The Turk’s Inn was founded in 1934 in Wisconsin, where for 80 years it served steaks and chops alongside more exotic fare in a lush Arabesque setting. Upon its closing in 2014, new owners moved it lock, stock and barrel to Brooklyn. In its new home, the Turk’s Inn is a 60-seat meticulously-detailed dining room (complete with kitschy aesthetic) inspired by the original, a take-out kiosk serving upscale shawarma, a rooftop patio, and a nightclub called The Sultan Room. Expect a “contemporary take” on the original’s Turkish-inspired chophouse menu, with dishes such as monkfish with paprika and lemon aioli, lamb ribs with green tomato chutney and moussaka.
Kitsch nights out
Inspired by the iconic mid-century design of American fast food restaurants, check out the adjacent Doner Kebab takeaway counter in a whimsical Memphis Milano style, featuring hot pink, winding laminate countertops. The menu offers a range of shawarmas and Ottomon spice fries.
Lamb Meatballs with spicy yogurt sauce; monkfish kebab with paprika & preserved lemon aioli; lamb ribs with green tomato chutney and adjika; and chicken with green tomato chutney & adjika and grilled whole porgy with lemon sauce.
Margie with coconut-washed tequila, lime, cucumber and sumac; Turk’s Delight with rum, hibiscus, cider and coconut and Ankara Akbash with vodka, ginger, cumin, thyme and lime.