Every time I have the pleasureEvery time I have the pleasure of eating at Craftbar, it is wonderful. The food this past Friday night was absolutely delcious. We enjoyed the evening and cannot wait to return. It will stay on my NYC favorites.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMReally Good!I made a last minute reservation via Open Table, which was very straight forward & easy (my first time). They sat us right away even with one person still coming. Cocktails were great. I loved The Umbrella Stand with its 1 large ice cube :) Wine list was really nice, appetizers were delicious & easy to share with a larger table. My pasta was great, but the Halibut was amazing!!! Overall a great experience.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMStill in its primeDelicious and still in its prime. This neighborhood classic does not disappoint. Something for most everyone, and it is innovative yet classic. Great anytime.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and ambience of CraftThe food and ambience of Craft Bar are amazing. To start we ordered the squid, the pickle jar and a salad and for our meals we ordered the halibut and the fried chicken--both were delicious. The wine was also really great.
We were a bit disappointed by the service though. The servers seemed unhappy and I found one of them to be even unhelpful. Regardless, I'm planning to go back. Delicious!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMsuperb!We had a great experience, great recommendation for wine, fun waiter and all around fabulous food.
(One issue though,6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat nightThe food, service and wine were incredible, as always.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFour of us had lunch. TheFour of us had lunch. The menu is great for this because you can have a great and satisfying lunch without doing a main. We did a lot of sharing and loved everything. We converted a person who doesn't like kale into a believer with the tuscan kale and radish salad; the buttermilk dressing made all the difference. It is very rare to get tongue on a menu and it is one of my guilty pleasures. Everything there seems to have just that extra touch that makes it different and special. And the prices make it an excellent value.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Group Dining ExperienceThe friendly host staff seated our large party without the entire group being there on time, which we really appreciated. The table was a perfect sized round table- great for our 9 person party.
The service to get a first round of drinks was a little slow, but once we started ordering wine, they became more attentive.
The food was very, very good. I wouldn't call it exceptional or outstanding this time, but everyone thoroughly enjoyed their dishes.
Overall, a very positive experience and I recommend it to others.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGuaranteed PleasureWe come back regularly because we know we'll enjoy every dish, everything from the bar, and we'll be treated well. This night we enjoyed several appetizers: fried artichokes, beet salad, spicy wings, asparagus, and followed them with two of their best pastas: the meatballs and the Bolognese. Enjoyed wines by the glass, because even their by-the-glass list is excellent. Everyone, from the kitchen to the floor staff, never misses a beat, and that keeps us coming back.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMCraftBar is Above the BarI loved my experience here. I'm a huge fan of Tom and his work, so I was happy to finally get to go to one of his restaurants. I enjoyed the atmosphere and extensive wine list. The food was amazing. I look forward to going back one day!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated our son's birthday.Celebrated our son's birthday. Waitstaff was accommodating for a slightly than average crowd. Food very well presented and tasty.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMKnowledgeable ExcellenceKnowledgeable staff, superb execution. Brilliant food, wonderful ambiance.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMsprecial treatmentWe went late to Craftbar (11 pm) as we were coming from out of town. The noise level was perfect, because it wasn't too busy at that time. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. It was my birthday and they took the extra step and printed my name with a "Happy Birthday" message across the top. Nice vegetarian options, so I could eat happily with my carnivore husband. We both used to work in the industry and we were thrilled with the menu's options. Even something simple like grits were so delicious, with a smoked tomato jam to compliment the smooth grits. The crispy artichokes were delicious. My husband loved his port belly.
Everything was great. Would definitely go back. And loved the decor--heavy tables, cool artwork. Great time.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceThe staff was really on top of it. They seated us right away and were very attentive through the whole evening. Food was great. The space was cool and the ambiance was in between romantic and bustling. Very enjoyable Friday night dinner.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food but OK serviceFood options and attention to detail with plating is great here. The tastes are distinct and I was really pleased with all facets of the meal. The arancini was absolutely fantastic and my salmon was cooked perfectly and had a delectable taste with the squid ink plating. The service, however, was slow and both our table and the table next to us had to continuously seek out waiters to place orders, refill water and ask for another drink. For how much we spent here, I really expected the service to be more up to par and attentive.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing, delightful and savory.Amazing, delightful and savory. The chercutere was more than what I had expected. From presentation to flavor! Thank you craftbar!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous night outThis is my second visit to this restaurant. It is obvious that they make a real effort to serve foods that are in-season. The most difficult part was deciding what to order because it all sounds so delicious. Fortunately, there are lots of small-plate offerings so you can try lots of things. They have a wonderful selection of wines as well as a fun cocktail menu. This is a great place to enjoy catching up with friends while eating divine food.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent foodThe meal was excellent. Craftbar has by far the best beet salad I've ever had. My friend had the meatball sandwich and the meatballs are outstanding at Craftbar. For appetizers, we had rice balls which were airy and light and fried artichokes which had a surprisingly complex mix of flavors. All in all, an excellent meal.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellentService, food, and ambience are always first rate. Very New York....hip, trendy, fun yet professional atmosphere that attracts all sorts
You have to have the egg and anchovy bruschetta!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best dinners IOne of the best dinners I have had in some time. Every dish was delish. Service was prompt and friendly. Only problem- too noisy. Carrying on a conversation over dinner was a struggle.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic, as you would expectGreat food. Try the pickle jar, seriously. Their Malbec is really wonderful. Halibut and Salmon cooked to medium rare perfection. Delicious.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great staffOur food as great start to finish, and our service was amazing. Highly recommend.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!Great service. Wonderful food. I especially liked their manager Rob. He really took care of us. He's a gem!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMas expected.was really looking forward to eating at this Colicchio joint and was not disappointed. great service and delicious food. the duck terraine was divine and the beet salad had a real farm to table taste. will definitely visit again.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best beet saladOne of the best beet salad ever! Pasta dishes were flavorful and skillfully prepared.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful meal, superb pastaWonderful meal, superb pasta unusually flavorful.
Extraordinary wine list presided over by JB a
very friendly and helpful sommelier.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways ExcellentWe've written a lot of reviews of Craftbar, because we've booked a lot of OpenTable reservations with them. This is one of our "go-to" restaurants when we want an assured, excellent experience: great menu, great dishes, great service, great wine, great time. We always leave smiling and full.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMVery goodSure it's nothing new to say good things about Craftbar in Manhattan. Ate here on on last night in NYC, and really enjoyed it. Not cheap, but on par price-wise w/ commensurate restaurants in the area.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEdward the server was spotEdward the server was spot on with the wine pairing! It was relaxing and delicious.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Class ActWe have been here often for brunch and this was our first dinner visit. We were very impressed with all aspects of the meal.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service, great foodEveryone there was very professional but also very relaxed and friendly, and seem to really care about what they were doing. Fun conversation with the sommerlier, good recommendations from our server. Pork plate for two was terrific.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentA great balance of truly fantastic food and a great environment. I highly recommend as a fun night out with great food to boot.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I decide toMy husband and I decide to go here for our anniversary. When I made the reservation, I put that in the comment box. Wow, we were treated like royalty. The service was impeccable. We were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary" and sat in a cozy romantic corner. We received a personalized menu with "Happy Anniversary A.. + B.." at the top and 2 flutes of champagne on the house. The food was really good (as expected) but it really was the extra attention that made us feel extra special. A wonderful place to eat great food and celebrate a special moment!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a visit when in NYI like the Bar as much as the Restaurant, so always visit when in NY, reason is the good food combined with a good wine and with service always on top :D see you next year!
If you travel to Stockholm you may enjoy Urban Deli at Nytorget different but really worth visiting :) kind regards, Anna, Stockholm4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCraftbar is one of my go toCraftbar is one of my go to places. The food and service are always good... solid bar too.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMhad 7 friends gather for ahad 7 friends gather for a wonderful meal. we do this several times a year and everyone remarked upon how good the food was. Both our servers were wonderful- helped us order wine for the table as well as appetizers. Craftbar happily tweaked menu items for dietary restrictions. Definitely a return trip.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as always!Craftbar remains one of our neighborhood go-to restaurants. The staff is a such friendly bunch of food lovers, they're knowledge and service is infectious. And the food is always spot on. Even the kale salad I had was delicious (which is not always easy to do with kale). Appetizers, meat and fish entres were all excellent. And the wines by the glass are almost as extensive as by the bottle and always first rate.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWill Definitely Go Back!Visiting NYC and selected this restaurant based on reviews from the web and we are so glad that it ended up being a great choice. The decor is very simple, modern & attractive and I liked the bustling atmosphere. Service was very pleasant, we were seated right on time and the waitress was attentive throughout the meal. I had the roasted and braised Colorado lamb as the entree and it was cooked perfectly and just absolutely delicious. We would definitely eat here again!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique food awkward serviceGood food but service was so so. Staff seemed uncomfortable and interested in taking orders and leaving ASAP...which made it uncomfortable at times. Food was unique and very very good. Just would expect better service for the price.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great surprise - everythingWhat a great surprise - everything was delicious! Service was perfect. A little noisy when dining with parents, but aside from that, we had a great time. Loved the seasonal notes with the fiddlehead ferns.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMglad to see Tom Coliccio livesglad to see Tom Coliccio lives up to his reputation. Amazing food as well as terrific wait staff. Can't wait to go back4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSpent one day in NYC and wantedSpent one day in NYC and wanted to make sure we ate at CraftBar so we made reservations for 1:30PM. We didn't know the subway train we were going to take originally was going to be down for the weekend, so we were not going to make our reservation time. I called to let them know we would be late, and the staff member I spoke to was completely understanding and said not to worry if we came late-we would still be able to get a table. The service was excellent and the waiter we had never let my glass of water get empty! (Which is good after all that walking!) I ordered the salmon with squid ink and my friend ordered a bucket of mussels. The food was amazing. My friend got so many mussels for her meal that I had to help her finish!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSpent one day in NYC and wantedSpent one day in NYC and wanted to make sure we ate at CraftBar so we made reservations for 1:30PM. We didn't know the subway train we were going to take originally was going to be down for the weekend, so we were not going to make our reservation time. I called to let them know we would be late, and the staff member I spoke to was completely understanding and said not to worry if we came late-we would still be able to get a table. The service was excellent and the waiter we had never let my glass of water get empty! (Which is good after all that walking!) I ordered the salmon with squid ink and my friend ordered a bucket of mussels. The food was amazing. My friend got so many mussels for her meal that I had to help her finish!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMStill around, and still a pleasureNice charcuterie plate, sheep's head and all. And the agnolotti were divine with a glass of wine.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTom's sleeper a keeperInventive, edgy favors without weirdness. Creative burger, new way with wings, picklicious4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMeat more picklesDelicious food that is unexpected, and encourages you to try something new.
Drinks are delish, and interesting. No premade mixes here.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLike the food and the service!...and most of all kids friendly which was important for our guests4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely will be backGreat service. The beet salad was refreshing. The salmon was fresh. The ricotta hazelnut cheesecake was awesome. Will definitely come back with my friends.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my first time at craft.It was my first time at craft. What a great experience. Excellent food and service. Looking forward to going back4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMmenu is a little meat heavy,menu is a little meat heavy, but everything was very well executed. great cocktails too.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AM