Craft Los Angeles
Great service and foodWent to Craft to celebrate our anniversary. From the beginning to end the entire staff were very attentive without getting in the way. Our server was amazing. He listened to what we wanted and made excellent recommendations. He politely told us when we ordered something that would not work well with our meal and made a better recommendation. He ended up being perfectly correct. The food was very well prepared. Nothing fancy or cutting edge. Just good solid meals.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeded Expectationsand I expected quite a bit. The only word I can use to describe everything was...generous. This isn't a place that wants to intimidate; they just want you to eat well and feel welcomed. We had octopus to start, braised short ribs, Berkshire pork, pea tendrils, roasted mushrooms. We weren't drinking that night and didn't feel pressured or rushed--I can't even tell you how valuable that was to us. A first-rate experience.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredbile food and serviceIncredbile food and service and the extra touches that we're shown to us - both celebrating birthdays - was just remarkable. From our names and birthday greeting on the menu to the friendly, not obsequious birthday wishes from the staff, to the divine complimentary personal chocolate cakes for dessert, the entire experience was terrific!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTop 3My wife and I visited during a recent trip to LA, and we would put this in our top 3 restaurant experiences. Service was attentive but not intrusive. The Sommelier was happy to decant a bottle we had brought from Austin. The portion sizes were just right for a multi-course meal, and everything we ordered was just done perfectly. The veal sweetbreads first course and the mixed mushroom sidedish were exceptional! Thanks to everybody at Craft for a wonderful evening!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWowI have always liked Craft, but I had a special 7-course dinner with wine pairing set up by Mastercard. Wow. Personal attention to rival the best Paris restaurants, food which was very, very good and wine pairings better than any I have had before at any restaurant. Wow. One of the best experiences at dinner I have had.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience! The foodGreat experience! The food was amazing. I loved the extra tasting items that were brought out before and during the meal. The special touch of adding "Happy Anniversary" to our menus and then giving us a copy to take home was extremely thoughtful.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood time. Great food.Great food great service great experience. They made my wife's special day special with the extra attention and name on the menu.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible Dining ExperienceAlthough I live close by, its sad that I never properly searched for this gem of a restaurant until last week, when I enjoyed an incredible dinner at Craft. It started with impeccable service from the staff, and continued with the incredible flavors that touched every course. Just experience it for yourself, you will not regret it.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!One word for Craft - AMAZING! The food was outstanding and every member of staff that interacted with us was professional, polite and interesting. We used a Gilt City coupon and were treated like royalty. This has after one visit, become one of my favorite restaurants and I can't wait to go back! This is how restaurants should be run. Loved it!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding ServiceThis was probably our 5th time at Craft Los Angeles and we continue to be impressed not only by the unique variety and superb quality of the menu, but by the level of attention and service given to the dining guests. It is impressive to see that one table doesn't just get the attention of the primary waiter assigned to it, but is the business of any other waiters who might pass by as well. This night, when no soup was on the menu, they privately offered us a special soup made for a group that was stunningly presented and utterly delicious - a great example of going above and beyond. Engaged management, attentive staff, outstanding cuisine, and going the extra steps make dining at Craft an experience to be savored & highly recommended.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMsublimeThis experience was above and beyond any I have had in my 56 years. I have lived in LA, NYC and traveled throughout Europe. The service was unparalleled as the staff was very attentive without being over the top. The food is outstanding and the atomsphere far more lovely than it appears in the pictures. As the restaurant filled with patrons I noticed they were careful not to seat tables next to eachother but space people out so we all had a sense of privacy.
From the moment we entered we were treated like royality. The Jidori Chicken was fabulous, the risotto sheer heaven and the desserts.....yes I will return and recommend this to everyone. Tom C, you know how to work a room.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a perfect evening.Everything made this an exceptional dining and birthday celebration!!!!! Each time I'm able to dine here it gets better!!!!!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend & I loved the foodMy friend & I loved the food very much for lunch. I will come back for dinner with my husband soon.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh produce and great flavours!We had the prix fixe menu at lunch time accompanied by cocktails. The food was great - the flavours were fresh and unusual. Especially enjoyed the chilled beet soup and the roast quail.
Service was outstanding - they let us take as long as we wanted over lunch and didn't hurry us up although the restaurant was closing.
