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Craft

43 East 19th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
212 780 0880
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Ranked #50 of 11,664 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $35 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We hadn't been to Craft in several months, but having had previous good experiences, I booked it for my wife's birthday (a Thursday night). Upon entering the restaurant, they immediately made us feel at home. My wife has pretty bad food allergies which I noted on the reservation. They immediately acknowledged the allergies and reassured her throughout the meal as... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Had the tasting menu with paired wines. Very, very nice but the other $500+ meals we've had have been slightly better. Despite that I would recommend to anyone.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While their menu is constantly updated, I've never been disappointed. Their swordfish was amazing, the bee sting is delightful and they certainly know their way around potatoes!

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We made a reservation at Craft a month in advance of our trip to New York. Upon arrival at the restaurant, we were promptly shown to the worst table in the house. I would just like to know why they do that, why do they pawn off the worst table in the house thereby making you embarrass yourself by asking... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

excelent service, nice waiters , excelent place to talk with friends , very good decoration and quiet .

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Basingstoke
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162 reviews 162 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our concierge recommended this restaurant to us and on first impressions it was very good indeed. Nice interior; plenty of space, buzzy, great lights etc. The staff were very helpful and were really in with the ethos of the place. One bit that did turn me off was when they spoke about "the journey" from dish to dish. I am... More

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great, rich, savory food. Great ambience without any of the pretentiousness you get at many quality restaurants. And the best service I've had at a restaurant in years. Our waitress was extremely knowledgable and helpful and the food was excellent - the braised short rib, gnocchi, and bacon appetizer were all great choices. As we were walking out, already raving... More

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Syracuse, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Craft was an oasis one recent extremely HOT and CROWDED Saturday after walking the highline to Chelsea Market. The quality of the food was excellent. We started with fresh rolls, lightly brushed with salt on top and an amuse bouche from the chef--a taste of a chilled corn soup that had a fresh corn flavor subtly blended with a hint... More

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Madison, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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