Crema Restaurante

★★★★☆
From its reasonably priced prix-fixe lunch menu to its rather pricey dinner menu with creative entrees, chef/owner Julieta Ballesteros serves forth traditional Mexican cuisine with a formal French presentation, fusing her Monterrey roots with her mastery of French culinary techniques.
  • 111 West 17th Street

    New York, NY 10011

    Cross street: nr. Sixth Ave.

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  • 212-691-4477

About Crema Restaurante

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Mon, noon-10pm; Tue-Fri, noon-11pm; Sat, 11:30am-midnight; Sun, 11:30am-10pm

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This is a nice cozy place great atmosphere and nice decor. My boyfriend and I went here for restuarants week and we had a great time the menu was pre fixe obviously. We had the lamb sliders which were delicious I reccomend them highly, for

3
★★★★★

This is a nice cozy place great atmosphere and nice decor. My boyfriend and I went here for restuarants week and we had a great time the menu was pre fixe obviously. We had the lamb sliders which were delicious I reccomend them highly, for

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Went to Crema the other night. Food was terrific for the most part. The service was also excellent. The waiter new when to help and when to let us enjoy our meal.

For the main meal, I had the Carne Asada which was delicious. We also got the pork taquitos which were out of this world.

We did have salsa and chips when arriving which I was not crazy about, I would have preferred pico de galo instead of the guacamole and two other salsas that accompanied them.

I would definitely go back and the Margaritas were out of this world.

2
★★★★☆

Went to Crema the other night. Food was terrific for the most part. The service was also excellent. The waiter new when to help and when to let us enjoy our meal.

For the main meal, I had the Carne Asada which was delicious. We also got the pork taquitos which were out of this world.

We did have salsa and chips when arriving which I was not crazy about, I would have preferred pico de galo instead of the guacamole and two other salsas that accompanied them.

I would definitely go back and the Margaritas were out of this world.

Pros: Food

Cons: Price

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My friend and I went here this evening for Cinco de Mayo. We waited 45 minutes for a table (no problem as it's 2 hours everywhere else and we didn't make reservations). Once we sat down we waited and waited. I had to get up and ask a bus boy to clear the table from the people before us. My friend got up and got us menus. Then the bus boy told me to order with the maitre'd. He said that was incorrect and would send someone over. We finally got fed up with waiting we walked over to the bar to order. We waited about 25-30 mins for all of this. My food came out in 10 mins and my friends food came out 30 mins AFTER that. Holy cow. I spoke with the GM/Maitre'd and he was defensive and said we didn't have reservations and they were busy and asked 'well, what do you want me to do about it?'. We were so patient at a restaurant that wasn't nearly as busy as any other Mexican Restaurant and the GM was bordering on yelling at us. Don't go here- ever.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I went here this evening for Cinco de Mayo. We waited 45 minutes for a table (no problem as it's 2 hours everywhere else and we didn't make reservations). Once we sat down we waited and waited. I had to get up and ask a bus boy to clear the table from the people before us. My friend got up and got us menus. Then the bus boy told me to order with the maitre'd. He said that was incorrect and would send someone over. We finally got fed up with waiting we walked over to the bar to order. We waited about 25-30 mins for all of this. My food came out in 10 mins and my friends food came out 30 mins AFTER that. Holy cow. I spoke with the GM/Maitre'd and he was defensive and said we didn't have reservations and they were busy and asked 'well, what do you want me to do about it?'. We were so patient at a restaurant that wasn't nearly as busy as any other Mexican Restaurant and the GM was bordering on yelling at us. Don't go here- ever.

Pros: Decent drinks

Cons: Service was beyond rude and manager yells at customers

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Had a an excellent meal with equal service.The expierence started at the bar with ginger martini served by Rescalla.He was a very professional bartender and host.The big eye tuna and the peking duck breast were both great choices,will definitely go back.

2
★★★★☆

Had a an excellent meal with equal service.The expierence started at the bar with ginger martini served by Rescalla.He was a very professional bartender and host.The big eye tuna and the peking duck breast were both great choices,will definitely go back.

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Despite the negative reviews, my experience was quite pleasant! I went for lunch and had tasty sangria and mexican food that was displayed in a unique way. I appreciated the artistic plating. When a dish catches my eye, it makes me want to take out my camera and snap a picture of it. That's what intrigues me and draws me back to a restaurant! Overall, the taste lived up to the looks and I left satisfied!

2
★★★★☆

Despite the negative reviews, my experience was quite pleasant! I went for lunch and had tasty sangria and mexican food that was displayed in a unique way. I appreciated the artistic plating. When a dish catches my eye, it makes me want to take out my camera and snap a picture of it. That's what intrigues me and draws me back to a restaurant! Overall, the taste lived up to the looks and I left satisfied!

Pros: Great Food/Creative Plating

Cons: Pricey/Empty at Lunch

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Crema Restaurant was a total waste of money. My girlfriend and I went there last night. Our bill with tip was $150, and I have had $2 tacos off the back of a truck that were fresher and tastier then the mexican cuisine at this place. Even the drinks were bland. I hated my margarita and my sangria tasted like fruit juice from a box. The guacamole had no flavor. Our entrees were bland and old, or stale or something, I don't know what was wrong with it exactly but it wasn't freshly made. of and the service was only medium....especially at the bar, before we were sat at our table, we had a drink at the bar and I had to wait and wait before I was asked if I'd like anything.
If this place slashed all their prices in half, then maybe possibly I would consider going back.

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★★☆☆☆

Crema Restaurant was a total waste of money. My girlfriend and I went there last night. Our bill with tip was $150, and I have had $2 tacos off the back of a truck that were fresher and tastier then the mexican cuisine at this place. Even the drinks were bland. I hated my margarita and my sangria tasted like fruit juice from a box. The guacamole had no flavor. Our entrees were bland and old, or stale or something, I don't know what was wrong with it exactly but it wasn't freshly made. of and the service was only medium....especially at the bar, before we were sat at our table, we had a drink at the bar and I had to wait and wait before I was asked if I'd like anything.
If this place slashed all their prices in half, then maybe possibly I would consider going back.

Pros: There are no pros.

Cons: way too expensive for what you get..

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If you want to be ripped off then you must come to this place. the only nice thing about it is the decor. the food is mediocre, they should call it Tex-Mex not Mexican. anyway, overpriced and authentic Mexi-Can't food.
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★☆☆☆☆

If you want to be ripped off then you must come to this place. the only nice thing about it is the decor. the food is mediocre, they should call it Tex-Mex not Mexican. anyway, overpriced and authentic Mexi-Can't food.
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Pros: Location especially for us....

