Phoenix market city is my go-to place as I am sure it is for people staying in central suburbs. With lot of options for shopping and eating, it has become my favorite place to hang out on the weekends.
After exploring couple of eateries in the mall, I decided to give Craft Deli, Bistro & Bar a go. It’s now been couple of months since I have not dined anywhere else at Market City apart from Craft!
This restaurant is divided into three sections – Private seating area with comfy sofas, formal dining area and outdoor seating area. My favorite is the private seating area with long wooden panels and tall glass windows overlooking the shopping section.
The menu is extensive and divided into three parts – Bistro, Deli and Bar. Lot of options to choose from! The fare is modern European and the open kitchen is perfect for watching the chefs in action.
The Deli menu is crafted with a variety of breads, sandwiches, cheese, salads, pizzas and a sprinkle of Italian dishes like the Caprese and Carpaccio. The Bistro menu has little heavier dishes like Ale battered grouper, roast chicken and Norwegian Salmon.
The Bar menu is has a dozen of cocktails.
Gin & Rose – Gin, Martini & Lim topped with a sprig of rosemary soothe my nerves quickly. I can taste each ingredient and that is what I like in my cocktails!
Manhattan – No fuss drink! A classic served straight up
Craft Iced tea – Hello there! Craft surely knows how to serve the cocktails 🙂 One of the best iced tea I have savored in a while.
Cheese Board – A delightful spread! Craft has tied up with multiple small scale producers to ensure that their ingredients are of the highest quality – think handmade brie and camembert served with a variety of accompaniments.
Love the Tea smoked shrimp salad & Chicken Gringas – refried beans house slow served on crispy tortilla chips topped with mango chili and creamy cheese
The deli menu has lot of options in sandwiches. Love the plain Chicken and cheese or the Classic Reuben – Tenderloin with sauerkraut served in Rye bread. One of my favorites is the Cuban – pulled pork, salami, house-made mustard served in crusty bread is enough to fill you up. All the sandwiches are served with side of potato fries.
If you are looking for an innovative dish, you should try Savory Baklava & Quinoa chicken strips. The baklava is another hit on the menu.
I had high expectations from Craft for Chargrilled Norwegian Salmon since I love Salmon. But unfortunately salmon was under-seasoned. Also, the description said ‘Served with Potato-Scallion confit’ but what I got was chopped potatoes which were under-cooked. Something for the management and the chef to consider as everything else on the menu is of such high quality!
Craft also sells gourmet cheeses, fresh breads and variety of dips. Since I trust the quality of dishes served at Craft, I love bringing home some handcrafted cheese from here!
Craft is a hot address to dine at, for lazy brunch or an evening meal.
Meal for two approximately costs 2,000/- plus taxes.