Going to go back sometime soon
Nice wine, nice dining room, great food. Service was slow, but our server was nice enough. Highly recommend the mixed grill entree. Would definitely return.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Turqoise is a popular family
Turqoise is a popular family run business that has some unique Mediterranean dishes. There is a lot of pride and great flavor in everything I have had there. One of my favorite spots.
They get even busier in summer when they have limited outdoor seating.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very friendly and accommodating
Very friendly and accommodating staff. Excellent warm bread to start with interesting radish spread. Specials of bottled wines unfortunately limited as they had run out of most, but the merlot was very good. We had steak and grouper as entrees--excellent. Will be back!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went at 6:45 on a Saturday.
We went at 6:45 on a Saturday. There were a lot of small children there, but it was early. If you were to dine later, I doubt that would be an issue.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was fabulous and
The food was fabulous and service excellent. We have nothing but good things to say about Turquoise!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The sea bass is outstanding.
The sea bass is outstanding. The Turquoise feta salad was prepared and served just like in Turkey. Great wine selection. Service is friendly and attentive.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Delicious Turkish Food
We discovered Turkish cuisine on a recent vacation in Turkey, and have had difficulty finding delicious Turkish food in the U.S. Turquoise does a wonderful job of capturing the complex, savory flavors we were missing.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and reasonable prices
My girlfriend and I sat at the bar for dinner on Saturday. The restaurant was packed and lovely with a great atmosphere. We had friendly combination of waiters that have recommendations on food. The meal was great and came at a reasonable price.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun Celebration Spot
My party of 8 celebrated my son's college graduation here. The graduation ran an hour late & I called Turquoise to advise them. They kept our reserved table for us much to my amazement. Everyone in my party raved about the food from the seafood to the vegetarian choices. The almond dessert with the flaming chocolate rum sauce is fabulous. Ample street parking is definitely a plus in the city.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining Experience.
Very good and interesting food. Kick a-- bread & yogurt dip,
superior level of service. Check it out.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Happening Place
We had another fabulous meal at Turquoise. Even the spread that comes with the bread was outstanding. The salmon was flavorful and moist. The ground lamb was spicy, but not overpowering. The restaurant on a Saturday night was very loud, but well worth the very reasonable cost of dinner
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner was great as usual.
Dinner was great as usual. We had a show to attend and server kept a good pace. It is a bargain. $20 bottle of wines and the dinners are large. Money well-spent.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I often drive across the city
I often drive across the city to enjoy the lamb shank or rack of lamb. It's excellent!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and good service
Food was very good - warm bread with complementary yogurt sauce. Wait staff was a tad unattentive. Very nice veal sausage with pasta dish
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Unexpected delight
This is a terrific restaurant ...great food , special kind of place ...lovely and not over-priced...just terrific
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visiting Chicago from the East, we asked a Turkish friend if there was a good Turkish restaurant they'd recommend. Without hesitation they suggested Turquoise. The menu was filled with interesting choices, the food was delicious, and the service was extremely friendly and efficient. We look forward to our next opportunity to sample some other of the appealing choices.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, slow service
Maybe it was because it was a Friday night, but the service was really slow and took very long for each food item to arrive at our table. That being said, the food was delicious.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming and Great Food
First visit for three of my friends and they loved it. Sat outside and the wait staff allowed us to eat and talk with no sense of being rushed. Food was delicious and varied, a real Turkish breakfast. Really too much food but we managed over time to consume most of it and what we didn't they asked if we wanted them to wrap to go. Very friendly, food was yummy and the price was great. I would definitely recommend this neighborhood gem and look forward to going back again!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The sidewalk cafe has a wonderful
The sidewalk cafe has a wonderful vibe with neighborhood types walking by with their dogs. It is on a commercial street but not a terribly busy one.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always!
I really like this place. I've been here three times and would go back again.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is located in a very lively neighborhood with many nice restaurants - this was the best though that we tried in the 4 days we stayed there.
Excellent food with matching service and ambience - almost like time travel to the previos century - great attention to detail.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We appreciated the "$20 per
We appreciated the "$20 per bottle" wine list. The restaurant grew more crowded as we finished our dinner and the service fell apart. We waited 20 minutes for our check. You'd think they'd have wanted our table for another sitting.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, friends & a great time!
Introduced 3 old and 1 new friend to Turqoise last week. As expected, they loved it. The weather was perfect for the patio. Service was friendly and attentive. Started off with grilled calamari and scallops - fabulous! The group tried a variety of items, from salad to risotto to osso bucco, and everyone was pleased with their selection. Neighborhood Gem perfectly describes Turquoise. I love it.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great Neighborhood Place
We love Turquoise! We have not been there in several months, and we forgot how much we enjoy its consistent food and service. The homemade bread and toppings are always a great way to start a meal. The Chicken Limone is my favorite. The mix of fresh vegetables is lovely - bok choy, asparagus, brussel sprouts, carrots. The potatoes are crispy and delicious. And the plate is always a beautiful presentation with a sprig of rosemary! You can't go wrong at this neighborhood gem. Lunch prices are fabulous!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Istanbul in the City
Having been to Turquoise 3 times in 2 months, I can unequivocally say, I love the place.
Had lunch with a group - yummy
Had dinner with 10 folks and worked with the chef on the menu ahead of time - delicious
Had dinner with a friend and loved the lamb kebap.
What greater endorsement can you have?
