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Midpoint Istanbul Fine Dining - New Haven

14 Reviews
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  • KofteUS$19.00

    Balanced mixture of prime ground beef, finely chopped onions, parsley, bread crumbs and spices hand prepared to small patties and char-grilled to perfect moist and aroma. Served with rice pilaf and spiced bulgur pilaf

    • Chicken ShishUS$18.00

      Tender pieces of chicken breast marinated in Mediterranean milk, garlic and herbs sauce seasoned then char-grilled on skewers. Served with rice pilaf and spiced bulgur pilaf

      • Midpoint AdanaUS$22.00

        A specialty from Adana (Turkish Mediterranean City) Minced and seasoned lean lamb meat mounted on long flat skewers cooked on charcoal fire. Served with rice pilaf and spiced bulgur pilaf

        • Sautéed ChickenUS$20.00

          Chicken breast cubes sautéed with green & red peppers, mushroom, tomato, onion, garlic and spices to juicy perfection

          • Yogurt AdanaUS$24.00

            This popular Turkish dish starts as Midpoint AdanaMinced and seasoned lean lamb meat mounted on long flat skewers cooked on charcoal fire then shaved from the skewer & placed on a lightly hot buttered bed of bread cubes that is soaked in cold yogurt and sizzling hot fried tomato sauce

            • Sac KavurmaUS$26.00

              Diced lamb chunks stir fried on iron skillet with onion, tomato, mushrooms, green & red peppers, spices, butter and soy sauce

              • Lamb ShishUS$26.00

                Lean cubes of lamb marinated and grilled over charcoal fire. Served with rice pilaf and spiced bulgur pilaf

                • Lamb ChopsUS$29.00

                  Delicate lamb ribs meat cut perpendicularly to the spine, flattened and seasoned with traditional Turkish herbs & spices. Gently char-grilled to order. Served with rice pilaf and spiced bulgur pilaf

                  • Midpoint Grill MixUS$36.00

                    A luxurious combination of four select individually cooked entrées.Lamb Chops, kofte, lamb shish, chicken shish and Midpoint Adana served together as one generous portion. Served with rice pilaf and spiced bulgur pilaf

                    Specialty Entrées

                    • Manti (Turkish Meat Ravioli)US$20.00

                      Poached ground beef and dumplings served with garlic yogurt sauce

                      • Vegetable MusakkaUS$18.00

                        Blend of pan fried eggplant, tomato and sautéed onions smothered with melted cheese

                        • Eggplant MusakkaUS$22.00

                          Delicious blend of pan fried eggplant laden with a rich meat sauce, tomato, sautéed onions and green peppers

                          • Hunkar Begendi

                            This ottoman dish translates to "the sultan liked it" Fire smoked eggplants pureed then blended with creamy sauce

                            • Hunkar Begendi VeggieUS$19.00

                              Grilled, tomato, onion, garlic, green & red peppers over Hunkar Begendi

                              • Hunkar Begendi w/ ChickenUS$22.00

                                • Hunkar Begendi w/ LambUS$26.00


                                  • Trout (Alabalik)US$22.00

                                    Delicious boneless brook trout dusted with bread crumbs and pan seared. Served with seasoned green salad

                                    • Grilled ShrimpUS$22.00

                                      Jumbo shrimps grilled on charcoal fire. Served over tomato, cucumber, onion & Midpoint mild mustard sauce

                                      • Grilled SalmonUS$24.00

                                        Delicious filet of salmon seasoned and grilled. Served with roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus

                                        • Sauteed SalmonUS$24.00

                                          Filet of salmon sautéed with garlic, onion, tomato, green & red peppers, mushroom, soy sauce and spices

                                          • Sauteed ShrimpUS$24.00

                                            Jumbo shrimps sautéed with garlic onion, tomato, green & red peppers, mushroom and spices

                                            • Bronzini (Sea-Bass)US$26.00

                                              Cooked on charcoal fire where the juices of fish hits the fire which then covers the fish with the smoke that brings out the delicate flavor. Served with mixed greens

                                              Tapas (Meze)


                                                • CacikUS$8.00

                                                  Minced cucumbers & garlic blended in plain yogurt with fresh mint, fresh dill and spices

                                                  • HummusUS$9.00

                                                    Pureed chickpeas, tahini (toasted, ground, hulled sesame seeds), pureed garlic, milk, olive oil & spices

                                                    • Spicy Pepper TapenadeUS$10.00

                                                      Finely chopped green & red peppers, white onion, walnuts & garlic spiced up with hot pepper paste & tomato paste, lemon juice, spices. Sour pomegranate juice dressing added for extra zing

