458 Greenwich Street, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.723715 -74.009618
Neighborhoods: Downtown, SoHo
Is it an unwritten rule that all wine bars have the best names ever? If you think the name is good, try hanging out here for a few hours. this small, cozy wine den has everything to offer and then some. Try their assorted cheese plate with a nice bottle of French Bordeaux. My mouth is watering as I type.
Great atmosphere, good food, ehh service – We arrived around 8pm on Friday night to a pretty full restaurant. Water took 10 min, a second drink request took another 10. About 30 min into our sitting, we were shown the a la carte apps, chosing one. The waiter walked away before I could tell him we wanted to order another off the menu. After we had him flagged down, he took our order for another app. We then had to ask to order our entree (because we had been there for about 40 minutes already). They came out REALLY fast and were delicious BUT on the lukewarm side. Definitely had been just hanging out in the kitchen for a while. So food was great, would have been extraordinaire if hot, and it seemed there was ONE waiter for the entire front part of the restaurant (at least 20 tables).
Great spot to catch up with old friends – I came here for snacks and drinks to catch up with a few girlfriends on a late Sunday evening so I can only comment on the little plates.
I have to say that I'm still craving for the zucchini pancakes served with garlic yogurt sauce days after I'd eaten here!! It's quite addictive and even inspired me to try to cook this dish at home; it turned out quite fantastic! The cucumber salad was so refreshing!
The place was quiet, dim and old world classy with all the French and Turkish antiques. A great place to meet up and chat, if not a little out of the way (it is tucked in the corner of a desolate strip westward and quite a walk from the subways).
delicious food – Can you have the perfect dining experience? YES!
The food is DELICIOUS... richly interesting... good size portions
Whatever you do, try the roasted lamb... shut up... best thing EVER
and the staff is friendly and professional and attentive
The best Turkish restaurant in NYC! – My husband is Turkish, so we are always looking out for authentic Turkish restaurants with a good atmosphere. Since we tried Turks and Frogs, we've been back at least once every other week. It is by far, the best Turkish restaurant we have tried in NYC, including the outer boroughs. The ingredients in every dish are fresh and interesting, the food is cooked to perfection, the atmosphere is relaxed and moderately classy, and the service is outstanding. We typically sample several of the cold appetizers, including hummus and ezme ("spicy salad"), along with hot appetizers like the zucchini pancakes, which are outstanding . They have the best Coban (Shepherd) salad, too. The entrees are TREMENDOUS and can easily be shared, which makes up for their higher-than-average prices. I highly recommend Turks and Frogs to anyone who is interested in tasting authentic Turkish cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere.
A Jewel Outside The Holland Tunnel – Every month my siblings, wives, & significant others, choose a restaurant for an extended luncheon. This month my brother chose Turks & Frogs. I don't understand the frogs allusion, but from the delicious cuisine of Turkey this restaurant is a winnr. For starts, it's beautiful. Next, the service was outstanding. Neither too much or too little. Our waiter explained the dishes, made recommendations, and conversed with our table of 7 like we were old friends. Every single thing we ate was to die for - the creamy caviar dip and hummus on the crusty hot flatbread. The phyllo cigars of feta cheese. We ordered the lamb dumplings to share across the table as an appetizer. Everything we ordered was prepared to our specifications - medium rare lamb for myself to medium well lamb for my nephew. I had the lamb with eggplant puree. It was perfectly balanced. My nephew, however, made me jealous - his lamb with fresh oregano and lemon was moist, tender, and flavorful. As has been written, the desserts are humble. But you can't go wrong with the rice pudding. I finished my meal with Raki and Turkish coffee. The perfect end to a perfect day. One last thing - the bar tender wasn't there. But a brave waiter got behind the bar and with our supervision, created the signature Turkish Delight cocktail. He did great! We each had 3 apiece. The waiters told us it gets very crowded at night, but we had the restaurant to ourselves for most of Saturday afternoon. Outstanding!
Fresh, colorful and served well!! – Took a friend here last Saturday night and thoroughly enjoyed it. "Kuzu .i." (Lamb kebok) was quite good, medium rare as requested, and my friends "Kilic .i." (swordfish) really was excellent. Very colorfull presentation, with tasty accompanying dishes. All of the ingredients were absolutely fresh, in particular the salads we ordered, and carefully prepared. The service was good, the only mis-step was that the appetizer we ordered (a nicely spiced ground lamb in a whole wheat shell) was served along with the entre's. Our server was admittedly new, and hadn't quite settled in yet.
Several large parties arrived while we were there, but the service remained attentive. I'm often disappointed in restaurants in NYC, but happily not this one. I'm glad to have found this spot, and absolutely would go there again!
elegant & classy – A very nice restaurant which handled our large party of 10 smoothly; bread baskets were never empty and servers were mostly very attentive. Food was pretty good and portions were large except for the manti, it is a very small dish. The zucchini pancakes are quite good.
Big Entrees – The wines by the glass are overpriced, although you get a big pour with them. the food is decent - the entrees are huge, so I would suggest sharing them - no need to spend the money for the entire dish. For dessert, stay away from the shredded wheat, but the the rice pudding was OK.
Good for Small Group Dinner – A friend of mine recently hosted her birthday dinner at Turks & Frogs. There were ten of us and we were placed in the back of the restaurant, by the bathroom. The location was perfect and allowed for our conversation and a very enjoyable evening. Although the pace of the dinner was slow, the food proved to be very good. Service could have been quicker, but the group enjoyed itself as we waited for appetizers and entrees. The dumplings were good (but VERY heavy, beware!), the lamb flavorful, the chicken kebabs very tender and tasty, and the zucchini pancakes my personal favorite. The portions were VERY large and not one person at the table finished their plate. The ambience was nice - relatively noisy with good mood lighting. I would recommend for a small group celebration / dinner.
Too good! – They bring out the different dishes of food on a tray and describe them, and everything sounds good. We just ordered too many things, but no regrets. The staff is friendly and the decor classy.
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