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About Turquoise

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2147 W Roscoe
Chicago, IL 60618
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Turkish

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 549-3523

Website:
http://www.turquoisedining.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking available on weekends

Executive Chef:
Mustafa Guler

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Turquoise Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (27)
Authentic (25)
Good for a Date (17)
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Casual (16)
Worth the Drive (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Cozy (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Healthy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Business Meals (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Romantic (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Mike is one of the greatest unheralded , unpublicized chefs in Chicago.----*

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We made a reservation, and we knew things would be busy as the restaurant had just been reviewed on Check, Please. When we arrived, no one was at the host's table at the front, and there was a small group of people already waiting. When someone did finally arrive, we gave her our name, she said something we couldn't understand, and then she disappeared. Some time later, a gentleman appeared and asked if we had a reservation. Then he said he couldn't find it - but since we told him that someone had already taken our name, he led us back to a table.
The table had clearly been hastily set up, and the chairs were ones that are normally used for outdoor dining - quite uncomfortable, and not at the right height for the table. The waitress assured us that we would be moved once another table became available. We ordered, and while waiting, we were brought bread and a dip that had yogurt and horse radish which were delicious. Meanwhile, as we were sitting in the direct path of the wait staff trying to get by, we kept having to dodge and weave to avoid trays and bodies, as the staff valiantly tried to serve the other tables around us. Our appetizers were brought - which were fine, nothing special - but we were beginning to tire of our seating arrangement. When we noticed the tables being cleared behind us, we signaled our waitress to ask if we could be moved. She said that they were going to provide us better chairs - would that be acceptable. We said no, we wanted another table, so we were moved. Sadly, it wasn't significantly better, as this table was also in the path of the wait staff. One waiter even tripped over the table leg as he sped by, and I had visions of his tray of food landing in my lap. Our entrees were pleasant to mediocre, but by this time, we decided we'd had enough, so we simply paid and left. It was all very chaotic; no one seemed to be in charge, and while the ambiance was lively, we left without any great desire to return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

I have eaten quite a few times at Turquoise. This time we brought a friend. It was a Saturday night, shortly after Check, please, on WTTW. We had a 15 minute wait with reservation, and the waitresses had little patience to explain menu items. We were discouraged from ordering dessert, being told it would take a long time to get it. We ordered it anyway, and it came out in a short time. Food was good, but felt pushed out. Hope this doesn't continue, as the food is good and reasonably priced.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was spectacular and very authentic. Food and wine were reasonably priced. We will be returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I have eaten at Turquoise several times. This time, the service was absolutely terrible. I had to order wine and side dishes several times. Service was slow in general. The restaurant was busy, and the staff clearly challenged. My friend really disliked it because of the poor service. Just to prove my point, they didn't acknowledge my Open Table reservation...

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service !! Can't wait to go back !!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food and service - highly recommend

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We met friends for a Sunday night get together. We had a reservation, they were very busy, but they sat us right away and allowed us to order drinks even though the other couple had not arrived yet. Everyone was very happy with the dishes we ordered. I had the seafood risotto which was cooked to perfection, meaning the seafoood was perfectly tender and succulent and not over cooked. My hisband ordered the mixed grill and he didn't even off me a bite. He was so into it that he told me he was still thinking about it two days later. Warm home Made bread on the table was delicious too. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The menu has a wide variety of dishes that are delicious and beautifully plated. The service is appropriately attentive.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious bread, excellent lamb, excellent stir fried vegetables, great Turkish coffee, White table cloth, service with a smile.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Business Meals, Organic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had an excellent dinner at Turquoise. Everything was fine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Always wonderfully flavorful food and a comfortable dining experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Hunkar Begendi and Adana Kebab were authentic. My American girl friend liked the food too. If you are from Turkey and missed Turkish food, best place stop by before heading back to O'Hare. Close to blue line California and Western stations.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Went on sep 22 for dinner with friends...my reservations were for 7:30...I requested patio dining, no tables were available, so we were asked to wait at the bar. Well, after 20 min at the empty bar, I asked for service come to find out, there's no bartender ! We waited another 10 min for a waitress to serve drinks. After another 15 min, I inquired about the table and was told, they do not take reservations for outdoor seating . Which is fine, but, I was never told that when I checked with the hostess. We were finally sat after waiting 1 hour. Turns out this is ran by family and the kids are clueless on service . Food was ok...octopus appetizers were rubbery...in terms of noise level, it's impossible to carry on a conversation inside. No acoustic panels. ..no noise abatement. ..manager never came to inquire. ..nobody cares.....will not be back...caveat emptor...

