Craft

★★★★☆
  • 43 E. 19th St.

    New York, NY 10003

    Cross street: nr. Park Ave. South

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  • 212-780-0880

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Excellent steak. Good service. Noisy

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★★★☆☆

Excellent steak. Good service. Noisy

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Top notch! My wife (a chef herself) and I were blown-away by every dish and every aspect of our dining experience here. We will be back again and again.

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★★★☆☆

Top notch! My wife (a chef herself) and I were blown-away by every dish and every aspect of our dining experience here. We will be back again and again.

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I've been to the Craft in Vegas, and I have to say the one in Vegas is better. I love the atmosphere that's almost like a tone down version of Gotham Bar and Grill, another fave or mine. I recommend the scallops. They only give you

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★★★★☆

I've been to the Craft in Vegas, and I have to say the one in Vegas is better. I love the atmosphere that's almost like a tone down version of Gotham Bar and Grill, another fave or mine. I recommend the scallops. They only give you

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Not having been here in a while, it's hard to review, but judging from the last time I was here it was marvelous.

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★★★☆☆

Not having been here in a while, it's hard to review, but judging from the last time I was here it was marvelous.

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I kept hearing that Craft is casual of sorts, and it does have that general sense throughout my dining experience, the only exception being our main waiter who at times acted too formal and stoic to make my party casually comfortable.

The food was mostly great, with a combination of FANTASTIC dishes (particularly the braised halibut and butternut risotto) and other average dishes (scallops and ravioli). Yes, the prices are on the higher end, but that's just what you're getting into from the get-go. Overall, do recommend to others, primarily because of the food.

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★★★☆☆

I kept hearing that Craft is casual of sorts, and it does have that general sense throughout my dining experience, the only exception being our main waiter who at times acted too formal and stoic to make my party casually comfortable.

The food was mostly great, with a combination of FANTASTIC dishes (particularly the braised halibut and butternut risotto) and other average dishes (scallops and ravioli). Yes, the prices are on the higher end, but that's just what you're getting into from the get-go. Overall, do recommend to others, primarily because of the food.

Pros: Food

Cons: service

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I must say I was expecting more out this place. With all of the accolades and the price, I wanted to be blown away. We were placed in a back corner table, and right next us was another couple. I hate it when the seat tables too close that you can hear each others full conversations.

The waiter wasn't very friendly at all. I thought at this type of establishment, bad service was just about impossible. He didn't help us with selections.

I got the duck which was yummy and made me realize I really like duck. Michael got the steak and it was good too. It has been a couple of month so I can't remember everything, but I wouldn't recommend the place due to the price and other things.

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★★☆☆☆

I must say I was expecting more out this place. With all of the accolades and the price, I wanted to be blown away. We were placed in a back corner table, and right next us was another couple. I hate it when the seat tables too close that you can hear each others full conversations.

The waiter wasn't very friendly at all. I thought at this type of establishment, bad service was just about impossible. He didn't help us with selections.

I got the duck which was yummy and made me realize I really like duck. Michael got the steak and it was good too. It has been a couple of month so I can't remember everything, but I wouldn't recommend the place due to the price and other things.

Pros: Duck

Cons: cramped table, rude waiter

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I have found the place I want my final meal to take place at- Craft. It was an unforgettable dining experience. The space is gorgeous-dimly lit, high ceilings. The tables are huge so you may have to lean in to hear your dining companions, but really once the food comes out, there isn't much to talk about. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. We started with a pasta that had duck and was really good. It was a nice portion size for the price. Four our entree we had the short ribs, halibut, and potatoes gratin. The short ribs were hands down the best food of the night and really the best thing I had eaten in a long time. They were supremely flavorful, tender and we could not get enough. The halibut was tasty but it was hard to come close to the short ribs. The potatoes gratin were a nice accompaniment to the meal. For dessert we had chocolate chip bread pudding which was warm and a nice ending to our meal. The manager came over and was extremely pleasant. While it does add up, its perfect for a special occassion. I can't wait to save up and return.

2
★★★★★

I have found the place I want my final meal to take place at- Craft. It was an unforgettable dining experience. The space is gorgeous-dimly lit, high ceilings. The tables are huge so you may have to lean in to hear your dining companions, but really once the food comes out, there isn't much to talk about. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. We started with a pasta that had duck and was really good. It was a nice portion size for the price. Four our entree we had the short ribs, halibut, and potatoes gratin. The short ribs were hands down the best food of the night and really the best thing I had eaten in a long time. They were supremely flavorful, tender and we could not get enough. The halibut was tasty but it was hard to come close to the short ribs. The potatoes gratin were a nice accompaniment to the meal. For dessert we had chocolate chip bread pudding which was warm and a nice ending to our meal. The manager came over and was extremely pleasant. While it does add up, its perfect for a special occassion. I can't wait to save up and return.

Pros: short ribs

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I have been to Craft Bar right around the corner and I cant wait to try Craft, supposedly the higher end of the Craft Empire. It def impressed me.

My girlfriend and I ordered Stinging Nettle Agnoletti, which tastes like spinach dumplings. It is crispy outside and creamy inside. For entree, I got the Monkfish wrapped in Bacon and she ordered their pan-seared scallops. I was very happy with the monkfish; the texture is very similar to lobster and the combination of that and bacon is marriage in heaven.

The scallops are tender and flavorful as well.

Then we decided to go all out and try the dessert as well. Our waiter recommended their home-made doughnuts. They came in a small bowl and is sufficient for more than 2 people to share. These doughnuts are fluffy and sweet and are paired with chocolate and lemon dips.

Overall, the food is amazing and the service is just superb. I think our bill came out to be around $100 with tips. It is a little pricey but definitely tasty.

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★★★★☆

I have been to Craft Bar right around the corner and I cant wait to try Craft, supposedly the higher end of the Craft Empire. It def impressed me.

My girlfriend and I ordered Stinging Nettle Agnoletti, which tastes like spinach dumplings. It is crispy outside and creamy inside. For entree, I got the Monkfish wrapped in Bacon and she ordered their pan-seared scallops. I was very happy with the monkfish; the texture is very similar to lobster and the combination of that and bacon is marriage in heaven.

The scallops are tender and flavorful as well.

Then we decided to go all out and try the dessert as well. Our waiter recommended their home-made doughnuts. They came in a small bowl and is sufficient for more than 2 people to share. These doughnuts are fluffy and sweet and are paired with chocolate and lemon dips.

Overall, the food is amazing and the service is just superb. I think our bill came out to be around $100 with tips. It is a little pricey but definitely tasty.

Pros: Delicious and great atmosphere

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I love the atmosphere of this place and everyone dresses casual in this classy environment. The downfall is it is kind of expensive for small portions and honestly the ravioli was kind of mushy. BUT the restaurant redeemed itself with its fudge brownie and ice cream dessert. YUM!

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★★★☆☆

I love the atmosphere of this place and everyone dresses casual in this classy environment. The downfall is it is kind of expensive for small portions and honestly the ravioli was kind of mushy. BUT the restaurant redeemed itself with its fudge brownie and ice cream dessert. YUM!

Pros: Cool atmosphere, great dessert, yummy breadsticks

Cons: Soggy ravioli

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The staff was professional, but welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The ambiance was lively, but not overwhelming. Outstanding wine list, but it trended towards the expensive side.
The food was top-notch and really made this a place worth checking. The big-eye tuna app was obviously fresh and perfectly portioned. The aged, corn-fed steaks were tastey and prepared just as requested & expected.
The meal was topped off with an excellent selection of deserts including a "customizable" portion allowing me to build exactly what I wanted. I'd recommend the banana upside-down cake with the banana sorbet.
This place is flexible enough for a date or a good night out with 3-4 friends.

