900 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003
nr. 20th St.
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 distpal on 10/14/2005
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!
By paulsalkind on 6/25/2005
Despite its misleading name, craftbar is a real restaurant. The food is excellent. It manages to be both comforting and exciting.
By rootdoc on 8/9/2004
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.
By themicah on 1/13/2005
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.
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.
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!
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.
By opdinnerout on 4/21/2007
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.
By ywwan on 1/11/2006
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.