Faz Danville
Faz Danville

Faz Danville

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fazrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: (925) 838-1320
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm ;
    Happy Hour: Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm-7:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Faz Poursohi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Surrounded by redwood trees, our gorgeous Danville location is one of the most sought after venues! Custom menus & on-site event coordinators.
  • Entertainment: Live Music Thursday & Friday Nights

Getting there

  • Cross Street: School
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street and Private Lot
A word from Faz Danville
Faz Danville offers celebrated Mediterranean cuisine including dishes such as our fragrant pizzas & fresh flat bread prepared in our wood-burning oven! An inviting patio in a redwood grove is at the heart of this restaurant. Floor to ceiling glass in the lounge, dining and banquet rooms brings the ambiance of the patio into our guests year round.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Faz Danville reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (49)special occasion (33)neighborhood gem (29)good for groups (25)romantic (23)great for lunch (21)fit for foodies (19)notable wine list (9)scenic view (5)hot spot (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Wonderful
    NickBVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    My wife and I had a much needed date night there. The food was terrific and the service was exceptional. Thanks to everyone at Faz!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable
    Keith
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I am never disappointed when I come here. I was surprised that dinner was so reasonable. We're coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food quality has deteriorated
    FoodFinder
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Faz used to have much better food quality, but the veal cannelloni that I had ordered had more cheese than veal. I joked that I had to hunt for the veal. Sorbets were good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great wine & food!
    flavorseeker
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The lamb shank & polenta was wonderful paired with a nice white pines cab!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Serving staff was overwhelmed
    thead1stVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Friday night. Sould be a night with appropriate staff only one guy bussing tables so even with eye contact water refills were not.happening and more bread was exasperating to him. Felt bad but at times he had to be asked more than once even when passing back and forth empty handed Our waiter great. But the newbie was really ticking off people and fighting with the old couple next to us
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • idlehope
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I have had both lunch and dinner here and both were very good. At dinner time on a Saturday evening, it was very crowded and noisey. At lunch time during the week it was much less crowded, not noisey; therefore very relaxing. Good value for the money. Good service. I appreciate being able to use my Passport Card
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eldavo
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We were very disappointed. The seating was to tight. The waiter did not know which beers were in bottles and referred us to the Menu. He did not tell us what the specials were. Delicious Ceasear salad but way to much dressing and I did not eat any of it. The canneloni was without any garnish and the plate did not look appetizing
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  • Excellent food and service.
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Usually great for outdoor dining on the patio, but rain kept us inside this time. Still, the food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MAWrealtor
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I like this restaurant a lot. Their homemade potato chips are the best. The outdoor area is one of the nicest around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moreplease
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have dined here many times. We were disappointed in the service on this most recent visit. Our waiter never asked if we wanted another cocktail or wine with dinner. He also never came back to ask how our main course tasted. Our salads and main course were great. We opted out on dessert as our waiter left the dessert menu on the table before I was through with my dinner plate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some Good Menu Changes!
    jvmartin0707VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It's been a few months since we've dined at Faz, and there were notable menu changes. I thoroughly enjoyed the new lamb shank preparation, and would order it again. My husband had the pomegranate chicken (which has been on the menu in the past), and he enjoyed his meal as well. I'm sad to see some of the salads/appetizers have been swapped out for new ones (I had enjoyed the crab cakes, and the salad with quinoa). But, overall, we had a very nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Faz never disappoints
    NiseVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My family and I have been going to this location at least 15 years. They have been consistent with quality of food and service. The outdoor area is peaceful with the redwood trees and inside is elegant. It is a great place to celebrate special occasions and it is a romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great recovery & service
    LiveToDineVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Loved the tasty flatbread and fabulous dipping sauce that were served while we perused the menu. My husband ordered the roasted chicken and I had the filet mignon kabob. Unfortunately, my whole meal came out cold. Perhaps it was done first and sat waiting for the chicken? As soon as I notified the waiter he offer to redo the order rather than microwave to reheat. About ten minutes later my meal came. It was so delicious. I would return to order the same thing again. My husband chose to wait for me so his chicken was cold by the time he ate it. The manager apologized for the mishap and offered us each a complimentary dessert. Mistakes happen, but faz is 100% about great food and great service. We're happy and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary
    Anniversary
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times and the performance gets worse each time. The flood lights on the patio were shining right into my eyes and repeated requests to turn the lights down were not met with any success. The saxophone player on the patio was playing so loud that my table companion and I could not have a conversation. I am very disappointed in this restaurant. I used to like to go there for special occasions but no longer.
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  • Always good
    DanvilleDude
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Excellent food and always good. Thanks for helping with the large table. It was good all around.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch
    Dvine
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This is the best place. Beautiful outdoor dining with tall trees rock wall water fountain very tranquil. Great food at great prices. Service is wonderful. It's been around for a long time but never ceases to impress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad weekend to go
    Poor5ervice
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    There was a car show and I thougjt they were going to be prepared to serve but that was not the case, they had a limited menu, we ordered a sandwich that was supposed to come with fries and they didnt tell us they run out of fries until they served us the food. Really bad experience for a $14.00 sandwich.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out
    ElguapoVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I took my daughter for a special occasion hoping for a quiet table where we could talk and found perfect ambiance for us. Unlike other nice restaurants in the area, the tables are more than 6 inches apart. The filet Kababs were very good and the chocolate mud pie was incredible. Our server was very attentive and made some helpful recommendations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat was tough
    Gattopardo
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I ordered the tri-tip sandwich and the meat was so tough I couldn't chew it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and Delightful
    Joy2theworldVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Faz creates an ambience that allows you to feel you are up in the mountains surrounded by the giant redwoods while right in the heart of downtown Danville. The food is delicious and the offerings numerous. My favorites include the brick oven chicken and the pecan chocolate pie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service has declined
    CarsonVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Faz was one of my go to locations for dinner for quite some time. After not going for a year or so I noticed a big difference in the service. It was very slow and I had to ask to repeatedly for everything. The food was fine, but a bit dry. Definitely a decline from where it was. I really hope they improve.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What you want is what you get
    RussandMarilynVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    FAZ is changing the menu and is in transition right now...we have our favorites and they were not on the new menu...but we asked, and we got them...fabulous. The Executive Chef came out to meet us and we talked over menu items...she noted that they need to keep some of the super favorites that regulars love...and that will be done...overall, a fabulous time and super food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't go
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Faz is worn, tired and well past its prime. We used to be frequent diners -- five years ago -- and decided to try it again. The deck furniture looks old. The deck planks are soft. The food is bad. Lamb shank was tasteless and the portion was small. The special petrale sole reminded us of a dish from a family coffee shop. A gentleman who we assumed to be the host was odd; he did not know the ingredients of dishes and was awkward in his appearance. The waitress was slightly dismissive of him. And for all this, a high price. We will not return any time soon.
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  • Sit under the stars
    Wytoca
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Faz has the most delightful outdoor dining. You sit outside among the redwoods with a view of the stars. A rock waterfall providing a nice backdrop and a feeling of privacy. It is one of the nicest outdoor spaces in the Bay area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lexigirl
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We were happy with our experience. The only advice would be that waiters should get the right dish to the right person. I ordered medium meat in my hamburger as did one other guest. The third guest ordered medium rare which is the plate I was given. By the time I received my plate the other person had taken a bite so I ate part of my meal and left the rare. I brought these three ladies to Faz because I always like the outside patio ... so did they. It was their first time at your restaurant. Two of the ladies are from out of town. The third lady and myself are from Danville.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We recently celebrated a birthday and Faz for the bill for a great lunch! The atmosphere was relaxing and friendly. The menu offers a balance selection for every palate. To sum it up in one word - tasty!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food / Slow Service
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The menu has many great selections and the food is great. Great ambiance and setting. Friendly service, but very slow. On a slow weeknight, it took 50 minutes to get our entrée. The complimentary pita and sauce were not a great substitute for a very slow kitchen. Will definitely return, but only when I know I have enough time to waste an hour or so before eating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • Consistently Excellent Restaurant
    GritboyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have been patrons of Faz Danville for 20 years, and it always delivers excellent food and service in a very inviting atmosphere. The outdoor dining is the best in the East Bay, with a large enclosed deck, graced by several tall redwood trees. The salmon is always superb - the best we get at any restaurant. Danville has many excellent restaurants, and we dine out a lot. Faz is among the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 755 reviews are from the Faz Danville reviews archive.
