Craft Los Angeles
Craft Los Angeles

Craft Los Angeles

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.craftrestaurantsinc.com/craft-los-angeles
  • Phone: 3102794180x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ray England
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies)
  • Special Events: Large parties can be accommodated in the private dining room, patio or by buying out the entire restaurant.

    Please contact Anna Morini for further details, amorini@craftlosangeles.com or at 424.204.7485

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Avenue of the Stars and Century Park East
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available on the south side of Constellation Blvd (between Avenue of the Stars and Century Park East). You may also self park in the Century Park Towers and receive a validation from our staff.
A word from Craft Los Angeles
Tom Colicchio's Craft in New York City received the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant nationwide in 2002 & five years later brought Craft across the country to join the other "top chefs" in Los Angeles. His new American dishes marry the finest ingredients, haute cuisine and family-style service. Under the execution of Chef de Cuisine Ray England, Craft features produce from local organic farms, all-natural meats & day-boat seafood. With the award-winning architectural design of Bentel and Bentel & under the glow of filament bulbs, diners share dishes that celebrate 'single' ingredients, expertly & simply prepared.



Awarded Three and a Half Stars by S. Irene Virbila of the Los Angeles Times, she states:

“The menu offers a master class in contemporary American cuisine. You won’t find recipes with 17 ingredients or unnecessary frills. Each dish relies on simplicity & elegance, superb ingredients & expert execution to make its point."
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Craft Los Angeles reviews from OpenTable diners
266 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (193)special occasion (183)romantic (105)notable wine list (88)good for groups (66)great for lunch (64)hot spot (50)neighborhood gem (48)great for outdoor dining (26)vibrant bar scene (24)scenic view (14)late-night find (14)great for brunch (14)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Beautiful restaurant
    GiudittaVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have dined at Craft many times. The service is impeccable and the waiters are very polite and helpful. We usually order the chicken, assorted mushrooms, and to tomato salad.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I scheduled a business meeting with important clients for lunch at Craft. Our table was ready upon our arrival, and we were greeted with courtesy and immediately led to our table. Our server was pleasant, and prompt, and we ordered salads for lunch. Chicken Salad, Calamari salad, and Salmon. For dessert we shared the cinnamon and sugar donuts. Overall the experience was good, pleasant, not spectacular. A bit over priced. We did not have wine or cocktails. I would visit this establishment again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Birthday Dinner
    Grneyedgal
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My husband and I went to Craft for my birthday. The food was amazing as always. They personalized the menu for me, everyone greeted me with "happy birthday", and brought a dessert with a candle. A 5 star experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our neighborhood star
    SadieVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Never had we had any dish that was less than perfect. The salads are truly a surprise and should be ordered. Quail is moist and delicious. Always treated like royalty. Jim, our favorite waiter is the best and never says no to any request.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inedible side
    CheviotdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Craft is so consistently good, its a shame our dinner on Friday was let down by a side of Broccoli di Cico which was inedible. I am fine with al dente vegetables but the stalks of the broccoli were so tough it was unpleasant trying to eat the dish. It went back to the kitchen but the replacement was no better. However the tomato salad we shared as a starter was simply amazing and the John Dory and Duck entrees were really excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goforbroke2
    goforbroke2
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was a special Birthday occasion and as corny as it may sound, the menu had 'Happy Birthday Sandy' on the upper left hand corner. The Waiter was exceptionally good at explaining the dishes with 'exotic' names, and he was 'right on' ... the food was served family style which allowed the 6 of us to literally sample the various dishes ordered. It was literally one of the best meals the 6 of us [who have eaten well all over including the European continent] have ever had. NO RUSH and the evening was made even more enjoyable by the great service we had which made the meal and the evening a most memorable one. YES, we will return. Most enjoyable and worth the price which is NOT inexpensive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice for our Anniversary
    outandabout
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My husband and I have been to a lot of LA places. We'd not yet been to Craft. I recommend it for the service and ambiance. The octopus appetizer was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining delight
    Steenie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Our table of 4 had a magnificent meal. Our server was a little overworked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A celebration dinner
    KatlVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great dinner for celebrations or big business meals. The level and kind of service I miss from NY. Terrific flavors. Pretty space - not a bad table in the house. Super expensive. Ice cream needs a little work and I'd like to add another vote for one GF dessert. Otherwise amazing choice for a memorable celebratory dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great personal attention
    BcorlettVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I have eaten at Craft in New York a couple times. However, this was our first time eating at Craft in Los Angeles. We had high expectations and Craft delivered as usual. The service was spot on and the food was excellent. The personal attention was extra special as it was my wife and my anniversary and we loved the personalized menus we received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice!
    yumasato
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I spent nice time at Craft Los Angeles. All food were very delicious. Especially, dry-aged beef were very nice. Service was also very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Feels like dining with friends!
    Giamia
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My husband and I have been to Craft a number of times, but not on a regular basis. The thing that has us coming back, besides the great food, is the phenomenal service. From the moment you walk in to the minute you leave, you feel like a valued friend, not just a customer. The service is attentive, but not cloying. The food was great, as usual. I could happily live on the ricotta cavatelli and mashed potatoes. The Dover scallops were the best I've had there to date. The only dish I wasn't thrilled with was the kale salad. A little too salty and not dressed enough. I look forward to our next occasion so we can celebrate with another great meal at Craft.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • overall great
    LinniesueVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    BUT, chefs, please serve large spoons when you are serving family style! duh!! Also, pay attention to martinis, they should be COLD! I hate having to send back a martini that is not even near being cold enough. otherwise, nice small touches and yummy food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Outstanding food and service. From start to finish, everyone was attentive and each food dish was excellent. This is a great "special occasion" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected More
    FoodieCoupleVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was good, nothing special, not great. What we had was prepared to perfection but nothing outside the box. Flavors were good but not complex or dynamic. Very true to home style food. Service was wonderful and untouchable. The host... Not as much. Closed off and snubbed us. I have a broken foot, need to wear tennis shoes, I got a look that could kill. Unacceptable, he doesn't know me and IM THE CUSTOMER.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A delicious evening.
    DanieleIS
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We were seated by the window, and even though several tables were occupied by large groups, the noise level was quiet. Spacious room, wide tables were wide and service attentive without being obsequious. The menus, bearing my husband's name, (lovely attention), were varied and tempting. We chose the ribs, the hanger steak, the halibut and the scallops, with the gratin, mushrooms and cipollini onions. Everything was delicious. Tiny bowls of gazpacho before our entrees and mini sorbets before our desserts. The desserts, doughnut and chocolate tart, were not great. We appreciated the mignardises and the little birthday cake, and the little bags of granola, another lovely attention. Prices are high but it was a delicious evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Shared appetizer and desert, water to drink and over $200 for lunch for 2!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lisa
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was super good and service was exemplary, I cant wait to go back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ambiance
    JAckpot2
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Dinner was very special and everything was great except the short ribs which were burnt. I think that was probably an anomaly because everything else was exceptional
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience at Craft LA
    melfromcanada
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I and my family very much enjoyed our dining experience at Craft. The food was absolutely delicious, albeit not particularly innovative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a special night
    Alex
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went to Craft to celebrate our anniversary which I mentioned when making my reservation. I was a little surprised when I received a phone message requesting my wife's first name. When we were seated and given our dinner menus I discovered the reason, our menus were specially printed with a notation celebrating our anniversary. That marked the beginning of a wonderful evening. The food at Craft is fabulous. For openers we had a wonderful avocado and peanut salad as well as pork belly that melted in your mouth We had their signature Diver scallops and sublime lamb (and generously portioned) as entrees. Side dishes of mushroom and perfect Gnocchi. Their wine list is excellent and by the glass wine first rate. We shall return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went for a birthday and the entire evening was lovely, food, service, ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All time favorite
    JDCCVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food and the desert are Always consistent and enjoyable. I always leave happy whenever I come. Ask for cinnamon bread pudding and roasted octopus when you come.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfection
    getinmybelly
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Been to many of the best restaurants in LA, and Craft is now at the top of my list. Great service (friendly and respectful without being stuffy), Great food (not overcomplicated, just perfectly done), and great atmosphere (tables aren't on top of each other and we couldn't hear the people talking at the table next to us) Wine sommelier was friendly and knowledgeable. And when we mentioned that we were not 100% pleased with a steak we ordered, the manager sent us each a glass of desert wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FANTASTIC
    AGit
