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Istanbul Restaurants


Updated 11/19/2013

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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.

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Çırağan Cad. 32, Istanbul, Turkey

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed lunch
  • Reservations essential

Updated 11/19/2013


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By Neil

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Oct 25, 2006

Gaudy beach candy decor spoils main palace interior but superb food.

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!

By Ben

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Sep 25, 2003

Lights went out by the Bhosphorus

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.

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