Cons: Expensive and mediocre food.

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The food was very nice and amazingly presented...but the service, not good at all. Our drinks took forever to arrive because the staff was more interested in talking to each other. We probably would have ordered another round but didnt bother. They also where snacking from the chips in the back, yuck

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★★☆☆☆

The food was very nice and amazingly presented...but the service, not good at all. Our drinks took forever to arrive because the staff was more interested in talking to each other. We probably would have ordered another round but didnt bother. They also where snacking from the chips in the back, yuck

Pros: nice food

Cons: slow chatty staff

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Wow! What a simply wonderful experience we had at dinner on Saturday April 18. First, the server, Erica, was the sweetest, nicest server I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She checked on us throughout the duration of the meal and made excellent reccomendations for entrees and dessert. The food was superb! Really top notch and all three of us loved what we ordered. Towards the end of the meal, the chef Jullieta came out and gave us all complimentary spices and a delicious pineapple-infused tequila to sip! It was lovely. I really cannot say enough wonderful things about this experience. Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday dinner! This is one of the best restaurants I have been to in NYC!

2
★★★★★

Wow! What a simply wonderful experience we had at dinner on Saturday April 18. First, the server, Erica, was the sweetest, nicest server I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She checked on us throughout the duration of the meal and made excellent reccomendations for entrees and dessert. The food was superb! Really top notch and all three of us loved what we ordered. Towards the end of the meal, the chef Jullieta came out and gave us all complimentary spices and a delicious pineapple-infused tequila to sip! It was lovely. I really cannot say enough wonderful things about this experience. Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday dinner! This is one of the best restaurants I have been to in NYC!

Pros: The food and service were second to none.

Cons: None

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Outstanding food, service, and ambiance. This is a great date place or for a special occasion. The food is very contemporary with a wide variety of intense flavors that are presented to you in a pleasing and unique way.

2
★★★★☆

Outstanding food, service, and ambiance. This is a great date place or for a special occasion. The food is very contemporary with a wide variety of intense flavors that are presented to you in a pleasing and unique way.

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CREMA's talented chef/owner prepares refined authentic Mexican food that plays softly on the palate rather than sandbagging the mouth with mega-hot concoctions that aim to raise beer and margaria consumption. Subtlety, execution and presentation are the hallmarks, at least as experienced in three visits. Standout selections were the "trilogy" of crispy, airy flautas... the tacos perfectly grilled strips of marinated hanger steak... and the maigret of duck. All dishes are beautifully presented and the service, which can be slow during busy times, is well above average. The colorful yet understated decor of the long, narrow room adds warmth and character to the experience.
There is an excellent selection of rather steeply priced tequilas. They addszip to the dining experience, while the wine selection is --as befits a truly mexican restaurant-- modest and underwhelming.

2
★★★★☆

CREMA's talented chef/owner prepares refined authentic Mexican food that plays softly on the palate rather than sandbagging the mouth with mega-hot concoctions that aim to raise beer and margaria consumption. Subtlety, execution and presentation are the hallmarks, at least as experienced in three visits. Standout selections were the "trilogy" of crispy, airy flautas... the tacos perfectly grilled strips of marinated hanger steak... and the maigret of duck. All dishes are beautifully presented and the service, which can be slow during busy times, is well above average. The colorful yet understated decor of the long, narrow room adds warmth and character to the experience.
There is an excellent selection of rather steeply priced tequilas. They addszip to the dining experience, while the wine selection is --as befits a truly mexican restaurant-- modest and underwhelming.

Pros: Subtle, upscale Mexican variations of old and new dishes

Cons: Thin wine list, pricing

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Ate here during Restaurant week and had a wonderful experience. The Service was excellent and accomodating. The waitress gave just the right amount of attention and the food was superb.
Will be back to try other dishes as nothing we had disappointed. Also for restaurant week there were three choices in both appetizer and entree categories and two for dessert. Very good deal and the servings seemed to normal sized! We sat in the front window and enjoyed our meal immensely.

2
★★★★☆

Ate here during Restaurant week and had a wonderful experience. The Service was excellent and accomodating. The waitress gave just the right amount of attention and the food was superb.
Will be back to try other dishes as nothing we had disappointed. Also for restaurant week there were three choices in both appetizer and entree categories and two for dessert. Very good deal and the servings seemed to normal sized! We sat in the front window and enjoyed our meal immensely.

Pros: food, service, atmosphere

Cons: none

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I ate here for restaurant week and everything was absolutely amazing!!! I am going to come back here at other times, too.

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★★★★★

I ate here for restaurant week and everything was absolutely amazing!!! I am going to come back here at other times, too.

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I went there for dinner with a friend. To me Crema just came off as just another NY restaurant that tries too hard: all pomp and circumstance. Examples: a $24 vegetarian plate (50cents worth of corn and beans, $20 for the over-sized china); $22 for chicken flautas ($4 of chicken, $18 worth of grease and salt); $8 for couple of dribbles of soup in a big bowl. I'm used to inflated city prices--but I expect a little more flavor.

The waitstaff was polite, though not completely knowledgeable.

Is it absolutely horrible? No. But it doesn't mean its worth another visit. I think I was let down because I was expecting more based on some of the positive reviews. Try Pompano instead.

1
★★☆☆☆

I went there for dinner with a friend. To me Crema just came off as just another NY restaurant that tries too hard: all pomp and circumstance. Examples: a $24 vegetarian plate (50cents worth of corn and beans, $20 for the over-sized china); $22 for chicken flautas ($4 of chicken, $18 worth of grease and salt); $8 for couple of dribbles of soup in a big bowl. I'm used to inflated city prices--but I expect a little more flavor.

The waitstaff was polite, though not completely knowledgeable.

Is it absolutely horrible? No. But it doesn't mean its worth another visit. I think I was let down because I was expecting more based on some of the positive reviews. Try Pompano instead.

Pros: Non-sour mix margaritas, different tequila choices

Cons: Little flavor, big prices, little tables, big plates

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I normally don't eat a lot of Mexican food, but when you find a restaurant as good as this one, you tend to go back. Very diverse menu options, great service, very good food.

4
★★★★☆

I normally don't eat a lot of Mexican food, but when you find a restaurant as good as this one, you tend to go back. Very diverse menu options, great service, very good food.

