Turkish Kitchen and Franchia- both very good
- vozick Jun 19, 2006 09:15 PM
I went to a shower at Franchia on Madison and 34th St. It is a Korean (vegan) restaurant. Very pretty and delightfully prepared and light food. Lovely room and service.
That night we had a very good (although it was quite warm out) dinner at Turkish Kitchen on Third Avenue. The food was beautifully presented, and very tasty. I only had vegetarian appetizers,as I had a a large lunch at Franchia, but the others had pleasant dinners.
They did not hurry us after I mentioned that their reputation was for poor and hurried service. This was not the case,and we had a leisurely dinner and finished, on our own timing, before the allotted 2 and a half hours. I enjoyed the evening as we also had a round table, something that is hard to find at most places, but extremely welcome when you have more than 4 people, we were 5.
I thought Franchia was at Park between 34th and 35th?? Well I moved downtown half a year ago. Perhaps my memory fails me. Glad you enjoyed.
I have had the dumpling sampler at Franchia. It was terribly lackluster and bland. The dumplings were doughey and barely edible. I am interested in what you would recommend so that I have a better experience there the next time I give them a chance. Did you have their house tea by any chance?
yes, the dumplings at franchia are terrible, but some of the salads (the mango) and spicy noodle dishes are nice. I don't think anything there is that wonderful though (and this coming from a vegan who was predisposed to like franchia).