Craft 14 Kitchen + Bar is the sort of place you want to wander into on a winter’s day with its warm, welcoming reclaimed wood interior accompanied by the nostalgic aroma of decades-old wood burning ovens and fireplaces. The restaurant, which opened at the end of last summer, greets a steady stream of diners throughout the day and well into the night, as I was witness to when I went to meet owners Cristina Ramirez and Mario Lopez.
Located in the heart of Wilton and easily accessible from all surrounding towns, Craft 14 offers a fare of traditional American comfort food with a twist. Designed by Cristina, the interior evokes a traditional country ease with a bit of modern urbanity. The generously sized bar, also fitted with reclaimed lumber, lines the far wall of the restaurant. Even though it is just late afternoon, the bar has already started to embrace those eager to end their day early.