The ambiance at Peri Ela is quite unusual for a restaurant that specializes in ethnic eats. The dimly lit restaurant covered with wood paneling is adorned with large pop-art posters instead of the usual Turkish knick-knacks that decorate this restaurant theme. The cuisine at Peri Ela, however, is unmistakably Turkish, and its menu offers many classics like the Hunkar Begendi with Lamb featuring sautéed eggplant topped with lamb, and the Adana Kebab Yogurtlu, a lamb kebab served with a yogurt sauce. Peri Ela also has a small lively bar which is manned by an affable bartender who keeps the restaurant’s patrons well hydrated with a variety of Turkish wines and cocktails.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM, Monday to Sunday from 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM
- Delivery: Yes
- Takeout Available: Yes
- Nearest Train: #4, 5, 6 @ 86th Street & Lexington Avenue