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★★★★★

The staff was professional, but welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The ambiance was lively, but not overwhelming. Outstanding wine list, but it trended towards the expensive side.
The food was top-notch and really made this a place worth checking. The big-eye tuna app was obviously fresh and perfectly portioned. The aged, corn-fed steaks were tastey and prepared just as requested & expected.
The meal was topped off with an excellent selection of deserts including a "customizable" portion allowing me to build exactly what I wanted. I'd recommend the banana upside-down cake with the banana sorbet.
This place is flexible enough for a date or a good night out with 3-4 friends.

Pros: Outstanding Steak, Wide Selection, Top Quality

Cons: Could easily become pricey

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The roasted foie gras was delightful! Smooth as butter, slightly juicy, and melted in my mouth. The Jerusalem artichokes were excellent, crispy on the outside and tender inside. Beef Short rib was fabulous; tender, feel apart easily and caramelized well on top.
All around a nice restaurant and great experience. The waitstaff was attentive and knowledgable, friendly but not interruptive.

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★★★★★

The roasted foie gras was delightful! Smooth as butter, slightly juicy, and melted in my mouth. The Jerusalem artichokes were excellent, crispy on the outside and tender inside. Beef Short rib was fabulous; tender, feel apart easily and caramelized well on top.
All around a nice restaurant and great experience. The waitstaff was attentive and knowledgable, friendly but not interruptive.

Pros: food, service, location

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Chef Colicchio would be well served paying some attention to what's going on in his own kitchen before dispensing advice to aspiring chefs. First, despite our reservations three weeks in advance, they tried to stick us in the bar area immediately in front of the entrance. Rolled their eyes when we insisted we wanted a NORMAL table in the dining room. My husband's roasted foie gras was spectacular. My quail was practically still moving it was so rare. I called the waiter over and asked him to have it cooked through, explaining that I am pregnant and cannot eat undercooked meat. The quail came back five minutes later, still undercooked and, this time around, luke warm. Just let go of that one and waited patiently for my main course, the braised short rib. Mediocre at best, but passable. My husband's aged steak? Also bordering on raw. I mean we both normally like our steaks medium rare, but this steak barely had anything resembling a sear on the outside and was completely uncooked in the center. Moreover, the sear looked like the minimal degree of cooking done to the steak was performed in a poorly warmed electric stove--it was pale brown and unattractive. It arrived without a steak knife--in a delusional hope, I guess, that the meat was tender enough to be cut with a bread knife. Well, it wasn't. After a few unsuccessful attempts to flag down the waitress, we finally grabbed a busboy and asked for a steak knife. After some bewildered staring, he sent someone else over to clarify what we wanted. Finally, they set one down next to MY plate. My pommes puree were the consistency of a cream soup--too liquid to be eaten with a fork. The potato gnocchi side came in a pool of almost solidifed butter, was sticky, rather unsavory looking and tasted of garlic and, remotely, of something sweet. Not in the good way.... The trumpet mushrooms were good. The rest--bad! Dont blame the recession for bad business! Fix the restaurant!

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★☆☆☆☆

Chef Colicchio would be well served paying some attention to what's going on in his own kitchen before dispensing advice to aspiring chefs. First, despite our reservations three weeks in advance, they tried to stick us in the bar area immediately in front of the entrance. Rolled their eyes when we insisted we wanted a NORMAL table in the dining room. My husband's roasted foie gras was spectacular. My quail was practically still moving it was so rare. I called the waiter over and asked him to have it cooked through, explaining that I am pregnant and cannot eat undercooked meat. The quail came back five minutes later, still undercooked and, this time around, luke warm. Just let go of that one and waited patiently for my main course, the braised short rib. Mediocre at best, but passable. My husband's aged steak? Also bordering on raw. I mean we both normally like our steaks medium rare, but this steak barely had anything resembling a sear on the outside and was completely uncooked in the center. Moreover, the sear looked like the minimal degree of cooking done to the steak was performed in a poorly warmed electric stove--it was pale brown and unattractive. It arrived without a steak knife--in a delusional hope, I guess, that the meat was tender enough to be cut with a bread knife. Well, it wasn't. After a few unsuccessful attempts to flag down the waitress, we finally grabbed a busboy and asked for a steak knife. After some bewildered staring, he sent someone else over to clarify what we wanted. Finally, they set one down next to MY plate. My pommes puree were the consistency of a cream soup--too liquid to be eaten with a fork. The potato gnocchi side came in a pool of almost solidifed butter, was sticky, rather unsavory looking and tasted of garlic and, remotely, of something sweet. Not in the good way.... The trumpet mushrooms were good. The rest--bad! Dont blame the recession for bad business! Fix the restaurant!

Pros: Good chocolate chip muffins as parting gift

Cons: Food, ambience, service

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I guess Tom is too busy at Top Chef he forgets to judge his own restaurant. The food was good but didn't meet expectations. Most of all, the food didn't even look appetizing. It looked as if the food was thrown on the plate and served. Waitstaff was good but had little management. I saw them laughing and conversating about guests. Very Unproffessional. For the $ I would spend $60 more and dine at a 4 star restaurant. Where they consider their customers King.

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★★★☆☆

I guess Tom is too busy at Top Chef he forgets to judge his own restaurant. The food was good but didn't meet expectations. Most of all, the food didn't even look appetizing. It looked as if the food was thrown on the plate and served. Waitstaff was good but had little management. I saw them laughing and conversating about guests. Very Unproffessional. For the $ I would spend $60 more and dine at a 4 star restaurant. Where they consider their customers King.

Pros: Exotic Menu. Quail, Pheasant, Escargot (Fantastic),

Cons: Appearance of food, Less than immaculate bathrooms

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Everything was great. The wait staff was very polite, and were patient with our lack of food knowledge. All of the food that we ate was worth the price. The food was all cooked to perfection, and was very tasty. The wait times were all reasonable. Best yet, we got free complimentary muffins on the way out! The check can get pricey, but is absolutely worth the cost.

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★★★★★

Everything was great. The wait staff was very polite, and were patient with our lack of food knowledge. All of the food that we ate was worth the price. The food was all cooked to perfection, and was very tasty. The wait times were all reasonable. Best yet, we got free complimentary muffins on the way out! The check can get pricey, but is absolutely worth the cost.

Pros: Great wait staff, great food, good atmosphere

Cons: Meals can get pricey

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This was the best meal I've ever had. Everything was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend the bacon and the short ribs.

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★★★★★

This was the best meal I've ever had. Everything was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend the bacon and the short ribs.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere.

Cons: Super pricey, but worth it.

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both of us ordered the fish and we both had issues with it. I got the cod, she got the black bass...stay away from ordering the fish. everything else was very good and well worth the high price. this place is pretty uppity but polite. the tables are very spacious.

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★★★★☆

both of us ordered the fish and we both had issues with it. I got the cod, she got the black bass...stay away from ordering the fish. everything else was very good and well worth the high price. this place is pretty uppity but polite. the tables are very spacious.

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Dec. 3 The woman who was taking the reservations was abrupt and rude. I guess she looks down on answering the phone. If that's how potential guests are treated, I'd be crazy to go there. Hope she's in a better mood when you call. Some people have never heard of the words recession and unemployment.

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★☆☆☆☆

Dec. 3 The woman who was taking the reservations was abrupt and rude. I guess she looks down on answering the phone. If that's how potential guests are treated, I'd be crazy to go there. Hope she's in a better mood when you call. Some people have never heard of the words recession and unemployment.

