The 'real' John Stamos (as he aptly names himself) is the owner of Pitas and Sticks on 9th Street, just shy of 5th Avenue. As the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District runs up much of 9th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, John is part of our BID community.
John told me he wanted to create a small, authentic restaurant with a rustic feel, like you would actually find in Greece. The warm wooden tables, soft lighting and exposed brick walls certainly make it feel that way, and the smell of something yummy coming from the kitchen definitely does. Tables are set up with lots of space between them and there is a small bar with a tv at the back of the restaurant if you fancy catching a game, having a beer and a slice of Spanakopita.
The menu is as you should expect: pita bread with meats, traditional dishes like Moussaka and Gemista (stuffed peppers), dips and salads. Pork, beef and lamb are humanely raised, chicken is organic and free range and John cooks with the freshest quality ingredients. You can see the rotating grills at the back cooking your order.
A family man himself, John welcomes you and your children and has some lil' Bites on the menu and for you a good selection of wines and beers including some Greek ones! He was telling me about a large school party that came in and had a great time and they had a Santa visit in December.
John is hoping to have a few tables outside in the near future as well.
Open daily from 11am until Midnight.
321 9th Street (between 5th and 6th Aves)
718 369-9800 to make a reservation or go online to Open Table
More Information at pitasandsticks.com