Bodrum Turkish Mediterranean
Bodrum Turkish Mediterranean

Bodrum Turkish Mediterranean

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bodrumnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 799-2806
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Executive Chef: Ali Usta
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 88th and 89th Streets
  • Public Transit: 1, B & C trains to 86th Street.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street Parking
A word from Bodrum Turkish Mediterranean
Named after the spectacular port city on the Mediterranean’s Turquoise coast, Bodrum breathes some fresh air into the NYC’s Upper West Side with an ambitious, unique menu of Mediterranean food. With Turkish, Greek, Lebanese, French & Italian culinary influences (just to name a few), Bodrum places brick oven pizza next to mezzes, kebabs next to fish, finding a common thread that unifies Mediterranean cuisines.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Bodrum Turkish Mediterranean reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (50)great for outdoor dining (22)fit for foodies (19)kid-friendly (10)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (6)good for groups (5)romantic (4)late-night find (4)special occasion (3)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Pizza!
    foodievickieVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The pizza here is great. Lots of interesting choices and toppings. Also the mezze plate to share is a definite plus. Had a Turkish wine which was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in a relaxed & comfortable atmosphere.
    dhohman99VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    This is a great place for a casual dinner with friends. The mezzes are delicious and of sufficient portion to share. The lamb Shish kebab and tagine are both excellent. While the wine list is limited, there is enough variety and all at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Candle-lit tables and neighborhood charm
    TravellerVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    All food is fired in a wood-burning oven. Yummy shrimp casserole, moussaka, pomegranate martini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Middle Eastern Food
    YossiVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This is a great neighborhood restaurant. The bread is made on the premises in a wood oven. All dishes I had tried was made to perfection. I highly recommend Bodrum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Turkish food
    GalinaVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    have eaten here many times and have always been satisfied. Since it was very early evening on my latest visit I only had my favorite dish, cigar borek, the delicious feta-filled rolled filo appetizers and then their yummy Mediterranean salad. Unfortunately, there was a table of rowdy oldsters whose laughs and comments overwhelmed our attempt at conversation but this was not Bodrum's fault. Why are Some NewYorkers so unaware of how they disturb others!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FromNJ
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Good local neighborhood place. Good appys, but go for the pizza rather than the Turkish main dishes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food, Enjoyable Evening
    Eclectictastes
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    When you enter this restaurant you anticipate that you are going to have some very special food and dinner did not disappoint. Every item we ordered was delicious. We've been to more atmospheric Turkish restaurants but the large pizza area prevents the design from being very Middle Eastern. Still, it is a pleasant interior, and the good service and good food make it worthwhile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PunskytaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The Turkish Patlikan here is like no other in the world, I love it! Food in general is good and so is the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Food
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The eggplant with pine nuts and the salmon dish were spectacular. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Coolmom629
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I have been here many times in the last five years. I always enjoy the meals and think the food is good to excellent. They don't rush you wish is another perk as by the time my daughter and I were done with dinner the place was filled to capacity. My only complaint is that the noise level became quite loud which I didn't recall from prior occasions. It may have just been a lot of people just having a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good experience and good food!
    phoebet8
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Went with 2 friends, one recently returned from Turkey and she vouched for the authenticity of food and ambiance. Service was a little shaky to start, but improved. One notable, and very good customer relations experience was, as the result of my displeasure with a side dish, basically not what I thought it would be, was graciously removed from the bill. We'll all be back. Ate outdoors in one of the remaining lovely evenings of this season. Would recommend that, too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food, excellent, attentive and friendly service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turkish Delight
    Janetruth
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Met a friend for dinner at an outside table (recommended if weather permits) and we both were delighted. Started with yummy pomegranate martinis. (do the POM antioxidants cancel out the booze?) The server who mixed the drinks was eager to know what we thought of them. She was charming and solicitous. We shared a first rate set of dishes starting with delectable manti, steamed ground lamb dumplings in a garlicy yogurt sauce and then moving on to very differently seasoned lamb and fish tagines (love the preserved lemon in the fish tagine). GreatTurkish coffee was made to my specifications. Next time, I think I'll bring more people and order everything on the meze and appetizer menu. Real value for dollar and first rate food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mediterranean Restuarant
    Pokey292
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Awesome Turkish restaurant with a great pizza selection and lamb kabob.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Turkish eatery
    kbnyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I love, love this restaurant. Their house made bread is reason enough but the excellent Zturkish dishes that go with the bread are outstanding. Love the Shepard salad - so fresh & wonderfully spiced. The stuffed eggplant is excellent as is the grilled fish. Never have room for dessert, so can't speak to that. It's my UWS Turkish "go to" place. Only complaint is the service can be a bit slow for my NYC metabolism!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a great place
    PalherzVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is great, the wait staff is gracious and lovely. A wonderful place for a tasty dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    we had to shout to hear each other. food was fair. We would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fab Pizza
    foodievickieVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Tried the pizza for the first time and they were fabulous. Really thin crust and wonderful toppings.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty, but on your own
    KatrielVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Dined at Bodrum shortly after they opened and as someone who has traveled in Turkey and loves the food, I found it mediocre at best. My second meal there the other day--branzino w/fennel--years later, was flavorful, and my friend enjoyed her zucchini pancakes and imam biyildi, but other than to take our order, the server never reappeared. I'm assuming that they don't serve dessert because no one ever offered us that option. They left us alone--very alone--to talk, and eventually showed up with a check. If you need something here, you're on your own.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always reliable
    jcjcVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    never fails to please, reasonable prices and good food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I love Middle East food and I received ravishing reviews from friends regarding Bodrum. So, finally I tried to eat there. Food was actually pretty good, although a little bland. Tzaziki was definitely nothing to remember, unfortunately. Lamb tender and very tasty. The wine choice is limited but the quality overall is not bad at all. The service... let's say it could be a little more attentive and avoid the patronizing attitude at the beginning of the dinner before ordering. I will be back for sure for an additional tasting session.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • turkish delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    great pizzas, lots of interesting eggplant dishes, kabobs delicious overall good food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 355 reviews are from the Bodrum Turkish Mediterranean reviews archive.
