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It’s been years since Tom Colicchio first opened Craft to great acclaim, but the easy charms of the celebrity chef and TV personality’s downtown instit...
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Created by Tom Colicchio and located in the heart of NYC, Craft serves simply prepared dishes highlighting pristine, seasonal ingredients within the award-winning architectural design of Bentel and Bentel.Craft received the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant nationwide in 2002 and New York Times critic, William Grimes awarded Craft three stars in 2001, an honor upheld by Sam Sifton in 2011. CraftNYC is open for dinner, takeaway and delivery every evening.
PRICE RANGE
$35 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Accepts Credit Cards, Street Parking, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Craft since it opened many years ago. Then it was a stake house. Now Craft offers a more varied menu from pasta dishes to fish and meats. Some menu items are good to very good. These include the arugula...salad and the mushroom risotto. The black bass was grilled with no sauce, nothing special. The burrata was a bit of a disappointment. Pavlova was good. Though the dishes are pricy with many entrees the $50 range and starters around $30, the wine list is reasonable. The very knowledgeable sommelier pointed us to a beautiful reasonably priced burgundy. Others service was good, also. John Gargano, the restaurant's maître runs a tight ship.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 8, 2022

The staff is incredibly hospitable and warm. Particularly wonderful were the octopus, fish and squash agnolotti. A delightful meal, thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

The place is charming, the staff is really nice and the food is very delicious, big portion also. The only thing is that they can’t chose their clients and when you’re seated near 3 young ladies eating with their knees on the seat, speaking loudly...you could say almost screaming, using their phone to watch videos … well that’s not what you want to see and hear in such a restaurant. I know it’s difficult but I guess manager should tell those kind of clients to leave or behave They were kind enough to give us another table and offered the dessert We will definitely come backMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022

The hosts were welcoming and inviting. The food was scrumptious. Everything was cooked to perfection and well seasoned. I had the pork. OMG...it was crisp on the outside. It was moist and juicy on the inside. It literally melted in my mouth. The wild mushrooms...delicious and the greens were firm and perfectly sautéed. The greens had just the right amount of bite to them. Lastly, the Meyer Lemon sorbet tasted like a lemon festival in my mouth. It was light and refreshing. Lastly, the waitress was knowledgeable and accommodating. I loved everything about my experience. Quick note, the restrooms were very clean which says a lot in my book.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

Beautiful restaurant, great service and excellent food. We went for an anniversary dinner and were not disappointed. Pricey but worth it.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022 via mobile

Everything was nearly PERFECT about my family’s experience here. The food was absolutely fantastic. The wait staff attentively ensured all our needs were met, questions answered, and the pace between drinks/ordering/meal courses wasn’t too fast or too slow. They also went the extra mile to...customize our experience since we were celebrating a birthday. The only thing for us was that it was a little dark to read the menus for guests with limited eyesight. But we used phones!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 25, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with a relaxing atmosphere despite a fullseated room. Observant waiters and perfect food. A very nice and succesful evening!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 24, 2022

From start to finish, this was a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant is beautiful, perfectly lit, and the music was a sublime backdrop to the evening. The food and drinks were delicious and beautifully presented. The service we received was personal and attentive, but not...overly so. John, Julius, and Jesse made our graduation celebtration the evening we knew Craft would provide. Thank you!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 14, 2022

What an incredible night. Excellent drink choices (alcoholic and nonalcoholic), delicious starter (grilled octopus), mouth watering entrees (quail and duck) and sides (sauteed greens and gnochi) and the best dessert one could ask for (toasted marshmallow cake). Went for a birthday celebration and the staff...was more than welcoming and made us feel like we were VIP. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

We traveled to NYC for Easter from New Hampshire. We are big fans of Craft and Tom and missed this place during the pandemic. We both ordered the anniversary Tasting menu. What a delight it was! Everything was served with perfect timing. food was very...delicious (I found lamb on a tough side but everything else compensated for it, my husband had not complaints). We both had excellent Zelenski Mule cocktail to benefit Jose Andres' wonderful charity. Service was perfect. I've liked this place more than Daniel and Le Bernardin. It didn't disappoint this time either. The dinner was worth the price. thank you, Tom and Craft staff.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022

Here's the thing about Craft: everything is perfect. The ambiance is delightful with high ceilings, interesting architecture, lovely art, perfect lighting and a reasonable noise level. The service is top rate- friendly, attentive but not overly so, knowledgeable and helpful. And then there's the food....Craft is the kind of place where you know anything you order will be so good it might make you cry. On this visit I brought my foodie college student and his teen sibling. The teen is not quite as adventurous an eater as his older brother, but that kid would have licked every plate if decorum had allowed. He literally spooned the short rib sauce into his mouth once he'd finished the meat. After our last visit I came home determined to eat shishito peppers at every meal. The mushrooms are divine and I honestly could just order those as a meal and leave happy. Everything is creative and delicious and perfectly cooked. Between the three of us we had many of the vegetable plates, a squid pasta dish, the short ribs, sea bass and quail, ice cream and a semifreddo confection, tea and coffee, so we covered most of the menu. Every bite was perfection. To round things out we had theatre tickets and mentioned this to our server when we sat down. She unobtrusively kept an eye on the time and helped us to order in a way that would allow us to enjoy the meal without feeling rushed and make it to the show without any stress. In sum, I cannot recommend this restaurant more highly. Even the neighborhood is lovely and if you come you should take a post meal stroll around Gramercy Park, especially the beautiful historic block of E 19th between Irving + 3rd.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022

The tasting menu is greatly supported by the wine pairing. No weakness in the selection of French, Italian and Californian flavours. The desert was a bit disappointing but certainly because everything else was perfect especially the cooking of the duck.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 31, 2022

The whole evening was simply perfect - the atmosphere, the food, the wine list and, most importantly, the staff. They all went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed the full Craft experience. Our server, Cesar was absolutely incredible - so personable, so...attentive, so knowledgeable about the menu and completely focused on our enjoyment. We also had the pleasure of meeting Tim, the floor manager and John, the General Manager both of whom took the time to introduce themselves,make sure we were happy and chatted with us. The food was so fresh and innovative and the wine list was extensive. We were made to feel like valued customers and, for that reason, we will return.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 29, 2022

From the greeting to our exit, this was an amazing experience! The team approach to service complemented the dinner and added to our memorable visit, special thanks to Caesar. The ability to hear our conversation was a treat too. Each course was fantastic as was...the cocktails and wine selection. Great night!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 2, 2022

Came here for a special night out and weren't disappointed. We ordered the duck and the short ribs, and to be honest the short ribs were far superior and we'd highly recommend them. service was truly excellent and everything was at least good. Even the...bread was amazing. Would be happy to return.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Response from Philippe1963 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, excellent choice for a dinner party with a larger party!
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Smart Casual no shorts.
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Definitely vegetarian options, just not sure if vegan
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Craft is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5