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Tried the Tasting Menu Last Night- 110.00 per person. Started with a Raw Scallop dish that was tossed in Olive Oil that was bad. Didn't eat it. Third course in, we had the Scotish Hen- they sent it out raw. There is a difference between raw and rare. I took one bite and had to put it out into my napking. My girlfriend was revolted by the taste and could not eat from that point forward. We asked to stop the tasting menu dead in the track from there and ordered the Sirloin for Two- unacceptable quality of meat! We drank some delicious wine and the service at the bar was nice and very accomidating to us. Check was over $1000 bucks (mostly on wine) and my girlfriend and I went to bed drunk and with empty stomachs.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tried the Tasting Menu Last Night- 110.00 per person. Started with a Raw Scallop dish that was tossed in Olive Oil that was bad. Didn't eat it. Third course in, we had the Scotish Hen- they sent it out raw. There is a difference between raw and rare. I took one bite and had to put it out into my napking. My girlfriend was revolted by the taste and could not eat from that point forward. We asked to stop the tasting menu dead in the track from there and ordered the Sirloin for Two- unacceptable quality of meat! We drank some delicious wine and the service at the bar was nice and very accomidating to us. Check was over $1000 bucks (mostly on wine) and my girlfriend and I went to bed drunk and with empty stomachs.

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I kept hearing that Craft is casual of sorts, and it does have that general sense throughout my dining experience, the only exception being our main waiter who at times acted too formal and stoic to make my party casually comfortable.

The food was mostly great, with a combination of FANTASTIC dishes (particularly the braised halibut and butternut risotto) and other average dishes (scallops and ravioli). Yes, the prices are on the higher end, but that's just what you're getting into from the get-go. Overall, do recommend to others, primarily because of the food.

2
★★★★☆

I kept hearing that Craft is casual of sorts, and it does have that general sense throughout my dining experience, the only exception being our main waiter who at times acted too formal and stoic to make my party casually comfortable.

The food was mostly great, with a combination of FANTASTIC dishes (particularly the braised halibut and butternut risotto) and other average dishes (scallops and ravioli). Yes, the prices are on the higher end, but that's just what you're getting into from the get-go. Overall, do recommend to others, primarily because of the food.

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We went to Craft night for my wife's birthday. We had a reservation for 5:30 pm and were promptly seated.

We ordered our food and honestly it wasn't up to the standards of an episode of Top Chef.

I ordered a steak that was supposed to be medium well. The steak I got was a fatty poor cut of meat - it was unevenly cooked - with parts of it overcooked and rubbery - that steak could have been used to re-sole my shoes.

I also had ordered the cavatelli with ricotta and sweet market peppers - what I was served was not cavatelli and had neither ricotta nor peppers. It was served in a very nice presentation, but overall mediocre and unimpressive.

My wife ordered the zucchini ravioli - a very tasty dish but a very small serving.

The side dishes we ordered were over-seasoned and salty - I've had better side dishes at Boston Market.

The desserts were also a mixed bag: the chocolate souffle was very good, but my peanut butter semifreddo was surprisingly salty - but lacked a good counterbalance - yuck!

When we got our check we were shocked (the price was so high for barely adequate food -- a total rip off).
There are much better restaurants in NYC - try del posto instead.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Craft night for my wife's birthday. We had a reservation for 5:30 pm and were promptly seated.

We ordered our food and honestly it wasn't up to the standards of an episode of Top Chef.

I ordered a steak that was supposed to be medium well. The steak I got was a fatty poor cut of meat - it was unevenly cooked - with parts of it overcooked and rubbery - that steak could have been used to re-sole my shoes.

I also had ordered the cavatelli with ricotta and sweet market peppers - what I was served was not cavatelli and had neither ricotta nor peppers. It was served in a very nice presentation, but overall mediocre and unimpressive.

My wife ordered the zucchini ravioli - a very tasty dish but a very small serving.

The side dishes we ordered were over-seasoned and salty - I've had better side dishes at Boston Market.

The desserts were also a mixed bag: the chocolate souffle was very good, but my peanut butter semifreddo was surprisingly salty - but lacked a good counterbalance - yuck!

When we got our check we were shocked (the price was so high for barely adequate food -- a total rip off).
There are much better restaurants in NYC - try del posto instead.

Pros: great service

Cons: horrible food and bad value for the price

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My husband and I were in New York for the weekend and wanted to go someplace special for dinner. We regrettably chose Craft. The overall experience was disappointing with the exception of a couple of bright spots. The hostesses were very nice, the bar was quick, the Bloodless Mary was great and you can be happy sitting at one of Dale's tables. However, the food was mediocre at best, especially considering the ownership. Our Sucrine Salad with pickled egg was completely bland and lacking of taste. The servers tout the dishes as being "large family-style", but this is not the case. Our delicious Roasted Cauliflower side was hardly enough for 1 person & the Day Boat Diver Scallops entree provided 3 small/ medium sized scallops. Our sirloin was cooked properly, but seemed to be a less than stellar cut of meat since it was like chewing on an old shoe. The Gratin potatoes were basically a milky liquid mess without any flavor. Throughout the meal we politely commented to our server (Elliott) about our dissatisfactions, to which he would reply "oh" or "ok, well I am sorry to hear that"! He offered nothing to accommodate us. We then advised the manager of our overall disappointment. Her solution was to deduct two $10 drinks from our bill. Again, not what we would expect from such a ?fine? restaurant. We eat regularly at other comparable restaurants and have never come even close to experiencing such disappointment in the food & unwillingness of the staff to make amends. I guess the sole focus there is ambiance, not necessarily food or service. We chose to go somewhere else for dessert deciding against throwing additional money away at Craft. If you are seeking a "place to be seen" rather than a place for good food and service, then you should definitely check out Craft. However, I recommend going someplace else if you want to enjoy delicious food and great service. We recommend Veritas instead.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I were in New York for the weekend and wanted to go someplace special for dinner. We regrettably chose Craft. The overall experience was disappointing with the exception of a couple of bright spots. The hostesses were very nice, the bar was quick, the Bloodless Mary was great and you can be happy sitting at one of Dale's tables. However, the food was mediocre at best, especially considering the ownership. Our Sucrine Salad with pickled egg was completely bland and lacking of taste. The servers tout the dishes as being "large family-style", but this is not the case. Our delicious Roasted Cauliflower side was hardly enough for 1 person & the Day Boat Diver Scallops entree provided 3 small/ medium sized scallops. Our sirloin was cooked properly, but seemed to be a less than stellar cut of meat since it was like chewing on an old shoe. The Gratin potatoes were basically a milky liquid mess without any flavor. Throughout the meal we politely commented to our server (Elliott) about our dissatisfactions, to which he would reply "oh" or "ok, well I am sorry to hear that"! He offered nothing to accommodate us. We then advised the manager of our overall disappointment. Her solution was to deduct two $10 drinks from our bill. Again, not what we would expect from such a ?fine? restaurant. We eat regularly at other comparable restaurants and have never come even close to experiencing such disappointment in the food & unwillingness of the staff to make amends. I guess the sole focus there is ambiance, not necessarily food or service. We chose to go somewhere else for dessert deciding against throwing additional money away at Craft. If you are seeking a "place to be seen" rather than a place for good food and service, then you should definitely check out Craft. However, I recommend going someplace else if you want to enjoy delicious food and great service. We recommend Veritas instead.

