one of my favorite restaurants in DC is a turkish restaurant: Cafe Divan. It's in Georgetown on Wisconsin Ave. We love taking guests there. Not only is the place trendy in design, the food is very authentic - owned and operated by a multi-generation turkish chef.
here's an article from the Washington City Paper (the city's largest and most respected free paper)
Ottoman sultans used to require their cooks to specialize in particular dishes, whether kebabs or pilafs, which the chefs would work to perfect over a lifetime in the kitchen. Cavit Ozturk, the owner of Café Divan in Georgetown, embodies the spirit of this ancient tradition. Ozturk has 38 years of experience in Turkish restaurants, including 13 years in the kitchen before moving into management. His father was a chef, his grandfather was a chef, and his great-grandfather was a chef. The roots of Ozturk’s restaurant stretch back to the era of the once powerful Ottoman empire. Chef Yucel Atalay, who himself has 20 years of experience in Turkish cooking, works with the owner to make this history come alive in a stylish, wood-and-glass environment. Cafe Divan’s wood-burning-oven pides put to shame many others in town— particularly its sucuk pide, a bubbly, boat-shaped flatbread with rounds of spicy, aromatic sucak sausage imported directly from the Turkish town that made the links famous. Atalay shows off his grill skills with some of his kebabs, which boast a nice char that gives way to the fragrant meat underneath. The appetizers can be hit or miss, from a deliciously eggy-and-cheesy zucchini patty called müjver to overly oily dolmas. But as those sultan chefs would tell you if they were around today, perfection is always impossible.
Tim Carman (5/4/2006)
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In addition to the food being great, the prices are very affordable.