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Pasha (70 W. 71 St.) Update

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Pasha (70 W. 71 St.) Update

Ellen & JEremy | Aug 24, 2000 11:43 PM

Based on a Chowhound search, we picked Pasha for dinner tonight before a play at Lincoln Center. The ambience is very pleasant at this Turkish place. At first we were the only diners. A group of waiters congregated in the corner, and throughout the meal, we had to signal to get their attention. A bunch of celebrities came in (including Jackie Mason, Raoul Feldman, and four others), and I noticed they didn't get better service. Aside from the somewhat inattentive and slow service, we thought the food was tasty. We ordered the cheapest Turkish wine on the menu - it was a dry white ($22.)and pretty good. A crusty foccacia was served with olives and olive oil. My friend and I had the pre-theater dinner (around $20.), which consisted of a big plate of chopped salad with excellent tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, and red onions. We had the chicken breast stuffed with pine nuts, raisins, and pistachios over rice (nothing special), and good mixed berry sorbet. The coffee wasn't fresh, but there was no time to get a fresh cup. Jeremy went for appetizers. (My thanks to the poster who recommended staying away from entrees; the apps were delicious! I especially liked the octopus salad and the grilled feta; the dumplings could have been awesome but I waited too long to eat them and they cooled off.)

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