At TurCuisine, servers deliver plates of creamy hummus, thinly sliced doner kebab, and plump, juicy dolma, helping the eatery earn an OpenTable Diner's Choice Award for Best Mediterranean Restaurant. Succulent chicken and lamb kebabs or cheesy pide pizzas round out lunch and dinner, while breakfasts and brunches of halloumi cheese, scrambled eggs, olives, and salami plates start off mornings in the traditional Turkish manner. Flaky baklava cakes cap off meals with sweet notes of nut and honey.
Like the food, the surroundings cultivate a cosmopolitan vibe, with streamlined furnishings decked out in bold red and white—the colors of the Turkish flag. On select nights, belly dancers help create an exotic atmosphere by twisting their midriffs, swirling gossamer scarves, and delivering seductively phrased lectures on the Ottoman Empire.