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Craft Los Angeles
In 2014, Chef Tom Colicchio brought Craft’s pioneering culinary approach from New York to Los Angeles to continue his celebration of 'single' ingredient dishes, expertly & simply prepared. Currently under the execution of Chef de Cuisine Brian Rigsby, Craft continues to feature a menu of local produce, all-natural meats & day-boat seafood. Designed by award-winning architecture firm, Bentel & Bentel, Craft Los Angeles is a bustling 10,000 square-foot space that includes a dining veranda overlooking a four-acre park. Craft LA earned a three-star review from The Los Angeles Times in 2007 and improved to three and a half stars in 2010.
Reservations are now open and are strongly encouraged. Dinner is served Tues-Sat, with our last seating at 9:30pm
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Diver Scallops & Vermouth Butter
Barbeque Duck Salad with Kale, Candied Pecans, Pears and Shallots
Flat Iron Steak with Farro Risotto and Swiss Chard
It was great. It was pricy. Food was excellent, minus one or two small things. Example: My husband's steak had a lot of gristle for a $60 steak. Probably wouldn't happen every time, but for the price... The service was top notch. The ambiance was very nice. I had a great time but it didn't blow me away.
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. I hope your husband let us know about the steak and that we offered him something else. Do not ever what any one of our guests to not enjoy something because we can rectify anything. I am glad you loved the service and had a great time and other than the steak would love to hear what was missing that would have blown you away. Todd
I typically love Craft but this was a hugely disappointing experience. It started with difficult parking. Then the service was really bad. We started with a cocktail that was awful. The food was ok but definitely not up to what one would expect from Tom Collichio. The waiter brought our check before we were even finished. We had only been there for an hour and wanted another cocktail since the wine pours at dinner were so stingy.
I don’t think we’ll ever go back to Craft. It’s not the same at all. Too many great choices in LA. Very disappointing.
They made my birthday extra special
They provided my wife and I a personalized menu that we were able to keep . We were celebrating 5 years of marriage and they stated it on the menu itself which was very thoughtful and awesome ! Every single employee greeted us . We felt very welcomed. The food was outstanding ! Definitely will be going back
Craft gave us such a good dining experience! It was my birthday, and the manager, Todd Thurman, went above and beyond with service, with changing reservation numbers, changing the dinner time so my son could make it to the celebration, and one member of our party with shellfish allergies! They even specially printed out our menu with "Happy Birthday, Shannon!" on them! We tasted everything as a table of 4, and especially loved the quail on polenta appetizer, the wild arugula salad, the Alaskan halibut, and the Wagyu ribeye steak. Their vegetables were delicious as well, as we tried the asparagus, charred snap peas, and roasted potatoes. It was a meal to remember, and I felt very special when they brought out a birthday candle on my ice cream dessert!
Thank you so much Shannon for the kind words and so glad we were able to celebrate your birthday with you. Was wonderful getting to know you and would not have had it any other way! Todd
Fantastic as always. Staff was wonderful, food excellent. Can’t wait to see a full menu again soon!
Thank you so much. Understood on the menu for sure and will happen at some point. In the meantime, I hope you continue to come back and enjoy some new dishes that you may have not tried before. Todd
Amazing chill vibe ambiance, Customer service is 5 star. We came at 9 pm and they vlosing hours is 9:30 but they let us stay longer and let us ordered more drinks. I will definitely come back again.
To be fair, I think we should wait for more normalcy in the dining world. The menu wasn't great, nor was the presentation of some of the food. I know they can do better.
Hi Cookie, I am so sorry you were disappointed in our food. Your are correct in saying that maybe you should wait for some more normalcy in the dining world if what we are currently offering was unsatisfactory. First I have heard this from anyone but noted. Would love to hear how you think we could do better. Please feel free to reach out to me personally. Todd Thurman
Every dish was prepared and presented perfectly! Staff was friendly and knowledgeable which added to our enjoyment of the evening. We will be back very soon.
Thanks so much for the kudos and glad to hear you experienced what we work so hard at creating for every guest. Todd
Craft is back and better than ever.. The outdoor patio is so romantic, inviting, private and intimate. Service is excellent as are the cocktails and wine service.
