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Turquoise Cafe

#442 of 7,852 Restaurants in Chicago
#482 of 8,617 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Roscoe Village
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2147 W Roscoe Street, Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 549-3523
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This place is fantastic. I miss it. We moved from chi recently to Florida. Turquoise brunch on a Sunday. We have dined with turquoise at least 10 times. So much delicious food that it could fill you for the entire day. Love it. Wish we could find a place like this around us now.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Amanda_woods77
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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  • Turkish first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place is fantastic. I miss it. We moved from chi recently to Florida. Turquoise brunch on a Sunday. We have dined with turquoise at least 10 times. So much delicious food that it could fill you for the entire day. Love it. Wish we could find a place like this around us now.

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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant offers a variety of Turkish dishes and has a friendly and helpful staff. It is not cheap but the quality of the food justifies the price. You can sit inside or not depending on the weather and the neighbourhood is lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

From start to finish, excellent. Seated quickly, menus brought quickly, bread and spread (both out of this world) brought quickly, order taken quickly, appetizers excellent (lentil soup, eggplant pancakes and sauce) and timely, and main courses excellent (osso buco, mussels appetizer, onion kebab - phenomenal). Be prepared to eat - be hungry - we had to take a lot home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were at Turquoise for the first time with a group planning to travel to Turkey in the next few weeks. I wasn't sure what to except and was delighted. The restaurant is relatively small, warm and cozy. The service was excellent. Our server caught the spirit and was so helpful in assuring we had authentic Turkish food. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Was great! Variety of traditional tastes! Thank you! Homesickness is out! Excellent place. See you next time in chicago

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

as others have commented , the cozy space feels European and the cooking is consistent, refined and authentic. We have dined at Turquoise Cafe numerous times and it is always a most pleasant experience. I cannot think of anything we have ordered that wasn't perfectly cooked and delicious. The chef obviously sources from high quality purveyors and the vegetables that... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The room at the Turquoise is warm and welcoming on a snowy night; the decor is not specifically Turkish, just modern and fairly cosy. I dined alone, so I wasn't able to sample a great deal of the cooking, but what I had was what you might call high-end Turkish bistrot food. The mercimek çorbası / lentil soup came without... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We went there for lunch for the first time and the food was delicious. It is a very pleasant restaurant with good service. Note that street parking is not easy to find.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very cute neighborhood Turkish café. It's a busy place on a Saturday night. My boyfriend & I were lucky & were able to squeak in around 7pm. The service was fantastic and everything we ate was very good. The bread and 'dip', a yummy, creamy, tangy carrot based concoction was delish. We had two appetizers: the grilled calamari and the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is one of my new favorite place to eat when I visit my sister in Chicago. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food is excellent! To start we had the patlican salatisi - I recommend it, it was excellent. My sister had the chicken kabob which was very good and I had the Chicken Lemo which was DELICIOUS.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2147 W Roscoe Street, Chicago, IL 60618
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Roscoe Village
  • Neighborhood: Roscoe Village
  • Phone Number: (773) 549-3523

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?