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CRAVE Restaurant and Lounge

129 Washington St, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Ranked #6 of 240 restaurants in Poughkeepsie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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86% Recommend
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English first
Poughkeepsie, NY
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76 reviews 76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Eddie the owner came out to greet diners and lend a personal touch. Dinner and drinks were great but the SMORES dessert and lamb meatball appetizer were not up to the same standards. CRAVE is an excellent restaurant for that special occasion, our server was very attentive and the duck in particular is well prepared.

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New York, New York, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There is a lot to like about this restaurant, especially the fact that they aspire to bring some style and stylish cooking to Poughkeepsie. The setting is quite nice directly aside and under the footbridge across the Hudson River and the decor both inside and out is pretty cool. That being said, the outdoor space, while closed off from the... More

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Slingerlands, New York
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390 reviews 390 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Went to Crave for dinner on a Saturday night with two other couples. The place is small, a little dark but not too dark, and perfectly located right under the entrance to the walkway over the Hudson. First thing that attracted this was the cocktail menu. There are a large variety of very interesting and tempting cocktails. There's also an... More

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New York City
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A friend and I discovered Craves when we had a 2 hour break from a conference at Marist College. The warm and intimate restaurant is less than a 3 minute drive from the campus. My tuna was done just the way I ordered, rare, with a generous helping. My companion had the lamb chops and thoroughly enjoyed them. The restaurant... More

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Kingston, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Wonderful little restaurant, great atmosphere, cocktails and wine selection match up to the excellent food. Octopus, escargot, pastas, fish dishes, short rib, duck all rock as do the desserts.The service is spot on and make the guest feel welcome and appreciated. This is well worth the trip, check it out

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

At my daughter's request we chose Crave Restaurant and Lounge to celebrate her college graduation. An excellent choice! The waitstaff were wonderfully attentive, but not overpoweringly so. They acknowledged my daughter's achievement through a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. And the food was superb, from presentation, portion size, and flavors. If we make are way back to the area, we'll... More

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Westchester, NY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

On the Poughkeepsie side of the Walkway Over the Hudson, you will find Crave in a fairly modest house, just at the bottom of the stairway accessing the walkway. It is intimate, with a decor that features mostly modern natural materials. They have some amusing drinks, such as a gingerbeer with fig flavored vodka served in a coppery cup or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We've been hearing good things about restaurants in Poughkeepsie but never really had a proper meal at one. To top it off, we've been going to the Walkway over the Hudson for the last few years. Today we decided to combine a brunch and a walk and thank goodness we picked Crave! So first impression - the restaurant is dark... More

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rye brook, ny
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We ate at Crave Restaurant after walking across the Hudson River on the Walkway Over the Hudson (see my review on this!). Our friends recommended Crave. We loved it! The food was really excellent. Of course, with the Culinary Institute of America nearby, some of their food preparation was done by graduates of this esteemed school. Fantastic! Highly recommend it.... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Don't be fooled by the exterior and the surroundings. Inside is a real gem of a restaurant, popular with locals, and likely to be discovered by more and more visitors to the Walkway over the Hudson. The food is exceptional as is the service. It is a small, intimate space, so reservations are a must.

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