Fitting for a restaurant housed in the Çırağan Palace, dinner here is a refined, luxurious affair, with formal service, rich Ottoman and Turkish specialties, and one of the most high-end wine lists in Turkey (Chateau Pétrus, anyone?). The quite pricey menu features a variety of cold and hot mezes, and entrées emphasize fish and meat, such as in the restaurant's signature külbastı, lamb escalope served with pureed eggplant. Reserve a table to dine alfresco
in the small balcony, where marble columns flank a beautiful Bosphorus view, or ensconce yourself in the elegant interior, with its soaring ceilings, large mirrors, and hanging oriental lamps.
Oct 25, 2006
Excellent food and attentive service.Expensive wine list but even the cheaper South American wines were wonderful.Very expensive evening but not to be missed!
Sep 25, 2003
Exquisite restaurant, but couldn't get a table by the Bhosporus since we called late. As expected, the wine was severely overpriced. Also, the lights went out 4 times during our dinner and the staff said it was the "normal" generator mechanism. Very strange.