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Went to Crema Resturante on 6/11. Opted for the sea scallop special after looking at the menu, Here is what arrived at the table. A plate that was 8" x 18" (never a good sign) on one half of the rectangle was a green "sauce" smear and on the other a mound. The mound from the bottom up consisted of , 2 slightly overlaping 4 " toasted tortillas upon which was 1/4" spread of buttery smooth pureed guacamole . on this base 5 seared sea scallops were placed and artfully criss-cross drizzled with what tasted like and was the color of ranch salad dressing. Next, a concealing blanket of vegatable salsa. Then three sprigs of mustard lettuce. The final touch? Two 11" pieces of grass reaching into the air . While the service was very friendly, the barely edible and overpriced "food sculpture" was pompous. Perhaps a better place for a couple drinks only.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to Crema Resturante on 6/11. Opted for the sea scallop special after looking at the menu, Here is what arrived at the table. A plate that was 8" x 18" (never a good sign) on one half of the rectangle was a green "sauce" smear and on the other a mound. The mound from the bottom up consisted of , 2 slightly overlaping 4 " toasted tortillas upon which was 1/4" spread of buttery smooth pureed guacamole . on this base 5 seared sea scallops were placed and artfully criss-cross drizzled with what tasted like and was the color of ranch salad dressing. Next, a concealing blanket of vegatable salsa. Then three sprigs of mustard lettuce. The final touch? Two 11" pieces of grass reaching into the air . While the service was very friendly, the barely edible and overpriced "food sculpture" was pompous. Perhaps a better place for a couple drinks only.

Pros: atmosphere is ok

Cons: confusing food sculpture

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The food was really good, although the variety of dishes could be a little bit better. The service was really good too, the waitresses and the hostesses were really nice too. The only bad thing was the dry martini, which wasnt dry at all, because the barman put lots of little pieces of ice in the drink. Other than that, everything else was great.

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★★★★☆

The food was really good, although the variety of dishes could be a little bit better. The service was really good too, the waitresses and the hostesses were really nice too. The only bad thing was the dry martini, which wasnt dry at all, because the barman put lots of little pieces of ice in the drink. Other than that, everything else was great.

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Ariiiibbbaaaaa! Crema Restaurante is a really fun night out. Not only does Crema Restaurante do some excellent spicy Mexican food, but there?s plenty of tequila on offer for the brave (or stupid). Ai carumba Chez Halee!

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★★★★☆

Ariiiibbbaaaaa! Crema Restaurante is a really fun night out. Not only does Crema Restaurante do some excellent spicy Mexican food, but there?s plenty of tequila on offer for the brave (or stupid). Ai carumba Chez Halee!

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This place is incredible, an absolut gem!

Chef Julietta is the Zagat #1 rated Mexican chef but really she should be one of the top 10 chefs in the city if not the U.S. Having eaten in top rated restaurants all over the country I have to say this is one of the most amazing meals I've had. The vegetarian platter is to die for and is not anything like it sounds. Its a myriad of unique, incredible and tantalizing flavors that you would never expect from such seemingly simple ingredients. The grilled corn has surprising sweetness. The yucca is lightly dusted with curry and friend to a perfect crispness. The mango dressing on the salad is a standout. Possibly the highlight of the platter is the corn bread which is defies reason. How can beans in cornbread taste like dessert.. I have no idea but for the first time I've actually cleaned my plate (literally) and called 4 friends from the table telling them they must come here.

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★★★★★

This place is incredible, an absolut gem!

Chef Julietta is the Zagat #1 rated Mexican chef but really she should be one of the top 10 chefs in the city if not the U.S. Having eaten in top rated restaurants all over the country I have to say this is one of the most amazing meals I've had. The vegetarian platter is to die for and is not anything like it sounds. Its a myriad of unique, incredible and tantalizing flavors that you would never expect from such seemingly simple ingredients. The grilled corn has surprising sweetness. The yucca is lightly dusted with curry and friend to a perfect crispness. The mango dressing on the salad is a standout. Possibly the highlight of the platter is the corn bread which is defies reason. How can beans in cornbread taste like dessert.. I have no idea but for the first time I've actually cleaned my plate (literally) and called 4 friends from the table telling them they must come here.

Pros: FOOD (quality, presentation, taste, spices, flavors), service, ambiance

Cons: None

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My friend and i went there last Saturday night. the place was small but cozy. i haven't had upscale Mexican cuisine before, always the regular chain places but this is no Chipotles, definitely worth the trip. Guacamole was homemade and very tasty, wine choices were vast and recommendations from the staff complimented our meal immensely. ambiance in the restaurant was great. the open kitchen was a nice touch in restaurants nowadays that hide the kitchen in the back. our waitress was extremely friendly and attentive and made our experience all the more enjoyable. very friendly and gave us great recommendations. we will definitely be back!

2
★★★★★

My friend and i went there last Saturday night. the place was small but cozy. i haven't had upscale Mexican cuisine before, always the regular chain places but this is no Chipotles, definitely worth the trip. Guacamole was homemade and very tasty, wine choices were vast and recommendations from the staff complimented our meal immensely. ambiance in the restaurant was great. the open kitchen was a nice touch in restaurants nowadays that hide the kitchen in the back. our waitress was extremely friendly and attentive and made our experience all the more enjoyable. very friendly and gave us great recommendations. we will definitely be back!

Pros: Service, Flavor, Wine Selection

Cons: Music a little too loud but ok

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I came here during restaurant week and had a great time. Most everything was really yummy and the staff was actually quite fun. The guacamole was a little expensive ( the regular portion was not on the prefix so I got the "large".) But all in all the food was really great and beautiful. I tell you that woman makes a mean soup!
Not enough meat selections except a Filet Mignon skewer that was too expensive for me to consider.
And with drinks our bill did add up, but hey actually brought my wife a mini hot chocolate ( i was doing all the drinking ! ) which was very nice.

I will be back !

2
★★★★☆

I came here during restaurant week and had a great time. Most everything was really yummy and the staff was actually quite fun. The guacamole was a little expensive ( the regular portion was not on the prefix so I got the "large".) But all in all the food was really great and beautiful. I tell you that woman makes a mean soup!
Not enough meat selections except a Filet Mignon skewer that was too expensive for me to consider.
And with drinks our bill did add up, but hey actually brought my wife a mini hot chocolate ( i was doing all the drinking ! ) which was very nice.

I will be back !

