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900 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003
nr. 20th St.
By henry_22 on 1/27/2013
It's good. Try it. Except when I was there the Sunday before the hurricane, they let a bulldog in that actually sat in a chair at a table. Oh well, hopefully he liked it.
Great for foodies
By rmiguel on 12/30/2012
was in town with a large family party of 12, after 2 other local restaurants denied us, Craftbar accomodated us at the long bar table, which was fine for lunch...we had three kids under 13 and the kitchen made special items on request with no fuss (mac n cheese, etc...)...appetizers were interesting and delicious, spanish octopus was spectacular, pecorino balls were great and popular with all, including the kids...beet salad was varied, abundant and tasty...entree list was shortish but assorted and breakfast list was extensive and innovative...agnolotti, mussels, veal meatballs were well received...a Domaine A+G pinot rounded everything off...all in all, a great experience (although our blonde waitress was distant and usually not available), the bus staff and even maitre'd filled in...would definitely go back...
Crappy food kills the experience
By patreb on 3/5/2010
Great looking space and the drinks were fantastic but the appetizers and the main dishes were of such poor quality... I ate better food at local diners. I love overcooked food but at this place they kill the animal, then fry it to make sure it's dead then re-fry it again just in case there are any bits of soul left... Won't be back as between my girlfriend and me we got 4 different dishes (2 apps and 2 mains) and they all sucked.
Not Impressed at all
By broadwayvamp on 11/22/2008
I went to craftbar last night because it's near my new apartment. Everything was really bad. We ordered the fried oysters appetizer and they were so mushy and not crunchy they grossed me out-and are usually one of my favorite things-not even the dipping sauce was good. My boyfriend had the aged sirloin which was mediocre at best and I had the fish which was so fishy it was inedible-it was served with three nice raviolis which basically ended up being my meal. Tom should pack his knives and go, but either way I am not going back.
Best food I've had in Manhattan; GREAT value
By wavsurfer on 11/9/2008
Went for lunch/brunch on a Sunday afternoon. They let us wait for 2 hrs before my guest arrived without a single complaint. Our server was very patient and professional. The food was amazing. Our group had the hanger steak with Greenmarket green beans and escargot (AMAZINGLY tender and perfectly seasoned; tender almost crispy green beans), eggs benedict (better than any other I've had) and the house-cured salmon plate (amazing mixture of flavors; don't forget to eat with the capers and pickled sliced onions). And the prices were great! The hanger steak was $24 and a fairly large portion (no room for dessert). The others were like $12-14. The table next to ours had 2 children and they seemed very pleased with their meal (and cookies for dessert). I would definitely go back. It's obvious that the cooks at Craftbar really know what they're doing. Everything was perfectly seasoned and prepared. Carefully plated and served promptly at the perfect temperatures.
By kager on 10/14/2008
Amazing fondue and risotto balls for appetizers! Great Meatballs for entree! Very tasty baked alaska, even my friends, who dislike BA, really enjoyed it!
must try baked alaska
By ellen5181 on 6/22/2008
Baked alaska is different than I've ever had it and really delicious. The merengue part is not like on a lemon merengue pic. The cocnut ice cream and especially the fruity sauce that goes with it create a wonderful belnd of tastes and really is a great way to finishe off a meal. We went last night with a large group. They were very accommodating but service was slow, however it gave us a chance to catch up with each other and it was nice not to be rushed. I thought out waiter had a bit of an attitude in the way he responded to a drink order...OK,so you don't yet have a certain type of flavored vodka (his response, "We don't carry that, we stick to the classics here"). Overall, we shared apps and desserts and all had main courses and wine and the bill was fairly reasonable. Inventive, well prepared dishes.
Great Service, Good Food
By eothdl on 1/20/2008
The service was really the best part of the experience. The wine was the best part of the meal. And the food was good. I think the food was priced reasonably considering the level of service and the pedigree of the restaurant. The wine selections also seemed reasonably priced. We ordered the chicken liver pate to share. I would have liked to have had more than two pieces of bread for the pate. My date got a mixed green salad and the duck prosciutto, hen of the woods panini. I ordered the short ribs with root vegetables. No complaints about the quality or taste. The menu choices only felt a little ordinary and the entree portions could have been bigger.
Not as good as craft
By girardasse on 12/14/2007
Food is good but certainly not as good as in Craft restaurant. Attentive service and nice decor.
By cburke52086 on 7/26/2007
I went to Craftbar and had a very good meal...but i want to emphasize the good. I have been to many places and wouldnt say the meal was excellent. However, I wasnt dissapointed and was very happy at the end of the meal. My date ordered the veal meatballs and I had the bouillabaisse. My entree was very good though not entirely filling. My date ordered the pasta with the meatballs which was a good idea, since he probably wouldnt have been full either. Though his meatballs were very delicious and nicely seasoned! The wine selection was reasonable priced as well. Our service began very well, however, at the end of the night it was clear that our waitress was overwhelmed with a much larger table. Therefore, the process of getting the check and paying became very pianful and drawn out. Which is all too unfortunate, since that tends to be the lasting memory for any diner!
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