Bodrum Turkish Mediterranean

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$30 and under
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Named after the spectacular port city on the Mediterranean’s Turquoise coast, Bodrum breathes some fresh air into the NYC’s Upper West Side with an ambitious, unique menu of Mediterranean food. With Turkish, Greek, Lebanese, French & Italian culinary influences (just to name a few), Bodrum places brick oven pizza next to mezzes, kebabs next to fish, finding a common thread that unifies Mediterranean cuisines.
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B
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always welcoming and good food. However, this time it was very hot in restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The portion for the main course we ordered (the fish tagine) was very small for $23. It had 5 small bite-size pieces of fish and a small amount of vegetables. When we told the manager, she responded that this was the portion for this fish since the restaurant opened, and did not validate our disappointment. She did send dessert on the house, but we had ordered dessert already so we didn’t even touch it. We didn’t understand why they didn’t give us the dessert that we had ordered on the house. It made no sense.
I had been to this restaurant several times before and never had an unpleasant experience in the past. I will not return given the small portions for the price and the poor customer service.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good neighborhood restaurant; the Turkish food is quite good and the bread is excellent. Good Turkish coffee too.

OT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect every time. Superior service (incredibly nice staff!!), sumptuous smells, and fabulous food (and although I sound like a total fool, I mean every word of it!). Go!!! You'll never be disappointed!!

UW
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love this place - the food is fresh and delicious. We're particularly partial to the hummos and babaganoush, Moussaka, Manti and the Adana Kebab. The pizza's are also delicious! However don't ever go without a reservation.

MM
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, tastes homemade. Try all the apps. The pizzas are great, too. Lovely service. We had such a leisurely lunch and weren't rushed at all. We opened belated Christmas gifts and were even given a bag for the wrappings. Great food, great service at a very good price.

MH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have dined several times in the past two years.
All seasons.
Food always good and service friendly and attentive.
Wine prices have jumped - bottles seem especially overpriced and least expensive glass is usually $12.

v
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice cozy atmosphere, friendly staff. Excellent good and value for money. I will keep going there at every opportunity. Lamb tajine and manti really good. Does not get very loud even if it's full. Highly recommended.

PP
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a jewel: Fresh, interesting, well-prepared, subtly-spiced dishes. Cozy environment. Warm reception. Courteous service. Down-to-earth prices.

p
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The reviews for this restaurant are accurate. It is a lovely, unpretentious meal with an attentive staff, reasonable prices in a warm and cozy setting. We started with zucchini fritters and Turkish Patlican eggplant appetizer. I preferred the fritters but both were good. Then 2 of us had the branzino and 1 had the Lamb Tagine and 1 had the Moroccan Fish Tagine. All were yummy. I sometimes find Mediterranean food overly spiced but that is not the case here. The flavors are well balanced and easy on the palate. A very satisfying meal all around. And who could forget the amazing bread? Warm, with a crispy crust. Two of us were tempted to make that our main course. This will be my local go-to place for a reliably good dinner. I hope it stays below the radar and retains the title neighborhood gem!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy and great food and customer service!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistantly delicious. The bread is freshly made. Lots of good healthy options. I have eaten here numerous times and it is always very good.

TS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great local Mediterranean . Consistently good healthy tasty food.

B
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local restaurant. Good food and service.

KB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Babaganoush And their fresh baked bread are an awesome start to this experience. Moussaka is wonderfully scrumptious and comforting. Staff is friendly and accomodating!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fast service. Delicious food.

JP
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and drinks were excellent. We’ll come back again very soon!!

HB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite local spot the food is exceptionally fresh and staff very friendly.

EG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent brick oven pizzas. Tagines are delish. Nice choices for pescatarians, including soup and Branzino with pistachio nuts. Baklava was tasty.

MR
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoyed my lunch at Bodrum, food and service were excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hummus and fresher baked break is to die for!

n
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bread is so good - crispy and light. The food awesome!

S
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and service.

MH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We've eaten at Bodrum several times in the past 2 years & suggest it to friends as well. Staff and service always friendly and attentive.
Outdoor seating nearly doubles the size during pleasant weather. Menu has a nice variety of Turkish choices and smaller plates to start. Try the mezze sampler. Great mid-size brick oven pizzas (share or enjoy alone) and the Middle Eastern/Mediterranean atmosphere and flavors are always a pleasure.
Wine pricing runs high (esp bottles) which seems to be happening in many smaller or family owned places this year. They do offer a Monday night special on bottles with oder of entree. It is very popular with local families from the upper west side - children often included at tables, but nearly always well behaved. For well-prepared food in a friendly small taverna atmosphere, Bodrum is a great choice.

s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious! A little bit noisy, but manageable! We come often and will continue to come back!

g
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

great food, lovely service, perfect neighborhood gem

B
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice spot for dinner, food is a nice mix. We shared a lot of different dishes, but the mains looked good too.

N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Bodrum a number of times and the food is always excellent. I love the bread!

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with our grandson in a baby stroller and the greeting waitress went out of her way to accommodate. us.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was really good, only disappoint was there were no grilled peppers to accompany the kofti which I thought was a bit odd.

B
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bodrum is a real find, with good food and pleasant service at reasonable prices (for Manhattan). The place is small (and so a bit too noisy), therefore reservations are recommended. It is nowhere near Broadway shows or Lincoln Center, but worth the trip. Not fancy, upscale dining, but solid fare.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very tasty food. Couldn’t get enough of the lebne dip. Ambience was nice too.

l
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, good service and a nice atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always always always a pleasure!! Food is amazing, people are friendly, and the ambiance is lovely. It's a mistake not to make this restaurant a regular part of your life!!

GL
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Although a regular diner at Bodrum, this was my first visit for brunch. Menu provides regular Turkish delights along with a lovely Turkish spin on traditional brunch (eggs) fare. Food is always good, service is welcoming and attentive, ambience is relaxed and the homemade bread is to die for.

l
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, excellent yet unobtrusive service, friendly atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Taking a friend from out of town to dinner. She loved her Branzino and grilled vegetables. My lamb shank and couscous was very tasty. The Mediterranean salad was especially good.

A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and savory! Service was great and I will return.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was great, the waitress seemed a little bit off and not too friendly. They asked us if they could have the table at a certain time and we agreed but it made us feel less welcomed which I understand their side but still it’s not really necessary to say it. Definitely will come back for the food.

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