Crave

★★★★☆
  • 570 Henry St

    Brooklyn, NY 11231

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  • 718-643-0361

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That's all I gotta say.

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★★★★★

That's all I gotta say.

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I like this place. Food is good.

1
★★★☆☆

I like this place. Food is good.

Pros: food is fast and good

Cons: none

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The Crave is not cheap, but that's not why you came here with your date. You came here to get a little and sure enough... you will. The food is very good, but not spectacular, the wine prices are a little high, and the service is not up to the level of the menu or ambiance, but the setting is amazing. This may be one of the most romantic restaurants in all of NY so you will put up with the other failings because it sets the mood

2
★★★★☆

The Crave is not cheap, but that's not why you came here with your date. You came here to get a little and sure enough... you will. The food is very good, but not spectacular, the wine prices are a little high, and the service is not up to the level of the menu or ambiance, but the setting is amazing. This may be one of the most romantic restaurants in all of NY so you will put up with the other failings because it sets the mood

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Just tried Crave for the first time since I moved to the neighborhood and regret not going sooner. Great atmosphere with good music that still allowed me to have a conversation with my friends, who were very impressed. We tried a little bit of everything, which was the way to go. The brie tart was fantastic, we also had the shumai with wasabi, and the croquettes which melted in my mouth. I had the salmon, which had to be the most creative plate I've eaten in a while! It had a purple sweet potato and small sausages on the side, and the fish was cooked to perfection. My friends had the chicken and Ribeye, both beatiful plates. For dessert we were recommended the chocolate chili cake, and it was to die for! The waitress also explained to us about their tasting menus, and that will be a must for next time. Overall was a great experience and I was very happy with everything. We were treated to a course of small soups before our main courses, a touch that made the night all the more special and the service attentive. Go Crave!

2
★★★★★

Just tried Crave for the first time since I moved to the neighborhood and regret not going sooner. Great atmosphere with good music that still allowed me to have a conversation with my friends, who were very impressed. We tried a little bit of everything, which was the way to go. The brie tart was fantastic, we also had the shumai with wasabi, and the croquettes which melted in my mouth. I had the salmon, which had to be the most creative plate I've eaten in a while! It had a purple sweet potato and small sausages on the side, and the fish was cooked to perfection. My friends had the chicken and Ribeye, both beatiful plates. For dessert we were recommended the chocolate chili cake, and it was to die for! The waitress also explained to us about their tasting menus, and that will be a must for next time. Overall was a great experience and I was very happy with everything. We were treated to a course of small soups before our main courses, a touch that made the night all the more special and the service attentive. Go Crave!

Pros: food you'll remember

Cons: make a reservation

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I was so excited for crave. Our party of three consisted of huge foodies, both of the vegetarian and carnivorous variety. We ordered a variety of things. The food was not as creative as it claimed. Sides and apps were under-seasoned. It was just kind of boring. The wine list was decent. Space is cute, but I wouldn't crave Crave again. Though the service was friendly, it was inattentive, which is hard to swallow considering that we were only 3 of 5 people in the restaurant.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I was so excited for crave. Our party of three consisted of huge foodies, both of the vegetarian and carnivorous variety. We ordered a variety of things. The food was not as creative as it claimed. Sides and apps were under-seasoned. It was just kind of boring. The wine list was decent. Space is cute, but I wouldn't crave Crave again. Though the service was friendly, it was inattentive, which is hard to swallow considering that we were only 3 of 5 people in the restaurant.

Pros: cute neighborhood/space

Cons: the food was disappointing.

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Just to set the scene, I am an experienced restaurant professional...this is my story of Saturday night during Brooklyn restaurant week...

I reserved a table for 9 for the restaurant week menu, and the woman on the phone took my credit card info and said that if we didn't cancel within 24 hours, a "small fee" would be charged. Let it be known, that no other restaurant in the BoCoCa area does this (including Saul). A family emergency came up and I forgot to cancel, so 10 minutes after my seating time I got a call from Marco (co-owner) saying that he is charging my card the FULL PRICE of a restaurant week menu per person. That's about $200! I then spent 30 minutes on the phone with him, during which he was rude, argumentative, and unwilling to understand my apology or situation. I have NEVER EVER encountered such unrelenting stubbornness from a restaurant manager. He refused to believe that his wife mentioned a "small fee" would be charged, and felt that the "full price" was comporable to a "small fee". Again, I am still unable to understand why a restaurant owner (whose restaurant is rarely full) decided to be unrelenting with a potential return customer. DO NOT GO TO CRAVE!!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Just to set the scene, I am an experienced restaurant professional...this is my story of Saturday night during Brooklyn restaurant week...

I reserved a table for 9 for the restaurant week menu, and the woman on the phone took my credit card info and said that if we didn't cancel within 24 hours, a "small fee" would be charged. Let it be known, that no other restaurant in the BoCoCa area does this (including Saul). A family emergency came up and I forgot to cancel, so 10 minutes after my seating time I got a call from Marco (co-owner) saying that he is charging my card the FULL PRICE of a restaurant week menu per person. That's about $200! I then spent 30 minutes on the phone with him, during which he was rude, argumentative, and unwilling to understand my apology or situation. I have NEVER EVER encountered such unrelenting stubbornness from a restaurant manager. He refused to believe that his wife mentioned a "small fee" would be charged, and felt that the "full price" was comporable to a "small fee". Again, I am still unable to understand why a restaurant owner (whose restaurant is rarely full) decided to be unrelenting with a potential return customer. DO NOT GO TO CRAVE!!!

