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About Craft Los Angeles
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 Andrew Gavalla, 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."
Los Angeles, CA 90067
American, Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Happy Hour Monday-Friday between 3:00 PM and 5:00
: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
between Avenue of the Stars and Century Park East
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies)
Valet is available on the south side of Constellation Blvd (between Avenue of the Stars and Century Park East). You may also self park in the Century Park Towers and receive a validation from our staff.
All parking requires validation.
Self parking is available at lunch, $3 for 3 hours. At dinner, no charge, no time limit.
Valet is available at lunch for 3 hours, and for dinner with no limit, both $10.
Olympic Blvd. & Century Park East stop on the 728 Bus
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Large parties can be accommodated in the private dining room, patio or by buying out the entire restaurant.
Please contact Anna Morini for further details, email@example.com or at 424.204.7485
At craft the private dining possibilities are endless! From business and personal occasions, wedding receptions, bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, wrap parties and other celebrations.
Craft Los Angeles Ratings and Reviews
The service was so above and beyond fantastic I can’t say enough positive remarks. And the ambiance was great to make a birthday feel special, but still maintain conversation without shouting. Goes without saying the food was exquisite. One of the best (if not most) memorable, top-notch dining experiences in LA.
Arrived at 6:30, one hour prior to our reservation and enjoyed drinks in the bar. At 7:30, we asked to be seated and were told we'd have to wait for our guests to arrive. Once seated, we ordered Octupus (over cooked and dry), Mashed potatoes (excellent), Carrots (excellent), and Rib Eye Steak at $106.00. It was ordered medium-rare but it came medium well...dry and hard. We asked for another and the waiter said okay begrudgingly and that it would take 45 minutes as he rolled his eyes. Moments later, we noticed him nearby chatting to another waiter while they both stared at us. Fifteeen minutes later, he brought another steak and while it was cooked properly, it was room temperature. Desserts were good. With all the great steak places in LA, I'd definitely pass on this one.
I love Craft! I'm sorry it's not closer to where I live. The food is superb, but I have to say the service is outstanding. The staff was extremely attentive, my water was never empty, the food arrived piping hot. Just absolutely friendly staff.
The food was to die for. We had the mixed mushrooms, tahgiatelle with short ribs, wow, and avocado salad. Dessert was superb and they keep giving us little free appetizers and pre-dessert desserts. And a muffin to take home! We always come back to Craft for our special celebrations.
Always a good choice for a special dinner. Service is wonderful without being overbearing. They pour the wine properly - a little at a time. There is always an amuse-bouche first and a plate of small sweet treats after dessert. The bread is fabulous. Delicious octopus appetizer and my husband's steak was delicious. A lovely memory for our 57th wedding anniversary.
Definitely a business lunch spot only. Made the mistake of coming on a weekend night. Food came out at all at once in a hurry and plates were cleared even with food still left on them. I can see this being appropriate for a busy lunch crowd, not on a weekend night when it claims to be a small-plates restaurant. All of our first courses came at once: oysters, beet salad, and pork belly. I've never been to a restaurant that served oysters with other food at the same time, nor have I ever been to a small-plates restaurant where the wait staff and kitchen didn't thoughtfully pace and serve the small-plates in a logical order. Then came the rest all at once - overwhelming our table: mushrooms, potatoes, scallops, short ribs, and roasted cauliflower. Again, such strange service. We were so stuffed, and we had asked the waiter when ordering if we were ordering the right amount of food and he said yes. I appreciate when servers are more thoughtful and responsive. I think it's just used to a bustling business lunch crowd and can't downshift for the weekend. Food overall was unremarkable. So many other great restaurants out there. Won't go here again.
My husband and I took another couple there to celebrate her birthday, and could not have had a more pleasurable experience. They printed a "Happy Birthday" and her name on our menus, they provided her with birthday cake and everyone there wished her a happy birthday. The food was delicious, the service was fantastic, I would definitely recommend.
The service and ambiance of the restaurant were nice. The restaurant was vibrant with local beverly hills and century city entertainment types.
The food at Craft is a 3 of 10 at best. The food was underwhelming. The service was good but I do not go out to a "finer" restaurant on a Saturday night for good service and a poor meal.
The one bright shining star was the Kale salad we had - yes the salad was the best item we ate. The complex balance of fresh pair, candied walnuts and the greens set inside a tangy dressing were delightful and delicious.
The Ricotta Cavatelli with chanterelle mushrooms had 7-10 mushrooms. While very tasty, you were mostly eating plain cavatelli.
The Ahi Tuna was served well done versus rare (even when requested rare). The flavors in this dish were refreshing but the fish was overcooked taking away from what could have been a highlight of the meal.
For a writer who eats scallops all over the world, I would have to say this was perhaps the worse scallop I have ever eaten. While perfectly seared and cooked, the scallop itself had little no flavor, tasted like the chef took a scallop and seared it without any seasoning or sauce. The sauce it was served with was more of a fish broth with no flavor than a sauce of any kind. The manager attempted to re-fire a second scallop. The second attempt was unfortunately worse than the first. The second dish resulted in an overcooked and over salted scallop. Chef's have off nights, but this scallop should be removed from the menu if they continue to serve it this way.
The cauliflower and shishito peppers we had were cooked perfect and had lots of flavor, but again, you do not want to go out to dinner and have your salad and vegetables be the best food you ate.
I eat at and review restaurants for a living, Craft, once a shining star in Century City clearly has lost its luster. There are far better restaurants in Century City and nearby Beverly Hills. Do not waste your time or money on this one.
Wonderful service, great food with a beautiful yet casual ambiance. Our waiter Jim was very good. We were very well taken care of by the restaurant manager Matt. He was attentive and kind. Checked in on us to make sure the food was good and that we were enjoying our evening. Really great staff. One of my westside favorites. Thank you, Craft!
My wife and I went to Craft Los Angeles to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. What a treat! Everyone knew it was our anniversary (I was asked if we were celebrating a special occasion with they confirmed my reservation.) They even printed a personalized menu for us as a keepsake. The food was incredible and the service was the best. Thanks for making our special evening that more special!
One of best restaurant experiences I have had in a long time. The service could not have been better an the food was excellent. Everything from making reservations to the printed personalized menus and the amazing chocolate birthday cake made the dining experience memorable. My thanks to the entire staff
We got 7 dishes a cocktail and a glass of wine for our anniversary dinner. Out of the 7 dishes two were great, two were good and 4 were average to not good (no flavor). The cocktails we got were fantastic, really top notch. The glass of wine was good too. The service was amazing. The bill after tip was over $350, which I wouldn't mind paying for a special occasion if the food is amazing. Ultimately I left with the feeling that I could have gone to several places nearby and paid $150-200 for the same quality meal or better. I didn't hate it but I won't go back.
Great design and atmosphere. Food is good for LA standards. Could be more creative. Gnocchi were good but not outstanding. Our fish was too dry but the duck was excellent. The chocolate dessert was a bit dry too. Great wine list.
A bit quiet for a weekend night.
This is definitely our favorite steak house. Amazingly delicious, high quality food, steak cooked right on, amazing salads, delicious appetizers, smashed potatoes are a must try, and exquisite desserts. Pleasant staff, love the ambiance. Customer centric staff in every aspect; you’ll feel right at home. ;)
I took a client to Craft for a business lunch. My request was a quieter table for two of us. They accommodated us with a booth on the end. I like the natural light that comes into the dining area. The service is fantastic. It's isn't too big of a challenge eating vegan in LA, but I am a little self-conscious of appearing fussy in front of a client. However, as soon as I mentioned I was vegan, the server made an awesome entree suggestion not on the menu. Oh, thank you. This place is definitely a splurge. My company paid the tab of $130 for two salads, two entrees, a latte, tip/tax included. And I parked in the garage, which was $37 on my corporate AmEx. I made the error of passing up valet parking, which I believe would be more economical. Regardless, great experience.
Poor coordination at the Maitre D'. Called to make a slight adjustment, which was accepted, only to arrive at the restaurant and be advised that they didn't have tables at the time that we had just changed to...maybe they should have said that in the first place when we called. But they were quick with a solution and the food and service were fine. Loved the side vegetables and mushrooms in particular. Very nice wines by the glass, at a good price.
I've dined at Craft restaurants across the nation and this was by far my least favorite visit. This was my first time to Craft LA & it did not live up to the high expectations set by my other visits in NYC and Las Vegas. Both the service and food were surprisingly average at best. With so many options in Los Angles I'm not sure if this will be on my places to return to on my next visit here.
There was not much offered for a Ladies LIGHT lunch. They used to have a chicken salad but the only salad we could order was the Roasted Beet. After we all tasted the "strange" taste of the beets, the waiter informed us they were Pickled Beets. I don't recall that on the menu description. Then one of the girls ordered a replacement of an Arugula salad..he took her beets away. The other 2 were barely tasted. We had 1 seafood entree..what is kumamoto, kusshi, shigoku? 5 guests..2 enjoyed, 3 did not.
$7.00 for an iced tea? Way overpriced. In general, beautiful restaurant but choices limited for light lunch and prices way high.
The restaurant offered very great service with complimentary food to the table. The food was good, and the view of the Central Plaza set the mood for the entire restaurant. The environment was relaxing and mellow. I would recommend this place to someone looking to celebrate a special occasion, have a nice business meal, or to those who would like to experience a calming dinner.
Excellent restaurant, we were worried that many other restaurants created by a great chef but then left under the supervision of another chef, the food would be just on par... We got extremely surprised how great the food was. Just amazing from start to finish! Highly recommend it!
My guest was so impressed that the menu stated, "Happy Birthday T**" across the top. He thought I told everyone it was his birthday, but I did mention it while booking through Open Table. There were probably four service staff that told him Happy Birthday before we even ordered any food. That's impressive!
Our server, Patrick, was outstanding, and wrapped up the special menu to take home as a memento.
The food was delicious. Appetizers were Oysters, Soft shell crab, Pork Belly, Octopus. Entrees were Scallops and Salmon (slightly overcooked), and sides were Broccolini and Mixed mushrooms (overcooked).
All in all, a wonderful celebration. We'll definitely be back.
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