Craft & Commerce

4.8
318 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Taxidermy & old books line the walls of this hip gastropub, serving seasonal eats & craft cocktails.
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San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We love the fire pit on the table, which added a warm ambiance and decor was fun.

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EP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super fun place to eat downtown! It has a really cool atmosphere!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! Anton the GM is 100 % class
Will recommend this place to all thanks again for everything!

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M
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service for a group of 6 after a conference meeting

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KA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place, food and service., can't wait to come back again.

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R
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat- the burger is elite. But for the love of god, please bring back the chicken fried quail and paper jack macaroni and cheese. PLEASE.

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MN
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and great service. My birthday was fantastic and we were well taken care of!

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CD
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Really delicious food. Everything we tried was amazing. Korean Chicken Wings, Pear Salad, Adobada Chicken Soup, and Garlic Half-Chicken. The menu was perfect - not too many choices - they obviously narrowed it down to the best of the best. Beer selection also very good. They happily accommodated our desire to share everything. My only complaint is we made reservations for what turned out to be a fairly cold evening and we basically sat outdoors in sub-50 degree weather with no way of properly keeping us or our food warm. So that part was miserable. Even the people sitting at the fire-pit tables were shivering in their sweatshirts and jackets. Make sure you go when it is reasonably warm because the whole place is open-air.

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ST
Galway
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our date night out here! It was a bit chilly, and they had all the windows open, which we didn't mind, but if we didn't have proper jackets/attire it would have been uncomfortable. Other than that, the service was fast and professional, the ambiance was really neat and it was a lively Friday night. We also had reservations to enjoy drinks at their speakeasy attached called False Idol and they were nice enough to get us in a little earlier since we were done with dinner faster than anticipated. Will be coming back with friends in the future!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Our party of 6 was celebrating a birthday. All of our food was great except one. It was oversmoked! But when we notified our waitress, they offered us a replacement. Aside from this hiccups, we had ana amazing time and plan to come back. Especially for False idol!

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CE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I rarely give such universal high praise to restaurants/bars because nobody's perfect, right?
Nope, Craft & Commerce was perfect.
I easily made an online reservation, and when I arrived a little early without the half of my 'party' I expected to wait, but the hostess was not only super friendly and professional but she already had my table ready and seated me right away. In fact, everyone on the staff that I interacted with was incredibly friendly and efficient.
I booked this place for the decor/ambiance and because I planned on going to False Idol afterwards, but it far exceeded my expectations. It wasn't too loud or awkwardly quiet either. The menu had healthy options that didn't taste like punishment and if I had wanted to break the diet, they had options for that too!

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OT
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Loved the food. Beef cheeks with gnocchi were outstanding. But like so many restaurants, it’s so loud that conversation is nearly impossible. Wait staff tries to be helpful, but can’t be heard over the noise. By the end of the meal, it felt like we’d been tortured. Too many restaurants are like this.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent drinks and food, enthusiastic and friendly staff. I strongly recommend this and all other Consortium Holdings locations... Some of the coolest restaurants and bars I've ever been to!

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SC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful cocktails. I just wish people wouldn't bring their children to a nice, sophisticated place like this.

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Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great choice of drinks, service was impeccable and very reasonably priced. I’d recommend this place without hesitation!

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VC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing style and food! Korean
BBQ wings - wow!!! Eastern Prospector cocktail - refreshing and original. Definitely returing.

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ES
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Craft and Commerce was a great choice for a late Saturday night dinner with two friends in town. The drinks are very creative and a great value and the food is so delicious and easily shared among everyone at the table.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cool vibe. Good food. Little loud for a first date but overall super fun. Be sure to check out the hidden speakeasy!

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R
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, especially like False Idol. Menu is a bit limited, but everything we ordered was really good.

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b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere fantastic

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DW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Becca is amazing!!! She remembered us from last time and had a great personality!

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K
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were a party of 6, had reservations and we were seated outside in on the patio. It had a heater in the middle of the table, but it was so windy that night that it didn't heat the 6 of us. Unfortunately the women in our party had to wear their jackets as it was just to cold. We were offered a table inside at the common table but that would require us to eat with others and we were there a special time to be with ourselves. This is a casual place that has a good bar scene with meal service and is a very lively place. The Fried Chicken and Pork Lions were very good. The Flat Iron steak was ordered Medium and it came our Rare Rare. Unfortunately it came out well after the other dishes were served and then the server didn't show up for 15 to 20 minutes to see how the meal was. By that time it was just sent back as we had another place to go. It was removed from our bill, but my wife didn't have anything to eat other than the appetizers. Even with all this we liked Craft and Commerce but I think it they need to provide a better option when it is cold and windy. It would also be a good idea staff the restaurant a little better to handle the tables.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious

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L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Great bar and servers. Tiki bar is a lot of fun. Try the fries chicken

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AH
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

we are regulars and my husband booked a business dinner for a conference and the service was very slow. I know that is not the usual. Food always great and we love the staff.

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D
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was delicious, the staff solicitous, but the problem is that even with nifty rolled blankets on each seat with the open "walls" it is really, really cold in the late afternoon and early evening. Hard to fully enjoy dinner when part of you wants to shiver. Heat lamps in the ceiling might help.

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m
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was a little slow to return to our table but the food and drinks were excellent. We went when it was cold outside and we’re quite cold as most of the seating is outside but they kindly offered us blankets. Would definitely recommend going on a warmer night.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy Hour is amazing

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M
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Craft & Commerce offers amazing cocktails and delicious food in a delightfully unique venue. It is the perfect place to bring out of town guests so that they can see what a rad place San Diego is!

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LJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The brunch and coffee was amazing. We could have used maybe 2 more check ins for coffee refills and to clear our dirty plates. Waitress was sweet but we had to ask a few different people for coffee and they didn’t clear our dirty plate until they brought the check. But - delicious food and ambiance!

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KM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious cocktails, friendly servers, every food item we had was well thought out and tasty. Got there about 40 minutes early for a 7:30p reservation and sat at the bar while we waited, then ended up at a great table tucked away by the window. Everyone was courteous and professional. We had a great experience and will be back!

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TB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fire pit tables look very cozy, but make conversations across the table challenging.

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious except the portions to share were a bit small.

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j
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the drinks and food!!! Was a bit disappointed when some of the food didn’t show up. Although our server took care of is on the bill It was disappointing. Also sad there was no acknowledgement of my birthday.

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HH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Looking forward to going back!!

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W
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy coming here as their menu is creative and original. I think that I what brings people in. You are not having the same old thing. You can experience something you would not have elsewhere. The atmosphere is eclectic, outdoorsy and fun. To add to that they have a really nice wait staff. What's not to like!

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MB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing per the usual

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M
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fun servers, great ambiance!!

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JT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to try a new place, what a major find! Great food, great location, great food and the service was fast and friendly. The bloody Mary, Whoo Hoo!!! I recommend this new find to all who ask and will continue to share the best time my daughter and I had in a long time!!!

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