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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Share an intimate 3 course menu at $125 per person in our main dining room. No a la carte menus available.

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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (85)
Special Occasion (80)
Fit for Foodies (77)
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Good for Anniversaries (62)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Romantic (58)
Business Meals (49)
Notable Wine List (46)
Tasting Menu (42)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Local Ingredients (36)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Authentic (25)
Cozy (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Comfort Food (16)
Seasonal (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Fun (14)
Healthy (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Casual (11)
Organic (11)
People Watching (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

I had the tasting menu with wine and the experience was one of the best I've had in the city. Every bite was exquisite. The staff were fantastic and friendly. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Thank you MIA for making our dining experience wonderful!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Frustratingly uneven. One very bad course, two strong courses, two decent. One excellent server, the rest either overworked or indifferent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful dinning experience. Food was great and Shania was excellent! Will come back to NYC just to eat here.

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·Dined 7 days ago

I got the tasting menu with dinner. The food was good but the wine pairings really elevated the whole thing. Too notch experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Craft exceeded my expectations with food, service, and ambiance. I was meeting with my old friends visiting the city and the impression of a New York dining experience for them was very special. Salads were made from freshest greens, meets were beautifully cooked and seasoned. presentation and wine pairing were also quite spectacular as well as the service. No complaints whatsoever! Bravo Chef Colicchio!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

A little pricey. Limited menu but very good. A good foodie restaurant.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I have always been a fan of the chef and was so looking forward to visiting for the first time. It was a fantastic experience and exceeded my expectations. My server, Cesar, was awesome and the entire staff made my special occasion that much more special. I had the tasting menu and it was the best meal I’ve ever ate. Thank you so much to the Craft staff for making the best day perfect :)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fantastic experience. I couldn’t have asked for a better NYE

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Incredible food. Service was superb! Our waiter, Ed, is the best! This is the second time we have had him and there is no one better.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrated anniversary and New Years Eve and the place was amazing. Great food and wine, coupled with excellent service. Appreciate the memorable evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were a party of 4, all of us enjoyed our food and drinks. The service was excellent. My only comment is on interior decor, it feet slightly outdated with a hint of overall dissonance. However I think that would be obvious only to very few individuals, so don't let that stop you from enjoying what Craft does well - prepared delicious food.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic from beginning to end. Some of the best food I’ve had all year.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Beautiful dining experience from the food and decor to the staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was cold, that was the fail. Meat must be warn

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 (London)·Dined on December 29, 2017

As always, excellent. This visit was focused on a friend's wedding anniversary. The food, the service, and the drinks exceeded our group's expectations. Highly recommended !

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Vegan, Authentic, Spicy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (México)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excelent food, excelent service !

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Perfect dinner. Tasting menu with wine pairings. Superb experience.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Exceeded our high expectations. We went for the tasting menu and it was superb. The generous wine pairings put it over the top. Each course arrived at the pace we set. The plates were works of art that we pondered before finishing every delectable morsel. Service was impeccable, we felt like VIP’s but it was never intrusive. Dessert was the table favorite but the amuse bouche is the bite I will never forget, pure heaven. Our visit ended with a special plate sent from the pastry chef welcoming our first time visitors to the city. We were invited to see the downstairs kitchen where we got to see each station. One person in our party had a mollusk allergy and was generously accommodated.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My first visit to Craft. Food was incredible. Service was excellent. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. Always good service... always delicious!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was amazing. We ordered octopus ( must have), butter onion pasta ( a bit too al dente) , scallops, pork porterhouse , assorted mushrooms ( delicious) , and potatoe gratin ( must have).

