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Jan 26, 2007 12:40 PM


I read that Craft will be opening up a branch at Century City.

Curious since the boards were buzzing way before Mozza opened, that this seems to be relatively quiet news, considering that Top Chef 2 is generating similar buzz.

Does anyone know when it's going to be opened, and anybody else going?

I have to say that I am intrigued by the restaurant's concept - and it's not because it's another celebrity chef restaurant. That they just serve the best ingredients, well prepared, and simply. What a concept in this world of menus that read like a book...

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  1. What do you mean by 'anybody else going'?
    It's the lead story on Eater LA just now: -- it says March.

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    1. i'll be going, for sure. i was at craft in nyc in the summer, and had a tremendously gorgeous and memorable meal. it's a real class act without the pretention, and lots of lovely extra touches, like being sent home with a scone for breakfast the next morning along with a little bag of caramel corn to nibble on in the cab ride, and getting a thank you letter post-visit. i can't wait!

      1. Yay, another Craft fan :)

        I went day after Thanksgiving in NYC, and it was my next favorite meal there (next to Per Se, naturally). I believe it is slated for March/April. SUPPOSED to be open already but they had "construction problems". It's going in the Century City shopping complex.

        Oh, we cannot wait! Menu concept was the best part. We ordered like there was no tomorrow, and it was worth it. Parting gifts were a lovely touch. See you there.

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        1. re: brekkie_fan

          So what's good or "signature" must order?

          1. re: notmartha

            sorry notmartha, but it took a while to find our receipt :)

            Here's what we ordered (not incl. beverages):

            * Peruvian Octopus
            * Mache Salad
            * Loup de Mer
            * Braised Beef Short Rib
            * Smoked Goat Cheese Tortelloni (mmmm..cheese...)
            * Roasted Greenmarket Onions
            * Chocolate Souffle
            * Doughnuts (!!)
            * Brioche Pain Perdu
            * Roasted Banana
            * Cinnamon Ice Cream

            No complaints, except that Century City would hurry up and open already.

            1. re: brekkie_fan

              Thanks! Guess have to wait until June now...

        2. I emailed Craft and they told me that it will be opening in May.

          1. I called and Johanna told me they're looking at June. Typical...