AnTalia

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473 reviews
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$30 and under
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Turkish
Established in 2010.

You could be sure to expect the best when you come to AnTalia, As the owners are a part of the daily operations. Service is being taken care of a manager who owns the restaurant, food is being deliciously prepared by a cook who also owns the restaurant. How can you go wrong?


AnTalia Restaurant serves authentic Turkish dishes in the midtown area. The pre-theater crowd loves there Prix-Fixe menu that serves 3 course meals for only 24.95. This lovely restaurant serves its guests in two floors. Second floor is a great way to have a private party or dine quietly.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
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4.1
Ambience
4.2
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I loved AnTalia—great food, great service, nice ambiance, sure to go back

T
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My friend and I had a full appetizer spread with bread but the dishes that stood out to me were the Baba Ganoush and Pink Sultan. I am not a huge fan of beets but it was prepared different from what I am used to, it was very creamy. The Baba Ganoush had such great flavor and was a great compliment to the bread. The Turkish bread was crunchy on the outside but nice and soft on the inside. It was very addicting, I couldn't get enough of it. For drinks we had Red Sangria which was full of different fruits, I enjoyed it.

For our entree we opted for the Salmon in Vine Leaves and Chicken Shish Kebab. The salmon and chicken were flavorful and very juicy.

Overall I had a good experience at this restaurant. The presentation of every dish shows that they pay attention to detail. The staff was attentive and made me feel welcomed. Hopefully next time I’ll try their Gyros and rice pudding!

W
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The best Turkish restaurant in NYC - super delicious lamb kebabs ever, great service and the best value for money! I will dine at this amazing restaurant every week if at all possible!

GB
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. I was dining alone, but I never felt lonely. I will definitely go
back.

AnTalia
Responded on 21 November 2019

Hey Gabriela, You are never alone when we are here :), So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope to serve you again

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KD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The hummus was great. The red lentils in wrappers was great. In fact we ordered more of each for our table. Will definitely go back

AnTalia
Responded on 21 November 2019

Hey Ken, Glad to hear you enjoyed your appetizers, hoping to have you try our more of what we can offer.

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R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AnTalia is a favorite of my friends and I. We love the food, they have a nice wine list, the room is pleasantly comfortable, and the service is always excellent.

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good quick meal before the theater. Have eaten here before and the food is always fresh and tasty.

P
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Prix fix dinner is an excellent value. Food was prepared well and very tasty

E
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved the new decor! The ambiance was really inviting, fresh and bright. Cant say enough about the food, The flavours were just there, enough herbs, enough salt, and so fresh. The wine menu looks very large as well, great choices from the Mediterranean. We tried the Ancyra Turkish red wine and it accommodated our meals very well.

AnTalia
Responded on 26 September 2019

Hi Emilliano, So happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We hope to have you back again in the near future. Thank you for all the compliments

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DL
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Food was OK not great. It’s pretty expensive relative to the flavor and uniqueness of the dishes. I would have been happy at about 50-60% of what I paid, which was a buck and five for two entrees (one veg), a three-item veg appetizer assortment, a beer and two bevs. Atmosphere is nice and service good. We were there around 6 on a Saturday.

AnTalia
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hello David, We appreciate your feedback, Thank you very much for considering our restaurant to visit. We also suggest trying our "Pre-Fix Dinner" which is 3 course meal for 31.95. (Appetizer, Entree, Dessert, Coffee or Tea). Hope to see you with us again.

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EA
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is one such a lovely restaurant. Being a Turkish food fan I would highly recommend this spot, the spices and the herbs used were very authentic. The Turkish gyro was nothing different than the one I had in Istanbul/Turkey. They compliment you this Turkish bread with home made olive paste and start serving you slowly from appetizers and entrees. At no point there was a rush, staff is well aware of hospitality. It was great having a conversation with them. The ambiance is really bright and beautifully modern. Highly recommend this to friends.

AnTalia
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hello Ellen, We cant thank you enough for the compliments. Thank you for taking the time to write your feelings. Hope to serve you again.

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

This was my third visit to AnTalia. The first two times, I enjoyed the food, which was well-prepared and delicious. This third time, I noticed that the restaurant space got a nice makeover, but the Iskender kebab I ordered was the worst I have ever tasted. It was not presented well on the plate and it was a complete disappointment. The lamb was sliced scraps that were overcooked and tough, the yogurt was cold and was not integrated into the dish, and there was one wedge of tomato. It looked like the food was thrown together and that the cook did not actually know what Iskender kebab is supposed to be. Terrible. The waitress was very nice, but I will not be visiting this place again. Very sad.

