5 Years of Craft Los Angeles

Tuesday September 18, 2012 by Ryan Fernandez

Craft Los Angeles

Tom Colicchio, who recently designed a special menu for a Game of Thrones food truck, is also ramping up for the official Top Chef Cruise which he'll be hosting in April 2013. Being so busy, how has his original business - Craft Restaurants - kept up?

Back when MenuGem first launched - that is, back when I first began to really write about restaurants in earnest, I remember Craft in Los Angeles being sort of my de facto benchmark for what fine dining was supposed to represent - an impeccable experience, memorable from the moment you even approached the restaurant, all the way through to your after-dinner chatter.

And why not? I of course have always associated Tom Colicchio with Top Chef, but the man had a strong career even before the popular TV series premiered in 2006. As a partner at Gramercy Tavern in New York, he opened the original Craft location one block away in 2001. Craft Los Angeles was opened in 2007 and there is also a Craft in Dallas, not to mention Colicchio's other concepts Craftsteak, Craftbar and 'Wichcraft.

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Judging from the amuse-bouche and dishes pictured here, I think it's safe to say that the delivery of experience and quality control at Craft is doing just fine.

Craft Los Angeles


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