Craft & Commerce
I’ve been here a handful of times before and this time did not disappoint! Came for a birthday and had a nice dinner with small bites and entrees (would recommend the apps) at the fire. Great service!
Had a party of 10, and they were able to accommodate us. Great food, great drinks, great service! The carne asada Benedict is my favorite, but everything is exceptional.
I´ve been twice to Craft and Commerce and the vibe is so Good! Very cool place!
Great service and amazing food.
Had a reservation scheduled for 8:45. Upon arrival, I was told by a hostess that the place was running behind on reservations, so we were free to grab a drink at the bar in the meantime. After about 20 minutes of waiting and having to check in with a different hostess to see where things were at, we were finally seated.
Our table was directly located next to the open bar, which was extremely noisy and distracting and made any conversation difficult. Having to wait a little more than expected for a table was a hurdle, but the noise from the open bar killed the mood of the night more than anything else.
We were not greeted by any particular server for another 20 minutes. By then, it was already close to 9:30, 45 minutes after our original reservation time and we still had not placed an order. We managed to get our order in after flagging down a server and finally continue our dinner as we had hoped.
Throughout the course of our dinner, just looking around made it evident that the establishment was a bit understaffed this night. The look of frustration was apparent on the faces of other patrons and the staff themselves looked fairly stressed and flustered. I've heard great reviews about this place before and I'm sure we just came on an off night but after an experience like this, it's hard to want to come back and give Craft & Commerce another try.
Service was awful as we had to ask where our waiter went! He stopped serving us.
Great food and service. Happy hour was awesome!
Always fun to stop by here for some goodies. Highly recommend the bone marrow, half chicken, and Brussel sprouts. Sucks that the menu sometimes changes so they dont always have what you want but thats just a fun excuse to always come back.
First time and I was impressed by the service of the bartending staff and later the dinner serving team. Very attentive and welcoming. Food was pretty good. Overall, it was great experience with my friends.
The weather was perfect for a night here. I tried a few different cocktails and they were all delicious. Highly recommend!
I’d recommend this eatery to friends. It’s in a great location of little Italy/downtown San Diego. The signature cocktails were amazing and food was on point. Thanks for the pleasant experience!
Great place for drinks! Not many options for food. The fire that sits in the middle of the table was a great experience but we had to ask them to turn it off because it flamed so high and we couldn't have a conversation around it. I would go back just for the drinks and brussel sprouts not for a meal.
Overall, great experience. Menu is a bit limited and they don’t have specials available , but food was good !
New cocktails were great!
C&C is a long time favorite. Get there for happy hour and try two buck sliders and their signature old fashioned cocktail.
Fun place to go if you're interested in exotic foods and a cool atmosphere! Will certainly be revising this lovely little hideaway!
Food and ambiance is there. Not the best value for the price, ended up ordering pizza delivery later at home because I was still hungry. Also seating on the patio was extremely cold and when ready to leave due to being cold it took a while to get the bill. Hence a solid 3 stars.
Great food. Great cocktails. Great service. And the bathrooms are hilarious.
Great spot for ambience, excellent service & fresh food. Our group had an awesome time - drinks were small but well made. The drawback is the very limited menu - the meat selections are excellent for a carnivore but vegetarian selections are too extreme. Maybe throw a mac n cheese or marinara pasta on there for a picky eater in the group.
This review is for the restaurant, not the speakeasy
Four of us, reserved a table for dinner via OpenTable and reached the place a few minutes before our reservation time. The hostess immediately seated us in comfortable seats, fireside. Besides our waitress, various people from the staff stopped by our table with food, drinks and water and every single person was really warm and nice. The food was amazing (Eggplant Dip, Roasted Broccolini, Roasted chicken, the tart and the fetuccini) and so we're the drinks (Something Spicy and Emily's Vault). We had a great time and would most likely return :)
Best craft drinks anywhere. The staff is always welcoming and friendly. The food is terrific especially loving the Brussel sprouts and Burger. My favorite drink is the old fashion and a special lemon and ginger non alcoholic drink they make special, since I’m usually the driver. It’s our favorite restaurant in San Diego. We make special trips to come out since we live in North Counry.
