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About Crave Restaurant & Lounge

We strive to have every customer who walks through the doors of Crave to have an overall dining "experience" and leave impressed with the seasonal and regionally-inspired menus and chic decor that they will be excited to return again. The team of chefs, consisting of alumni of the Culinary Institute of America, aim to make Crave the most exciting restaurant in Poughkeepsie.

Located just under the entrance of the Walkway Over the Hudson, make a reservation for dinner or Sunday brunch and enjoy cocktails on our patio then take a walk over the Hudson and enjoy the views of our breathtaking Hudson Valley.

129 Washington Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Orchard St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(845) 452-3501

Website:
http://www.craverestaurantandlounge.com/

Catering:
Please view our sister restaurant and off site catering company, Lola"s Cafe & Catering at www.lolascafeandcatering.com.

Parking Details:
There is on street parking available right at the entrance to the Walkway over the Hudson as well as a private lot in the back of the restaurant. Take Orchard St. off of Washington St. to the first driveway on the right. Entrance to the patio of Crave is at the back right of the parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Craig Capano

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

Crave Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (27)
Good for a Date (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
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Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Special Occasion (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Cozy (13)
Seasonal (11)
Romantic (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Casual (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Service is okay, the people are friendly though, great food, small but leaves you happy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect. Waitress was slightly distant, but others made up for her. Recommend this restaurant for couples and small gatherings (less than 5). Definitely going to be coming back again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Always excellent, good food well prepared, interesting. Service friendly and professional. Interior of restaurant a bit cosmopolitan, inviting .... all elements work for a good dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was amazing and the service was excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, delightful service and all in all a great experience

Tags: Seasonal, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My wife and I have been t Crave many times over the last few years. We love that we can eat at the bar without having to make a reservation. The food is always creative, seasonal and very flavorful. The serice is outstanding. friendly but going out of their way to accommodate. My wife is gluten free and never has trouble finding delicious food. They even have GF bread. The bar has nightly special cocktails. We often try them and are very happy. it is the same with the nightly specials, with the menu changing frequently enough to keep it interesting.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Every meal I’ve ever had at Crave has been superb, but tonight, it was exceptional, from the salmon crudo with a swath of avocado to my main course of halibut with beets and potatoes, to a deconstructed chocolate torte with mint ice cream, and a great bottle of Margaux. My beloved neighbors enjoyed their salad, the crudo, and gnocchi. We even got a special sampling of rosé sorbet. Crave has to be one of the best restaurants, not just in the Hudson Valley, but anywhere. Kudos and thank you, Chef Eddie, Anderson, Timmy and Patty!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful service, food & overall repeat experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was excellent. Our server was knowledgeable and very accommodating. He worked graciously with one of our party who had extensive dietary restrictions and the chef prepared an entree that met all of the requirements and was delicious. We had a lovely experience at Crave.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very enjoyable anniversary experience, awesome service, great food and drinks, everything you can ask for in a small restaurant for a special occasion

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Crave is one of our favorite restaurants in Poughkeepsie. We hadn't dined there for some time, so we decided to go back to celebrate a birthday. As a special touch, our menus were printed with a Happy Birthday, message. Overall the food was excellent and the chef was very accommodating to a special request to change up one of our entrees. Our server was wonderful. He gave us great suggestions and descriptions of each course. We would highly recommend Crave!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Crave on a Tuesday night in December was not completely full, although there was a (quiet) office group of about 15 at the table next to us. The menu was all prix fixe, although the waitress indicated that one could order ala carte. We all did prix fixe, and were very happy with all three courses. My friend who is diabetic was able to get the chef to make a cheese and nibbles dessert plate, since the three desserts on the menu were all very sugary. My wife said that the steak meal she had ordered with the best meal she had had all year, which was saying a lot since we had done a lot of fine dining on a drive to Oregon and the Pacific Coast only a couple of months earlier (great food all along the way). My pasta Bolangase, an appetizer portion, seafood stew, and chocolate cake with ice cream were all terrific. I don't drink, but my friends had good things to say about the cocktails and wines, especially the Negroni. Great place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The duck was wonderful. Service was a little ragged at first, but improved as the evening went on.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I have always heard great things about Crave....and now I know why! The service and food was even better than I expected. I don't know why I waited so long to go...but I will be returning very soon AND more often!! Not your typical eclectic restaurant...FANTASTIC!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The experience was great and the food was fantastic! I love everything about you his little gem of a restaurant in Poughkeepsie.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fun menu, great food, good drinks and wine, lovely service and ambiance!

