For some reason we haven’t been back to Craft Bar in a very long time. What a mistake on our part. We like eating in the Craft Bar rather than their more formal restaurant Craft as we can order from the Bar menu and Craft menu. Our first big surprise was to see Gustavo one of our favorite front of the house staff who we have known for years dating back to Spago. He was terrific! The rest of the front of the house team – Matt, Keith and Jeff were also very helpful, courteous and absolutely gracious.
White wine from their list – John had a martini first – not pictured
Amuse – duck rillette on crackers
Oysters – Ram Island (CT), Dark Beach Light (Washington) WildFire Island (NY) with some sea beans
Bread Service – Dark Molasses and White Country from La Brea Bakery
Halibut Ceviche with Avocado – this was from the Craft menu and it was terrific
Cheddar Hushpuppies and smoked maple syrup – from the bar menu and we remembered how much we liked them – delicious
Calamari, spinach, chorizo and raisins – from the Craft menu and another winner
Roasted Quail – also from the Craft menu – shown a tiny piece as we devoured the portion
Flatbread with fontina and wild mushrooms- from the Craftbar menu – another just one piece pictured as we devoured this portion
An absolute winner and we will definitely return.