Baklava - San Carlos
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Baklava - San Carlos

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 6505921852
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  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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Baklava - San Carlos reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Had visited a couple of weeks
    whyfor
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Had visited a couple of weeks ago and had both better service and better seasoned food. We returned with some friends and were overall very satisfied but thought things were not as together this time than on previous occasion.
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  • An oasis of flavor!
    ScotchmoVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Love Baklava. Had only recently gone, but have already been there weekly it's that tasty! The pita bread is addicting and scrumptious.. The recent lamb shank special was at once rich and savory with a bright burst of spice and lemon - stunning. Everyone I've taken loves it. It's now on our regular rotation of great places on Laurel Street. Bravo.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Give your review a title
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    The food was good, but we were extremely disappointed to see that the Turkish Pies had been taken off the menu since our last visit. The Pies were delicious and we hope they are included back in the menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was well prepared,
    whyfor
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    The food was well prepared, well presented and the flavors melded well yet were distinctive. The server was attentive but did not hover over the table. A totally enjoyable experience.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Made a RSV but rst wasn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Made a RSV but rst wasn't open.Have dined there before. Greatfood/service.Have recommended to friends.
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  • Superb and high quality of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Superb and high quality of food, very well trained kitchen staff, outstanding server and service! We will be visiting Restaurant Baklava much more often!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • The food was as if it had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The food was as if it had been prepared in one's home. It was gently spiced and carefully presented. We appreciated that our server advised us to order only one appetizer and one dessert because the serving was enough for two. The prices were very reasonable. We had a delightful time on New Year's eve.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Neighborhood Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    We were so happy and surprised how wonderful this restaurant is... the food, the ambiance, the prices,the service... all outstanding. Once word of mouth gets arond there will be a wait list, I would recommend trying it before that. My husband had the oso bucco and I had an eggplant dish filled with delicious meat sauce. The portions were perfect.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Wonderful dinner for our family
    JellyBeanVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Wonderful dinner for our family party of 6. Food was wonderful, service excellent and live music provided great ambiance.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Another great San Carlos restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Our first time to visit this new restaurant in San Carlos. We met some friends hoping for a nice time together. We all loved the restaurant! The ambiance, lighting, spacing of the tables, were cozy. The service was what I like; attentive but not hovering. We never were left hanging and were not interrupted too many times. All of our meals were outstanding, as were the appetizers. We also enjoyed live vocals by a solo young man. That was also well done, not loud, very relaxing. We will be back, soon!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • if you're not in the mood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    if you're not in the mood to hear some live romantic music while you dine, you may want to reconsider. However, the food is very good, and for us, it was worth it.
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  • A new favorite place!
    CaroleW
    Dined on 11/6/2012
    This was our first visit -- four of us including a 5-year old. The staff were gracious and very helpful in managing the needs of a 5-year old at a grown-up table (e.g., plastic cup with straw instead of heavy glass of ice water). As for the food, it was such wonderful surprise that everything we tried was outstanding. The sampler appetizer plate for two was generously portioned and each item was distinctive. The lamb moussaka was delicate and flavorful as was the stuffed eggplant. (By that I mean that you could taste the each ingredient and there was no overpowering of one flavor over another.) We will definitely be back. Baklava San Carlos is now on "our list" of local favorite dining!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Lovely decor, warm and inviting.
    MenloGalVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Lovely decor, warm and inviting. Romantic songs by a soloist, played a bit too loud for the small space, it was difficult to have a conversation with my dining companion. We went on a Saturday night and the place was mostly full. The staff was helpful, knowledgeable and attentive. I had the Baklava Kebabs, a mix of 4 meat choices, rice and vegetables, my dining companion had the chicken souvlaki which came with fingerling potatoes and mixed greens. The meats were nicely seasoned and tender, I found the rice somewhat bland and the 2 fingerling potatoes cut in half to be a bit skimpy. I would return again, but it would not be a first choice. I really found the music to be too loud.
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  • Baklav is a very lovely restaurant
    JellyBeanVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Baklav is a very lovely restaurant with a wonderful ambiance, great food & service. I really enjoyed our spontaneous Saturday night date dinner. While we could have sat outside near the warm of artistic gas heater, we sat inside an listened to an excellent live Mediterranean music. The traditional whole seabass was fantastic, as were the humas & starters and wine. Fabulous evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Good service, lousy food.
    RhishiVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Really bad middle eastern food. The artichoke dish was submerged in olive oil. The lentil soup was pedestrian. The service is good and friendly. Finding parking can be a challenge on Laurel street. There are better places out there to eat than Baklava.
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  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    We loved this place. The owner and the waiter treated us like royalty. The food was sumptuous, and the place is decorated perfectly. We have spent time in Istanbul, and this cafe made us feel like we were back there once again. Loved it
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Mixed First Experience
    Diner2020VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    My wife and I tried this new San Carlos restaurant and had a mixed experience. The owner and service staff were friendly and welcoming but could have been more attentive. We found ourselves waiting a couple of times during the meal. Some of the dishes were exceptional (grilled octopus) and others were mediocre (falafel, dolmas). I enjoyed the sea bass special but my wife thought the seasoning was too strong. Overall the value was good and we will try Baklava again before making up our minds.
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  • Pretty Good - Needs attentiveness
    MMMMMVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    I like the ambiance at night with the lighting, and the table arrangements are done quite well, but the attention to detail needs to be improved. Our table did not have salt, and the wine pouring was way too slow, (I had to pour most myself). The staff is very friendly, and the place has a pretty nice charm about it. Otherwise, the Pork Chops are okay, and the "Special" Seabass was just okay - Nothing outstanding; just okay... We will try this restaurant again, but won't reorder the same dishes.
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  • Delicious Dining in San Carlos
    Ellynjd
    Dined on 9/19/2012
    We're excited to see a truly exceptional restaurant come to San Carlos. The food was fantastic... everyone in our party of 4 loved what they ordered. The wait staff was super helpful describing the dishes and making recommendations. The decor is casual but sophisticated, making it feel like a special night out at reasonable prices.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food is very good, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2012
    The food is very good, but the service was slow both times I have been to this location.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • This new restaurant on San
    SusanneVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    This new restaurant on San Carlos' Laurel St is a real gem. The mezes platter (priced for either 2, 4 or 6 diners) has a delicious assortment with the best falafel and hummus that we've ever had. Main courses were outstanding and artfully presented. We enjoyed a bottle of Turkish wine, recommended by our waiter, that was wonderful and very well-priced. We will be going back to Baklava very soon!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • Not sure yet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    Hi, I had the fish wrap which was bland and dry, and the "yogurt" sauce it came with tasted just like tarter sauce, which I didn't like. I preferred my friend's sauce (I think it was a tahini sauce although it seemed more like yogurt/dill) which she let me use. The array of items on the menu looks good but I hope they have more moistness & flavor than this did.
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  • The people, food and ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    The people, food and ambiance all make you feel you really are in turkey! This is our new favorite place!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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