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Meyhouse Restaurant, Palo Alto

Updated: Oct 17, 2023


The culinary world is a tapestry of diverse flavors, and one of the most enchanting threads in this fabric is Turkish cuisine. In the heart of Palo Alto, the vibrant and brand new Meyhouse Restaurant welcomes diners on a journey through the rich and savory traditions of Turkey. Join me as we embark on a culinary adventure at this delightful establishment, where the aroma of spices, the warmth of Turkish hospitality, and the tantalizing dishes, all merge into a feast for the senses.

Meyhouse Restaurant is a great addition to the already long list of exceptional dining places in Palo Alto. Just a couple of months since its opening at the time of this writing, this Palo Alto location seems to have outdone its Sunnyvale counterpart with its rating on Yelp. Dishing out masterfully cooked Turkish cuisine, the atmosphere exudes an inviting ambiance, with its elegant decor, warm lighting, and an upscale vibe. The service is extremely friendly and prompt and our server gave us great recommendations and advise on the entrees and drinks on the menu. Each dish we ordered was better than the previous and came smartly plated. Everything tasted fresh, and this was, by far, the best Turkish cuisine I have ever tasted. Our entire table came to the consensus that this restaurant was top notch, but the noise level was very high, and the size of the cocktails/mocktails were a bit on the stingy side.

For all of the reasons above, I have rated this restaurant 4 out of 5 SolaraStars.

 

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The interiors

Sip and Savor:

Meyhouse's beverage selection is as rich as its food. We ordered a few cocktails, mocktails and wine, including the Cos-Mey-Politan, a virgin Mojito and a creative "Cappadocia". The ginger based Turkish mocktail which was not on the menu, was exceptional, albeit small in quantity. The drinks provided a fitting start to the meal, allowing us to savor the rich flavors lingering in our mouth until the appetizers arrived.

Delightful libations

Appetizers to wet our palate:

Our culinary voyage began with a selection of appetizers, known as "meze". We ordered the following vegetarian dips that complimented the warm house bread that was free flowing all night.

Girit - A dip made of sheeps milk, pistachios, oregano and olive oil. I just couldnt get enough of this. The cheese was very flavorful.

Kopoglu - A delicious mix of roasted eggplant and peppers, in a tomato sauce.

Gambilya Fava - A slightly spicy and tangy fava beans based spread.

Meze

Mouthwatering entrees

Our main course consisted of the following :

Mercimekli Karniyarik (Veg)- Oven roasted half eggplant stuffed with green lentil, dried mint, tomato sauce and brown butter served with garlic-yogurt. It was accompanied with buttery white rice and we also ordered a side of mashed potatoes. This was incredible, and by far the best dish of the night. It felt like a burst of flavor in every bite. All of us who ordered this dish agreed that we hadnt tasted anything like it before.

Mercimekli Karniyarik (Veg)

Sebzeli Alinazik (Veg) - Grilled and marinated seasonal vegetables over smoked eggplant-labne, drizzled with paprika-butter. Extremely colorful and fresh tasting.

Sebzeli Alinazik (Veg)

Ankara Tava - Slow roasted grass-fed Californian lamb shoulder with toasted orzo.

Ankara Tava

Chilean Seabass - For a taste of the sea, this Slow roasted with fig ginger “Byzantian murri glaze”, acompanied with Aegean greens and lemon mash potato was quite the treat for the seafood lover amongst us.

Chilean Seabass

Delightful Desserts

No Turkish meal is complete without a sweet treat to end it. We finished our meal with some of the best baklava. The layers of flaky pastry filled with honey and chopped nuts, creating a delightful symphony of textures and flavors were so lip-smackin' good that our sweet-toothed friends ordered a second plate!

Flaky, delicious baklava

In summary, Meyhouse Restaurant in Palo Alto is more than just a dining experience; it's a journey through the heart and soul of Turkish cuisine. The warm ambiance, artful presentation, and, most importantly, the incredible flavors ensure that your visit is an unforgettable adventure. Whether you're a seasoned traveler of Turkish cuisine or a newcomer looking for a taste of Turkey, Meyhouse is a culinary gem that awaits your exploration. Bon appétit! Yaşanacak günler! (To better days!)



Our group of six.


 

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