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“A Lovely Anniversary Excursion” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Craft Los Angeles

Craft Los Angeles
10100 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067 (Century City)
(310) 279-4180
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Ranked #3 of 8,564 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Century City
Cross street: between Avenue of the Stars and Century Park East
Claremont, CA
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“A Lovely Anniversary Excursion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My husband and I chose Craft LA as the destination restaurant for our 30th anniversary dinner. While our home in Claremont isn't all that far away, we found that it is indeed too far from Craft. We loved the restaurant so much, we wish we lived closer! The staff knew it was our anniversary and everyone went out of their way to wish us continued happiness together. Their wishes seemed genuine; as FlyersFaninLA wrote, Craft is not the least bit pretentious despite its location and connection to a celebrity chef. The staff is only one reason we enjoyed our dinner at Craft. The other is the food. We started with the arugula salad with lemon dressing made with the zest of the fruit for just a hint of citrus. My husband is Italian and a simple salad dressed with garlic, lemon juice, and salt is a family staple. We're going to try reducing the juice and using more of the zest, since it gave the salad such a softly citrus taste. For proteins he had halibut, which he loved, and I had the short ribs. Both were perfectly prepared. We especially enjoyed the assorted mushrooms and the mashed potatoes. We also ordered the gnocchi, which were just okay, and the asparagus, likewise. The baked goods were delicious too. Both the dark and white breads served at the start of the meal were sprinkled with salt on the crust, which enhanced the sweetness of the bread. We took home our desserts of an apricot-almond galette and a rich chocolate tart; in the morning the restaurant's parting gift of blueberry muffins were a sweet reminder of our time at Craft the night before. The portion sizes were quite generous, so we had leftovers to eat as part of lunch the next day as well. Finally, the beverage service at Craft is first-rate. John, the sommelier, made excellent suggestions of Prosecco to start, as a reminder of our trip last summer to the Piemonte region of Italy, and treated us to two glasses of a semi-sparkling dessert wine to finish, which reminded me of one of my favorite Viogniers, that made by Andrew Murray up in Los Olivos, because of the wonderful floral quality--honeysuckle?? The price for our dinner was around $250 for the two of us. It was money well-spent for a special evening out. We're looking forward to a return visit, maybe next month for a birthday celebration.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Refined American Cuisine at it's best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Where should I start ? The food was perfectly cooked, The wine was great and the service was fantastic. The building was custom built for the restaurant. No detail overlooked. The music to my taste was also perfect and not too noisy. I could listen to everyone at the table and still enjoy the tunes. I noticed a few movie stars eating there but you know. The staff treated us like stars too. I had a great time.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great food and great concept”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I was taken to Craft by a business associate, and it was one of the best meals in my stay in the US. The concept is interesting - everyone shares all the dishes. The food is top quality, particularly the range and quality of the vegetables (which are often overlooked in many restaurants). Really interesting and diverse wine list, and good service (albeit slightly 'LA intrusive'). Overall a really good place to eat in Century City.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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FlyersFanInLA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Foodie Gold and Killer Service With Zero Pretention”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

My wife and I have been to Craft LA a few times now and I wanted to reach out to say just how good they are night in and night out. Their food is inventive and perfectly portioned. Their service is over-the-top good especially John the Som, who came up with two food-wine pairings that were outrageously good.

The room is perfectly designed. Modern but not cold. Excellent room acoustics. I am going to take my architect there for dinner just to steal ideas like cork on the ceiling above the bar.

Don't let Century City scare you as this restaurant is top notch for anywhere in LA.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I had seen Craftsteak in Las Vegas but was unaware of Craft LA until a business dinner was set up at the restaurant. Location is OK. Century City, not Beverly Hills but it is very convenient to all of the office towers along Ave of the Stars. Food & service were exceptional. Roasted Octopus appetizer was interesting. Something I would not have ordered but enjoyed. Salads were extremely fresh. Entrees (Flat Iron Steak, Sole and Salmon) were very well prepared. Properly seasoned but not over the top. Sides were wonderful (Snap Peas & Risoto in particular were excellent). We declined on desert but were brought a small selection of "treats" for the table while we finished our wine. Also were given a wrapped blueberry muffin to take home. The service was very professional without being overbearing or intrusion. I did not see the bill, but guessing from the menu I imagine it added up to over $100 per person. I would highly recommend Craft but know what it is going to cost going in so as not to be surprised when the check comes!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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