Craft
Craft

Craft

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.craftrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (212) 780-0880
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Pay with OpenTable,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
321 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (247)special occasion (219)notable wine list (164)romantic (132)neighborhood gem (83)good for groups (80)hot spot (56)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Easily the best meal in NYC.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Why this place doesn't have a Michelin star I do not understand. I went in expecting that like other expensive restaurants in nyc, the staff would be stuffy and the food would be weird but palatable. But I just am beside myself with the experience. I would easily have spent twice what we did ($400 instead of $200 pp) for the experience. The table was huge and chairs were comfortable, the place was small enough to be intimate but not sad, the staff were really there to make you happy. Unlike Le Bernardin, where only most of the food was great, Craft aced it from the coctails to the apps to the meal to the sides to the desserts. This is my new go to place now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in Craft
    foodie1VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    After all of the buzz about Tom Colicchio's restaurants we wanted to try Craft. We were very disappointed in the food ...it is only mediocre. Maybe when chefs hand the reins of their operations over to others their talent doesn't go along. Our special occasion that we were celebrating was less than special.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Craft Delights On All Fronts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    What an incredible evening we had at Craft. Chef Naples has the place buzzing and the food is divine. Our wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable and prompt. We appreciated her great menu and food pairing suggestions. The sommelier was wise, understanding of a budget and continued to engage us throughout the evening with insights and anectdotes. You could go for the service alone but the food rises above to expectations for any occasion. The Loup de Mer for two was oh so moist and luscious; the Brussel sprouts with bacon will melt in your mouth; the mushrooms added a hearty earthiness that solidified a perfect meal. It is a place with heart and soul just this side of heaven. Go to Craft if you love great food and a wonderful people who will take care of you throughout the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    MatteoVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Craft strikes the right balance between elegant and "family style" dining. Courses are meant to be shared but it doesn't come off in a cheap way. Started with great cocktails. Then delicious grilled octopus and foie gras terrine. This was followed by monkfish and short rib accompanied by sun chokes. All were well prepared and tasty. The monkfish was out of this world! They have an extensive wine list and the sommelier was very helpful. In all it was a great dinner. I would definitely recommend Craft!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    This was my second time at CRAFT and it didn't disappoint! Amazing food, drinks and dessert. When an occasion calls for it I will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Question if Craft is Top 10
    BlueAlbany
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Table wasn"t ready for a confirmed reservation, and the bar area is very small and very close to other patrons. Found the food very salty, and the best part of the meal, brussel sprouts!! Our waiter was outstanding and service very good, while not crazy, I would give it a second chance.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SFBetty
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great spot -- really good food, great place to linger over a shared meal. We were able to hear each other (always a plus!). Great wine selection and my Amish chicken was delectable. Our waiter had a good sense of humor. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My friends and I were surprised by the excelent service and food. The service was fantastic, careful, available whenever needed and super friendly also knowing the details of each dish and the whole restaurant concept. The food was very good. Nice flavors, smart mix of textures. Amazing experience, totally recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Truly incredible. They made us feel like we were the only table in the room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal
    Robert009
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Craft is a terrific restaurant and we had a great evening celebrating my wife's birthday.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service/Ok Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I was really excited to eat at the restaurant and we tried items from all of the food categories. The service was outstanding. Unfortunately, the food items were just ok. We had the foi gras (just ok), black flounder for two (fish was a bit mushy), salad (nice), brussel sprouts (great), and broccoli (good). The standout was probably the brussel sprouts and the dessert (donuts).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fleetoffoot
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    One of my favourite restaurants in NY. Never fails to deliver exceptional food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over served!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great dinner especially the signature braised short rib. But the service was over attentive. Two couples, trying to enjoy a dinner conversation interrupted every 2-3 minutes with someone reaching around us to re-fill water glasses only 1/4 empty. In one five minute period three different people tried to pour wine and we had to explain that we didn't want any just then, not any ever, just right at that moment. Next thing you know two of the wine glasses have been removed just because they are empty for a minute or two, we still have half a bottle. Hostess interrupts to ask how everything is...enough already, send your staff to 11 Madison Park to see how service is really done, subtly not intrusively...
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    fit for foodies
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  • Not just resting on its laurels
    galvdocVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Craft has been around since 2001 but remains fresh and exciting. The warm tones of the dining area and naked bulb lighting have often been copied and remain soothing, adding to the dining experience. The large room seems intimate and conversations remain private. The wine list is extensive and well-indexed. Classics like a braised short rib were exquisitely done - served in an individual copper kettle, the carmelized crust yielded to tender meat. Side dishes including roasted brussels sprouts and potato gratin were perfect. More exotic offerings like grilled octopus with a six minute egg inspired groans of delight and sharing around the table. Service was impeccable and neatly acknowledged a table member's birthday in an unobtrusive manner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • He really is a "Top Chef"...
    BigomanVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We celebrated my wife's birthday with friend's at Craft. First, they gave her a special "happy birthday" edition of the menu (you just have to let them know you are celebrating something). Everything was flawless...from the service to the food. Our server made excellent recommendations and also suggested just the right amount of food for us to all share (it's served family style); we all felt comfortably satiated as everything was so good that you wouldn't want to leave a morsel on the plate!!! In addition, the sommelier made perfect suggestions and I think even converted one of our party into a white wine drinker. I would highly recommend the pumpkin agnolotti, brussel sprouts, roasted mushrooms, and braised short ribs...but there was nothing we had that wasn't a worthy selection. Enjoy!!! We usually try to go to new restaurants whenever we visit NYC because there are so many great options, but we will definitely return to Craft...bravissimo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luxurious experience, great food
    Sweetiepie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We came to Craft for pre-theater, we now realize that the inventive cocktails, superlative food and the upscale yet warm ambiance merited a longer time-frame than we allowed. Nonetheless, the service was excellent. Our favorite dishes: a plump canadian oyster, waygu beef, veal breast, trotters and the risotto. A lovely alcohol-free drink called the persian was a highlight. The atmosphere was truly intimate and our party of 3 women-of-a-certain-age, were so happy to enjoy seeing the arrival of young lovers, a family gathering for newlyweds, and a neighborhood bar scene peopled with 30 somethings. Very expensive, but the luxury of the dining room and the quality of the farm to table ingredients was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daughter's Engagement celebration
    Roca
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Craft was truly an amazing experience! We were celebrating our daughter's engagement and they were special enough to personalize their menus! The food and the service were awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Thrilled
    FoodieWino
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I've heard fabulous reviews on this restaurant so maybe my expectations were too high? I ordered the Sea Bream, took two bites and couldn't eat it. It was fishy tasting and there wasn't any flavor beyond that. Very disappointing. Great ambience though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    tooplainfordollars
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Craft has impeccable service, but the food was at best average. The "signature dish" of beef short ribs was plain and greasy. The beet slad likewise was without special touches or flavors. For the price point one would expect a higher level of culinary sophistication and complex and interesting flavors.
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  • Memorable Meal
    dtrob
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Dinner at CRAFT was superb in every way. Because of a brief series of questions during the reservation confirmation process, our waiter (Peter) was aware of my special food needs (allergy and no meat) and also greeted us with a line from the Broadway show we had just seen. The food was the best I've had a many moons. Presentation was beautiful, service unobtrusive and efficient, and though the meal was pricey, well worth every penny.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not live up to my expectation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My wife and I visited Craft after the NYC marathon to celebrate. The restaurant is nicely lit and has a great ambiance. However, our service was really poor. After ordering wine and the meal, it took over an hour to get our entrée, We both enjoy a nice dinner, but were very hungry and disappointed. The manager came over and apologized, but didn't really explain or offer a solution. They sent out an extra side dish, well appreciated but it just turned out to be extra food that we didn't eat. The restaurant seems to be living on reputation. I expected much more for a $150 per person dinner.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NY NY
    Timour
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    really the type of NY restaurant that Europeans expect, with excellent US-type food, efficient service, good wine list, good ambiance but with quietness and space between tables.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Simply outstanding
    jspurdy
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was our first trip to the NY Reataurant after eating a CraftSteak in Vegas a number of times. It was outstanding in all aspects. The staff welcomed us as if we were regulars, explained the menu well, and made great recommendations. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOT UP TO PAR
    SGFAVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I have been to Craft on 3 occasions...the last leaving us questioning whether or not we will go back. The food is usually exceptional! Our appetizer was served room temperature, although delicious it was unacceptable in temperature. Our meal was also served room temperature...we finally said something and they just reheated the same food...which of course came back over cooked! This was an extremely costly dinner for such sub par cuisine.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, long wait for meal
    Fabdinernc
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was superb but it took a very long time, an hour, to get the main dishes after the salad. We had kids with us so long wants are not good plus the waiter never apologized or have us an update on the status of the meal...