Definitely recommended.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the BestI don't think Craft gets the respect it is due. It is not trendy or molecular; it is simply the best at taking the freshest ingredients and cooking them perfectly. In addition, the ambiance is warm and the service is unobtrusive but perfect. An added bonus is that, as opposed to most restaurants these days, you can actually carry on a conversation without shouting.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMsay yes to chocolate chipThe menu, food and service was fantastic! As silly as this sounds the chocolate chip cookies are a must have to finish the experience!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbInventive, interesting and tasty food served by folks who want you to understand and enjoy what has been created for your dining peasure. The staff, from those who greet you when you first walk in to waiters, servers, and the manager, go out of their way to make sure your whole party has a wonderful experience. The food is spectacular! Thank you Craft - we will be back and often.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to celebrate a birthday.We went to celebrate a birthday. Craft is just a great, grown up, professional restaurant. Food and service are top notch. Highly recommended.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIt'd been a while since diningIt'd been a while since dining here but I heard the cooking was back to its former heyday and decided to try. The food, indeed, was quite special and the service nearly flawless. The wine list was average and over-priced, but what else is new.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMquail not up to snuffhave again returned to craft; as always the room, staff and energy were brillant....this time the "quail" was not up to snuff....day after the memorial weekend tasted like it had been purchased the friday before and the liquid from the greens overpowered the bird flavor with vinegar. maybe it was the chefs day off.,,,oh well, a demonstration that even the finest kitchen can miss the mark once...will be back.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA dining experienceI've been wanting to dine at Craft since it opened and finally had the chance to go. We got the tasting menu and were happily surprised that we loved everything. They say it's four courses, but the amount of add ons that they give you makes it feel like much more. They even give you a bag of granola to take home. I was happily stuffed! The service was very professional yet friendly.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing experienceThis was such an amazing food experience with delicious tasting food. The quality of the food was outstanding everything was absolutely delicious. The steaks were cooked to perfection. The salads, sides, and desserts were delicious and uniquely tasting. This restaurant provides you with such an amazing food experience, and awesome friendly ambiance that everyone should experience at least once. The best hot spot in LA for sure!! We will continue coming more frequently.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce in lifetime celebration dinnerI went with my wife, sister, and two friends to celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime event. We showed up and grabbed a drink while they finished preparing our table. When we sat down, the menus were customized for me/us! The wait staff was super-accommodating regarding special requests. I was given a special glass/cup from the friends, and Craft made my alcoholic beverage in it! We ordered all the food, and our waiter was nice/wise/observant enough to let us know we had ordered WAY too much food.
The food was absolutely delicious. Great combos, excellent presentation. There really was not a single thing that was not outstanding. I would recommend in a heartbeat, just bring your wallet!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA Top 5 Dining ExperienceI and my parents went here after my graduation from grad school. The staff was very nice and the service was superb! The place itself is gorgeously decorated and has pretty landscaping outside to create nice ambiance. The food was all great too-- my parents and I thought it was one of the best places we've ever eaten, and we've eaten at our fair share of nice restaurants! I would definitely recommend Craft LA to anyone looking for a wonderful dining experience in LA.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and food - IGreat service and food - I love to entertain clients here, and we always have a fantastic meal. Todd the maitre d, Chris our server, and others always make us feel special and it is much appreciated. Thank you.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in LAWe had yet another wonderful evening at Craft - incredible food and great and attentive service. Dining at Craft is always memorable.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly AmazingMy party and I had a great time at Craft and would recommend it to anyone. The dinning style is unique and memorable. The decor is beautiful and to top it all off had great service. Would highly recommend it!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect in every wayMy mother was in town, and I wanted her to experience Craft. The restaurant- food, service, staff, ambiance, etc.- did not disappoint. The butterscotch panna cotta was to die for! The service was attentive, warm, and welcoming, without being insincere and annoying.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCraft catered to us in everyCraft catered to us in every way, from seating us immediately even though we were quite late, to recommending an alternative reposado tequila when the kind I ordered was unavailable. The food was perfectly prepared, and nicely presented.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial PlaceOur party loved the outstanding service that was matched by the excellent food choices and delicious taste of every item served. At the suggestion of our waiter (who was very knowledgeable but didn't push us into ordering more than we could handle) we all ordered different things & it ended up being similar to a tasting meal. Great food selection, very tasty, and friendly atmosphere.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother fantastic evening at CraftThis is really a review based on two visits.
Our recent business dinner was exceptional: great service and fantastic food. The octopus and chickpea starter is sublime; the scallop entree is to die for, and as always the steak is some of the best in LA. Our business colleague is from New York and remarked that the service was that she would expect in the top Manhattan restaurants.
