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43 East 19th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
212 780 0880
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Ranked #32 of 11,626 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Park Avenue South and Broadway
Transit: 4,5,6,N,R to Union Square and 6,N,R to 23rd Street
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88% Recommend
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Madison, New Jersey
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I enjoy dining in NYC. A friend was visiting NYC and suggested Craft. I thought, "Why not!? It's a Tom Colicchio restaurant. I'm a fan of Top Chef. I enjoyed going to Colicchio & Sons (another Colicchio establishment in NYC)." I was disappointed. The food was average. We started with Orecchiette with Lamb Ragu, Octopus, & Fois Gras. Of the... More

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New York City, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Craft remains one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. Its atmosphere is understated but beautiful and I still can't figure out how it can be lively but still allow for conversations at a normal level. The service is stellar without being intrusive. This is not a "fussy" menu, where items have lots of ingredients meant to astound, although our seared foie... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Restaurants come and go. They have their ups and downs. But I've got to say that we have never been let down by Craft in the East Village. The food is absolutely delicious and clearly made up of the freshest and finest ingredients, from their sweetbreads (delectable!) to their oysters to their oyster mushrooms and their US-reared Kobe steak --... More

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San Francisco
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I would not return. The food was good, but not great. Given the pricing and reputation, I expect to be wowed by at least one, if not all, of the offerings. The service is family style where you share everything with your table. We had six people and we all ordered different appetizers and main with one overlap in appetizer.... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a great restaurant to go for the feel of a lavish night out. Unfortunately, some of the the food did not keep up with the expectations. We started with drinks - a Kettle One Cosmo ($17.50) and a bottle of Brunet Vouvray ($75) to accompany dinner. The Beet Salad ($17) was excellent, a potpouri of roasted, salted, w/... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

we had the opportunity to go to Craft and what a night we had. food was excellent, service superb. you get some dishes for yourself. some to share with others. extensive wine list. and never rushed. a great place to go for a special occasion.

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

From the moment you walk in the door you know this will be a special time. The Food - OMG - Sublime... the kind that will stay in your memory it is in my top 5... the sharing of dishes added to the feeling of connection. From the Beet Salad to the Steak with Morel's and Braised Peas, sounds simple... More

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Roquefort-la-Bédoule, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

A nice and cosy restaurant, but the food was well overpriced for what it is - I guess it's good quality stuff but the chef has been using way too much spice on the delicate ingredients

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Wayne, New Jersey
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Although the menu may initially disappoint you with its very basic descriptions, combined with the information from the waiter that the service is designed to be family-style, I was blown away by the quality of every dish I ate at Craft. Wagyu carpaccio was indescribable with crispy shallot garnish. Grilled octopus was perfectly cooked with charred skin and tender juicy... More

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146 reviews 146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A wonderful meal. Absolutely delicious short rib beef. We were celebrating my daughters birthday and they provided some very nice touches with a personalised menu and inscribed dessert plate. Service was impeccable and the wine selection very extensive. Definitely my best meal on this new York trip.

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