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Crema Restaurante

3.9
884 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Global, International, Contemporary Mexican
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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.)
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Phone number
(212) 691-4477
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Julieta Ballesteros
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Catering
Pre Fixe Options available for Parties of 10 or more. Open bar available for large parties.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 6th Ave & 7th Ave
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Parking details
Street parking and local garages
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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)
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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!
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
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3.9  based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.9
service
3.6
ambience
4.6
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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vipJRY7 (New York Area)
4.0  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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vipJerryRomano (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 13, 2015

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

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vipJimAndBob (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2015

As always, we enjoyed everything immensely.

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foodluv (New York Area)
4.0  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.

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Veronique (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2015

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

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viplive2dineout (New York Area)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 25, 2015

Our waiter was rude but the food was great.

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BSG1 (Nashville)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2015

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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vipDutchFoodie (New York Area)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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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vipnycmmm (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

Outstanding food beautifully prepared and served. Attentive service.

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vipRamiDeRamallah (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 20, 2015

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

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vipfaber (New York Area)
4.0  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!

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gbcubed (Los Angeles)
4.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 30, 2015

Amazing food and superb service

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 28, 2015

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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.

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