Pros: The drinks and that great soup

Cons: not enough variety

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We had lunch at Crema during restaurant Week. Walking in, we delighted at the warm decor with screaming orange walls that somehow fit the place perfectly. The Restaurant Week menu was a bit of a joke, since Crema already had a prix fixe menu for lunch where you could order certain starred items. The downside was that only the lower-prices items were offered on the prix fixe menu, so when my analytical mind took to calculating I realized that there was no discount involved at all. Which then brought me close to thinking that the restaurant Week menu was almost false advertising. Nice way to fly by on the cheap, Crema. I ordered a salad and Taquitos de Chilorio for lunch. I initially ordered the Burrito de Mole Poblano, but priced at $14 it was not on the prix fixe menu. So, I went with the taquitos at $12 instead. The service was good, but it took a looooooong time for our food to arrive. The salads cam and were delicious, but we were able to make it through the first few chapters of War and Peace before our lunch entrees arrived. The wait turned out to be worthwhile, and the taquitos were perfectly seasoned and delicious.
Overall, I was disappointed by the "bait and switch" feeling I was left with until leaving Crema. That, and the fact that our food took forever to reach our tummies, might not have me making the trek to Crema again. The food gets four stars, but the service time and restaurant's penny-pinching tendencies only get two stars.

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★★★☆☆

We had lunch at Crema during restaurant Week. Walking in, we delighted at the warm decor with screaming orange walls that somehow fit the place perfectly. The Restaurant Week menu was a bit of a joke, since Crema already had a prix fixe menu for lunch where you could order certain starred items. The downside was that only the lower-prices items were offered on the prix fixe menu, so when my analytical mind took to calculating I realized that there was no discount involved at all. Which then brought me close to thinking that the restaurant Week menu was almost false advertising. Nice way to fly by on the cheap, Crema. I ordered a salad and Taquitos de Chilorio for lunch. I initially ordered the Burrito de Mole Poblano, but priced at $14 it was not on the prix fixe menu. So, I went with the taquitos at $12 instead. The service was good, but it took a looooooong time for our food to arrive. The salads cam and were delicious, but we were able to make it through the first few chapters of War and Peace before our lunch entrees arrived. The wait turned out to be worthwhile, and the taquitos were perfectly seasoned and delicious.
Overall, I was disappointed by the "bait and switch" feeling I was left with until leaving Crema. That, and the fact that our food took forever to reach our tummies, might not have me making the trek to Crema again. The food gets four stars, but the service time and restaurant's penny-pinching tendencies only get two stars.

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I was sort of skeptical about the concept of fancy mexican food. I didn't quite understand how it could be "fancy" since i do frequent many of the no-frills mexican places in manhattan. But seriously, this place is fantastic. Everything was super fresh and more flavorful than your run-of-the-mill mexican, not to mention beautiful presentation as well. We had great service. I think it pays to be nice to your server, especially during restaurant week when alot of people are awful. She almost seemed relieved that we were cool and later gave us a round of shots on the house. Home made pineapple infused tequilla- amazing. Anyway i don't know how i am going to eat regular mexican food ever again, but if that's a chance you are will to take, do not hesitate going to Crema!

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★★★★★

I was sort of skeptical about the concept of fancy mexican food. I didn't quite understand how it could be "fancy" since i do frequent many of the no-frills mexican places in manhattan. But seriously, this place is fantastic. Everything was super fresh and more flavorful than your run-of-the-mill mexican, not to mention beautiful presentation as well. We had great service. I think it pays to be nice to your server, especially during restaurant week when alot of people are awful. She almost seemed relieved that we were cool and later gave us a round of shots on the house. Home made pineapple infused tequilla- amazing. Anyway i don't know how i am going to eat regular mexican food ever again, but if that's a chance you are will to take, do not hesitate going to Crema!

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When in Mexico you always have to have guacamole and tequila as it's (obviously) the best place in the world to do so. Starting at Crema Restaurant with a great shot of the zillion tequilas they have and the guacamole with the killer habanero salsa] sends you off on an amazing culinary adventure. Beware of eating too many chips before dinner - they are addicting . I have eaten at Crema three times and each time I have been impressed by the inventiveness of the food and lately, the bar [they have marinated tequilas - the pineapple one is dangerous]. Crema is a perfect blend of Mexican and French culinary arts. The ostrich tostadas with the guava glaze are great! and surprisingly, taste like a perfectly seared duck, the mixed green salad served in a shell of manchego is exceptionally set off by the vinagrette [i think it has jalapenos in it!] - Anything with mole sauce is delicious - it is probably the best I have ever had . The halibut in coconut milk after it's cooked with a bacon + shrimp crust is insanely good. I have yet to try the lamb or any vegetarian dish but I am sure that they will be equal in quality as the rest of the menu. I will go back until i have tasted everything! Tres leches for dessert will leave you giddy [have some more tequila]. Wine list could use some sprucing up to match the flavors on menu. Wait staff could be a little more attentive. Great size room small with ample elbow room - pleasant/calm design.

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★★★★★

When in Mexico you always have to have guacamole and tequila as it's (obviously) the best place in the world to do so. Starting at Crema Restaurant with a great shot of the zillion tequilas they have and the guacamole with the killer habanero salsa] sends you off on an amazing culinary adventure. Beware of eating too many chips before dinner - they are addicting . I have eaten at Crema three times and each time I have been impressed by the inventiveness of the food and lately, the bar [they have marinated tequilas - the pineapple one is dangerous]. Crema is a perfect blend of Mexican and French culinary arts. The ostrich tostadas with the guava glaze are great! and surprisingly, taste like a perfectly seared duck, the mixed green salad served in a shell of manchego is exceptionally set off by the vinagrette [i think it has jalapenos in it!] - Anything with mole sauce is delicious - it is probably the best I have ever had . The halibut in coconut milk after it's cooked with a bacon + shrimp crust is insanely good. I have yet to try the lamb or any vegetarian dish but I am sure that they will be equal in quality as the rest of the menu. I will go back until i have tasted everything! Tres leches for dessert will leave you giddy [have some more tequila]. Wine list could use some sprucing up to match the flavors on menu. Wait staff could be a little more attentive. Great size room small with ample elbow room - pleasant/calm design.

Pros: the entire menu, marinated tequilas

Cons: weak wine list, music so, so

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I recently attended a christmas party at crema and had a great time. So much so I went to there Surrealist
new years celebration. Both time we were meet by the manager, host Miguel who made us feel like we were having dinner at home. But of course the food told us otherwise. the sauces and senistive cooking of the meats were spectacular. Miguel went as far a to send over a compilmentarily shot for our xmas celebration. I was so happy with xmas we called for new years. We could only get into the 7:30 and even though we were hesitant...it was amazing. The oyster soup and mole was out of this world WOW. I suggest you hurry to the resturant and feast on their new winter menu. I suggest you also ask for miguel......

