Upper West Siders know to come to Seven’s Mediterranean Turkish Grill to get their kebab fix. The menu reads like a list of the greatest hits of Turkish cuisine: hummus ($6.50), baba ganoush ($7), stuffed grape leaves ($8), and nearly every variety of kebab, from doner ($14) to kofte ($15). Especially hungry? Opt for the mixed grill, a medley of chicken adana kebab, doner kebab, lamb chops and shish kebabs ($23). This restaurant even serves the sometimes hard-to-find lahmajoun, a pizza-like flatbread topped with ground lamb and chopped vegetables ($14), and pide, a savory pie with a thicker crust that can be stuffed with feta and eggs ($12.75), pastrami and mozzarella ($13.25) or gyro ($13). Like any good Turkish grill, Seven’s Mediterranean stocks ayran, a cold yogurt drink ($1.75), and will be happy to brew you a steaming glass of Turkish coffee ($2.50) or tea ($1.50).
|Venue name:||Seven's Mediterranean Turkish Grill||Contact:|
158 West 72nd St.
|Price:||$30 and under|
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I'm a pretty big fan of Middle Eastern food, but haven't been impressed by any of the restaurants I've been to in the city so far. I went to Sevens with my boyfriend and his parents tonight and I must say it was pretty darn good. Everything was really flavorful and delicious. We ordered a bunch of food so I got to sample a lot. We got the labne with bread, stuffed eggplant, zucchini pancakes, phyllo with feta cheese, shish kebab, kofte, and rice dishes. The labne really stood out to me as it was really creamy, a bit tangy, and minty. Went perfect with some warm bread. The zucchini pancakes also surprised me as I'm not the biggest fan of zucchini. However, these tasted really good. They had a strong herb flavor and kind of reminded me of the taste of falafel. I have to say their meats were really high quality. Perfectly cooked, tender, and flavorful. This restaurant has a great handle on their spices and flavors. The entrees come with salad and rice and man, that rice was soooooo good. They must cook it in butter or something because it was the best rice I've ever had. Usually rice tastes like bland grain to me but this was rice I could eat on its own it was that good. I've been looking for some good middle eastern food and I have found it! Come to sevens and you won't be disappointed!