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 still bustles most nights of the week with stylish types who appreciate the triple threat of cozy décor, elegant fare and a crackerjack service team. As the name suggests, guests "craft" a meal from seasonal, perfectly executed dishes featuring pristine ingredients. Dinner might kick off with a cured slice of crudo, served with shaved fennel, radish and micro greens in a Meyer lemon dressing. Don't leave without trying one of Chef Colicchio's legendary pastas, like a gorgeous tangle of capellini with lemon zest, grated cheese, ramps and Calabrian chilies.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors