Craft

4.6
5446 reviews
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Simply-prepared American fare showcasing pristine seasonal ingredients sourced from family farms, day boat fishermen and specialized ranchers enjoyed in an elegantly understated space. Awarded three stars by the New York Times, Craft received the prestigious James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in 2002 and Tom Colicchio received the James Beard Award for Best Chef in 2010.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The service was very slow and we had to flag down our waiter to order and then it took over a half hour to get our entrees. The restaurant wasn’t busy; we went at 5:30pm

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JB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was truly a pleasure. The food was great and the service was impeccable. My waitress even remembered my allergies from my previous visit. To say that I was impressed would be an understatement.

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JB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat. Food and service were excellent one again. One of the best restaurants in the city but isn’t pretentious like some others. Highly recommend the octopus as a first course. The quail and pork belly were both excellent and do not skip the chocolate soufflé. My husband doesn’t usually like dessert but even he raved about it. An amazing meal from start to finish.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was really beautiful, service was amazing food was great! Will be going back for sure!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent valentine menu

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h
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. Mez was our server and was very attentive and offered great suggestions on both food and beverage choices! Food was perfectly cooked, and flavors were fantastic!

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SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is reliably fresh, delicious and always beautifully presented. Maybe I was there on an off night but aside from the sommelier, who truly seemed to be welcoming us into her home, the wait staff was.... perfunctory I guess is the best word. He just didn't seem to care that we were there, and when he advised us that our food would take half an hour to prepare he spun that into a discussion about appetizers we didn't want. But aside from that, it's always a great experience, and shouldn't be missed.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, must get all the sides, especially the assorted mushrooms and the short rib. Don’t forget the donuts at the end. Black widow is the great drink

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our table was ready 25 minutes after the scheduled time. The waiter forgot to tell us two of the five items on the tasting menu were out until we ordered it. They opted to replace a lobster ravioli with a chestnut agnolotti with no change in price. The service was generally poor and the wine pairing featured cider. The sommelier was the bright spot and happily swapped the cider for a Chenin Blanc. Overall, disappointing.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mostly just loved the whole evening. One “complaint” I was hosting and had to ask our waiter to
Refill wine glasses and tell him we wanted a second bottle of wine.
Otherwise food was wonderful as was our evening

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Food was not good at all

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

One of the best burgers in Manhattan. Fantastic burger

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Went to Craft for lunch during Restaurant Week. It was very busy and we waited about 15 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. The menu was varied and the food quite good. Three of us ordered the brussels sprout salad with bagna cauda. There was very little dressing on the salad and our request for more dressing was honored without fuss. The short rib ragout was very tasty and the steak, a $5 extra charge, was also very good. The ambience was modern and a bit bright where we were seated, although there were tables elsewhere that seemed dimmer. Overall a good experience with attentive waitstaff.

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JG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food not exceptional. They forgot an important part of our meal and didn’t provide it quickly enough. Will not go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience

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m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I recommend CRAFT with some hesitation. They are overly impressed with themselves and I think significantly overpriced. The tables seem to be getting closer together and, for $125/head, I am not too enthused about being apart of anyone else's conversation

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LS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary terrific meal wonderful service . The octopus was the best

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been to Craft at least a dozen times over the years. We were seated at the front of the restaurant, which I had never been before. It was a bit cold by the windows. And although it was just the two of us, we were seated next to two larger groups of 5 people at each table which was a little noisy. The food was excellent, as always, but I would recommend putting similarly sized groups together in the front. it does not have the same ambience for a romantic dinner as the main dining room.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The tables at the front are very close and we sat next to an obnoxious Brit, who was not only loud, but rude to the wait staff. He was holding court and having a mostly liquid lunch. After his guest left, he proceeded to make several phone calls on his cell. I wish management had removed him, so that those of us around him could have enjoyed the meal.

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EG
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for lunch during Restaurant Week Winter 2019. This is why I rated the value as high as I did. Would knock of 1 star if we had to pay regular prices. Service is very professional on all counts. Was not happy with the squid appetizer - too little squid, too much oil, and too many beans. Also was not wowed by the TC burger but mostly because the bun is too big and mine was on the grill too long. I will give Tom another chance because I am a big fan but this visit was underwhelming. Very much favor Temple Court over Craft (admittedly two different target demographics).

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NB
Berlin
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was Poor. Soup taste like water. Dessert was okay.

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g
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Week lunch was excellent choice. Everything we ate was delicious and beautifully plated. We even splurged on dessert calories and definitely were not sorry.

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SG
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and lots of choices. Very worthwhile restaurant

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was absolute tops; the best I've experienced in NYC. The food was entirely forgettable. Nothing wrong particularly, but nothing special at all. Perhaps too many entrees offered for Restaurant Week and nothing really special. Sorry to say this; I'm not a harsh critic about food, but was expecting something more. Definitely not worth the cost and we were paying only for Restaurant Week lunch.

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F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

The restaurant is very pretty & service was great but food was tasteless & overpriced !

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FL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Took out of town colleagues here. Waiter spilled the pitcher of water down my colleagues shoulder and arm while rushing by. Knocked a glass over at our table of another colleague. My colleague had to send her drink back to her other ingredients because it was mixed so poorly. And it was a basic drink. Took 1 hour and 10 mins to get our food. It arrived like it has been sitting out for awhile. Metal pans and food were ice cold. My colleague couldn’t even eat hers it was so cold and chewy. Manager only comped one round of drink. Everyone agreed they should have comped the meal since we were so dissatisfied and it was an off night for the staff & kitchen.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food was outstanding . We celebrated my friends birthday and she was thrilled with the personal touches.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My birthday lunch was a complete disaster. I ordered the pork belly and my husband the burger. When my meal came it was just a slab of fat with no meat! I sent it back and opted for the skate. After 25 mins wait I asked what was happening and eventually it arrived - the salsa underneath was lukewarm and the fish was scorching hot, totally overcooked and inedible. My husband had requested his burger medium, by then he discovered his burger was beyond well done and the bun burnt. I can’t believe that this meals were leaving the kitchen without being checked. We said we were going to leave and the waiter told us that to compensate he wouldn’t charge us, we had to point out that we hadn’t eaten anything as we had been given three inedible meals. In addition the a/c was blasting out cold above me, when I asked if it could be turned down the waiter said it was the draft from the street! We were really disappointed that Craft has deteriorated to such an extent and would send out three appalling dishes in a row

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Food below average for the cost ($dinner was 298$) asked to see the wine list for a second glass and server never came back over to receive the order. Not the expectation for nyc at $298.

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ON
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far exceeded our expectations. Service was fantastic. Best steak we've ever had. We would definitely go back for dinner.

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h
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here multiple times, this time for Restaurant Week. Exceptional. They let you choose from full lunch menu. Food is always very creative and well-prepared. Had potato leek soup, lamb sausage and tarte tatin - all were excellent. Room allows for easy conversation and service friendly and professional.

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e
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Almost everything at Craft was excellent as always — from the friendly greeting at the front door to the gratis dessert tasting at the end of our evening. Our party of four especially enjoyed the grilled octopus, the beet salad, the monkfish and the boar. The one entree that fell really short was the swordfish; we all tasted it and agreed that it was not up to Craft standards, fundamentally flavorless. Still and all, it didn’t stop us from having a great time on a chill Friday night.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening. Good food, good service.

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted by the host with such enthusiasm and welcoming vibe. He was more than accommodating when asked if we could move our table to the main dining room . The overall service was top notch and the waiter was sooooo on her game! The food was presented impeccably and tasted even better. My sister had been wanting to go to CRAFT for sometime and it was worth the wait.

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good but not great. Brussels sprout salad was excellent. Grilled squid OK, but very sparing on squid, and surprisingly hot - not just spicy, but Korean restaurant spicy - which seemed out of place for rest of meal. I like the fact the main courses came with more than a teaspoon of veggies, which is the tendency in so many restaurants these days. Both fish entrees were very nicely cooked. Fregola with cod was slightly underdone, and cauliflower/tomato side with skate was pretty blah. But overall a nice luxurious place to sit back and have a meal.

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P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

RESTAURANT WEEK LUNCH 2019:

I made a reservation here to treat my mom out for lunch and service was good but food was a little disappointing as I had high hopes for a Tom Colicchio restaurant. Almost everything was overly SALTY. In terms of decor, it is very modern and it looks great for a business meeting or a date.

On to the food...

Focaccia Bread with Herb: The bread was soft and it was good but nothing amazing.

FIRST COURSE:
- Brussel Sprouts Salad (walnuts & bagna cuda) - This was super SALTY. I could barely eat a few bites before I asked the waitress if they could redo it minus the salt. The waitress was very nice and replaced the dish minus the salt and the dish definitely tasted better afterwards.

- Ricotta Toast (Kabocha Squash & Apple) - I loved the cheese on the toast and the kabocha squash & apple added a layer of sweetness.

SECOND COURSE:
- Rigatoni (Short Rib Ragu, Roasted Tomato & Braised Kale) - Rigatoni was al dente and on point. Short Rib Ragu sauce was good but too SALTY.

- Roasted Skate (Cauliflower & Sauce Grenobloise) - Fish was not dry which was a plus. The cauliflower and sauce grenobloise was decent but nothing to write home about as it was pretty SALTY.

OVERALL - I don't think I'll be coming back here but I definitely recommend you go to Riverpark (another Tom Colicchio restaurant) instead.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Over priced for so so food. Waiter scoffed when we asked if they were doing restaurant week.

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BO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good service good food. Nice cozy place. What more can you ask for???

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb cuisine. Warm, comfortable and friendly atmosphere. We loved it.

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

In the past, I have enjoyed every meal, always lunch, that I have eaten at Crafts. So yesterday, January 29, I was excited about and looked forward to another very good meal. Sadly, I was very disappointed. However, I will begin on a positive note: the "Apple Tart Tatin" with vanilla ice cream was delicious. I ordered the dessert to see if I could at least end my meal on a positive note. I am glad that I did.
For the appetizer, I had the "Chicken Liver Mousse" with pickled grapes and grilled bread. The bread crust was burned; I did not like the pickled grapes and, the mousse tasted as if it had vinegar or perhaps wine that I did not like. For the main course, I had "Rigatoni, short rib ragu, roasted tomato and braised kale." The rigatoni was inconsistent that is, some of it was al dente and some of it was too al dente; the sauce was just to the edge of being too salty and the braised kale was overly bitter. After this meal, I deserved a dessert. I am attributing this meal to the chef having an "off" day.

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