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Best Food in Istanbul

Many thanks for taking the time to write this reply. Will follow all your suggestions.

Mar 13, 2012
DaleH in Europe

Best Food in Istanbul

Thanks so much. I've heard that while the views at Mikla are extraordinary, the food is mediocre. Do you feel the food is top notch?

Mar 12, 2012
DaleH in Europe

Best Food in Istanbul

These replies are so helpful. Andaba -- the NYTimes article mentions several restaurants; which one did you love? I'm thinking we should go to all four mentioned: Hunkar, Lokanta Maya and Zubeyir in addition to Ciya Sofrasi. Are there any terrific restaurants-with-a-view?

Mar 10, 2012
DaleH in Europe

Best Food in Istanbul

We will be in Istanbul for 6 dinners (and lunches) (staying for 3 nights in Sultanahmet and 3 nights on the Bosphorus). We are New York foodies who would like to sample the best Istanbul has to offer, regardless of price or ambience. We've gathered a few names: Ulus 29, Balikici Sabahattin, Antiocha, Abracadabra, Datli Maya, Zubeyir, Mucver, Yesil Ev, Grifin, Sehzade Erzurum Cag Kebabi, Siirt Seref Buryan Kebap Salonu, Hayvore, Would love comments on this list as well as additional suggestions.

Feb 27, 2012
DaleH in Europe

Three great meals in New Orleans

We had three nights in New Orleans and very much enjoyed eating at Herbsaint, Cochon (where we spotted Mario Batali), and August. All three served inventive interpretations of classic New Orleans cuisine. Cochon was bustling, noisy, young and fun. Herbsaint and August were quieter and more elegant, catering to an older crowd. Would be happy to revisit that trio on our next trip. The fresh and barbecued oysters at Acme were divine. Lunch at Bon Ton was eminently forgettable; the place seemed tired. Surprisingly, I was underwhelmed by the beignets at Cafe du Monde.

Restaurant August
301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Apr 18, 2010
DaleH in New Orleans