The casual sibling to Tom Colicchio's Craft is a bargain in comparison, but still not cheap, though the food continues to garner raves and the service is consistently excellent. The menu features assertive seasonal cooking similar to what you can find at the upscale flagship just around the corner. The small-plates category on the menu elevates tiny nibbles like sausage-stuffed fried sage leaves or addictive fluffy salt-cod croquettes to temptations that make you forget
the main course entirely. The rest of the menu is eclectic enough to satisfy.
Apr 12, 2010
I liked it more than i thought i ever could, with a bartender with skyblue eyes and drinks that could drown a soul. It's much preferable to snooty Gramercy Tavern or impossible to explain why it's hard to get into Cafeteria. It's not big on decor or ambience but staff cordial even to the most obnoxious and i should know, he was there during my visit.