Craft
Craft

Craft

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.craftrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2127800880x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Tom Colicchio; Chef de Cuisine, Ed Crochet
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Please visit the Craft Private Dining Room tab at the top of the page for more detailed information and pictures of the space.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Avenue South and Broadway
  • Public Transit: 4,5,6,N,R to Union Square and 6,N,R to 23rd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Craft
Tom Colicchio’s Craft was awarded three stars by the New York Times and won the prestigious James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant. In 2010, Tom Colicchio won the James Beard Award for Best Chef. Craft is recognized for its commitment to the use of the finest seasonal ingredients sourced from family farms, dayboat fishermen and specialized ranchers. We prepare these pristine ingredients simply in order to showcase the essence of each ingredient. At Craft, Chef de Cuisine Ed Crochet, Pastry Chef Abby Swain and the hospitable staff ask diners to build their own a la carte menu or choose from the seasonal seven-course tasting menu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Craft reviews from OpenTable diners
313 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (224)special occasion (217)notable wine list (160)romantic (139)neighborhood gem (80)good for groups (78)hot spot (43)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (5)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Granddaughter 18 BDay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We traveled from Phoenix to meet our grandchildren, who traveled from Chicago & DC to celebrate. Dinner was excellent, service was exceptional and we were never rushed to vacate our table. We spent almost 3 hours in the restaurant. We started with a selection of fresh vegetables , the eggplant & mushrooms are a must have. The short ribs for dinner were shared by all, we would order again. A special treat was provided for the birthday girl. We very much recommend Craft for dinner.
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  • Spectacular!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My original purpose for visiting the restaurant was because it was owned by a famous chef, host, and restauranteur. Well, the staff and food was just as spectacular. The hostess was immediately present and pleasant. Our waiter (Ed) is the best. He was extremely attentive, knowledgeable, and had a warming personality. I would ask for him every time. I can't forget to mention the fitting ambiance...beautiful.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    What a joy this dinner was, each dish better than the next. Our server was knowledgable about the ingredients in each dish and even explained how some morsels were made, such as the house made pickled ginger.
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  • the best of new york
    jtineVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    top notch service and ambiance with a surprisingly modern menu - delicious!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Just had to see how good he is
    Jerm9999
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Being fans of Top Chef we just had to see how good Chef Tom Colicchio is, and he did not disappoint. He is always a big critic of their risotto so we had to try his, it was the best I had ever had. The Amish Chicken was perfectly seasoned and the sword fish was excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    AnnSBVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We went there for my birthday, first time there, and the restaurant is just lovely in a casually elegant kind of way. The food was delicious all around, though with no description on the menu you're left with your server to explain everything and sometimes they don't. For example, I ordered the Bok Choy as a side dish and my server did not mention that it was a very spicy dish! The crispy bacon appetizer is pork belly... which was delicious but not what I expected. So except for those few hiccups, everything was wonderful!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Nancy
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Food was exceptional as always, service was not up to par. Had to repeatedly look for waitress to order beverages, not as attentive as usual. I would expect at this restaurant the wait staff to ask if we would like wine with dinner and this did not happen, the selection of wines by the glass was not great, one Chardonnay and my guest sent back the Reisling
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • A foodies dream
    kyfoodiegirl
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This restaurant has been on my foodie must dine list for a long time. It met and exceeded my expectations. The scallops were amazing, perfectly cooked with a nice flavor. So many little extras made the experience perfect.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Focus on Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This is a good choice for those looking for extraordinarily good tasting American food. We have never experienced anything so good. The service was also great, including explanations on where the ingredients came from and how they were prepared. Tip: do not miss out on the First Courses.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW !
    NYdiningveteran
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    THe food here is outstanding and VERY imaginative. MY wife said it was the best Gnocchi she has ever had.
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  • MEH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Been to farm to table venues around the world. This one caters to it's regulars and seems to have somewhat of an attitude. Food was good but the attitude was not. Arrived early for reservation with hardly a soul in the house and automatically tried to give us the worst table that was available. Took their time to take drink orders and despite having a full meal with all the trimmings, seemed not to really care about our experience. Did make sure they gave us the cake cups on the way out the door. Honestly had been looking forward to this restaurant for years and was disappointed.
