Foxy is the perfect rendition of what a wine bar in Turkey should look and taste like. The charcuterie selection is heavily veering on local meats and seafood delicacies. The wine list outperforms any other wine bar and includes many local producers. Overall, a perfect place for a glass of wine and nibbles.
Context: This Foxy is the second branch, the first located at the top of a boutique hotel in Karaköy. That one frankly has a better view, but the HQ has quickly become the Nişantalı branch so the food tends to come out better here and the wine stock is more extensive.
The founders are Levon Bağış, a wine expert and Maksut Aşkar, the acclaimed chef of Neolokal. The well-known duo brings together not only their own expertise but also that of their chef friends. The menu includes many dishes from great local chefs.
What to order: The menu is not stagnant, however a good rule of thumb in recommendations could be to go for the tarama and simit plate for some carby and fatty, fishy nibbles. If it has the lakerda in it even better. Şemsa’nın Dili (cold-cut beef tongue in mustard sauce), Burçak’ın Patlıcanı (fried aubergine cubes with grape molasses sauce) are also great dishes.
What to know: Kitchen closes at midnight.