After doing my research on the boards I am still at a loss for where to go on our last night in Istanbul. It will be a Sunday evening in early November. We will also be celebrating my mother's birthday that evening - so looking for some place special. I have eliminated Topaz based on the reviews here, I am also undecided about Tugra at The Ciragan Palace. Anyone have a recomendation for a really special place? I don't mind expensive but I want it to be worth it.
Also, we will be staying at the W Hotel and would apreciate a good lead of where to grab dinner close to the hotel on our first night. We will be arriving after a long flight and have a 5:30 am pick up for a flight to Izmir the following morning. Would Zubeyir be a good choice for a casual meal?
I am also set with Antiochia for another evening and Sehzade Erzurum Cag Kebab for a lunch stop between the Spica Market and Bazaar excursions.
Any other "not to miss" places?