Great pub experience
This was our 6th time there. We loved it when we first visited just after it had opened, and were very excited when we found out that their new executive chef was a favorite of ours from another place. Then, about two months ago we went for dinner, noticed the food was mediocre and the service significantly off kilter and I asked to speak to our favorite chef and was told he was no longer there ( we had never had a bad meal at his prior place so I’m pretty confident the decline was not because of him and that his leaving was due to the decline). We figured we’d give it one more try this past week. BAD decision. We arrived with a reservation, were seated promptly....but then sat and sat and sat before anyone came to even take a drink order. I ordered a flight of 4 BEERS (as listed on the menu) and what arrived, prior to the wines that others ordered, instead of at the same time, were 2 beers and, without any prior notice, 2 CIDERS (something I don’t like and would not have ordered) it was placed on the table and before I had the opportunity to tell the server it was not what I ordered, and I didn’t want it, he was gone like a ghost. The rest of the meal was equally “off”. The chicken sandwich was mushy, not crispy as advertised and the accompanying fries warm and flaccid, not hot at all. The fish tacos flavorless. (Nope, impossible to get someone’s attention to correct the issue, i even had to ask 3 times just to get a single actual beer). With terrific places like Cactus Rose and Marly’s in such close proximity I can say we’ve given Craft 14 its last visit. A place that started with such promise has quickly and sadly declined
Korean buns and ricotta croquettes were both delicious and nicely presented. Hubby loved the burger with the fried egg. Order the Walk the Plank- passion fruit cocktail - delicious. Great place!
The food was excellent. Among our party we had the fish tacos, shrimp and grits, ramen soup, and 2 desserts, Portions were plenty. The noise level was quite high when we arrived around 7 pm. We’d go again but try to arrive later as the noise made conversation difficult.
What experience? Restaurant cancelled my reservation for New Year’s Day at 9 pm on New Year’s Eve even after having confirmed my reservation with the restaurant.
Nice bar with good cocktails and a good atmosphere! The menu has many options form small plates to full dinners. There is a wide variety of burgers to choose from. The service and the staff are very accommodating. The food is good but not great. I recommend getting a drink at the bar with friends and having small plates.
We went with a big group age range 11 to 50, including two vegetarians. Everyone was very happy with their food. The drink menu is good. Only downside is the noise. We had a speaker right over our table and it really was a bit too loud. But overall, a great time and we’ll definitely be back.
Good food and cocktails, the fried chicken and shrimp + grits were delicious. In general, the staff seemed nice but impersonal. Our server wasn’t very helpful and seemed more annoyed that he had to work on NYE. Also, we were seated right next to the window with 2 small children when it was very cold outside - and there was only 1 other party in the whole restaurant. I would go again though, because the food was worth it.
Great food, great service, portions a little on the small side.
A bit disappointed this time. Taste wasn’t quite there on the Salmon burger and the service was lacking as we were a bit invisible. Clam chowder, which has a hearty taste, missed the mark and the clam wasn’t cleaned (shell probably didn’t need to be in the soup). Surprised as our prior visit was very good and justified a very high rating. Perhaps this experience was an aberration so I wouldn’t rule it out as an option
Slow service. Seating located next to open kitchen Area which was unattractive and not pleasing to sit next to. There was a broom and food on the floor and a popcorn machine all of which was not nice to be near.
Made a reservation on OpenTable that morning. Three of our party of six showed up at 6pm and they didn't have the reservation. Had to prove we had it showing them our OpenTable email from earlier in the day. Crowded as hell. REALLY loud. People jammed into the bar like this was the only restaurant in the town (which it pretty much was). I arrived at 645pm with the rest of the group. We had called in our dinner order to be placed as we were running late. Food came out in decent time, but one entree at a time. Five minutes later, another entree. Five minutes later, another entree. The entire time we were there a waiter never approached our table. I did see food runners, but no waiters to be found. So three of us had tap water for beverages with our meals.
Three things come to mind:
1. Severely understaffed for the evening
2. Bad service means we are probably not coming back
3. Think of all the money they didn't make
Not sure how how well they are doing as a restaurant. Looks like they have the potential to do something with this place. Didn't see it tonight and they gave us no real reason to come back.
It is always really loud on Friday and Saturday nights. Waiter did not listen to any of my specific requests with my burger. I was unable to eat most of it due to the onions I specifically told him not to put on. The wait staff was not attentive and the meal was expensive.
Each menu selection, whether an appetizer or entree, was really enjoyable. Very good flavoring, ample portions and fresh ingredients made this a worthwhile choice. Would definitely repeat for a casual night of dining!
great experience, great service. cubano sandwich the best. cider on draft was amazing. will be back again
Our first time here and overall we were happy. The atmosphere was fun and great menu! We were there with two young kids and it was perfect. Our one complaint is that it took a very long time for our food to come out! It was crowded but not packed. When our food finally arrived it was warm (not hot).
The staff was so nice when we requested they turn down the music. So much better to enjoy the delicious food !!!
Second time here for lunch. Lunch special is a great deal. The food was delicious, nice dining room and outdoor seating, delightful servers made for a delightful dining experience with The exception of a pesky fly who would not leave us alone.