There’s a hint of bordello—blood-red walls, secluded balcony tables—at this Gramercy meze destination. Try the patlican salatasi (a satiny-smooth smoked-eggplant dip) before digging into the tender lamb kebabs and tavuk pirzola (chicken stuffed with green peppers, tomatoes and creamy Turkish cheese). Kadayif (shredded phyllo topped with honey and pistachios) is a sweet and appropriately sensual ending.
|Venue name:||Turkish Kitchen||Contact:|
386 Third Ave
|Cross street:||between 27th and 28th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–3pm, 5:30–11pm; Fri noon–3pm, 5:30–11:30pm; Sat 5:30–11:30pm; Sun 5–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 28th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $18. AmEx, MC, V|