This place was reviewed in $25 and Under in the Times this week. It had been on my list of places to try for a while, and the review served as a kick in the pants, so we went last night.
We pretty much stuck with the recs from the review, which isn;t generally my style but the dishes sounded good, so we just went for it. The cold artichokes with potatoes, carrots, and peas were pretty tasty - very un-artichokey in falvor, which I guess is good for those who aren;t nuts about artcihokes. I love them and could have used a little more flavor. The sigara boreki were decent but had too much dill. The french fries (these I would not have ordered at a Turkish restaurnt but the reviewer seemed really taken with them, and it's hard to not want to try what could be a really amazing fry) were just OK.
The main course - iskender kebab - was delicious. Really good. The lightly spicy tomato sauce and yoghurt made it a little different and unexpected.
The dessert, kunefe, was pretty good and unusual. It's a shreded pastry and cheese dish with pistachios and honey syrup.
In all, it was a nice experience but not really worthy of being picked out from all the great outer brooklyn restaurants and given a Times review. Veranda, which sadly is no more, was at least three times as good as Taci's Beyti. I would go back and get the iskender again, and try a few other dishes. The people were nice, no hassles getting a table, and the price was great ($28 before tip and we were stuffed).
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