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★★★★☆

I recently attended a christmas party at crema and had a great time. So much so I went to there Surrealist
new years celebration. Both time we were meet by the manager, host Miguel who made us feel like we were having dinner at home. But of course the food told us otherwise. the sauces and senistive cooking of the meats were spectacular. Miguel went as far a to send over a compilmentarily shot for our xmas celebration. I was so happy with xmas we called for new years. We could only get into the 7:30 and even though we were hesitant...it was amazing. The oyster soup and mole was out of this world WOW. I suggest you hurry to the resturant and feast on their new winter menu. I suggest you also ask for miguel......

Pros: Service

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There must be a new host in the house, as I found the old reviews not true. Delicious cocktails and virbrant atmosphere will bring us back here again. Fun and attentive staff.

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★★★★★

There must be a new host in the house, as I found the old reviews not true. Delicious cocktails and virbrant atmosphere will bring us back here again. Fun and attentive staff.

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I went to Crema for Brunch this past Sunday and I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience.
They had live music, a nice mexican man, he played a lot of typical south american music. along with the food, it made for a great time by everyone. The food was delicious, I highly recommend checking this place out if you are in the area. definitely a great place for sunday brunch in my opinion. thanks

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★★★★★

I went to Crema for Brunch this past Sunday and I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience.
They had live music, a nice mexican man, he played a lot of typical south american music. along with the food, it made for a great time by everyone. The food was delicious, I highly recommend checking this place out if you are in the area. definitely a great place for sunday brunch in my opinion. thanks

Pros: live music

Cons: a little small of an area

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I loved-loved-loved this place--great food, great ambience, great decor. Definitely good for a fun night out, either for a couple or with friends...

I found it hip without being harrowing, stylish without being too scene-y. The other customers all seemed to be having fun, too, which gave it a lively vibe. The service was great--it was hoppin' busy, but the staff were gracious throughout....

The food was tasty, fresh, and luscious. We had the guacamole, which was super, as was the baked cheese. And the duck tacos were wonderful and interesting. And of course, the Agua Loca--sangria with everything in it--was delicious! ........I've always enjoyed Mexican cuisine, and Crema delivers...you won't be disappointed.

2
★★★★★

I loved-loved-loved this place--great food, great ambience, great decor. Definitely good for a fun night out, either for a couple or with friends...

I found it hip without being harrowing, stylish without being too scene-y. The other customers all seemed to be having fun, too, which gave it a lively vibe. The service was great--it was hoppin' busy, but the staff were gracious throughout....

The food was tasty, fresh, and luscious. We had the guacamole, which was super, as was the baked cheese. And the duck tacos were wonderful and interesting. And of course, the Agua Loca--sangria with everything in it--was delicious! ........I've always enjoyed Mexican cuisine, and Crema delivers...you won't be disappointed.

Pros: stylish, luscious

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Dining at Crema was a revelation! I can't recall when I've been this flat out amazed by a fine dining experience. The food is simply unparalleled. It is unique and daring, creative, and extraoridinarily delicious, and you cannot go wrong. Anything you order will be memorable. I went with a group of friends, and the bulk of our dinner conversation ended up largely being about how great the food was. Everyone was absolutely blown away by the opening guacamole and salsa. I ordered the halibut and declared it my favorite dish in New York City. Since that initial visit, I have returned many times, and never fail to order the daily soup which is always complex and remarkably original. As far as the service goes, I've always been seated promptly by a warm and energetic hostess. The wait staff is utterly prompt and corgial, and bear an air of warm and articulate professionalism which adds to your general sense of awe towards the experience. Crema is a big deal. You must try it!

2
★★★★★

Dining at Crema was a revelation! I can't recall when I've been this flat out amazed by a fine dining experience. The food is simply unparalleled. It is unique and daring, creative, and extraoridinarily delicious, and you cannot go wrong. Anything you order will be memorable. I went with a group of friends, and the bulk of our dinner conversation ended up largely being about how great the food was. Everyone was absolutely blown away by the opening guacamole and salsa. I ordered the halibut and declared it my favorite dish in New York City. Since that initial visit, I have returned many times, and never fail to order the daily soup which is always complex and remarkably original. As far as the service goes, I've always been seated promptly by a warm and energetic hostess. The wait staff is utterly prompt and corgial, and bear an air of warm and articulate professionalism which adds to your general sense of awe towards the experience. Crema is a big deal. You must try it!

Pros: Food, atmosphere, service. Great for a romantic dinner or to impress a business associate with its bravely unique menu.

Cons: The size of the restaurant is on the smaller size, but where isn't in NYC?

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We have heard really good things about Crema, so we decided to try it! First off the food was great! The ostridge was amazing. We also had the steak skewers and halibut, both fantastic
Now the cons: the Mater de was rude. After we gave him our name, he turned around and rolled his eyes and made a face. ???? Maybe they shouldn't have mirrors at the bar.
The waiter barely spoke English. He had to repeat the specials more then once, because we had no idea what he was saying. He couldn't suggest anything and just basically took the order.
In a place like this you would think they wouldn't have such a rude host and servers who were fluent in English!

1
★★★☆☆

We have heard really good things about Crema, so we decided to try it! First off the food was great! The ostridge was amazing. We also had the steak skewers and halibut, both fantastic
Now the cons: the Mater de was rude. After we gave him our name, he turned around and rolled his eyes and made a face. ???? Maybe they shouldn't have mirrors at the bar.
The waiter barely spoke English. He had to repeat the specials more then once, because we had no idea what he was saying. He couldn't suggest anything and just basically took the order.
In a place like this you would think they wouldn't have such a rude host and servers who were fluent in English!

Pros: THE FOOD

Cons: Host rude, Service with subtitles

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I agree with the editorial reviewer (that it's great food, but uneven service) but I'll give my two cents. I went maybe three months ago. The hostess acted like she was working at Denny's or IHOP--approached my girlfriend and I didn't say a word to welcome us or let us know she was the hostess and just stared at us. When I felt compelled to tell her I had a reservation, she answered a cell phone call interrupting me in mid-sentence and then walked away giggling into the phone. She returned a few minutes later with no apology and I told her again about our reservation. She nodded but then started to talk to other employees. There's more, but it's more of that annoying vein. I guess I was more surprised that a place of this quality of food would have indifferent, spotty service. Maybe because they can get away with it?

