttery white fish. A very generous helping of perfectly pink lamb chops ($27.95) makes one of the menu’s most expensiv
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