Crave Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
439 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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About

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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(845) 452-3501
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Craig Capano
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Catering
Please view our sister restaurant and off site catering company, Lola"s Cafe & Catering at www.lolascafeandcatering.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Orchard St
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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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
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4.6based on all time ratings
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BT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time dining at Crave while visiting our daughter in college. Once again everything was superb from our incredible waiter, the cocktails and most importantly the food. Crave is our new favorite restaurant in the Mid Hudson Valley!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative presentation with a suburb blend of tastes and textures. Comfortable atmosphere with attentive unpretentious service.

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LO
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful and the service attentive but not overwhelming. We had a great time, although I would try for a table away from the door

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FF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been here in years and decided to go last minute. What a great decision. We had forgotten just how good this restaurant is. The atmosphere, the décor, the service, the drinks, and especially the food. Everything was outstanding. We'll be back for sure. Great jog, as always, Ed!

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a birthday dinner for my daughter there. Best meal I've ever had, great staff, great food, & great atmosphere.. Even great music!

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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PA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing and the service was excellent!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner. The staff was excellent and attentive, even as the restaurant started filling up (we were the only party when we entered). They had prepared for me and my date a special menu with happy birthday printed on the top we were allowed to keep. It made the occasion even more special and i applaud them for their efforts.

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s
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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T
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service, food & overall repeat experience

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MH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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FL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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RF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance great drinks food

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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K
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really cozy experience with great work staff!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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