This restaurant was great! The food was excellent, the atmosphere was very nice. There are small, tabletop fireplaces on the tables on the patio area. There is also a hidden speakeasy at the back of the restaurant that we visited and had some drinks. Standing room mostly as it was a Saturday and very busy. I will definitely be going back to this restaurant again. Thank you for the great service!
Great service. The food was amazing!!
The meat at Craft & Commerce is delicious. Chicken wings and hamburgers are the bomb!! Great drinks and atmosphere!
This is a restaurant for the beer lover for sure!! They have tons of craft beer varieties. Food selections were interesting and delicious but limited. They have a small selection of wine and they do not have any vodka cocktails. They said that unlike gin or rum, vodka overpowers the different cocktail flavors. The menu options were confusing so without the help of the waitress and staff I would not have been able to decide on anything. Artichokes were sublime. I took a chance on the bone marrow and was pleasantly surprised. But the best of all was the cornbread- it is outstanding! Overall a terrific dining experience!
Lunch menu online is not the menu you get at the restaurant which was kind of disappointing because there weren't many options for our picky eaters. The Beet Salad was excellent, the Brussel Sprouts were very good but the poached egg on top was watery and did nothing at all for them. The Korean Wings were just so so. I would still come back because it was a nice atmosphere and the prices weren't too bad but next time i will go for something other than Saturday lunch.
Craft and commerce was a great meeting spot for several couples to meet at before a night out. The drinks were great and we will be back!
We love coming here every few months for date night as the menu changes on occasion. We had looked the same day to see what the current menu items were and were pleasantly surprised at a few of the new items listed. Unfortunately when we got there none of the items we had hoped to try were on the menu that evening. I was fairly disappointed as nothing even close to what we wanted was available and none of our old favorites were available either. Also, one of the items that my fiancé and I shared ended up giving us fairly severe gastrointestinal issues the rest of the night - probably due to old oil being used to cook the items. Needless to say it was a fairly poor experience with regards to the food. That being said, the service was fine and the cocktails were wonderful. We’ll be back but definitely know better than to settle on an unsatisfactory menu.
Great craft cocktails and culinary uniqueness. The bone marrow appetizer was an interesting find. Taxidermy decor is wild and fun.
Awesome food and drinks. Love the causal vibe. Wait staff is amazing!
Great food. The Brussels Sprouts are insane. Lots of vegetarian and vegan-friendly options.
The food was fantastic ! The staff was fantastic!
Boring menu, very limited and uninteresting. Asked about a mocktail waitress suggested lemonade gee thanks. Ambiance was lame, table to close together, chairs were very uncomfortable. Wished had gone somewhere else!
We had the absolute best waitress who made our experience unforgettable. We had a small child with us and she made sure we were well taken care of! Thank you Rebecca!
Wonderful. Octopus was incredible.
Been here twice. Both times I was blown away by the deliciousness of their obviously fresh food. The waitress could have been more attentive but she was moving the whole time. I honestly hold nothing against her or how she did her job because I have no idea how much responsibility she actually had. I recommend making a reservation if at all possible. So worth checking out! I'll definitely be going again when down town. No doubt!
Craft & Commerce is such a sultry and delicious vibe, from the well-made cocktails to the delicious and filling small plates my friend and I enjoyed. The interior is decorated beautifully with super interesting and weird artwork and animals on every wall. The staff were friendly and accommodating and solidified I will be back again soon!
Craft & Commerce has been one of my favorite restaurants for years now.
Their food and cocktails are both on point. They do New American cuisine so well, just about anything you get will be good. Also, it was a great place to have my Birthday dinner at.
Craft & Commerce has a unique menu, fun atmosphere and really great staff. On this visit we ordered brussel sprouts, chicken soup and a burger, all of it was tasty.
One of my favorite things about C&C is the handcrafted cocktails, they are delicious.
We ordered the Brussel sprouts as suggested by our waitress...holy smokes was that good!!! The drinks were also amazing!!! We were able to get in to False Idol, the entire menu has a “tiki” theme, whereas C&C has more of a variety, and drinks again were just amazing!