Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine - Winter Park
Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine - Winter Park

Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine - Winter Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bosphorousrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4076448609
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Executive Chef: Halil Ertane
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Nejla Ozturk 407 644 8609
  • Entertainment: Live Turkish Music featuring Aydin Kutluay. Turkish music is a wonderful blend of Turkish Flamenco (guitar) and a 130 stringed instrument called a Kanoon. Music is available Thursday and Sunday nights from 7PM - 9PM. We also feature 2 for 1 martinis at this time.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Morse
  • Public Transit: The Lynx bus system has multiple stops along Park Avenue, Fairbanks, and Morse.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Located in the heart of the upscale Winter Park neighborhood the restaurant is fortunate to be within short distance of free parking. The parking is available on Park Avenue, Morse Boulevard, and the Amtrak Station (New York Avenue and Morse Boulevard).
A word from Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine - Winter Park
Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine is a family owned business, established in 2005, that offers variety of authentic Turkish food from many regions of Turkey. Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine adapted its name from one of the oldest cities in the world, Istanbul, which was once known as the Constantinople in the early 13th century. The name “Bosphorous” taken from the strait that lies in the center of Istanbul connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, Europe to Asia. The decor of this eatery is kept to minimum to draw the attention to the food. The intent was to create a modernized, warm authentic atmosphere by taking the old elements of Istanbul and combining it with some modern influences to create a truly unique experience.
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Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine - Winter Park reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (53)fit for foodies (52)special occasion (40)great for outdoor dining (40)good for groups (36)great for lunch (28)romantic (19)hot spot (12)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (6)scenic view (5)notable wine list (5)Show More
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food and service were both terrific. Portions we're very generous. If the restaurant wasn't on Park Ave, it would be a little pricey for what you get. Overall we really enjoyed our meal and would go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visiting colleagues and friends
    Barbara
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    A conference brought friends and colleagues to town and I was asked to choose a restaurant to meet. I had visited Bosporous once before. There are many good, culinary options from which to choose in Orlando. Bosphorous turned out to be a tasteful, refined choice that was not pretentious. The casual ambience helped conversation. The restaurant is in a quaint part of Winter Park in the greater Orlando area that has an authentic feel with its brick and cobblestone streets. The menu had items perfect for sharing and tasting. The wine list appeared to have a nice selection, and the bottle we shared was very good. The staff were attentive, but not too much to interfere with our stories. Overall I would definitely choose Bosphorous again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turkish Delight
    Hans
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Enjoyed a delicious house dinner. The lamb shank was perfectly prepared with a savory sauce. The shrimp casserole was creamy but light. I've never had shrimp prepared as well as these were. They were perfectly done but yet so tender they melted in my mouth! The dark chocolate mousse was delicious. Light and airy with a deep chocolate flavor. The baklava was good. We had a very attentive server who made sure our needs we're taking care of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be
    Bill
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Felt extremely rushed. Beginning with the wine order everything seemed rushed even with the restaurant empty. Our entrée arrived almost immediately after our overpriced appetizer. Sent the entrée back and after we had finished our appetizer it was brought back warm but tasteless. We had not gone in a while as we were disappointed the last time, thought we would give it another shot. Definitely off our list considering the number of fine restaurants in the area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun night
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    First visit was amazing. Very friendly service. Not enough restrooms which causes a long wait but great food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turkish Cuisine
    TheEP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This being my second experience at Bosphorus... it was better than my first. Celebrating Valentines Day here was the right decision. The service (Amanda) was remarkable. The food was great and very aromatic and flavorful. We chose the mixed grill with Lamb and Chicken cooked several ways. The portions were large, we shared, but still took half the plate home. Wine, we chose the Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 "Oakville" I would choose this again any day. Excellent wines, although I did not choose any Turkish wine...
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Nothing else to say other them this is one of our favorite. Everything is good but I would start off with the lavash and turame for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine's Day Dinner
    Michael
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very busy. Glad I made a reservation for us and we were seated almost immediately. Our server Stephanie was fantastic as always. My meat portion of the order was overcooked, but very quickly remedied and came back the second time absolutely perfect and delicious. Made for a great valentine's dinner and couldn't be any more happy. We will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow great food
    Rsalman
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I think it's one of the best Restuarant in town if not the best , we enjoyed every bite the mixed grill was excellent and was enough for 2 persons would highly recommends this place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites, consistently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    One of our favorites, consistently excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time; won't be the last!