  • Good Food
    Chrix
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went for dinner and had a wonderful time. The lamb was exceptional and the service friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good local eating spot
    foodie212
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Bodrum's is a great place for outdoor lunch. The appetizer sampler is fabulous. The pizzas are really good as are the lamb and fish entrees.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bodrum
    BobLVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I have been here quite a few times for lunch & dinner. The food & service are excellent, the waiters friendly & knowledgeable. The menu is quite large & varied w/ Turkish specialties, appetizers & entres as well as about a dozen different kinds of excellent thin crust pizza. They also have an excellent wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carol
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Been there many times and have liked it for lunch and dinner, not for brunch. Food was fair, service was fair. Staff too busy.
    • Food
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great find in the uws. Branzini delicious as were the grape leaves.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Turkish food on the UWS
    Delle
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We very much enjoyed dining in the sidewalk café. Our group consisted of a vegetarian, a pescatarian, and an avowed meat eater, and we all found multiple selections on the menu to suit our tastes. The food arrived fairly quickly, and our dishes were delicious. But what really stood out was the brick oven bread -- without a doubt the BEST bread I've had in a restaurant at that price point. Both the appetizer and main dish portion sizes are healthy, and the prices are reasonable. Contrary to some other reviews I read, we found our waitress to be appropriately attentive. She was always there when we needed her, but at the same time, she never interrupted our conversation (my pet peeve re: waiters). We'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Find
    nygal
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Bodrum is a neighborhood restaurant that has that good mixture of satisfying food, low key atmosphere, friendly service and moderate prices. The house bread is delicious, especially with the olive oil and olives that are put on the table. The mezzes we've had are all good - we usually get the vegetarian ones. You should come liking lamb; it's the predominant meat in most entrees. Portions are generous and we skip dessert. The wines by the glass are reasonably price for Manhattan. One of our go-to lunch and dinner destinations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    kbnyVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I adore Turkish food & have been to many Turkish & Middle Eastern restaurants - this place makes me want to move to the West side! The hummus Lebne and Shepard salad were wonderful. My daughter loved the coriander crusted salmon and I enjoyed the Imam Bayildi - stuffed eggplant. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hostess needs better training
    Neveragain25
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Enjoyed the food, the wait staff accommodating- the reservation made for early evening - the hostess indicated 2 tables for 2 near the hostess station & door and near the wait staff station while a table for 2 was empty - had to beg to get the table! This is no way to welcome guests!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nothing special
    pianolady
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Food was fine, but nothing extraordinary. service just ok.
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  • 1/2 price wine on Monday!
    CJBrandoffVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    This place never fails to be tasty, lively and reasonable...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We leep returning
    LESU40
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Bodrum Turkish mediterranean Restaurant is a neighborhood gem…we keep returning for their excellent food and friendly vibe.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprising and delicious
    gfunkp
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Went here based on reviews and my date couldn't believe she didn't know it was there. The service was outstanding, the food fantastic, and the price was impressive. We'll definitely be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great UWS Dining
    UWSdiner
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Bodrum is a continued favorite of mine. With all the dining options on the UWS, I would frequent this place weekly if my schedule allowed it. Has some of the best entrees in the city, especially given the price point. 50% off bottles of wine on Mondays is also a bargain.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific UWS restaurant
    Janes
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I always welcome the opportunity to head over to Bodrum's for a glass of wine, a salad and a tagine or pizza. Terrific, attentive service, magnificent bread, great food. Reservations are definitely in order here, though - there have been many times at the last minute I tried for a table, and most of the time was out of luck. Although it can be noisy, there is no trouble having quiet, intimate conversations without having your neighbors participate
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem!
    suelev
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I have lived nearby for years and have never eaten in Bodrum until this past Friday night. What a treat. The menu is varied but with a heavy emphasis on lamb. While there are many Middle Eastern dishes you can also get a pizza which looked great or Morroccan tagine with fish which is what I had. Well prepared, great flavors. The weather held up long enough for us to sit outside which is always fun.The only issue I had was my friend asked specifically for them to remove yogurt from her dish, but that didn't happen. She returned it and we waited what seemed to be quite some time before she got what she had asked for. But aside from that it was a terrific dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely local spot
    CityGalVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We have been to Bodrum twice..once for a late brunch, recently for Sunday dinner. What a great little spot! The food is delicious, fresh and generous potions. The service is very attentive: anytime I looked around for more than 20 seconds, a server came over to see what I needed. I also love the bread and olive oil they serve. I guess everyone knows how good this place is because it's hard I score a table on the spur of the moment -- so make a reservation!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot
    lincan
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We had lunch at Bodrum and I will definitely be back. Atmosphere, food and service were excellent. From pizza to salads to Turkish entrees, everything was delicious. Portions were nice sized and the food was nicely served.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate