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Craftbar

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900 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 40.739099 -73.989746
nr. 20th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-461-4300 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, American Traditional, Mediterranean
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

craftrestaurantsinc.com

Hours

Mon-Wed, noon-10pm; Thu-Fri, noon-11pm; Sat, 10:30am-11pm; Sun, 10:30am-9:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.; N, R at 23rd St.

Prices

$21-$27

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

The original Craftbar is no longer with us, sad to say, at least not in its edifying tiny form. Tom Colicchio and his partners moved their operation to a much bigger space on Broadway just above Union Square. The space seats 150. There is a large, elevated wine rack, complete with a vaguely treacherous-looking catwalk. There is a bar in front, designed not for the mass consumption of lots of very profitable cocktails. The menu has been enlarged, and those small finger-food dishes, like the meatballs and even the beloved paninis, have been struck. In their place is a more standard progression of seasonal salads, upmarket appetizers, and big, aggressive entrées flavored with obscure, seasonally varying ingredients like stinging nettles, pickled ramps, and fennel pollen. Much of the food is good, but the restaurant's intimacy is gone, and with it that certain quality of specialness.

Brunch

Sat.-Sun., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Recommended Dishes

Pecorino fonduta, $12

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