Every season in Bodrum comes with one eagerly-awaited new opening that’s talked about more than others. In 2018 that is Dramalı in Bitez, a place that— thanks to flattering word of mouth—has already become a must-visit. The brainchild of Mustafa Ataman, the place is a family-operated business aspiring to become a favorite address for Ortakent locals, and even though the neighborhood has plenty of dining options, it seems that Dramalı’s concept is what’s been missing.
With a combined indoor and outdoor capacity of 120 people, Dramalı is up for big things. However, the available space is not intimidating; on the contrary, it is all about comfort and privacy. A stage in the heart of the spacious garden hosts live jazz performances almost every night during the summer (check @dramali for details), and the ‘no kids’ policy ensures that your comfort stays intact the entire time.
The ambience isn’t the only captivating aspect of the place. High-quality meat cuts are the highlight of the menu, including entrecôte Café de Paris which is made according to the original recipe. To benefit from the full range on offer you might want to make a dinner reservation since many dishes are prepared only for the evening. All that goes well with an extensive wine selection, and topped off with delicious desserts by M.O.S. (Museum of Sweets) pastry shop in Gümüşlük.
Open daily 10am-11.30pm.
Oyder Caddesi, Bahçe Sokak No.11, Ortakent; T: (0252) 348 35 34