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The octopus was out of this world. Also very much enjoyed the squid and chorizo salad. The scallops were delightful. I will definitely be returning for the complimentary marshmallow that comes with the cookies at the end. AMAZING DINNER!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    LittleLatinLupe
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everything about this location is great. The service was attentive enough where it was not overwhelming. The food was great in taste and not too heavy. Definitely will return again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hugely disappointing lunch
    eatingisbelievingVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I'd not eaten at Craft for a few years now, and this was my first - probably only - time at lunch. I had the prix fixe and my friend ordered their chicken salad. Hers was bland and soggy. My gazpacho was pretty good as a starter. The sole as a second course was bland and unimaginative. The strawberry ice cream for dessert was probably the best part of the meal. Even though we were sitting across from each other, I still had a hard time hearing my friend when she was speaking to me. Seemed like the chef (?) texted this one in - even a phone call might have been better. I am not planning on going back, because it was a huge waste of money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SERVICE IS GOLDEN
    SERVICE
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Service sevice service - like an excellent restaurant should. Everyone seemed to genuinely love their job and was made the experience delightful. The food was perfect - sublime, earthy, delicious, modern, and restrained. Do not miss out and order the pork entree - it was the best best best pork I have ever tasted. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Craft
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food at this place was amazing. Everything cooked to perfection and the waiters very attentive. The food is innovative without being pretentious however two of our party were very ill in the night after eating here. We both ate the salmon , the other two were ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geoff
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The staff was gracious and efficient and offered suggestions for dining throughout. The wine selections were excellent as was the expertise of the staff in their recommendations. Food was presented beautifully and was wonderful. We were very happy with our visit to Craft.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service!
    Manibog
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I had the best time at Craft! We took my friend for her birthday, and I am so glad that we did. The service was excellent! She was greeted several times. They also put her name on the menu. Aside from the free dessert you get from other restaurants, we also got a soup, an amazing plum sorbet, a fancy smore type treat, and a cornbread that was wrapped to go! All of our food was delicious, but my favorite was the gnocchi! It was the best I've ever had!!! I would recommend this restaurant for a special occassion or to someone who just wants some amazing food. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jkl2014VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants in town. Food is excellent - consistently. Service is AMAZING.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very high quality ingredients prepared extremely well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SPECIAL INDEED
    Jonas
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The room is spacious and open and yet each table can be a world of its own. The service appears effortless and there is graciousness exuded from the entire staff. Never intrusive, they are never neglectful. I arrived in the best of spirits but had I not been I would have soon been. Laid back style that is genuine style and most excellent food that is special indeed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RCQ, ESQ
    ColicchioisKing
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    You can always count on great food and great service at a Tom Colicchio restaurant. No different here. Great meal, and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful and Memorable
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A wonderful, impeccable dining experience that delivers on every level: fantastic food; warm, attentive staff; and elegant, inviting ambiance. Any meal here is sure to be memorable; mine has been every time without fail. I wish I resided in Los Angeles so I could go more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a ten star experience!
    HappyCamperVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our experience at Craft was one that still has us talking. It seems as though the rating scales for service, food, and ambiance should allow for more stars than 5 after dining at Craft. The staff is incredibly trained, friendly, and excellent at what they do. It must be a pleasure to staff a restaurant where the food is well-prepared, thoughtful, and delicious - I assume they have few complaints. The experience made a birthday celebration more special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the ambiance and family style
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We came as a group of 6, everything was served family style so it was great for sharing and trying different things. I felt that the main entrees came out a little cold. We ordered the washugyu? Flat iron medium rare but it was rare. Cooked nicely, but our whole table agreed it was rare. As for it being cold, I understand meats need to rest after cooking, but maybe a little warmer would have made a big difference. The duck entree was probably my favorite, cooked perfectly medium with a crispy skin, and still warm. Mujufigi pork was cooked nicely but a little cold in the center and lacked seasoning. Overall nice place for a special occasion, lovely ambiance and top-notch service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining
    markscohen
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The service was attentive and professional. The outdoor seating area was very appealing. Although it is billed as a small plate restaurant, the portions were very generous (we over-ordered).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate