An adventurous palate marks a civilized person, in contrast to primitive man’s habit of always dining at the same Michelin-starred restaurant. Expand culinary horizons with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get dinner or lunch for two at Aegean Turkish Restaurant on the Upper East Side (up to a $89.80 total value). The meal includes the following:
- Two appetizers (up to an $8.95 value each; excludes the mixed appetizer platter)
- Two entrees (up to a $20.95 value each; diners may upgrade to the mixed grill for $2 more)
- One bottle of house wine (up to a $30 value)<p>
Aegean Turkish Restaurant’s chefs tantalize diners with a menu of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine, including charcoal-grilled meats and seafood and generous vegetarian options. Pairs peruse cold and hot appetizers—ranging from whipped red caviar to zucchini pancakes accompanied by garlic yogurt—that ignite hunger despite not being served on fire. Entrees include house specialties such as the Sultan’s Delight, an Ottoman dish comprised of lamb chunks atop smoked eggplant, and seafood selections such as the grilled fillet of wild king salmon. Palates prep for each bite with quaffs of house wine, whose selection includes bottles such as pinot grigio, chardonnay, merlot, and pinot noir. Throughout the meal, guests may feel the urge to unwind amid the eatery’s exposed brick walls, lulling Turkish music, and waiters who sing a choice of Guns N’ Roses power ballads.
Aegean Turkish Restaurant
Amid exposed-brick walls, Aegean Turkish Restaurant’s chefs serve up Eastern Mediterranean dishes such as charcoal-grilled meats, seafood, and vegetarian items. Cold and hot appetizers, which range from whipped red caviar to zucchini pancakes with garlic yogurt, ignite appetites or cool heated remarks before they leave your tongue. Bottles of pinot grigio, chardonnay, merlot, and pinot noir prep palates for bites of grilled fillet of wild king salmon or house-specialty Sultan’s Delight, an ottoman dish comprising lamb chunks atop smoked eggplant. Throughout their meals, guests can unwind thanks to the eatery's soothing Turkish music, a belly dancer on Saturday nights, and waiters who sing a selection of Guns N’ Roses ballads.
Upper East Side
1660 3rd Ave.
Manhattan, New York 10128