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El Faro

823 Greenwich St., New York, NY, 10014
at Horatio St.

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Food: 10
Service: 10
Décor: 5
"Highly Recommended"

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The Light House is Not in Times Square My Friends

By hjnreads1972 on 12/8/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

In response to the patron who found the host at El Faro to be cold and ungracious: boo-hoo! El Faro does not pretend to cater to a throng of tourists or guests looking for the 5-star treatment at 2-star prices. They don't take reservations for a reason. They can seat you, feed you, and delight you with an efficiency that will impress. No wonder there is always a crowd waiting to get a taste of the delectables they have to offer. And guest don't seem to mind whiling the wait with a glass of the best sangria in town. This is the real deal; excellent, authentic Spanish dishes that never skimp on the quality or quantity. The servers are quick, efficient, and knowledgeable. But don't wait for someone to thank you for coming. Reset your expectations: As you leave, thank them for an amazing meal, for the fully loaded and tasty drinks, and for getting it at a bargain price. If you are expecting a flourish of "thank yous," make a reservation at Per-SE - it's included in their prices!

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Restaurant host/manager/owner?

By Lora868 on 8/15/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

Let me start by saying my husband and I haven't been to El Faro in 24 years. My parents brought us there for our 1st wedding anniversary because it was their favorite spanish restaurant. My parents are now deceased and we decided to go back and celebrate our 25th anniversary there tonight. We were addressed by a host? who was not at all friendly, cordial or welcoming. We did finally sit and the food was outstanding and the service was very good. The most dissapointing experience of it all was the host. He did not thank us when we left nor did he welcome us when we came in. There are many spainsh restaurants in the City that would love our bussiness. We are from Long Island and don't get into the city much. Someone needs to tell that man that he should greet and thank people for coming into his place! Boo on the host!

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