Another delish dinner at the Faros. Went there for a mother’s day with a family. Food
Great, authentic food made with all fresh ingredients. Everyone loved all the appetizers on the menu; lamb shank for main course was amazing. The only complaint - our table was very narrow as the restaurant itself is narrow. We had a table for 11 so it was difficult to fit the plates, but everything was eaten so fast that the plates would leave the table so it was not a huge problem.
We dined here on a busy Saturday night. Though the place was full, service was reasonably attentive. And every dish was perfect -- from octopus and squid appetizers to the lamb shank special. We stayed longer than planned so we could have dessert. Will definitely return.
We thoroughly enjoyed our vegetarian meal, from starters to salads to entrees...and only regret that we were too full to try desserts! Attentive service and welcoming, calm environment made for an altogether excellent experience.
This is just a good ol' greek place with a comfortable setting. You can't go wrong and the food is very good.
Food was very nice. Staff tired and anxious to go home. It showed.
We had a large group that descended on Faros over 30 mins late for our reservation (we called but the delay was outside of our control.) They could not have been nicer and more accommodating. They made us feel welcome and valued. And the food was spectacular. From flamed cheese table-side to assorted humus and spanikopita to entrees of moussaka, lamb shank (special), and fish - everything was superb!
The food and service were excellent. The restaurant ihas a nice ambiance. Overall a very good place.
Good neighborhood restaurant with an adequate representation of Greek Cuisine.
It was great and very authentic
Had a good experience for a birthday with a large group.
We love Faros. It's the rare restaurant these days where you can have a wonderful meal and actual conversations with friends without shouting over loud music. Thank you, Faros.
Great food and ambiance . We highly enjoyed our meal
WE NEEDED A NIGHT OUT AND THIS WAS THE PERFECT SPOT. FRIENDLY GREETING, EXCELLENT SERVICE, DELICIOUS FOOD, AND QUIET AMBIANCE
Very good food, drinks, and service.
Nice homey restaurant. Everyone was very nice. Food delicious especially the lemon potatoes. Good find
The food was by far the best authentic greek food I've ever had. The waiter was vey attentive and the service was excellent. The decor was very pleasing to look at as well. Perfect for a low key date night.
Great options for vegetarians, great food, great service, and no complaints.
Great Greek food like mother's cooking. Nice wine selection.
Constantin our waiter was great and suggested all sorts of good veggie food
Excellent food. Excellent service
They Were very kind to our kids, we enjoyed the food
Great food and awesome service. I got the moussaka and my friend got the lamb chops. Would highly recommend both.
Everything we ordered was fresh and tasty! Faros is one of my local favorites and service by wait staff is always good. I always bring friends to dine here and feedback is always positive!
Clean spacious restaurant. Great service. Very attentive staff. However food was below average. The entrees were very bland and the food was way over cooked. Not impressed.
Great service!! The food was exceptional. We had such a great time.
Not Greek to me....Back again after a month with a large greek heritage family group celebrating a rare get together at a somber occasion. This time the appetizers were not as spectacular. The meatballs were dry and overbaked and when called to the waiters attention he checked with the chef and said they had to be fully baked as they are make with pork---not a good answer. They were not dry last time. The saganaki was a bit too oily. The big greek salad is spectacular and very fresh loaded with greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, olives . The orzo with lamb was terrific, just enough tomato based sauce and lamb pieces. The moussaka was layered with eggplant and rich sauce and the pastitsio had rich sufficient sauce with the pasta layers. Only trouble was getting our favorite table next to the window as we had 4 children of various ages and that is not the ambiance they want to portray, I am quite sure. We did manage to get it though.
Food was good and nice portions, just enough. We just picked it through OpenTable because of price and location not knowing what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. Everything was good!
Faros is a very dependable neighborhood place. Good food, decent prices, very attentive service. Maybe it's not one of the greatest Greek restaurants in New York, but I could happily go here once a month.
The main dishes are very good (especially the vegetarian moussaka), but for me the appetizers are the standouts. Saganaki, spanikopeta, grape leaves, and other essentials of Greek food. The wine list is decent, containing several Greek wines.
Greek specialties at high quality....As a Greek heritage family we are always looking for well prepared greek food. This local spot on 7th Ave in Brooklyn just fits the bill. The portions are generous and you can have a wonderful variety of greek dishes by choosing 4 or 5 small appetizers. The keftedes (greek meatballs) were tender and juicy as is the flaming saganaki, eggplant and traditional avgolemono soup, to name a few... Moussaka is flavorful and very well seasoned, with the right touch of cinnamon. Definitely worthy a visit.
A horrible experience of being totally ignored by the wait staff, while other diners who arrived after us were tended to out of order. We waited more than 10 minutes with no more attention than water, got up, and left after seeing that they were clearly understaffed, and the outdoor guests took precedence over the few inside guests like us. Terrible management.
Great go-to neighborhood restaurant
Consistently good food
Always delicious mezes, fish, and Greek salad
Friendly, helpful servers
My sister and brother in law who with dined with us have been to Greece and said the food was very authentic. Their moussaka is the definition of comfort food and was excellent. There are vegetable and meat options of the moussaka which is also nice. The Lamb shank special with roasted potatoes was also superbly seasoned and prepared. Service was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
We had a delightful evening. Considerate service, generous portions of tasty food , and a quiet atmosphere – so we were able to have a real conversation. We look forward to dining here again.
The service was good mostly (see below) and the place is pleasant but I was disappointed in the food. A friend and I shared a simple salad which had some goat cheese, much less than restaurants usually provide. The greens were fresh but the salad wasn't special. The main disappointment was the entree. Bronzino was a special that day and usually Greek restaurants make great fish. We both ordered it. I expected a great grilled taste but the fish was plain without much flavor. The waiter asked if we wanted it deboned and we said yes, but they didn't explain that would be $8 extra. Surprises aren't fun in eating out. Also, pilaf is listed on the menu accompanying entrees, so I expected pilaf with the fish but we were kale, which I don't like. I should have asked them to substitute pilaf but was hungry and just at the fish. Again, surprises aren't fun.My friend seemed happy and ate everything, so to each his own.
great food, great service!! food came fast! came here for my boyfriends birthday and it was a great time!!
It was super delicious. Only downside was we were seated in the upstairs area which had less of a warm ambiance than downstairs, it felt almost like a function hall for events. But I think it's because we arrived late to our reservation.
I would definitely come back here, very good place.
Tasty and authentic
We had shrimp on a bed of linguine and the lamb shank special. First was an oily mess. Latter was browned too long so that the outer part was like eating a mix of wood and paper. The inside had no flavor and I don't even know what the sauce was supposed to be. Side of green beans was like it came out of a can. Just bad.
We walked into Faro 1/2 hour early (6pm) following a Sunday afternoon concert at Brooklyn Library. The staff were welcoming, They suggested a table to the side - perfect for two friends chatting over a birthday dinner. The menu selections discussed we chose salads and a main course. My grilled octopus was tasty! Because it was my birthday we finished with a tray of various pastries that were thoughtfully presented. Accepting the server's suggestion we took home a bonus of grapes and orange slices decor from the dessert plate! We enjoyed the dinner made pleasant by the attentive but not intrusive service. Bravo!
We had a great experience here. The food was delicious, and we loved the cozy ambiance!