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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l
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bodrum is my go-to place for out of town guest and birthday celebration (and when I want a delicious meal).

e
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Bodrum for lunch and dinner- both were excellent. The food is very fresh, uniquely prepared, and delicious. Highly recommend!

TB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regular customers and like to take visitors there. We always have a good experience.

OT
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten here at least once a month for years. The food is consistently excellent (the shepherd salad, pizzas, kebabs, stuffed cabbage, and fish dishes are fabulous!!), the service is always speedy and friendly, the ambiance is small but not over crowded, and the prices are very reasonable. You'll never be disappointed at Bodrum!

JC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We don't know what happened! This is one of our favorite UWS restaurants, but given our meal from this past weekend, we're reevaluating and deeply 'concerned'. From start to finish, our dinner got progressively worse. We arrived 15 minutes after our reservation time due to unforeseen personal circumstances (yes, we should have called) and were met with a fare amount of arrogance by the hostess. We made light of it and opted, instead, to enjoy each other's company and an anticipated delicious meal. Well, the company was great, but the dinner not so much. Our appetizers were 'good'...spinach cigars, mucver, and a salad...but having had these many times before, they were simply not up to standards. We then shared chicken kabobs...totally overcooked and dried out...and the branzino, which was 'fishy' and simply very, very fair. Perhaps Bodrum in resting on their laurels...perhaps the chef was a sub or had a bad day...or perhaps this restaurant is on a decline. Regardless, we'll give it another shot and hope for the best. But it is a sign and not a good one.....

VV
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. In particular, the walnut yogurt tasiki was to die for! The service was attentive without being annoying or having to get their attention. Will definitely return!

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

You need to have air conditioning! It's way too hot in there with the oven on one side and the open doors to the rainy, humid weather.

Service was slow, which is unusual. But the food always excellent.

OT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot, great food! Love the ratatouille, yum!
And the bread is beyond good!!!

CV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Great lamb dishes. Service was very good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is usually spectacular and fresh but this time was simply good.

AS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Food is always great and the service very friendly.

P
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of dishes. Highly recommended

h
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Excellent service! Ambience conducive to conversation and fine dining.

OT
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this place. Been going for years, sometimes weekly (Monday is 1/2 price on wine!). Ambiance is pleasant, staff is wonderfully friendly, and food is consistently out of this world. If you don't go, it's your loss!

G
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious and interesting food, and excellent service. The wood fired bread is excellent. We shared a Shepherd salad. We enjoyed sitting outside on a lovely night.

NH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bodrum is one of our favorite regular eating spots. The lamb dishes are consistently delicious. So, too, are the salads.

NG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came in from out of town to meet UWS friends at Bodrum, and we all loved it! The flavors in the dishes were wonderful. I had the lamb tagine, and others in our party had a sample platter of the appetizers. Everything was good. The wine list was on the brief side but well-curated. The only downside is that it's a small-ish space and can get noisy when it's crowded ... but it's crowded because the food is good. We'd all go back in a heartbeat.

BH
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, I loved the meal at Bodrum! It is my favorite neighborhood restaurant!

MF
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends from Barcelona and Philadelphia in town.
Loved the food as always...commented on fabulous hummus.
One of my neighborhood favorites.

UW
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love Bodrum. The bread is amazing...either with olive oil or with their incredible hummus. All the food is fresh and delicious. Be sure to make a reservation.

RT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner, was very nice

p
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Nice staff great service but the food was very mediocre

f
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy dining at Bodrum. This was a lovely evening ,

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am reluctant to write a review that truly expresses how much I love this restaurant for fear that it will become impossible to get s table at our new, favorite little secret gem of a restaurant! ;-)

My partner and I recently discovered this neighborhood Mediterranean restaurant. We have returned often and we bring friends ,who also love this place. With an eclectic and reasonably priced menu of Greek, Turkish, Italian and Moroccan food, there is always something new to try and we never been disappointed. The staff is welcoming and friendly.

W
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This is a great neighborhood find. More reasonable in price than another Mediterranean place, and the food is very good. I love the fish tagine and the appetizers. Pizzas are also good.

CM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and authentic. Great baklava. Everyone enjoyed their food. Pleasant setting but it is very loud when the restaurant is full. Average service.

MF
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite neighborhood gems. Food is consistently delicious and authentic.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I wish the brunch menu had a lot more variety. Thanks

OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place!! Delicious food and great service!!

L
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing but the best. Always!!

L
Birmingham
61 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Bodrum was a solid restaurant once upon a time. This last visit was disappointing. For starters the restaurant was too hot inside. the outside were opened but flow of air does not come inside. with a huge pizza oven going full tilt it was uncomfortable. Our party of four felt the same.
Our waiter seemed overwhelmed from the start. He did not understand our drink order. He returned twice to check further.
The Shepard's salad was delicious.
My salmon was overcooked. I asked for medium but it was well done.
The fish tagine was just okay. non descript.
A pizza was okay.
Given all of the above I will think twice about a return trip for $160.

LP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our experience at Bodrum is always positive. We dine there often because we love their hot bread, white pizza, baba ganoush, and Shepard salad.

R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food; one of the best Turkish restaurants I've been to in NYC and can be compared to many restaurants I've been to in Turkey itself . The salads and mezes are very good and the entrees that friends or I have had have uniformly been excellent - try the moussaka or the lamb shanks, for example. Unless you come after nine pm, best to have a reservation and to make it the day before.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, great food, lively but not too noisy atmosphere. I will definitely return

AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this place, great food, amazing friendly staff!

AS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I am an enthusiastic frequent customer of Bodrum's. The food is very good and the setting is pleasant.

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