    JS1985
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Had a great dinner there. Only lived in FL for a short time and heard great reviews about this place. Had the lavas and cold cucumber dip as an appetizer (shared, of course). Even in the midst of winter, the ingredients were so vibrant and fresh. For my entree I had the Grilled Lamb Adana Kebab and it was phenomenal. My father is visiting my boyfriend and I while my mom is stuck up north in the snow working for tax season and he can't wait to visit again so he can bring her. My father had the stuffed cabbage (finished the whole thing) and my boyfriend had the lamb ses kebabs... Both loved them as well. Our server was Milos and he had a great conversation with us, extremely pleasant. I would ask for him to be our server again when we return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great evening out
    Sasb4
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Great food, fun atmosphere its always a fun place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Atmosphere! Good food
    Sima
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Nice Atmosphere! Good food - a little on the expensive side for what we had. Great Service. If you reserve ask for a booth - I didn't. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as we heard it was
    jpljrVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This was our first visit here and the food and service were both top notch. The waitress was very attentive, friendly and helpful regarding the menu and guided us to the perfect selections for dinner. It was also a nice touch that the chef comes out periodically to greet people at their table and ask how everything was. We will be returning there in a party of 6 next time our family visits, since the food was superb and very different from what we eat when we dine out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    We have been here several times and have found the cuisine as well as the service to be consistently good. The décor is comfortable but the noise level can be elevated at times. Portions are large which enables sharing and take home food. The menu is understandably lamb heavy but other choices are there for those not liking lamb. My biggest issue is that the tables for four are hardly large enough for everything without overcrowding. All in all this is one of our favorite restaurants when we are looking for something out of the ordinary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Terisu10
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    It was a beautiful day for eating outdoors in downtown Winter Park. The food was delicious and the service was adequate and non obtrusive. I love having all my needs met without a hovering server. Veggies were fresh, the bread was divine, and the hummus was tasty. I definitely recommend this place. Will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine
    weallgottaeat
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    The hubs & I enjoyed lunch at Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine. We started with an order of Sigara Boregi; crispy filo dough filled with feta, parsley & dill. For my entrée I chose stuffed cabbage rolls. These lovely rolls are filled with lamb, rice, onion, red & green bell peppers, garlic with a house yogurt sauce drizzle. The hubs had the beef sis kebab, marinated & served grilled, that came with rice, & a salad of shredded carrots, onion, pickled cabbage & beets. For dessert we shared a dark chocolate mousse. This light & fluffy mousse was created with Peterbrooke dark chocolate & Turkish coffee. Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Bosphorous. Next time we have to get the lavash (hollow bread); it made quite the presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice for Turkish food
    Juan
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We loved it. Very well prepared food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat here often and always
    Pearl1947VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Eat here often and always enjoy my meal with the chicken and rice and the hummus app.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bosphorus has been a favorite
    Bruce
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Bosphorus has been a favorite for years, with a well-deserved reputation. But I can't recommend going on a Saturday night. With a reservation for 7:30 our party of 6 must have hit the prime time. Crowded, extremely noisy, staff trying hard but clearly over-taxed, all contributed to a disappointing experience. It did not help that it was an extremely cold night so the table closest to the door got a blast of cold air every time the door opened, which was about every minute. While we waited for our table two groups ahead of us had tried to sit at this one and had asked for another table, and when we were placed there we tried to brave it out, but ended up asking for another table as well. Lessons learned: Wrong time and wrong table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turkish
    Adia
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I loved the food!!! On a busy Friday night we were seated right away. We had Falafel as appetizer. I choose the Lamb Sauté- tender chunks of lamb sautéed with fresh tomatoes, onions, red and green bell peppers, and mushrooms served with rice. My boyfriend had the Special Beyti Kebab- lamb, flavored with garlic, hot Turkish peppers, and parsley then char-grilled on skewers wrapped in a pita then topped with tomato and yogurt sauces. Delicious!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious - as always
    ErinR80
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Bosphorous is by far my favorite restaurant on the Avenue. Consistent, great service, great food, and great ambiance. Vegetarian-friendly options are also a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Winter Park Standby
    jslampern
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Don't let the title of the review fool you, we love this place. If we are going to Winter Park, we are eating at Bosphorus. The service is always great. We almost always get the cold appetizer platter and share it as a family meal with the lavas. The food is consistent and consistently delicious! The Adana Kebap and lamb kebap are also very good. They have very good traditional Mediterranean dishes and a decent wine and beer selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Order Lamb or Chicken Kebab
    BrendaVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Apparently if you're unable to make up your mind, waiter or waitress will recommend the mixed plate of kebabs, a sampler of sorts. Chicken or lamb kebab, the meat served is perfect. The balance on the sampler-type plate, while reasonably priced, is more like an openface gyro [part chicken, part lamb]. The flavor was blander than expected, except for the actual meet of chicken and lamb which was perfectly seasoned and wonderful. Wow more than enough food for two people, at $35 it still seemed flat. We've been here before and know this restaurant has finer quality. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turkish in winter park
    nomnom
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Never had been to restaurant before and brought a friend who is a foodie from Washington DC. Very impressed. Friend wants to come back and visit restaurant again. Ordered the most traditional type selections possible, very pleased; fried calamari was nondescript. Service, Elizabeth was great!, excellent descriptions of food. Wasn't rushed. Turkish wine suggested went perfectly with food and was a real surprise. Definitely want to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great staff/poor food.
