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CRAVE Restaurant and Lounge

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129 Washington St, Poughkeepsie, NY
845-452-3501
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good

It was a quiet evening. Food was excellent. I think that should be given when you have CIA campus located in the area. Portions are small which is good. I had the Kale ceaser salad and one of the pasta dishes with braised short rib. Excellent! Will be back to try their nice patio area. It was too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Gorsan S
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Farmington, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Farmington, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It was a quiet evening. Food was excellent. I think that should be given when you have CIA campus located in the area. Portions are small which is good. I had the Kale ceaser salad and one of the pasta dishes with braised short rib. Excellent! Will be back to try their nice patio area. It was too cold during... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Small space, small menu lends itself to the creative and very fresh food Crave offers. Have never been disappointed there, service and food always impeccable.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner at Crave. The space is cozy, so I would recommend reservations. The cocktails are excellent. We tried the escargot appetizer, which was fresh and tasty. I ordered the lamb shank, which was very good and perfectly cooked. My husband ordered a special--rabbit filled ravioli--which was good, but could have used more sauce. For... More 

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Kingston,NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I enjoyed a dinner at Crave Restaurant last month. Service was efficient and attentive. I felt comfortable being there alone and never felt ignored. I ordered a beet salad and a main dish. The beet salad was very fresh, moist and crunchy. The main dish was a duck breast. I asked the waiter how it was prepared but he didn't... More 

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The pulled pork is one of their best dishes. Do it for lunch instead of dinner. Price is better for what you get.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My aunt took my husband & I to this restaurant, when we visited Poughkeepsie from New Zealand. Our meals were fantastic and service was very good. I wouldn't hesitate to go back there one day.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband and I have long been customers and fans of Crave and have dined here on several special occasions. For New Year's Eve, they offered a pre-fixe menu...not your ordinary 'pick one from these 3 or 4 options'...but a truly remarkable menu of choices. For $75 a person, diners could choose 2 small plates from a list of maybe... More 

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Went to Crave for dinner on a week night. Had been wanting to try this place since it opened. Read the many glowing reviews. Before choosing a restaurant, we like to look at menus on line and decide where to go. Concerned about the ever changing menu, I actually stopped by to read the menu in the window the day... More 

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Marlboro, New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We've dined here several times, and usually everything is fine. We visited this week again, during restaurant week, and were a bit disappointed. We ordered from the restaurant week menu. The beet salad and the butternut squash soup were tasty, but the soup was not hot enough. We both ordered the rabbit pansotti. It was nicely presented and had good... More 

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Poughkeepsie
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Lucky 13 in our Friday night dining party. Reservations are a must as there may only be room for 25 diners in this establishment. Hudson Valley Restaurant week. We had a marvelous selection of three courses to choose from. With such a broad group you might expect someone to be dissatisfied with their meal, nope, everyone was very pleased. Flavors... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 Washington St, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: 845-452-3501

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?