                                                      • Sauced EggplantUS$10.00

                                                        Pan fried eggplant sautéed with green & red peppers, white onion and garlic

                                                        • Eggplant SaladUS$10.00

                                                          Charcoal fire smoked eggplants blended in finely chopped green & red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, olive oil & lemon juice

                                                          • BabaganushUS$10.00

                                                            A Lavantine Cuisine ClassicCharcoal fire grilled eggplant dipped in lemon juice, cooked until tender and then pureed with tahini, garlic, yogurt, spices and olive oil. It's a creamy zesty delight

                                                            • Carrot TaratorUS$10.00

                                                              Minced carrots blended with garlic & parsley in plain yogurt. It's a carrot version of the cucumber tarator commonly known as cacik or tzatziki

                                                              • Stuffed Grape LeavesUS$10.00

                                                                Grape leaves stuffed with rice and boiled

                                                                • Haydari (Minty Yogurt Dip)US$12.00

                                                                  This Turkish meze classic is a favorite side dish with meat entrees or just by itself.Minced garlic, dry mint, fresh dill and walnuts blended in thick strained yogurt. Drizzled with olive oil for a unique balanced taste

                                                                  • Mixed TapasUS$24.00

                                                                    Generous mixture of Carrot Tarator, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Spicy Pepper Tapenade, Eggplant Salad, Sauced Eggplant, Babaganush, Hummus & Haydari


                                                                    • Midpoint Cheese RollsUS$10.00

                                                                      heese, parsley, tomatoes and green peppers rolled in file dough and pan fried in vegetable oil to golden perfection

                                                                      • FalafelUS$14.00

                                                                        Chickpeas, beans, flour, garlic, carrots, celery, white onion, parsley & spices

                                                                        • MucverUS$14.00

                                                                          Turkish fritter similar to a pancake, made from grated zucchini, eggs, onion, cheese, carrots, dill & spices

                                                                          • Edirne Ciger (Edirne Liver)US$12.00

                                                                            Edirne style sliced liver pieces pan-fried in vegetable oil

                                                                            • Hellim ShishUS$14.00

                                                                              Hellim cheese char-grilled on skewers & served over cherry tomatoes, green peppers & shallot mix

                                                                              • Grilled ShrimpUS$14.00

                                                                                Grilled shrimps over tomato, cucumber, onion & Midpoint mild mustard sauce

                                                                                • Butter Shrimps with GarlicUS$16.00


                                                                                  Add to Any Salad: grilled Chicken $5; Jumbo Shrimp $6; Falafel $5; Grilled Salmon (One Piece) $10; Grilled Lamb $13

                                                                                  • Midpoint SaladUS$10.00

                                                                                    Fresh mixed greens, roasted red peppers, carrots, tomatoes, corn & avocado prepared with our house dressing

                                                                                    • Shepherd SaladUS$10.00

                                                                                      This famous traditional Turkish salad is literally translated as "shepherd's salad". Combination of diced tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, parsley, olive oil & lemon juice

                                                                                      • Season SaladUS$10.00

                                                                                        Mixture of fresh lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, olive oil & lemon juice

                                                                                        • Arugula SaladUS$12.00

                                                                                          Refreshing blend of carrots, onions, goat cheese, sour pomegranate juice dressing, olive oil, walnuts & mixed fruits

                                                                                          • PiyazUS$12.00

                                                                                            This traditional Turkish bean salad is prepared with white beans that are pre-soaked in vinegar and mixed with red & green peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion & eggs dressed with vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice

                                                                                            • Hellim SaladUS$14.00

                                                                                              Grilled Hellim cheese chunks mixed with fresh lettuce, arugula, carrots, cherry tomatoes, walnuts & mixed fruits


                                                                                              • Red Lentil SoupUS$6.00

                                                                                                Traditional Turkish red lentil soup prepared with red lentils, tomato paste, pureed potatoes, minced carrots, onion, butter and spices

                                                                                                • Soup of the DayUS$7.00


                                                                                                  • Tiramisu w/ Ice CreamUS$10.00

                                                                                                    • KunefeUS$12.00

                                                                                                      Baked shredded filo dough with cheese filing, sweetened with our chef's special home made syrup and served hot

                                                                                                      • BaklavaUS$7.00

                                                                                                        In this classic Turkish dessert, delicate leaves of crisp, golden filo are layered with a tempting mixture or crushed walnuts, pistachio, sugar and clove. Laden with rich, sweet, homemade syrup, our baklava is virtually irresistible

                                                                                                        • Rice Pudding (Sutlac)US$7.00

                                                                                                          A delectable light pudding of boiled milk, rice, and sugar baked in the oven and then cooked in a clay bowl

