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Posted by Anonymous on 07/21/2008
It was a 745 Friday night dinner date with a young male friend. (a 32 year old hottie, by anyone's definition). I arrived 10-15 minutes early. The sweet young vapidini who greeted me at the door proceeded to interrogate me: Who had made the reservation for me? Who was this person in relation to me? My rez was in her computer, I was on time, dressed appropriately and had a working credit card. What else did she need to know? Having finally passed muster with the junior-cia-in-training. I was shown to a table. The WORST table in the establishment. You know the one, it's right next to the exit sign leading to the toilets. "Ummm, no, that won't do" said I. "Please show me something else." She mumbled something about clearing it with the desk and left me standing in the middle of the floor. Back she came, showed me to a perfectly acceptable banquette two-seater. The best table in the house? No, not by a long-shot, but acceptable. The food was good. Extraordinary? No. Incredible? Absolutely not. Just good. Expensive? Yes. Dinner exceeded $200 by a significant margin. Will I return? Not unless I'm with a party of people who think they're missing something. This is New York! I don't have to put up with this nonsense. Signed: Her Gray Eminence
Posted by Sam L. on 04/15/2008
Craftbar is simply everything I look for in a restaurant..welcoming abiance, professional, friendly service staff, and amazingly creative food. Except for the wines, which are pricy, I found the food to be well priced..especially for the quality. Dined there with my wife and daughter, and shared the chickpea fries, and fondue to start both my wife and I had the veal meatballs..they were just amazing. Shared the sundae and sugar rum cake..with one drink each, came to about $65 pp. It was packed on a Tuesday night. What an amazing dining experience, that I hope to repeat soon!
Posted by Car & Jar on 04/07/2008
Our experience was good overall- the food was delicious, we had ravioli, steak and corn fritters- all recommended. For dessert, we had the brown sugar pineapple cake which was incredible. Staff was not too attentive. A nice night out but if you are used to great service, this is not the best place to go.
Posted by native on 04/06/2008
Took 2 cousins to Craft along with husband and 9 year old. Not too many choices for child (except for chicken soup and ice cream sundae) but everyone else enjoyed - especially the sea bass. Portions not large but well produced.
Posted by CZ Guest on 03/16/2008
I've been to CraftBar several times. Last night was the first in a while though and I was wondering if it was still as good as I remembered. It was!! We were sat immediately for our 8:30 reservation, The service was excellent and the food just as good. The rice balls were a great starter as was the polenta. The Veal breast was perfect and the other entrees ordered by the table all looked just as good. It's nice to return to a restaurant after time has passed and see that the quality hasn't suffered.
Posted by Jenn on 01/14/2008
Just walking by on the street, we caught a glance inside... back-stepped and decided to try our hunger out on a few appetizers at the bar. The bartender was super nice and attentive. We had a glass of the recommended pinot noir of the night and ordered the arugula salad, a few of the cheeses and the salmon with creme fraiche. Everything was top notch and exceptional at that! Will definitely return and recommend to others!
Posted by tomas on 10/29/2007
walked in without a reservation... got a table right away! this was the beginning of the end. Menu looked excellent... wine list so over priced for a mid range restaurant... no selections of vodka( absolut) . they have $200 bottles of brunello, but yet the worlds cheapest vodka. service was not good. saw the waiter maybe 3 times. food was decent. restaurant overall was not worth it.