My girl and I had the red snapper, ensalada verde and salsa, and all were awesome. Again, the service was slow, and not particularly attentive, but just good enough. I've lived in Manhattan long enough so I'm used to medicore service, but I just thought it was strange when paired with the amazing food. Suggestions? I don't know... hire a new manager who cares more about service and earning your tips?

The only other complaint is that it does get very loud and the atmosphere can be frenzied, so it's not exactly a comfortable restaurant. But the food... it was great.

2
★★★★☆

I agree with the editorial reviewer (that it's great food, but uneven service) but I'll give my two cents. I went maybe three months ago. The hostess acted like she was working at Denny's or IHOP--approached my girlfriend and I didn't say a word to welcome us or let us know she was the hostess and just stared at us. When I felt compelled to tell her I had a reservation, she answered a cell phone call interrupting me in mid-sentence and then walked away giggling into the phone. She returned a few minutes later with no apology and I told her again about our reservation. She nodded but then started to talk to other employees. There's more, but it's more of that annoying vein. I guess I was more surprised that a place of this quality of food would have indifferent, spotty service. Maybe because they can get away with it?

My girl and I had the red snapper, ensalada verde and salsa, and all were awesome. Again, the service was slow, and not particularly attentive, but just good enough. I've lived in Manhattan long enough so I'm used to medicore service, but I just thought it was strange when paired with the amazing food. Suggestions? I don't know... hire a new manager who cares more about service and earning your tips?

The only other complaint is that it does get very loud and the atmosphere can be frenzied, so it's not exactly a comfortable restaurant. But the food... it was great.

Pros: food and drinks

Cons: service, loud, frenzied atmosphere, Denny's hostess

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Hands down- one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the city- and I've been to just about all of them!
I've been back about 10 times since discovering it in mid-late fall. I go with friends, clients and the like.
Great, attentive service (thanks Michael)... Small, but has great atmosphere. The word's gotten out about Crema so it's often crowded but the drinks while you're waiting for your table make up for it. Great guac, tasty soups and of the four I've tried, every entree has been fantastic.

2
★★★★★

Hands down- one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the city- and I've been to just about all of them!
I've been back about 10 times since discovering it in mid-late fall. I go with friends, clients and the like.
Great, attentive service (thanks Michael)... Small, but has great atmosphere. The word's gotten out about Crema so it's often crowded but the drinks while you're waiting for your table make up for it. Great guac, tasty soups and of the four I've tried, every entree has been fantastic.

Pros: The food and the service.

Cons: The wait- open another location please!

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I walk by this restaurant every time I go to the gym and tried it for the first time last night. Crema was a true mexican delight. I would call it upscaled mexican dining. The food is prepared to be very authentic. However, presentation and the overall ambiance of the restaurant screams upscale, cozy restaurant. The taquitos and ensalada verde I had were extremely good. The guacamole is a little pricey given the portion size but it was good nonetheless (still prefer the guacamole at dos caminos). Overall, a great little restaurant in Chelsea.

2
★★★★★

I walk by this restaurant every time I go to the gym and tried it for the first time last night. Crema was a true mexican delight. I would call it upscaled mexican dining. The food is prepared to be very authentic. However, presentation and the overall ambiance of the restaurant screams upscale, cozy restaurant. The taquitos and ensalada verde I had were extremely good. The guacamole is a little pricey given the portion size but it was good nonetheless (still prefer the guacamole at dos caminos). Overall, a great little restaurant in Chelsea.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: A little on the narrow side.

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I am surprised to see anything below "recommended" for this restaurant. The food is amazing. The night we went, we started with the guacamole, salsa and endless tortilla chips. The portions were plentiful and the mini-tacos and beet soup were delicious (and I don't even usually like beets!) I had the grilled chicken mole special for dinner which was fantastic and my friends had the Pastel Azteca. Everything was superb and the margarita imperials were tasty! Service was friendly and wonderful. My only regret is that we didn't have room for dessert! I will definitely be returning and telling all of my friends to go.

2
★★★★★

I am surprised to see anything below "recommended" for this restaurant. The food is amazing. The night we went, we started with the guacamole, salsa and endless tortilla chips. The portions were plentiful and the mini-tacos and beet soup were delicious (and I don't even usually like beets!) I had the grilled chicken mole special for dinner which was fantastic and my friends had the Pastel Azteca. Everything was superb and the margarita imperials were tasty! Service was friendly and wonderful. My only regret is that we didn't have room for dessert! I will definitely be returning and telling all of my friends to go.

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Having heard good things about the place, I wanted to try it. It would have been a lot more satisfying with a 1/3 discount. A fish taco appetizer was DROWNED in overpowering mole sauce, and at 2 taquitos for $12, I expected better. The salad was coated in a sweet but essentially flavorless dressing, and the greens were limp.

Although I didn'thave any problem geting seated, many customers' reservations were lost or they were kept waiting more than half an hour.

1
★★★☆☆

Having heard good things about the place, I wanted to try it. It would have been a lot more satisfying with a 1/3 discount. A fish taco appetizer was DROWNED in overpowering mole sauce, and at 2 taquitos for $12, I expected better. The salad was coated in a sweet but essentially flavorless dressing, and the greens were limp.

Although I didn'thave any problem geting seated, many customers' reservations were lost or they were kept waiting more than half an hour.

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The best gourmet food I have eaten for a very long time, I have visited Crema last week for a dinner occasion and can not resist sharing my great fortune with the world. The unique creativity of the remarkably talented chef was evident in every single bite.
I truly had an exceptional, comforting, and inspiring dining experience. The great food was accompanied by a wonderful atmosphere, and a friendly service.

2
★★★★★

The best gourmet food I have eaten for a very long time, I have visited Crema last week for a dinner occasion and can not resist sharing my great fortune with the world. The unique creativity of the remarkably talented chef was evident in every single bite.
I truly had an exceptional, comforting, and inspiring dining experience. The great food was accompanied by a wonderful atmosphere, and a friendly service.

Pros: Food, Service

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I went to Crema many times when it first opened and loved it. I had been craving it for a few weeks, and went back last night. It was really disappointing...they have changed the menu and I think increased the prices. My food was bland and uninteresting as was my friend's. I am not sure I will go back, although I am tempted because when I used to go a few months ago - I loved it.

