It’s been years since Tom Colicchio first opened Craft to great acclaim, but the easy charms of the celebrity chef and TV personality’s downtown institution haven’t waned a bit. The room is still busy most nights of the week with stylish patrons who appreciate the triple threat of cozy décor, elegant food and a crackerjack service team.
As the name suggests, guests "craft" a meal from seasonal, perfectly executed dishes that may feature pristine ingredients. Dinner might kick off with a cured slice of crudo, served with shaved fennel, radish and microgreens in a Meyer lemon dressing. Don’t leave without trying one of the chef's legendary pastas, like a gorgeous tangle of capellini with lemon zest, grated cheese, ramps and Calabrian chilies.