Faun is an American restaurant with strong Italian roots, an intimate dining room, a solid wood bar, and a lush garden patio. Conceived by owners David Stockwell and Carla Swickerath to be the home setting city dwellers dream about, serving a thoughtfully straightforward menu of handcrafted dishes.
The chef is Brian Leth, whose experience ranges from working on a ranch in Wyoming to a four-year tenure as chef of Vinegar Hill House here in Brooklyn. Hands-down, the focus of Leth's cooking is the excellent seasonal ingredients from which he builds each dish - his techniques always in the service of intensifying and spotlighting their best features.
We consider it a matter of fact that such commitment to quality on the plate goes hand-in-hand with ecologically responsible ingredient sourcing. To us this means using local purveyors whenever possible, and it means buying from farmers, ranchers, and fishers who are committed to sustainable practices.