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Craft309 Kitchen + Bar, Peoria, IL

Craft309 Kitchen + Bar

2.5
2.5
16 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Craft309 Kitchen + Bar where Chef Leo boast a wonderful array of dishes for your dining pleasure. Ask for what's on tap and engage with our team of servers and culinary staff. Experience local dishes or ask about the daily special. We boast space for private events and can arrange preferred menus with advance notice. Embrace our relaxed but attentive atmosphere. For seasonal events and menus, visit our website - craft309.com. Located in the heart of downtown Peoria close to the Four Points by Sheraton hotel.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (309) 306-3428

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Leo Carney

  • Catering

    Craft 309 Kitchen + Bar is also part of Four Points Hotel. We offer close to 20,000 sq ft of meeting space and can do anything from weddings to baby showers to birthday parties and much more! <br /><br />Our sales team would love to hear from you! <br /><br />Please call the front desk at 309-306-3424

  • Private party facilities

    Craft 309 has two private dining rooms, Tavern and Barrel room. The tavern room has its own bar and can be completely closed off. This room can hold up to 60-70 people. The barrel room can hold 16-20 comfortably and allows for privacy with it without the doors.

  • Neighborhood

    Peoria/East Peoria

  • Cross street

    Hamilton and Madison

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 16 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

2.5
2.5 based on recent ratings
  • 2.4Food
  • 2.6Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 2.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. L

    Lizzie

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    My boyfriend and I had appetizers before a concert at the Peoria Civic Center. We chose the Buffalo cauliflower, nachos, and crab cakes. The food was very good, although the food took a while. Our server was very apologetic about the food delay and attentive. We did enjoy the food and would come back here.

    Craft309 Kitchen + BarResponded on May 20, 2022My name is Leo Carney and I am the Executive Chef at Craft 309. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I will talk to the team and do a better job of delivering exceptional service and great food. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you in the future.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were the only table in the restaurant and the service was terrible. Our drinks came after we finished our appetizers. We were told the bar was very busy although there were only 4 people sitting there. The server was nice however he did not take care of us in a timely manner and told us he had a big party he was attending to. The food was disgusting. Cheeseburger looked green, filet’s were raw, brussel sprouts were old and black on the Mac and cheese skillet. Our waiter screwed up on side items we ordered and did not think he was at fault. No toilet paper in the ladies room. The manager said she was short staffed and that was it. Please do not go there. Our graduation dinner was a complete let down.

    Craft309 Kitchen + BarResponded on May 20, 2022My name is Leo Carney and I am the Executive Chef at Craft 309. I am sincerely sorry for ruining your big day. I will make sure to speak with all parties involved and make any changes I have to. I hope you give us another opportunity to show you that we value our guest and we want to be a positive force in the community. Our number is 309 306-3428. Please call me directly. I would like to have you at the Chefs Table.

  3. FM

    FoodMan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service was slowwww with nobody even there. booooo

    Craft309 Kitchen + BarResponded on May 20, 2022My name is Leo Carney and I am the Executive Chef at Craft 309. On behalf of the entire staff I would like to apologize for your experience. That is unacceptable. I hope you will come back and give us a chance to show you that we strive to deliver good service and great food.

  4. T

    Thatsme

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We had a reservation through open table but staff was not aware. We had even called to add another to the party the day before and still no one was aware of a party of 10 coming in. Food was mediocre at best. Fries were hard like the fryer oil needed changed. Nothing special about the food.

    Craft309 Kitchen + BarResponded on May 20, 2022Good afternoon thatsme. My name is Leo Carney and I am the Executive Chef at Craft 309. I will find out why no one was aware of your reservation, especially since you had taken time to add an additional guest the day before. I hope you will come back and give us another chance to show you how much we value your time and your presence at Craft.

  5. i

    itsanewblu

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a quiet Easter lunch, but our server was very friendly, and made a great recommendation on the brisket biscuit. All the food and drink was good. We started with the Nachos... The toppings are a bit hidden so that could be improved but it was good. Two at the table had macs they enjoyed (Crab and 309).

    Craft309 Kitchen + BarResponded on May 6, 2022My name is Leo Carney and I am the Executive Chef at Craft 309. I want to thank you on behalf of Craft 309 for taking time to write a review. Your comments will help make us better. I will definitely be adding more toppings to the Nacho's and getting the restrooms in order. I hope to improve on your next visit and exceed your expectations.

  6. M

    Makenah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    This was our first time coming, and walking in the atmosphere and restaurant was beautiful. The host wasn't overly friendly, but did work efficiently to seat our larger party of people. Our waiter was extremely friendly and kind, but did not seem like he had a clue what he was doing, forgot a large of items that were asked for or ordered, and over charged our bill at the end of our dining. We weren't rude nor took the time to ask for corrections because at that point we were less than impressed and just wanted to get out of the restaurant. The menu selections were sub par and didn't seem to have a lot of variety in choices.

    Craft309 Kitchen + BarResponded on May 6, 2022Makenah my name is Leo Carney and I am the Executive Chef at Craft 309. I want to thank you for taking the time to rate your experience. I will reevaluate our menu selection, I will also get to the bottom of your service issues. We want everyone who comes in to have a wonderful experience, equal to the ambience and decor as you pointed out. I hope to have a chance to serve you in the future.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Our service was a bit slow. The bartender was trying to do the bar and take care of us so I can understand how our service was slow. My wife asked for the drink menu and never received it. The menu looked great so my wife and I were excited. I ordered the steak and frites. I also tried to substitute my fries with the garlic parmesan cast iron fries and was told no because they were their own thing. When I received my order the steak was over cooked and didn't have the chimichurri. I also only had a butter knife to try and cut the steak. I ended p having to grab another waitress to tell her that I didn't have a knife to cut my steak and there was no chimichurri. The chimichurri, although cold, tasted delicious. The fries tasted good but were soggy. When I saw the cast iron fries they were also the same. Seasoned well but soggy. The cast iron fries were no different than the regular fries just had the garlic parmesan seasoning on them. You could tell that the cast iron fries were not cooked in that cast iron. My wife ordered a French onion soup that came with the meal and not before hand. Her soup had a whole bay leaf in it. I tasted it as well and thought the flavor was ok. My wife ordered the 10oz filet (medium rare) with fingerling potatoes. Her steak was undercooked pushing rare. You could see the white streaks of uncooked fat rubbing through the steak. The filet was still edible but it was definitely pushing to rare. It had great flavor and was really tender as to where the flat iron steak I ordered was overcooked and a bit tough. Her potatoes had a whole clove of raw garlic in it which would have been rough of she would have eaten it. Would I ever done here again? Maybe, they need to fix some things to improve there overall experience. There are far better places at this price point on the surrounding area. This place has the potential to really deliver but they are making costly mistakes which I have listed in this review.
  8. AW

    AnneW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Disappointed. Our food took over an hour and when it arrived it was cold and incorrect.
  9. TG

    TGOS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We didn’t even get a chance to eat. Our reservation was not honored. We checked in and the hostess said I don’t even have the tablet here to look at who booked through open table. We were put down below a list of people that walked in. We stayed got a half hour- the length of time told and then didn’t get seated so we left as we had another engagement to attend.
  10. C

    Charles

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    First and last time visitor. Service was the worst. Clearly they are struggling. It took 45 minutes for an order of cheese curds. Followed up on them twice then waited another hour for a burnt hamburger and some flatbreads. The only service was each time i went and asked for a waitress or the manager. I love Peoria but this place is currently a failure.

    Craft309 Kitchen + BarResponded on March 11, 2022We're very sorry for failing to exceed your expectations. I have shared your message with restaurant manager to ensure an experience like yours is prevented in the future. I thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave a review. We appreciate all feedback, especially when its comes from those who matter most - you! Carson Ray Operations Manager Four Points by Sheraton

  11. JE

    JENNIFERD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Sadly they are clearly understaffed as so many places are. We had a reservation on a busy Saturday night. We were seated in about 15 minutes. It took another 15 minutes for anyone to come to our table. As far as I could tell them were only 2 overworked servers. No one made eye contact. A big pet peeve of mine. We had to ask 3 times for water. The burgers were fine. The drinks were fine.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Place seemed interesting to try while we were in the area. We made reservations, and were sat promptly on arrival. We sat down, and then waited 15 minutes for our server to even acknowledge us. She seemed less than enthusiastic to be working. We asked for a beer menu, but were told there were none, due to everything getting wet that day. She wasn’t very knowledgeable about what choices they had, and we eventually had to get up and go look at the taps. Took quite some time to get our first drink, and then even longer to place our order. It seemed our server could never be found. It took awhile for our dinner to come out, and it was disappointing to have our empty glasses just sit at the end of the table while we waited. We did notice that the bartender was serving multiple tables, plus the bar, and doing a fantastic job of attending to all her customers. Meanwhile, we couldn’t even get our server to even look in our direction. Eventually we were asked after our food came out if we’d like another drink. Food was just okay. Nothing to rave about. Our check was then brought to us shortly after our food arrived, which then made us feel rushed and dismissed. I think had we had a different server our experience would have been different. But unfortunately we were disappointed when we left.
  13. HG

    HurstGuy

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    this was a great spot for our larger group at lunch
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant was closed and we had to cancel our entire evening, no other restaurant was available. Nobody contacted us to let us know that the restaurant was closed.
  15. W

    Wakedawg

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was honestly just okay. The ambience was great, other than that, everything else was pretty standard. You could hear the noise from the hotel pool from where we were sitting. *shrugs* A very average place.
  16. BE

    BrookeE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made a reservation for 7 pm for Wednesday evening. I get to the restaurant and there’s a sign on the door that said they were closed for the rest of the day. I know things happen but I feel someone from the restaurant should have called people who had reservations and let them know versus them driving there and seeing a sign on the door. I gave everything one star because nobody called me to let me know about them closing and obviously I didn’t get to try the food or drinks. Very disappointed! :(

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Craft309 Kitchen + Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (309) 306-3428.

Craft309 Kitchen + Bar is rated 2.5 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Craft309 Kitchen + Bar

500 Hamilton Blvd Peoria, IL 61602-1218

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hamilton and Madison

  • Neighborhood

    Peoria/East Peoria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Leo Carney

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (309) 306-3428

  • Catering

    Craft 309 Kitchen + Bar is also part of Four Points Hotel. We offer close to 20,000 sq ft of meeting space and can do anything from weddings to baby showers to birthday parties and much more! <br /><br />Our sales team would love to hear from you! <br /><br />Please call the front desk at 309-306-3424

  • Private party facilities

    Craft 309 has two private dining rooms, Tavern and Barrel room. The tavern room has its own bar and can be completely closed off. This room can hold up to 60-70 people. The barrel room can hold 16-20 comfortably and allows for privacy with it without the doors.

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