Craftbar
Craftbar

Craftbar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.craftbarnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124614300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    BRUNCH
    Saturday & Sunday 10:30am-4pm

    LUNCH
    Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm

    DINNER
    Sunday 5pm-9:30pm/
    Monday-Wednesday 5pm-10pm/
    Thursday 5pm-10:30pm/
    Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tom Colicchio; Chef de Cuisine, Lauren Hirschberg
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Craftbar can accommodate buyouts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The maximum capacity for a seated event is 110 guests and for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres it's 200 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 19th and 20th Street
  • Public Transit: N, R, Q, L or 4, 5, 6 Trains to 14th Street/Union Square or N, R Trains to 23rd Street/Broadway.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Public Parking Garage "Unique Parking" on 21st Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South.
A word from Craftbar
Chef Luke Wallace prepares seasonal inspired dishes at Tom Colicchio’s casual Flatiron restaurant. The menu features a wide variety of small & large plates from Snacks, House-Made Charcuterie, Salumi, Artisanal Cheeses, Salads as well as Handmade Pastas, all expertly prepared and beautifully presented. The rustic and comfortable dining room lends itself to a quick lunch where guests can try our Croque Monsieur, a full dinner of Choucroute Garnie and Ricotta Ravioli, or a snack of Pecorino Arancini and East Coast Oysters. We are also serving a soul-satisfying brunch with dishes like Pork Scrapple & Eggs and our Applewood Smoked Salmon prepared in-house. Be sure to save room for Pastry Chef, Abby Swain’s creations including her take on the S’mores Tart.
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Craftbar reviews from OpenTable diners
211 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (134)great for lunch (78)good for groups (72)neighborhood gem (69)special occasion (46)great for brunch (32)notable wine list (31)vibrant bar scene (30)hot spot (28)romantic (16)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • terrific considerate service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a business dinner here. The food was great. I have a ton of annoying allergies and the server was incredibly helpful and discreet. Even better the kitchen was the MOST accommodating. Everyone else LOVED their meals and the ambiance. We will.definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and beyond
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I took my mom on a trip to NYC to celebrate her birthday. When making the OpenTable reservation at craftbar, I noted that it was her birthday. From the minute we walked in, the staff at craftbar made her feel like a million bucks. The host, GM, and our server all said happy birthday, and all asked how we were celebrating and took time to talk to us. They even printed a specialized menu for my mom that said happy birthday! Aside from all of this, the food and service were outstanding. I would go back anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Had a great time celebrating my friend's 32nd birthday. Service was impeccable, food was delicious. They even printed her name in the menu which was a sweet touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a girls lunch
    Imthes919
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great spot, great food, great service, overall awesome place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and good food
    ZigzagVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food is consistently good, service is NYC average. Very noisy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great anniversary
    lorenzo89
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    well, the food simply was spectacular - we had squid, swordfish, lamb, oysters and cheesecake, and not a single one of them was disappointing. Perfect quantities, not too much, not too little, great presentation and always a surprising taste. The service was impeccable as well, and the waiter incredibly friendly.
    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.
  • justonething
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Wonderful food. Server did not rush us. And - a unique NY restaurant experience - my friend and I could actually hear each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I prefer Craft
    FLvisitor
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    To be fair we weren't starving so just had appetizers, the fondue-like cheese, the peach tartine and a beet salad. Which were fine, but not mind blowing. The menu didn't have a lot of things that looked as appealing to me as I hoped. I'll have to try it again when I'm really hungry. Or just will stick to Craft, which is my NYC #1 restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great evening.
    Chuck
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We took a younger associate from work and his wife for drinks and dinner. The entire staff was attentive and considerate. A comfortable drink at the bar and quickly sat for dinner. Our wait staff suggested two excellent platters of cheese and beef which were very eclectic with an excellent white wine. Dinner quickly followed and the pork for two was delicious but more than two could handle. My guest is still talking about the rabbit. Again, an appropriate bottle of red wine was suggested. As the night progressed the room did get louder and louder but hey that's what happens when everyone is having a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reliable
    TTnyc
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    always good, service was excellent - server really knew his wine list and was right on target with recommendations - I come here a lot, it's convenient, the food is good, crowd is energetic but manageable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very loud place, very good food.