1
★★★☆☆

I went to Crema many times when it first opened and loved it. I had been craving it for a few weeks, and went back last night. It was really disappointing...they have changed the menu and I think increased the prices. My food was bland and uninteresting as was my friend's. I am not sure I will go back, although I am tempted because when I used to go a few months ago - I loved it.

Pros: cozy space

Cons: price, bland

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My company had our holiday dinner here last week, and it was exceptional! There were 13 of us, and the restaurant is pretty small, but it was such a cozy atmosphere. We were seated immediately, and the servers were extremely attentive. They made sure the drinks kept flowing, and that we never ran out of that tasty guacamole! Our meal was amazing, I definitely recommend the duck dish, and the tres leches desert!

2
★★★★★

My company had our holiday dinner here last week, and it was exceptional! There were 13 of us, and the restaurant is pretty small, but it was such a cozy atmosphere. We were seated immediately, and the servers were extremely attentive. They made sure the drinks kept flowing, and that we never ran out of that tasty guacamole! Our meal was amazing, I definitely recommend the duck dish, and the tres leches desert!

Pros: Guacamole, Cocktails, Service

Cons: Too few seats

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The ambiance is pleasant and comfortable. You can hear the person you're with. In my case, I could hear my husband saying, "Don't even smell the ribs." His spareribs were repelling, and this is a man who's never not finished a side of ribs. The appetizer of chips and salsa was okay. The chips were good, the salsa fine, though not as good as traditional salsa elsewhere. My salad of chicken, cheese, corn, avocado and other assorted greens didn't work at all. What was sweet fought what wasn't. The dressing was uninteresting. It seemed as if the chef could not have tasted what we were being served.

2
★★★★★

The ambiance is pleasant and comfortable. You can hear the person you're with. In my case, I could hear my husband saying, "Don't even smell the ribs." His spareribs were repelling, and this is a man who's never not finished a side of ribs. The appetizer of chips and salsa was okay. The chips were good, the salsa fine, though not as good as traditional salsa elsewhere. My salad of chicken, cheese, corn, avocado and other assorted greens didn't work at all. What was sweet fought what wasn't. The dressing was uninteresting. It seemed as if the chef could not have tasted what we were being served.

Pros: Not terribly loud; atmosphere pleasant enough; decor is fine

Cons: Food could not have been worse

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I never write reviews, until the "Crema experience". I can't find the words to describe the wonderful experience we had at Crema. The chef is truly a gifted artist and everyone is so warm and friendly.

2
★★★★☆

I never write reviews, until the "Crema experience". I can't find the words to describe the wonderful experience we had at Crema. The chef is truly a gifted artist and everyone is so warm and friendly.

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I went with a couple of friends this past weekend, and very much enjoyed the food. The flautas were quite nice. The serivce was okay - the waiter had a bit of attitude, but nothihng out of the ordinary. We were surprised, though, when the owner asked us to leave not more than 5 minutes after we paid the check because he wanted to sit another table. He offered for us to sit at the bar to have a drink, but honestly, we were just about to head out, and for $75 a head, we have the right to finish up our conversation and not be rushed out of our tables. The food was good, but I can't forgive poor service like that from the owner. I've told my friends what happened, and they agreed that they won't patronize the restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went with a couple of friends this past weekend, and very much enjoyed the food. The flautas were quite nice. The serivce was okay - the waiter had a bit of attitude, but nothihng out of the ordinary. We were surprised, though, when the owner asked us to leave not more than 5 minutes after we paid the check because he wanted to sit another table. He offered for us to sit at the bar to have a drink, but honestly, we were just about to head out, and for $75 a head, we have the right to finish up our conversation and not be rushed out of our tables. The food was good, but I can't forgive poor service like that from the owner. I've told my friends what happened, and they agreed that they won't patronize the restaurant.

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I was at Crema this past Sunday, I can't start to say how wonderful it all was! I am 8 months pregnant, and went with my husband and my 3 year old daughter. We were welcomed so warmly by the hostess, and immediately sat us at a great table, she brang a booster for my little girl, and gave us a great smile. That was just the beginning, the waiter was very nice and explained everything to us, and was very attentive. The meal was one of the best I've had in a very long time, we started with the queso flameado, and the scallops!! I had the rib-eye and my husband the flautas, thank you chef!!! I can't wait to go back.

2
★★★★★

I was at Crema this past Sunday, I can't start to say how wonderful it all was! I am 8 months pregnant, and went with my husband and my 3 year old daughter. We were welcomed so warmly by the hostess, and immediately sat us at a great table, she brang a booster for my little girl, and gave us a great smile. That was just the beginning, the waiter was very nice and explained everything to us, and was very attentive. The meal was one of the best I've had in a very long time, we started with the queso flameado, and the scallops!! I had the rib-eye and my husband the flautas, thank you chef!!! I can't wait to go back.

Pros: service, food

Cons: none

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This is the second time i went there an i enjoyed the cuisine even better than the first time. Love the decor, atmosphere, the bar and lounge areas. Hostess and bartender were very nice to me which made me feel at home. The food is amazing, this time i followed some people's suggestions and tried the Queso Flameado and the Flautas- both incredible. The Margaritas are very good and the Agualoca is a Sangria with an amazing kick.

2
★★★★★

This is the second time i went there an i enjoyed the cuisine even better than the first time. Love the decor, atmosphere, the bar and lounge areas. Hostess and bartender were very nice to me which made me feel at home. The food is amazing, this time i followed some people's suggestions and tried the Queso Flameado and the Flautas- both incredible. The Margaritas are very good and the Agualoca is a Sangria with an amazing kick.

Pros: Welcoming Hostess and Staff. very creative and tasty mexican cuisine.

Cons: none

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A girlfriend and I went to have lunch and drinks at Crema about a month ago, and it was the best food I have had in quite a while.
We sat at the bar and were promptly served by a youthful looking bartender. The mojito I had was the best I've ever tasted in my life. We were then served chips and habanero salsa, along with the massive 2 courses of the price fixe lunch. By far, the tostadas I had were the best in the city.

The dinner menu looks like it has a more interesting selection of entrees, but if they are even the fraction of the quality of the items we ate for lunch, I whole-heartedly advise you to make it a point and dine at Creama--if not for the drinks, then definitely for the unique approach to mexican.

2
★★★★★

A girlfriend and I went to have lunch and drinks at Crema about a month ago, and it was the best food I have had in quite a while.
We sat at the bar and were promptly served by a youthful looking bartender. The mojito I had was the best I've ever tasted in my life. We were then served chips and habanero salsa, along with the massive 2 courses of the price fixe lunch. By far, the tostadas I had were the best in the city.

