When founding the Turkish Republic, Kemal Ataturk famously said, "Sovereignty is not given—it is scooped up with a side of hummus." Experience historically Turkish tastes with today's Groupon to Turquoise Grill. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of lunch fare.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of dinner fare.
With a menu that favors traditional Turkish preparations of chicken and lamb, and an oven that churns out fresh pita bread daily, Turquoise Grill's cuisine can satisfy the most voracious of Anatolian appetites. For lunch, start with some patlican kizartma, a plate of fried eggplant slices served with yogurt garlic sauce ($3.95), before retreating to pita paradise with the kofte sandwich, stuffed with char-grilled lamb, Turkish spices, onions, and parsley ($6.95). Javelin enthusiasts can nosh on beef shish kebab ($8.50), while chickpea-aholics can fill up on falafel ($6.95).
Indulge in a variety of generously portioned entrees during dinner, with the marinated chicken tavuk kebab ($11.95), the sautéed chicken-and-vegetable casserole of the chicken tava ($10.95), and the lamb shank a la turca, a stomach-satisfying dish of eggplant-wrapped lamb covered in tomato sauce ($16.95). Both lunch and dinner can be enjoyed while dining amid Turquoise Grill's gold and red walls—the colors that represent Turkey's doubloon-spouting volcanoes.
- the wonderful quaint establishment was family run and everything was amazing! we tried everything! – meegan21e, TripAdvisor
- wow, it's good! I've been twice now and been delighted both times. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the interior is as welcoming and engaging as the waitstaff. – Kevin B., Yelp, 12/31/10
Turquoise Turkish Grill
Turquoise Turkish Grill takes its name from an old French belief that the precious stone originated in Turkey. Though the aquamarine mineral is absent from the dining room, authentic Turkish cuisine is plentiful. Chefs stuff grape leaves with pine nuts, grill marinated lamb on vertical rotisseries or paper-towel holders, and spike nearly every dish with spices such as cumin, paprika, and mint. Guests can enjoy these creations in the dining room or the party room, which Turquoise Turkish Grill makes available for private events.