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CRAVE Restaurant and Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary
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129 Washington St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1813
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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Poughkeepsie, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to Crave for Brunch and everything was delicious. We had the Eggs Benedict and the French Toast was my favorite. My only suggestion is when we got the eggs benedict it was served with a salad that covered half the plate. It would have been nicer if there were a few potatoes on the plate with maybe a few... More 

Thank beaniehead40
Poughkeepsie, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shared a special occasion with friends - have been multiple times and always come away happy. The menu changes seasonally, the drinks are generous and tasty, and the service outstanding (thanks, Anderson!)

Thank Parrothead66
warwick ri
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike other reviewers who had done their homework about this excellent restaurant, I stumbled upon it by chance. Riding my bike on the rail trail I had originally planned to take the elevator down to one of the river restaurants but it was out of order. I needed some lunch because the ride back to Hopewell junction is a bit... More 

Thank rkonschak
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69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can tell that the chefs here have been well trained in CIA by the details they put in the dishes. The lamb chops came with a beautiful array of sauces and tasted fantastic. The wine list is interesting and well structured.

Thank AllanChg
New Vernon, New Jersey
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120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner sitting outside on the last of the summer nights. We ended up splitting a bunch of appetizers and having some nice wine. Wait staff was very friendly, would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

Thank Esqbaby
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were first time visitors to Poughkeepsie, NY, and Crave Restaurant and Lounge was on our to-eat list. After reading many reviews we just had to check it out for ourselves. My husband is the cook in our home, so settling for just any meal is never an option. It has to be great, and that it... More 

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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

What a wonderful place. Only minutes from the Culinary Institute, it better be good. And it was. Service could not have been better! Anderson, our waiter is a CI graduate, so he not only answered each question expertly, he reveled in it, making the dinner an education. In fairness we went on the end of a Wednesday night, so it... More 

Thank MacManfromNJ
New York
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

It's a tiny place, but full of character. Brunch is wonderful and it's close to the Walkway on Hudson so you can burn off all those Eggs Benedict calories.

Thank GinaSamarotto
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We selected Crave based on positive reviews from tripadvisor and we are sooo glad we did. We would come back to Poughkeepsie just to eat here again. We had a lovely table in an alcove in the front of the restaurant. Our waitress Savannah was upbeat, friendly and professional. The menu offered many tantalizing options. We are always seeking farm... More 

Thank BedminsterBeachlover
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Anniversary dinner here every year. This year was different. 45 minute wait between appetizer and dinner. We felt ignored for the first time. Entrees did not come out at same time and were cold and undercooked. Immensely disappointed after a long run. Need to find s new anniversary place. Sad. Food and check sat while waiter chatted with staff.

Thank NormanMMiller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Washington St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1813
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: 845-452-3501

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