Permanently Closed - Faros Restaurant

4.4
257 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Faros’s environment provides each patron with an authentic Greek dining experience, ensuring great service. Our food is prepared fresh with high quality ingredients and we take pride in offering large portions at reasonable prices.

With 2 floors, offering seating inside and outside, Faros is a great venue for private and semi-private functions of all sizes. We look forward to serving the community of Brooklyn and the surrounding towns for many years to come.
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipme1ny
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our family party of 5 has dined at Faros many times. The moussaka, pastitsio, and lamb with orzo was very good as always....The Avgolemono soup seemed thickened and not as enough chicken broth flavor as before. Spanakopita was a bit too salty for our likes. We prepare it at home & it is never so salty. The salmon wrapped in filo with spinach & feta was also too salty and had not very much salmon inside. We thought it was overpriced.
They were out of the greek white wine we ordered so we had an Italian Pinot. Only surprise was an 18% tip that was already added on to the bill when we received it...Surprising as we were 3 adults and 6 and 8 year old girls.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Setty
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Cons:
1)The place was like an inferno. I had to tell the manager to please lower the heat . Literally we were going to pass out
2) Waited 25 minutes at our table before the waiter came
3) They have a bar, yet they didn't have most alcohol to make cocktails. Basically they only have beer and wine
4) The seats and tables are on top of one another. They squeeze as many tables and chairs as possible in this narrow restaurant.
The tables are approximately 8 in apart. No sense of privacy at all
5) After waiting 25 min for a waiter, it took another 40 min for our food to come

Pro: Only pro is that the food was pretty good

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good, always satisfying

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JannaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I took my friend here for his bachelor party dinner and it was amazing! He had said a while ago that he loved Greek food and had fond memories of sharing it with his father, and he lived in the Park Slope area so I just did a yelp search and Faros the first thing to come up. We couldn't believe how delicious the food was, and it was perfect for large groups. We ordered seconds of all the appetizers for the table. The saganaki was lit on fire right in front of us. Only thing was the balkava was a dry, flaky baklava as opposed to the wet honey-soaked baklava we were used to - maybe it's a different way of preparing, but it was still delicious. We had a great time!

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NINAC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always treated well here. Would appreciate after-dinner drinks and more wines on the menu, but menu still good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointing, always consistent, food is delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try

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notcomingback
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I had the bronzino and it was simple but very tasty. The veal special was also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fresh ingredients well prepared. Weak spirits selection

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ersiliaN
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very old stile food ok not to busy and restaurant is not beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality and selection are very good.
Service was on point. Will return again

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Kateri
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had an early appointment at 6:30 pm before most came we ate outside that greatly influence the noise level and therefore the ambiance. wait staff terrific we sat, drank wine, enjoyed our meals and talked. it was almost 9 pm when we left. although the restaurant inside, when we left, was bustling, outside in the garden there were only 2 other couples. staff did not hover over us to rush us out. not overpriced given wine appetizers and main course. a great dining experience.

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Excellent
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, unintrusive service, well-priced. Could be a bit quieter.

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vipJerry
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and pleasant ambiance

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Raquel
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, slow service. Overall, a great place, where I always find new dishes I really enjoy.

HM
HowardM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my cousins who were in from Pennsylvania and we were all pleased. As a Greek food lover and a frequent traveller to Astoria, I would compare this restaurant very favorably to any of those others. I certainly would go back to Faros.

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OliveL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The wait time for food was way too long for a Wednesday evening. It took almost an hour for our entrees to arrive.

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ginnyg
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food in comfortable surroundings good place to catch up with friends

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for a date, portions are big, service was good.

AH
AnneH
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant could use a more prominent awning because Ive lives in park slope a long time and didn’t realize it was here! But the food is amazing, so so good, and the atmosphere is charming. We came for a birthday dinner with 8 people and everyone was delighted by this restaurant. Now I want to come here all the time!

FL
FoodLover
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The brunch food was not bad, but not the best. I feel like they probably excel more with dinner. Will definitely be back to try it.

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Paula
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely space well situated on 7th Avenue, and they even have a little garden in the back. We were there on a rainy Sunday, and had a lovely brunch. I think at a different time of day the noise level would be livelier. Lovely staff and the food was very good, but I suspect that their skills at Greek cooking are likely to be better represented over lunch and dinner dishes. Nonetheless, we enjoyed and we will return.

MR
vipMariaR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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BrielleE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. Went for brunch for a birthday. The food was perfection, great service, very friendly and accommodating.

BJ
BrooklynJazz
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful room, nicely prepared classic Greek dishes — though not as exciting flavors as you’d find in Astoria with higher prices. Is a solid neighborhood spot for a date with my wife.

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MLLP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great local gem. Best lamb chops I've had in a long time. Tender and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The service was unprofessional and inexperienced. The menu was explained terribly and we were served the prix fixe despite explicitly saying we did not want it. We waited for an hour and 15 minutes and the food still had not come so we left.

HN
HarrisN
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good, value was fair. Service was non-existent. They need significantly more waitstaff during the dinner rush. Asks (even for more wine) were constantly forgotten and it took forever to get the waiter’s attention.

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hrhlucky
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times one if my favorite go to spots. In fact thinking I'm going back again tonight for the avgolemono soup and the spanokopita. Just like mamma used to make.

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vipRonaF
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! Food was absolutely delicious and service was great !

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vipme1ny
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faros is our go to family occasion local restaurant, but this is the first time we went for brunch on Sunday.
The brunch specials are very nice, coming with mimosa or bloody mary, but we didnt have them as they were not Greek specialties. We had the delicious Avgolemono soup....just perfect amount of lemon in the chicken base. The other never to disappoint dish is the moussaka with meat and vegetables in its individual crock. Excellent. Wait staff very attentive and pleasant.

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UnclePo
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was very limited. They need at least one more waiter. We told them we were in a rush but it still took 45 minutes from the time we ordered to get our food. We had to ask for them to check on the food or it never would have come. Same with getting the check. Food was good but I will never go back. The owner was not remotely welcoming. Just asked if I had a reservation and then ignored me. The restaurant is a bizarre shape- long and narrow - do not sit near the entrance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food!

JK
JackK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All desserts are $12, which is rather steep for a bowl of fresh fruit -- I took most of it home. Otherwise the food and service is good

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BeenThereAteThat
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Faros has been one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants since it opened. Nice space, a good selection of tasty Greek food, and friendly service. For Valentine's Day, the service was friendly as ever if a bit slower. As is the case at many restaurants on special occasion days, there was a more limited prix fixe menu at a total price higher than what we usually pay other times. Not a big deal, just a reminder that going to a restaurant on a special occasion day can often involve some tradeoffs.

JA
JulienA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faros is my fave restaurant in Park Slope. It’s perfect. The food is amazing.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely and delicious time served with old world timing and respect ... will return without question !

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Suedinesout
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the service excellent. I highly recommend it. I love their meat moussaka.

JM
JMagrip
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Greek fare in Brooklyn New York

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Permanently Closed - Faros Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 623-2767.

Permanently Closed - Faros Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 257 OpenTable diners.

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