Photos: Michael Tulipan
From the team behind FOB Filipino BBQ comes Rana Fifteen, a new Turkish spot in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Chef-Owners Ahmet Kiranbay and Armando Litiatco serves the food of the Aegean and Western Turkey inspired by Kiranbay’s mother, Rana.
A la carte options and a family style Rana’s Table feast of fifteen dishes served in the traditional Çilingir Sofrasi or “Locksmith’s Table” style showcases numerous meze and light plates for sharing. Here it is composed of 8 appetizers, 4 seasonal mezes, a choice of an entrée and side to share, plus for dessert Güllaç (made with rice, milk and honey with strawberry jam and pistachios). Rana’s Table is an affordable $39 per person with a minimum of 2 guests (a few entrée options have a $5 supplement per person).
The a la carte menu offers appetizers like Kimyon Garlic Shrimp with pul biber (Aleppo pepper), sesame and butter; Fava Bean pate with dill, red onion and olive oil; and thick Atom Labneh with brown butter, chili and garlic.
Entrees feature a whole Grilled Branzino stuffed with herbs and lemon; Grilled Lamb Chops with urfa pepper and black cherry preserves made by Rana herself; Stuffed Eggplant with black lentils, tomato sauce, baharat spice blend, garlic haydari (yogurt dip); and Iskender Steak, an 8-ounce black Angus strip served with tomato sauce, yogurt, brown butter and flatbread.
The room evokes the Aegean and Mediterranean with an arched ceiling and bright white brick walls. The room seats 45 with an additional 8 seats at a circular bar. Turkish evil eye symbols are designed to ward off any evil intentions.
Rana Fifteen is located at 209 4th Ave (at Union Street), Park Slope, Brooklyn. (347) 599-1525
For more information, visit www.ranafifteen.com.
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