The stylish decor is offbeat and whimsical: flower-painted orange and lime-green walls and tasseled curtains draped across the top of the floor-to-ceiling windows. Light kofta, made with lentil, red pepper and cracked wheat, are perfect with a squeeze of lemon, and the tender chunks of calf’s liver are terrific rolled inside a hot pita. The lamb has a mild tomatoey tang, and the grilled whole branzino is nicely charred. Squares of buttery baklava are deceptively small but immensely filling.
1431 Third Ave
|Cross street:||at 81st St|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 77th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $14. AmEx, MC, V|