Fanara's Restaurant

4.5
149 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Our menu selections will delight the eye and the palate. Private dinners and special events available.
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RM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

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d
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem. Excellent food, nice wine list and good service.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very clean and well decorated. The restaurant is not large but it is very comfortable. Servers are very good and friendly. The owner Joe is almost always at the restaurant as is his daughter Michelle who is the manager both are very competent and friendly. Good bartenders a great kitchen staff and good, generous drinks at a fair price.

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LI
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their grouper.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was wonderful. It was noisy for a small place. But that is to be expected. We would definitely go back.

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MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

My husband and I have been going there for years and when their cook Joe left so did the good food. I don't think we will be back anytime soon. The ambience is nice with the white table cloths and all but the 1/2 price wines at the bar during happy hour have disappeared as well. 😢

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M
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Even though we had a reservation for my birthday dinner, we waited 30 minutes at the bar for our table. We were then seated basically seated in the walkway between the restrooms and kitchen doors. Needless to say, it was busy and very uncomfortable. Also, they were only offering their restaurant week menu. You could not order anything from their normal menu. No where was this stated on their website or anywhere to be seen in advance.

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SQ
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good. Table was in front of a doorway to a party and was really loud. We could hardly hear each other

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LB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Fanara's. It was great to try a new restaurant in the area during Restaurant Week. The food and service was great.

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EW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites. Food is delicious. Always an enjoyable experience.

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Evening out with friends! Thanks!

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly atmosphere, food was delicious, great hostess n bartender.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first time to Fanra’s but we will definitely be going back!

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MW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience was warm and cozy. Bar service was attentive and friendly. Owner was present and was hospitable and warm. Meeting and greeting all customers . Menu spectacular and our server was friendly and on point with appetizers and the main dishes . Food was to die for great Italian and generous portions Would highly recommend and will definitely be back

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food at a fair price. Facilities are spotless and plentiful parking

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P
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This place is not cheap. I had looked at the menu prior to going and was so excited to try the vodka pasta, one of my favorite dishes. There version was supposed to have prosciutto in it, it did not. Of course they still charged $20 for a plate of pasta, very watery sauce, and what tasted like overcooked frozen peas. To say it was disappointing would be an understatement. Our waitress was not friendly at all, never asked how our food was once. I asked her about knocking off a few dollars because there was no prosciutto in my dish and she said no. Left my mother's cc in the machine and acted bothered when we called her over to say we didn't get the card back. Absolutely awful, would never go back.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greater quality of food for a reasonable rate. Owner is always there greeting everyone, great place!

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RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Good service. Not too expensive. Meatballs were especially good.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding!! Tried the lobster special which was so flavorful and delicious !! We also had the Bolognese which has a wine base that gives it an extraordinary taste!! We will definitely be back soon.

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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Leave there every week, completely satisfied, and filled. Best service!

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CF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Don’t go here unless you’re over 50. Having dined here before I suggested It for my 21 year old son to take his girlfriend for Valentine’s Day. We made reservation on open table 5 days before. They arrived at 6:55 for a 7 pm reservation and waited until 7:30 before quietly leaving in a rage. No one spoke to them after they checked in and they watched table after table of
people who arrived after them being seated. Such a let down after planning a romantic date. It is wrong for restaurants to discriminate.

Fanara's Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2019

We apologize you felt that way, we absolutely do not discriminate towards anyone. Due to it being Valentine's Day we were very busy and running a little behind. We hope you, your son, and his girlfriend will give us another try, once again we are very sorry that happened and we would be more than happy to accommodate you all!

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Overall great dining experience!!

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B
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Austin, our waiter was great in accommodating our two little ones. Service and food were excellent as always.

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CM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Very nice evening

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my boyfriend!

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EW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food. Joe Fanara and his lovely wife Yvonne are great hosts too

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BL
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food, service and atmosphere. Staff always friendly.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Great food and service. Every time we have been there the owner is walking around making sure your meal is top notch.

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LD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Fanara's is consistently delicious and reasonably priced with ample portions. Sea bass Francais was incredible and the filet mignon was properly cooked to order. Veal piccata was good but not as tender as expected. Weekends are very busy so be prepared to have a drink at the very friendly bar.

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m
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our second time, was fantastic again. Will definitely be back with friends!

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SC
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Disappointed we were seated in back room. We always sat in front of restaurant. This other room was very dull and pretty vacant of customers the time slot we had. There were empty tables in front,so I asked hostess if we could be moved and she said"no" without an explanation. Service,too,was disappointing as well. Waiter was very personable but neglected serving us bread. We had to ask another server. Our salads should have been out before our entree was served not at the same time. And, my well done ordered filet came out a more med well. I never saw this server again for awhile,so tried to consume some of the meat. He should have asked me how meat was cooked before he disappeared. I recognize this was a busy evening,but didn't offer us a happy New Years occasion.Prior to this 1 dinner, all our dinners have been excellent in the past and we will return but not seated in that room!.

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LJ
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent neighborhood Italian place with great food and service.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome. Great service and fantastic food. Gem close to home. Will be back!

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p
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived with reservations for 7 pm on a Friday nt via email they didn't have ...but eventually graciously found us a table for 5 in back room. It was perfect large quiet table with exceptional male waiter. Food was wonderful exceptional seafood chowder!

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TH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit for dinner with friends. Everything was wonderful .
Will return.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our fist time dining at Fanara's. The bartenders were attentive and the drinks were well made. The owner personally welcomed us, which was a nice touch. Nice selection of Italian dishes and specials. I would dine there again!

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and service were fantastic.

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GA
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very comfortable restaurant.
Not too noisy.
Food was very good.
Service was warm and friendly.
Good place to go!

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BL
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent ! Comfortable atmosphere, great food, lovely service. Can't go wroungwith anything on the menu !

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SC
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and wonderful food. My Filet was the most delicious I ever tasted. I order it well done and this steak was so tender and juicy. Can't wait to return.

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