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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Midnight Express Restaurant Review

: This charming little restaurant in a residential section of the Lower French Quarter proves that good eating in New Orleans need not be restricted to things Creole. Midnight Express is the work of the sister and brother team of Suleyman and Fatma Aydin, natives of Turkey who have brought a bit of the homeland to the Quarter. Among the appetizers, soups and salads on the regular menu are such standbys as hummus, stuffed grape leaves, tabbouleh and cigarette börek, all done more than competently. A hint of mint adds zest to an eggplant salad. Shrimp Sultan, with tomatoes and feta, is a grand main course, as is the tasty, thin-sliced gyros with a cool and bracing yogurt sauce. An open kitchen at the rear brings a bit of energy to the single, narrow dining room, colorfully furnished and decorated with old and new Turkish arts and crafts. The best table is at the front window, with low, fluffy couches and chairs.

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