Recommended by : Rebecca Charles (Chef/Owner, Pearl Oyster Bar), Ted Allen (Host, Chopped), Jesse Schenker (Chef/Owner, Recette), Laura Benanti (Singer/Actress), Jennifer Morrison (Actress), Becca Parrish (Founder, BeccaPR), Gretchen Mol (Actress)

Cuisine:Nouveau American. Price: $$$$. Location: .

At Craft you get to do just that: Craft your own meal. Restaurateur Tom Colicchio is a stickler when it comes to fresh ingredients, and Craft is where he makes those ingredients shine. The simple protein at craft is the star of the dish, with basic sides making important appearances as well. There’s a genius behind this menu’s simplicity. Colicchio has always let the food speak for itself, which we love, and between that and the sleek aesthetic you can’t go wrong coming here. If you do, our advice is to stick to the basics. Have a great, fresh piece of fish with a few side dishes. Make a Reservation.

“I think the concept of Craft is very appealing to chefs because you can make your own meal. That’s where I went and that’s where I still go if I want seafood.” – Rebecca Charles

“I love Craft.” – Ted Allen