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43 E. 19th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Park Ave. South
Craft made simple
By lwblair on 6/1/2003
I spent time dawdling over the extensive wine list, so when it came to making menu choices my head began to spin. The menu is too complex for all but true gourmands. Easy solution...choose the tasting menu. Delicious!
Inventive and exquisite
By cholesaks on 6/16/2003
My favorite type of restaurant is one that has unbeatable cuisine and creative decor, but skips the pretentious snobbery. Craft fits the bill. The mimimalist decor allows you to concentrate on your company and food, while still providing a nice backdrop. If you have problems making up your mind, better enlist a helpfull guest. Craft's menu is so extensive, i found myself stressing over the difference between different types of mushrooms. But rest assurded, you will be happy with absolutely any choice, its helps to order family style so you can try a plethora. And leave the wine up to the waiters, theyknow what they are talking about.
By sayee on 2/28/2005
The dinner was so great, We (2 people) ordered steak and lobster for main, and potato gratin, mushroom & onion for side dish. T As others says, the food was simple and very delicious. I love the idea that i can choose the side. They were so good. However, adding side dish makes the food expensive. I love the food a lot but am not comfortable w/ the price. If the price is lower, i will go there more often. For dessert, we ordered chocolate tart, banana and vanilla icecream. they were so good. The decor was not special. it was ok, it looks better for family.
Great experience, would love to eat here more often
By tanyaturnernyc on 1/16/2007
We splashed out for a special occasion and had a great time. The service was excellent, very friendly and helpful. Our waiter steered us away from some things, suggesting alternatives that were more interesting. The food was delicious, with wonderful quality ingredients, and extremely well executed. Unusually for NYC, the acoustics were very good, you could hear each other across the table. A very enjoyable experience overall.
By martin_chamois on 10/9/2007
Craft was an inovator and remains a top restaurant. While it is no longer is cutting edge, it remains a solid top performer. The menu is creative and remains interesting. The execution from the kitchen also remains top notch. The service staff is expereinced and attentive. Craft continues to Work Well.
Ignore the check ...
By FatBastard on 11/6/2007
Impeccable menu -- recent highlights for me were several vegetable side dishes, including some amazing beets. Seafood entrees including scallops were flawless with just the right balance of seasoning and fundamentally sound main ingredients. However, the main drawback at Craft is price -- on a per scallop basis, we paid $12 bucks each which I think is lofty by any measure. Fortunately, the well-thought wine list doesn't aspire to similarly distance itself from other NYC mainstays. Service is attentive and warm without any sense that they were hovering. I'm nonplussed with the atmosphere, as it's subdued but with a cavernous feel. In all, worth a trip every now and then but a bit too aggressive on pricing to be in the regular rotation.
awesome food / good service
By charliekatsu on 8/1/2008
i have to admit, i've only been there twice - but both times, its been fantastic. for the people who have talked sh*t about service, i can only surmise this: if you're going to be rude and surly to your waiter - you're going to get attitude back. ALSO, don't bring your kids - i'm paying way too much money to hear them be annoying.
By Jstlookather on 6/3/2009
Another restaurant we tried in NY & only because of the Chef. It was a wonderful dinner but nothing over the top. Although, we enjoyed it there are much better restaurants out there in NYC.
Craft lives up to my expectations!
By Mercy on 8/31/2010
Can't rave enough about the service, quality of food, and overall experience at Craft. My girlfriend's and I celebrated a birthday there one Monday evening. The staff, and there were plenty of them, were personable and efficient. Braised short ribs, monkfish, and scallops were all a hit at the table! As were the sides: baby carrots, polenta, heirloom tomato salad....the German potatoes were slightly over done, but good nonetheless. Try the sugar and spice donuts and even the coffee was exceptional! A lovely experience in a nicely run restaurant, worth every penny of the pricey tab!
Create your own meal
By jusshell308 on 2/6/2003
Craft is the ideal restaurant for a date or with a group of true foodies. You can pick and choose everything you want to eat from the side dishes to the dessert toppings. The restaurant, the food and the people are beautiful.
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