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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.
New York, NY 10011
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.)
Between 6th Ave & 7th Ave
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Pre Fixe Options available for Parties of 10 or more. Open bar available for large parties.
Street parking and local garages
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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