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Jul 10, 2011 01:16 PM

Faros - Park Slope?

has anybody tried the new Greek joint, Faros, on 7th ave between Union and Berkeley?

84 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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  1. Faros is the best Greek restaurant in the Slope if not the borough, Greek salad was fresh and delicious, Saganaki was flavorful and tangy. Taramousalata was creamy and satisfying. The dessret, Bakalava, is worth the trip alone. I am curious to see if they are consistent in their presentation.
    I am going back to see.
    This is a serious adddition to the Park.Slope food scene.

    1. We ate here last night after a friend raved about it. It was terrific. They didn't have dorado(though apparently it's usually available) so we had the whole grilled sea bass and snapper, both excellent. The sides were outstanding. The lemon potatoes were properly crusty on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside with delicious flavorings. The spinach rice was full of spinach and very tasty. The horta (a mix of Swiss chard, chicory, escarole and spinach) was perhaps too lemony but still tasty. The bread was good. No liquor license yet (they say it's coming next week) and they wouldn't let us BYOB, which was annoying, but overall we really enjoyed it and will no doubt be regulars. I've been craving a restaurant like this for those times when you just don't want to drive to Astoria.

      I am a little worried, though. It's an awkward space, long and narrow. And it definitely doesn't have that hipster buzz that drives so many restaurants these days. And it's a big space, with two stories of dining rooms. On a Friday night there were only about five tables occupied. I really hope they survive. There's nothing else like it in the neighborhood and the food is quite good.

      84 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

      1. Excellent food and really nice owner and staff. Great with groups and kids and affordable place to take them to dinner that doesnt involve hamburgers and fries! It is a large space-I do hope they succeed.

        1. Had dinner there tonight. Food was pretty good, prices very reasonable, nice ambiance - they had a piano player. Attentive service, not many people, so they seemed anxious to please. I'd definitely go back.