Pros: Cool ambience

Cons: Food and service

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Hands down this is the best restaurant in New York. The food is always great. The menu is simple, to the point and delicious. The staff is alwasy welcoming and glad that you are there. Go to this restaurant often and try everything. You will find your favorites, but there is not a single thing that is bad on the menu. To end the meal, though, try the donuts for dessert. You won't be sorry!
Victoria Glavin

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★★★★★

Hands down this is the best restaurant in New York. The food is always great. The menu is simple, to the point and delicious. The staff is alwasy welcoming and glad that you are there. Go to this restaurant often and try everything. You will find your favorites, but there is not a single thing that is bad on the menu. To end the meal, though, try the donuts for dessert. You won't be sorry!
Victoria Glavin

Pros: Excellent Food

Cons: Expensive

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A group of my friends took me out to dinner for my birthday the othr night. I arrived before my group and had a seat at the bar. The hostess and bartender were both very attentive and friendly. We were seated promptly once a few more of the group arrived. They didn't seem bothered that we weren't all there unlike some restaurants that villify you for it. We had a very helpful and patient waitress. The bacon appetizer, magyu, and chef's selection were to die for. I ordered scallops for my entree and was incredibly pleased, another of my friends ordered steak, it was great. Someone ordered the monkfish and while it was good, it was not as phenomenal as the rest of the food. For sides, the gnocchi was great, the mushrooms were wonderful as well. We ordered dessert and they brought my plate out with a candle and happy birthday written in chocolate. All of the deserts were good, especially the banana.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone, just go with the knowledge that you are going to pay a pretty penny for the experience.

2
★★★★★

A group of my friends took me out to dinner for my birthday the othr night. I arrived before my group and had a seat at the bar. The hostess and bartender were both very attentive and friendly. We were seated promptly once a few more of the group arrived. They didn't seem bothered that we weren't all there unlike some restaurants that villify you for it. We had a very helpful and patient waitress. The bacon appetizer, magyu, and chef's selection were to die for. I ordered scallops for my entree and was incredibly pleased, another of my friends ordered steak, it was great. Someone ordered the monkfish and while it was good, it was not as phenomenal as the rest of the food. For sides, the gnocchi was great, the mushrooms were wonderful as well. We ordered dessert and they brought my plate out with a candle and happy birthday written in chocolate. All of the deserts were good, especially the banana.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone, just go with the knowledge that you are going to pay a pretty penny for the experience.

Pros: food, service, ambiance

Cons: Price

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I have to say, I'm a little disappointed. I went to Craft with a friend this week for a going-away dinner- we both have big crushes on Tom from the show, and had been wanting to try the restaurant for quite some time.

The first negative was that despite having an 8pm reservation, we didn't get seated until 8:45. Had a Seinfeld "then what's the point of the reservation" chat with my friend, but I understand that places get backed up. Between the two of us, we each had a glass of wine, and we shared two first courses (quail, artichoke salad), two mains (snapper, scallops) and two sides (swiss chard and garlic risotto.)

Everything was.......fine. That's it. Certainly edible, and I'd eat it all again, but I guess I was expecting to be thrilled. I'm still new to the world of pricey NYC restaurants and I expected to be wowed - like I have been at Gramercy Tavern - when I'm spending that kind of money. It was expensive for such basic food, and they don't make up for that in portion size.

I'd go back if someone else is paying, but I won't be making a point to do so.

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★★★☆☆

I have to say, I'm a little disappointed. I went to Craft with a friend this week for a going-away dinner- we both have big crushes on Tom from the show, and had been wanting to try the restaurant for quite some time.

The first negative was that despite having an 8pm reservation, we didn't get seated until 8:45. Had a Seinfeld "then what's the point of the reservation" chat with my friend, but I understand that places get backed up. Between the two of us, we each had a glass of wine, and we shared two first courses (quail, artichoke salad), two mains (snapper, scallops) and two sides (swiss chard and garlic risotto.)

Everything was.......fine. That's it. Certainly edible, and I'd eat it all again, but I guess I was expecting to be thrilled. I'm still new to the world of pricey NYC restaurants and I expected to be wowed - like I have been at Gramercy Tavern - when I'm spending that kind of money. It was expensive for such basic food, and they don't make up for that in portion size.

I'd go back if someone else is paying, but I won't be making a point to do so.

Pros: Scallops and risotto were highlights

Cons: $$$$$$!!!!!

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I've been to a lot of restaurants that have left me wanting to go back the very next day. This was not one of them. Craft was very talked up and I was looking forward to trying it out for myself, I was very disapointed. While the wait staff was genuinally lovely, the menu was incredibly expensive for just ok food. Most of the dishes were so oversalted I'm not sure I even tasted the actual food. Not to mention several people in my party went home from dinner ill. There are so many amazing restaurants in this city - skip Craft and check out one of those.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been to a lot of restaurants that have left me wanting to go back the very next day. This was not one of them. Craft was very talked up and I was looking forward to trying it out for myself, I was very disapointed. While the wait staff was genuinally lovely, the menu was incredibly expensive for just ok food. Most of the dishes were so oversalted I'm not sure I even tasted the actual food. Not to mention several people in my party went home from dinner ill. There are so many amazing restaurants in this city - skip Craft and check out one of those.

Pros: wait staff was lovely

Cons: very expensive, mediocre food

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Spectacular in every way!! Food was the best I've had, service was impeccable, and setting was romantic. Our waiter was fabulous, friendly, and knowledgeable. He recommended a terrific wine for us based on our price range, and he also was great at reccomending dishes and educating us on foods we werent familiar with. Our glasses were never empty- servers were always there to refill them. I had a personal escort to the ladies room, and when I came back to my table my napkin was perfectly refolded on to my setting. We ordered Beef Carpaccio; Bacon & Apple; and French Mache Salad w/ Truffle Vinagrette for starters...fantastic! We were also given a complimentary Split Pea Panna Cotta..delish! Quail & 50 year Balslamic, and Braised Halibut for Main dishes...Quail was excellent, melted in my mouth! However, I've had better Halibut. After Main dishes, we were then given complimentary Lemon Spritzers..yummy & refreshing! For dessert we had their Doughnuts with Malted Milk Ice cream...to die for!!! And Lemon Beignets...yum again! And when we were leaving we were given more complimentary Crumb cakes to-go. Oh and to top it all off, the waiter remembered that we mentioned it was our wedding anniversary, and when dessert came "Happy Anniversary" was written on our plates. Lots of exclamation points for CRAFT! Loved absolutley everything.

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★★★★★

Spectacular in every way!! Food was the best I've had, service was impeccable, and setting was romantic. Our waiter was fabulous, friendly, and knowledgeable. He recommended a terrific wine for us based on our price range, and he also was great at reccomending dishes and educating us on foods we werent familiar with. Our glasses were never empty- servers were always there to refill them. I had a personal escort to the ladies room, and when I came back to my table my napkin was perfectly refolded on to my setting. We ordered Beef Carpaccio; Bacon & Apple; and French Mache Salad w/ Truffle Vinagrette for starters...fantastic! We were also given a complimentary Split Pea Panna Cotta..delish! Quail & 50 year Balslamic, and Braised Halibut for Main dishes...Quail was excellent, melted in my mouth! However, I've had better Halibut. After Main dishes, we were then given complimentary Lemon Spritzers..yummy & refreshing! For dessert we had their Doughnuts with Malted Milk Ice cream...to die for!!! And Lemon Beignets...yum again! And when we were leaving we were given more complimentary Crumb cakes to-go. Oh and to top it all off, the waiter remembered that we mentioned it was our wedding anniversary, and when dessert came "Happy Anniversary" was written on our plates. Lots of exclamation points for CRAFT! Loved absolutley everything.

