This 50-seat bistro offers Mediterranean-influenced American fare. Menu choices include arugula salad with Bosc pears, and lamb penne with yogurt, cucumber and mint. Tasting menus (3, 4, and 7 course) available. Open Mon and Fri for lunch and dinner; brunch and dinner on weekends. Reservations for six or more only.
As long as you’re okay with a little heat in your cocktail, the Kickin’ Kabul at Kraft Bistro is a must-try martini. Plymouth Gin (earthy with a hint of smooth juniper) is infused with crushed fresh jalapeño muddled with raw sugar, finely diced cucumber, and a splash of garlic Tabasco. The balance of spicy and sweet is so energizing, it’s reason enough to bring back the three-martini lunch.
The tender morsels of beef, chicken, or lamb with bright colored (and flavored) vegetables, grilled to perfection and seasoned like only the owners of this restaurant (who are of Afghan origin) could create, served with the fluffiest rice pilaf. You no longer have to schlep to the kebab houses in Manhattan; these guys are better!