Turquoise

Turquoise

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.turquoisedining.com/
  • Phone: (773) 549-3523
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Executive Chef: Mustafa Guler
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available on weekends
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Turquoise reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.4
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)fit for foodies (28)great for outdoor dining (22)romantic (14)good for groups (14)special occasion (14)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (6)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • lik2dine
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was good and very tasty, but the server did mix up on one order and we had to wait a long time to get it corrected. We were offered extra desserts to make up for that mistake, which we appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Excellent food. The mussels and short ribs were amazing, the home baked bread was delicious and the bread spreads were unique and also delicious. The portions were also very large, so just a few dishes went a very long way. The mixed drinks were just ok and the service was very helpful and pleasant but a bit spotty. The price point was great, so despite a few minor negatives, we loved Turquoise. Definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat here.
    mcsmarto
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food is fantastic. Try the hummus, fresh mozzarella and lentil soup and go from there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    nsdiners
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had an amazingly, delicious meal with great service! Will definitely return again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty good..
    Toddger
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Overall this was a good experience. The place was pretty busy but not so much that it was annoying. Here is why it only gets a little more than a shoulder shrug: The drink list is unusual - a good thing - but the waitress had to refer to handwritten notes to tell us what was in each drink and was somewhat annoyed that we had so many questions. We were seated near the door to the kitchen and saw many great looking dishes coming out - but again when we asked about what they were, she had no idea. So, we asked for recommendations. Two in the party had the Oso Buco, which was quite good. Others who were feeling adventurous were disappointed with the 'highly recommended' Kabobs... which turned out to be just regular old Kabobs.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this little Gem
    JenBaronVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    They were very busy so service was a bit behind, but we understood. Worth the wait because the food, as always, was outstanding. We love the scallops and grilled calamari. Devine! I had short ribs and my partner had lamb kabobs. Outstanding. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    DebGVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was our first time here and we loved the food! We had the grilled calamari for our appetizer - wonderful!!! My husband had a traditional Mediterranean dish that he loved (lamb) and I had the Osso Bucco short ribs w/ cheese polenta - melted in my mouth wonderful! Our server was very nice and knowledgeable - we were too full for dessert but she gave us 2 small pieces of Baklava to try since she said it was so good - it was heavenly! It was very crowded and very loud but we didn't mind much. Our service was a bit slow here and there probably because of the crowd. We had a nice bottle of pinot noir at a great $28 price. We'll be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Not Great Service
    BANDL
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We sat outside on a warm, end of summer night. We servers seemed to forget we were there. We asked 3 times for bread, which is usually served when you sit down And they forgot the delicious carrot spread always served with the bread. We asked for it and it was finally served with our entrées. The food was delicious, as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fitty
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food and a quaint setting. Just be patient as the food takes a bit longer to cook than most places.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great value
    ChikindVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Service can be hit or miss, but food always tastes great, portions are huge for the price paid. Nice eclectic wine list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The kitchen screwed up
    Charlie60660
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We've always liked the food and the value at Turquoise. But on our most recent visit, things went awry. Although we weren't fond of the Sogurme appetizer, we liked the other, Lahmacun, quite well. The big problem was that our entrees arrived literally five minutes after the appetizers did. The server asked if she should hold the entrees for us, but we figured they wouldn't get any better sitting under heat lamps, so we told her to serve them. And while my husband's seafood risotto was excellent, my blue-nosed grouper was an oddly-shaped chunk of fish, overdone at one end, perfectly cooked at the other. Having had perhaps six good experiences at Turquoise before this, we can forgive and forget. But management needs to work on these issues.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fav restaurant in the neighborhood.
    jpcjr27
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was our second time at Turquoise and it was just as amazing as our first visit. The food is exceptional, even the bread is made in-house. And you cant beat the prices. We had a scallop appetizer, and 2 lunch entrees (with cocktails!) for less than $60. Roscoe Village is a little out of our way but we will definitely drive a few extra minutes when thinking about where to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been coming here since 2006
    Sabbadoo32
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Need I say more? The food is always good, and the people and service have always been top-notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was much better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Came back after 2 years with guests, service was bad, food did not come at once like before. Service was slow, we reserved at an early time so we can be out on time and took close to 2 hours to get done.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had the ossobucco and it was amazing! I highly recommend this restaurant. The wine was great and not at all expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new fave!
    3dogSan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our first time dining at Turquoise. We were searching for a spot near Mercury theater. What a find! The food and service were outstanding. My husbands tuna was especially delicious. Our waiter was so helpful in assisting us with choices. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fave!
    RVRGRL
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We visit our daughter in Chicago and love to come to Turquoise when we are in town. It's a very welcoming place and the food is wonderful. You can't go wrong with any choice from the varied menu, but I head right for the lamb dishes - wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hummus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The Hummus and Eggplant with the bread they bake is worth going for before even getting to the entrée
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very poor service.
    Louper
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We've dined here many times & the food is normally good to very good, but the service is typically very, very slow, albeit polite. Last visit, we waited for 15mins just to get water & menus, then another 15mins went & I got up and asked for a server. We ordered apps, salads & entrees. Apps came out relatively quick, but then no salads. Much later entrees arrived; salads never came. As we finished our entrees, a server came with the salads, which we politely asked they be taken back, as we were done eating. Our server came over to apologize & try to get us to take the salads, but we said it was way too late & we'd just take the check, thanks. We won't be back.
