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Our Craft restaurant experience.


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Our Craft restaurant experience.

AGENT FOODIE | | Jul 26, 2007 11:54 PM

Today me and my gf had dinner at craft. I made the reservation on sunday through open table. The restaurant called a day beforehand to confirm the reservation and if i had any questions or anything like that. I asked them to move the reservation up half an hour and they gladly changed it. The restaurant itself is nice and looks like the other craft restaurants, very similar to craftsteak in las vegas. The decor was modern and very clean. They had a nice outdoor dining area with what looked like comfortable seating and lounge area. There are a lot of office buildings surrounding the restaurant, but good that its not too close to the mall. We started with the pork belly which other reviewers have said is very good, we ordered it and it was really good, nice and crispy and had a clean taste none of that lingering taste that pork sometimes has. They sent out an amuse bouche before the first course came i think anyways it was a crostini with salsa verde and sardine. I dont like sardines so i didnt try it. For our main courses we ordered halibut and rack of pork which were both excellent. For sides we ordered sweet corn,asparagus,a potatos al gratin. The sides were all good but on the small side. Before we ordered desert they sent out another amuse bouche which was some type of sorbet in a hibiscus soup, excellent. We had angel food cake with peach sorbet for desert. Again excellent desert, i did see the olive oil gelato on the menu, but decided against it (sounded weird). after finishing our desert the pastry chef sent out another small desert dish which was homemade marshmallow which had a lavendar scent and some choclate and nut brittle, again unexpected but very good. The service part of the meal was overall pretty good. They work in teams so we had two servers and two busboys bringing us our food and other things. The manager came by twice to check up on our meal and lastly to thank us before we left the restaurant. They did do some things which i dont see often in restaurants. They fold up your napkin for you if you leave the table so when you return it is neatly folded and they push your chair in. The food overall was very good especially since the restaurant is new, but the portions are on the smaller side of things and the prices a bit on the high side. We both agree though that the food was very good and they did send out three amuse bouches, so at least the price hit wasnt too bad. We will more then likely return. In the end for two first courses, two main courses, three sides, one desert, two non alcoholic drinks, one alcoholic drink the total was around 170 before tip, with tip around 200 dollars. ANd one last thing i saw sheriff lee baca coming in when we were leaving.

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