Fournos Theophilos

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$30 and under
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Greek

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From mountainous Macedonia in the north all the way to mesmerizing Crete in the south, hopping from coast to sunbathed coast and from the Aegean to the Ionian Sea, every region of Greece boasts its own local customs, traditions, dances, songs – as well as the distinctive flavors, aromas and textures of its dishes and food products.

Fournos Theophilos is your guide to a culinary journey into Greek flavors and regional cuisines, featuring:

authentic local recipes using unique ingredients and indigenous herbs
signature dishes
Mediterranean diet meals
the artistry of exceptional Greek chefs, pastry chefs and bakers
authentic small batch delicacies made by local co-ops
the rich, diverse Greek culinary heritage which goes back over 2000 years
the culinary traditions of every small village, island and mountain of Greece
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4.0
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3.8
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cardoc
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great ethnic Greek food. Good portions. Not everything on the menu was available but what was available was fresh and everything tasted wonderful. Would definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food quality and value were outstanding. The vibe felt more of a grab and go and less of a sit down service. It was very quiet and clean but probably too quiet and the lighting and styling had little ambiance. Extremely good food though and great service.

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AlfredoG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place!
A precious quiet spot in a very busy block in midtown. Generous portions and great food!

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vipXxxx
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

No liquor license. And apparently no drinks besides water as no one offers us any choices.
Food was not good - chicken was very fatty and not good.
Service was useless - our cold app of spreads took 30 mins and came w/ our dinner
Bathroom was dirty and smelled, no toilet paper.

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Celia
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We were celebrating two birthdays. It was first time for dinner. The Greek burger was not Greek! No Greek herbs and usual other ingredients, other than the meat.

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JayG
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

reasonable pricing for reasonable food, nothing outstanding, not bad, not great

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vipJohnT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food is fresh and absolutely delicious. I want to put their spicy feta spread on positively everything. The portions are quite large and I don't understand how it's all priced so fairly in Manhattan. We've been here twice now and will surely come many more times.
The only hesitation I have is over the service. The staff is very polite and courteous, but perhaps overly so: both times I've been, I've had to wait far too long to place my order, have the dishes cleared, or the check presented. The restaurant has not been busy either time, and the wait staff appears attentive (they're very quick to refill your water) but seem oddly reticent to disturb diners. It's a minor quibble, but it added significant time to dinner both times I've been. That said, I'll be back!

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NinaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It would be nice to have a vegetarian entree That isn’t heavy on cheese. Maybe gigantes with rice or potatoes. But all in all it is a nice place for a relaxed dinner.

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vipElizabethG
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very casual restaurant! Brand new without a liquor license. Downstairs is a market and upstairs is the restaurant! Really good food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value, enjoyed the food. Casual, upbeat restaurant. BYOB

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Large portions excellent service good value

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Rabbit
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

the food was somewhat unusual for Greek cuisine but well prepared. the service however was slow and they didn't have their liquor license yet. there is very little ambiance it is a casual, but friendly place. drop by for lunch or dinner but not for a romantic evening. I'd go back if I was in the neighborhood but wouldn't make a trip out of my way.

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vipMichelleB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Favorite item was the Greek Orange pie. Server was so sweet and helpful. First table I sat at was wobbly and it was too warm when I first sat down but I changed tables and mentioned something to the server about the temperature and she changed the temperature right away. Definitely would return. Might do take out next time and sit in Bryant Park.

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vipNYCHaynes
New York Area
205 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

the food is fresh and reasonably priced, until they get a liquor license it's BYOB without a corkage charge

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MichaelB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Bad food matched with horrible service. And I followed an employee into the bathroom only to find that the sink was broken (no water) and there were no paper towels.

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vipYannis
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed out dishes. The tourlou and the cod were very good.
It will be even better when wine can be served.
We are going back soon.

