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CRAVE Restaurant and Lounge

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American, Contemporary
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129 Washington St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1813
+1 845-452-3501
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Albany, New York
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205 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Wonderful authentic and caring restaurant.A few missteps but overall a wonderful experience. Service is superb. Would go back.

Thank JAugustWest
Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We had our first dinner at Crave with another couple who had dined there several times before and had very good opinions of the place. My husband enjoyed his Sky Farm Green first course. I took a bite of my Tagliatelle Pasta and was stunned by its extreme saltiness. After gulping down half my glass of water and made another... More 

Thank 307HL
Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Clean restaurant, very attentive staff, great presentation, extensive wine choices, wine and food tasted amazing. It was my first time but I will be back.

Thank midwayli
Leonia, New Jersey
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391 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Food was all in all, quite good. Menu was a little hard to choose from, nothing grabbing me, but the gnocchi was pretty good. Nice enough atmosphere and friendly enough staff. Reasonable value. Right next to the pedestrian bridge with easy parking.

Thank walter f
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Until recently, my son has worked there since it opened, so I might be a bit biased. But I really think they have some of the best food in the Hudson Valley, and that is saying something with all of the CIA chefs around the area. I am never disappointed when I go there. And I like the small, intimate... More 

Thank beezermjk
San diego, CA
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

For our 44th anniversary we did our first trip to the Hudson River Valley, for a one week stay. We dined for lunch and dinners in Tarrytown, Poughkeepsie, and Kingston. We had Sunday brunch at the Crave Restaurant. Very friendly staff. Service was very good. We had French omelets with spinach inside and a fresh salad. Very good quality food... More 

Thank EdwardSandiego_CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My wife and I had dinner tonight at Crave where we both commented our individual meals were each one of the best we've ever had. Our server, Nichole was attentive, helpful, and poised. We'll be back.

Thank Jim F
Ulster Park, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Food was good. Service and atmosphere is mediocre. Tables are so near to each other and place is so noisy you can not have conversation with your party. Hostess was too stubborn to accommodate any request.

Thank duke8852
Poughkeepsie, New York
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I went to Crave for a Sunday brunch and ordered a plate of banana chocolate chip pancakes. Holy cow, it was delicious! Oh my goodness such a good meal and the bartender was fabulous. He mixed me up a wonderful drink that suited the taste buds matching the meal. Not to mention he was a riot, making me laugh. Crave... More 

Thank letitgo20145
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Coming from Philadelphia with two Top Chef winners and an Iron Chef, the food at Crave is every bit as good as top restaurants in Philadelphia. Staffed and owned by graduates of the CIA in Hyde Park, flavor profiles were outstanding and service was impeccable. Our mussel appetizer was so delicious we had to have extra bread to not leave... More 

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Edward K, Owner at CRAVE Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your review and are humbled by your kindness. We hope if you return to Poughkeepsie in the future you come back to visit us! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Washington St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1813
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: +1 845-452-3501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?