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About Crema Restaurante

Crema Restaurante offers fine Mexican fusion dining for lunch and dinner. Feast on sizzling appetizers, scrumptious tacos and delicious quesos flameados. Take your pick from the innovative Crema Restaurante main course menu, which includes the Quesaldilla de Camaron, Empanadas del Mercado and Burrito de Atun.

Crema Restaurante is known for its gourmet Mexican dishes that are presented with inventive French flair. The concept and menu were designed by world renowned chef Julieta Ballesteros. Enjoy a crisp cocktail or refreshing glass of wine with your meal. Stop by on weekends for brunch from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

111 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Global, International, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday 11:30am-3:30pm, Sunday 11:30am- 5:00pm BRUNCH ALL DAY; Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm; Dinner: Mon-Weds 5:00pm-10:00pm,Thurs-Sat
5:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday Closed for Dinner
Happy Hour: 7 days a week from 4 to 7. (Only available in our bar and lounge.)

Cross Street:
Between 6th Ave & 7th Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 691-4477

Website:
http://www.cremarestaurante.com/

Catering:
Pre Fixe Options available for Parties of 10 or more. Open bar available for large parties.

Parking Details:
Street parking and local garages

Public Transit:
F and M trains to 14th street station (exit on 16th street), the #1 train to 18th street 2 blocks away - bus stop 1 block away. R train to 14th street Union Square (3 blocks away)

Executive Chef:
Julieta Ballesteros

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
After nearly a decade, Crema Restaurante is closing its doors...Join us as we celebrate all of the dishes and drinks from the past ten years!

Celebrate NYE one last time at Crema Restaurante! Book your table by November 30th for discounted rates! call 212.691.4477 or email Events@CremaRestaurante.com for bookings!

Crema Restaurante Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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3.9

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3.6

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (1163)
Neighborhood Gem (1015)
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Special Occasion (365)
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Kid-friendly (40)
Notable Wine List (36)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2015

I'm in love with Crema. It's the best restaurant to have brunch in NYC. The guacamole is the most delicious guacamole I've tried in the city. The chilaquiles are delicious. However, the waitress wasn't polite at all on our last visit. But overall the food was amazing and the staff was nice as always, except for this waitress. Too bad they're gonna close.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2015

Service, food, drinks all consistent and delicious. Prices are fair, not too loud overall nice place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Refined and flavorful expression of Mexican food. The French influence creates some unique aspects.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2015

As always, we enjoyed everything immensely.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2015

Came for brunch on a Saturday afternoon. It was surprisingly not too crowded. I had the unlimited mimosas that, unfortunately, was limited to only one hour but the server was good about refills. I had the torrejas which is french toast with bacon and eggs - delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2015

The place is cozy ! the food is very nice .
Great surprise !
Will go again in a heart beat .

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2015

Great restaurant! The chilaquiles at brunch are the best I've had. Sad to know that Crema is closing, though.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2015

Our waiter was rude but the food was great.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 23, 2015

On a weekend trip to NYC, my husband and I ate dinner here on Friday night. They have margaritas made with fresh muddled fruit. I tried the blackberry and watermelon. Both were delicious! I would have liked to try more flavors, but they are kind of strong! We had guacamole and salsas. The guacamole was smooth with a nice citrus flavor. You get two salsas, one mild, one very spicy. It is not the normal salsa everyone else serves. It was delicious! I ordered the scallops for dinner. Very delicious with corn cakes and really good sauces. My husband ordered steak tacos and was very pleased. The meat had a nice flavor and was cooked to his liking. As usual as Mexican restaurants, we ate too many chips, so no room for dessert. We would highly recommend this restaurant! The service was terrific and food delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2015

The octopus and pork belly tacos were amazing as were the cocktails!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2015

I've been coming to Crema for years, and for years it has never disappointed! The staff is super pleasant, knowledgeable, and a joy to be around. Oh, and get the French toast during brunch - it's life changing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2015

If you like good Mexican food: this is the place! Next time I am back in new york I ll visit this place for sure!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2015

Food was ok! Excellent drinks. The decor was ok. The plates were worn out. The food looked like it was prepared the night before. Good drinks. Ok food!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2015

Outstanding food beautifully prepared and served. Attentive service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2015

Good for brunch ... But please do something about the coffee...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2015

We stumbled across Crema when we were at the Affordable Art Show and were pleasantly surprised by the food. I love Mexican, but avoid it because it can be heavy with lots of cheese, etc. Well, if you feel the same way, Crema can solve that problem. Crema has light, inventive Mexican dishes. My husband and I had the scallops which were delicious! Also, he started with mini steak tacos- also yummy! I would definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 12, 2015

I've lived in the neighborhood for years but first time here. Crema will be a go to spot from now on!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2015

Amazing food and superb service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Good tacos, guac not so much. A bit overpriced. Cushioned seats again wall not so comfortable. Good service.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2015

We made a reservation for brunch at 11:30 right when they opened but they didn't get that busy. I had the stuffed poblano which was really good. The food was ready pretty quickly and the presentation was gourmet.