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vipSilke
New England
151 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fournos Theophilos is trying hard, and doing a remarkably good job given its small and unattractive, side-street location near Times Square. But good and and plentiful Greek food, friendly server, at a surprisingly low price. Trouble is, FT needs to fix its identity: doesn't know whether it's a cafe (store-front, downstairs for mainly male patrons to meet and drink Greek coffee) or a real restaurant (mezzanine upstairs, invisible from street and not so attractive when you get there... small, non-descript space, paper placements). Complicated name; small menu, basically Greek but missing some favorite dishes like taramasalata. Desserts (downstairs) don't add. I'd try hard to get wine license, lose smoothies, etc. and make it clearer that it's a real restaurant with real food, good value. Hope it succeeds!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing authentic Greek food for a fantastic price. Already went back!

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vipMika
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good. I would go again.
The only thing is there was no wine ... can Open Table make clear this is the case upfront? Now I see that some people have written that in their reviews. Frankly I don’t read up on reviews as they tend to be mixed. I would like to know upfront when making a selection from available restaurant list. If BYOB is OK, I would want to know that too.

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vipBeckyM
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

It was very disappointing; the appetizer was fine but entree & dessert were mediocre. Service was especially poor - waiters seemed to ignore me. Is that what a solo female diner should expect?! I will not return

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Kathryn
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Affordable theater district dining.

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vipStephT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite spot! Thanks Opentable!

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MariaL
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food kindness staff. Coffee was amazing!

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AprylH
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Would strongly recommend.

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vipphillydiner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, not great. Limited menu done competently at prices not often seen in Manhattan. BYOB, at least until they get a liquor license. Wish I had known going in, but went to Wine Wisdom on 46th. Take out on first floor, table service upstairs. Certainly a pre-theatre option.

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vipMle642
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a great spot near theaters for a lovely low-key and affordable meal. During the day, this appears to be a place that caters to a casual lunch crowd with counter-service. At night, the upper level is a table service restaurant. You can eat dinner here (shared appetizer, entree, maybe shared dessert) for $25 per person, no problem. In Midtown, that's called a deal. Note that there is no alcohol offered (maybe BYOB - worth asking). Service is friendly and professional. We will be back.

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texasdave
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife an I had dinner on a Friday night before a show. We had each had an appetizer and main course, portions are large. I had the potato salad and we shared the mixed dips appetizer. I also had the cod and she had the leg of lamb. All of it was delicious.

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KathleenC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We did not know what to expect. The food was delicious and a good value. We will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best, most authentic Greek food we’ve ever had. Pre theater prix fixe menu was fabulous and huge amount of food. Would go back here again and again.

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Nancyd
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Deliciously rich food. Service was excellent. Went on a Friday night with some friends and the staff was very attentive. Will come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice place! Food very fresh and waiters so kind!!

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Greek food was truly authentic and a great value! Looking forward to their getting a liquor license. Can't wait for our next visit.

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good
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

the food here was good but the menu was limited - they didn't even have hummus!!

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vipMattK
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My wife and I dined at Fournos Theophilos for a late lunch. The restaurant wasn't too busy when we visited, but most of the food on the menu were unavailable. Perhaps this was because it was Christmas Day and the restaurant was busy during breakfast/brunch.

From the limited selection that was available, we had Kagianas (with avocados) and Green Salad with Manouri cheese. My wife enjoyed her Kagianas. I thought my Green Salad with Manouri Cheese was decent, but the dressing was pretty salty for my taste, even when I paired it with cheese and toast.

We also had Fredo Cappuccino, and boy was it delicious! I was a little upset about the food but my iced cappuccino really made up for it.

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VictoriaM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious & amazing authentic food! I would definitely go back!

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StathisA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find, this is one of the best foods i had in a while. Menu is traditional Greek, food was very flavorful and the server was knowledgeable. very cozy room great for dinner. Highly recommend the chicken and Lamb dish, our female companion had the cod fish, which was also extremely delicious. Must try the Greek Salad and the spreads !

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Fournos Theophilos is rated 4.1 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.