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About Bodrum Turkish Mediterranean

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.

584 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Turkish, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:45pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:15pm, Thursday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 88th and 89th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 799-2806

Website:
http://www.bodrumnyc.com/

Parking Details:
Street Parking

Public Transit:
1, B & C trains to 86th Street.

Executive Chef:
Ali Usta

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Bodrum Turkish Mediterranean Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 7 days ago

Great ambiance, in this little restaurant. It looks tight, but once your seated it’s very cozy. We had great service throughout the night. I ordered the lamb stuffed in cabbage which was exceptional, and my date had a lamb kebab which was also delicious. I highly recommend this place, and will hopefully make it back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I met a good friend for lunch and we had a very good experience. It was quiet enough to be able to talk,the food(shakshuka and pizza were lovely). The service was attentive and we did not feel rushed. Only downside was the decaf coffee was disappointing. I'd definitely come back again. Also I noticed a large group was there so I'll keep that in mind.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food, everything was delicious. Service was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Tasty food, reasonably priced and right sized portions. Zucchini pancakes and pizza really stood out .

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

A bit too crowded but it is nyc

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

we went for a quiet new year's eve dinner. Surprisingly the restaurant wasn't terribly crowded and the noise level was moderate/quiet and made for enjoyable conversation. The service was friendly and efficient, the food was great, and overall it was a very nice evening in comfortable surroundings.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This small and appealing restaurant has a limited menu focused on Mediterranean/Turkish dishes, and if you choose well you can have a very good meal without breaking the bank. At a dinner with a friend recently, we shared a salad and a very decent bottle of wine, each of us had a reasonably priced main course, and the bill was less than $100. The place is low-profile and aimed at people — mostly locals — who actually want to talk to each other. There is nothing flashy or cool about it, nobody is drinking too much or talking too loudly. Service is friendly and well paced. Highly recommended if this description appeals to you.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food is great. Reservation was on time. Service was excellent. Recommended for sure

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food every time. We will definitely be coming back :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We love Bodrum. A reliable, inviting neighborhood spot with dependable, delicious food. Good place to catch up with family or friends while enjoying a satisfying meal. My only issue is they give a tiny portion of rice with their meals. Just enough but not a grain more. Probably the more responsible way to eat but I do miss having more, especially because it is so good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

As usual, Bodrum delivered. Lovely service (including dealing with food allergies), great food, and lovely people. The restaurant is loud and you sit close to others when it's busy, but as long as it doesn't bother you, you're good to go.

Can't go wrong. Recommended!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent as always!! My friend and I go almost every Monday for their 1/2 price Wine Specials, Erica's amazing service (she's more like a friend), and their consistently outstanding food!! t's a must go to when on the UWS or make it a destination.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This is an excellent little place on the Upper West Side. The service is always friendly and efficient. While it is somewhat of a Turkish cuisine, there are plenty of options. The stuffed cabbage is exceptional. The hummus, a bit different than normal, has a wonderful flavor. It's a small place - recommend making reservations. The lamb options - all that we've tried have been lovely.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

When we arrived our table was ready. Menu choices were very good and service was great. Our appetizers & wine very good. Main course served very quickly although we weren’t rushed. Would go back and try other entrees. Overall very pleased.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our table was in the corner so the noise level was contaied...

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was carefully prepared, authentic and delicious.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a great time. As lamb lovers we had several choices— all great. Noise level was ok so we were able to talk- something girls getting together need to do. The waitress was attentive but not overly so. Thanks for a great evening.!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Love Bodrum but in the cold weather with windows shut, it’s impossibly noisy. Our older friends won’t. Go with us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Quick Bite, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent food, very friendly service, accommodating. Felt a bit rushed though.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Decent ethnic Mediterranean dishes, good value for the price. Appetizers (mucver and manti) are usually their strongest suit. Had a lamb & eggplant dish (Sultan's delight) that was smokey and delicious; my usual favorite Branzino with pistachio nuts was a tad bland this time, not as flavorful as previously. Rice pudding offered a nice light sweet dessert. Service is not exceptional but brisk and efficient.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food. Relatively fast and excellent service. I had the branzino, which was excellent. My husband had lamb sultan, also excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The best Mediterranean food around. The dalma is to die for and the kebabs are amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tapas, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Service was so fast. They took our salad away before we were done because the main course was ready. Not very polite about it either.

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

wonderful Turkish food. Lamb Tagine was extraordinary -- Dick Morris

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Bodrum consistently provides tasty food and good service at a reasonable price. Their bread is exceptional, as is the stuffed cabbage, the zucchini patties and the lamb tagine. I highly recommend it!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I have eaten at Bodrum before but this time my dining experience left much to be desired. Both the entrée, Branzino with leaks and vegetables, and dessert, baked rice pudding, were totally bland, no taste. They tasted like cardboard. The only good item was the bread and chocolate gelato. Will never go there again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We come to Bodrum fairly often for the healthy Mediterranean food and low key atmosphere, but we've never been for brunch before. It was great - quiet, with interesting non-hollandaise-laden choices, and a no-rush atmosphere. I can now highly recommend it for brunch as well as dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious food, including excellent thin-crust pizzas, and Turkish-leaning Mediterranean dishes, with attentive waitstaff. A bit noisy due to brick walls and no sound-absorbing material. A very good value. Reservations are faithfully honored.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food here is so very low mediocre. It’s what I’d expect from a Mediterranean restaurant in a town that has nobody from a Mediterranean country. Not returning.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always 100%

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Good solid Food. We shared a Shepard’s salad that was just right for two. Added the feta for $2.
I ordered the lamb tangine and my friend had lamb sis kebab. Lamb was cooked to order. With a beer and a glass of wine the bill came to $92 with gratuity. A little pricey in my opinion. Service was attentive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always pleasant, but not that much variety to the food! Somehow seemed pedestrian this time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food is incredibly delicious! Wine pairing excellent.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

We were surprised how good the food was at Bodrum. I had stuffed cabbage that was excellent. My husband had lamb tangine. We wish we had gone back the next day instead of going to a Chinese restaurant also on the upper west side. There, the noise was deafening and the food not so good.
We’ve travelled in Turkey and this is comparable ; friendly staff.

Tags: Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had an early dinner before going to the opera so were among the first few patrons. I believe the noise loud when the restarant is full but it wasn't an issue for us. Also the tables are small and close together but again, we didn't feel crowded because the place was fairly empty. The food was wonderful. I can highly recommend the dumplings with lamb filling in a yogurt sauce. My husband ordered lamb shank which was delicious and falling off the bone. A lovely dinner.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our server was fantastic, she helped us choose a few items, was very upbeat/smiley and the food was spectacular!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We were looking for a good lunch place in the area no found ourselves here. Really terrific lunch. Simply delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I brought a group of 7 friends together to dine before a play. I know that they enjoy Turkish food and took a chance based on location and reviews.
We throughly enjoyed everything we ordered
from the zucchini pancakes to the succulent lamb shank.
Service was wonderful, filling our plates with warm delicious Turkish bread several times.
Looking forward to a return trip.
JBnana

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was so so. I had the moussaka and it was soupy and not great.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Fun sitting outdoors, but the inside looked cozy enough. Monday half priced bottles of wine an additional treat. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Comfort Food
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