Pros: Excellent food, Excellent service, great attention to detail

Cons: None

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We had a satisfying, if not memorable, experience at Craft. The menu is a bit confusing--"first courses", "main courses" and "sides" all arrive simultaneously, with the only real difference between firsts and mains being portion size. Main dishes seem about 1.5 times larger than firsts, though they cost roughly 2x more. We ordered a total of 5 dishes (2 firsts, 2 mains and a side) plus dessert for 2 people and left satisfied but not stuffed. The food was consistently very good--well prepared and well seasoned all around, with the pork ravioli probably the highlight. For better or for worse, I don't think I would be able to tell the difference between the food at Craft and the food at other meccas of "New American" cuisine. For risk-averse diners in search of familiar, comfortable dishes, Craft does it as well as any of the other big boys in the genre for roughly the same price. But nothing we had or saw stood out as unique or exciting. I doubt that we'll be able to remember several months from now what we ate, not because it was bad but because it was familiar and easy to find in any number of different places.

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★★★★☆

We had a satisfying, if not memorable, experience at Craft. The menu is a bit confusing--"first courses", "main courses" and "sides" all arrive simultaneously, with the only real difference between firsts and mains being portion size. Main dishes seem about 1.5 times larger than firsts, though they cost roughly 2x more. We ordered a total of 5 dishes (2 firsts, 2 mains and a side) plus dessert for 2 people and left satisfied but not stuffed. The food was consistently very good--well prepared and well seasoned all around, with the pork ravioli probably the highlight. For better or for worse, I don't think I would be able to tell the difference between the food at Craft and the food at other meccas of "New American" cuisine. For risk-averse diners in search of familiar, comfortable dishes, Craft does it as well as any of the other big boys in the genre for roughly the same price. But nothing we had or saw stood out as unique or exciting. I doubt that we'll be able to remember several months from now what we ate, not because it was bad but because it was familiar and easy to find in any number of different places.

Pros: Consistently good comfort food

Cons: Unexciting menu--standard dishes prepared in traditional ways

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This was my second "Craft", first was CraftSteak in Vegas, which was forgettable, underwhelming (except for the bill). What i remember about that meal was they had an interesting sort of ice cube in my drink. Putting that aside, i did look forward to Craft NY and went in for the ride. Nice looking place to spend an evening, if the chairs didnt have flexible backs, requiring you to do a sort of pilates-ab crunch when you sit back. the guy at the table behind me was trying to relax too, we became impromptu bookends, leaning against each other's chair-backs to preserve balance. It felt like i was sitting in a 9 dollar Target plastic lawn chair. Then the menu confusion, the staring, trying to form a meal from this strange muddle before us, esoterically named vegetables and all. Perplexed faces. Asked for advice. The waiter: "It's family style, you share the plates. So, everyone order one thing from each course, they're small plates". What? we share, but we still order 6 of every course? do we each get one bean, one brussel sprout? The waiter walks away. Comes back, tells us everything is good. now order. whatever you ask about, it is good. Oh, thats very good. That too. We order. we end up with 9 starches (with duplicates), 3 greens, 5 white fishes (with duplicates), a mushroom. every dish is savory except for one, of beets. slab of foie gras for 6 with 1 half of a beet garnish and 3 dots of sauce to share. Big, interesting wine list, we want to order several wines and ask for the sommelier. He/She phones it in via the waiter, who returns the list and points at something, 'it's very good', says the invisible sommelier. The small dishes go cold during the pass-around. The theme seems to be 'salty'. Needed a good waiter to make this concept work for a group, It was unsatisfying, unfocused, not special or fun. My dessert: pumpkin crumble. The pumpkin was undercooked cubes, crunchy. eww. Bill: $1100. The 'craft' here seems to be hype, gimmick, and profit from confusion.

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★★☆☆☆

This was my second "Craft", first was CraftSteak in Vegas, which was forgettable, underwhelming (except for the bill). What i remember about that meal was they had an interesting sort of ice cube in my drink. Putting that aside, i did look forward to Craft NY and went in for the ride. Nice looking place to spend an evening, if the chairs didnt have flexible backs, requiring you to do a sort of pilates-ab crunch when you sit back. the guy at the table behind me was trying to relax too, we became impromptu bookends, leaning against each other's chair-backs to preserve balance. It felt like i was sitting in a 9 dollar Target plastic lawn chair. Then the menu confusion, the staring, trying to form a meal from this strange muddle before us, esoterically named vegetables and all. Perplexed faces. Asked for advice. The waiter: "It's family style, you share the plates. So, everyone order one thing from each course, they're small plates". What? we share, but we still order 6 of every course? do we each get one bean, one brussel sprout? The waiter walks away. Comes back, tells us everything is good. now order. whatever you ask about, it is good. Oh, thats very good. That too. We order. we end up with 9 starches (with duplicates), 3 greens, 5 white fishes (with duplicates), a mushroom. every dish is savory except for one, of beets. slab of foie gras for 6 with 1 half of a beet garnish and 3 dots of sauce to share. Big, interesting wine list, we want to order several wines and ask for the sommelier. He/She phones it in via the waiter, who returns the list and points at something, 'it's very good', says the invisible sommelier. The small dishes go cold during the pass-around. The theme seems to be 'salty'. Needed a good waiter to make this concept work for a group, It was unsatisfying, unfocused, not special or fun. My dessert: pumpkin crumble. The pumpkin was undercooked cubes, crunchy. eww. Bill: $1100. The 'craft' here seems to be hype, gimmick, and profit from confusion.

Pros: good shellfish, general food quality

Cons: overcooked, over-salted vegetables. substandard service. menu concept.

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Wow. I eat out all the time in New York and was looking forward to my meal at Craft. Our service was unbelievably bad. Every question we asked about the menu was met with such attitude...it was shocking. At one point our waiter was so condescending that we almost closed the menus. When we asked for help with the wine list...which they are known for....we were told "Pick what you like" and he walked away. When he returned, he picked the most expensive wine on the list. We probably should have asked for another server but I am really not a complainer and we were there for a special occasion. The food was ok but the experience was terrible. I cannot recommend Craft for the price. There is better food and service out there.

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★☆☆☆☆

Wow. I eat out all the time in New York and was looking forward to my meal at Craft. Our service was unbelievably bad. Every question we asked about the menu was met with such attitude...it was shocking. At one point our waiter was so condescending that we almost closed the menus. When we asked for help with the wine list...which they are known for....we were told "Pick what you like" and he walked away. When he returned, he picked the most expensive wine on the list. We probably should have asked for another server but I am really not a complainer and we were there for a special occasion. The food was ok but the experience was terrible. I cannot recommend Craft for the price. There is better food and service out there.

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Chic restaurant,nice staff....the food is very good, we had a spectacular steak for two, was jucy and tasty, we eat all...(and was not a small portion).we ordered a bottle of spanish red wine and the dinner was complete. Is expensive but worth it, i recommend Craft, we enjoy the dinner!

2
★★★★★

Chic restaurant,nice staff....the food is very good, we had a spectacular steak for two, was jucy and tasty, we eat all...(and was not a small portion).we ordered a bottle of spanish red wine and the dinner was complete. Is expensive but worth it, i recommend Craft, we enjoy the dinner!

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4 Chicago girls celebrating 2 birthdays at Craft, an absolutely wonderful time.
The food was amazing and delicious we made sure to order all different dishes (which fitted easily on the roomy tables) so we could sample.
The service personable and perfect. The decor and ambience beautiful.
A great experience.

