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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It's been several years since I have been back to Craft in it's heyday... unfortunately disappointing. First of all, during the whole evening 1980's power rock was played, which destroyed the ambiance. Kiss and Billy Squire, REALLY???
More importantly, the food uniformly bland. The much touted avocado salad came out with brown avocados that were chilled as if the salad had been pre-made and sitting in the refrigerator from the previous day. After we sent it back, the beet salad was visually appealing but had the same refrigerator chilled food and plate with dead flavors.
The "mushroom" pasta was also bland, except for the excess butter. It only came with about six tiny slivers of black truffle, so we ate those and left the bowl of buttered pasta. Perhaps because of the salad disappointment, the waiter didn't bother to ask why we left it uneaten.
Although the evening was already tainted from the intolerable music and the first two courses, the cauliflower dish was quite good. The $$$ flat iron steak was completely flavorless, but at least the sauce was good and well presented.
Needless to say, I felt a little ripped off for such a pricey meal. We could have done better across the street at the mall.
Craft is my favorite restaurant and I love to bring business associates here.
I am a vegetarian and I always find something unusual and delicious. Have you tried the sides? To die for!!
The service here is white glove. The staff handles every request with grace and ease. An unparalleled experience every single time.
There was no accommodation of a non-dairy eater - it was stated by the server that the chef really couldn’t accommodate in terms of main courses.
The overall presentation of the courses was only average - the dishes were simply placed on the table with no explanation or commentary. And the Hen of the Woods mushrooms were over cooked (almost blackened).
Far inferior experience relative to NYC Craft which has always been a fabulous experience
I took my husband to Craft LA for his birthday. The service was extraordinary beginning with the fact that I was greeted by name and my husbands name was listed at the top left side of the menu with a Birthday message. That was a very nice touch which I had never experienced with any other restaurant and unique and appreciated. The oysters and the octopus appetizers were both exceptional. Unfortunately that’s where the meal was a little bland for both myself and my husband. I had the king salmon and he had the diver scallops and they were both just ok. The side dishes were bland like the cauliflower and shiitake mushrooms were both dry and forgettable. The shishito peppers were not good at all. We had chocolate chip cookies for dessert and they gave us a small cake with a candle and those were both nice. Overall, we loved the service but for the price we paid for the bill, we were hoping for a much better main course meal
The service and atmosphere are FABULUOUS! The Scallop dish is absolutely AMAZING!
The staff were extremely attentive and professional. Craft is a great restaurant—it’s food and ambience are ideal for spending the evening in conversations where everyone can actually hear each other!
The restaurant is terrific but you have the most uncomfortable restaurant chairs I have experienced. They should be replaced immediately. I have made this complaint known over may years.
Excellent service and food. Cavatelli (sp?) and braised short rib were outstanding. Everything else was very good. Service is how you wish other places that cost this much would treat their customers, but rarely do.
There are truly only a few restaurants in Los Angeles that match exceptional cuisine to their exceptional service. Over the last 5-6 years, I have eaten at Craft for both lunch and dinner, never once has the above statement been untrue.
Great service and ambiance. Food really is good but extremely pricey ($100 for iced tea and salads). Overall a good option for a business lunch in Century City.
Exceptional service! The food is delicious and the ambiance is perfect for a dinner date. We love celebrating our anniversary at Craft.
Amazing food and wonderful service as always. Definitely a place you want to try a little of everything from the menu! It was a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
Great food. Loved the pork loin for the table
It was our 55th. Anniversary as well as our good friends on. August 30th!
Everything was wonderful from our individualized menus to our complimentary drinks,, great service, knowledgeable and great personality waiter!
Thanks for making our evening so enjoyable!
We made this reservation to celebrate my birthday, as we are big Tom Colicchio fans and I had not been to his restaurant in LA yet. Unfortunately my mom slipped on a greasy area on the floor and fell as we were being shown to our table. The staff was nice, checked on her and brought her some ice. She was too proud to let us leave or complain further but she bruised up quite a bit. The food was really good though and our waiter tried his best to make our evening pleasant. The food is the type that might seem simple but is just done so well - a difficult task to master. The fall put a damper on the evening so we didnt feel much like celebrating but at least had a good meal. I would recommend to a friend but I'd tell them to watch it walking around and maybe wear flats.
We are regulars. Love Craft. Fun fun fun experience. So many freebies. Appetizer. Dessert. Take home muffins. They make you feel at home if you lived in a very
Very nice house. The placemats could use and upgrade but that’s my only knock.
Love the ambiance. Food was excellent. Except that the pasta with crab was a bit bland.
This is our go to restaurant for fancy occasions. The service is impeccable, we felt like royalty! Our water glass was never empty, they served the ladies first, just very attentive to any tiny thing.
As to the food, the roasted mushrooms are always our favorite, followed by roasted cauliflower, the pasta dishes were delectable. The pasta is homemade of course! There is always a small free appetizer, free dessert, and something free that’s baked to take home. We feel very pampered every time we come. It’s a bit pricey but worth every penny!
Staff and food is fantastic, they even personalised the menu for my
Excellent. We have been to Craft in New York a number of times. LA just as good!
We are regular patrons !Outstanding cuisine. Our ‘go to’ venue for amy special occasion!
Unfortunately this time , service was not up to par compared to previous visits. Tables were not cleared in a timely manner...leaving dirty plates on table far too long . Wait staff changed midcourse during the meal
;.we had to summon the manager/host to clear our table; clearly not the service we are accustomed to at Craft!
We of course plan to return but hopefully will have better more consistent wait cstaff as we’ve had in the past!
Fantastic dining experience! From the hostess to final server everyone was attentive to detail and just lovely. The fresh seasonal food was again excellent loved the seasonal extras. So happy!
We had a wonderful anniversary celebration at Craft. We loved everything, especially the attentiveness of everyone we interacted with at Craft.
Reservations were made to celebrate my friends birthday. Greeted warmly at the reception table; my request to be seated in the best seat was also accommodated nicely! Service was impeccable; the entire experience was five stars because of it!
Kale salad was lightly dressed, which I like and the side dishes of potatoes purée and medley of mushrooms Devine! Our steak was slightly over prepared, however the presentation with copper pan and bone marrow was a delight! I’m not a fan of dessert, but all three desserts devoured were decadent, creative and perfectly sweet! Our server Brad really made my friend’s birthday celebration special. Thank you Craft for hiring exceptional team which is refreshing in today’s service industry!
Craft has become our favorite restaurant! We’ve only been there 2-3 times, but it has met or gone beyond our expectations each time.
This was a special birthday dinner for my brother and from the time I received a phone call asking his name to the moment we left, the treatment was A+++!!!
The food was DELICIOUS and the service stellar from everyone working on our table. Thank you to the entire staff of Craft!
This is not an inexpensive restaurant to go to, but well worth it.
See you soon, Craft!
Exceptional as expected. Thank you.
super friendly staff, great food, it was perfect date night.
I came here for anniversary and it was just perfect.
will come again near future.
Great service & fresh food. Pricey place
My husband and I brought our 2 month old with another couple and their 2 month old for a drink and bite the other day. We figured we would get there before the dinner rush in case our babies were crazy. When we got there, we realized the patio is more of a lounge so we sat inside and were very nervous. The staff was amazing, the babies behaved and we had a wonderful meal! We were so happy we made it through a dinner with the babies, and the staff made us feel so so welcome that we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves.
Outstanding quality food presentation and preparation.
Superb wine selections.
Craft has been our favorite restaurant since we first dined there and still is. Our server Jim was wonderful as always. He helped expedite our meal since we had an event to attend afterwards. Craft is also always thoughtful with their little touches like our names on the menu. Food is bar none. Can’t wait to return.
Craft is a very classy venue with a sophisticated clientele who appreciate 1st cabin ambience and service.
What is there to say, everything and everyone was wonderful as always. All.the food was prepared to perfection and service was spot on.
We celebrated our anniversary at Craft. The restaurant and staff made the evening incredibly special for us - complete with custom menus and a delicious dessert. The restaurant went above and beyond our expectations. The food was fantastic, the ambiance lovely, and the staff was extremely attentive and friendly. We will definitely return - and hope to celebrate future anniversaries at Craft!
while the location is convenient for business lunch, food is just not as inspiring as it used to be; out of all the dishes the table ordered, just carrot soup was worth it; avocado salad for $21 was just slices of avocado and tomatillo with droplets of sauce underneath; chicken salad for $28 was bland and not much was in it; halibut for $40 reminded me of the one I had recently had at large conference lunch; definitely don't see level of food for prices charged; and service was not much better, only saw waiter taking order and even a different one dropped off the check; would not recommend at this point
We all had the roasted chicken jidori salad but we all felt it was lacking some favor.
The food was outstanding and the service was wonderful. It was my son's birthday and they made special menus that said Happy Birthday to him. That was very thoughtful.
We have frequented Craft on several occasions and have enjoyed each visit. The food and service is exceptional. He menu is fresh and updated while always delivering on the regular items. Highly recommend visiting Craft
Great food and service is impeccable. I highly recommend it.
I've only been twice. The beets and the bread are my favorites and the Cipollini onions are delicious!