Melike Turkish Cuisine
Great neighborhood ethnic restaurant. Always friendly and the food is comforting.
best food, best service, best waitstaff, best wine, best atmosphere...thats all!
Excellent as usual. We love this restaurant! We keep returning because it is such a nice environment to meet friends
We have eaten here many times and have even catered in for our sons birthday. However this last weekend the water tastes like soil, the octopus was not edible and the salmon was fishy. Not sure what happened but I don’t think we will be back for a long time.
Went recently on a Saturday night. Busy, but not overly crowded. Seated promptly and the service was attentive. Not quite sure why we were not brought some pita and dips as other tables had them. Anyway, the 2 appetizers were good and we shared moussaka. Also good. I can say that the food was not extraordinary but still very satisfying. The prices are reasonable, especially the dessert.
We enjoyed the menu and will return when we need a different ethnic food.
Delicious food and a wonderful hostess. thank you so much!
Walked in and they did not have our 8:15 pm reservation on file from OpenTable. They seated us anyway, so that was fine. Let the waitress know that I had a gluten and dairy allergy (she said, with the exception of one dish, they do not use butter in anything), so we ordered accordingly. We were then notified by a bus girl that they were out of rice (WOW!) and we could substitute with any appetizers for our two dishes. We start with substituting for the mussels and then are told that we cannot get mussels; so I guess not "any" appetizer. Fine. Order a salad and sauteed broccoli. Food comes out, and is good. Cannot say the food is bad. BUT...our waitress comes back to us and sees that we have substituted for the broccoli, and tells me that there is butter in the dish... after eating half the dish. Seriously? She says that the other girl did not know. My thought process that if a patron has an allergy of any kind there should be some indication on the ticket. And when we asked them how they could run out of rice, the waitress told us that we came in so late. Did I mention that the reservation was at 8:15 pm and the restaurant hours are until 10 pm? And did you know that rice is a staple in Turkish cuisine? And who runs out of rice?
They comped my glass of wine, to accommodate my next few hours of stomach issues. Would not recommend.
PS- the table next to us was walking out on their dinner 5 minutes after we walked in. That should've been a sign.
Melike’s decor is incredibly warm and inviting, and is one of my favorite restaurants. I have dined here on several occasions, and keep coming back for more. . They have the best hummus and zucchini pancakes in the world. The other night I had their vegetarian lentil soup which was out of this world. I was there on a Saturday night with my partner and another couple. It was a very relaxing and service excellent, although the restaurant was completely filled. Service is usually excellent, with very pleasant staff..I also went this past Friday night, and had a different experience than usual! The restaurant was filled, but the service was extremely rushed, Staff was constantly coming over to clear our plates before we were finished and constantly coming over to ask if we were ready to order. The lovely waitress we had said that she was a friend filling in at the owner’s request. She was very sweet, but made us feel very rushed and uncomfortable. In addition, all of a sudden music was tuned on very loud, to the point that we couldn’t hear one another talk, and a belly dancer came out. Honestly, it was was not very enjoyable because of the loud music and the small size of the restaurant, When she passed by our table, her costume was almost in our food! Not a great evening at all. However, this was my first bad experience out of so many enjoyable one’s here. Will still return and hopefully management will read this review and make changes! Thank you Melike for being part of Ossining and being my go to eating place!
Always a great spot to go for freshly prepared and delicious food. Try the Turkish wines, also delicious
We have never had a bad meal here. I love their branzino. My friend love their trout. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, and the owners really care about their patrons!
The food was very good and tasty. It was an impromptu visit after visiting Croton Point Park. Would definitely go back when on the Hudson River side of Westchester County.
This is a great place to eat. Great food!
Delightful surprise. The owner served us and couldn’t have been more hospitable or helpful. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. Nothing you haven’t seen before on the menu. But the flavors and spices were on point. We’ll definitely be back. Can be a romantic dinner date place or a girls night out spot.
In fairness we were there at 3pm so not the best judge of noise level. Food and service were great.
I live locally in town, and what an awesome place to have in Ossining, my wife and I love the place as it’s a great night out and we can walk there! The food is excellent, staff is friendly, and has a great atmosphere.... a great spot in my local rotation
fantastic lamb - perfectly cooked!
Delicious food and charming service! Will be going back soon.
When we ate at Melike a few weeks ago I would have given it 5 stars in all categories. This time both lamb dishes were excellent as was the lentil soup, and the zucchini pancakes were fabulous. Some of the food was not as good as our previous visit. The mussels broth was too salty and the Mediterranean salad could have been more interesting, it was bland. We will still happily go to Melike's. The people are very friendly and warm. The service is excellent and we love the decor and they play Turkish music!
Best food and best service in our River Town! It's our regular choice when we want to celebrate close to home!
Have eaten here many times and it is always very good. Only one thing though...they did not have our open tables reservation. It was a Tuesday night and not Problem but if it had been a weekend, it might have been. Wondering what went wrong.
Friendly staff (although minor problem in that they dod not have our reservation) food was very good
The Owner of the restaurant was so GRACIOUS and Lovely, she makes up for the less than 4 star of the restaurant.
Have been to Melike several times. Love the new location - not ambiance. Food is superb - very savory, consistently delicious. Everyone is very attentive.
Fresh delicious food, thoughtful, engaged service - best restaurant for dinner in town!
It was a dinner with friends who share our love for middle-eastern food. The belly dancer was an unexpected nice touch!
Lovely local homey place, flavorful mediterranean cuisine, personable owner and staff. Return here for an easy and satisfying night with pleasure.
Very slow. Took an hour for the food to be served. But the belly dancer was a very pleasant surprise and the staff was attentive.
This is a little gem! The Turkish dishes are very good and flavorful! Their Adana Kebab as well as the lamb chops and Babaganoush are so good. Their ingredients are fresh. Courteous and attentive staff. Ebru is very warm! This is one of our favorite to-go places in town.
Melike is one of my favorite restaurants. In fact I booked it for my birthday dinner on June 15th through OpenTable. My reservation was confirmed twice by OpenTable.....imagine my joy when we arrived at the restaurant to find it closed for vacation......I'm not sure who screwed up but it has left a sour taste for both OpenTable and Melike.....Bad bad bad
Food was awesome and people were great! Service was off a bit as they could have used a few more people on staff!
this is the 4th time I have been there and the first time I've been disappointed in the quality of the food. other times were very good