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
234 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (148)good for groups (82)great for lunch (81)neighborhood gem (70)special occasion (54)great for brunch (37)hot spot (36)notable wine list (35)vibrant bar scene (32)romantic (20)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Awesome!
    Marshmallowpeep
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great place to go and hang out with some friends and get some awesome food. Staff is attentive and helpful with questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was outstanding!
    grizgirlsVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I don't know what was better. The food or the service. Fantastic dinner experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great summer lunch
    RedCarpetFoodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Eating at Craftbar was a great experience. The menu was fresh and simple yet varied. Everyone chose a different course and they were all great. My favorite was the cucumber soup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Lunch
    sydbVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went for restaurant week lunch; many good choices and interesting items to try. All delicious; Great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Lunch
    BilliamVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    CraftBar makes a great restaurant week lunch! The menu has no shortage of options, both appetizers (the risotto balls and the beet salad) were amazing. As were the entrees, (Burger and the Bolognese). The desserts were great as well! Also noteworthy was the service; fast, friendly, and efficient. It was a great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Past it's prime
    mrsCVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Rather small portions. Fried chicken was meh. Salmon way too small but tasty. Had to request bread basket. Fonduta cheese appetizer no where near as good as in the past. Desserts -- blueberry pistachio tart great but the others? Eh at best. Ho hum for this restaurant. Perhaps Mr. Colicchio is looking at his other establishments far more.
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  • staple
    dssmokeshack
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Nice food, nice setting. Always seems like NYC restaurant food week is fine by me because the prix fix is a great deal. Mussles are very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mojo
    Moogy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Craftbar is generally a good place to meet up with friends & business associates.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Positive overall
    Traveler
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Happy to easily grab a same day reservation. Service was efficient but not outstanding. Small plates / starters were excellent and interesting - entrees fine; well prepared just a bit one note- ish. Love the atmosphere - very warm and comfortable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last minute?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This place never blows me away, but it is a solid choice for last minute meals without reservations.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for sharing food
    Cyntlee
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were party of 4 who all cook. We shared three appetizers and four mains and we all enjoyed the food tremendously. Veal meatballs was very tender. The wine by the glass list had many choices which I appreciated. Would come back again with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best brunch ever
    vicsevenVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    craft bar has excellent food and excellent service, we are always greeted with a smile and recognized for being "regulars" if it were up to my husband we would never brunch anywhere else. we have brunch / lunch here at least 2xs a month. We have invited friends and family who have gone back on thier own. Tom Collichio has the right formula or great food and great service. His staff/employees partners in this restaurant exude profesionalism and do him proud. Oh and the best breakfast bourbon ever!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great casual dining
    bicoastaldiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I was looking for a good place to eat Saturday brunch near Union Square, with a wine list that offered variety. I had been a Craft a while ago and had not forgotten the fabulous dinner I had there. Craft bar is just as good on a more casual level. We sat at the bar, each had a soft shell crab sandwich, which we both agreed was delicious with excellent potato chips on the side.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • its all good!!
    DTF1
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    started at the counter great bartender great appetizer. moved onto dinner with more insane wine and food !! Always a pleasure (although the space is always noisy, making it difficult to talk to your neighbor..) We will be back again and again..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but watch your stuff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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....
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  • Great service
    Nicki
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The pate was delicious as was the entree which was the pork special - the server was warm friendly and knowledgeable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food but Not Last Night
    Sunshine
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Ilvfood2
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Shello
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Esq54VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food was outstanding. Service was a bit spotty. But management was very quick to rectify the problems.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 134 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 2500 reviews are from the Craftbar reviews archive.
  • Flatiron favorite
    dineandwineVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met expectations
    CARAMEL125
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average for dinner; good for snacks
    CrystalVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my new "go to's"
    birdwinsVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Craftbar
    Gerby123
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    econoinkerVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and tasty
    KBarMVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointed
    Ratitou
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    NYCdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Used to love Craftbar but the food was disappointing. Not nearly as good as it used to be.
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  • Great birthday dinner
    Londonlady
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth a return trip
    JustinL
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
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  • Always reliable and very tasty!
    jdcapshewVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    AlimVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu!
    AbcdefVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    In addition to great service, the menu was amazing. Each item from appetizer to dessert was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Limited Menu
    EllePVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food/service...no gift cards
    jrs23
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Everything was great with the pork signature being a real standout. Not accepting Collichio & Sons gift cards is bewildering and an annoyance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs consistency
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.'
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  • Bobo
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    $17. For a tiny martini is a rip-off! Food was ok but very small portions for the cost.
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  • Good Save (Broken AC)
    hf995VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate