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CRAVE Restaurant and Lounge

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American, Contemporary
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129 Washington St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1813
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although this may be an idolated incident it was still one of the worst that my husband and I have had on awhile. The service was lackluster, although not terrible. The bread was stale, possibly day old or made that morning and then reheated and tried to be passed off as fresh. The pork chop that I ordered took 52... More 

Thank desi85P
Edward K, Owner at CRAVE Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

So sorry to hear you weren't satisfied. When you ordered, our server stated that the pork chop was a large cut and that it would take a considerable time to cook. When you didn't order any appetizers we thought it would be a nice gesture on our part to send you out a complimentary appetizer but clearly you weren't feeling... More 

Hyde Park, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Best restaurant in the Hudson Valley, by far. The food is always cooked to perfection, and the waitstaff is accommodating.

Thank kevinconggers
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

On a slow Tuesday evening when a lot of local restaurants are closed ,Crave, is open for industry night. A $35 pre fix three course dinner. What an amazing deal for such fabulous cuisine. The service was friendly and professional and welcoming. The food is incredibly delicious. Worth the trip. Make a reservation now.

Thank pzc65
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Researched all kind of restaurants in the area and decided on visiting Crave this past Friday 2/24/26 while staying in Hyde Park. for the weekend. We had a fantastic dinner. Great cocktails,delicious appetizers and mouthwatering entrees. I wouldn't hesitate to come again. We loved everything about Crave.

Thank Susan O
Montgomery, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Great steak dinner in a beautiful setting. They had my favorite single malt scotch ! Greats salad and excellent and attentive service. Better for adults and older children because I did not see any families with young children.

Thank Rebecca W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The salad was excellent. The vegetarian dish was very salty but when it was returned they comped it. The lamb dish was good but also salty. Overall a good place but need to remind them to go easy on the salt.

Thank Louise N

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
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?