Sarma is the third outpost in restaurateur Ana Sortun’s Boston
empire after the acclaimed Oleana and Sofra. Meyhanes
—literally, “houses of wine”—have been social gathering places in Istanbul
since Byzantium, and Sarma channels the communal spirit of these traditional Turkish bar/restaurants while serving up craft cocktails, local beer, and of course wine, not to mention typical meyhane
snacks like parsnip fritters and lamb kofte
(albeit the latter in slider form). Mezes, the eastern Mediterranean’s version of tapas, are also dished up alongside sarma
wraps and shish kebab: Chef/owner Cassie Piuma gets creative with the latter, skewering and grilling scallops, quail, and barbecued duck.