Five out of six doctors agree that consuming authentic Turkish food will allow you to dream of winning lottery numbers, right before handing you an outpatient bill for "stupid questions." Keep your mind on the prize with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Turkish fare and drinks at Cazbar.
Cazbar’s extensive menu serves up a bevy of lunch and dinner options that paint tongues with palettes of delectable flavor. Baba Gannouj is not just a supporting character from Family Ties, it’s also a tasty appetizer of eggplant puree, olive oil, and tahini ($6.99), great for warming up jaw hinges and hungry stomachs. For the main course, indulge in the lamb kulbasti, where oregano and garlic adorn grilled lamb ($22.99), or the mixed grill, which takes the pressure out of decision making, offering lamb, kofte, beef, and chicken kebabs ($25.99). The Cazbar Sultans platter fills any sized stomach with a three-course serving of mixed meze, adana, beef, chicken, kofte, salmon, shrimp, and rice pudding ($59.99 for two).
With belly-dancing shows throughout the restaurant on Friday and Saturday nights, Cazbar has the power to impress a date, a mother, or a cardboard cutout of yourself. Although the offer is not valid inside the bar and lounge, alcoholic drinks such as the turkish coffee-tini ($9) or a glass of the house red wine ($7.50) can be ordered with meals.
Cazbar’s chef distills the culinary traditions of Turkey's Bolu region into the kebabs, grilled meats, and salads that fill his eclectic menu. House specialties such as the char-grilled lamb shish kebab and baked okra entertain taste buds with a symphony of flavors and a break dance of textures. Other dishes bring veggies into a starring role, such as the stuffed eggplant, which the Baltimore Sun called "a lesson in delicate flavor." The complexity and care common to the kitchen's savory dishes carries over into the desserts; 50 layers of phyllo dough enclose blankets of toasted pistachios and lemon syrup in each serving of baklava.
With belly-dancing shows throughout the restaurant on Friday and Saturday nights, Cazbar has the power to impress a date or a cardboard cutout of yourself. The restaurant's Middle Eastern decor delights eyes with vibrant walls, patterned canvases, and hanging lanterns.