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Posted by ny foodie on 08/26/2006
I was looking forward to my aniversary reservation, but i left very disapointed. got there early and had to wait 15 min so the restaurant could be set up , all dishes were not inspiring lacked creative touch , we had the hamachi- bland low on salt, we also got mussels- quite tasty, oysters were fresh but had sand inside , they should rinse them nobody wants to eat sand, risotto with morel was nice , cavatelly with shrimp and chorizo started well but the pasta was not cooked with salt, hawaii prawns were ok and sorrel salad was just that salad!! It seems like the management is letting the place fall down.
Posted by St Louis Foodies on 07/22/2006
This is our 5th trip to Craft! We are Midwesterners and always make sure to go at least once to Craft when we come to New York. It is amazing to me that we have yet to be disappointed! And this trip is has been the highlight of our dining experience! The food is prepared simply and stands out for that very reason. It is fun to share the side dishes. And the atmosphere is wonderful. In fact, we liked it so much this trip that we are going back again and cancelling another top restaurant! thanks.
Posted by Big Fan on 04/23/2006
My fiance and I are big fans of the reality show Top Chef that features the proprietor of Craft as a judge, Tom Coliccohio. That's why I was disappointed by our meal there yesterday, which was completely unimpressive. The central spice used at Craft was salt. Everything we had was super salty. The Fois Gras Terraine tasted like processed cheese. The leaf lettuce salad was tasty but salty. We could not finish the soft shelled crab and I notice another table that had a similar opinion by that dish. The Cobia was very good, but the miso sauce that came with it was super salty. The quail was also tasty but salty. The same goes of all of the side dishes. I must say however , that the desserts were the saving grace of Craft. We had 3 and they were uniformly excellent. I've would have rated service a 5.0 but everything coming out of the kitchen was slow. Tom needs to get back to NY and whip some people in to shape.
Posted by John on 03/17/2006
This was our second visit to Craft. The first was memorable this one was spectacular. The food, the service and the hip decor all came together the way you would expect from a restaurant of this stature. I would highly recommend the braised short ribs, one of the signature dishes at Craft. My wife had the Halibut and it was prepared simply and to perfection. Solid wine list by the bottle and the glass. If there is one negative I would say it is the rather weak and uninteresting appetizer menu. This is a must try for any food lover, one of the best in the city.
Posted by Warren on 12/30/2005
I highly recommend trying the Craft dining Experience - as it truly is an experience. The room is fantastic, service is second to none -and the food - impresssive. But the most important advice i would give - is keep room for desert - some of the best this city has to offer. Doughnuts, ice creams and the amazing apple turnover will blow you away. The potato sides are also amazing - while the Braised Short Ribs were delicious. Its gonna cost you a decent amount of money - so save for a good occasion, but you wont be disappointed.
Posted by Sha on 11/11/2005
I was intrigued by this new concept of dining, a one from column A and one from column B format, but it was very gratifying that I could choose what I wanted as accompliments, instead of a Chef telling me what should go with what....but of course this comes at a price! The food is to me a mix of homestyle cooking as well as innovative craftmanship of the kitchen.The tripe was excellent and pared with the parsnips...superb! The sprouts were also good but give seafood a pass....My guest who ordered the turbot was very disappointed but the warm pudding for dessert more than made up for it!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/28/2005
We are at home in Arizona reminiscing about our recent NYC trip, went to this web site to pull up the menu and found a bad review of Craft on this web site. We as well made four very high end reservations and ate at Craft on our first night. However, we consider Craft our best overall restaurant experience in NYC. The menu, wines, food, service and people watching at Craft were all amazing. Craft is an excellent restaurant and we will fondly remember our dining experience there for many, many years.