Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails

4.7
164 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Ranked one of the best new bars in NYC, Handcraft NYC offers modern and innovative comfort food and specialty cocktails in a relaxed setting. Our mission is to bring excitement and innovation to American comfort food classics and to the bar experience. Step through our doors and feel the salvaged and recycled materials hinting at the history of an earlier time when things were handcrafted with pride and respect.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 164 people are saying
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JosephE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stopped before a show, very enjoyable all around!!

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Sonia
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very helpful and accommodating for a surprise guest on our reservation and even had space to keep their luggage in the back!

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AshleyH
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Loved the food here!! Amazing brunch— chicken & waffles was amazing and the hash was good as well. Mimosas were $12 for one or unlimited for $25 — kind of a lot so there’s better places for drinking. The waitress was a little bit rude … we even had to ask for more water twice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a spot to watch the football games look no further. Got there during brunch so the menu was on point and bottomless drinks were on target. Price for all was very affordable. You won’t break the bank on this. The staff were very welcoming and are very eager to please their customers. I would totally come back again!

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Clbc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great happy hour deals, plenty of outdoor seating to accommodate groups.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A must add to your Sunday brunch spot list. Mimosas and bloody’s were amaze and Karlea is an awesome server!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Great food, really slow service was our biggest issue

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was insane!! Great happy hour and runs 7 days a week - the frose was so good. Food was also amazing highly recommend the mac n cheese and the cauliflower bites which are 2 for $16. Overall so fun good vibes and in a great area!!!

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vipGeneO
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Arrived late afternoon avoided any rush. Sat inside.

Service was attentive without being intrusive. Draft beer selections leaned heavily in favor of IPAs. The porter selection wad drinkable but not inspiring

The BBQ chicken was decent. The nachos and order of fries were good.

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Rach
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Really good food and drinks. Service was mediocre and I had to ask several times for my server to come.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friends and I had a great time at Handcraft! Really interesting and yummy cocktails and great food as well. It was a bit noisy both inside and outside but overall a really pleasant atmosphere and the perfect place to go for a fun evening.

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ChristopherN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Their new drink menu is amazing! I highly recommend visiting!

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Sonny
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We sat at the bar. The staff was very nice and attentive. The latin bartender knew just the right cocktails to make for us and they were outstanding. Do not let him go. The bang bang cauliflower could use a lot less sweetness. By the time we got half-way down the chinese container, it became overwhelmingly sweet. Also, just serve it on a dish, save some trees. The nachos were just ok. The steakburger was the best part of the meal. I recommend that over their regular burger. It's so flavorful that you don't need any additional sauce on it. The place is lively and very loud during happy hour up front, so don't expect to be able to hear your guest. If you want more intimacy and less noise, ask for a table in the back. It's also A LOT cooler back there during these NYC heat waves. We were still sweating up front sitting at the bar for 3 hours. I'd come back for the bartendar's cocktails and the steakburger.

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emily
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my boyfriend and i came in last night for my birthday. we had a great time, drinks were strong and delicious, service was awesome and food was so good. i’m vegetarian and my boyfriend is a picky eater so we have a hard time finding places we can both eat. the bang bang cauliflower was SO GOOD, he enjoyed the whiskey bbq wings too, and the nachos!! great experience, and we received complimentary birthday shots! had such a lovely time, can’t wait to go back again.

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vipNytitan
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Mac and cheese
Cauliflower
Excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour was great! $30 margarita pitcher and 2 for $14 appetizers were perfect.

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NYCRocks
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The wait staff was nice, we got to switch from indoor to outdoor. The outdoor was nice but the speakers with the music was a bit too loud and the fan didn't work. The food and drink came in good timing. The food (chicken and waffles) and drink (Mimosa) tasted great. I really wanted a Bellini but it wasn't available. I would definitely go again though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun brunch!

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AuntieA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Went for a Sunday brunch with my coworkers. Drinks and food are so so. It took quite sometimes for food to be delivered (an hour?) so we all were starving. Our waitress was super nice tho!

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EvaF
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everything was great except that there were chili peppers on my avocado toast, which wasn't in the description on the menu. They make me very sick so I had to scrape off a lot of the avocado.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. Good music. Service was a bit on the slower side

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PjayT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Ambiance and music was great but service was awful. Drinks we ordered were disgusting and it took 10 minutes every time for our waitress to come back to our table just for a simple request.. poor service and I probably wouldn’t go back :/

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Michael
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The environment was great, awesome music, staff was friendly. Food was a bit bland, could use some seasoning.

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Disappointed28
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente service great food and amazing drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so incredibly fun and the food was delicious! Highly recommend for brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was so great but did take awhile! They were super pet friendly which was nice but had to order our next round.

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vipEmilyK
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We went on a Friday night and sat outdoors. Every table was packed and it was very loud, especially because we were off of a busy street and they had music playing with speakers all over. We felt like we were almost yelling to hear each other across the table. The food was pretty good, and the drinks were delicious. The service was pretty slow though. We wanted to order a second round, but the server didn’t come back for almost an hour and we decided to get the check and leave instead. I would like to return on a less busy night as I’m sure it would be more enjoyable, but despite the crowds and noise it was still pretty good.

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MichelleY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Was not at all expecting what it was.. they had a DJ who played awesome music the place was packed inside and out. Very young vibes. Although there wasn’t to many servers they brought everything out on time.. food was awesome and drinks were awesome. I would definitely recommend

Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on April 12, 2021

So happy to hear you found us and got to enjoy your experience! Thank you for the feedback! Be sure to check us out for Happy Hour 4-7 Daily.

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vipeghd
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great deal for lunch. I imagine fun place for a few drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun! Great bites, fun ambiance

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Ethan
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Huge asset to the neighborhood. Help them survive this tough time!

Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on February 26, 2021

Thanks so much for the positive review. We really love being a part of the neighborhood! Come back and check us out for happy hour 4-7 EVERYDAY!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boozy Brunch! Heated outdoor seating, proper COVID precautions and great food. I definitely recommend them for brunch!

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ErinA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome service and fun time! We were able to enjoy the bottomless brunch and not feel super rushed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Food was just ok but great vibe and energy.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.. service was excellent!

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JuliannaV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time!! Reservations were easy, we had a seat outside and they had really great music playing from the DJ inside, definitely more upbeat and fun if you’re looking for that. The happy hour special was perfect for our group. 2 for 1 food items and the drinks were so great as well. The service was also GREAT. coming back!!!

Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks so much for the review! Were so happy to hear everyone enjoyed. We have our DJ every Friday and Saturday night! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I surprised my wife for Valentine’s Day by taking her to a restaurant that neither of us have been to and I’m soooooo glad we chose Handcraft Kitchen. First of all the service was second to none. We probably got checked on by everyone that was working that evening and everyone was pleasant. The bottomless drinks were great and the Mac and cheese and the CHICKEN AND WAFFLES!!! Sweet baby Jesus it was good. Hands down an amazing experience.

Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on February 15, 2021

Were so happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed your Valentines brunch! Thanks for the stellar review! Make sure to come back and see us for Happy Hour 4-7 Everyday with discount drinks and food specials. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Happy hour drinks are very reasonable

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Fried chicken sandwich was the best

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LaurenF
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food and service. Highly recommend going here.

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Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.7 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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