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Craftbar

900 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003
nr. 20th St.
212-461-4300

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8
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

84% would go back.

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Not quite just right

By opdinnerout on 4/21/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

The previous reviewer got just about everything right: courteous and fast service, nice wine selection, and good food (octopus appetizer with chorizo especially!), but not the right portions! My striped bass main course was so small--think sashimi, that I had to order another appetizer to feel like I was full.

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342 out of 672 people found this review helpful.

Just Right!

By ywwan on 1/11/2006

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

Craftbar is a wonderful dining experience - everything was just right. The portions were perfect and the food was very tasty and well prepared. The menu makes it easy to order small plates toshare but you could also order traditional appetizers + entrees or some combination. I particularly enjoyed the foie gras and the hamachi appetizers and thought the gnocchi entree was excellent. The decor is very nice and the crowd is quite trendy but not overly so. And the prices are very reasonable for the quality and service. Best of all unlike many NY restaurants, you don't sit virtually on top of one another.

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385 out of 836 people found this review helpful.

Great dining experience!

By distpal on 10/14/2005

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

I really like this place a lot. The staff is super friendly. The food is fabulous and they don't rush you out. It's truly a dining experience in the way that dining should be. The menu is so ecclectic and you can tell the ingredients are fresh and chosen with care. Definitely a great place to have a nice dinner with friends or a date and feel like it was well worth the trip!

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363 out of 744 people found this review helpful.

the new craftbar is great

By paulsalkind on 6/25/2005

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

Despite its misleading name, craftbar is a real restaurant. The food is excellent. It manages to be both comforting and exciting.

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335 out of 645 people found this review helpful.

Portions aren't _that_ small

By themicah on 1/13/2005

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

While this is far from a budget restaurant, we found the food to be extremely tasty, with interesting fresh ingredients and flavors, and excellent service. We left with full bellies and not-completely-empty wallets. The mackerel appetizer and mache salad were our favorites. Both were absolutely delicious, and perfect for sharing between two people. We also very much enjoyed the goat cheeses we ordered. They were superb, and although the portions of cheese served are small, who wants so much cheese anyway? We just wanted a taste. The meatballs and panini, like others have said, are not as special as critics claim, but neither are they overpriced at $10-12 a serving. They were fresh, tasty, and after the apps and cheeses, they filled us up. We stayed away from the $25 fish "mains"--even though we were curious, we were afraid to drop that much cash on what might be a small portion. We're not rich, you see. The wine list also looked very tempting, but we were trying to focus our budget on food, so we stuck with the Best of the Catskills (i.e., tapwater) for our beverage pairing.

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310 out of 630 people found this review helpful.

Better, more casual then Craft

By rootdoc on 8/9/2004

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

I was there recently, and the quality and presentation of the food really impressed me. All the dishes we had were wonderful esppecially the desserts. The only negetive was the meatballs, very plain and uninteresting. The chef's specials were amazing. The wine list was also very comprehensive.

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290 out of 614 people found this review helpful.

I Felt Taken

By colpo on 6/12/2003

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

Craftbar's theme is small dishes, and the sharing of same. However, contradicting this theme is the naming of certain dishes "apps" and other dishes "mains". Calling something a main in every other restaurant in town implies a larger portion than an app, right? Well, our table shared three excellent starters: rice balls, stuffed sage leaves and the anchovy salad. While each app was beautifully prepared, particularly the "frittura" method, the portion-size was pathetically small, even for sharing. For God's sake, we parcelled out the anchovy fillets as though they were Wonka golden tickets! Their evangelical presentation of these pedestrian dishes is misplaced and only serves their bottom line. The biggest disappointment was my fish main. For $18, I was served a double-sashimi-size nugget of perfectly seared merluzzo (like cod). This is peasant food, so there's no excuse. Up the portion, weez! $150 for the two of us, and we were still hungry. I'll order more prudently next time. Memo to craftbar, you're not the French Laundry - GET REAL!

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330 out of 647 people found this review helpful.

Delicious and moderately priced

By lala_c on 3/14/2003

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

I come here for the delicious soups (chilled tomato basil for ex.) and the hot paninis (fave is the duck ham and taleggio). Come with a friend and trade sandwich halves. Appetizers are served tapas-like in small dishes. I know others have raved about the risotto balls, but I like the traditional Italian deli style better. Prosciutto-figs are delectable. The staff is also v. diligent and attentive. Overall not a cheap meal, but still v. good value.

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242 out of 499 people found this review helpful.

I hope the restaurant next door is better

By dknyaq on 1/14/2003

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

Truly unimpressed with this place. $17 for three meatballs that were no better than swansons frozen meatball dinner. The cheese plate? 2 slices. 1 slice of cheddar and a slice of some other boring cheese. The slices were so small we couldn't even share themn between two people. I should have stuck with the paninni sandwiches..but aren't there a million other better places for a pannini sandwich? Will never go back, but will try Craft

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