Cream Ridgewood

4.4
41 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Cream Ridgewood is a great place to enjoy Caribbean & Latin cuisine. The menu is made up of something for everyone, from bar food packed with flavor to Entrees that take you on a journey. Our Founding chef and Owner Chef Diablo and Executive Chef Diego use modern techniques and ingredients that twist your palettes: in a good way. Our on site Mixologist is always whipping up special cocktails, keeping it fresh and exciting every time you walk through those doors. Cream is where it's at! We bring a little something for everyone, from live DJs on Fridays, Saturdays & Sunday's hitting you musical vibes. We have three dining areas: a yard which sets an cozy outdoor feel, a large dining area that brings a mild romantic vibe and main floor which is front and center with an open kitchen. We also have bar and front yard seating available . Come with your appetite, you won't regret it.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 41 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, the wings are amazing. Lovely atmosphere.

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mariet
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything is wonderful about this place but the only thing that kind of turned me off was that the music was so loud in the outdoor area that I couldn’t even have a conversation with my date and this was a Sunday . Music is great but not when you are drowned out

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JC123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was ok. They didn't mention peanuts in the granola and my friend was allergic. Could have been a disaster. The place and the servers are really nice but the music was at night club level on a Sunday afternoon.

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PeteM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve used Groupons here 3 times and it’s always been a great experience. We enjoyed the food and friendly service every time. Highly recommend the Chicken and Waffles!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great I had the fried rice with shrimp in a pineapple.. omg it was soooooo Good!! The salmon was also on point!! Loved my meal (and his) lol...

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KeishaW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The hostess waitress and manager was amazing super nice and never missed a beat… it’s my new favorite hang out spot!

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deem
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food. Drinks were okay could've been a bit stronger. Servers are excellent.

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jennnyjeanette
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was so nice and accommodating! The food was great and music was amazing! Definitely recommend

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FrancescaL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was horrible. Two of the guests got their food with the appetizers and the other 3 guests waited 20 minutes to get their food. They are extremely slow and barely refilled our drinks when we paid for 90 minutes bottomless.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food and drinks tasted GREAT. What ruins that is the HORRIBLE SERVICE. I was a waitress for many years. This place does not know how to provide customer service. It ruined our outing for my friend’s bday. Again-the staff inside the kitchen have it all together-food came quickly and was delicious. Food came BEFORE our drinks because the bartender was busy laughing it up and playing games with customers at the bar. We had to ASK the waitress about the drinks after almost 20 min instead of her coming to let us know there was a “mishap”. Then one of them was lying as they gave two different reasons as to why the drinks took so long. Often had to flag down waitress as she ignored us. Her name starts with a G and she had long feathery false lashes. All I would ever do now here is maybe takeout.

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DominikaK
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere , workers were very sweet and cared to all needs and requests. Would come here again.

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Cynthia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Staff was Excellent! Will definitely go again.

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the hospitality!! So sweet and kind. Food is great, definitely coming back.

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BasiaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING! The service was even better. Thank you guys!

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LilyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

It was okay. Prices were more than what was on the menu. 20% tip is automatically added on every check no matter the number of party members.

Felt rush to finish eating and leave. Spend over $$$ and finish eating and left less than one hour. The restaurant wasn’t pack , but they rush you out.

Ask for a table in the back but wasn’t given a table in the back and said because there were reservations already for table in the back of the restaurant. It was half empty in the backyard after we finished eating. Felt like they didn’t want us to seat in the backyard.

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Dessy
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did a Groupon here for a boozy brunch and it was actually great. Everyone had fun drinks were delish. Recommend the sangria.

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AnnaK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time! Fun and lively atmosphere. Great and friendly service. Would go back again!

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rose
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

TERRIBLE service

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ShaneO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant offered reservation times that they were not open for. (2:30 PM they close brunch. My reservation was for 2:30 PM) Had to go to another restaurant.

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Yvonne
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Steak omelet was sooo good. Drinks were great! DJ was great and interactive. Vibes chill and so dope. Everyone served us well! I love this place!

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food. Cozy place. Prices very reasonable compare to everything else around. All the staff was very nice. We were able to be seated and served right away. Give them a chance you won't regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great customer service. Everyone was so lovely and pleasant.

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Denise
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly, courteous service, nice atmosphere , clean and very good brunch. Would recommend and will go back..

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DianaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the bottomless brunch: good food, red sangria was delicious, good service.

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CharmelleG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Maybe do the groupon tho. Food was good but service takes forever. Not worth 40$ boozy brunch but it's worth the 22$ off groupon especially if you use coupon code. Never got my sundae from 3rd course

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BarbarG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We've eaten at Cream several times because the food is so good. The service has always been leisurely but friendly and efficient. This last time the service was quite slow and not quite as efficient. For example, it took forever to get waited on. Once we ordered drinks it took awhile for them to arrive, and then waiter only brought one of the drinks. The second drink was forgotten. The slower pace was probably because they were serving food on both the upper and main floor and had only one wait person.
Every time we go they make changes to the space. This time they had a DJ booth in an improbable place, right in front of some tables. It was ugly and intrusive.
If you enjoy a really great burger, tasty and crisp fries, or very cheesy pull apart bread (our favorites) and generous drinks, this is the place to eat. If you like loud music with a DJ go on Friday or Saturday. Mellow, quieter music is played (not via DJ), on a week night. One last thing, the prices are quite moderate, which is another reason we eat at Cream. Despite some negative comments, it is a great place to eat and I encourage you to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to the brunch on Saturday and it was a very chill spot our server was very attentive making sure our cups were filled regularly. The food was really good. Definitely going back.

