- $34 for a Mediterranean meal for two with one appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert (up to $56 value)
If you only came to Cafe Istanbul to eat, you'd be missing out on half the fun. Sure, there's a whole menu of savory Mediterranean dishes, including Turkish flatbreads layered with spiced meats, onions, and peppers. (In fact, the entrees are quite diverse, ranging from a casserole baked with rainbow trout to a mixed grill with meatballs and lamb chops.) But, as the festive decor indicates, there's plenty else happening here. Belly dancers regularly perform in the dining room beneath ceilings painted with flowers almost as colorful as their costumes. And a separate hookah menu lets guests partake in flavored tobaccos, filling the room with smoke that's almost as aromatic as the burps of a dragon who just ate potpourri.