    Suzie
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Our waitress was delightful, but the atmosphere was one of screaming toddlers and loud echoing talk. It was hard to hear what others at our table were saying.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud
    HappyCowChick
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    My husband and I were looking forward to a nice date night without kids. We were shocked at how many little kids there were at the restaurant at night that were screaming or running around. For a pricier meal, in a nice location I would prefer a slightly quieter meal with less screaming :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    partyof4
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    4 stars only because of what I ordered. Mousaka, did not realize it is made with ground lamb, and I am not a fan a lamb, although good. My party raved about what they ordered. Next time time will stick with the chicken sis kebab. Baklava and pistaccio ice cream, so good !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We loved the whole evening. Romantic walk on Park Ave, easy to find, reservation on time, great romantic table and most of all the food, it was VERY TASTY. Went for the sample appetizer and mixed grill as main meal, fantastic combination and plenty leftovers. Dont forget to try the bread it was a great start to a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High Quality Dining
    OrlandoDiner20
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    This restaurant never fails to impress me. Their food selection is outstanding. Everything on the menu is delicious but my favorite is the Lamb Adana. It is so flavorful and they give you a lot of food. It is almost 2 meals in 1. The decor is very warm and cozy as well. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud and busy
    Pfritz75VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    We were sitted for about 15 mins before we acknowledged Waiter asked what we wanted to drink and 10 mins later came back with our drink and took our order Our sit were in the middle of the restaurant. Felt like a runway Everytime I would extend my elbows I would hit a waiter/server They would cut that corner and pump my car So annoying!!!! Don't bother going
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and different
    KKMM
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Reservation was ready when we arrived. Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place!
    OrlandoMomVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Celebrated dad's birthday with 3 adult kids. Had the appetizer sampler and the mixed grill and fed 5 adults! Food is excellent. Services is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant, terrific
    just2
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Great restaurant, terrific food. Cigar smoking allowed outdoors which was azwful so we had to go inside
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not happy with Manager
    FTB1
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Seating seems to be selective even when we have reservation. Needed a seating for 4,manager wanted offered us a seating close to family with kids & I refused. There was a table for 6 but he declined and remembered me as someone who in the past had a problem with where I left. This is telling me that the manager is not interested accomodating returning customers. Later I saw that the 6 person table was offered to a group of 4. I think the manager needs to be schooled.
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  • We found this restaurant when
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We found this restaurant when we were walking along Park Avenue in Winter Park. They had a pereson handing out samples of the chicken Adana. It was excellent and it was the primary reason that we came back to this restaurant when looking for a place for dinner. We were above to sit out on the sidewalk which was great given that it was a busy Saturday night. Our waitress was Amanda and she was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in helping us understand the different dishes. The bread here is amazing. We also had the lentil soup and the chicken Adana. We didn't save room for dessert but we would definitely recmend this restaurant and return again if we come back to Winter Park.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    Lisa
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    This is my favorite Orlando area restaurant. Terrific good and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    onlyhereforthefood
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Excellent food, great service, nice wine...all good! I've had lots of Middle Eastern-types of food but I'm not sure I've ever tried (what I think is) legit Turkish food and it was great. Lots of different dishes I haven't heard of before, one of which I tried, and it was delicious :) Lamb donair with tomato sauce and yogurt, really nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always on point
    RobTM
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    I love this place. Great portion size, delicious and well-polished food menu wide. Service is more than adequate. This place is a great asset to park ave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so Good
    Enzo
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Ordered appetizer and Moussaka. The size of the appetizers has shrunk and the Moussaka was about 50% cheese. Not too pleased.
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    • Noise LevelModerate