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Akdeniz, the Finest Mediterranean Cuisine, in Hell's Kitchen and Midtown New York!

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www.akdeniz53.com
310 W. 53rd St. (8th-9th)
New York, NY 10019
917.639.3914
Order Delivery Online!
Sun. - Thurs. 4 - 10 PM
Fri. - Sat. 4 - 11 PM
Happy Hour! 4 - 6:30 PM
Patio / Elegant Party Floor!
Ask for the Manager!
AND
www.akdeniz46.com
19 West 46th St. (5th-6th)
New York, NY 10036
212.575.2307
Order Delivery Online!
Lunch and Dinner
Mon.- Sat. 11 AM - 10 PM
Ask for Michael!

Grilled Royal Dorado!
Vegetable Casserole!
Sultan's Delight!
Baklava, Turkish Custard!
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for 30% off all Wine
and Beer with Dinner!

Akdeniz, the Finest Mediterranean Cuisine
in Hell's Kitchen and Midtown New York!

www.akdeniz53.com
Ask for the Manager!
AND
www.akdeniz46.com
Ask for Michael!

Mention RobertaOnTheArts.com for
30% off All Wine and Beer with Dinner!

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
September 10, 2016


I recently explored the new Akdeniz Mediterranean Restaurant on West 53rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, and this two-floor, with outside floral patio, dining destination is absolutely divine. Mec, the 53rd Street Host, greets all guests and helps them choose from an amazing array of fine wines, appetizers, dinner options, and desserts. The bar at Akdeniz 53 is expansive and adorned with walls of wine. Their daily Happy Hour, 4 - 6:30 PM, is buzzing with conversation and charm. Many actors, producers, dancers, choreographers, designers, artists, and grad students live and work in the neighborhood, and their after-work wine and beer destination is Akdeniz 53. Bar lighting is decorative and distinct. And, the lovely floral patio has casual furniture that transports the dinner guests to sunny Turkey and the Mediterranean region. Akdeniz also features intimate seating arrangements on both floors, perfect for social and business dates, or for friends catching up. On the lower floor, you'll find exactly where to hold your next birthday, anniversary, or engagement party, with its own generous bar area, dancing or mingling space, bistro tables, and, the pièce de résistance, an elegant, private dining cave, with more walls of wine and a sense of privacy. This party floor is also just what your planners for corporate meetings and celebrations are looking for. It will be even more gorgeous with your specialized party or business décor!

On the menus for both Akdeniz 53 and its sister-restaurant, Akdeniz 46, on West 46th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, are Shish Kebab, with marinated chunks of chicken or lamb, char-grilled with rice and vegetables, Sultan's Delight, an Ottoman dish, with smoked eggplant purée, mozzarella, and either lamb or chicken served on top, and Baby Okra, served with rice and vegetables, chicken or lamb. If you prefer seafood, you'll love their char-grilled choices of Mediterranean Sea Bass (Levrek), Trout (Alabalik), Dorado (Cupra), Salmon, or Shrimp, all served with mixed greens and shredded carrots. Turkish and Mediterranean appetizers, both hot or cold, include Tabuleh, with cracked wheat, parsley, peppers, and tomatoes, Stuffed Vine Leaves, with rice, currants, and pine nuts, Cacik, with chopped baby cucumbers, yogurt, dill, and mint, Zucchini Pancakes with yogurt sauce, and fantastic Humus, like no other. Both Akdeniz 46 and Akdeniz 53 offer a casual choice of Shish, Gyro, Adana, or Falafel Sandwiches, small and large salads, and side orders, tapas style. If you crave Baklava or Turkish Custard for dessert, it will yours for the asking. You can even order the Ayran Yogurt Drink, Apricot Juice, or Turkish Soda for the kids.

Akdeniz 46 is close to Broadway shows, 5th Avenue shopping, and the midtown business district, while Akdeniz 53 is close to almost all Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, because most are in the area of 8th and 9th Avenues. This Hell's Kitchen location is also close to the walkways and parks on the Hudson River, New York City Center, home of dance and theater events, Carnegie Hall, for lush concerts and festivals, and Lincoln Center, for opera, ballet, concerts, and theater, just a quick walk up Ninth Avenue. On weekends, Akdeniz 53 is open until 11 PM, so you can stop for light dining or takeout, after your show, ballet, or concert. Be sure to tell Michael (46th) and Mec (53rd) that you saw them on RobertaOnTheArts.com for 30% off all wine (includes a glass or bottle) with dinner!



Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Red Lentil Soup, Fresh Pide Bread, Chardonnay
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Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Babaghannous and Humus Appetizers
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Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Shepherd Salad with Cheese Tossed in Oil
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Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Barbecued Meatball with Rice and Vegetables
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Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Grilled Lamb Adana with Rice and Vegetables
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Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Grilled Lamb Shish Kebab with Rice and Vegetables
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Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Grilled Shrimp with Mixed Greens and Vegetables
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Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Main Dining Room and Lounge
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Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Intimate Wine Lounge
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Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Expansive Bar and Wine Selection
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Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Year-Round Mediterranean Patio
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Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Downstairs Party Space and Bar
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Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Downstairs Intimate Dining Space
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Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Intimate Dining Space Closeup
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Akdeniz 53 Mediterranean
Downstairs Lounge Seating
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For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net