Fairouz

4.7
717 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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Fairouz is a modern journey through the Middle East with dishes inspired by Chef Walid El-Tawel. Located in a renovated Heritage house in Somerset Village, Fairouz possesses a sleek, modern design while paying homage to its traditional foundations. Chef El-Tawel has paired his traditional cooking with local farmers and purveyors while applying contemporary cooking techniques. With a sophisticated wine list and innovative cocktails, Fairouz offers guests a unique dining experience with upscale service in a casual environment.

*Please note that on Sunday and Monday we only offer an exclusive Mezze Menu*
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JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! We had two dips, the roasted cauliflower and then the shared meat platter. We were worried about being hungry after and we were very very wrong. Everything was delicious! Great vibe and great sharing plates. YUMMY! Also amazing cocktails. Thanks for the great experience!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and but overrated restaurant! Less than our expectations. Even few tasty mezes and mains the menus is limited, portions are quiet small, prices are really high ! Good for drinks and appetizers.

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TP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and even better serving staff. everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. we were there for the sunday mezze menu, and we were very satisfied with all suggestions and choices. would definitely return.

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JO
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food....tanatallizes the taste buds. And great service!

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I thank Fairouz for showing me what hummus is supposed to taste like. Everything we ate was delicious and beautiful. Loved how knowledgeable and friendly the wait staff was.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Everything was very good from service, food presentation to taste. Only thing is that if you are hungry double up on the mains and appetizers as portions are small, especially considering the staff tote them as sharing plates. The quality of the food will bring us back!

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TP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was amazing and the waitress, Sarah, was incredibly knowledgeable. I love that so much is made in house or sourced locally. Great find!

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KR
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! Amazing as always!

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PH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had the lamb and it's highly recommended. However, beware that it's listed as a sharing dish which is what we thought we had ordered. Instead we each got a sharing dish, making it expensive and too much to eat. Also, the lamb needs a small portion of rice to be added to the plate. We had to order a massive amount of rice as a side order.

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S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Expensive, but for the quality of the food and service, worth it.

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and food. A beautiful atmosphere to celebrate a special occasion. Prices are very reasonable and the flavours are exciting.

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R
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was quite tasty. I went on a day when the portions were small sized (Mezze) which is the only reason I am not giving the food a 5/5. The service was excellent, the ambiance was great and the food did not take too long to be prepped. The lamb kofta was my favourite dish, as well as the chicken.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious, great ambiance. Would recommend going with at least a group of four since the menu is all about sharing plates -- you'd get to sample more of the menu.

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals I've ever had! Enjoyed fabulous Lebanon wine, staff was excellent, thoughtful & well versed on details of the food & wine. Lighting was perfect and the atmosphere was inviting. I look forward to the next meal there. Thank you

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service. Best place to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Thx a lot

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K
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and wine were both delicious. I like the unique nature of the food

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OT
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

As usual a solid place to eat with amazing service; always amazing service.

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P
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service, excellent, flavourful cuisine. Beautiful surroundings made fore a pleasant evening.

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LG
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The only downside was the fennel side salad. It had a strong taste to it almost spoiled. Considering it was paired with the sockeye salmon, it should be a refreshing salad and not one that has too many ingredients.

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MT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience and we are coming back . Food was very tasty , great presentation and service was one of the best we have enjoyed.

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OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were in town from Toronto celebrating a friend's 40th birthday and were a group in which there was a vegetarian, a keto-dieter, and someone who had celiac disease - the service and attention to these particular dietary needs and accommodations were impeccable. All the staff were attentive, knowledgeable, super friendly and ensured our celebration was memorable with thoughtful touches. The decor was beautiful, the food delicious, and their recommendations for dishes and wine exceeded our expectations. We kept talking about our fantastic dining experience at Fairouz throughout the weekend. Thank you for making it special!

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HL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Knowledgable staff. We will be back.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unique menu with unique combinations.
Great service.

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T
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Service was perfect - provided enough info, but not obtrusive.

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F
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Noise level was a bit loud. The food was excellent, I wanted to taste something unique in Ottawa and I did. Presentation was perfect to the point that I didn't want to disturb the dish. Overall it was great.

Thank you

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JL
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The halloumi and the lamb were perfection, as always. Definitely one of my favourite places to eat (and drink!) in Ottawa.

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w
Ottawa
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An outstanding restaurant that was superb again. The food is very authentic Middle Eastern, but also innovative. They have a great value $48/person ($58 if you add a lamb option) family style option that provides a selection of appetizers, main courses and desserts. It is served family style, but the food is a major notch above the usual, simple family style fare.

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A
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was outstanding. The food was great! Will go back

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LG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious and refined Lebanese.
Tapas night was awesome!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrating my wife’s birthday. Service was awesome. They even gave my wife a bday card.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, a lovely experience. The menu is innovative and delicious. Staff is welcoming and professional.

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KR
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it! Thank you for always being so amazing!

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MD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience! Food delicious, attentive service!

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RF
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food, good, and attentive service. Our only complaint is that the music is a little too loud to permit easy conversation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was our first visite. Excellent service. Great food. We will be going back for sure. We will invite friends.

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JF
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Some items were charged for but were not told to us beforehand. Did not like that.

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SF
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyable evening all around. Happy to have an a la crate option on NYE; however, disappointed it was the Mezze menu as opposed to the usual offerings since we had a craving for a dish not available that night 😕 Will just have to return soon!

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ML
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing food. I am madly in love with this restaurant. I will be coming back at least 3/4 times a year.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food and service, really enjoyed the elevated and creative cuisine. Will be back!

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NM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful and imaginative food and beautiful decor, with great service.

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