We ran the Istanbul Marathon today and decided to stay in the Cihangir to celebrate to avoid walking too much. In the corner of Cohangir Cadessi and Anhatar we found Alchemist. They have a really nice beer and wine selection and... killer Long Island Iced Teas.
The place has two levels with just a few tables and is attended by the owners. We got hungry after a few drinks and ordered some of the mezzes. We were pleasantly surprised. Cicassian Style Chicken, Eggplant and Falafel Croquettes, and Lamb Pistachio Pate... Definitely a must if you are in the area, it's open from breakfast to dinner.