The bottomless mimosas were the star of the game, my glass was empty once in an hour and a half so our waiter did a great job living up to the bottomless part of the deal.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2015

Whenever we're in the neighborhood, Crema is our go-to place for brunch on the weekend. Excellent mimosas. Staff is super nice and attentive. It can be a little loud when it gets busy-but everything else is so good that you won't mind the noise level. It's not your usual Mexican food. The ensalada mixta is amazing. I've not found anything like it anywhere else. The food presentation is also a winner. In the busy season, you may get shut out if you don't make a reservation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2015

Peak weekend dinner time is just a bit noisy (although not as noisy as some places...meaning you CAN hear the person across from you at Crema). The avocado and corn chip salad appetizer was really tasty and a great set-up for the huitlacoche empanadas entree. Delicious!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2015

It was ok, not bad not great

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2015

Always my choice for haute Mexican. Sophisticated, complex flavors beautifully presented, efficiently served.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2015

Unfortunately no one paid attention to our table of 4. Our server actually left about 3/4 of the way through our dinner and didn't even tell us and then no one ever bothered to come over to see if we needed anything...it took 30 mins to get a drink for my friend. And the chicken tacos are just really awful. Rest of the food is really just average. Not worth it...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2015

Went with party of 4 for mid week early dinner. Restaurant was quiet and only moderately busy at that hour, great time for conversation. Food was excellent gourmet interpretation of Mexican classics. Amazing flavors. Friendly accommodating service. Large portions of entrees. Next time we will order appetizer portions and sample more. And there will be a next time. Delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2015

Each time I dine at Crema I wonder why I didn't return sooner. Food is always terrific and beautifully presented, service friendly and efficient. Whether a spur of the moment Let's dine out or a planned celebration you want to look forward to, Crema fills the bill.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2015

Always warm and friendly here ; professional service but very warne

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 13, 2015

My mom and I were looking for a place to go to dinner between arriving in NYC and getting to the show we were going to see; I found this place randomly by doing a search in Google Maps for Mexican restaurants near our transportation arrival point. I'm so glad we found it! The staff was welcoming and incredibly attentive; they paid attention to the fact that we said in our OpenTable reservation that we needed to be out by 7pm to get to our show and they were very helpful getting us in and out without making us feel rushed in any way. The food was EXCEPTIONAL; we had the quesos flameados con todo y pollo, the empanadas del mercado, and the choco flan, and we were practically shoveling the into our mouths because they tasted so good an we couldn't get enough! We had a nice prosecco with our meal; the wine list might not wow any connosieurs, but had plenty of variety to make us happy. We also got our dessert for free because we were willing to Instagram about them; so get your smartphones out!

It was a wonderful experience from start to finish, and I look forward to going back. I'll be excited to see how they do their tres leches, which is my favorite Mexican dessert; based on what I've experienced so far, I have no doubt that it will be delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2015

I had the chicken tacos for lunch, and they were pretty good although they weren't quite what I was expecting. I substituted the corn/cream dish ("granielote") for the rice and beans, and it was delicious--best I've had since I moved up here from Texas.

Be advised though that this is actual Mexican food, not Tex Mex.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2015

Had a really good lunch experience....friendly staff, really good food, punctual service. Will try to return soon for bar or dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 7, 2015

Amazing chilaquiles!!! Mimosas were ok. No bubbles!! Overall...cute place, good food, and great service!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2015

FANTASTIC. all the way around. the food and service are always exceptional. I can't wait to come back! PS the Mango Fuego is one of the best drinks you'll ever have and the churros are to die for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2015

Very disappointing. The guacamole was clearly not house-made - it had the gummy texture of pre-packaged guacamole with some cilantro mixed in. Tacos very mediocre. The fish tacos had a dry, heavy breading and had more of the unfortunate guacamole inside. We didn't finish them. The highlight was a melted cheese appetizer. We should have ordered that and some margaritas and called it a day.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2015

I'm so happy we stumbled upon this place while strolling down 17th street. Fantastic food, great service, and an experience that I enjoyed so much I had to write a review! They definitely have turned a first timer into a regular!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2015

Amazing food and experience. The food and wait staff are truly amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2015

We come here a lot as they have the best upscale Mexican downtown. The server was also great. Very quick and attentive. Cocktails always great although tend to be a little pricey for margaritas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2015

Very cute place. Easily missed when on the street but a great find non the less. Will be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2015

The food does not taste remotely close to authentic Mexican food and was not worth the price. Went for Cinco de Mayo and their specials were very limited (i.e there basically were no specials) and there was nothing interesting planned for the evening. Waiter and bartender got into an argument. I was charged $7 for a side of guacamole that came in a shot glass - not worth the price -and the guacamole tasted like it was bought in the supermarket. Very disappointed in this restaurant and I would not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2015

Overall this restaurant gets a 5 stars. Everything we order was delicious. The steak taco were cooked just the way we like and was very flavorful. They cooked the corn a unique way from the traditional Mexican corn on the cob. It was great and the Dessert Dulce de Leche was so great that my husband and i were fighting for the last piece.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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