Restaurant, Turkish, French, $$$
A restaurant truly worthy of Turkey’s first Michelin star, Nicole Restaurant is run by chef Aylin Yazıcıoğlu, who gave up her doctoral studies at Cambridge University to pursue her true passion in the kitchen. After finishing her education at the Cordon Bleu Institute in Paris, she worked with many esteemed French chefs before opening Nicole Restaurant. The perfect confluence of her French skills and Turkey’s freshest ingredients are represented on a seasonally altered tasting menu, accompanied by wines from Turkey’s boutique vineyards. Did we mention the amazing Istanbul view from the elegant terrace floor dining room?