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About Permanently Closed - Bosphorus Bistro
This restaurant is permanently closed. Come and experience exotic Turkish , Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Cuisine.
Full Bar , delicious best kebabs , outside Dine-in area are waiting for you
special nights ,events, birthday celebrations and first date we would love to make those nights unforgettable for you @bosphorus bistro
Baltimore, MD 21212
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Hours of Operation:
Mondays and Tuesday are closed
3pm to 2 am Wednesday to Sunday
Bar is open till 2 am
EVERY SATURDAY BELLY DANCER SHOW AT 8.30 PM
Between Lortz Ln. and Lyman Ave.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking in rear
Mr Juniet Bosphorus
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We went to this place on a kind of whim because we like middle eastern food. We were hoping to find a new treasure, but this is an odd little place that seems to be trying to figure out what it wants to be. Here, though, I will focus on the food. As a group of five diners, we ordered a large selection of hot and cold appetizers for the table - most of which were okay, but none of which were special. The falafel was burned. Many of them are variations of labne, a yogurt base. The spinach pie seemed microwaved. Desert was really a huge disappointment - the baklava was a pile of filo on top of a slurry of nuts and honey, no attempt at layering the dough, and the Turkish delight was the worst I have had with a weird texture. We sent the whole platter back and they kindly took it off the bill, offering us some free fruit instead, but by the time it came out of the kitchen, we were already on our way out the door. The waitress, who was friendly and apologetic, offered it to another pair of diners who had just ambled in who were delighted with the free appetizer.
If you go here you MUST have the lamb. It really is amazingly cooked and so very well seasoned. I really enjoyed that this is a small laid back spot so the wait staff was VERY attentive to my needs. This place will get carry out and dine in patronage from me on a regular basis. The lamb is THAT good!
The food was really great. My boyfriend and I went on a week night and it was really quiet. Only one other couple. We were concerned that it wasnt going to be good but once our food started to come out....yum! Their falafel was just OK but the hummus and our main courses were fantastic. Our server was nice and informative. I only wish they had more customers...we really hope itll be around as a delicious week night fun dinner.
Fairly new restaurant with a very likable and eager owner who wants to please. On a Saturday night there was only one other table occupied at 7:30, and just a few more filled in later. Appetizers were large and combination of Mediterranean dips was plenty for four people. Grilled lamb chops were well seasoned and prepared medium rare as ordered. A dinner of mixed sliced lamb and beef with a tomato sauce served over grilled pita and surrounded by rice was very good and too much for one person. Desserts were typical Turkish fare but not to our taste, so we did not order. Turkish coffee and tea were also good. Service by owner was outstanding, perhaps because we were only one of a few tables. Would go back again to try different dishes
We've been here at least three times. It's no longer BYOB. We think the food is quite yummy and done well. Calamari, baba ghanoush and lamb chips are my faves. The service is imperfect (yet charming), but they try really hard and do it with a smile. We'll be back!
The food was delicious! We had the 'Turkish ravioli", mixed kabob and vegetable kabob. The Turkish tea was wonderful. But the highlight of the evening was the service. Our waitress, Jasmine, could not do enough for us, including setting the music volume to our liking. We even had the erasure of meeting the owner, Junae, and were delighted with stories of his adventures. Overall, a top-notch experience. We will be returning.
We had an enjoyable early evening dinner before the movies. The host was very attentive and had time to talk to us about the Mediterranean/Middle Eastern dishes we ordered. We were happy to find out that Bosphorus had just received its liquor license. The food was very tasty and plentiful. Some of the desserts we hadn't seen in comparable Medit./Mid. East restaurants for many years.
We had a Groupon that needed to get used, and decided to give the bistro a try. The food was delicious, the service was excellent. I wish I'd remembered that the place was dry and we had to bring our own bottles. But it was okay - the food was great and I didn't need to drink to enjoy it. (Although next time we will bring our own bottle!)
What to say? Maybe we just had bad luck, but waiting for 20 minutes to get your first glass of water or a chance to put in your order, in a restaurant with less than half the tables occupied, does not qualify as acceptable service. Once we pointed it out to the staff they were kind enough, but not really knowledgeable about the food. After that the food came quickly, and it was tasty. So Bosphorus is not a bad place to go for dinner if you visit the neighborhood or live there. It's conveniently located relative to the Senator, but if it wants to keep attracting patrons on its own merits, there is some room for improvement.
Food was great at this new reseraunt . Service needs much improvement. One of our appetizers was doubled and one was forgotton completely. We asked for additional pita bread and never received it even though we asked 3 times and the bill was calculated wrong. I would go again as the food was so good. However I would hope service would improve
This is a perfect place for a casual, inexpensive dinner out. Lots of healthy foods and we thought the grilled meats and vegetables were delicious. We love that we can bring our own wine and no corkage fee! The owner made a point to come over and chat with us and the service was good. Perfect for a mid week night out or a quick meal before a movie at the Senator.
From what I know of Middle Eastern food, this is good, standard stuff. I especially liked the manti ( sort of like tiny ravioli), The desserts were good I had the Irmik Helva. It BYOB, which strongly suggest, as all that is on offer is Turkish soda and a tart liquid yogurt.
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