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The fiance and I decided on Craft for our last meal as single people. (Primarly because we didn't want to drive too far and there was a reasonable reservation available sort of last minute) I've heard great things about this place as far as food and atmosphere but no specifics. Any recommendations on what to order? Thanks!

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  1. For mains (a bit of a misnomer because they are small portions to be shared), the short ribs are always good. There also is usually a quail dish as an appetizer that is large enough to be a main. The fois gras, whether as an appetizer or a main, also is very good, as is the pork belly.

    For side dishes, do not miss the roasted mushrooms. I like the assorted mushrooms, but there are also options to select a single type. The gnocchi is very rich, but also very good.

    The salted chocolate tart, if on the menu, is quite good. There is a tendency for the chef to oversalt things, but on this dish, it works.

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    1. re: Jwsel

      Agree about the short ribs.

    2. if the john dory is on the menu, promise me you will order it!

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      1. re: NYCnowLA

        YES!!! Go for the john dory. It has been the best fish dish I have ever had. Unfortunately the past 2 times we have gone, it's been sold out.

        1. re: venicefoodie

          Absolutely order the John Dory. Exquisite! The only other place that does it that well in LA is Grace. If you're not into fish, then the short ribs and pork belly are must haves and don't forget the donuts. Love the donuts.

      2. Foie and pork belly have always been standouts for me. Definitely save room for dessert.

        1. Something so simple, but oh so good---order the roasted Jerusalem Artichokes.

          1. The braised short ribs ...

            oh and the gelato and sorbet sampler for dessert ;) my favorite ...

            --burumun
            http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com

            1. Everyone has already said it, but you MUST get the pork belly. It's unlike the pork belly I've had anywhere else. The next time I go to Craft, I'm just going to sit at the bar with a martini, the pork belly, the fresh green peas, some roasted mushrooms, and a fat smile on my face.

              1. A friend and I went recently. We had the 42 day aged T-bone steak - it was awesome! Very good, but it was $88. We also had the assorted mushrooms and the gnocchi for sides - both were good. Neither of us liked the sole entree dish. As for dessert, the peanut butter cup with caramel ice cream was very good - I would get that again. We also got a selection of ice creams/sorbets/gelati that were good - we got the lychee (interesting), the chocolate, the cream cheese (very good), and the meyer's lemon (very sour in a good way). The menu is so huge that it's hard to choose.