2
★★★★★

4 Chicago girls celebrating 2 birthdays at Craft, an absolutely wonderful time.
The food was amazing and delicious we made sure to order all different dishes (which fitted easily on the roomy tables) so we could sample.
The service personable and perfect. The decor and ambience beautiful.
A great experience.

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Quite simply, the best dining experience I've had in NYC. Better than Grammercy Tavern (which is great), than the funky boutique lower east side places, than Nobu. I particularly like the fact that it's not noisy and not bright, so my ears and eyes were not assaulted with sensory input - that was all left for my tastebuds. And they were given a real treat. Quite a rarity to find such friendly, efficient, unobtrusive service in NYC. A beautiful place in every respect.

2
★★★★★

Quite simply, the best dining experience I've had in NYC. Better than Grammercy Tavern (which is great), than the funky boutique lower east side places, than Nobu. I particularly like the fact that it's not noisy and not bright, so my ears and eyes were not assaulted with sensory input - that was all left for my tastebuds. And they were given a real treat. Quite a rarity to find such friendly, efficient, unobtrusive service in NYC. A beautiful place in every respect.

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There definitely is a strong disparity in reviews for Craft. I tend to sway on the "negative people won't be happy with anything" feeling so decided to give it a try. Aside from the scallops, which truly were incredible, everything else was average. I don't mind paying good money for good food, but ...Including tip, for three people, the bill was approximately $380. Only $100 of that was on liquor and at $90 per head without liquor, I should have left with a big smile on my face. To reiterate, my scallops were awesome, but they only serve you four and the salad and side I ordered barely satisfied my stomach and tasted average.
Overall, the food was good, but for the price, not nearly good enough for me to return.

1
★★★☆☆

There definitely is a strong disparity in reviews for Craft. I tend to sway on the "negative people won't be happy with anything" feeling so decided to give it a try. Aside from the scallops, which truly were incredible, everything else was average. I don't mind paying good money for good food, but ...Including tip, for three people, the bill was approximately $380. Only $100 of that was on liquor and at $90 per head without liquor, I should have left with a big smile on my face. To reiterate, my scallops were awesome, but they only serve you four and the salad and side I ordered barely satisfied my stomach and tasted average.
Overall, the food was good, but for the price, not nearly good enough for me to return.

Pros: Scallops were fantastic

Cons: Average sides and apps - too pricey for what you get

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Wonderful wine list. Bread plate delicious. The salads were somewhat salty. Beet salad was terrific. Monkfish - divine. The mushrooms were delicious. Attentive service. We had fun with the desserts. Try the donuts.

2
★★★★★

Wonderful wine list. Bread plate delicious. The salads were somewhat salty. Beet salad was terrific. Monkfish - divine. The mushrooms were delicious. Attentive service. We had fun with the desserts. Try the donuts.

Pros: ambience, service, wine list, food

Cons: salads a bit salty

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this was worth the money, but split things with your friends. there is a lot of food. tasted the heritage r@ck of pork - wonderful and not overdone. the mushroom medley is worth its weight in gold. veal cheeks were a little weird and disappointed by the jerusalem artichokes. loved the desserts of donuts but kept coming back to the homeade pistachio ice cream - and i don't evn like pistachios. great experience all around.

2
★★★★★

this was worth the money, but split things with your friends. there is a lot of food. tasted the heritage r@ck of pork - wonderful and not overdone. the mushroom medley is worth its weight in gold. veal cheeks were a little weird and disappointed by the jerusalem artichokes. loved the desserts of donuts but kept coming back to the homeade pistachio ice cream - and i don't evn like pistachios. great experience all around.

Pros: menu, food and service

Cons: none, really

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I hate it when people write negative reviews about restaurant and it is clear that the person writing doesn't know what they are talking about. I experienced Craft last night and had a wonderful time. The atmosphere was clean, crisp and calm. The service was relaxed and hospitable as though we were dining at friend's house and they really knew how to take care of a guest. The menu was thorough and clear. And the food was amazing! The scallops made me feel as though I were lounging on a yacht in the sun with sea spray in the air. The artichokes and carrots were wonderful with hints of caramel and brown sugar. For dessert we had the gingerbread....you can't miss it....crisp on the outside, soft, warm cake inside and the spices exquisite! And if you can, order some of the caramel ice cream on the side. Craft is a fantastic place to relax, enjoy and experience dining out.

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★★★☆☆

I hate it when people write negative reviews about restaurant and it is clear that the person writing doesn't know what they are talking about. I experienced Craft last night and had a wonderful time. The atmosphere was clean, crisp and calm. The service was relaxed and hospitable as though we were dining at friend's house and they really knew how to take care of a guest. The menu was thorough and clear. And the food was amazing! The scallops made me feel as though I were lounging on a yacht in the sun with sea spray in the air. The artichokes and carrots were wonderful with hints of caramel and brown sugar. For dessert we had the gingerbread....you can't miss it....crisp on the outside, soft, warm cake inside and the spices exquisite! And if you can, order some of the caramel ice cream on the side. Craft is a fantastic place to relax, enjoy and experience dining out.

Pros: roomy tables, great service, delicious food, accommodating reservationist

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We went to Craft last saturday night. We had a reservation for 10:30 pm and were sitted immediatelly by a friendly hostess. The ambiance seemed a bit quiet and uptight for my personal taste. Our waitress, a diner-like waittress with an attitude came to take our order for drinks, not only was she rude she sounded impatient and annoyed that we were there.
When time came to place our order, I ordered the Tortellinis as my main course, obviously clueless about how small the portions are, the waittress gave me a face, asking what my main course would be, looking puzzled I asked how small the portion is, to which she barely responded and didnt bother suggesting or explaining the way the menu functions.
the menu is annoying and hard to comprehend, ordering was an ordeal all together . the food was good but not amazing, the portions are really small and can leave you hungry.
The bus boy then cleaned up the table and dropped an oily fork on my jacket, for which we barely received an apology and had to ask ourselves for a wet cloth to clean it up.
Frustrated : we asked for our check ( prices were so high for very little -- a total rip off) , paid and left. There are way better restaurants in NYC to waste your money or time there.
the place is boring and uptight and the service plain rude.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Craft last saturday night. We had a reservation for 10:30 pm and were sitted immediatelly by a friendly hostess. The ambiance seemed a bit quiet and uptight for my personal taste. Our waitress, a diner-like waittress with an attitude came to take our order for drinks, not only was she rude she sounded impatient and annoyed that we were there.
When time came to place our order, I ordered the Tortellinis as my main course, obviously clueless about how small the portions are, the waittress gave me a face, asking what my main course would be, looking puzzled I asked how small the portion is, to which she barely responded and didnt bother suggesting or explaining the way the menu functions.
the menu is annoying and hard to comprehend, ordering was an ordeal all together . the food was good but not amazing, the portions are really small and can leave you hungry.
The bus boy then cleaned up the table and dropped an oily fork on my jacket, for which we barely received an apology and had to ask ourselves for a wet cloth to clean it up.
Frustrated : we asked for our check ( prices were so high for very little -- a total rip off) , paid and left. There are way better restaurants in NYC to waste your money or time there.
the place is boring and uptight and the service plain rude.

Pros: NONE

Cons: rude service, extremly small portions, too expensive, boring

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The service and seasoning at this restaurant are not up to snuff with similarly priced restaurants in the city. Our meal was on a Saturday night at 7:30 pm, so I must assume they gave their best effort. One cannot help but imagine the owner, Tom Colicchio, dining at his own restaurant and complaining about the seasoning and service much like he does on the show Top Chef. The theme of the restaurant seems to be to take very fine and fresh ingredients and season and cook all of the freshness out of them. While dining it feels as if the waiters and bus staff are always on top of you even though the service is inattentive. The menu is annoying because it lists dishes by main ingredient without providing descriptions. For the price of the meal there are many places I would go instead - Aureole, Bouley, Le Bernardin, DB Bistro, Gramercy Tavern, etc...

