Craft Los Angeles
Awarded Three and a Half Stars by S. Irene Virbila of the Los Angeles Times, she states:
“The menu offers a master class in contemporary American cuisine. You won’t find recipes with 17 ingredients or unnecessary frills. Each dish relies on simplicity & elegance, superb ingredients & expert execution to make its point."
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Great place, highly recommend if $100.00 per person in meal budget.
Yes for normal menu, but this V day menu was not executed well, at all. I’m very dissatisfied with what we got for $400.00 combined for 2 people! Always wanted to impress someone with this place, and the one night I try, the steak which we looked forward to the most was cold, too chewy to cut and chew and just a let down. The duck tasted so dry we couldn’t eat it at all, and the server dissuaded us from ordering the snapper. So I cant imagine what that would have been like. I really Loved this place for their beef and pasta and especially their shiitake mushroom medley, but I’m not sure I can bring myself to return after the poor experience and embarrassment on Friday night. Unfortunate.
Excellent ambience, but food quality was not commensurate with the price.
The service, food and ambiance are all first rate.
We enjoyed a lovely Valentine Birthday celebration in the beautiful setting of this restaurant.
Craft is on our list of where to go for special occasions.
The level of service was amazing. I told them it was my friend's birthday and they made personalized menus for her. Almost all of the staff stopped by the table and told her happy birthday.
Every bite of food was expertly seasoned and so fresh. I will certainly return.
Food was fantastic and the service even better. Went to celebrate a birthday and no less than 5 staff members came by to wish a happy birthday. Service was on point. Was an exceptional experience
Very nice we could share dishes and talk to each other very easily in a beautiful quiet atmosphere
This is updated review from our previous review-
The GM (Mr Thurman) personally called and invited us back. We decided to go back on our wedding anniversary and Craft knocked it out of the park.
Starting with a personalized menu with our names, the attention to detail was what surprised us. Pair it with phenomenal service and fantastic food, Craft was in its element.
We had radiatori pasta, swordfish, quail and carrots for dinner - every single dish hit the right notes and truly represented a fine dining experience.
The food and service definitely completed our anniversary night out and we will be future patrons of the restaurant.
The food and the ambiance was superb! I will come back again.
Impeccable service! Beautiful lighting and decor. Menu is impressive and varied. The swordfish was spec as were the mushrooms. Highly recommend.
Craft made our anniversary dinner so memorable. From the personalized menu to the friendly staff to the food and desert... Everything was impeccable and so thoughtfully planned for us. We loved it and will be coming back again. The noise level was perfect--not crazy loud like most LA restaurants, which allowed us to really enjoy the place.
Craft is one of my go-to restaurants when I want delicious food and wonderful service with great ambience. Highly recommended.
Went for my girlfriend’s birthday. They were absolutely amazing. Made us feel extremely special with the little things.
Food was nothing special! Expensive but mediocre! They don’t show on their website that u cannot bring ur own cake! They should of told me when I called them and they ask Wht the occasion was for! I told her it was for a birthday! But whtevr! It’s not like I would eat there again anyways!
We tried the dine LA menu . The first course had tuna and a kale salad . The seared tuna was good but the kale salad was bad . The second course has over cooked dry cod . The veal pasta was decent . The highlight was the desert .
My go to for special occasions. Perfect place!
I asked for a quiet table and they seat us right by the busy walkway where all the guests walked by, nearby a big dinner party.
The wine recommendations were just mediocre, service by our waiter was just going through the motions, nothing notable.
The lamb chop we asked for was medium and came out more rare than medium.
Craft was not the way it was years ago. With the opening of more upscale dining venues such as Melisse, Auburn etc., Craft seemed to be playing second fiddle.
Came here with my kids do dineLA. It was our first time dining and we had a memorable experience. We ordered several dishes in the dineLA menu and was also given extras such as the spinach bucatini and the cod. My kids enjoyed the swordfish and gemelli. I had the quail and it was superb. We had all the desserts from the menu and we also enjoyed complimentary chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies. The staff was very attentive making sure we are having a great time. My kids even told me they had the best time. We will definitely come back.
Wonderful room, great understated food. Great service.
Unfortunately my roast chicken breast was very dry. Maybe it did not rest before being served.
It could have happened because we did not order staters.
I'll be back to give another chance to this beautiful place.
The only thing I wanted to do while I was in LA was come to craft. Solid food. Happy I came.
Hi, So glad that you are happy you came to Craft and wow! A lot to love up to on your trip to LA. So glad we did not disappoint! I would be interested to hear, though, why you gave service a 4 and not a 5. What, in your view was lacking. Would like to address with my staff. Best, Todd Thurman, GM
We had a lovely dinner. Craft is wonderful. It was my birthday and all of the little extra touches made the night special.
It makes me so happy to know that you had a wonderful birthday celebration with us. Hope you have many more to come and if you want to spend it with us again just let us know! Best, Todd Thurman, GM
Great food, fantastic attentive service. Cant wait to go back!
So glad to hear!!!!! Best, Todd Thurman, GM
Wonderful first visit to Craft! Everything was delicious, and the staff was friendly and welcoming. Will definitely be back!
Hi Kerry, So thrilled that your first visit with us was great. Seems like you enjoyed everything from start to finish and that is why we do what we do. Our motto is "Make People Happy" and so happy that you got to experience that! Please let me now when you wold like to come back! Best, Todd Thurman, GM
Outstanding on every level. Sublime experience. Food delicious. Service could not be better. Love Michael, Jason and Ivan! Ambiance perfect for romantic celebration.
Thank you so much for the shout out to Michal, Jason, and Ivan. They have been with us for years and so glad they still have it!!!!!! As you know, we strive every day for these great experiences for our guests and so glad you were on the receiving end. Reach out when you are coming back and would like to introduce myself. Best, Todd Thurman, GM
Just a perfect experience from check in to the bar to the table. Welcoming staff, excellent service, delicious food and drinks! We'll be back soon.
Hi Rose, Thanks for taking the time to fill out our survey and so happy to hear how you enjoyed and thanks for the kind words. Can't wait to see you again. Ask for me the next time you are in and would love to meet you. Also feel free to reach out to me if you need anything. Best, Todd Thurman, GM
It was great as always. Service was on point as was the food. Would definitely return again.
Thanks for the words!!!!! So glad you enjoyed. Feel free to reach out when you want to come back. Best, Todd Thurman, GM
Great meal. Service last night was off.
HI, So sorry that we did not live up to expectations on your visit. Clearly we also did not live up to my expectations of our staff either. Hate that you left not feeling well taken care of and certainly not what we are committed too. Not sure if this was your first time here but please would love to chat with you about what was off. Feel free to reach out to me by email and send me your phone number so that we can discuss. Can only learn from this. Best, Todd Thurman, GM
We enjoyed Craft as we began this year's "Dine L.A." experiences. The selections were interesting, and initial courses and the desserts, done in a "family style" where we could each sample a bit of all selections, made for a unique culinary adventure. We enjoyed our varied entrees and our wine selections. It was a nice evening.
Hi Jonnie, I am so glad that you enjoyed your night with us! DineLA is always a favorite time for us and love seeing new faces and having new guests experience Craft. Glad that you were one of them and if you would like to come back at some point please let me know. Don't forget too the next DineLA is usually the last two weeks in July! Best, Todd Thurman, GM
We kicked off dine la Friday night with an exceptional experience. The food was outstanding, everything we ate was YUMOLA!!
Hi Nancy, Sooooooooooo glad you enjoyed the first night of DineLA with us. We always look forward it and love these 2 weeks! Hope you get to enjoy other restaurants during this time and if you want to come back and spend the last night of it with us just please let me know. It is this coming Friday, January 31. Best, Todd Thurman, GM
The restaurant was amazing for our special dinner. They got us a great table and the service was fantastic
So glad you enjoyed and thanks for he kudos! What were you celebrating? Best, Todd Thurman, GM
Wendy is unique as she offers a really warm welcome to me, as well my guests, so it really sets the tone!!
First Rate Food and Very Interesting Menu! Restaurant ambiance is contemporary, attractive, and beautifully done. Service is outstanding...wait staff know what they're doing. Great place to go for business dinner or private evening out. Couldn't recommend it more highly.
Hi Donald, Thanks for your kind words and so glad that you enjoyed! Thanks for taking the time to fill out our survey and if you ever need anything n the future do not hesitate to reach out. Best, Todd Thurman, GM
Great Experience, deliciosa food and precious Service.
Friends have recommended Craft for a few years. We finally go there. They were right. The food is excellent with all kinds of special touches and extras. My only warning is don't order too much, as the portions are more than substantial. We took enough home to have a meal the next night.
A restaurant to go to when you want to feel as if you're "dining" without feeling it's too formal.
Great restaurant. Highly recommended for a small group or family.
New Year’s Eve. Apps and desserts were a little disappointing.
Always wanted to try Craft as an LA native, but never got the chance until tonight. Took my wife out on dinner date and got to the restaurant.
Drinks were great, starter pasta was great. Time for the main course - Scallops, Wagyu Sirloin, Brussel Sprouts and Mushrooms.
The steak was cold - at $80 this was a joke. When we raised our concern to the wait staff, they mentioned this was an “american style” - not quite sure what they meant.
They bought it back by applying a hot wine reduction which did nothing but cooked the meat down and made it chewy. Our appetites were ruined and we pretty much left without completing dinner.
There are way better restaurants in LA for food and experience at this price point
Hi Sooraj, I am so glad we talked and look forward to welcoming you and your wife back. Tod
Thanks for the kudos!!!!! Todd Thurman GM