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Turkish Meze in Mamaroneck

rosalion Mar 26, 2008 01:20 PM

It's only a few blocks away from me, but I've never been. Is it worth a visit?

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    laylag RE: rosalion Mar 26, 2008 05:15 PM

    Definitely. It's one of my favorites. Of course, we don't have a lot of Turkish or other Middle Eastern to choose from but I think Meze is very good. The prixe fixe lunch is a value and if you choose to take out, you get 15% or 20% off which is a great deal and since it's often crowded, a good option. Sadly they don't deliver.

    1. roxlet RE: rosalion Mar 27, 2008 05:06 AM

      We ate there once a couple of years ago and had a truly dreary meal. I would never go there again.

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        Dim Sum Diva RE: roxlet Mar 27, 2008 07:07 AM

        I've never had a bad meal there, and now that they have expanded it's easier to get a table. Everyone I have turned on to that place loves it.

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          laylag RE: roxlet Mar 27, 2008 07:08 AM

          Lots of recs for Turkish Meze on this board recently. Maybe your experience was an anomaly or perhaps it's improved greatly since your visit.

          Rosalion - I'd suggest you do a search of this board for Turkish Meze and evaluate from that.

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            rosalion RE: laylag Mar 27, 2008 07:26 AM

            Thanks! I'll try it out. It is just down the street, after all.

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              Shawn RE: laylag Mar 27, 2008 07:33 AM

              I like Turkish Meze quite a bit. But we did have one truly horrendous meal there, where virtually everything they served us was so bad that we sadly assumed the place had gone downhill. We did return based upon the many, many positive experiences we'd had, and were happy to see that our bad experience was an anomaly. But I can vouch for the fact that when the place is off, it's way off.

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            peterwcramp RE: rosalion Mar 27, 2008 08:58 AM

            Do it to it. I too live very close and enjoy the fact that the quality doesn't diminish much for take out.

            Slightly overpriced in my eyes, but certainly tasty.

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              CookingBabs RE: rosalion Mar 27, 2008 12:26 PM

              Been there many times, and as recently as last week. Food has been very good, and the service is great. We've taken lots of friends there as well, and the feeling was the same.

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                vitsurg RE: rosalion Mar 27, 2008 04:35 PM

                We've been going there for years, at least once or twice a month. The food is very good, and the service is friendly. They can be a little disorganized when every table is taken, but they are unfailingly polite and will try to make anything "right" if you have a complaint. Favorites include hunkar begendi (lamb over smoky eggplant puree), shrimp casserole (with mushrooms and cheese), branzino, and even the chicken kebab isn't overcooked. Sides of lebni (thick yogurt with a bit of garlic), Jerusalem salad, and others round out the usually tasty menu. Stay away from the curry, (hardly Turkish anyway) which is insipid.

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