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“Excellent Turkish Influenced Food!”

The Flying Carpet Cafe
Ranked #92 of 1,637 Restaurants in Fort Worth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Flying Carpet Cafe offers a casual dining experience including lunch and dinner service as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday serving traditional Turkish cuisine. We also offer a variety of hookah flavors at 15 dollars. Patio seating available and reservations welcome.
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The Flying Carpet Turkish Café is one of the newest additions to Fort Worth’s West Magnolia Avenue restaurant row. It sits one block off of Magnolia on Washington Avenue in a 1909 framed neighborhood house that has been transposed into not only an eclectic eatery featuring Turkish-themed food but there’s a huge assortment of hand-woven Oriental rugs that fill two front rooms. The ceilings, walls and floors were redone with wood planks, which carpets hang from and the roof is a reclaimed, 80-year-old red clay tile. There is a house directly next door where Mexican music played loudly while three men sat on their front porch playing cards. We felt as if we had slipped from one part of the world to another as we entered the café.
Don’t let the limited menu fool you. There may be a small selection but every morsel we tried was excellent. There are three salads offered a Green with Pear and Pine Nuts, Taboulleh and Roasted Beet with Arugula. ($7 - $9). A Vegetarian entrée is offered with was a generous portion, enough for two, of Green salad, Taboulleh and Tahini Hummus with hot fresh made pita. ($15) We opted to share the vegetarian plate as an appetizer instead of ordering separate salads. This gave us a sample of three great dishes. The Taboulleh was just the way I like it with more grain and less parsley and the hummus was creamy with the best pita I have tasted in years.
There were three entrees to choose from Australian Lamb Shoulder with roasted chestnut pumpkin puree, zucchini and pecans ($20); Flatiron Steak with caramelized fennel, cinnamon rubbed red roasted red potatoes and brocollini ($20); and Roast Chicken Breast with stewed okra, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, tomato and rice pilaf ($18). We chose the lamb and steak and the portions on each were just right. Not too much or too little. Both were cooked to perfection and complimented perfectly.
The Flying Carpet Café is BYOB with a glass fee of $3 per person for wine bottles. Fee is waived if you bring your own glassware. We had hot Turkish tea that was served in a very small shot type glass with a cube of sugar. Perfect. Dessert special for the day was a pound cake that was almost like a coffee cake. Delicious.
Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and he suggested the vegetarian entrée as our appetizer. We loved the atmosphere and the food was far beyond what I had expected. Not your typical Mediterranean fare.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We had a wonderful time at the Flying Carpet. Our waiter, Marlin, was fantastic and told us about each of the items on the wonderfully short menu. I mean, how many Turkish dishes can you even name? I loved having just a few delicious choices. The vegetarian special was a great appetizer sampler - flavorful and delicious. The homemade tzatiki was easily the best, most flavorful I've ever had! The lamb was served on an incredible thick pumpkin cause. The steak was cooked just right (take the waiter's advice and go medium at most!). We topped it off with deliciously powerful Turkish coffee and some type of turkish pound cake. Delightful!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I enjoyed this small BYOB restaurant. It is filled with carpets that are for sale. The menu is Turkish cuisine. It is a very small menu--Three appetizers, Hummus (delicious), Tabbouleh (too minty for me) and a lettuce salad (it looked good, but they were out of it when we ordered). Three meat dishes--chicken, lamb or flank steak. Loved the chicken, the flank steak was ordered medium rare and it was undercooked. Didn't try dessert, but will definately go back again for the hummus and wonderful chicken!

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Thank DiscerningTraveler66
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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile
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