Craft Los Angeles

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Tom Colicchio's Craft in New York City received the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant nationwide in 2002 & five years later brought Craft across the country to join the other "top chefs" in Los Angeles. His new American dishes marry the finest ingredients, haute cuisine and family-style service. Under the execution of Chef de Cuisine Dennis Crutchfield, Craft features produce from local organic farms, all-natural meats & day-boat seafood. With the award-winning architectural design of Bentel and Bentel & under the glow of filament bulbs, diners share dishes that celebrate 'single' ingredients, expertly & simply prepared.



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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JS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wendy is unique as she offers a really warm welcome to me, as well my guests, so it really sets the tone!!

DO
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

AS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience, deliciosa food and precious Service.

L
Los Angeles
266 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

EB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A restaurant to go to when you want to feel as if you're "dining" without feeling it's too formal.

CA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Highly recommended for a small group or family.

J
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve. Apps and desserts were a little disappointing.

SA
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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

Craft Los Angeles
Responded on January 4, 2020

Hi Sooraj, I am so glad we talked and look forward to welcoming you and your wife back. Tod

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SH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!!!!

Craft Los Angeles
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thanks for the kudos!!!!! Todd Thurman GM

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JA
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This visit did not come up to my expectations as previous visits . Hopefully, they will not be the case in future visits’ We have always love this restaurant in the past and hope to be able to continue our patronage in the future with the same excellent service and cuisine; unfortunately that was not the case last weekend

R
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb hospitality, delicious food and the ambience is beautiful.

Craft Los Angeles
Responded on December 28, 2019

Hi Roseny, Thank you so much for coming in to celebrate on Christmas Eve and congrats again on your marriage. We ere all so excited for you. Thanks for the review too and you know we always strive for the best in all we do! Happy New Year! Todd

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SI
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience and the food was amazing!

OT
Los Angeles
120 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner at one of our favorite restaurants for a very special dining experience. Excellent service and consistently delicious dishes. Had Avocado Tomatillo Salad, Spinach Bucatini Arrabiata, Radiatori with Fennel Sausage, Gnocchi with Truffles, Carrots and Angus Beef Short Rib that was so tender! Highly recommend if you haven’t been!

Craft Los Angeles
Responded on December 28, 2019

HI, Thank you so much for trusting us with your family on Christmas Eve and soooooooo happy you had such a great time and enjoyed all so much!!!! I am also so glad that you took advantage of our winter truffles which we only get for a couple weeks out of the year. Very special! Happy New Year and if you need anything in the future please feel free to let me know. Best, Todd Thurman, GM

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RL
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. One of our favorite restaurants in LA.

Craft Los Angeles
Responded on December 28, 2019

Hi Ron, So glad you had another great meal at Craft and thanks for the review!!!! So glad you joined us on Christmas Eve! Let me know the next time you are coming in. Best, Todd Thurman GM

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RL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom Collichio and his culinary team at Craft never disappoint. The food was exceptional, as was the service.

Craft Los Angeles
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you so much for the high marks and the kind words. We strive for excelence and so glad we produced on all levels for you. Thank you for joining us on Christmas Eve and hope you have a great new Year! Todd Thurman, GM

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LA
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craft is one of our favorite "special occasion" restaurants. The server was professional and personable. The room, even though packed for Christmas Eve, was fairly quiet. The food was wonderful, delicious and beautifully presented.

M
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m from Missouri so anytime I have the opportunity to go to Los Angeles I always make it a mission of mine to go to Craft. Food and service always amazing. One of my favorite restaurants. Always feels like home when I go.

Craft Los Angeles
Responded on December 28, 2019

Hi Maria, Thank you for the kudos and so happy that you visit us every time you are in town. So glad you feel right at home here and that is always our goal. Please let me know when you are back in town and can make it even more special for you. Best, Todd

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so nice, from the holiday decor to the friendly service! The food was excellent and I could not have enjoyed it more.Thanks for a lovely dinner

Craft Los Angeles
Responded on December 28, 2019

Hi John, I am so glad that you had such a great experience here at Craft. We so pride ourselves on our food and service and so glad we were able to take great care of you. Anytime you would like to come back please let me know and will make sure is just as great. Best, Todd Thurman GM

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JS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting with being greeted by Wendy the entire staff is extraordinarily pleasant and professional.

MS
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and service. Great restaurant!

M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service. Food is solid. Not crazy expensive. Portions are good. You won’t leave hungry. Almost everything can be shared so don’t over order. A lovely time as usual.

Craft Los Angeles
Responded on December 28, 2019

Hi, Thanks for the 5 stars!!!!!! So glad you enjoyed our food and service. Also good advice on over ordering and I hope that your captain that night was able to help guide you. If you need anything in the future please let me know personally. Todd Thurman GM

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SU
Salt Lake City
70 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful restaurant where one can order family style--small plates. Excellent carrots! Fabulous gnocchi and Yukon potatoes. Love the arugula salad--my favorite.

Craft Los Angeles
Responded on December 28, 2019

Hi Susa, Thanks for the 5 stars!!!!!! So glad you enjoyed. I must say the puree and the arugula are my two favorites too! Yes, love the gnocchi too. As far as fruit I just want to make sure that you know that you can order a fruit plate from our fruit section on the dessert menu. You can either choose which fruit you would like or just order and will be a bit of all we are offering that night. If you need anything in the future please let me know personally. Best, Todd Thurman GM

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of the year

OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great biz lunch destination

PG
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Craft is a very comfortable experience. I say that because you can always count on a very relaxing evening of great food, excellent service and genuine pleasure. Not a bad dish amongst the lot, but if you try the short ribs you will go out begging to return.

B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in LA. Quality. Delicious. Full of flavor. Worth the cost. Great ambiance. Nice service.

A
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 2nd dinner at Craft within the past 2 weeks.
We will definitively be back soon because it is very rare to have the very best food combined with the very best service and ambiance..
Excellent 👍👍👍

OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall an amazing experience! Will definitely make my way back to visit

DC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliably great food and the sound level and space make it perfect place for meetings.

p
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been to Craft in a few years. It was still just as good as I remember.

B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is absolutely my favorite in the entire city. The service is exceptional and for a special occasion, they do a spectacular job making the guest feel special. The atmosphere is warm and elegant.
And the food- I have not had a dish, I didn't love. I recommend including all the sides- mushrooms, potatoes and snap peas. Sooooo delicious.

HD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and amazing Loup de Mer. It was the perfect place to celebrate our 20th anniversary!

JS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting and finishing with by charming Wendy
Marshall always sets the tone!

AC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my wife’s birthday. One of the best overall dining experiences we’ve ever had!! Incredible food and best overall service ever from everyone. This restaurant really makes customers feel special. I’d rank it 6 stars if that was an option!

A
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious quality food served with 1st class service in a beautiful decor.
Our favorite LA restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st anniversary dinner and our 7th in a row at Craft. The service and food is always exceptional

DD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday to remember. Craft was personable from the moment we arrived.

B
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for lunch during the busy hour with the restaurant full to bursting. Fortunately I'd made a reservation as that's really the only way to get in during the midweek lunch hours. We had to wait an extra 15 minutes or so for a table to become free because the business people tend to do long work lunches. The hostess and manager kept apologizing and eventually were able to give us a fun table...a booth in the middle of the restaurant which allowed for great people-watching. We were expertly served an amazing meal. The server suggested the duck salad for us to share (as we decided to do shared dishes for the table). It was an excellent start to a perfect meal of Jadori chicken, fingerling potatoes, mushrooms, broccolini, and ice-cream and freshly baked cookies with coffee for dessert. Fantastic!

m
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service, ambiance and attention very good. Main dishes--king salmon & branzino (not the exact name, but the server indicated it was "like branzino"), were not prepared very well. They were very disappointing. The starters and cheese plate were excellent, as were the specialty cocktails.

WC
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most enjoyable dining experiences I have had for a family dinner out. Our party of six was warmly greeted and seated at a round table. Our server was extremely pleasant and explained portion sizes of the side dishes for sharing and made excellent suggestions. The individual entrees were perfectly prepared and nicely presented. The wine list was extensive, and our party enjoyed two bottles of the 2016 Turnbull Cabernet, which paired nicely with the hanger steaks, lamb and chicken dishes ordered by the individual family members. I can't say enough about the quality of the service and how pleasant all the staff was during our evening.

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