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Craftbar
Craftbar

Craftbar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.craftbarnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 461-4300
  • 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 & Promotions: 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. Continued
Diner Reviews
  • "The pate was delicious as was the entree which was the pork special - the server was warm friendly and knowledgeable"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was a perfect little spot, good food and a friendly waitress. But. Being the last people out that night, we forgot a phone. Next morning, there was no trace of it and the usual 'there was nothing left behind' attitude from the manager...."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The host was lovely. My party was running a bit late but he led me to my table to wait for them. Most places-they won't seat you if your party is not complete. They were accommodating again when we had another friend show up for drinks and dessert. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I have been to Craftbar many times. And usually I really enjoy my meal. But this time, the food was not great. The egg salad anchovy bruschetta that i always get was not seasoned enough. Needed salt. And I asked the waiter if the mussels were in season and he said yes. I got the mussels and they were tiny. Not good. But the service is always really good."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We are from California and this was on our "must go" list. We were not let down! They helped make my twins 13th birthday celebration so memorable! The food was even better than we expected and the service was Perfect!! Thank you for making our last night in NYC a memorable one!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. Service was a bit spotty. But management was very quick to rectify the problems."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I know Craftbar has been around awhile, but this was my first time at the restaurant. The food was amazing and great portions. Not too huge yet not small meals. The service was perfect as well. Our waiter came often enough to be helpful, yet not too much to interrupt our meal. I definitely will be going back."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "It was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday brunch. The last time I was there it was so packed I had to wait 40 minutes for a table. The food was mediocre to be honest. My soft shell crab sandwich came on a fairly disappointing and very thick bun. The ambiance was nice for a group catch up session and the service was very good (attentive but I wonder if that's because it wasn't busy). Not sure I'll go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Craftbar is an entertaining place for expensive bar food. Good for a quick drink and snacks. The entrees were afterthoughts. We enjoyed the beets plate, the asparagus appetizer and our first cocktails. Things went down from there. Fried chicken over promised and under delivered. It was just expensive chicken wings. No large breast or thigh pieces. Just fried chicken parts. Soft shell crab entree was boring too. Should have been an appetizer since there were two small crabs. No steak frites or other beef/lamb red meat entree available the evening we visited. Drinks were good; wine was nice. Service seemed a little rushed and the server was curt and short with us. Would only go back for a drink and snack. Not a place to dine."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was (as it always is) above reproach, and the staff was helpful and attentive. Conversation was a little difficult at times given the noise but overall the experience was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Been liking CraftBar lately and have gone several times during the past few months. I have always loved Tom Colicchkio's restaurants and this is no exception. Menu changes frequently, most everything tastes delicious, interesting creative dishes, casual atmosphere, service is relaxed but attentive enough for this type of place. Wine list is a bit pricey, but they have a lot of good interesting choices. Memorable sweetbreads, nice fatty pork loin, and squid with ink."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was my second visit. The first time it was outstanding, but this time I was a bit disappointed. The kielbasa appetizer was fantastic, but the main course fried chicken was dry and didn't have much taste. Service was pleasant and efficient."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Big wine list by the glass and lots of yummy shareable plates. Shrimp and grits were a standout--not near as heavy as they often are, and unusual flavor profile."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have heard good things and saw good reviews. But although ambiance was good, waitress ok, food was not impressive. We had crostinies, blood sausage, kielbasa appetizers, osso bucco, meat ball and pasta, a fish dish for main course, none of them worth going back. Sorry , with so many options in town, only have one chance to impress. Very nice for a drink and people watching though"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Used to love Craftbar but the food was disappointing. Not nearly as good as it used to be."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend for his birthday dinner and the staff were warm and welcoming, they all wished him a happy birthday and printed out a special menu wishing him happy birthday at the top. We sat in the corner so it was intimate and romantic. The menu has some really unusual options and there was the perfect amount of choice. We ate quite early so it wasn't to busy but the staff were lovely and food was great."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Our waitress could not have shown less interest. Maybe she had a late saturday night, but she sure as heck had no interest in being at work on Sunday morning at 11:00am. While not rude per se, she was not nice at all. Outside of asking as if we were ready to order I do not believe she volunteered another word. The food was fine. Having brunched on a weekly basis in NYC for the last 8 years I would say the food at CraftBar is smack dab in the middle. In a city with way too many great options, a return to CraftBar is not imminent."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I used to eat here constantly and the only reason I don't now is I kind of wear a place out and then move on to another place that becomes a favorite, and then do it all over again. Returning to Craftbar the other day makes me question why I was away for so long. The food is super, the wait staff is friendly and obtrusive and ambiance is perfect, not too fancy and not too noisy. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The squid and mussels were very disappointing. The cheese and salami boards were decent. The ice cream sandwich dessert was great. Service was slow, especially with drinks. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Firstly, this is not a place for picky eaters. The menu has ~15 items on it, some scarily similar to each other. I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs which tasted perfectly fine, no one complained about their food - it was fine. The noise level was loud but acceptable. The selections of wines by the glass was good. The decor was nice. I guess I was just expecting....more? We'd been looking forward to going to this place for a little bit and I was surprised to find it was good/nice but nothing memorable. Our waitress was like an intergalactic snail. Slower than slow. It took twenty minutes (20!minutes!) for her to come get our drink order, and the restaurant was not particularly busy. Bottom line, it was fine, we won't go back."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "In addition to great service, the menu was amazing. Each item from appetizer to dessert was delicious!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Craftbar can be great and Craftbar can be confounding. If I could tell you how to anticipate the lesser event I would say go. Recent lunch was tasty, salmon, hamburgers, salads all fine. But I actually had to go find the waiter to place our order and to get our bill. The problem made no sense because the restaurant was only about 2/3 full. So, if lunch means getting back to work, I do not know how to say 'go there.'"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Everything was great with the pork signature being a real standout. Not accepting Collichio & Sons gift cards is bewildering and an annoyance."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Air conditioner was out of service during this reset visit which nearly cause us to leave before ordering. With plenty of water, we trudged through and enjoyed some very delicious dishes! The "Cold Dish Towel" we were offered between courses a little insulting and trashy. Before the check was dropped, it was looking like it would be a long time before we returned to Craftbar. However, management saved it at the last moment comping a portion of our check."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "$17. For a tiny martini is a rip-off! Food was ok but very small portions for the cost."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "i complain about the two waitress. not paying attention of the table. neverthless the mexican team was great about it and let know the waitress any thing needed it."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Yes, the Craftbar can get a little noisy, but we sat in a corner so could still hear each other -- which was vital, since the food was so imaginative, so good, and the wine list absolutely fantastic and the prices not at all bad. (Found the same wine we had at the Craftbar for $100 at The Modern for $270! Service was super. It was our anniversary and they made us feel particularly special. Can't say enough good things about The Craftbar. We shall return. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Don't go expecting a quick meal, but it's tasty. Pecorino arancini is awesome. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was very uninspired and underwhelming. Server was unrefined and made a poor recommendation. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Had a very nice lunch. The waiter's recommendation of how good the hamburger was, was spot on. Both myself and my guest thoroughly enjoyed it. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Good service and cool place to eat. Not open before noon (literally locked doors) so if you go early be prepared to wait outside. Menu was good but very limited. One sheet of paper. Everything is fresh and creative; but gourmet (at least one ingredient in every meal I wasn't familiar with). Great if you like that, a tad annoying if you don't. Overall good solid choice. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "If you need to entertain more then 4 people, this place is perfect. Lots of space, great location and amazing food."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Casual but top shelf quality, you can't go wrong at this place"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was our second time having brunch at Craftbar. This time, we were underwhelmed by both the menu and the service. The food was very good, of course, as you would expect. But it didn't wow us either. And if you are wanting a menu heavy on the brunch offerings, this is not the place. "Lunch" is a better description of the "brunch" menu. The service was particularly mediocre. Our server was stiff and cold, and much of the rest of the serving staff seemed meek and lacking in confidence. I certainly wouldn't rule out Craftbar for another meal, but it's not at the top of my list anymore."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Nothing special or noteworthy, but you won't come away disappointed with the food... just not astounded either."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Perfect round table for 9 people, service was fast and coordinated. Food was good."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great food. Great atmosphere. Extremely attentive staff. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The restaurant is a storefront--a sophisticated storefront, but not fancy. The reason to come here is the food. I had a duck and quail cacciatore--It was fantastic, with delicious vegetables and polenta. We split roasted oysters, and they were prepared with a piquant, deeply pungent sauce, which contrasted terrifically with the oysters and their juice. We both thought the food was terrific. There are tempting desserts (we did not indulge). The prices are reasonable, and given the quality and interesting food, a veritable bargain. The wait staff is good, and the front of the house is youthful and charming."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "My wife and I have been four times in the last month. It's our go-to for out of town guests. The ambience is great, the staff is friendly and knowledgable, and the food is phenomenal. I can't say enough great things about Craftbar. I don't know why you'd spend more money to go to Craft. This place is a real gem. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I need a good lunch spot after 2pm, and for that I will add Craftbar to my list. It was spacious and pleasant, though we were seated right behind one other couple and I would have preferred a different spot, (which I could have asked for if so inclined). Service was pleasant and perfectly good though I wouldn't say stellar. Food too was a good cut above, but to me a cut below what I would have expected: my veal ricotta sliders were a bit oily and drippy. Still, they were tasty and fun if I hadn't been dressed for work and were a more careful eater. The pastas got good reviews and the desserts were very good. As another reviewer implied, "Where's Tom?" He would have a few things to say, but Craftbar would still go on to the next round."
    Dined on 5/12/2014