Ahi Tuna, Crab and Scallops were tasty and complete.
Wagyu Strip was so tasty. Sides of asparagus, snap peas and potatoes highlighted the meat.
Good to see the same staff back and smiling as always.
Second dinner since they reopened mid March and will be back soon.
The most consistent restaurant in LA year after year.
Thank you thank you thank you! Thanks for coming back time and time again and thank you for your support and love and graciousness and appreciation. We appreciate you too! Todd
Always wonderful food and service. Looking forward to when full menu is available again!!!
I had a wonderful experience at Craft restaurant. I was a half hour late getting to the restaurant because of confusion due to the construction in the area, however they did not cancel our reservation or give away the table which was wonderful.
Our server was great. He checked on us regularly but not too often, and kept our cocktails refreshed.
The food was flavorful and the portions were reasonable. They maintained good distance between the tables and kept indoor seating to the county guidelines which made us feel very comfortable.
I will definitely return to this restaurant again.
HI Marlene, So glad you enjoyed and appreciated our "Covidness" and most of all felt comfortable. Hope to see you again. Todd
So glad that they were able to reopen. As usual, we enjoyed a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting, service was very attentive, food is creatively CRAFTED!
Start adding different deserts! Otherwise all was great.
Hi and totally understand and in time for sure on the desserts. So glad you still enjoyed and thank you!
Craft was excellent. Food, service, ambience are all 5-star. Highly recomend.
Thanks so much Gene! So glad you enjoyed. Todd
One of my favorite restaurants. Craft always delivers excellent food and service. Coming back feels like going home.
Hi Jenia, You could not have said it better and we strive for that every hour of every day! So glad you felt the love and the commitment to you.
Food was incredible. Service was fantastic. I can't wait to go back!
Hi Cindy, Sooooooooo glad you loved it!
Wonderful to be back
Yes and same for us. Thank yo for coming in!
We’ve missed dining at Craft since the pandemic and appreciated the thoughtfulness and safety measures they’ve taken in re-opening outdoor dining. Craft has always consistently delivered delicious seasonal dishes and exceptional service-whether it’s a private event, casual lunch, holiday menu, or a special occasion dinner.
Hi Teresa, Thank you so much for the wonderful words and we have missed you and all of our guests so much. Thanks for taking the time to write your review and thanks for the kudos. it truly is our guests like you that keep us coming back. Todd
Food had a great taste but it was patio seating only so it got cold pretty quickly. Very tasty but no savoring possible if you want warm bites. For $200 you can be a little picky.
Hi Wes, you are correct. One of our biggest challenges across the board for all of us in restaurants. Appreciate your honesty. Todd
The food was excellent along with the service. Tables were spaced out appropriately. We had a great time!
Hi Hannah, I am so glad that you enjoyed Craft and so happy that you came on our reopening night! Todd
Incredibly polished experience with top notch food, and warm-but-unobtrusive service. They do price themselves accordingly.
Thank you David so much and exactly what we strive for. Thanks for taking the time to write about and I am so glad you had a great night here. Todd
Another amazing anniversary dinner at Craft.
Sorry we had to shut down a second time just after your anniversary but so glad you got to celebrate it with us and us with you. Hope you have made it through well these last few months and let me now if you want to come before your next anniversary! We are reopening today. Todd
Fabulous as usual. Food was spectacular-flat iron steak, rabbit spaghetti, carrots, potatoes, 3 delicious salads! COVID situation well done-lovely outside dining, excellent protection for staff and diners.
So delighted to join them for dinner and cannot wait to go again!
Hi Debra, Long overdue but just getting back and wanted to say thank you for the rave reviews back in November and so glad you enjoyed. We are reopening as of today and please feel free to reach out to me when you would like to come back. Hope you and your family are sage and well and hope to see you soon. Todd
Perfect service and it costs a lot to receive it but it’s near perfection, we loved it
Every dish was absolutely fantastic as always. Craft is solid.
So glad you enjoyed. Thanks for the kudos.
Excellent place for meeting and dates and foo wow!!
HI Angel glad you enjoyed. Thanks for taking the time to write us and we are now back open as of today so would love to see you again. Let me now if I can be of assistance any time. Todd
Chicken overcooked. Potatoes bland. Would not recommend
Hi AliR, Just getting bak open today and so sorry for not responding long ago but I am sorry that things were not up to par and certainly not up to our standards for you. Feel horrible about. I am hoping that you let us know at the time and that we were able to do something about it for you also. Please let me know. Todd
A good meal, a little over priced for what we got but all in all worth it. Only issue was the service, I get Covid mandates but they could have put a little more into it. Food cool when it arrived but it was a cooler evening.
HI Hammy, I am so sorry that your experience was not five star here . That host was me by the way and I can assure you my shoes were not dirty and never will be. However, if you have some constructive criticism for us please reach out to me personally and would love to hear. Also, you may want to rethink how you say you get covid especially when it relates to service staff. Todd Thurman, GM
We had an extraordinary meal. It was our first time eating out in the pandemic. Our table was isolated from everyone and we felt extremely safe. The food was outstanding and our waiter was lovely. I'd highly recommend.
I am so glad that you had such a wonderful safe time here on your first time out and I know was a huge step and probably stressful step for you too. So glad you felt safe and taken care of. Makes what we do all worth it. Todd
Delicious food...they certainly NEVER disappoint. HAMACHI CRUDO is out of this world. And hard to leave without eating at least one of their chocolate chip cookies, even in this no sugar/no flour age. Wonderful atmosphere, PERFECT for COVID era: large patio area, heaters, plenty of space to comfortably space out tables. Staff very attentive and kind. Free valet (but make sure you put into your GPS 2000 Avenue of the Stars, due to street work).
Hi Stefania, Thank you so much for your kind words and you know we love having you here just as much as you love coming. Makes me so happy that you enjoy it so much. Agree on the cookies by the way! Todd
I think Craft did a great job with the patio. Food was great as always!
Hi Laura, Pretty proud of our patio too and thank you! Todd
Great service and the food was excellent. Also the wine was delish.
Hi Marcia, So glad you enjoyed and what wine did you have do you remember? Want to make sure that we continue to have it if possible. Todd Thurman GM
we all like this restaurant. food is wonderful .
Thanks Maggie and so glad you enjoyed
We have three kids and had a relative visiting, all enjoyed! Beautiful setting, delicious food with a special nod to the Jidari chicken and wild mushrooms.
Thank you for coming to Craft with your family and so glad you enjoyed and YES on the chicken!!!!! Sooooo good and one of my favorites. Loved that your kids were here with you all too. Todd GM
The Craft was a very nice restaurant to dine at. It was right next to the CAA building in a convenient location. The food was good and the atmosphere was lively.
Hi Mathew, I ams so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon. Todd Thurman GM
Best outdoor dining experience in LA! The food, the staff, the ambience, the space between table to make you feel totally comfortable and not on top of your neighbor, all combine to make the perfect evening out.
Limited dishes but still some of my favs! Quality and taste still remains exceptional! Same goes for staff! Great service and friendly welcome! They do a great job with social distancing! Highly recommend for and lunch or dinner wether it’s business or with family or friends!
Glad we are still one of your favorites especially in this time of uncertainty. I am also glad that you can find some comfort and peace here. Todd GM
we asked to order an appetizer with our drinks and our waiter discouraged us saying we should order all at once? We added potatoes to our order a few minutes after we put in our dinner order The wygu was cold wben served as were the mushrooms. Service was ok and meal should not have been served cold for the cost. Of the two waiters the heavier set one was rude as he was to us the last time we were there. Will not be back.
HI Jason, I am so sorry to hear about your experience here on Friday. You are absolutely right about the food and I am interested to know your experience with the heavy set waiter as I do not believe that he was your server that night. Please feel free to reach out to me personally and would love to discuss. I would hate for you to to come back. Todd Thurman, GM
You can order delivery directly from Craft Los Angeles using the Order Online button. Craft Los Angeles also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 279-4180.
Craft Los Angeles is rated 4.8 stars by 3829 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.