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Quick Bite, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Nice ambiance great drinks food

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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Excellent as always, but decent glass ( or bottle )of wine is way overpriced

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful find in poughkeepsie ! Great food, gluten free friendly innovative menu and drinks!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Another great meal at Crave! Excellent drinks! The bartender makes some of the ingredients himself! Food is just great- tasty, seasonal and lots of it! Not to mention the great desserts! The service is friendly and not rushed. We loved it all!

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Crave is a wonderful experience every time we go. Keep it up!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was a Very good restaurant. The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all very good. The real disappointment was that is presents itself as a Superb restaurant. It fell short of that.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was good but the portions were ridiculously small and the wait staff was pushy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food, ambiance, service, staff were all truly outstanding. Every mouthful was sheer joy. I'm only sad that it's such a long drive for me, but that will not keep me from going back as often as I can.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great birthday brunch! Great service and great food and kudos to Ashley and staff!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A really cozy experience with great work staff!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was a little crowded and a little cold (temperature) as we were near the door but otherwise a great meal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We went as part of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week and couldn't have been more pleased. The appetizers, entree and dessert were excellent. Our waiter and other wait staff were friendly and efficient. Plan to visit again real soon.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wanted to try some new restaurants for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, Crave was recommended by a waiter I was talking to while dining out at another restaurant. The restaurant was small with a lively bar, we had a reservation and we're promptly seated. The staff seemed a little unorganized, they gave us a menu , when they came back to take our order that's when they gave us the drink menu, we then ordered our drink and meal, the appetizer came before our drink, we both ordered the salad which was huge, it was delicious. I was eating my salad slow so I could enjoy my drink, a hand crafted version of a manhattan which was also delicious, I was disappointed because before I finished my salad, the entrée came! My friend had salmon and I had the pork, both were exceptional but portions were not consistent, my friends salmon was very small but the pork was huge, more than I could eat, when we were done I asked the waitress not to rush dessert, she apologized for the entrée coming so quickly saying there was a mix up in the kitchen and we may have gotten someone else's meals. Overall the food was excellent they just need to slow things down a bit, next time I will come early and have a drink at the bar and let them know not to rush my food , I wanted my dining experience to last longer!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fantastic food, ambience, service. Our waiter, Anderson, was top-notch! Wine selection was excellent, and reasonably priced.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It is about time I dined here!
Not diapponted with dining experience.
Service was great!
Food was tastey!
I wanted all the desserts!

It looks like outside dining would be great in season!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing place for special occassion dinner, went for Restaurant Week and was thoroughly impressed as always.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The meal was excellent from start to finish. The most memorable part of the meal for me was the tagliatelle with mushrooms and a poached egg. Didn't think I would care for the egg, but mixed in it enriched the dish and I want to try it myself at home. Desserts are particularly creative and with a variety of textures and flavors in each one. It is a bit cramped, but worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We enjoyed our Restaurant Week 3-course meals which are are very good value indeed. The menu was varied with new takes on standard combinations and altogether new combinations as well. I loved my steak, roasted brussel sprouts and smokey mashed potatoes. The portion size was so well planned--small amounts of the rich and dense food meant we were able to enjoy our lovely desserts. We were happy to get a very early reservation for conversation gets difficult as the room fills up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Organic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I went to crave to celebrate my anniversary. It was a breath taking experience. The appetizers were magnificent. Very friendly. The dessert was amazing. Overall the food was great. Service was good as well. We were very happy for such a great dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went there for Sunday brunch. We were a party of six. Everyone loved it. From drinks to dessert.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a Sunday Brunch before taking a bike ride on “The Walkway over the Hudson” pedestrian bridge and Dutchess County Railtrail. Very good variety of menu items to choose from and a very friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very busy. Restaurant week so reduced, fixed menu.
Food very good. Could have been warmer. Good beer and wine selections.
Service friendly, but chaotic.
Restaurant very small. Tables to close together.
Would go back during off-peak time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service and the food was fantastic with the farm to table concept. Definitely, I'll be back there again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wow, what great service and sublime food in a cozy setting. Had the cavatelli as a first, and it had just the right texture and taste. Husband's mussels were served with delicious sauce. My main course of roast winter squash on grains was as good as any meat course, plus more interesting! Decided to try the special cocktail before our meal, a 'Ragtime', made with rye, benedictine and fresh blackberry syrup; great success. High thee to Crave.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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