AnTalia
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hello Peggy, Thank you for the precious visit and the honest review. We will do our best to work on this particular dish to see what may have went wrong as its one of the dishes that gets a lot of compliments. Hope to serve you again in the near future.

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JH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food and service are wonderful. Fun place for a dinner before a show. We were there around 5:30 on a Friday. The 3 course dinner at $31 is well worth it.

s
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great find! Went to this restaurant for lunch and it was wonderful. The food was freshly made and very tasty, good service and the price tag was extremely reasonable. This is a great lunch spot if you are in midtown.

OT
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice appetizers and wine! Pleasant staff. Nice place!

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always, an excellent meal at Antalia. There are few classic spots left in midtown and Antalia never disappoints. It is also very reasonable.

VV
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Most disappointed with service especially during a work day lunch...staff was busy talking among themselves .... Food was consistent excellent hummas

SD
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating daughter’s graduation

MS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food, plain interior, good location and good value. It was convenient to where I was going. But I would not go out of my way to go there again.

BB
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a rare find in Midtown`s madness. Everything was presented in such class, no difference than dining in a fancy restaurant. The ambiance was also cozy. Love the lights and the seating.

B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great restaurant that serves dishes you can't get anywhere else in midtown. Service was exceptional.

M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cant wait to go back here. The food here is like what my family in Eastern Europe cooked like. The flavors were outstanding, service great and the front of house is very accommodating. You will not be disappointed by going here.

C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great sit down lunch option in the diamond district. Red lentil soup was delicious and don’t get me started on their bread! Yum

N
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to have good conversation and quality food. I loved decor of the restaurant. Manager had said they have re-decorated the place and the energy is very fresh. Very large selection of vegetarian dishes. Two thumbs up!

RC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

It's rare to find a restaurant near the theater district where you can have a good, quiet meal, at a very reasonable price. We eat a lot of middle eastern food, and this is excellent. Highly recommended.

KM
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food served by amazing people. This was no different that fine dining. Loved the plates and the ambiance.

SR
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I think I could marry the chef :-) From the service to the ambiance I enjoyed everything with my company. I love the fact that the servers gave us complimentary dessert and the chef sent out some of his new items on the house for us to try. Really 5 stars.

NT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

AnTalia is a charming place to dine close the Times Square/theater district. It's also an easy stroll from Grand Central terminal. Background music is at a low enough level to have a conversation AND it has very good food at reasonable prices. The cuisine is Mediterranean and vegetarian friendly. I enjoyed hummus and falaffel. Carnivores should like the beef steak and lamb dishes. There are seafood choices as well. Two thumbs up!

EW
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is not your usual Turkish spot. The food and the spices were right on, I have traveled to Turkey so many times and this was the closest place to the taste. I also loved the bright and spacious ambiance. All around 5 stars.

JM
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This restaurant is a great find in an area without many good choices.

BB
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I really enjoyed my dining in here, I was there around 1pm and the place was packed. Me and my friend enjoyed sipping on Turkish wine and beer while enjoying the mixed appetizer plate. The staff was also very helpful. Will be back once in the city again.

LH
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Honest 5 stars!
Huge fan of this type of food and this place really proves it. I was there for a business meeting, my business partner really enjoyed the environment and the food. Truly fresh, Servers said that the salads is always made to order and preparation is always daily basis for the rest of the dishes. We tried shepherd salad, Iskender Kebab, Mediterranean Sea bass and their baklava along with that amazing Turkish coffee they serve in copper cups.

SG
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

It’s the worst new york restaurant i’ve ever been to. Food quality was poor and the service was bad.

PT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

We ordered three appetizers and the lamp chop. The lamp chop was a bit dry although it comes in 4 pieces. The appetizers are just ok. The ambience is OK , quiet for a Friday evening. Easy to grab a table here.

SR
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was good, food was amazing the wait for a table was less than five minutes as well a the atmosphere is wonderful for lunch. The bread for the table was yummy and the entree was filling. My guests and I were pleased AnTalia is definitely a hidden jewel In midtown.

NP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite local lunch spots! We always enjoy the food, the service is great and the atmosphere is conducive to business meetings.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent foot and service. Love AnTalia and will be coming back!

DT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good service, great food

J
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The hummus and chicken shish kebabs were outstanding. Your service was spot on. Your portions were more than adequate. We definitely will return. Thanks!

m
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Small refreshingly quiet place, with (based on our food) was very good. Service was very friendly. We'll eat there again when we're in the area.