Sample a taste of the exotic in this spacious, friendly atmosphere of Elite, decorated with silver and wood from Turkey, where owner Hasan Ustun says, “We try to keep our prices lower than anybody else while having the best food to offer the people.” Open since March 2005, Elite bakes everything on the premises to keep its fare authentic. Ustun recommends the “lahmacun” (Turkish pizza), a thin, crispy crust topped with ground lamb, tomato, onion and seasoned with parsley and mint. Hot appetizers include “elif boregi,” pan-fried crispy phyllo dough filled with feta cheese, parsley and dill. For an entree, try the chicken kebab flavored with red bell peppers and paprika, or go for the “elite mixed kebab,” chicken gyro, lamb gyro and meatballs, and ground beef on a stick served with rice, french fries and fried peppers. Desserts include baklava and “sutlac” (sweet rice pudding). Free Turkish tea for all. The restaurant can be reserved for parties of up to 70 people. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Sidewalk cafe seating is available in the evenings.
Updated Jan. 12, 2010