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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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A food temple

By petrushka on 1/25/2003

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

Every ingredient gets a star treatment here. Even if the busboys are a little confused, each dish delivers a precise punch. I wish I could lick the little copper casserole the scallops were served in. The gnocchi were just like a dream. If you have an expense account choose the version with white truffle shavings for additional $40. Chanterelles tasted intensely of chanterelles. The fish, the meat were just that, amazing fish, amazing meat. I'd love to eat there again and again but reservations need to be made 28 days in advance (preferrably early in the morning), so that helps to keep my budget in check.

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216 out of 451 people found this review helpful.

My favorite restaurant in NYC

By sadie on 1/26/2003

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

This restaurant truly has perfected the art of relaxed fine dining! The decor is stunning, the staff is fantastic, but all is eclipsed by the tremendous food. From start to finish, Craft is a wonderful dining experience. Personally, I also enjoy the casual elegance of the entire place. The service is professional, but never stuffy or formal.

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196 out of 407 people found this review helpful.

Create your own meal

By jusshell308 on 2/6/2003

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

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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225 out of 449 people found this review helpful.

Not from the makers of Kraft!

By foodsnob on 2/28/2003

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

My first visit to Craft left me utterly spellbound. It's as if owner/Chef Tom Colicchio cast his magic wand over me from the moment I stepped into this charming, rustic Grammercy gem. First, I started with the tuna carpaccio, a small, and delicate portion of the best tuna that's ever touched my lips. Tom's melt-in-your-mouth creation will leave you anxiously waiting for your next course. For my main course, I dived right into the roasted scallops, paired with a few must-have sides such as: sweet potato hash, butternut squash, polenta, and roasted shiitake mushrooms. Each bite of my awe-inspiring meal left me mesmorized and had me question, "how does this wizard of a Chef transform a simple scallop into a mind-altering food creation?" I am left with only one answer: witchcraft! If you've never been to Craft, what are you waiting for. Okay, so you'll have to make a reservation a month in advance. But trust me fellow food snobs--it's well worth the wait.

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261 out of 510 people found this review helpful.

Worth every penny

By bunnefufu on 3/2/2003

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

Every bite is well worth it. Service was fine. tables a lil large ? but who cares you just want to go back and try the things you didnt have before. mmmmmmmm

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287 out of 547 people found this review helpful.

Craft made simple

By lwblair on 6/1/2003

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

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!

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232 out of 439 people found this review helpful.

Inventive and exquisite

By cholesaks on 6/16/2003

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

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.

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280 out of 498 people found this review helpful.

not that special

By barney on 6/30/2003

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

I expected Craft to offer far more interesting food. Overall, the entress of everyone at our table were ordinary. Plus, for what it is, the prices are high. Craft is alot of hype and not worth going to.

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287 out of 545 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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331 out of 659 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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289 out of 611 people found this review helpful.

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