I went to a shower at Franchia on Madison and 34th St. It is a Korean (vegan) restaurant. Very pretty and delightfully prepared and light food. Lovely room and service.
That night we had a very good (although it was quite warm out) dinner at Turkish Kitchen on Third Avenue. The food was beautifully presented, and very tasty. I only had vegetarian appetizers,as I had a a large lunch at Franchia, but the others had pleasant dinners.
They did not hurry us after I mentioned that their reputation was for poor and hurried service. This was not the case,and we had a leisurely dinner and finished, on our own timing, before the allotted 2 and a half hours. I enjoyed the evening as we also had a round table, something that is hard to find at most places, but extremely welcome when you have more than 4 people, we were 5.