This is the second time I have ever written a Citysearch review. Craftbar left such an impression that I felt the need to share.\r
In summary, party of seven, the appetizers were great, the entrees were mediocre, and the service was EMBARRASINGLY bad (for Craftbar, that is). We arrived to a nice looking space, had a drink at the bar and then sat at our table. After waiting for 15 minutes to even get an order in for wine, we finally ordered a couple of bottles only to see the waiter disappear for another 20 minutes before returning with drinks. Mind you, we were in no rush and celebrating a birthday. Just thought it would be nice to have a drink in the first 30 minutes after being seated. After cornering the waiter to order appetizers and entrees, we began to enjoy our evening. The appetizers were very interesting and very well done. The entrees were ok, but seriously nothing to write home about. Short ribs, Bass and Pasta entrees, not particularly interesting or impressive. \r
...And then things kept going wrong. The waiter, after having already ordered 3 bottles of wine, kept pushing. We are certainly wine people, but it was just getting ackward. Without exaggeration we were asked 3 times if we wanted another bottle and then told 4 times that we could order additional wine by the glass. Give me a break, we know!!!! The topper of it all is that we finally get the bill, pay and leave the NY standard 20% (even though it was NOT deserved) only to have the waiter pick up the bill and start quizing the table about his pen. Literally starts picking up napkins looking for his pen. Who knows where the cheap, plastic, ""Craftbar"" 15 cent pen went, probably fell on the floor. But how completely tactless. We spent over $600 and he is acting like we are at an IHOP and stole his pen. Didn't catch the guys name, but if you get the waiter with a goatee/chin hair deal going on that looks like he did his training at the Outback you'll be in for the same experience. Best of luck.
Pros: Appetizers, space