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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 - 9:00 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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Lunch before return trip on the Walkway

Wife and I walked across from Highland and wanted lunch. Crave is down a few steps off the Walkway Over the Hudson. Promptly seated, attentive staff. I time for Sunday Brunch which had a good selection. I had a shrimp poorboy, my wife a ham, turkey, swiss sandwich. Both came with excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
kgnbuff
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Kingston NY
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Kingston NY
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I walked across from Highland and wanted lunch. Crave is down a few steps off the Walkway Over the Hudson. Promptly seated, attentive staff. I time for Sunday Brunch which had a good selection. I had a shrimp poorboy, my wife a ham, turkey, swiss sandwich. Both came with excellent mixed greens salad and balsamic dressing. Ate the... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

wrote a length review about 2 days ago but problem with password (it was not recognized despite fact i'm certain it was accurate) resulted in losing it. Suffice it to say that everything was EXCELLENT. Both I and my companion (celebrating his birthday) had chicken...rarely order chicken out but it sound SO good and IT WAS. Breast meat with a... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We'd been meaning to dine here for ages, but a lovely gift certificate from a friend combined with a very interesting restaurant week menu finally induced us to follow through with our intentions. We will definitely be back! The food was creative, and wonderfully prepared--I began with a pork belly appetizer that was exquisite, my husband enjoyed a delightfully bacon-y... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

My wife's favorite lunch spot is Lola's Café. Crave is the older brother to Lola's as this is the chef night time gig. I don't know how he pulls this off but to have two of the hottest food spots in Poughkeepsie is an enormous feat! We've been wanting to try this restaurant for quite some time and finally got... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The place is non-nondescript from the outside but like the saying goes, don't judge a book by its cover. You'll find high quality food and flavors with a higher end presentation. Price a bit on the high side for the area.

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New York City, New York
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295 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The food was excellent if perhaps not quite up to the level of the CIA from whence the proprietors came. This restaurant is right next to the Walk over the Hudson so -- only a few feet away from one of the entrances on the East side. The only reason for negativity about this restaurant is there aggressive marketing --... More 

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Laurel, MD
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Recommended to us by Valerie and Eric at Journey Inn during our recent stay. We like local places. Crave is quite small, and reservations are probably pretty important especially on the weekend. We ate at 5:30 on a Saturday night and they were already busy. the menu is limited, but there is something for everyone, I think. Everything our group... More 

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Unbelievably delicious cutting edge cuisine. One of our dishes was a roasted marrow bone with cubed rib meet and crusty/toasty bread. The wine selection is wonderful as well. Chef graduated from the CIA..so really, really good!

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Fishkill, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Crave is by far my favorite restaurant in the area. The food is always amazing! Chef Kowalski's selections achieve a perfect balance between culinary creativity and "down home" cooking. Every dish is prepared perfectly with flavor profiles that never disappoint. Make sure you save room for dessert! This is the perfect place to go if you are looking for a... More 

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New York
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I dined at Crave on a Friday evening with my daughter and husband - the food was very good - I had the pork, my husband had the duck and my daughter had the steak - they were all cooked to perfection - we ordered a nice bottle of wine and our appetizers came out pretty quickly but it took... 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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