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    hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Amazing restaurant
    FoodhunterVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I tis funny that they define themselves as a sort of a casual place for families. It is indeed, but at the same time it is very romantic, modern with friendly and attentive service and amazing food. If I think about one of the most underestimated places by Michelin, Craft is probably one of the special cases in NYC.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, ok service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything we ordered was outstanding. The service however not great. Our waiter came by our table twice, once to take out wine order and once to take our dinner order. Never saw him again. We waited for over an hour for our meal. We were at the restaurant for over two hours and not once did he come by to see how things were. He definitely had a favorite table near us which he checked on regularly. We would go back because the food really is delicious but I hope we would get a more attentive waiter.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Great experience
    Brad
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first time dining at Craft. They recommend everybody orders a protein and then appetizers and sides are done family style. All of the food was fantastic. Service was top notch … attentive without over bearing, knowledgeable, and very personable. We loved interacting with the service team. On our way out the door, they gave everybody a wrapped muffin for the next morning. Nice touch!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect, as always
    Firebird44VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food is seasonal and beautifully prepared. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable, and the service was impeccable. The decor is simple and elegant. Tables are far enough apart so that you don't hear other diners' conversations. There is an extensive wine list, glasses, half-bottles and bottles, at a variety of prices. If you're baffled, the sommelier is happy to help. Craft is my favorite restaurant, for consistent excellence.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Amazing food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We did the tasting menu and it was 8 courses of truly spectacular food. It was also my partner's birthday. They doted on him and even gave him a personalized menu with his name on it as well as a birthday card. Things like this cost a restaurant pennies but add a lot to a personalized experience. It was fancy without being stuffy. Some people were in jeans and others were in suits. Typical manhattan scene and worth going to b
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Destination Restaurant
    Nancy
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Outstanding on every level. Contemporary ambience with lovely natural materials, lighting perfect, sound levels low enough to allow conversation. Best halibut I've ever had. Wonderful scallops. An outstanding choice of vegetable sides, including an array of mushrooms. We sampled many, all delicious and each dish in its own gleaming copper pan. Wait staff just right and their very discrete birthday acknowledgements to our honored pair included customized menus for them. A special evening and a place to go back to.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    What I love about Craft is their commitment to not only a great dining experience, but to their vision of a sustainable world with locally sourced and often wild-crafted produce along with a respect for the lives of the animals that end up on our plates! The staff is gracious; the room is beautiful. The first time I ate there, I told them I was gluten and garlic intolerant. They made a note of that so that I didn't have to remind them again. That's an extra, most appreciated touch.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great!
    notAfoodieBUTloveFOOD
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We were very excited to try one of Tom Colicchio's restaurants, and this one was perfect! The food was spot on and the ambience is quaint. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the NY area :)
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the charts AMAZING!!!
    Foodie2dayVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    If I had to rate my experience overall it Would be a 10 on a scale of 1-5. It really doesn't get any better. Perfection ...
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  • Fantastic
    elwademd
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Ended up here last minute as reservations at another restaurant were cancelled literally at the 11th hour. And I am glad they were! I don't live in. NYC, and was their for my birthday weekend with my girlfriend. We both came away impressed. The food was excellent, the service was phenomenal. All in all, no complaints. I would return if I lived in NYC. I guess I'm stuck with Craftsteak in Vegas (happens to be my favorite restaurant).
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  • msjhVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our waiter was a bit odd from the welcome to the handing out of the goodby muffin. Food was very good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family occasion
    fridaynightout
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    great attentive service. waiter picked out a great wine. substantial portions. nice "free" treats. mom loved her free birthday dessert and her menu "for nina". my amish chicken was the best and the ravioli with eggplant appetizer fabulous. husband's octopus appetizer and scallops diner dinner were very, very good too.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food without the snobbery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had an amazing dinner celebrating our daughter's 16th birthday in NYC. The food and staff couldn't have made our night more special! It's like dining with old friends who just happen to be world class chefs and hosts! Loved it!
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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  • jb50birthday
    BirthdaybunchVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here Saturday night for part of my 50th birthday celebration. This was by far our favorite restaurant in the city. Everything about it was the best. We were never rushed and enjoyed a long attentive dinner. We had the monkfish and short rib along with the risotto. All were amazing!!!! Great job. Sugar and spice donuts were a fabulous finish to the night.
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  • Keeps me coming back...
    bradbVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The management "Lola" and staff are wonderful. I can't say enough about how good this team is. I have been coming often to bring clients from out of town and this was the first time a brought a significant other. Lola, managed to fit us into a very busy night and she also saved us one of the best seats in the house. The evening was perfect... great food, great service and everyone kept checking on us to ensure we were doing fine. You much go and you will very pleased. Be sure to say hello to Lola as you cant miss her as she greets you with the upmost enthusiasm! Thank you again Craft team! -Brad
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    kneecee
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Enjoyed meal from start to finish. Service was unobtrusive and timely
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High end food served low key
    swede
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our dinner at Craft was (again) great and the wine list is stunning. The portions are large and so the idea of sharing works well. However, I think you need to have a group of 4+ to take advantage of the "family style sharing" philosophy, otherwise you won't feel like have tasted so much.
