Antepli Turkish Gourmet

Antepli’s busy space has big booths, long tables, patio space, and plant walls decked out with neon cursive—think very “River North bottomless brunch.” But you won't have any rogue mimosa pitchers at this Turkish restaurant. Definitely get anything involving their freshly baked bread, from cheesy eggplant pide to crispy lahmacun stuffed with minced meat. And for mains, the must-order is their iskender—thin slices of lamb and bread pieces with yogurt and a zesty tomato sauce. There'll probably be a few customers stopping by to pick up some baklava to go—and you should, too, because Antepli makes some of the city’s best.

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