    Opentable23VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Obviously popular restaurant, casual ambience, service a bit slow. Innovative food, delicious, but excessively noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing food
    NYCgirl
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Four of us had dinner. Each of us loved our meals. Everything was incredibly delicious. The appetizers won the night. Burrata, arugula salad and tuna appetizers were outstanding. I love arugula, but how can a salad be so incredibly delicious? I often feel punished when I order a salad as my appetizer because I'm missing out on more delicious items, but I would have been very happy to have had the arugula for my app (wish I had). The tuna sushi was way beyond just raw fish - it was so flavorful. The burrata was surprisingly paired, and wow! My salmon dinner was delicious. The waitress was friendly and efficient. Place is attractive and tables were nicely spaced. It's just a bit too loud for this caliber of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dinner!
    Jozluvsfood2
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Service was great and the food was greater! Pastrami wagyu beef tongue was the highlight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good!
    SaraMVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I had a great time at Craft! The ambience is very nice for a casual dinner. Not too noise, good food, good winelist and good service. It's the right place to pass a casual evening with friends, being able to speak with them enjoying fresh and tasty food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of the Colicchio restaurants
    GlossGal
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    craftbar is hands down the spot near Union Square I hit when I want a really good, well made meal served by very smart, kind, creative people. It's a great spot both for occasions and meals where you need to talk with the people at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sad
    SCF1
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had had several terrific dinners over the years and took my wife and daughter last week for their first time. So disappointed in the food on this visit that each of us selected and will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost
    David1500
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The location and the staff are wonderful. The food was just ok, maybe it wasn't terrific because I was having the prix fixe. The noise level was completely unacceptable - it was at an industrial level. I certainly would't go out of my way to dine here. And as for recommending it to friends I say if it is convenient for the moment fine but if you not this is New York there are hundreds of other choices.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always satisfying
    Jerry
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I think my title says it all. I love this restaurant. I love the food. I love the service. Whenever I bring guests, they are surprised to find this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special but Relaxed
    meow
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Took my mom here for a birthday lunch. It's the sort of restaurant that strikes the perfect balance - you could take 10 clients there for a special dinner or drop in for a relaxed meal - it's a great place for either. The food is exquisite but not fussy. Fresh flavors, seasonal, and everything is prepared so well. It's a nice open, airy space but with cozy booths. I really loved it and will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seamless Experience
    foodforfun
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Craftbar's food is not only delicious but the experience us flawless, went with a group and the servers were attentive but not disruptive, the food came out quickly and everything was otherwise seamless. It's sort of like not being in a restaurant at all, just a very nice and welcoming home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch!
    melissae
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Met a dear friend for Brunch and Craftbar was great! Nice selection of choices in both food and beverage. Our server was very attentive as was the bus boy. We had a great time and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOP NOTCH SPOT
    vicsevenVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    CRAFT BAR IS MY HUSBANDS ALL TIME FAVORITE RESTAURANT, THE FOOD AND AMAZING SERVICE BRING US BACK HERE TIME AND TIME AND TIME AGAIN.. WE EAT OUT ALL THE TIME AND I FORCE HIM TO TRY NEW PLACES AND WE ALWASY COME BACK TO CRAFTBAR. WE NOT ONLY LOVE THIS PLACE WE HAVE INVITED TONS OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO JOIN US. WE HOPE TO CONTINUE TO EAT HERE FOR YEARS TO COME. AN OVERALL GREAT PLACE....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night
    Moogy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Alway a great place for either business or pleasure with a group. Excellent food + service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    About a year ago, my wife and I dined at Craftbar, and we thought the food was mediocre and the service insulting. When we said so in our opentable review, a manager telephoned and urged us to return so that she might change our minds. We resisted but returned recently unannounced. This time the service was fine if unexceptional, and I thought my dinner was very good, though my wife was unimpressed with hers. The restaurant was crowded and very noisy, suggesting that other diners are more impressed with Craftbar than we were. We may return, but we're unlikely ever to be regulars.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Tessa
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    No disasters but food didn't wow. Staff was friendly and attentive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Drb
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was way too over spiced. Every dish was a riot of flavor, and without any subtle notes. Creative menu, but overpriced for the quality of the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DrLeeVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food is very good indeed. Tables is comfortably placed so the restaurant does not feel crowded. Waitstaff is attentive and earnest. Overall, a bit better than "four stars" but not quite up to "five". We always enjoy ourselves here...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ticktock
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My girlfriend and I had an amazing lunch for restaurant week. Numerous selections, all was delicious as well as the wines. Would definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A really good restaurant
    themiller
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is a place that anyone who enjoys a relaxed lunch or dinner, combined with food that is on a par with almost any other restaurant, should attend. It's almost shockingly good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I went to Craftbar knowing that it's a Tom Colicchio restaurant but was not at all impressed by the ambience of the restaurant when I walked in. The service was certainly fine and the food was average but it's not a place that I will return to.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but nothing special
    orthochickVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Certainly a good place for dinner- everything was well made and tasty. Service was very good - attentive, they handled well when some of our party were delayed. Ricotta meatballs were a winner, but otherwise there is little that would draw me back here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • you can`t miss this place!
    Jimenucha
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A great place, with excellent, tastefull food, and a very good service. I had a great afternoon there with muy husband.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent place
    over60
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I went to this restaurant for lunch with a female friend last Restaurant Week. I liked it so much that I took my husband to it for lunch this Restaurant Week. I really recommend the fried chicken with grits. The chicken was crisp on the outside and tender on the inside; the grits were rich and buttery. I highly recommend their chocolate cake. The cucumber soup was too salty, but I liked it anyway. Service was excellent. I told my husband that if we lived in this neighborhood, this would be my "go to" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BanzaiVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had lunch here for restaurant week and was extremly happy with the menu. There are usually only 2 to 3 choices per course at many of the restaurants during this week, but here there were many to pick from. We loved the Kielbasa and the fried chicken. Service was execellent throughout the meal. I have been here for dinner several times, would definitely think about stopping off for lunch again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Impressive
    Foodisking
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Craftbar never disappoints. I have enjoyed their food, service, and ambience several times now and it is always over-the-top. Dining at Craftbar is an experience always puts a smile on my face. Do not miss Craftbar when you were in NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find
    Michigan0406
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Well-prepared, interesting menu items. Server was well-informed and able to answer questions to guide selections. Excellent choice!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pmjedwardsVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Each visit to NYC we have at least one meal at Craftbar. The restaurant, usually busy on a Saturday night, was quite quiet. Summer in NYC perhaps. We chose a bottle of Oregon pinot noir - not available. We tried a French CabFranc, also unavailable. (My pet peeve is restaurants that don't have the wine they have on their wine list.) The third bottle: a Greek red was available and was to be on the house. (Good save!) The meal, the beet salad, the kielbasa were delicious and well presented; as were the mains: duck and qual cacciatore and the lamb. The desserts rounded out a great meal followed by after dinner drinks, also comped because of our wine difficulties. We'll be back in NYC in a few weeks and will no doubt head back to Craftbar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great dinner
    hokiescout
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was a great night catching up with an old friend. Enjoyed all of our courses very much. The tomato salad with burrata was killer. Enjoyed our cheese course and my soft-shell crabs very much. Roasted Tomatillo salad with the crabs was an interesting accompaniment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Craftbar Hits the Mark!
    diniVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This Flatiron locavore does everything right. The service is warm and friendly, the space is great, and the food is sublime. I wanted to provide my niece and nephew with the consummate NY culinary experience before they leave town, and Craftbar hit the mark!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    Iluvfood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wanted to try this place during restaurant week because I am a fan of Tom Colicchio. I have to admit the big name brought me in but it is the food that will keep me coming back. Went with a friend and we were both very impressed with the quality of the food. We had the ricotta balls as an appetizer (delicious), the baked veal meatballs (tender and flavorful) and the hamburger (I still have dreams about the bacon jam) as entrees. The restaurant has a nice ambiance, the staff were friendly and the food was far beyond my expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet