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Craft by Smoke and Fire - Arcadia, Arcadia, CA

Craft by Smoke and Fire - Arcadia

4.3
4.3
114 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
At Craft by Smoke and Fire, we see ourselves as more than a restaurant; our mission is to be a cornerstone in the community. A place where you can find great food made by great people. Craft by Smoke and Fire offers an emotional souvenir in every dish. Craft dishes, Craft cocktails and great entertainment. We don't just feed the body; we focus on the soul. Please note to serve more families in our community, every party has one hour and a half to dine at the table. Thank you again for choosing Craft Arcadia.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 461-5023

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 114 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

Noise • Moderate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Hot Spot

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Megan made our experience wonderful. Food was great plus wonderful cocktails.
  2. BT

    BobbyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time there. Our waitress Ashley was phenomenal! Food was great.
  3. S

    Stevie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food . Great service . Good environment. Awesome staff.
  4. VS

    ValerieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ashley the waitress was very pleasant and helpful. She provided us some complementary garlic bread while we waited for our food.
  5. JO

    JOELC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great. I ordered the brisket tacos. Taste was good but taco was too oily.
  6. EE

    EdE5

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That smash burger is awesome! And the pretzels 👍🏼. If you go to or order from the bar. Ask Drew for his recommendations. He can mix some great ones! Highly recommended.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service is always up to par here at Craft by Smoke and Fire. This was our second time at the restaurant but the first time at Arcadia, food was once again amazing and will definitely be going back when we are in town.
  8. KJ

    KevinJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is always supurb and the food is amaxing!!!
  9. T

    Tippy

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The website said they opened at 10:00AM but when I got there, I was told they open at 11:00AM.
  10. DJ

    DarylJ

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was my first time here and I enjoyed the food and the service. I will be back
  11. DA

    DiningAdventurer

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Great for meat lovers. The menu would be better if more vegetable sides were offered. Service was disorganized, and the kitchen needs to do a better job timing dishes so the food comes out together.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I booked this restaurant for my dad’s birthday dinner. We were seated promptly, our waitress was friendly, and the brisket was good. That was about the only positives I have for this place. The service was very slow, our drinks ended up coming out after the food. The food came out in piecemeal and my food was cold by the time the rest of the table was served. The Mac and cheese came out like it was just pulled from the refrigerator. The Turkey breast was dry and came with no sauce/juice. It was also disappointing that there was not even an acknowledgement of the birthday. I do not recommend this place, please bring back Woodranch.
  13. C

    Carlos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place. Staff is friendly Food is good Would possibly return
  14. M

    edwardM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made a reservation here on open table. When I walked in and told them I made a reservation I was seated promptly. Our server was very nice and checked on us timely. When I finished my drink without asking she came right over and brought me another. The food came at a reasonable time of waiting, no complaints. We ordered all the smoke platter and it was delicious. I will definitely be back here when I’m in town. Thank you for a great dinner experience.
  15. MP

    MarkP

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our food server was amazing, we love the garlic bread that was toasted to perfection. The brisket was tasty and tender.
  16. J

    Julie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! The food was superb and the staff couldn’t have been nicer.
  17. JM

    JackM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was our first time there ... the food was really good... the meats all had great flavor ... our server angie was awesome ... the only thing that was wrong ... was the bread pudding was a bit over done but it was still very good...
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing who ever served table 91 for 20+ guests on august 31 2022 did amazing and the server who was in training, she also did a great job (sorry forgot their names) food was fantastic would highly recommend the cast away drink, the big pretzel and the Brisket tacos
  19. N

    Nora

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food is great, however, the service wasn’t the best. I will say it was Saturday night, pretty busy.
  20. y

    yumyumyum

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Food was not very hot when they brought it to the table. The blue cheese cold slaw was more like eating just blue cheese. A different kind of barbeque than normal. My husband said the bathroom was not clean. Paper towels thrown on floor, some stalls lacking toilet paper.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Ordered the American Tour platter for 4 adults. Portions are on the smaller side and so are the sides. Meats are tasty but not enough.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and Drinks, most of of friendly service
  23. A

    Amber

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service, overall wonderful experience
  24. SW

    SusanW

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    My second time at this location. Both times the food was less than good. This time, I had the brisket grilled cheese. It was not grilled at all. Bread was cold and had never even seen the grill. The meat was enclosed in a cover of cheese, which was also cold. I deconstructed it to eat with a fork, but it was really hard to cut and chew. Fries were abundant, but also luke warm. Very dissapointed. My plate was full when we left. No one asked if we liked the food. Service was handled by 4 different people that obviosly did not ever talk to each other. Also, the noise level was out of control, as well as the hundred children running around without parental supervision. It will be difficult to even consider returning here or recommending to anyone.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with good size portions! Great place to enjoy with family and friends.
  26. EC

    ECOH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was our second time here, service was really good as usual and they gave us extra fries this time. But they messed up on my salad, instead of the creaser they gave me a mix salad, no big deal but was not what I ordered. Food is heavy but thats what you would expect at a meat BBQ place. Overall pretty good, will return when I want some good BBQ
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Like it but the food too salty.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a farewell for a colleague. We had fun. Food was awesome. Our server was excellent!
  29. CS

    ChristinaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Waited for over an hour for food because kitchen was backed up but place was not overly busy. Food wasn’t hot. My kid never got his food until we were ready to leave. Brisket tasted good I just wish it didn’t take so much time and was hot .
  30. e

    eweneekest

    Las Vegas

    36 reviews

    1.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We were so disappointed, our waiter kept forgetting I was gluten free after I told him several times, which I know is his lack of experience. But we couldn't forgive the fact that he never brought us utensils. We asked a server that was walking by after our food was delivered and he got us one napkin (for the two of us) and two forks. Our waiter finally came back over to check on us when we had finished half our dish. We let him know that we needed a second napkin and a knife, he told us the restaurant didn't have any utensils and would bring us another napkin and more water. He never did and we waited till long after we were able to finish the parts of our meal that we didn't need a knife to eat. As he was going to another table, we were able to flag him down for our check. The food was ok, but the server and service overshadowed everything.
  31. LG

    LisaG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Well… we have been here 4 times in the last 2 weeks… this will be our last time. We brought friends and how embarrassing. Started off with attempting to change reservations by phone and on line.. impossible… I called over 40 times in 2 days… non stop busy then called the other locations for some help.. they couldn’t help… I put a message on Yelp…. They didn’t read it. When we arrived they couldn’t accommodate our party. So they had us wait… we were told that they would set up a table in the patio. So we waited while they sat 2 other large parties that came in after us. One set of firefighters that certainly didn’t have reservations… and sat them immediately. I have family on the force so I appreciate but still rude.. so with reservations they had us wait over 25 minutes. Then the food came out extremely sporadic…. And cold. It was truly disappointing. We ordered the $160 family meal… we had ordered the same meal the last 3 times and this time we got 1/2 the food.. they were out of brisket… didn’t bother to mention… so we had to bring it up… our sides came out well after the meal and some not at all. We spent almost $250 and went home extremely disappointed. We won’t be back. Basically they couldn’t care less about us. Far different experience than the last 3 times. Not interested in another time.
  32. LE

    LENK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. We visited on a Saturday night, which was bustling. Luckily I made reservations the day before and was seated about 5mins after checking in with the host. The food was amazing and generously portioned. You definitely get bang for your buck. Usually at busy restaurants, the food or service suffers. Not here or with my experience. I’m happy to rave about this place to friends and family. Can’t wait to come back.
  33. FG

    FernandoG

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. Good service just a bit loud.The BBQ was tender and had good flavor.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made some great recommendations: potato salad was like homemade and the grits were great. The beef short rib was big and flavorful and easily shared. The overall quality of the meats was superb! We had a New York steak, pastrami, lamb, brisket and the great short rib. Everything was wonderful! All of the meat was tender and flavorful. The overall quality is better than Lucille’s which tends to be greasy. The meat here was not greasy. Just wish you’d add beef ribs to the menu, though the beef short rib was great! Our party of 4 will definitely return!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very unique ways of preparing bbq. Food was good. Service was great! Parking was horrible. Had to walk almost 1/4 mile, but is was worth the walk.
  36. MM

    MichaelM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sharmaine was lots of help and very nice, ask to sit in her section she’ll help you out
  37. LG

    LisaG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    First, the food is fantastic, the ambiance is great and I love the restaurant. We had a problem this last time.... This was our 3rd visit in a week...obviously we like it....but...I had requested a table....there was 6 of us....we were seated at a booth and I reminded the gentleman that I had requested a table when making the reservation. He basically ignored me and walked away. I went back up to the hostess desk and informed them of the same request. They were overwhelmed and by the time they could even get around to paying attention, the waitress had brought drinks and complimentary garlic bread. They finally were able to move us and instead of helping us, she told us to get our stuff and let's go. It was irritating. I will still go back, but I will put my requests in bold from now on and remind the staff of my requests when I walk into the restaurant.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time coming in and the place spectacular also the food was delicious. I couldnt wait to return with family members to have them try some good fire bbq.
  39. VL

    VanessaL

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    3 people didn’t get their food Sides came out after 20 mins of the meal The bill was wrong We got plastic silverware and paper napkins that we waited 15 mins for and the table next to us had linen and silverware We never got drinks we ordered Charged wrong for our bill. Waiting for the bank statement to assure it was fixed. Worst service like you would see in a funny movie.
  40. GD

    GDavid

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Had good recommendations from friends. Got seated right away. Server ignored us for 20 minutes. Needed stop a random server to get drinks. Food service was slow. Once served food tasted good. Will not go back anytime soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Craft by Smoke and Fire - Arcadia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 461-5023.

Craft by Smoke and Fire - Arcadia is rated 4.3 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Craft by Smoke and Fire - Arcadia

400 S Baldwin Ave Arcadia California, 91007-1900 United States, Arcadia, CA 91007-1900

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Arcadia

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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