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Appetizer and entree's were great! Service was spotty, it was really busy but still no excuse.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was very busy due to Retro on Roscoe festival, so I understand why the wait time for water, bread, and check was a little longer than usual. Doesn't matter, the food was amazing, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and it is in a beautiful setting.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Spot
It had been quite a while since we had been here and it was as good as we remembered. The home made bread is served warm and crispy covered in sesame seeds and served with a carrot, cucumber, butter, oil and ??? spread that is unique and yummy. The yogurt vegetable soup special was different and very good. It would have been enough with the bread for a meal. I love the Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon on top. My husband loves the Onion Kebap and ordered it with chicken instead of the lamb and they accommodated as they used to.
Overall the service was OK. Our waiter was busy with the other few tables he had and seemed to disappear at times. I had to track another server down to get fresh ground pepper for my salad.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good variety of well presented food.
Service was attentive, informational and very welcoming
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Turquoise is a wonderful spot for dinner or lunch. The food is always outstanding and the service is friendly without being intrusive. The lamb shank dish was delicious, flavorful and filled with veggies. The bottle of wine that our server suggested was great and went perfectly with our entrees. And since I am a dessert lover, I had to have the rice pudding which was perfect. This is a restaurant that never disappoints.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second visit didn't shine like 1st
We went around 2 on a Saturday, and sat outside. They must have had only one waitress for the entire restaurant, so service was a bit slow, but we weren't in a hurry. Food was good as before. This time it was just good; on our first visit, the food was outstanding as well as the service.
We will definitely be back.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
our favorite local option
We live nearby and love walking over... a great neighborhood option. Fresh fish, grilled meats, hummous, a classic "mediterranean" menu.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the best Turkish restaurant
This is the best Turkish restaurant we have ever been to. It's in a quiet little spot on Roscoe, and we absolutely loved it. The food is delicious!
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been to Turquoise several times and always enjoy our meals there. The menu has a wide variety of dishes, and the food is always prepared well and beautifully presented. The service is efficient.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Turkish Gem
Our dishes were creative, well done and full of flavor. Our grouper was crispy outside and perfectly cooked on the inside. Not too well done. Succulent. Service was impeccable. We ate outside. It was the perfect outdoor urban atmosphere. Quiet with a touch of city life, but not too much. We all had a great time.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on Saturday night with a group of 6. Two were hard of hearing, they moved us to a private smaller room downstairs. Very accomodating, the service was outstanding and the food was great!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot to go anytime.
Great spot to go anytime. On weekend and nice days make sure you make a reservation or may have to wait for a while. You will never feel rushed here and allow you to sit down and talk and enjoy your meal. You will never feel and never try to just rush you in and out.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Times and Food at Turquoise
I was there with a party of 4 and had go service and exceptional dinner
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad Turquoise is in the hood.
This restaurant reminds me of great little places I have been in every cosmopolitan city in the world. Great food, lovely ambience, attentive service. We enjoy it every time we have eaten there
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Turkish/Middle Eastern food
Very nice selection of appetizers. Grilled calamari was very tasty & came with nice garnishing. Eggplant appetizer with hazelnut was also a nice change from the traditional Babaghanouj. Beef kabab was very tender & excellent, comes with rice & beans.Would highly recommend. Very nice restaurant, would definitely return to try the other different dishes.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Open Table searching for a restaurant in Roscoe Village. Saw this one had open tables and good recommendations. This place lived up to its reviews. Food was excellent. Service started out slow but once they engaged it was the perfect balance of being attentive and giving us space. Will definitely go back when in the neighborhood again.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't get enough!!!
We've lived in Roscoe Village for six years but truly discovered Turquoise 2 years ago. I cannot say enough amazing things about it! It feels like a neighborhood restaurant but is definitely a destination restaurant. It is always packed and the food and service certainly reflect why! Reservations on the weekends are a must. Outdoor tables are adorable!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood find
This little gem of a restaurant has terrific food and moderate prices, especially if you stick to Turkish dishes, which we did. We tried lamb in three different preparations, as well as lovely appetizers. Meats and vegetables are perfectly seasoned and cooked, and the restaurant makes a variety of its own delicious breads. Service is attentive but not rushed, a real pleasure on a busy Friday night.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been regulars at Turquoise
We've been regulars at Turquoise for several years now. This time, we went to celebrate our anniversary. The food here is always terrific and the service is always pleasant, but not entirely efficient. We were seated in perhaps the worst table in the restaurant - at too-large a table for two and nearly blocking the servers entrance to the bar, so our table was bumped repeatedly. The weird table, the erratic service is all more than accommodated by the high quality of the food and the pleasant-ness of the staff. We'll keep coming back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch here is amazing and plentiful and incredibly priced. Dinners here are also affordable, delicious and filling.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my second time at this restaurant and all i can say is the food is awesome. Service is usually slow, but this time around it was fast and the waitress was very attentive. Would definitely go back again. Try they yogourt kabab...they are the best.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, the restaurant
As always, the restaurant didn't disappoint. Everyone enjoyed their selections and a good time was had by all!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
we dine out a lot...and this place was memorable...first of the food was wonderful i had the grouper,,,my wife had scallops...they were both perfectly cooked and the side dishes had well seasoned flair....very inviting decor,,,table spacing well planned and comfortable...the other dinners were charming...service was outstanding! we'll be back!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great local brunch spot
We went for the Sunday brunch. The food was great. Very nice atmosphere. Not too noisy. Will definitely be back.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of our favorites. Not only is the food always delicious, it is completly affordable. The wine selection is good and their prices encourage me to consume. Save room for dessert, the almond parfait is heaven.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM