Overall our experience wasOverall our experience was very good. The service was amazing. The food was cook perfectly. The only draw back was that the preparation was almost too simple to justify the cost.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply the bestI recently dined again at Craft and my experience was just as perfect as each of my previous visits.
The entire staff is amazing. Friendly, knowledgeable, and so accommodating. This first rate hospitality is equally matched by the skill in the kitchen. Every single dish we had was outstanding. Besides laying claim to the best Pomme Puree in the world, the Rabbit, Chicken, and carrots were all absolutely delicious.
A manager was even kind enough to offer me a recipe card for the Pomme Puree. Everyone went above and beyond.
Craft is easily one of the top 5 restaurants in New York City. It is worth a trip for any reason you can come up with!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal- Excellent ServiceFrist time at Craft and enjoyed it! Great variety of seasonal foods. We ordered ala carte and had nice variety of flavors with the help of our excellent waiter. The tasting menu looks great- try that the next time.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, as alwaysHave been to Craft a few times over the years and it never fails to impress.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular!Must go! Not only do have incredible drinks and dishes (have to try the crispy bacon w/ramps if it is still on the menu) and staff, it was mentioned it was my birthday on the reservation and they printed my name on the menu! Tom truly knows how to "Craft" a restaurant together from ambiance to drinks and food to training his outstanding staff to going above and beyond to make their customer feel special! Thank you!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night out!We have been to many "top chef" restaurants in the NY metro area over the years and our experience here was truly enjoyable. Great service from the moment we walked in. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating in all aspects. All of our dishes were fantastic (appetizers, entrees and sides) . The extra nice touches were the complimentary small appetizer and dessert dishes they provided as well as a very tasty banana chip loaf that they gave us as we left the restaurant. Very classy! One of the best things we found was that while the restaurant was full and vibrant, we were actually able to have a normal conversation with our friends due to the great sound acoustics in the restaurant. We will be going back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI hated to leaveThis was my first visit to Craft and I was absolutely delighted with the experience. The ambience was wonderful--big tables and wonderfully decorated--very chic and elegant. I kept telling my dining companions that I never wanted to leave! The service was superb--we were waited on with care and attention but without being smothered. The food was delicious, simply but elegantly presented. The portions were just right. The amuse bouche was a tasty surprise, the bread was fabulous, and the main entrees were marvelous. I had the rabbit loin with fresh asparagus (I thank the waiter for his vegetables recommendation). The dessert was even better. Then as we left, we were given small loaves of banana bread with chocolate chips. Wonderful!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMbirthday celebrationDining is memorable experience at Craft. The food is excellent and the service extremely professional and warm. This was a birthday celebration for a friend and they went out of their way to make it enjoyable.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been to this restaurantWe've been to this restaurant twice now. Each occasion was 5 star....FANTASTIC food and great atmosphere....made for perfect celebrations!!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeOur experience at Craft was awesome. The food was excellent and our service was excellent5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for Dad's birthday!We went to Craft to celebrate my father's birthday, and it was an excellent experience all around (even for my grandparents in their 80s). The ambiance was festive (not too uptight like some nice restaurants where you feel like you have to be hushed) but still quiet enough for our older family members to be able to hear and participate in the conversation. The food was AMAZING (as always - we've been before), and the service was excellent. Thanks, Craft, for a wonderful evening. Dad says it was the best birthday ever!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the bestThe staff is very professional and the food was excellent. It was a great experience and I will be back.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNew York must!A trip to New York wouldn't be the same without going to Craft. Love the purée potato.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI was a little disappointed.I was a little disappointed. Polenta was amazing. Short rib was crunchy. Rabbit was cool.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for a birthday dinnerWent for a birthday dinner with my parents and it was absolutely amazing. One of the best dinners I've had in the city thus far. Scallops were cooked to perfection and every waitstaff that I came into contact with (from the hostess to the person who poured my water) wished me a happy birthday. Attentive (but not overly attentive) staff, good ambiance, and phenomenal food.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service and food.We came in on our last night in NYC (visiting from the Pacific Northwest) The hostess, the manager and the wait staff paid attention to every detail and gave us special attention. The food was outstanding! Highly recommend. I hope this wonderful restaurant stays in the neighborhood for another 12 years and more!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMbeautiful restaurant....terrificbeautiful restaurant....terrific menu......great service........my only complaint is the background music - I like The Rolling Stones and Creedance Clearwater Revival, but not blasting away in my ears at an elegant, sophisticated and expensive ($500 for 3 people with wine and cocktails)restaurant.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the hostess to the waitFrom the hostess to the wait staff - everyone was pleasant, proper, and helpful. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and just an absolute delight.