The dinner menu looks like it has a more interesting selection of entrees, but if they are even the fraction of the quality of the items we ate for lunch, I whole-heartedly advise you to make it a point and dine at Creama--if not for the drinks, then definitely for the unique approach to mexican.

Pros: Mojitos, Margaritas, Salsa

Cons: none

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My new favorite Mexican restaurant. The food is a refined Mexican; capturing the best flavors of Mexican cuisine combined with haute cuisine touches of brilliance. The decor follows suit with a Mexican theme without the usual kitsch.

Culinary highlights include the guacomole (although the portion is small, order it with soft corn tortillas for a real treat), soup w/ huitlacoche, and flautas de pollo.

Service was attentive and the meal was nicely paced.

Skip the speciality cocktails (typical fruity overpriced concoctions) and the wine list (limited and overpriced) and head for a margarita or beer to wash down the delicious offerings. I'll be back!

2
★★★★★

My new favorite Mexican restaurant. The food is a refined Mexican; capturing the best flavors of Mexican cuisine combined with haute cuisine touches of brilliance. The decor follows suit with a Mexican theme without the usual kitsch.

Culinary highlights include the guacomole (although the portion is small, order it with soft corn tortillas for a real treat), soup w/ huitlacoche, and flautas de pollo.

Service was attentive and the meal was nicely paced.

Skip the speciality cocktails (typical fruity overpriced concoctions) and the wine list (limited and overpriced) and head for a margarita or beer to wash down the delicious offerings. I'll be back!

Pros: Original food, pleasant dining

Cons: limited wine list

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I am skeptical of new Restaurants, but have to admit i went there with my girlfriend and we had a wonderful time. From the get go the Hostess was welcoming, friendly and professional. I imagine whoever gave her a bad report forgot to take the daily Prozac or must be the typical neurotic and arrogant newyorker. I am a foreigner by the way, so i often notice this kind of people dinning out and being rude to servers. The ambience, waiter and food were superb.

2
★★★★★

I am skeptical of new Restaurants, but have to admit i went there with my girlfriend and we had a wonderful time. From the get go the Hostess was welcoming, friendly and professional. I imagine whoever gave her a bad report forgot to take the daily Prozac or must be the typical neurotic and arrogant newyorker. I am a foreigner by the way, so i often notice this kind of people dinning out and being rude to servers. The ambience, waiter and food were superb.

Pros: ambience, service, food

Cons: none

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The food was tasty - especially the chilean sea bass. The Imperial Margarita was more than satisfactory. Found the decor to be pleasantly understated for a Mexican restaurant and placement of the open kitchen to fit in nicely with the space.

Cocktail menu was mouth-watering and the bar space was well laid out. Surprisingly limited entree options, but quality is strong for what's there.

But if you like this place, I think you'll love Hell's Kitchen.

2
★★★★★

The food was tasty - especially the chilean sea bass. The Imperial Margarita was more than satisfactory. Found the decor to be pleasantly understated for a Mexican restaurant and placement of the open kitchen to fit in nicely with the space.

Cocktail menu was mouth-watering and the bar space was well laid out. Surprisingly limited entree options, but quality is strong for what's there.

But if you like this place, I think you'll love Hell's Kitchen.

Pros: tasty food, cocktais

Cons: space a bit cramped, small menu

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Visited Crema last night and enjoyed the food. The hostess was another story. I called the day of the reservation to confirm. After 5 minutes of searching, the person stated that they found my 8:00 reservation. We arrived at Crema at 7:50 and the hostess advised she had no record of my reservation. She showed me a handwritten list of reservations and asked me to find my reservation. Im not sure why the computer at the hostess desk was not used for reservations.

After several discussions with her over the next hour, she eventually seated us. She indicated that she would send something over to our table as a result of the reservation mix up. This never happened. All the other people in the lounge area had experienced similar reservation snafus. Crema clearly needs to move to the automated reservation system and get someone resembling a competent hostess in place.

2
★★★★☆

Visited Crema last night and enjoyed the food. The hostess was another story. I called the day of the reservation to confirm. After 5 minutes of searching, the person stated that they found my 8:00 reservation. We arrived at Crema at 7:50 and the hostess advised she had no record of my reservation. She showed me a handwritten list of reservations and asked me to find my reservation. Im not sure why the computer at the hostess desk was not used for reservations.

After several discussions with her over the next hour, she eventually seated us. She indicated that she would send something over to our table as a result of the reservation mix up. This never happened. All the other people in the lounge area had experienced similar reservation snafus. Crema clearly needs to move to the automated reservation system and get someone resembling a competent hostess in place.

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We visit NY 3 or 4 times a year to attend Broadway shows and always like to try some of the new and upcoming restaurants. Crema was amazing! Not only was the food a treasure find, but you must have at least one of their fantastic margaritas. One of the best parts of the experience was the service. They should charge a cover when they seat you with our waiter. We watched as he dealt with some unrelenting guests,keeping it positive and funny all the while and giving "Broadway style" entertainment. He kept his whole section in stitches, while navigating the high maintence tables with total professionalism. We almost wanted to stay and not go see our show because we were having such a good time. We had to resist coming back the next night, but we will be back on the next trip.

2
★★★★★

We visit NY 3 or 4 times a year to attend Broadway shows and always like to try some of the new and upcoming restaurants. Crema was amazing! Not only was the food a treasure find, but you must have at least one of their fantastic margaritas. One of the best parts of the experience was the service. They should charge a cover when they seat you with our waiter. We watched as he dealt with some unrelenting guests,keeping it positive and funny all the while and giving "Broadway style" entertainment. He kept his whole section in stitches, while navigating the high maintence tables with total professionalism. We almost wanted to stay and not go see our show because we were having such a good time. We had to resist coming back the next night, but we will be back on the next trip.

Pros: Innovative cuisine, Fantasic cocktails, Outstanding service

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I went here for brunch and shared several things with my friends and everything we had was really, really delicious and creative. The flavors are really exquisite and unusual and the portions were a good size - even sharing we had plenty. The restaurant itself is beautiful and was very relaxing. I plan to be a regular!

2
★★★★★

I went here for brunch and shared several things with my friends and everything we had was really, really delicious and creative. The flavors are really exquisite and unusual and the portions were a good size - even sharing we had plenty. The restaurant itself is beautiful and was very relaxing. I plan to be a regular!

Pros: delicious food, great ambiance, outside patio

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