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Craft

43 East 19th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
212 780 0880
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Ranked #39 of 11,650 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $35 - $80
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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
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Basingstoke
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156 reviews 156 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
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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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Bristol
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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