Craft Los Angeles

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3579 reviews
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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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j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great to meet Liz - she was a fantastic help

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LE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. My 12 year old son loves the food network and wanted to go to Craft for his birthday dinner. I had made the reservation a month before but the restaurant suffered a power failure and was not open. I made the new reservation and never mentioned the previous attempt. During the meal the manager came over and apologized for the previous power outage and congratulated my son on his birthday.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Waiter oversold food, salads were soggy.

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JS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great pleasure, starting with a warm greeting from Wendy! Food is superb and my guest was very impressed and wants to return soon! Overall, the staff are all very attentive to every detail. Keep up your good work and high standards!

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F
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been back to Craft for ten years, so I thought that it might be dated. Instead, it's timeless.

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EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent, they made my daughters graduation celebration special.

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AT
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Another nice meal at Craft. The food, as always, was great. They were very busy this night so the service suffered. We've been here many times and are never disappointed.

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M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good food ambiance and service. Kale salad and quale entree excellent.

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L
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is good but not remarkable The dessert “amuse” was actually not good. We loved the beet salad and the arugula salad. Of the main courses, the hanger steak was the weakest. It was cooked more than I like. The best dessert was the roasted strawberry cobbler though the lemon verbena ice cream was plain weird.
The staff were lovely, the space is very nice. I like that the tables were spaced far enough apart. But there are a lot of good steak houses to choose from, this one would not be the top of my list.

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DF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Craft is my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. The food is amazing, the service outstanding, and the ambience is just perfect -- upscale but not fussy. I can't recommend enough.

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SD
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was good but not fantastic and service could be improved. We checked in early and since the main dining area was not yet open, sat at a table in the bar area to grab a drink while we waited. After largely being ignored, we tried to flag someone down to inquire about our table. It took 20 min, talking to 2 servers and two hostesses, and asking for menus 3 times before we even were able to sort it out at which time we decided to just remain in the bar area since we still had not paid for our drinks. Apparently at that point the hostess decided to cancel our reservation with Open Table which I later had to dispute.

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding as we celebrated my daughter’s graduation from high school!

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IL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Craft is a perfect restaurant. The service is the best in the city, the food is extraordinary, fresh, delicious, mouth-watering dinners that make you happy to be in California. It all feels fresh from the garden and cooked to the second and don't forget the cocktails are hand-crafted -- yummy! We go often, but not often enough and we bring friends who keep going back on their own. We have been going since it opened and are always surprised by the graciousness and generosity of the presentation.

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F
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful from beginning to end. Great date or special occasion restaurant. We could easily talk as the sound level was low. Service was impeccable

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing every!! Wonderful ambience, extraordinary service and waitstaff! Food was unbelievable! And they topped it off with breakfast muffin!!
Elegant but casual ! Perfect setting.

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DS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place ! Tasty food!! Great service

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RG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our first visit to Craft but it wasn’t without issue. I brought a white wine that needed to be chilled. It took our server aver 10 minutes to greet us at the table so the wine sat at the table getting warm during that time. Once we were greeted and got menus things improved. It took us quite a while to see the server again to place a cocktail order and to get our wine opened and brought to the table. Not a great start.

We ordered the arugula salad to share and it was nice. We then split the pappardelle with green garlic and pesto which was outstanding. My wife had the scallops and I had the Loop de Mer both of which were very good. A berry tart with sorbet for dessert finished the evening. Overall the food was delicious and everyone was friendly if a bit scattered. I would recommend Craft as the food was worth the service issues. I think another night might be different.

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food, Focused Service, and Warm Salutations, both from the food and the staff.

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has top notch food and flavors. Their mushrooms, mashed potatoes are to die for. Basically ANYTHING they make is simple SO flavorful and mind-blowing delicious. It's my 4th time at CRAFT. Every time it was fantastic. Saturday night, I felt like the food wasn't done with as much love as usual, but because it was a fluke, i'll keep giving them the 5 stars and the well deserved love! Thank you

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MG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed all aspects of our dinner at Craft. The staff made us feel welcome, the food was ample and delicious, the ambiance and quality of presentation was great. We love going to Craft as it is consistently the highest of quality in all respects

