New York, NY 10003
Village Voice's Description
The casual counterpart to Craft, this Flatiron District restaurant should provide a relatively affordable dining option for Top Chef fans looking to sample some of Tom Colicchio's, or his chef de cuisine Lauren Hirschberg's, seasonal cooking. The menu is contemporary American with Italian undertones, consisting of both small and large plates such as veal ricotta meatballs, whole wheat papardelle with Berkshire pork ragout and bouchot mussels cooked in white wine and garlic. Diners who just want a quick, casual bite sit at the long, wooden bar and order bruschetta, charcuterie plates and Panini. Above the bar sits a massive glass-enclosed wine cellar, featuring more than a hundred wines from all over the world, including a serious selection of Rieslings and around 25 wines available by the glass. Ever since the restaurant moved to its current location in 2005, there has been plenty of seats, the bi-level space outfitted with polished wood and slick industrial lighting.—Keith Wagstaff
Tips from foursquare
Get the Veal Meatballs.
The fried oysters are a must have!
Really great brunches & reasonable prices.
Every single ingredient that goes into creating the sensational cuisine is handpicked from the finest markets. An around-the-clock crowd pleaser is Colicchio's famous veal-riccotta meatballs.