Also my birthday meal was secretly organised by my boyfriend with the Craft host. The extra detail added by the staff was lovely: personalised menus, which were presented to us as a keepsake,wonderful service, and a scrumptious birthday cake with compliments of the restaurant. All in all, Craft is fast becoming our favourite LA spot.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third visit andThis was our third visit and as enjoyable as the prior two. I love this restaurant!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe come often and always findWe come often and always find it just what we wanted. Only now we have discovered that self parking costs $3.00 in the covered garage entrance to which is just to the side of the valet parking which is $10.00. At night we understand now that parking is free in the garage with restaurant validation. That makes us live it more!!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDining alone at Craft LosDining alone at Craft Los Angles on Mother's Day while away from home and without my child. Everyone at Craft was very gracious and accommodating to me. I felt very well cared for and the food was perfectly prepared. Craft was the right choice for a relaxed, quiet dinner. The food was excellent but the people there really made the experience memorable.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHome Away from HomeFood is impeccable as always, but the service is what my (now) husband and I have always enjoyed since we've started coming to Craft in 2009. The staff is professional, friendly, and attentive to all your needs. The menu is dynamic and offers your palette something new each time. We love that Craft LA supports local farms and brings the freshest products to their dining room tables. We look forward to having Craft as a part of our annual celebrations (whether it be anniversaries or birthdays).5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBravoIncredible ingredients cooked with intention and care. Seemingly simple but artfully delivered. Service knowledgable, friendly, and down to earth. We enjoyed every bite!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the best food andSome of the best food and service in Los Angeles. Craft is an instant favorite.
The tasting menu is well worth it for the variety and portion sizes (generous). Even though the restaurant is full and busy, it is easy to have a conversation across the table without raising your voice.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic time!Craft is one of our new favorite places. The food, especially the pasta dishes, reminded us of dinner in Tuscany. Simple, yet delicious and heart-warming. But, the staff really make Craft stand out from all the rest. Everyone was so friendly, from the young lady who poured our first glass of champange, to the young man who cleared our plates. Jim, our server, was excellent! He was right on top of everything. Noone rushed us. We even had a chat with Stacey for about 20 minutes between courses and the night still flowed. We actually just about closed the place on a Wednesday night...
If the restaurant was in our immediate neighborhood, we would frequent Craft on a regular basis! Thank you all so much for a lovely evening!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional ...From start to finish Craft was amazing! 5 STARS! Everything I put in my mouth was delectable. I can't wait to return and share my dining experience with all my friends and family. A must for foodies. Thank you Craft, you are now my new favorite restaurant! And that says a lot...5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNot what I expectedI really expected to get blown away. The food was very good, but there was nothing on the menu that said to me "I have to have it." And, that's what I was expecting.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal at CeaftOnce again, I enjoyed my meal at Craft. Todd is a hit at the restaurant and always makes my group feel good.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only reason I reducedThe only reason I reduced it one star was the wine pairing with the Chef's tasting menu. The wines didn't blow me away. I wanted the wine to enhance the food and vice versa. I didn't get that. Nothing peaked my interest. For the cheese course the wine was too sweet, too syrupy. Usually I would as for a list of the wines to take with me, this time I didn't bother. Other than that, the food was AMAZING!!! The service was some of the best I've ever had. The atmosphere was relaxing and inviting.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMQuality UnsurpassedCraft is consistently a quality dining experience. There is NO service as fine as Craft provides. john, the sommelier,
so sweetly checked in with us with his bright smile and knowledgable wine experience.
Our waiter, Michael was also so knowledgable about the menu~graciously exchanged a dish; gave us
the lovely perks of pre-apetizers, pre desserts(divine butterscotch panicotta-treats of cookies to accompany our dessert
of a lovely strawberry shortcake-and a little party favor of granola for breakfast to savor the memory of our fine dining experience.
Victoria4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI LOVE Craft!In all the years I have been coming to this restaurant, only once was I disappointed. It was a really off night for some reason but every other time, and it is many, I have totally enjoyed my experience.
I love Craft!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular Food and ServiceHands down, one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. Our group of 6 had superior service. All great looking and informative. The food was spectacular with every dish perfectly prepared. Appetizer standouts were the octopus, the pasta and greens, and the hearts of palm/avocado/blood orange salad. For mains, fish dishes were winners: salmon and artichoke with a simple, flavorful broth you'd want to drink: perfectly seared halibut, and jidori chicken. Short ribs was the only unimpressive dish. For sides, Yukon gold mashed potatoes melted in the mouth. And desserts were monstrous, especially the rhubarb tart and the doughnuts. The capper was the chef's gift of goodies with the highlight of a coffee infused, warm marshmallow bite. YUM!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCraft is amazing!! I've neverCraft is amazing!! I've never had a bad experience. Amazing food. Amazing service. Highly recommend the beet salad, flat bread pizza and if available the octopus carpaccio to start. I love all of their food, though this time I had the salmon. Others had their steak salad which they really enjoyed. Ask your server for wine pairings, they are good at making recommendations.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHas a New York feelAlways love this restaurant. Food and service is great. It is extra special because we can walk to the restaurant from home. Very attentive service.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance, service and variedAmbiance, service and varied menu of small plates for sharing are the highlights. Remains a great place for a true LA dining experience.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie HeavenExcellent dining choice. Amazing menu and very friendly and knowledgable wait staff. Sommelier made terrific wine suggestion as well.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. The serviceFood was great. The service was outstanding. We went for an anniversary and every member of the staff went out of their way to make it special.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AM