Don't bother going to IstanbulBetter than some food I've had in Turkey! My Turkish friends here in the States cook like this when they invite me to their home for dinner. The tasting menu, for $35/person, was the perfect way to enjoy different dishes. We were there on a half-price bottle of wine night.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA really nice find in Dupont CircleWe were in DC for a conference and wanted something that we wouldn't get at home. Between OpenTable and Trip Advisor, we found Ezme, which had great reviews on both sites. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, the staff and service was outstanding (fun, friendly, just the right amount of attention) and the food was fantastic. None of us had tried Turkish tapas before but we all loved it. Many were from family recipes and were clearly prepared with love. They had an impressive wine list but we ended up trying a Turkish Shiraz which was excellent. We finished with some Turkish desserts, also very good. We would definitely go back to this wonderful little restaurant.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently superbWe've eaten at Ezme a half dozen times, and we have never had a dish that was not tasty and well-prepared. The menu is extensive and features dishes not to be found around the DC area. Service is timely and cordial. Occasionally Ezme can be a bit noisy, since space is limited. Mondays bottles of wine are half price, a good value. The tasting menus are good, and the wine pairings are interesting.excellent for a special evening.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTurkish ExperienceGood food. They have a very nice vegetarian tasting menu which we have every time $35//person. Plenty of food and each course is nicely presented. Plenty of choices for everyone. Nice wine choices including Turkish wines. Service and atmosphere is always pleasant. Highly recommend for a Turkish food experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMnice place for a group get-togethermet up with 3 friends recently and had a great time sharing plates. Enjoyed the Turkish beer, which I'd never had before.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood ExperienceA chance inquiry seeking small, personal dining experiences in DC brought this gem to my attention. Having a preference for small places where very good food is prepared and served with pride and attention to their customers, I will add this place to my list when in DC.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood FindThis was a pleasant find. The food was tasty, served hot and in good amounts so that you could try many different dishes.
The servers were helpful with suggestions and very attentive. No complaints. I'd return to Ezme.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCozy atmosphere. Nice wines.Cozy atmosphere. Nice wines. I'd recommend getting a flight to try out wines.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good - ourThe food was very good - our group tried lots of small plates and enjoyed all of them. One recommendation is to try the red or white Turkish wine flights - you will be pleasantly surprised. Will definitely return when back in the area.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent find nestled in Dupont!A little cramped, but the tables were at least evenly spaced apart so you didn't feel like you were crowding your neighbor table or vice versa. The waiters, maitre'd, and runners were courteous and helpful explaining the Turkish cuisine to our group (most of whom were unfamiliar with the food choices).
Very quaint and highly recommend for reasonably priced - delicious "tapas" style Turkish fare.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I had a dateMy husband and I had a date night and decided to venture out somewhere new and chose Ezme. Turkish Tapas. It was wonderful. There were a few tasting menus with optional wine pairings and so we each picked a different menu so that we could try many different items. That was the way to go. We got wonderful little portions of salad, 4 appetizers each, my husband got an extra plate with 3 different seafood, then 3 entree and finally dessert. The best baklava I have ever had in my life. And I am not a fan of the sticky treat - but this was melt in your mouth heaven. The waitress was wonderful, our water glasses never went dry, she selected wonderful wines for each plate. It was a perfect 2 hours that reminded us of Paris4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding andThe food was outstanding and the service was great. What more could you ask for?4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great, quiet spotThis is a great, quiet spot for a relaxing dinner. The wine (and Raki!) list is extensive and interesting (and apparently half priced on Mondays). Despite the tapas style portion sizes are reasonable and most of all, you must have the baklava. Despite being a unrepentant carnivore I wasn't wild about the lamb kebab or the icli potatoes but the durum adana was very good. I've been to Divan, Cafe 8, Meze, Levantes and Tash. If you want tapas style Turkish with lots of variety, Meze is the only strong competitor. I'd say Mezes meat dishes are stronger but Ezme has much better vegetarian dishes and desserts and a ritzier atmosphere with better service.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice forThe staff was very accommodating and happily adjusted the tasting menu for my vegan diet.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe red lentil soup was delicious!The red lentil soup was delicious! Overall, it was a great meal - good food, good service, nice table by the window. We'll definitely be back!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI was very impressed withI was very impressed with both the food and the staff. Extremely helpful in selections and pairings.
I was however upset to find out that my fortune was not read by the eldest Turkish woman available with my finish Turkish Coffee. This is apparently a thing that I found out through some Turkish friends. And if anything needed guidance on how to eat or drink it, it's Turkish coffee.
Great place. Great international wine list. I don't mean they have a decent assortment from France and Germany. I mean they have a really decent international list, that spans from Turkey to surprisingly New Zealand and even Lithuania.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food--whether you thinkGreat food--whether you think you like Turkish or not. Get 4-5 dishes per person and share. The cooking style is pure and means you won't full stuffed--just full. The wine list is outstanding and has lots of selections by the glass and half-glass that make it ideal for pairing. I will go back soon.2/10/2013 12:00:00 AM