The food was all I had hoped it would be - perfectly seasoned, artfully prepared, and incredibly delicious.
Wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.
My new favorite!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ordered the tasting menuWe ordered the tasting menu & I was greatly surprised by the portion size. I am used to smaller portions for the tasting & while my husband was able to finish each course, I sadly had to stop eating most of my courses in order to make it to the end!
The short ribs were THE BEST I've ever had! I believe that was my favorite course!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant is warm andThe restaurant is warm and friendly; the staff is efficient, plentiful, yet unobtrusive. The food is wonderfully prepared with reasonable portions. I highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWith a stellar wine list andWith a stellar wine list and impeccable service, Craft stands shoulders above the rest. My one small complaint would be the rather too concentrated sauces used with the meat dishes that resulted in rather too salty to eat morel mushrooms with the aged beef. I am not a big fan of over salted food which I find endemic in restaurant culture.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. ConsistentlyLove this place. Consistently impeccable service and delicious food. Its managed extremely well, decorated beautifully and very clean. I recommend for any occasion but they make special occasions very special. They will even put your name on the menu!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great place to goAlways a great place to go to when I'm craving for some top notch cuisine.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA NY favorite we try to getA NY favorite we try to get here regularly. Good honest food well prepared with wonderful service.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNOM! NOM! Yum. Craft is worthNOM! NOM! Yum. Craft is worth every penny we spent enjoying a lovely evening of culinary wonderment. Having watched Tom Collicheo on Top Chef, I felt pretty confident this wouldn't be a typical celebrity chef experience. Happily the food delivered in addition to the whole experience.
The dining room is gorgeous with leather accents on the walls along with wood and industrial style lighting. My husband and I commented several times that we were able to hear each other perfectly even though the joint was jam packed.
The menu was daunting and I had a terrible time deciding what I wanted. The waiter didn't help either when he kept saying how delicious every dish was I mentioned sounded good. Finally after much deliberation, we settled o4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect night outEverything we had from starters through dessert was fabulous. Save room for dessert - that was especially enjoyed by all 4 members of our party! Service was impeccable. Couldn't have been better.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic dining experience.Fantastic dining experience. The entire wait staff was extremely attentive and made us feel very special especially since it was a celebratory dinner. The food was great. We had the american wagyu culotte and various sides included bok choy, mashed potatoes, risotto, and flava beans. The wagyu was cooked exactly how I wanted (medium rare) although a little salty for my taste and the mashed potatoes were deliciously creamy. I highly recommend the risotto - great flavor and cooked to perfection. Enjoyed all the desserts especially the Chocolate Pretzel Tart.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNice restaurant with excellentNice restaurant with excellent dishes. Pretty much aligned wuth Eurpean standards in the main courses. Limited offer in starters. Well serviced by a colombian waiter.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat options, surprises too!I was in NY for a short birthday visit and have always wanted to try Craft. Well it was great! Our wait staff took great care of us, and when they found out it was my birthday, gave me a cute birthday cake, that was delicious. Our choices varied from the agnolotti to the bacon with ramps for first course, then rabbit, wagyu and short ribs for main dishes accompanied by gnocchi, risotto, cauliflower and Swiss chard, all were excellent. The for dessert we had read the reviews and agreed to try the donuts, and pan perdue. That was all wrapped together by great beer and cocktail selections. I would love to go back and will make it a point to should I ever be in the area again. Thank you Craft!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood meal. Had a nice foieGood meal. Had a nice foie gras dish, great scallops and yummy fava beans. Would definitely recommend. Is a bit pricey for what you get, but overall a really good meal.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood choiceI booked for our 7th Anniversary and asked for private, quiet seating. Somehow, that meant to somebody "right by the front door and next to two tables of 8." When I asked to be movfed, they were very accommodating. Overall, extraordinary food and the "little things" that make for an exceptional dining experience.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food were amazing!Service and food were amazing! Went to celebrate my daughter's birthday and from the moment we walked in, the staff were great. Wished her happy birthday, had it printed on her menu, etc... Expensive, but worth every penny - great food and attention to detail - thanks!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA true dining experience,A true dining experience, my wife and I both had the tasting menu which was fantastic. We both felt like we were on Top Chef. Thank you for such a memorable time.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe decided to give Craft aWe decided to give Craft a try on our recent visit to NYC. The dinner was to be a birthday celebration dinner on our last night in town. Our entire experience was fantastic. I had let the restaurant know it was my husband's birthday and they had a special menu printed for him and he was able to bring it home. Each dish was fantastic- the flavors were perfect. The pastry chef sent out a small layer cake along with our dessert, very nice touch. The entire staff made us feel special and our entire experience was fantastic. The extra special muffin on our way out was wonderful. We WILL be back!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI went here with my husbandI went here with my husband as a gift from my father. Absolutely one of the best meals of my life! The staff was amazing and attentive. We tried 1 app, 1 salad, 2 entrees, 2 sides (starch and veg) and 2 desserts. We couldn't finish our plates and were stuffed when we left. They even gave us muffins to take home for breakfast. I would go here again and again!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, service, ambianceThe food, service, ambiance are all incredible! Have never had a bad meal at Craft since we started going there 4 years ago!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I had the wineMy wife and I had the wine pairing dinner. Best combination we have ever had!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Craft for its sideI love Craft for its side dishes. I love fresh organic vegetables, and Craft offers many wonderful and creative vegetable dishes that are as delightful as their entrees. This, and their amazing polenta, are why I will come back to Craft again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was wonderful. ServiceDinner was wonderful. Service so attentive and atmosphere beautiful and relaxing. Love the music.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was OUTSTANDING.Everything was OUTSTANDING. This was our second visit and we were not disappointed..we will return again and again4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMits always gratifying whenits always gratifying when a restaurant with a reputation delivers. the food was presented simply and beautifully and was perfectly prepared. what really set the experience apart was the service. the waitstaff was friendly, well informed, there only when you needed them, and familiar with the dishes. always helps when you can tell a sommelier what you're in the mood for and what you want to spend and he simply knocks it out of the park.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent and waitFood was excellent and wait staff was very helpful and friendly. The complimentary soup, dessert, and muffin made the night even more enjoyable.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA Finely Crafted Dining ExperienceWe dined as a party of four and all loved the restaurant. From the creative cocktails and flavorful first courses (two of us felt the Ricotta Cavatelli with Lamb Ragout was one of the best things we had ever eaten) to main courses accompanied by roasted vegetables that highlighted the wonderful natural flavor of the ingredients, it was a meal to remember. Dessert was great, too. Toasted cashew and rhubarb sorbets--who would have thought? One of our group has a dairy sensitivity and the staff took that into consideration in pointing out items that might present a problem.
It was our first visit, but won't be our last.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBon appetite!Excellent food, service and ambiance. Compliments of the chef, we got a taste of great soup and banana chocolate muffins to go as a thank you. how cute is that? We will definitely be back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Resturant experienceGreat Resturant experience - was girlfriends birthday and they went above and beyond, even custom printed an menu and gave it as a souvenir. Excellent experience, they really do a first class job @ Craft4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic! We celebratedFantastic! We celebrated a birthday and Craft made it extra special for us. The service was outstanding and we really had a wonderful time. Every time I took a bite of food I closed my eyes and went on a journey through all of the flavors in each dish.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI hadn't eaten at Craft inI hadn't eaten at Craft in a while. They are still on top of their game. Delicious.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTasting menu with wine pairingsTasting menu with wine pairings is beyond words. Unpretentious, but wonderful.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbFabulous! Attentive service, lovely, quiet ambience. Amazing food. I will definitely fine there again on my next trip to New York.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing. Don't miss this place.Amazing. Don't miss this place. Nothing left to say.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM