About Craft

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.

43 E. 19th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Weekday Lunch:
Monday-Friday, 12:00pm to 2:30pm

Dinner:
Monday-Thursday, 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Sunday, 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Park Avenue South and Broadway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 780-0880

Website:
http://www.craftrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
The closest parking by proximity is Icon Parking at 41 East 21st Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South. Please note that we have no affiliation with Icon; this information is provided purely as a courtesy and does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement. For more information on parking at Icon, please call 212.674.9528 or visit their website at www.iconparkingsystems.com

Public Transit:
N-R-Q-W-4-5-6-F-M (14th Street or 23rd Street)
L (Union Square)

Executive Chef:
Tom Colicchio; Chef de Cuisine, Kyle Keonig

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For information on hosting a private event at Craft, please contact Guest Relations at 212.777.8062 or at guestrelations@craftrestaurant.com.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Our 3-course Christmas Eve menu is $125.00 per person ($75.00/2 courses: kids 12 & under). NO A LA CARTE MENU OPTION WILL BE OFFERED. Beverages, tax & gratuity are additional. 48 hours' notice required to cancel penalty-free; otherwise, a $50.00-per-person fee is charged to the credit card on file.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Our 3-course New Year's Eve menu is $135.00 per person; some items carry a supplement and/or are for 2 persons. Beverages, tax & gratuity are additional. NO A LA CARTE MENU OPTION WILL BE OFFERED. 48 hours notice is required to cancel or a $50.00-per-person fee is charged to the credit card on file.

Private Dining

Craft’s private dining room is available for lunch or dinner, or a standing cocktail reception. The private space has a street-level entrance separate from the main restaurant, an open kitchen, and private bar making it ideal for special celebration.

Craft Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (87)
Special Occasion (80)
Fit for Foodies (79)
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Good for Anniversaries (64)
Romantic (58)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Notable Wine List (47)
Business Meals (46)
Tasting Menu (41)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Local Ingredients (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Cozy (25)
Good for Groups (23)
Authentic (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Seasonal (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Healthy (12)
Casual (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Fun (9)
People Watching (9)
Organic (8)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

After dining at Craft one can only ponder whether he/she would have received better service at the DMV.

The evening started off with a twenty minute wait for our 8:45pm reservation. During our wait at the bar, the bartender spilled on a drink on my date's purse without offering so much as an apology. Incident #1.

Eventually we were seated in a charming section of the restaurant. However, our server appeared to be allergic to the section -- it took another twenty minutes before he came by to take our order. Incident #2.

My date and I were quite hungry at this point and asked for bread, which was being enjoyed by all of the other diners. The server assured us he would bring some, but never did. Incident #3.

Finally the meal came and it was.... utterly disappointing. The flat iron steak could only be described as bland -- it even appeared to be devoid of salt. The pasta, arugula salad and brussel sprouts were equally unimpressive. Incident #4.

At this point, I could only hope that paying for the meal would go smoothly. It didn't. Instead, there was another extended wait, followed by the return of my credit card with a large greasy fingerprint from our waiter. Incident #5.

I will end this review by offering a few words of wisdom to the OpenTable community. If you are thinking about dining at Craft -- simply don't.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Unbelievable food and great atmosphere make Craft a regular for us whenever we’re in NYC. Not to be missed!

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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Great atmosphere and food. Great night. Service was amazing

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

My #1 go-to business dinner restaurant in NYC. From start to finish, this meal was top notch. Received the table i requested on Open Table; our waiter (Metz) was phenomenal--didn't miss a thing. Pacing of meal was perfect for a business dinner. Fois Gras with figs to begin was sublime; short ribs melted like butter, aligot potatoes were amazing, roasted baby carrots were like candy, Halibut--simple and perfect. Desserts were incredible--chocolate pot du creme, carrot cake with tahini frosting, chocolate souffle with earl gray cream was beyond decadent and worth every calorie. Just an absolutely phenomenal meal. This restaurant never lets me down.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Lovely space and excellent service
Great menu - delicious food and wines!
Beautifully served.
So pleased! Will definitely go for dinner now!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great , we came back after 4 years and still great

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·Dined 5 days ago

A divine dining experience in every way. Beautiful food, service exceptional and wonderful decor- I would definitely visit this restaurant again next time I visit NYC

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I had a terrific time introducing my new boss and his direct reports to Craft. The ambience is rarified and intimate, yet welcoming. The lunch menu is small, yet expertly created and presented with flavors and textures varied enough for every taste.
The Fig Tatin with ginger ice cream is exquisite.

-j

Tags: Great for Brunch, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, would return

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Our experience at Craft was fabulous. The service was outstanding and every bite/sip was delicious and an experience in itself.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic food and awesome value for lunch! On Mondays they have a champagne special - half price bottles!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Divine! The evening was flawless from being seated through the whole meal. The halibut was cooked to perfection. And, they have a great champagne selection!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

A great ambiance of casual refinement- excellent service and great food. A place to laugh and enjoy pleasant conversation with friends - a quality experience

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The staff were amazing!! I can't stress how wonderful everyone was. And the food was the best food I've ever eaten! I live in Wisconsin and I will travel to NY again just to eat at this restaurant!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Lovely meal, a highlight of my holiday trip to NYC.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

You can't go wrong on anything you order. Skeert steak seem's
to get better as it cools.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I got a buttersquash and pomegranate risotto and I was surprise by the quality of that. It’s bot easy to find a well cooked risotto...