                                                                                                          • KazandibiUS$7.00

                                                                                                            This delicate Turkish dessert originates from the palace of Ottoman Empire. Kazandibi (Translates to bottom of cauldron) is a type of caramelized milk pudding with a purposely burnt bottom layer that adds a toasted marshmallow, caramel like flavor reminiscent of Crème brûlée. Served with ground pistachio & seasoned fresh fruit

                                                                                                            Side Dishes

                                                                                                            • YogurtUS$5.00

                                                                                                              • Bulgur PilafUS$4.00

                                                                                                                • Midpoint FriesUS$6.00

                                                                                                                  • Turkish Rice PilafUS$4.00

                                                                                                                    Last updated: August 6, 2021

                                                                                                                    What 14 people are saying

                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                    4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                    • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                    • 4.2Service
                                                                                                                    • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                                    • 4.3Value


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                                                                                                                    • Connecticut


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                                                                                                                    1. M


                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      5 reviews


                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on November 14, 2021


                                                                                                                      The meal was spoiled because they served a pepper on my plate that I assumed was safe to eat. I cut a very small slice and put it in my mouth and immediately spat it out without swallowing it. Thank God. My mouth and especially my tongue felt like it was on fire. I tried drinking water and eating rice, but it kept burning. I'd say my tongue felt like it was on fire for about 15 minutes. I'm grateful that I didn't swallow anything, because it would have been hideous. This pepper was just to the side of the main item on the plate and there was no indication that it would cause so much irritation/pain. I eat out quite a bit and this was a first.

                                                                                                                    2. SP


                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      1 review


                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on November 14, 2021


                                                                                                                      Absolutely lovely ambience, food is delicious. We ordered a pepper tapenade for appetizers which was the best we’ve had. The mixed grill was also good. Standard portion sizes. The staff was helpful. Their desserts are too good. All in all it was wonderful enjoyable experiences.

                                                                                                                    3. TD


                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      3 reviews


                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on November 10, 2021


                                                                                                                      Always a lovely place for dinner, but my food was a bit off tonight. Tough, overcooked lamb chops.

                                                                                                                    4. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      New England

                                                                                                                      12 reviews


                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on October 16, 2021


                                                                                                                      Great food, service and ambiance as always. It was great to see the restaurant nearly full for inside and outside dining this most recent Saturday. One of our favorites in New Haven’s eclectic restaurant scene.

                                                                                                                    5. NH


                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      21 reviews


                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on August 10, 2021


                                                                                                                      Great food and attentive wait staff

                                                                                                                    6. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner


                                                                                                                      4 reviews


                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on August 6, 2021


                                                                                                                      Food was good tasting, but very small portions. The service is super slow!!! The service really spoils otherwise great tasting food

                                                                                                                    7. T


                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      11 reviews


                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on June 26, 2021


                                                                                                                      We had a great experience at Midpoint! Cute outdoor dining space in the heart of New Haven. Great food at a great price

                                                                                                                    8. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      2 reviews


                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on June 19, 2021


                                                                                                                      Lovely time outside dining

                                                                                                                    9. D


                                                                                                                      New England

                                                                                                                      21 reviews


                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2021


                                                                                                                      I would highly recommend this restaurant. The staff were very courteous and helpful, and the food was delicious. It was a bit quiet, so we enjoyed a quiet dinner hour. They have a lovely patio, although it was too cool for us to eat outside. My husband had the Sautéed Chicken, and I had the Yogurt Adana. Both excellent choices; and the baklava! The best I've ever eaten. Will definitely be going back.

                                                                                                                    10. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      1 review


                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 10, 2021


                                                                                                                      My fiancé is from Turkey and we’ve visited the country before and this food was identical to the amazing food there! Amazing portions and prices. We’re grateful to have found this new date spot and will be returning soon!

                                                                                                                    11. AE


                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      3 reviews


                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 10, 2021


                                                                                                                      Food and service here are always excellent! Would recommend to anyone.

                                                                                                                    12. JL


                                                                                                                      New England

                                                                                                                      8 reviews


                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on March 20, 2021


                                                                                                                      Great food. Authentic Turkish fare. Very great flavors.

                                                                                                                    13. JG


                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      82 reviews


                                                                                                                      82 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on March 16, 2021


                                                                                                                      The mixed cold appetizers are a must. Eight different tastes all delicious and distinct. Mixed Grill under Entrees is highly recommended. Ask your waiter for dessert suggestions - we had two of the four on the menu.

                                                                                                                    14. J


                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      87 reviews


                                                                                                                      87 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on February 13, 2021


                                                                                                                      The food here is consistently excellent. the menu is quite varied, and i have never had anything here that was good.


                                                                                                                    Midpoint Istanbul Fine Dining - New Haven is rated 4.5 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

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