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Craft is outstanding
    Chipc3
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    What a wonderful restaurant! My wife and I went to NYC to celebrate our anniversary and Craft was clearly the highlight of the weekend. A beautiful restaurant, fantastic service and delicious food. It could have been better if we got to meet the Top Chef chef judge himself but now we know why he is the judge. This restaurant should be on everyone's list of places to eat when visiting NYC.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uninspired, Meh...
    FoodieMcFoodington
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I've been to CraftSteak in Vegas (one of the best meals of my life), CraftSteak @ Foxwoods (decent meal, not as good as Vegas) and now Craft @ NYC. I went with a group of 5 and we ordered the tasting menu for dinner. I have to say I was not impressed. The first course was bland, under seasoned and not a complete dish. Padma would say 'Pack your knives and leave' over the first course. 2nd, 3rd & 4th courses were very good. Each seemed to be missing an element here or there. A little acid, a crunch, something. Good food but underwhelming. The meal was less than what I expected in execution and flavor. My lunch at Le Bernardin on the other hand, WOW!
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still One of the Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    No matter how far and wide Tom C. has gone, the original is still one of the best in NYC. Top to bottom Craft doesn't disappoint. With a unique menu, sharing plates and something for everyone, the price is more than worth a night at Craft.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Craft made a special birthday even better. I liked the opportunity to share the appetizers and side dishes. Everything was cooked to perfection!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • a fine tasting menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    ...excellent braised beef! However just a tad on the overpriced side at 135$ considering entire experience
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    fit for foodies
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  • An Amazing dining experience!
    SooSabe
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Took my husband to Craft for his birthday. We did the tasting menu with wine pairing, it was an amazing experience. The food was great and the service outstanding!!! We love the room the lighting just perfect!!
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A really great spot
    nycfoodie
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The menu does truly change every day and was the perfect "fall" menu for our dinner. I went with a group of colleagues from work and it was the perfect combination of larger shared sides/appetizers and individuals mains. I think the service is usually great--our waiter forgot the brussel sprouts and when we reminded him, I think the preparation would have taken too long so we never did get the side but the manager came over and apologized/removed the cost of the other sides. We also received apple cider muffins on the way out which were the perfect treat the following morning. Overall, really great experience and I would highly recommend Craft for special occasions or a very seasonally perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • tsshepsVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Fabulous food - love the family style concept. Service was wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Anniversary dinner
    NJfoodlover
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Everything was very tasty and cooked well. All of the service staff was very attentive as well as helpful in explaining dishes and how they are made. Good with recommendations...scallops were phenomenal and freshly caught. Acknowledged our anniversary with glasses of complimentary sparkling wine and a small dessert plate which was nice. Would go back to celebrate another occasion there most definitely.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh but Disappointing
    Hurricane32
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I have been to Craft several times and fell in love with the inventiveness of the food, service, and ambience. I selected it this time for a friend from out of town so that she could experience New York fine dining. We were sorely disappointed. The beet salad was fresh but utterly tasteless. The scallops and monk fish were prepared nicely but unremarkable in their flavor. Freshness is favorable, but the food had no umph. The fruit plate was sparse with green apples and soggy pears. The little amuse bouche served at the beginning was tasty. The miniature brownie at the end was stale. Wine was excellent and waiter very knowledgeable, although he tauted the tasteless beets.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful experience
    CCheungVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Staff were extremely friendly and very knowledgeable of every dish and wine. Food was excellent, so fresh and well seasoned! Highly recommended!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb and special!
    PerfectionVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The wine list is literally a book! The sommelier was brilliant! And did not try to steer us toward the most expensive, just the best suited for what we wanted. The food was outstanding and the service was perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mtisch
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I wasn't wild about the food which had to be sent back to the kitchen because it was undercooked.The service was good,and the staff was very attentive and apologetic about our chicken dishes being undercooked. It's a very pleasant atmosphere,and I would return for a brunch or lunch,and I would recommend it to others.
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    great for brunch, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    TwixVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Love Craft! We always save this for a special occasion. Chef Tom Colicchio does not disappoint!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Delicious and Great Atmosphere
    CondesaVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We had dinner at Craft for the first time, this will not be our last. It was explained to us that the salads and side dishes were meant to be shared; they were 2 generos servings. We each had a pasta entree that were both tasty. Everything wa perfectly cooked the flavors were lively. Now I want to go back for the tasting menu...
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate