The food was great, our server
The food was great, our server was excellent, I rated the "service" a 3 because when we arrived they did not have our open table reservation. (I checked the email confirmation from and we had the correct location) Instead of just seating us the manager on duty and host made us feel like it was an imposition to find a table for two in their empty restaurant. After fussing for a bit over their floor layout the manager finally directed the host to seat us in the most uncomfortable corner possible. We asked to switch to a less tight two-top and after consulting her manager we were finally moved to a spot with some leg room. Typically I have not had this issue here so they must have anticipated a huge Thursday night rush.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful meal from appetizer
Wonderful meal from appetizer through rice pudding with freshly ground cinnamon on top. Excellent attentive, non obtrusive service.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything we had was very
Everything we had was very good, especially the lamb sis kebab.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Turkish Delight
We dined here on a Saturday night with grandparents, parents & teen. Food is amazing and plentiful. Server/service excellently attentive. Nicely decorated inside & fun sidewalk seating outside. Ordered appetizer of Lavas for the table with sides of Babaganoush, Tarama-plenty for 6 of us. We've ordered the mixed appetizer before which is great for your first time to figure out what you like. Husband & I shared the mixed grill (the one that serves 2-feels like it could serve 3 or 4 if you also get an appetizer). Everyone brought home a doggy bag. For desert, my son would not share his Baklava. So, we ordered 1 additional Baklava (you get 3)& the Turkinsh Pineapple Delight (4 of us shared). Yum.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Park Avenue dining
Wholesome, delicious food in a great setting. The service proved exceptional. The hummus and lavas, the signature bread offering, are a must. We thoroughly enjoyed Bosphorus for high priced middle eastern food in an classy but casual atmosphere.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't miss the Lavas bread
Don't miss the Lavas bread as an appetizer - amazingly great.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bosphorous is my favorite
Bosphorous is my favorite restaurant in Winter Park. We eat there on special occasions whenever possible. The food is ALWAYS excellent. Brilliant flavors.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always an excellint dining
Always an excellint dining experience at Bosphorous!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't go wrong ... its all good
We make ourselves order something different from the menu each time we visit the restaurant. Thus far, we have truely enjoyed everything we have tried (appetizer, salad, entree, dessert, etc.).
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh and Friendly
We love Bosphorous! The food is prepared fresh daily and never disappoints. We always have so much, we take it home and have enough for another meal or 2. We love the Lavas (Hollow Bread), the mixed appetizer plate, and the salads. Service is very friendly, just make sure you have some extra time if they're busy.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bosporus has always been a favorite of mine and once again, it doesn't disappoint. Food, service, people watching for the evenings entertainment were all spot on. I'm looking forward to my next trip to Bosphorus already.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very nice option for a change
I was given a gift card for my birthday so I went with the giver of the card. Very enjoyable experience. Service was a little slow, a little forgetful at a slow time of day, but that's inconsequential. She was very helpful, however, when it came to advice about menu and wine options - no doubt made my experience much better. The chicken saute with the lemon sauce is just wonderful. For me, more mushrooms and fewer onions would be ideal. But delish anyway. The rice - way too good! The frizzante Moscato - perfect choice. My companion's choices were to her delight, too. Give something new a try with Bosphorus!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Large Portions - Great for Sharing
We had a great lunch, but ordered too much - an appetizer to share and an entrée for each person. We could have ordered 2 entrees and still had plenty. We took a lot home and had another great lunch the next day. The food was FABULOUS! We enjoyed every bite. Very fresh, with a great presentation. Our server, Stephanie, was very informative when we were trying to decide what to order.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
It´s always a pleasure to dine at Bosphorous. They are very accommodating to my/my guests special requests. Their level of attention to detail and friendliness of their staff make it a no brainer to keep coming back. Besides, they serve the best turkish meal in town!!!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was so right!! The Beef Kabobs are amazing! It was a great anniversary dinner!
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bosphorous is pretty consistent with amazing food and great service. We showed up with a few more people than our reservation was for and they accommodated us without hesitation. Try the sis kebabs! Their hummus is fabulous.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heard about Bosphorous through friends so I took my wife for her birthday. Both the service and food were excellent! We did a tour of the menu and were more than satisfied with both the flavors and amount of food. A real gem.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and service!
One of the best Turkish restaurants I have ever been to! Great food! I loved everything I had. From the appetizers to the desserts. Highly recommend this restaurant. I will definitely be back next time I go to Winter Park.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Received a gift card for the restaurant and talked friends into joining us for a get together. The food was fantastic and the service was very good as well. Several of our friends did not like lamb, but found great dishes to enjoy and the sampler dips was a great way to introduce the different Turkish tastes. Everyone had a great time and looked forward to returning.
Would recommend for a group or just a quiet dinner for two. Winter Park has so much to offer, but Bosphorous brings a different cuisine to the area.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as Usual
I go to Bosphorous at least once a month,usually with a small group,i also do take out and never had a bad experience,also prefer to go for lunch or early dinner because parking can be a problem especially on weekends,all the dishes are delicious but most people order the mix grill,it's enough for 4 people.The lamb shank is one of my favorite also,one of the owners(Tammy)brought out the head chef to meet me this past Saturday.Bosphorous is my favorite restaurant in Orlando because of food quality and price,it's on the most exclusive part of Winter Park so rent is on the high side, so those that find it a little pricey should keep that in mind.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's nice to know there still exists a restaurant that is all you would want it to be. With pleasant surroundings, outstanding service and wonderful cuisine, who could ask for anything more?
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was by far one of the best meals I've ever had. I've had the opportunity to dine in some very nice restaurants around the country because of my business travels and the food at Bosphorous ranks in my top 10. Our server was excellent, the recommendations were outstanding and the food couldn't have tasted better. My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and it was the perfect setting. I would recommend Bosphorous to everybody and we can't wait to go back!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Turkish food in WP
We all enjoyed the vegestable app, with hummus , baba gahnoush , and lavash.
3 of us enjoyed the lamb shanks , done perfectly , but in the past , I was served more vegetables with it and we all would have liked that.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent meal w/ pleasant service
we had a delightful meal here, and enjoyed especially good rice pudding. great options for vegetarians too.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant!
We discovered this amazing place while wandering Winter Park one night. Ordered the mixed appetizer with lavas bread and wine - it's become my favorite light meal - tasty and pretty healthy. When ordering an entire meal I have the Chicken Adana as main course - coupling that with the appetizer leaves me enough leftovers for 2 more meals! And it re-heats just as tasty as the first time.
The best way to dine is sitting outside people watching :-)
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had heard about this restaurant through the grapevine and then noticed it as one of the magical dining month participants. So what better way to try out a new restaurant since magical dining month offers 3 courses. The food was so delicious! And our server was awesome! I will definitely go back to this restaurant in the future!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
So much flavor in every bite! Generous portions meant that I paid for one meal and ate twice! Can't wait to go again.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my second time at Bosphorous. The food is always great! My beef was cooked perfectly and seasoned well. All the iteams has great flavor and spices. The balvaka was the best i've ever had. I could tell it was fresh. The manger came around to check on us and our server was great!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was soooo good..our waitress suggested haydari and hummus with the bread and it was great! There was something on menu for everyone..Very fresh food and very "different" We all loved it!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for a birthday party
Went for a birthday party and the food was amazing. We all had the lamb and it was delicious! You could tell the care they took when preparing the food. I would defiantly go back again.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was Magical
From the moment we stepped up to the hostess station I knew that we were in for a great evening! We were seated immediately and our waiter gave several wine suggestions to start with. We ordered off the Magical Dining menu. The food was absolutely amazing! The only item that i would not order again is the hummus. It was ok but I've had better. The lamb was to die for! We had to take home the majority of our food because we were stuffed. Dessert was sooo good! We will definitely be back!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Bosphorus many times and have always been pleased with the food and service. The mucvar (zucchini cakes) are excellent, as is the donar kabob.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy hummus! Food was very good, a little pricey. Thanks to magical dining we got to try several courses for a more manageable cost
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the doner (lamb) and it was the best I've ever had. My husband and I both hate beets, and we actually enjoyed these.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, But Spendy!
We enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Bosphorus. We will definitely go again, but probably for lunch, as the dinner prices were pretty hefty for our budget. Was it worth it? YES. We just can't afford to do it often.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to Bosphorous. We have heard good things about it, however just never followed through on going. Decided to make a reservation and give it a try. So glad we did! It was wonderful! You pretty much need a reservation for weekend nights. Our group of 4 had different entrees. We all agreed it was the best Turkish food ever! The only downside was, it was a bit noisy. We will definitely be going back!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bosphorous terrific as always
Since moving to Maitland in July, Bosphorous has been on our short-list of must do restaurants in the Winter Park area. Food is always excellent - my wife and I love the Lavas, Tabbuli, and Humas as appetizers and the Chicken and Lamb dishes we've tried are top rate.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had never eaten at a Turkish Resturant before. Our server, despite being new there, was awesome. He helped us make some great choices in good and wine. We left knowing that we would be back again and looking forward to our next visit!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great. The
The service was great. The food was unique and great tasting.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Istanbul in Orlando
We very much enjoyed our dinner. We have returned from Istanbul Turkey and wanted to give this a try. It was very authentic. The portions are large so when you share an entree this is a good value. The spices reminded us of our recent travels.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Turkish Delight Is Understatement
Fantastic waitstaff, knowledgeable in menu pairing, seasonings and encouraged us to try a new taste experience. Well worth the trust! All food items were delightful to the palate and could only have been better enjoyed with more friends present. Highly recommend the lamb kebab and savory rice specially prepared at Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine. This is a Winter Park, Florida MUST!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, well decorated location and good presentation blend into a fav meal
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first time eating at Bosphorous and we were extremely impressed. We shared the Mixed grill and subbed the lamb sis kabob for beef at the waiter's recommendation so we could try more. There wasn't a single thing on that plate my husband and I didn't enjoy. We will be back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bosphorous offers a unique
Bosphorous offers a unique experience for a wide range of palates, desired environments, and occasions.
Bosphorous has a wonderful staff who remained attentive through out our dining experience. The owner not only came to our table twice, but had engaging conversations; he truly wants his customers to enjoy their time at Bosphorous. Our waitress, who we learned is the owner's daughter, was very knowledgeable and gave great advice on the best dishes. Vegetable Sautee with lamb and the Lamb Shanks were ordered. Both came with perfectly cooked Jasmine Rice. We capped off our meal with the Pistachio Baklava. I'm not a baklava fan, but this baklava converted me!
We enjoyed ourselves and hope many, many more people get the chance to dine here.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoy eating here. Very good food and very substantial portions.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, average service
This is the third time we've eaten here because my wife loves the food. Pretty much everything is very well seasoned and fresh. There is a good balance of flavors with the accompanying pickled cabbage, red onions and carrot slaw. What this place is lacking is in service. The hostess station is oftentimes left unattended so be prepared to stand there awkwardly in the middle of the dining area upon arriving. Kids seem to be treated as a nuisance, and although the waitstaff do wait on you, there's an undertone of snobbiness to it all. If you must eat here (as the food is really that good), my recommendation would be to leave the kids with a babysitter, go out just the two of you and order plenty of alcohol to keep the waitstaff happy.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I were blown away by how good this place was! On a busy Friday night our server (Robert) handled everything from suggestions to pace of food perfectly. We shared the Mixed Grill at his behest and could not have been more pleased. The lamb was incredibly tender, the chicken was juicy, and the spices were present but not overly powerful. I'll definitely be back!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
No "Turkey" Here!
Bosphorous is definitely not a "Turkey"! Very good Turkish cuisine. Winter Park location gives a good place to stroll the Avenue after enjoying the delights of Turkey. Recommend it to anyone.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious delicious delicious!
The food was phenomenal! Would definitely go back without a doubt, so many things to try. The lavas bread and calamari was incredible!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful taste sensations
If it is delectable middle eastern flavors you wish to enjoy look no further,
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM