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CRAVE Restaurant and Lounge

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Contemporary
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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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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
You know,,, When you ,"Crave," Great Food!

We have all been some place from out of town, and all you see on maps are "Formula Food," Places. Well the Owner of a Winnery we visited, told us all about this Jewel. While it drove my GPS nuts finding it. It was well worth the effort. I had short ribs that cut with the side of a fork,... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Robert H
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Newark, Delaware, United States
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  • Romantic
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Newark, Delaware, United States
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We have all been some place from out of town, and all you see on maps are "Formula Food," Places. Well the Owner of a Winnery we visited, told us all about this Jewel. While it drove my GPS nuts finding it. It was well worth the effort. I had short ribs that cut with the side of a fork,... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We were in Poughkeepsie for a wedding, and we found this little place. Interestingly, it didn't seem to be very busy on the Thursday night that we ate there. It should be busy because the food was VERY good. We had (between us) salads (nice combinations of food, freshly prepared), fried oysters, bone marrow (what a treat), and carrot ravioli... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nice menu, outstanding food and wine, but a slightly slow kitchen with a very long wait between salads and entrees. Generous portions but it wasn't quite a five star experience for us.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My wife and I were exploring Hyde Park and ate at the Culinary Institute the two nights previous. We couldn't get a reservation for Saturday eve so we chose to go to Crave. We were really impressed with the quality of the food and both entrées were perfectly prepared. Portions were so generous we passed on dessert. Shared a beet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner here when we stayed in the area to visit the FDR Presidential Library & Museum. We enjoyed our meal (we both had the swordfish special), which was fresh and prepared with local ingredients, and the chocolate-peanut butter dessert, which we shared, was "to die for." Our servers were friendly and efficient; the wine... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Found on Trip advisor and was not disappointed. It was our Anniversary and they all made us feel special (even had a personalized menu commemorating our day). The food was delicious, elegant and fun. Loved having the choice of indoor or outdoor seating, both areas were cozy and romantic. It's location right next to the Walkway Over the Hudson was... More 

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NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice setting. Small place. Friendly staff. Nice parings of food. Worth a try. Parking is limited, but worth finding a stop.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Found this restaurant through Tripadivsor and read the reviews. What a great find! Fine dinning and later a nice stroll on the Walkway over the Hudson! Small, cozy, romantic and very creative menu that changes, fresh food. will not disappoint.

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Massachusetts
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Went with three old friends for a reunion. Based the selection on Trip Advisor reviews and can't help but join the chorus. Great menu, appealing ingredients, good variety and unanimous praise( and clean plates) from everyone at the table. Service was efficient and friendly - what more can you ask? And the bridge overhead is a great treat, too.

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Stanfordville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Crave is almost directly under the Riverwalk. The food is first class and the wait staff excellent and knowledgeable. We have been there many times for dinner and absolutely never have been disappointed.

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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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