Last night, our family of 4 had a great meal at the new Turkish restaurant on York Road. We ordered three appetizers—the falafel, baba ganoush, and Turkish “cigars” filled with cheese. We loved them all as well as the fresh pita that accompanied the baba ganoush (and our one complaint—they didn’t give us nearly enough—but they were quick to bring more when we asked). The texture of the baba ganoush was chunkier than I’ve had before, which I loved, but my oldest son didn’t love it as much as a smoother dip. The falafels were much smaller than I’ve ever seen, but they too were delicious—soft, tender, and perfectly flavored. They were served with hummus that was also thicker than the hummus I usually eat, but good and flavorful. My youngest son thought the “cigars” were especially divine. It’s hard to go wrong with buttery phyllo dough around a creamy cheese filling!For entrees, we had one chicken kabob, two mixed platters (with chicken, beef, lamb, and meatballs), and one adana shish kebab, ground veal and lamb on skewers. The boys (my 2 sons and husband) all agreed the adana shish kebab was the absolute best. They described it as well-spiced, but not too spicy, and tender. I enjoyed the chicken—it was seasoned and cooked perfectly. I just wish that there was more of it (and the pieces themselves were on the small side)! Most of our plates were dominated by rice and vegetables—which were great too.At the end of the meal, the owner came over to introduce himself, ask about our experience, and offer our boys chocolate wafer bars. He seemed genuinely interested in ensuring customers are happy and was passionate about his restaurant. We certainly hope he succeeds. Although the dishes we had were the same in name to those we get at other places, they were distinctly Turkish style (and so delicious!). There is definitely a need in our City’s restaurant scene for a place like this, and hopefully other Baltimoreans will agree!
09/04/2017Barclay Square Apartments
Well I am only writing a review because no other reviews are on here and like me I was looking high and low for reviews when I was first apartment hunting. I haven't moved in as of yet but here it goes.Contacting the leasing agency was great, customer service was wonderful and as of right now any and every time I contact DelMonica June (which is the leasing manager) she always answer back not emails but she'll definitely call you so it's always best to call especially if you want an immediate response.When I first ever went to apply, she was a little late so I was waiting for about 15mins, once she came I was a little irritated but she apologized and had a good enough reason for my wait, anything after was definitely above professional. I applied and 4 days later she called and told me I was approved, you have exactly one week to get the security deposit together and that's the holding fee also, good thing with them is your security deposit can be as low as $500 or as high as first months rent $794 (for a one bedroom), DEPENDS on your credit only way you probably will not be approved is if you have evictions in your background, there's no two and three times security deposit, that made me so happy, you get a move in date the day you bring in your security deposit, if its the middle of the month (like mines was) you're rent is prorated (which means half) and that is due on that move in day after you inspect your apartment (she like to inspect it with you, and that's good because if anything needs to be taken care of she can get it done right then and there instead of having to put in a service request). I'll definitely update once I move in and again 6 months after. Hope I could help anyone looking to move in Barclay Square ApartmentsPs: Oh and its two apartment complexes one on Woodbourne (where the leasing agency is) and the other is about 1 mile from there. So be sure she specify which one you'll be applying for.