1
★★★☆☆

The service and seasoning at this restaurant are not up to snuff with similarly priced restaurants in the city. Our meal was on a Saturday night at 7:30 pm, so I must assume they gave their best effort. One cannot help but imagine the owner, Tom Colicchio, dining at his own restaurant and complaining about the seasoning and service much like he does on the show Top Chef. The theme of the restaurant seems to be to take very fine and fresh ingredients and season and cook all of the freshness out of them. While dining it feels as if the waiters and bus staff are always on top of you even though the service is inattentive. The menu is annoying because it lists dishes by main ingredient without providing descriptions. For the price of the meal there are many places I would go instead - Aureole, Bouley, Le Bernardin, DB Bistro, Gramercy Tavern, etc...

Pros: Nice space, friendly waitstaff, nice wine selection

Cons: Overseasoned and overpriced food, fussy yet inattentive service, annoying menu

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Really one of the best meals I have had in New York. I go out for dinner often but this was spectacular; the service, atmosphere and food were impeccable. I literally wanted to order every thing on the menu, and each dish tasted better than the last. A true dining experience.

2
★★★★★

Really one of the best meals I have had in New York. I go out for dinner often but this was spectacular; the service, atmosphere and food were impeccable. I literally wanted to order every thing on the menu, and each dish tasted better than the last. A true dining experience.

Pros: food, service

Cons: can be pricey - but worth it

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Just went to Craft for dinner and was so disappointed by the food for one reason: Every dish was overpowered by SALT, even an arugula salad!! We were so looking forward to this evening, especially after watching how critical Tom C. is on the show Top Chef but he obviously hasn't tasted the food at his own restaurant lately. Not even one dish could redeem the evening b/c our tastebuds were ruined after the first 3 salty appetizers we ordered. We didn't even want to drink our expensive bottle of red wine b/c we needed constant water. The bill was outragous and we left feeling depressed, ripped off and HUNGRY.

1
★★★☆☆

Just went to Craft for dinner and was so disappointed by the food for one reason: Every dish was overpowered by SALT, even an arugula salad!! We were so looking forward to this evening, especially after watching how critical Tom C. is on the show Top Chef but he obviously hasn't tasted the food at his own restaurant lately. Not even one dish could redeem the evening b/c our tastebuds were ruined after the first 3 salty appetizers we ordered. We didn't even want to drink our expensive bottle of red wine b/c we needed constant water. The bill was outragous and we left feeling depressed, ripped off and HUNGRY.

Cons: SALT, SALT, SALT

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Went here for my birthday dinner last wk and really enjoyed it. the atmosphere is really earthy and spaceous which I appreciated, I don?t like stuffy restaurants where everyone is so close together. I think we ordered way too much food, we started off w/ some foie gras, then decided to both order an entree each tho the waiter advised that we could share one and it would be enough. I ordered the roasted Berkshire pork (a lot of meat, definitely enough for 2, so tender and juicy) and my bf got the braised lamb shank (heard lots of good things about that dish and everyone was right). For sides we got: pureed potatoes (the best I have ever had), gnocchi (good but prob could?ve done w/out since we got the potatoes), baby carrots (tasty), and chanterelle mushrooms (I am not a mushroom fan but these were sooooo good). Can you imagine how much leftovers we had? And yes it is expensive but well worth it for those special nights :)

1
★★★☆☆

Went here for my birthday dinner last wk and really enjoyed it. the atmosphere is really earthy and spaceous which I appreciated, I don?t like stuffy restaurants where everyone is so close together. I think we ordered way too much food, we started off w/ some foie gras, then decided to both order an entree each tho the waiter advised that we could share one and it would be enough. I ordered the roasted Berkshire pork (a lot of meat, definitely enough for 2, so tender and juicy) and my bf got the braised lamb shank (heard lots of good things about that dish and everyone was right). For sides we got: pureed potatoes (the best I have ever had), gnocchi (good but prob could?ve done w/out since we got the potatoes), baby carrots (tasty), and chanterelle mushrooms (I am not a mushroom fan but these were sooooo good). Can you imagine how much leftovers we had? And yes it is expensive but well worth it for those special nights :)

Pros: portions are big enough to share

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Whenever I go to these rest. there is usually a cloud over my head and something will go wrong such I get seated by the front door or the kitchen, or get treated like a kid, which i hate. Well. Dinner for 2, they sat us at a booth on the same side, in which I usually make fun of these people that do it. We had no choice. Ok. So I ordered a drink (dirty martini) came dry. Ordered my meal (Lamb Shank), we were told 30 mins into waiting for dinner that it wasn't available. I couldn't help but laugh. So they offered free desert. Sweet. So I ordered the Chocolate Souffle. Yes you guessed it, 10 mins later, no dice. They are out.

Despite all of these musings, which I have to laugh at, the food was top notch and very filling. We started with the bacon and salad, had the pork and strugeon. The Sturgeon didn't have much flavor to it but the pork was very tastey in the bacon/wine sauce. The desert, b/c of the lack of food, was chocolate tart, 3 types of ice cream and the figs. All were excellent and you won't leave hungry like many other snooty places.

The service is great, they work in teams of 3 and make sure everything in the place is set right.

Our waiter did forget to go through the specials which disappointed but over all, without half the food, they did a great job to make up for it.

2
★★★★★

Whenever I go to these rest. there is usually a cloud over my head and something will go wrong such I get seated by the front door or the kitchen, or get treated like a kid, which i hate. Well. Dinner for 2, they sat us at a booth on the same side, in which I usually make fun of these people that do it. We had no choice. Ok. So I ordered a drink (dirty martini) came dry. Ordered my meal (Lamb Shank), we were told 30 mins into waiting for dinner that it wasn't available. I couldn't help but laugh. So they offered free desert. Sweet. So I ordered the Chocolate Souffle. Yes you guessed it, 10 mins later, no dice. They are out.

Despite all of these musings, which I have to laugh at, the food was top notch and very filling. We started with the bacon and salad, had the pork and strugeon. The Sturgeon didn't have much flavor to it but the pork was very tastey in the bacon/wine sauce. The desert, b/c of the lack of food, was chocolate tart, 3 types of ice cream and the figs. All were excellent and you won't leave hungry like many other snooty places.

The service is great, they work in teams of 3 and make sure everything in the place is set right.

Our waiter did forget to go through the specials which disappointed but over all, without half the food, they did a great job to make up for it.

Pros: Service great during the week

Cons: Run out of food! No couples tables really.

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Craft is indeed a wonderful restaurant. Beautifully decorated, the wait staff is top notch, and the menu is deceptively simple. Each course has a listing of servings but no description of how the meal is prepared short of "roasted" or "braised". Our server was very knowledgable and we were very glad we asked for descriptions. Something as simple as braised swordfish... was in reality braised swordfish in duck fat with pancetta. I was a bit surprised that MOST if not all of the seafood offerings were prepared in this manner (with some type of meat associated with it). So if you are a vegetarian be sure to ASK questions, the staff is very friendly and eager to assist.

The sides are deving particularly the Summer Pea Cavatelli. Wow! And for desert I cannot recommend the doughnuts highly enough.

A class act.