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  • Poor Service
    Chip
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a party of four on a busy Saturday night, and the place slammed. The hostess was doing a good job of juggling the crowd. Our waiter started out as a nice guy, but then disappeared. He took our order around 7:40 p.m. and then we waited and waited and waited for food - or some report on the food. Nada, until finally he came by shortly before 9 p.m. to say the food would be out soon. And it was, and it was pretty good, but at that point, our folks were overly hungry and dismayed. It is easy to understand a nice place being overwhelmed on a summer Saturday night. Much harder to appreciate the Mysterious Disappearing Waiter.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Freezing
    Frozen
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We sat at a table that was in direct line of the air conditioning. It wasn't a real warm night and it really wasn't necessary. We asked if they could turn it down and they said they would raised the temperature, which they did for about a half hour and then it was freezing again. If I go back and they want me to sit there, I will get up and leave. Also, the woman who seated us was not very friendly. I had raved about the service at Turquoise to these cousins of mine and was very disappointed. I don't know what happened to the gentleman who used to host there, but I wish he came back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great ambience, good food
    SergioR
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We've been here for brunch before, which we LOVE LOVE LOVE. We came for dinner this time and really enjoyed the outdoor dining; very nice ambience (little touch of Europe). The filet mignon, which my friend ordered, and braised short rib (which I ordered) were great, but the polenta that came with mine was just too heavy for my liking. My wife and friend's girlfriend both ordered the gorgonzola and red pepper chicken. They didn't realize it was breaded and drowned in a gorgonzola soup... way too heavy and not enough flavor. Overall, good food and we'll come back again and try new dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food is good, service is horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was reallly good but we waited for more the 1h to get our food and it wasn't very busy...!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food always good
    CG75VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I have eaten here quite a bit. The food is consistently good and is clearly made fresh. Our last visit, we ate outside on a Sunday evening. Service was crazy slow. Don't know if kitchen short staffed or everyone came at once, but we waited an hour for our entree. It was very good, but the wait soured our mood. We will come again, but will have to be prepared to stay a while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go! You Won't Be Disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Wow -- dish after dish was just wonderful. Even if you're suspicious about whether or not you like Turkish cuisine -- go. I guarantee you will love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, nice ambiance
    Aubiefan
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was a great dining experience for a Friday-night date. The bar has a good selection, and the food was excellent. The vegetarian entrée options are a bit limited in terms of protein, but I ordered the Turkish Delight and it was excellent with an extremely generous portion of hummus. The free focaccia-type bread was a huge bonus as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 257 reviews are from the Turquoise reviews archive.
  • Good, but hope you like salt
    BBrownVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food is high quality, but chef has a heavy hand with salt. Server not well versed in how to dissect a whole fish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal
    sg0515VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Something for everyone, and the food is always fresh and tasty!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hair in my salad- yours may be fine
    omnivorousVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I live around the hood so always thought that dinner would be my first experience. Instead I had a business lunch. Waitstaff seems a bit on their own time/schedule. there was a hair in my salad. And the music in the men's room was CRANKED so loud. Food overall was average to good. Except for the hair in the salad. I'd go back. my wife probably won't give it a first chance for dinner (she was not at my business lunch) so not sure when I'd get back there again. I like the variety and Mediterranean hybrid nature of the menu. My review is not to dissuade people from going. I just think the staff needs a little more attention paid to needs of patrons. and hairnets should be worn in the kitchen.
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  • Just so delicious!
    MRCIFRN
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I've been to Turquoise 3 times now and can't wait to go back again! The food is imaginative, reasonably priced, and always flavorful. The chef could be a bit less heavy-handed with the butter in an effort to make the dishes more heart-healthy, but other than that, everything I've eaten there has been excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    PChaVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    All the preparations are delicious. .my personal favorite is the Adana Kabab
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I love returning to this terrific restaurant. Staff are friendly even when very busy. This is genuine Turkish cooking, not the imitation stuff some other places offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dependably Yummy
    MamaTemboVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I brought 4 friends who had not been to Turquoise before- they loved it. Me too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone looked so happy
    kd8rVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We must have ordered the wrong things here (lamb kabobs, chicken kabobs and a eggplant dish) as nothing blew us away but other tables seemed very happy. The hummus was good and the bread delicious and warm. Ran into a friend there and it's one of their go to places but we won't be going back.
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  • The hummus is fantastic
    JeffChicagoVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    They have a very nice outdoor space, and the interior opens up to the outside as well, making this a great place to dine when the weather is nice. The hummus is very very good, and I've been pleased with the entrees I've had here as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, non attentive service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I've been wanting to try turqouise for awhile the menu looks very interesting. The food was good but the service was lacking. The best part of all of our meals was the mashed olive oil potatoes
    • Food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    Sean
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We enjoyed the food... All very well prepared and tasty. Dessert, however, was just OK. Pretty loud place, so not the best for conversation. Service a bit slow, but they were very busy so nothing to complain about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turquoise
    LenieVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Great service, reasonably priced food cooked fresh. Very accommodating, we were late. Huge and varied menu. Anyone could find a satisfying meal for any diet. The bread and vegetable spread. . . Delicious .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    Dani
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    restaurant not busy but service inattentive. waiter missed ordering my husband's entree so that he had to wait near 20 minutes for it to be cooked. by then the rest of our part of 5 was nearly finished. also, food not nearly as good as in past. we will not return.
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  • Good food, reasonable prices
    MattVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Four of us dined at Turquoise, a restaurant two of us had been to before. Everyone enjoyed their entrees, two had filet mignon and were surprised at how large it was. It also was perfectly cooked to order. Another had a chicken kabob and enjoyed it and the sides. I had rack of lamb, five double chops cooked to perfection with a side of wonderful grilled vegetables. As we were full we did not have dessert. Come enjoy the great food and good service.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.