It was our first Christmas as a married couple and my husband Loves Tom on top chef. So it was a surprise for him. It's a nice place for a date. The service was amazing. Good job Ed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing! The simplicity of the ingredients truly shine here because everything is cooked to perfection in the most simple of preparations. The short rib was delicious, as was the lobster, scallops and sole. The gnocchi is divine, although I didn't love the mashed potatoes as they were lacking flavor IMO. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our server was one of the best I've ever had. Food was fabulous -- pan seared foie gras was amazing, as was the pork porterhouse. The side of mushrooms (mixed assortment option) was to die for. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Great date spot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was Delicious

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We’ve been to Craft several times and each time it has been terrific. Wonderful food, excellent service and unfussy. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Healthy
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent and attentive staff. We did the tasting menu, but wanted to try the octopus (which was delicious) so they added it as a course in our tasting. Wine pairings were on point and really completed the experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The service and food were wonderful
The musical background was inappropriate
for fine dining Pop rock and not even good
Pop rock
Detracted from ambience

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Anniversary spent at one of our favorite restaurants!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very good. Sommelier was very helpful with wine selection. Only drawback was undercooked quail, and they prepared us another batch...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

One of the best meals I've ever had. Seriously, my wife and I have wanted to visit here since we became fans of Top Chef in 2006. My wife and I got a Gift Card for our wedding (5 years ago) and never got around to using it. Finally the stars aligned and we were able to make a reservation and head into the City. It did not disappoint. For starters, we had the Octopus and the Oysters. Both were a great way to start off the meal. The Octopus was thick and grilled to perfection, while the Oysters weren't slimy or fishy, they were meaty and a perfect beginning to a memorable meal. For our main course, we elected to go with the Lamb and the Duck. Both cooked with such detail and care. My lamb was easily the best lamb I've ever had and my wife's duck was both flavorful and well balanced. For our sides, we went with the brussel sprouts and the risotto. We've come to judge a place by it's ability to make risotto and Craft did not disappoint. That risotto was not only cooked well but had so much stinkin' flavor we were practically liking the dish it came on. It's pricy, don't get me wrong, but worth a memorable meal that we will keep talking about for years to come.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

When all is said and done about where to have a great meal with wonderful service Craft should be at the top of your list.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We are long-time fans of Craft, and Colicchio restaurants in NYC in general. Craft has been a go-to restaurant for us whenever we want to celebrate something special. This year we decided to celebrate our holiday dinner there. Everything from the food to the service to the wine to the ambiance was fantastic. It was an exceptional night - a huge thanks to the service team and Kurt, the General Manager, who made everything happen. This place is a NYC gem and we are looking forward to going many more times in the future.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We shared an arugula pine nut salad to start which was delicious. After that, the rest of the meal was disappointing. I ordered the lamb, which was dull and unpleasantly fatty. My husband and I make a better lamb at home. Also, had the delicata squash as a side dish. It was overwhelmingly salty. My glass of red zin was also unremarkable.

My suspicion is the restaurant is resting on its reputation and business from tourist.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Been there twice recently for lunches. Menu selections were slightly varied and delicious. Portions are a little on the small side but made with quality ingredients and all have great flavor combinations. Can't be sure but it appeared most lunchers were business people. The casual, almost slow, service likely makes for a relaxing dinner but was somewhat inconvenient for mid-day. Wait staff is friendly and efficient and even with most seats filled there are plenty of folks available to keep things moving. Two course ($24) and three course ($36) prix fixe lunch menu provides overall very good value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I have been to Craft several times and the service on Monday was disappointing from the start. The food was excellent. An example of poor service was when my client ordered a White Russian and the server can back with a drink that looked like a coke. We asked for the staff to give us 2 minutes to review the menu and they got lost for 20 minutes. I could add more comments; the service needs to match the high quality food that was served otherwise this restaurant will start to lose customers who are willing to pay high prices.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

YUM YU YUM - This is my wifes (Vegetarian) favourite restaurant. Lunch is a bargain, Service is low key but consistently friendly and attentive - and genuinely pays attention to feedback and dietary restrictions.

Food is generally outstanding - this time we had 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 desserts, My Beef Tartare was over salted, but the beef itself had a wonderful creamy texture when I got bits without salt; everything else was, as usual, superlative.

We will be returning.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was amazing as was the special attention towards our birthday celebration

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fun, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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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