Why go: Chic restaurants abound in Georgetown. But a chic restaurant with budget prices? This window-wrapped Turkish cafe puts out excellent renditions of mezze and kebabs, all accompanied by soft, wood-fired bread.
What to get: Thick, smoky hummus; phyllo-encased sigara borek filled with feta; dolmas (currants, pine nuts, and rice stuffed into grape leaves); manti (house-made pasta pockets with beef and yogurt sauce); spicy adana kebab, made with ground beef; doner kebab; rice pudding topped with ground pistachios.
Best for: A romantic date that doesn’t feel cash-conscious.
Insider tip: On Thursday, the restaurant roasts a whole lamb.
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