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Craft

43 E. 19th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Park Ave. South
212-780-0880

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

66% would go back.

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Went for Birthday -- Boring

By nautical2004 on 4/25/2007

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

Am I missing something? I was not impressed by my meal -- and it was my birthday! Bread was boring, salad was simply chopped lettuce with dresssing (could you throw in some organic veggies, Long Island goat cheese, something?), and my braised lamb had no flavor. The amuse bouche and pureed potatoe were the best parts of the meal. Perhaps I should have ordered the evening's special.

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288 out of 624 people found this review helpful.

Great experience, would love to eat here more often

By tanyaturnernyc on 1/16/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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305 out of 653 people found this review helpful.

AWESOME!!!

By Inspct on 1/16/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I can't not say enough good things about Craft. A truly exceptional dining experience! From the great martinis,roasted foie gras,Kobe skirt steak, the chestnut risotto was amazing! as well as the polenta. And the desserts well all I can say is try to leave room or come back just for those. Can't wait to go back! Bravo!!!

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420 out of 855 people found this review helpful.

a rip-off; can do much better for the money

By zeecee on 8/14/2005

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

An out of town friend made the reservation and although I had reservations, three of us had an overpriced dinner here the other night. Decor is lovely - large room, nicely lit, art, wonderful lighting, comfortable. The waitress helped us figure out the menu, suggesting how to order from the various appetizers, main dishes and side dishes. We went for two orders of the short ribs and picked a fish, able to order it without hazelnut oil and to get the creme fraiche on the side. She delivered a small piece of fish, which we cut into three tapa-sized portions. Side dishes are around $15 and are tiny so you spend a fortune. Nothing was delicious, just okay. Everything was overpriced, including wine, which went for several dollars a glass higher than it would elsewhere. Dessert was okay, not memorable. I asked the waitress if she felt awkward bringing that tiny $30 piece of fish to the table (main courses come alone) and she couldn't even smile.

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366 out of 785 people found this review helpful.

A cliché, but I loved it!

By brooklynliz on 5/1/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

It may be a cliché, but Craft provides a top New York dining experience. The food is relentlessly delicious on all fronts. My meal followed a perfect arc: crisp salad, rich comfort food side dishes (try the potatoes au gratin and prepare to smile), perfectly seasoned fish, lovely wine, and a wonderful dessert (DO try the homemade ice creams). The lighting was warm, my waiter was cute and friendly, my meal was long and fulfilling...in short the perfect dining experience. Of course the catch of communally ordering food in sections may strike some as gimmicky, and the difficultly of getting a reservation is frustrating, both drawbacks pale in comparison to the excellent food and service.

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341 out of 684 people found this review helpful.

Good solid food

By debun on 4/2/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Craft, an architecturally daring and quite pleasing environment offers generous and innovative meals.

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275 out of 599 people found this review helpful.

Excellent but...

By sayee on 2/28/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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272 out of 609 people found this review helpful.

SAMPLE MENU

By Barn on 12/3/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Not much to add to the praise already heaped on this excellent restaurant -- just wanted to recreate my last meal, as a guide to the undecided: Braised Short Ribs Roasted Carrots Braised Leeks Gratin Potato Arugula Salad Scallops Roasted Hedgehog Mushrooms Doughnuts Pain Perdue, w/ Caramel Sauce. I GL Grenache, 1 GL Cab. Franc. Eat this meal, and dance all the way home.

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390 out of 726 people found this review helpful.

Excellent dinner every time

By cyntseng on 7/17/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great food, in particular the short ribs, kobe steak, quail,the mushroom side dish. All the desserts are good. Been there 3 times in 5 months & it was an enjoyable experience every time. Decor and ambiance are wonderful.Do go!

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285 out of 602 people found this review helpful.

Best restaurant in NY...

By wierzbao on 11/3/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Amazing food: simple and so tasteful. Perfect service and decor. I have been there at least 10 times and go there with incredible pleasure

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326 out of 647 people found this review helpful.

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