A sequel to their West Village wine bar of the same name, this is Osman and Orhan Kakir's Turks & Frogs. The menu is, as you'd expect, Turkish, with such items as Mucver (zucchini pancakes with yogurt sauce) and Manti (tender lamb dumplings with fresh mint and yogurt sauce). Despite the kitchen being somewhat uneven at this early stage, the crowd is decidedly local, the ambiance quite pleasant for a casual meal.
Turks & Frogs Tribeca
458 Greenwich St, (Watts/Desbrosses), 212-966-4774
Open to the Public