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irmar
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We did wait some time for food but with the 2 hour unlimited Sangria it was hard to tell. Server was triple seated but managed to do a great job keeping our drinks flowing. Great value, great food and good service. Reservations are a must!

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vipN2NB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My boyfriend and I popped in because we wanted to grab a quick bite to eat. Upon arrival we were greeted however it took about 8 minutes to sit down in a nearly empty restaurant. Upon sitting the host was very nice however we quickly learned she was the host, waitress and bartender. Because she was tasked with so many jobs it affected the quality and timelines of our service. My boyfriend in particular wanted ribs and the waitress came back to inform us they had just ran out. My boyfriend wanted to leave but I convinced him to stay. He ordered the cream burger and only took one bite as he did not like it. I ordered the stuffed chicken breast which was okay. The drinks although they had a nice presentation were not that great the best drink was a drink I had asked the waitress to make that she enjoyed most. All in all she tried. However to the owner due to the lack of attention operationally we will not be coming back. We really wanted to like this place.

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Benny
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was out on a date with my wife. Have been coming to the neighborhood for years since I was a kid- wanted to try a new spot in Queens and this was spot on. The staff was amazing. Place is clean. Food solid. Ambiance is great. Good music was dropping al night. Bartender was great. Even gave me and my wife a free shot and gave me a shot of what I was drinking because he said he didn’t want to get me sick with mixing. Outstanding! Never had that ever at a bar. Will go back.

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JohnD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We eat there on Saturday night from 6 - 8 PM (tried to get home for game 6 of the ALCS with the Yankees). Food was exceptional. Service was good, but I don't blame the waitress because the upstairs was open and she was taking care of both up and down, causing the service to be a little slow. So few people in the restaurant on a Saturday night would normally be pause for alarm, but the food was so good that overall I will go back. The ambiance did not keep up with the hype of the food and all the talk about the Chefs. It was certainly not Bar food. They need to decide if people will applaud the chef after every meal or it will just be good food with a ketchup bottle on the table. The food should be commensurate the ambiance. Maybe just make upstairs a little more elegant.

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MonetH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its My boyfriend's birthday and I threw together a last minute dinner for him with a few of his family members. We were late to our reservation but the hostes was nice enough to set us up at the back patio area. We later moved to a warmer spot inside and the music was great server was great. Drinks were on point and food presentation was excellent. I let the server know that it was his birthday can we do something special I got to choose from a list of a few options we decided together and she presented it so good we sang and did shots we will be back! Thanks Cream being that Im from Queens you exceeded my expectations. I am a Dream Trips Member and this is moved up to #1 on my list worth the commute from Manhattan.

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vipAnna
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked to be seated in the outdoor area, which was felt cozy yet spacious. There are currently animatronic Halloween decorations set up, and I really appreciated that our waitress complied almost instantly when I asked if they could be turned off since they were motion-activated and continuously turning on. The food and drinks were amazing - definitely some of the best bar food I've ever had. I really enjoyed the crisp and refreshing berry mojito. We will definitely be coming back here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress-Genesis-she was very accommodating with our drink requests. Would go back. Worth the visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. This place is across the street from. Always wanted to try it and my wife and I had reservations for today. Delicious food, atmosphere is fantastic, music is perfect and not blasting loud. Hostess and waitress were great with perfect smiles and genuine. Will be going again real soon!!!!!

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MariaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great ambiance and the service was fantastic. There were two events during our visit taking place in their space upstairs and in their outdoor patio, and the manager Crystal, pitched in and took our order since the other servers were attending to the event goers. She was an absolute pleasure. The steak, orange shrimp, and the mac and cheese were DELICIOUS, and I would have given the food a higher mark, but the wild rice was bland and resembled risotto, the lava cake was overcooked and their ice cream tasted like a snowball. Also, they are no longer making the Chocolate Bacon Martini. That was the seller when I was looking at the reviews online, so it was very disappointing to learn I could not get it. We will be returning.

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Jecca
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE LOVE LOVE THE FOOD HERE, ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! AND AFFORDABLE.

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VictoriaF
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was between okay and good. The servers were good and service was good. Drink were awesome and music that makes you wanna dance all night!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It took 45 minutes to be served our dinner and the restaurant was empty.

The dishes we ordered ranged from good to mediocre to awful.

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Was underwhelmed. Service was slow, drinks and food were hit or miss. It was striking that the place was practically empty on a Saturday night.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cream Ridgewood using the Order Online button. Cream Ridgewood also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Cream Ridgewood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 576-3237.

Cream Ridgewood is rated 4.4 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.