  • Always Reliable
    TravelgurudanvilleVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have been comingto Faz as long as the restaurant has been here, 25 or so years. What do we love? The beautiful outside deck set among huge redwoods and the tables set far enough apart so conversation is easy without having to strain to hear or needing to talk loud. The food is consistent and the nightly specials have always been good...particularly the fish. But the rest of the menu has not changed over the many years we have been frequenting the place, and while good, it would be nice to see it updated. It was nice to see some fresh new wait staff who were attentive, enthusiastic and excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    stevejs
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Faz, it seems, has gone downhill from how it used to be. We visited the restaurant on a week night when it was not crowded and, despite this, received poor service overall. Our waitress did not take our order for almost 30 min., did not bring our drinks without several reminders, and did not check to see if our meals were okay once we received them. The rack of lamb we ordered was cooked rare, instead of medium-rare. At $32, this was not acceptable. We enjoyed one of the desserts (the chocolate pecan torte), but the other dessert was covered with a chocolate syrup, rather than a house-made chocolate topping, and disappointed. Though we have enjoyed dining at Faz in the past, we probably will not be back given this most recent experience.
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  • Surprisingly Poor Service
    1UnluckyExperience
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We came in for our Anniversary, asked to sit outside but weather changed and ended up inside. Ordered the Rack of Lamb. First time it came out Well-done, Second time it came out Raw. Asked to speak with the Manager, and was told "No Manager on Duty". Could talk with either the Hostess or the Bartender. Wife ordered 16 oz. Tee-Bone Steak @ $32.00, and was told they were out, and substituted Filea. I was amazed that they charged the same price as Tee-Bone, and it was a very little piece of steak. Waitress offered to give us a Free Desert, brought it to the table, and spilled the cream. Thankfully, they did not charge for the Rack of Lamb. This was the first time this ever happened, maybe not a good idea to go during the middle of the week.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downhill, needs a revamp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The place could be great with the right people running it, needs a makeover bad. The outdoor setting could be awesome if they fixed it up. The old wood deck needs replacing, the tables and patio chair need replacing. The food quality needs improving, the items on special were good, but nothing from the menu were worth the price. I might return only for drinks to enjoy the patio, but that is it.
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  • Great local spot
    luv2eat4me
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The ambiance and service was excellent. Food was very good. Wine options excellent. The Thursday street fair blocked traffic access, unless you knew the alternate route. Therefore, the restaurant traffic was light. It meant we got extra attention. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caymanmama43VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Food was good, ambiance by the water feature on the deck lovely, but the service was very slow. Then at the end of the meal, we were never asked about coffee and dessert. We had to request the menu and then wait again for the one dessert to arrive. In fact, one of our group had to leave before dessert or the check arrived.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous outdoor seating!!
    Micheleb0706VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband took me there for a special birthday celebration with another couple. It was simply perfect! A tiny bit noisy, give we were sitting outside right by the musician. Conversation was a little stretched...but that is so minor, I would not even call it a complaint. The food and service were top shelf. The ambiance sitting outside was perfection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Intimate Dining
    KtDansrVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Have enjoyed Faz for several years, for different occasions. Have attended several wonderful parties, both formal and casual. Food and drink service always exceptional. Bar service has always been top notch, whether ordering food or not. Table side service for 2 always seems to be slow as that must not be their top priority. My only complaint is the lack of vegetarian (preferably vegan) entrees. There are 2 items I can order without major modification. I'd love to see the chef get creative with vegetables! Us plant based diet folks are fast growing in number based on concerns for global warming in addition to health concerns. We'll be back as we dine out in Danville every Friday night.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dinner
    Scooter
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great setting in the trees. You'd never know you are in the middle of town. Nice range of dinner specials on top of an already-great menu. Great food. Waiter adjusted a number of items to accommodate dietary preferences. Very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Dinner Celebration
    HungryDiner
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Had a wonderful meal out on the beautiful patio. The service was taxed to the limit with the big crowd, but everyone was very pleasant and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • simply awful
    2000sfdiners
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Our white wine was warm when brought to table - we were told refrigerator was broken and told to put wine in ice bucket and wait for it to chill. Background musician thought he was giving a concert - music was very loud. Service was awful. Do not waste your money or time.
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  • Special that wasn't
    WildaboutBoar
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My husband keeps telling me that at FAZ I have to stick with the pasta and other Mediterranean dishes. I ordered a fish "special" and it was so bland and boring I would have been embarrassed serving it for dinner at home. The crab cake disappointed as well. What has happened to FAZ???
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