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  • Great Food and Unbeatable Service
    LDLeoneVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We hadn't been to Craft in several months, but having had previous good experiences, I booked it for my wife's birthday (a Thursday night). Upon entering the restaurant, they immediately may us feel at home. My wife has pretty bad food allergies which I noted on the reservation. They immediately acknowledged the allergies and reassured her throughout the meal as they delivered the different courses. We started out with the oysters which were incredible that we immediately ordered more. I additionally had a capellini pasta with chili and an anchovy preparation that was excellent followed by bay scallops (also excellent). The staff checked on us often and made it a very fun evening for us. Will definitely be back sooner than later.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Diner Comes First
    NYCeats
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    What a gem. Craft treats you with such respect and provides you with such well prepared food you feel special being there. The well trained and knowledgeable staff provides you with all the information about the food and wines with finesse. The tables are spaced just right and the acoustics are so well crafted that we had a great conversation at our table yet hardly heard anyone else. The food is served family style which was fun and unique. Plus, the food is fantastic. We had pork and monkfish which were prepared so well we were in heaven. Two added treats, When we left the restaurant we were each given a homemade coffee cake for our next breakfast. Plus, there was ample free parking on the streets around the restaurant (after 7:00).
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  • Still merits the hype
    bjoad
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The space is lovely, reasonably quiet and (especially in the front of the restaurant) spacious. The food is inventive, simple and delicious. A simple roast chicken is impeccable with a superb reduction jus. Halibut and scallops were perfectly cooked. Tomatoes perfectly ripe, octopus perfectly grilled. pasta perfectly al dente with a perfect combination of chili. garlic and anchovy, desert brioch and grilled peach perfectly buttery and balanced -- you get the point. (One item didn't work -- bok choy and vinegar are not a good match.) Service was smart and attentive; never overbearing. Congratulations Tom: Still perfect (almost) after all these years.
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  • Superb!!
    abdb41
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Everything about our experience was superb. This was my husbands first trip to NYC and we were celebrating his 40th. I informed Craft of this and they had a menu for him with "Happy Birthday" and his name printed for him to keep. While we waited for our table the bartender made us a new drink (from our list of ingredient requests) that was delightful! After we were seated, every SINGLE employee, not just our server, made us feel as if we were the only customers in there. They sent a special appetizer and dessert. Wine list, extensive. Food, beyond perfect. Every moment of our time at Craft was exceptional. Cannot recommend it enough. Only downside was that it spoiled us for future fine dining during the trip!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite NYC restaurant
    Luvtoeat
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food, atmosphere, service absolutely outstanding!! Loved the arugula salad, chicken, wagu Beef, shirt ribs - loved everything!!! Definitely my favorite NYC restaurant !!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow! Still great!
    Johnyp
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Its been probably more than 6 years since I've been there. It was great then, and better now. Table of 4 ideally placed, i suspect because I told them it was my friend's birthday. Every step of the way, from the maiitre d to the waiter, all wished him a Happy Birthday! The food was excellent, only to be out done by the service. The level of attention was great and friendly; not pretentious "leave me alone" attention. We enjoyed the evening and talked about the wonderful food the whole ride home! Thanks for making the evening great. The only drawback is the price (>$500). Ouch.
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  • Outstanding
    Jbean
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent food. Superbly prepared. Attentive service. For foodies. Only wish they had a better selection of bottled water, believe it or not!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic tasting menu
    RossB
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife and I visited at the end of August 14 on the final leg of our honeymoon. We both had the tasting menu, and I matched with wine. The food outstanding. Every dish tasted fantastic with some amazing and unique flavours, and combinations that on paper I wasnt sure about, but on the disk were lovely. The wine matching was also excellent and a real mix from Japenese sake to start to a beautiful sweat dessert wine to finish. Highly recommend it
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  • Superb!
    Monicet
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Best dining experience ever! The service was super friendly and helpful, great wine list, amazing food. We got a decorated plate saying "Welcome to NYC" at the end of dinner, I almost cried of how thoughtful that was.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely beautiful
    Aussiesinnyc
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We dined here to celebrate my 40th birthday and had come from Australia to do so. We were so impressed by the staff, food, ambience etc. everything was just perfect though my one critical point is the tuna was very light on for the price. Thank you for making the night special. I can't wait to recommend it to friends back home. I also think the guy whose job it is to set the table took such care to get it perfect. I have never seen anything like that before. He was impressive as was our waitress!
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  • Foodie4thought
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    After a while of dining "au currant", it's refreshing to be reminded what fine dining is all about. Such was my first visit to CRAFT, where even as an individual diner, I was made to feel at ease and comfortable from the moment I was graciously welcomed by Maitre d'-Kyle. Each course was astoundingly delicious with its layers of flavor; from the pasta with lamb ragu to the fish with an amazing lemon butter sauce and superbly balanced bacon risotto with sweet corn. All of the above clearly and proudly described and presented by Emily and her team of perfectly timed servers The homemade sugar & spice donuts with dipping sauces was almost too much of a good thing, but these days, too much of a good thing is both rare and appreciated.
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  • Best Dining Experience in NYC
    bacooking
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have eaten at many fine restaurants in NYC but never had food that tasted as good as our dinner at Craft. Our dining experience was almost magical between the outstanding food, the hip ambience and attentive service. Kudos to the Chefs at Craft for highlighting the taste and beauty of seasonal ingredients.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.