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Bridge Turkish and Mediterranean Grill 315 Raritan Ave Highland Park, NJ 08904


315 Raritan Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

(732) 418-9000


Coban salata (shepherd salad )  

Chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, fresh green onions and parsley tossed together with olive oil & vinegar dressing. 

Mediterranean salad  

Fresh lettuce, shredded carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, lemon juice, and olive oil. 



Ezogelin ( red lentil soup )  

Imam bayildi (stuffed eggplant)  

Whole eggplant served with delicious stuffing prepared from onions, green peppers, parsley, pine nuts, raisins, garlic olive oil and unique herbs. 

Slgara boregi (filo roll )  

Thin layered, fried crispy filo dough rolls filled with ground meat. Fried crispy filo-dough filled with ground meat, onions, tomatoes, parsley, green bell peppers and unique herbs. 

Avocado roll $ 12.95 

Fried crispy filo-dough filled with mashed avocado, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, fresh peas, carrots and unique herbs. 



Sis kebab (rib eye shish kebab)  

Tenderloin cubes of rib eye marinated in our chefs unique seasonings. 

Kuzu pirzola (lamb chops)  

Lamb chops grilled to tender perfection. 

Biftek (rib eye steak)  

Exquisite piece of rib eye steak, grilled to perfection 

Tavuk sis (chicken shish kebab)  

Tenderloin cubes of chicken marinated in our chef’s unique seasonings. 

Sabze guvec(vegetable casserole)  

Turkish dish consisting of eggplant, potatoes, garlic, celery, squash, carrots and onions in a tomato-based sauce, baked in a clay pot. 

Falafel dinner  

6 pcs. A mixture of ground chickpeas and fresh vegetables tossed in spices and deep fried., And a side of tahini sauce. 


information about Bridge Turkish and Mediterranean Grill
Vaad of Raritan Valley

Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED

Cuisine: Turkish & Mediterranean
Avg. Check: $30-$50

Succah On Succot: No
Nine Days Menu: Yes
Open for Pesach: No

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ABOUT Bridge Turkish and Mediterranean Grill

There is a long history of friendship and comradery between Turkish and Jewish people. Sam Eriske grew up in a Turkish neighborhood, which was about one third Jewish having several synagogues. In February 2020, Sam opened Bridge Turkish Grill to rekindle the mutual admiration he remembers fondly from his youth. 


The restaurant décor is designed to be reminiscent of the old country - Turkey. Istanbul is a city that is divided by the Bosphorus River. One half of the city is in Asia and the other half is in Europe. There is a bridge connecting the 2 halves of the city, the owner was raised on the shores of Bosphorus within the shadows of the bridge, hence the name the Bridge Turkish Grill pays homage to our owners' hometown. They have a large mural of the “Bridge,” which customers often confuse with the George Washington Bridge. There is a 60-inch computer monitor that is constantly scrolling through pictures of Turkey from the Bazar of Istanbul to Cappadocia and includes the shul in Sam’s owner’s home neighborhood. 


Bridge is the only full service genuine Turkish kosher restaurant in the U.S.A. The food and spices used in their cooking is unique to Turkish cuisine. Turkey is on the Mediterranean coast but being a transcontinental country Turkish spices and food developed differently from the traditional Mediterranean like Israeli and the surrounding area cuisine. Half the staff, including Chef Atakan, were born and raised in Turkey, allowing for a genuine Turkish experience. 


Popular hot appetizers include the avocado rolls, fried crispy filo-dough filled with mashed avocado, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, fresh peas, carrots and unique herbs. Meat rolls are also popular. 

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For the meal, you can’t go wrong with Tavuk Sis aka Chicken Shish Kabob, tenderloin cubes of chicken marinated in chef’s unique seasonings. The Lamb Shank is also a crowd pleaser. An even bigger crowd pleaser is the Bridge Kebab with Pistachios, which is ground lamb wrapped in a lavash bread (tortilla) flavored with garlic, red bell peppers, parsley unique herbs. and grilled on skewers with unique herbs. Fish lovers have options such as the Salmon Shish Kebab, char-grilled salmon served with rice and grilled vegetables. Vegetarians have tons of options too. There’s a whole section on the menu for them, with items like the Sabze Guvec or vegetables casserole, a Turkish dish consisting of eggplant, potatoes, garlic, celery, squash, carrots and onions in a tomato-based sauce, baked in a clay pot. Dessert options include babka and parve ice cream, and don’t forget the Turkish tea. 


The Bridge offers catering, takeout, and delivery. They also host events, with seating for up to 100 guests. They offer lunch specials every day, except Sunday. The lunch special consists of one of eight items including their very popular doner kebab and vegetarian options of bamyas (baby okra) served with your choice of soup or salad. Another category of lunch specials are sandwiches served with French fries and soda. 


Additionally, shabbat specials, are offered, consisting of appetizers, entrees and dessert for 4 people. The shabbat specials must be ordered by 5 on Thursday.
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