2
★★★★☆

Craft is indeed a wonderful restaurant. Beautifully decorated, the wait staff is top notch, and the menu is deceptively simple. Each course has a listing of servings but no description of how the meal is prepared short of "roasted" or "braised". Our server was very knowledgable and we were very glad we asked for descriptions. Something as simple as braised swordfish... was in reality braised swordfish in duck fat with pancetta. I was a bit surprised that MOST if not all of the seafood offerings were prepared in this manner (with some type of meat associated with it). So if you are a vegetarian be sure to ASK questions, the staff is very friendly and eager to assist.

The sides are deving particularly the Summer Pea Cavatelli. Wow! And for desert I cannot recommend the doughnuts highly enough.

A class act.

Pros: Beautiful atmosphere, unique offerings, great staff

Cons: Bit pricey, tough for vegetarians

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A wonderful restaurant, with genuinely wonderful food: simple, sumptuous, subtle. The braised foie gras first plate is to die for (the best I have ever had outside of Paris), and the Hen of the Wood mushrooms are succulent and pungent. The fish (we had the swordfish and the hamachi) are, to be quite honest, totally forgettable, but the sides and the appetizers are so strong that they carry the meal.

Only drawback was that we were rushed a bit through our lovely first courses into the second courses that were waiting in the wings--my entree was in fact set down while I was still finishing my appetizer...Next time I go I'll be stacking up on appetizers and sides!

2
★★★★★

A wonderful restaurant, with genuinely wonderful food: simple, sumptuous, subtle. The braised foie gras first plate is to die for (the best I have ever had outside of Paris), and the Hen of the Wood mushrooms are succulent and pungent. The fish (we had the swordfish and the hamachi) are, to be quite honest, totally forgettable, but the sides and the appetizers are so strong that they carry the meal.

Only drawback was that we were rushed a bit through our lovely first courses into the second courses that were waiting in the wings--my entree was in fact set down while I was still finishing my appetizer...Next time I go I'll be stacking up on appetizers and sides!

Pros: food

Cons: ambience not amazing

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Warm ambience, friendly and unobtrusive service, and on top of it all: beautifully-prepared food that really makes the featured ingredient shine. If you can, splurge for the Porterhouse for 2 --> the filet meat will make you swoon with joy. I loved the apple crepes for dessert, but everything is fantastic, really.

Only small complaint was that we were seated next to the main entrance -- since we had an early service there were waiters that had little to do but hang around at our corner of the restaurant. They were polite and all, but it was a little distracting.

2
★★★★★

Warm ambience, friendly and unobtrusive service, and on top of it all: beautifully-prepared food that really makes the featured ingredient shine. If you can, splurge for the Porterhouse for 2 --> the filet meat will make you swoon with joy. I loved the apple crepes for dessert, but everything is fantastic, really.

Only small complaint was that we were seated next to the main entrance -- since we had an early service there were waiters that had little to do but hang around at our corner of the restaurant. They were polite and all, but it was a little distracting.

Pros: Perfectly-cooked food, Warm, modern decor, Great service

Cons: A teensy bit gimmicky

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Went last night for the first time and was very pleased. I got a reservation day of on line, and they seated us immediately. We shared the grilled octopus and the beet salad for apps--thanks all for the octopus reccomendations--it was amazing. Charred, smoky, perfectly cooked. For dinner, we had the striped bass, scallops, green asparagus and hen of the woods mushrooms. The fish and scallops were perfectly cooked and extremely fresh. The asparagus was delicious and the mushrooms were out of this world delicious. The roasting had condensed the flavors.

Come for simple food, perfectly prepared. We were more than satisfied with the portions. It's a gourmet restaurant...not TGI Fridays people! Service was great throughout ordering, although they did get a little disorganized when the big dinner rush hit. Overall, it was a great experience, delicious food and I would go again.

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★★★★☆

Went last night for the first time and was very pleased. I got a reservation day of on line, and they seated us immediately. We shared the grilled octopus and the beet salad for apps--thanks all for the octopus reccomendations--it was amazing. Charred, smoky, perfectly cooked. For dinner, we had the striped bass, scallops, green asparagus and hen of the woods mushrooms. The fish and scallops were perfectly cooked and extremely fresh. The asparagus was delicious and the mushrooms were out of this world delicious. The roasting had condensed the flavors.

Come for simple food, perfectly prepared. We were more than satisfied with the portions. It's a gourmet restaurant...not TGI Fridays people! Service was great throughout ordering, although they did get a little disorganized when the big dinner rush hit. Overall, it was a great experience, delicious food and I would go again.

Pros: Perfect food, ambiance

Cons: distracted service

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I don't understand the high reviews. Nearly every dish our group of 4 had was a huge dissappointment. Mushroom risotto tasted of nothing but salt (and tiny for $16!), sirloin was $50 and bland with more fat than I have seen before. Waiter was very arrogant, though tha staff was attentive and when a waiter pilled a glass of water on one of our guests, the hostess ran with a dry cleaning voucher even though we did not make a big deak of it - just an accident and only water. Shocking what they charge for below average food.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't understand the high reviews. Nearly every dish our group of 4 had was a huge dissappointment. Mushroom risotto tasted of nothing but salt (and tiny for $16!), sirloin was $50 and bland with more fat than I have seen before. Waiter was very arrogant, though tha staff was attentive and when a waiter pilled a glass of water on one of our guests, the hostess ran with a dry cleaning voucher even though we did not make a big deak of it - just an accident and only water. Shocking what they charge for below average food.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Food, Value

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I was there with 2 friends. One was running late and I didnt think theyll seat us until she arrived. They seated us promptly and took appetizer order.

Our waitress was familiar with menu and wine list. I ordered Foie Gras Torrine appetizer -- unbelievably delicious. Main course was good, but nothing extraordinary, some dishes were too salty. Wines by the glass, had good variety for fish but not meat. Deserts were good, but decaffeinated espresso was awful. Regular wasnt great either.

I was unable to eat most of my fish after splurging on appetizers and my friend (who arrived on time) could not finish her meat. Our waiter packed it to go and returned with a coat check tag to pick it up on way out. I found this very impressive. However, later we realized that they put my fish and her meat in one dish.

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★★★★☆

I was there with 2 friends. One was running late and I didnt think theyll seat us until she arrived. They seated us promptly and took appetizer order.

Our waitress was familiar with menu and wine list. I ordered Foie Gras Torrine appetizer -- unbelievably delicious. Main course was good, but nothing extraordinary, some dishes were too salty. Wines by the glass, had good variety for fish but not meat. Deserts were good, but decaffeinated espresso was awful. Regular wasnt great either.

I was unable to eat most of my fish after splurging on appetizers and my friend (who arrived on time) could not finish her meat. Our waiter packed it to go and returned with a coat check tag to pick it up on way out. I found this very impressive. However, later we realized that they put my fish and her meat in one dish.

Pros: Atmosphere, Service

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My fiancee took me to Craft last night for my birthday. We had an incredible dinner. The wine selection is top notch, and the bottle of '97 Heitz we had was perfect with the perfectly cooked venison we both enjoyed. And when they tossed our leftovers in the garbage by accident, they cooked us a whole new tenderloin! I was stunned-no restuarant has ever offered to do that. Craft is top notch-from the food, to the wine, to the service.

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★★★★★

My fiancee took me to Craft last night for my birthday. We had an incredible dinner. The wine selection is top notch, and the bottle of '97 Heitz we had was perfect with the perfectly cooked venison we both enjoyed. And when they tossed our leftovers in the garbage by accident, they cooked us a whole new tenderloin! I was stunned-no restuarant has ever offered to do that. Craft is top notch-from the food, to the wine, to the service.

Pros: Excellent Service, Great food

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