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Everything was amazing thank you so much!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We met our friends for lunch at Turquoise and it was perfect. It was a lovely day and we ate outside. Each of us found perfect items on the menu. Food was delicious...the lamb wrap was excellent. We weren't pushed out as we reminisced and chatted. Next time we're in town and get together we'll do it at Turquoise!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

What a wonderful place! The food was very tasty and fresh! The staff was super friendly and attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Fantastic Turkish restaurant! I already went back a 2nd time. The bread and carrot dip is addictive. Lamb hunkar excellent! Efes pilsner. Friendly service.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Love this place! Food is consistently good and creative

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Just an excellent eating experience from beginning to end. Got sat at a comfortable table as requested, water and bread were on the table in no time. The bread by the way is served warm -
almost piping - and is really scrumptious. To begin, we had two Turkish appetizers, muhjver , a zuccchini fritterwithc heese inside, and lahmacun, a thin round piece of dough topped with minced meat almost like a very minimalist, delicate pizza. Outstanding both. I had the Turquoise Mix Grill and the beef in it was the tenderest and best tasting I think I've ever had. All of the parts complemented the others. My companion had lamb shank which was good. We both had a French pinot noir which was excellent with each of our dishes. They brought us a special complimentary dessert of ice cream because two of our companions were having their anniversary soon. Our waitress was just superb in every way. It's not particularly cheap, but I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Organic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

One of our neighborhood favorites for the past 15? years. Rarely disappointed with the food. Reasonable wine prices for really decent wines. Turkish underpinnings with a broader European menu. Everyone we bring here loves it!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food was great. The bread was outstanding! The staff was helpful and it is a place we Definitely we will return in the future.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Always consistent delicious food. Attentive wait staff. It can get busy & louder. But always a great spot!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We were there on Retro on Roscoe. The food has always been delicious. This time since it was so busy it might have been better to have more wait staff than normal. We still had a lovely and wonderful evening. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Healthy, Tapas, Fun, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We got together with a couple we hadn't seen in awhile and had a great time catching up over drinks, delicious food, great service and terrific ambience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Good food and good value, but extremely unfriendly service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Gnocchi with braised oxtail and track of lamb was delicious!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 17, 2017

I used to go here more often when I lived in the neighborhood and almost forgot how good it is. We had a lovely al fresco dinner. This place is a gem. I wish more Chicago restaurants were as relatively quiet and civilized.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Food was great we both had a soup and both soups were delicious

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 4, 2017

No formal bartender, our waiter made drinks. A dirty martini was more like olive juice with vodka. A melon margarita was .......dreadful, did not come close to a margarita. Another friend ordered a vodka on the rocks-smart!
The warm bread with the unknown dip/spread was good.
The food was marginal, salad was floating in dressing.
Seemed like they were just throwing food out to the masses to get em in and out.
I finally had enough, when ordering coffee and was brought something which tasted like it was made 12 hrs earlier & sat on a hot plate. We sent it back & asked if he could make fresh coffee-he did. Coffee was good. We hadn't been there In several yrs and it was good. Not sure if it was because it was the 4th of July and didn't have their regular crew or what.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Experience was the worst thanks to one server- he ruined our entire experience we couldn't get it fast enough.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Had the risotto with seafood and it was delicious!! Also, had the salmon pomodoro and that was excellent, as well. We had the scallop app and the scallops were cooked perfectly and the dish was yummy. The spread that they give you to go with the bread is so yummy, I would buy it and take it home. Would absolutely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Very good and authentic Turkish food. Love the vibe and also the tea sipping that happens through the meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Everything was perfect for our special night. Thank you!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Seated promptly for my printable reservation of 5 without all members present which was nice. Food was delicious, had a bit of everything. Baklava is a must!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Fathers Day

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food was excellent , we were disappointed to find out that they ran out of the salted fish because it is the best dish on the menu .

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The only problem because it was a busy night they ran out of eggplant dishes

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Thanks for being dog friendly outside!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Really good restaurant, had heard good things and they were confirmed. Wish they would have been a little more attentive to water refills.

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