Adventure at Anatolia

anatolia.jpgNot to go all Citysearch on you, or, anything, but, I had the most excellent dinner last night with the fabulous Lesley. We went to the Turkish restaurant Anatolia on White Bridge Road. We were politely and promptly greeted at the door, and, seated immediately. I think I’m out of adverbs ending in “-ly” here for a minute, but, I will add that the atmosphere was quiet and relaxed and the service was great.

Lesley recommended that we begin with the sampler platter, and, oh, am I glad we did. The Sigara Boregi, feta cheese stuffed fillo dough, was particularly good. It comes with rose jam, that tastes just like (wait for it..) roses. For real. It was delicious. The Yaprak Dolmasi, or, grape leaves stuffed with rice, pine nuts, currants, parsley, and spices ranked right up there, too. I had a delicious beef kabob for dinner and Lesley had the veggie platter. Of course we had to complete this authentic experience with baklava, it’s like a rule or something. Holy moly was it good! I even got my recommended daily allowance of calcium by single-handedly consuming a big bowl of real whipped cream that went along with it.

Please refrain from telling me if this place is old news and you go there all the time, I just get excited when I get to eat somewhere that doesn’t involve a drive-thru and toys.

4 Comments so far

  1. Chris Wage (unregistered) on March 24th, 2006 @ 8:27 pm

    We’ve tried Anatolia twice now, and just can’t get into it.. It seems very bland in general..

    I might give it one more shot one of these days, but it’s hard, with Benkay right next door..

    Err, whatever Benkay is called these days.

  2. S-townMike (unregistered) on March 24th, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

    We give Anatolia a big thumbs up here.

  3. Lesley (unregistered) on March 25th, 2006 @ 7:31 am

    Chris, you guys should try it again and ask for recommendations from the wait staff. And do not skip the Sigara…um, Turkish Cigars. Words can’t describe how good those things are.

    But I also think that Busy Mom was just excited to eat at a place that didn’t have a drive-thru. :)

  4. malia (unregistered) on March 30th, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

    Sounds delish!

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