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B est Middle Eastern restaurant in Westchester on up for lunch Wednesday??????

nbermas Jan 12, 2010 05:21 PM

I want clean authentic food for lunch, best ingridents, HELP! Where, why, what's good and why?

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    kdgchow Jan 12, 2010 05:56 PM

    Turkish Cuisine on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains is a solid choice. Good dips, salads and kebabs.

    Not sure if it's open for lunch, but I had a good meal at Shiraz on Route 119 in Elmsford. It's Persian, but definitely has some Middle Eastern accents.

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      mrsdebdav Jan 12, 2010 06:08 PM

      Turkish Cuisine is virtually a take out restaurant with some tables jammed in the back. Not saying that in a bad way, but it's very different from Shiraz, which is much nicer in terms of ambience.
      Both are good, both are open for lunch. I think the food at Turkish Cuisine is a bit better.
      Both are BYOB if that's relevant.
      You might investigate Turkish Meze in Mamaroneck, a solid choice: http://www.turkishmeze.com/
      I've been to Nikos (Greek restaurant) on Central Ave in White Plains many times. The place is pleasant, but the food is not as good as the above options: http://www.nikostaverna.com/

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        Westjanie Jan 13, 2010 06:16 AM

        There is also Turquoise in Larchmont, which is authentic and good -- and nicer atmosphere than Turkish Cuisine (WP.)

        These are all good choices. Anybody have any up-to-date info on the current quality of Santorini in Sleepy Hollow?

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        1. re: Westjanie
          intrepid Jan 13, 2010 07:24 AM


          all places including santorini are good... turkish borders on middle eastern term in my palate, greek does not( santorini)-thx--thoughts ???

        2. menton1 Jan 13, 2010 11:11 AM

          Shiraz in Elmsford.

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            armonkfoodie Jan 13, 2010 07:47 PM

            My favorite in Westchester is Turkish Meze in Mamaroneck. The service is always friendly and I think the food is delicious. This is the only place where I actually eat grape leaves. The eggplant is wonderfully smoky and smooth. I haven't been for lunch in awhile, they may have a special deal. I've sent many people there and everyone's liked it. Enjoy your lunch!

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            1. re: armonkfoodie
              Shawn Jan 14, 2010 03:23 AM

              I second Turkish Meze, especially for lunch. They do a 2-course lunch for $10 that offers a great selection of dishes and IMO, is one of the best lunches in the area.

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