The past reviewers who loved this restaurant were right. If there was a '6' on the rating scale, I would give it. You become engaged as soon as you walk in. The restaurant is well decorated, small and intimate, yet bright and open to the street through large windows. The walls are expertly decorated with photographs of the Istanbul and the Bosphorus Straits for which the restaurant is named. We were met quickly and offered any table of our choosing (always a nice touch). We ordered cocktails from the full bar as we waited for our friends to arrive. After our friends arrived, we ordered falafel appetizers which were deep fried and served with hummus and yogurt which were excellent. For the first course, I ordered the red lentil soup which was light, well seasoned and delicious. For the main course, I ordered the dolma (entre, not the appetizer) which consisted of various vegetables - tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, and onions - stuffed with a lamb and beef and spices and was superb. My wife ordered the rib eye kabob which she equally enjoyed. For desert, our gracious host suggested the kanafeh and Turkish coffee - my oh my - so good. Great food, great service, great atmosphere -- All Good!
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