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Elite Turkish Restaurant

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805 60th St., Brooklyn, NY 11220 40.635449 -74.009424
nr. Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-633-3535 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Turkish
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

N at Eighth Ave.

Prices

$12-$18

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Smoking Area
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

39th St. to 86th St., First Ave. to Fourteenth Ave.

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This venue is closed.

One of the wonders of city life is the stacking, not the melting, of cultures—as illustrated by this Turkish restaurant plunked down in the middle of Sunset Park’s teeming Chinatown. Amidst markets selling live seafood and cheap sneakers, Elite is a hub for Muslim locals, who gather on its small patio with strong tea and cigarettes. Despite the name, Elite is no bastion of exclusivity; the spic-and-span dining room, decorated with a few Turkish tapestries, welcomes everyone equally. The food’s not bad, either: Plump, sweet grape leaves taste homemade; cold cucumber soup is refreshing, thick, and garlicky; a whole trout, split down the middle and with nicely charred cheeks, is tenderly grilled. And anything involving lamb or yogurt shouldn’t be missed. From the breakfast platter of honey, feta cheese, olives, and hardboiled eggs to the lack of air-conditioning, Elite feels authentic. It just happens to be in Chinatown, in Brooklyn, New York.

Extra

The space belongs to an adjoining mosque, so no alcohol, not even a bottle you bring in yourself, is permitted. If you can’t abide by a meal without beer or wine, a neighboring Turkish grocery sells worthwhile take-home snacks.

Recommended Dishes

Stuffed grape leaves, $4.50; eggplant salad, $2.95, lamb kebob, $9.50; grilled trout, $16.50

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