Dates, gatherings with friends, a solo dine… all these occasions call for a visit to Fooq’s. The Mediterranean restaurant emphasizes Persian food but also pulls in other European influences. Leading the charge in the kitchen is chef Clark Bowen, who previously cooked up Mediterranean delights a few blocks away at Daniel Boulud’s Boulud Sud.

Food & Drink

Guests who just want a quick bite can reach for Fooq’s assortment of dips and snacks. Expect items like tahini hummus, baba ganoush, crispy falafel, and lamb kibbeh, which pair nicely with Fooq’s phenomenal wine picks. Hungrier customers can opt for sizeable sandwiches like a chicken pita or the famous Fooq’s Burger, which has been on the menu since day 1.

Other notable entrees include a braised lamb bowl, a chicken parm, and a kebab platter. The menu is large, so repeat visits are in order. And trust us: Once you eat some of this “feel good” food, you’ll waste no time making a reservation for one of Downtown’s best restaurants.

Don’t feel like dining in right now? Fooq’s is letting guests create their own Fooq’s masterpieces at home with Fooq’s Feast Kits. These bulk options pack enough food to keep one person fed for a whole week, or a family fed for a few days; for less than $100, they’re a great deal.

The Lamb feast, for example, comes with a one pint of braised lamb leg, one pound of Merguez sausage links, six pieces of lamb kibbeh, four skewers of lamb kebabs, lamb stock and saffron rice. Say that three times fast. We can vouch for the pasta kit, which comes with several pounds of different pastas and some other goodies; needless to say, a lot of weight was gained that week.