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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very salty food. Service poor. Waited for table for an hour after our reservation.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our dinner at Craft was incredible. Not only was the food delicious, the service was great! I would definitely go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

impeccable service, wonderful food and atmosphere. Craft is a great place for a special occasion or friends get together.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were impressed from start to finish with our evening at Craft. The restaurant was decorated beautifully for the holidays. Our waiter, Cesar was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He offered terrific suggestions of what and how much to order. There were so many amazing dishes on the menu, we enjoyed being able to share lots of different flavors. The presentation was also amazing. Our sommelier recommended some terrific wines that complimented the meal. Special details like offering an amuse bouche, and a parting gift of a muffin for the next morning's breakfast were noted and appreciated. Would highly recommend Craft to even the most discerning foodie!

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Everything we ordered exceeded expectations., food & wine. The agnolotti,flank steak as well as the apps were cooked to perfection. The place got really busy so the service was a bit more inattentive than usual. But overall still a good experience

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Dishes were beautifully prepared, presented, excellent food but service was painfully slow. On a slow lunch day, lots of staff looking busy and officious in their powder blue shirts and Navy blue ties, but what exactly were they doing? Not attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Craft has always been a special event restaurant for us, and we've had several really lovely celebratory meals there. But this time everything had fallen off just a bit, and since it's expensive (for our budget), I'm not sure we'll be back. This time the octopus was great, the lamb good but unsurprising and the panna cotta a bit weird. My favorite thing about the ambiance is the acoustics, but the playlist last week veered from tempo to tempo with each song, and no one seemed to be minding the volume. The service was fine, the entire staff friendly, but again, no one went the extra mile. (A request of the maitresse d' was immediately forgotten, which would not have happened, I think, on previous visits.) So though it wasn't a bad evening in any sense, and the food was fine, I do think we'll be exploring other venues when we want a memorable evening out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We appreciated the quiet yet lively atmosphere so much... we had family in town and each one of us was so relieved that we didn’t have to shout across the table and leave with a sore throat to be heard. The food was delicious and sophisticated and just what we needed.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Craft is a neighborhood restaurant for me so I often forget about going there but we went last Sunday night and I have to say it was the best meal that I've had in the city in a long time. Every single thing we ordered was outstanding, the bronzino, the pork, the mushrooms, the potatoes au gratin, the arugula salad, etc. It's an oldie but goodie!!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have been to Craft two times. The first time in 2016 i was blown away with the Roasted quail and Rissoto. I love this place. I recently re visited on Dec 2nd 2017 and i ordered the same meal. Unfortunatly it just wasnt the same. The quail was Luke warm/cold and not roasted the same. It was still good, seasoned correctly but just not as good as last time. The Rissoto was butternut squash and pomegrante which was good but the pomegranate was very strange in the rissoto. Take the pomegrante out and the rissoto was delicious. Everything else was great. Wine list is great. Mixed drinks are great. Deserts are out of this world Amazing. I would litterly eat desert here everyday. I will definitely be back again in 2018 with the hopes that I get the Michelin star treatment they are known for. I hope that maybe they were just having an off night in the kitchen, cause everything was good but not as great as last time I went. Still one of my all time favorites. See you again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Outstanding in every way. Our favorite resto in NYC.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Every dish was perfection

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Craft service and food were top-notch. Dined with my wife and 4.5 month year old baby. Staff we're super friendly and helpful. Kid-friendly restaurant, I even called to confirm before making a reservation and they we're true to their word.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic food! Gf and df were accomodated!! Every dish was amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ask for Ed. Awesome waiter with Sara the assistant. Food was delicious and fresh.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were very disappointed in this restaurant as we heard great things and read wonderful reviews. We were seated immediately but service was slow to get cocktails and dinner. It took well over an hour to be served our dinner and the food for each of the 4 of us was literally cold when it arrived. The waiter and mgr attempted to heat up our meal and also offered to bring us something different. Heating up the food really didn't solve the issue as then the food was either dry or over done. Mgmt did comp all of our meals which was the right thing to do by the restaurant. I spoke to some other patrons that evening and they raved about their meals so may be it was just an off night for our entire table. Also, I must add that the wine list is extensive but the pricing was almost offensive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Looks beautiful inside, very friendly staff, delicious food, and quiet enough that you can hear your companions talk.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

This place was so good, the service was incredible and we received so many complementary food items from the chef and the servants.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I've tried many restaurants in the city, and always come back to Craft. One of my favorites. Highest quality and very consistent.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Butternut squash risotto was hot, creamy and delicious, but the halibut was room temperature and mediocre. Short ribs average. Service was attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

They gave us bread and we were charged 5$.... they never told us about a charge for the bread. That’s like scum.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Really great meal, attentive service. Would return. Tasting menu was a great value!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

My husband and I had dinner for our 7th wedding anniversary and our experience was amazing. The team took care of us and had the best recommendations.
We had the octopus and orecchiette as entrées and the duck and chicken as main courses. We also tried the sunchokes and the gnocchi as side dishes. Everything was very tasty and perfectly cooked. Our dessert was the panna cotta and it was the perfect end to a fantastic meal.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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