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.

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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (86)
Special Occasion (81)
Fit for Foodies (80)
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Creative Cuisine (71)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Romantic (55)
Business Meals (52)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Quiet Conversation (45)
Notable Wine List (40)
Tasting Menu (40)
Local Ingredients (37)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Great for Lunch (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Authentic (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Cozy (25)
Casual (24)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Seasonal (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Healthy (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Fun (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
People Watching (12)
Great for Brunch (9)
Organic (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was great and food was a flavor explosion in my mouth. Would highly recommend. I’ve been to a couple of 1 star Michelin restaurants. I would def rank Craft up there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I love Craft. It's always such a treat to go there with a friend or two. I've taken many
people there to celebrate their birthdays. I will only go to "conscious" restaurants, and
although there are more these days, much still needs to be done. I love Tom Collichio's
philosophy and I appreciated his letter to restaurant workers about the harassement issue.
I'm boycotting Mario Batali's restaurants as an aside...
Thanks for your attention to detail and the care you take in your preparation

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Fun, Organic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointing. Food was salty but bland. Not worth the price or the time.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

We went out for a belated Valentine’s Day celebration and ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings—AMAZING! Will definitely be back for another special occasion!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Darren and Luis were amazing! Thanks guys!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding food and nice and wuiet

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Incredible service with some of the best food we’ve ever eaten.

Tags: Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Organic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Waiter was helpful. Choices were excellent. I was very happy with my lunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a 9:15 reservation. I got there early and they said the table was being prepared and would be ready soon. We went to the bar and at least 3 other couples came in after 9:15 and were seated before us. We were seated around 9:40. We split a pasta dish as an appetizer which was excellent as was the arugula salad. The braised short rib arrived in its own little copper pot with one pearl onion, one small piece of carrot and a mini turnip or parsnip. It had very little flavor and needed salt. On the other hand, the side of brussel sprouts, while smelling delicious, was too salty to eat.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service here is absolutely amazing! Probably one of the best service I have ever experienced. The food was good, just a little too salty for my taste. The desert was absolutely amazing!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We are regular visitors to Craft. The staff and food are always awesome! This is the first time we selected the tasting menu. We had fun rating the various courses as to which we liked best. While we each rated the various courses differently, we all agreed everything was delicious.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Absolutely delicious yet simple food, paired with totally stellar service. It was our first time at Craft and I cannot wait to go back again.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The service was horrible, no words really. The staff didn’t listen. We thought they were Artificial Intellgence. Glasses weren’t cleared. Food was cold. We were seated 45 minutes after our time. This restaurant needs to close.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very happy with the dinner and service. Food was good, service was perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

One of the best Restaurant Week lunches.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The braised octopus was delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We took advantage of Restaurant Week and had lunch and we were not disappointed. I had the Duck Liver and Pork Belly which was to die for and the Tangerine sorbet was also very good. My son had the Steak Tartare and a Pasta Dish with Short Ribs that he thoroughly enjoyed. I will definitely return Restaurant Week or not.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, People Watching, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Was rushed shamelessly. Waiter started clearing our table before asking whether we were done. Waiter brought us our check without us asking and did not offer us an opportunity to order coffee/tea. My pork belly was terrible. Overcooked and dry. I have been at this restaurant before and my previous visit was good. This last time was terrible. I would not recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Fabulous dinner in every way! We were a party of 6 and the acoustics were amazing.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Fabulous spot with exceptional service! Fit for a foodie and also the pickiest eater alive!

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Todo perfecto. Como siempre. La atención de Cesar y Kelvin fue espléndida. Muy recomendable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The staff is amazing. Great service. Waiters are very attentive. Great menu. Food melts in your mouth. Took a tour of the kitchen. The kitchen was very clean. Overall was a great experience. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I went for the restaurant week lunch. They had a very diverse set of options and the ambience was quiet nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food and service were fabulous.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

It was lovely. Staff was on it and food was delicious- a great value for restaurant week. I do think the selection was a bit limited.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 7, 2018

What a wonderful experience! I have nothing bad to say about anything, everything was wonderful. There were even plenty of Vegetarian options!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

A great lunch. Such a delicious and well-balanced meal. Service was impeccable and they were conscientious of our lunch hour. Will definitely return

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Everything was too salty. The host guy was rushing the check.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Had loved my previous experience at Craft so was especially disappointed when the sauce on the entree was over salted. Especially surprising when one of my friends complained as well of too much salt. (I don't use a lot of salt but I do use it & realize it;s needed to enhance flavor)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Wonderful food, accommodating host and service. Great selection of choices for Restaurant Week.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Solid cooking, less is more .Liked the service and the interior

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The lunch special is outstanding!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Excllent service. Allowed us to linger for more than 2 hous without feeling rushed. Only slight bump was we ordered shitake mushrooms as a side and the waiter suggested mixed mushrooms. I was surprised when the bill came and the mixed mushrooms were $22 rather than the $15 for the shitake.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent food and service. Courteous host. The server was friendly and informative. Persia cocktail and pomegranate cocktail were delicious. Great burger and beef tartare!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We were seated promptly for our 2 pm reservation. Our friend was celebrating a 'big' birthday. She was given a personalized menu, rolled and sealed to take home + a nice dessert with Happy Birthday spelled in chocolate-all very nice. We had the restaurant week lunch menu, with many more choices than the usual 3 per category. The appetizers (beet salad, lettuces, duck liver mousse) and desserts (sorbet, carrot cake, chocolate semifreddo) were all very good. Wheat Berry dish was a bit chewy and my monkfish (subsitituted for Skate) a tiny bit undercooked. Overall, we enjoyed the food. Service was very good. Would come again.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The cuisine is always consistently innovative and delicious. Our server Cesar was delightful and attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent restaurant in Union Square area. Great service, not too loud that you can hold a conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Awesome experience - great food, great service, great night. A NYC institution.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had an outstanding experience. We ordered the tasting menu and wine pairings. I was thrilled that they were able to modify my meal to accommodate a gluten allergy. Every bite and every pairing was perfect. Truly a wonderful restaurant. Excellent service and amazing wine list too!

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