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AW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd visit to Craft and we definitely were not disappointed. We came here to celebrate my husband's birthday. Everything is served family style which worked great since we brought our 2 teen age girls. We usually love to share and taste all the different dishes anyways. There freshly baked artisan bread is wonderful with a crisp thin crust and a warm, soft center that is just the right balance of melt in your mouth and chewiness. My husband loves beets, so we started with the beet salad which he loved, the rest of us aren't that big of beet fans, but I thought it was good. We also ordered the flank steak, pheasant, and salmon. The steak was tender and cook to the perfect medium-rare as ordered. The salmon was also cook perfectly medium and had an amazingly light crisp salmon skin. Oh so yummy! The pheasant was delicious, but unfortunately only came with four very small pieces. (I know its a pheasant, not a chicken, but still) The flavors of all the dishes were unique and delicious. The au jus for the dishes were so amazing and just begged to be sopped up. We also ordered the gnocchi which came with a white sauce. It was good, but not our favorite. We actually prefer gnocchi with a tomato based sauce.

For dessert we had the mixed berry pie with sorbet and the chocolate petit gateau. The mixed berry pie was very good with a remarkably light and flaky crust. The petit gateau (my fav) had an amazingly light cake with a perfectly, thin, crunchy rind and a delightful, warm middle that oozes when you break the rind. They gave use a small chocolate cake, as well, in honor of my husband's birthday.

Craft also gives you complementary tastings of different dishes. This was definitely a nice bonus. The food was excellent, but given that both our daughters are athletes, they have big appetites. We did not leave hungry, but would have like slightly bigger servings.

OVERALL: The food/service was excellent. Bit pricey, but we'll be back!

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AR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Craft delivers on quality. Variety. Service. Will be back

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jim, my waiter was very nice and courteous. Excellent staff in general including Matt, and Patrice.

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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

One of my favorite places. Service was a little off this visit but that is not the norm for them. I'll be back ;)

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TT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the fantastic food to the service, Craft never disappoints

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PK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening with the family! Excellent service and quality food!! WILL RETURN!

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G
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE WENT TO CRAFT TWO EVENINGS IN A ROW. THE FOOD AND SERVICE THERE WAS OUTSTANDING. THE WINE MENU WAS GREAT AND HAD A LOT OF GREAT OPTIONS, AND ULTIMATELY THIS RESTAURANT HIT A HOME RUN TWO CONSECUTIVE EVENINGS. I'M GOING BACK THERE EVERY NIGHT I'M IN LA. WELL DONE.

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VW
Los Angeles
104 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In our opinion, one of the most superior venues in Los Angeles. No kitschy, weird combos, but not the ordinary cuisine either. Great service, from front desk to end of meal. Beautiful place. I would recommend to any LA visitor, and to locals: don’t miss this one. Great to entertain and for a quiet dinner for 2. Get some side dishes to share at the table so everyone can experience some items together.

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A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were late, we booked for 8 people but there were 12 of us- the kitchens were closing but the staff were amazing and made the evening wonderful and the food was really amazing!

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RS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The great experience starts the day before when Wendy calls to confirm the reservation. And then she is there at the door to greet me when I arrive - Wendy is fantastic. Seating is comfortable, decor is beautiful, open and airy. Servers are prompt polite and knowledgable. Food is always presented visually appetizing and every dish has been delicious. Rich savory flavors and something for everyone.

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Craft went the extra mile to make me feel special on my birthday. The service was excellent and waiters and bartenders were attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was fantastic and at a reasonable price for the quality and execution. Great experience overall.

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d
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, a wonderful meal and experience. Will be back soon. Adult, sophisticated (but hip) and civilized.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Great place but kitchen is just going thru the motions. Food felt like it had been sitting for a while before it was served. Pasta was over cooked and vegetables underdone. Wait staff was great and removed all items that were not to our liking from the bill. Hard to keep the food fresh at clearly what has been an institution for years.

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S
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please replace the chairs

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JJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and impeccable service!

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MK
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Craft has improved on an already great base. My last few times for lunch have been just excellent. And no one is better than Wendy the host

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B
Los Angeles
122 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Easter Brunch at Craft. This was our first time dining with them but it definitely won't be the last. Everyone on the staff was very polite. The food was delicious and the cocktails were fabulous. We will see you again soon. Thank you so much!

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OT
Los Angeles
164 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific! Our favorite L.A. restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have had dinner dates on several occasions at Craft and each time is great! Great service, great food, great wine!

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