Pros: None

Cons: Customer Service

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I recently went to Cravze after having read all the positive reviews & I was very disappointed. First the room is tiny & not at all romantic, Nothing like the pictures in the website which make the room look very appealing. No linen & in fact it looked a little "run down" No bread was served, instead we were given greasy chips with a bland Chick Pea Paste . The service was the worse. I was seated than asked to change seats, because they had to use my table to combine with another table for a group of 4 people, I didn't mind this ,however, the waitress took awhile to come over & then when she came over & asked for our order, while I was ordering, another waitress came by & interrupted. My waitress turn around & began talking to the second waitress ignoring me, I had to repeat my order, not good.. Overall the food was okay not bad, but noting great, I was given dessert but not asked if I wanted coffee unti I was finishing my dessert. I don't know if the positive reviews are from the owners friends or has this restaurant just gone completely downhill? Not even close to the five star rating, no wonder Crave isn't listed in ZAGAT..

1
★★☆☆☆

I recently went to Cravze after having read all the positive reviews & I was very disappointed. First the room is tiny & not at all romantic, Nothing like the pictures in the website which make the room look very appealing. No linen & in fact it looked a little "run down" No bread was served, instead we were given greasy chips with a bland Chick Pea Paste . The service was the worse. I was seated than asked to change seats, because they had to use my table to combine with another table for a group of 4 people, I didn't mind this ,however, the waitress took awhile to come over & then when she came over & asked for our order, while I was ordering, another waitress came by & interrupted. My waitress turn around & began talking to the second waitress ignoring me, I had to repeat my order, not good.. Overall the food was okay not bad, but noting great, I was given dessert but not asked if I wanted coffee unti I was finishing my dessert. I don't know if the positive reviews are from the owners friends or has this restaurant just gone completely downhill? Not even close to the five star rating, no wonder Crave isn't listed in ZAGAT..

Pros: Food okay

Cons: Service, Value, ambiance

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This review was meant to be written shortly after V-Day but I really wanted to say something sincerely.
By the way Debbie and Mr. Lyn, thank you for the lovely meal and for the service. My soon to be fiance and I will never forget you guys and the restaurant.
hmm.. now for the curious readers.
For those who aren't so familiar with brooklyn area, do not worry cuz you will throughly enjoy the seceneries around the areas. Once near by the restaurant pay close attention to the street number otherwise you will easily pass by. Near by the corner street you will find the lovely cozy reastaurant that the size of a someone's large dining room. There were about 7-9 tables (not too sure...) quiet, comfort and well mannered staff warmly greeted us. It was pre-fixed meal for the V-Day and couldn't help noticed the plating and the taste were just fantastic.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CRAVE FOR : IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A JUST ROMANTIC DINNER WITH SOMEONE SPECIAL TO JUST ENJOY EACH OTHERS COMPANIONSHIP AND DON'T WANT TO BE DISTRACTED BY CROWDS OR LOUD MUSIC.

I feel there's more to it than my mere described but if my review isn't so convincing than take previous fellow dinners review as the ratings don't lie :)

Enjoy.

2
★★★★★

This review was meant to be written shortly after V-Day but I really wanted to say something sincerely.
By the way Debbie and Mr. Lyn, thank you for the lovely meal and for the service. My soon to be fiance and I will never forget you guys and the restaurant.
hmm.. now for the curious readers.
For those who aren't so familiar with brooklyn area, do not worry cuz you will throughly enjoy the seceneries around the areas. Once near by the restaurant pay close attention to the street number otherwise you will easily pass by. Near by the corner street you will find the lovely cozy reastaurant that the size of a someone's large dining room. There were about 7-9 tables (not too sure...) quiet, comfort and well mannered staff warmly greeted us. It was pre-fixed meal for the V-Day and couldn't help noticed the plating and the taste were just fantastic.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CRAVE FOR : IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A JUST ROMANTIC DINNER WITH SOMEONE SPECIAL TO JUST ENJOY EACH OTHERS COMPANIONSHIP AND DON'T WANT TO BE DISTRACTED BY CROWDS OR LOUD MUSIC.

I feel there's more to it than my mere described but if my review isn't so convincing than take previous fellow dinners review as the ratings don't lie :)

Enjoy.

Pros: limited seatings

Cons: limited seatings

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Chef-owners Debbie and her husband Marco lavish their well-honed culinary skills with a no-nonsense approach that focuses on flavors, combinations and presentation. This is not a place to visit to see and be seen, packed away as it is among the handsome Carrol Gadens brownstones. It's a destination that, as the Michelin Red Guide says to identify the best eateries, "merits the voyage." Unless you live in Carrol Gardens, of course.
Imaginative dishes, individually prepared, focused on taste and disdainful of frou-frou "pairings" are the thing here. Debbie and Marco's gastro-experimentation works: Japanese black sweet potato with a reduction of apple sauce and slivers of Chinese sausage... a cloud-light combination of Brie, caramelized onions and feather-light pastry... sushi-grade tuna, seared on the outside and running from pink to burgundy at its core and deftly seasoned to tantalize the palate, not overwhelm it... wild salmon sweetened with oranges...
Perhaps this is the secret of Crave's success: the food, beautifully presented, features an almost-perfect balance of seasonings --from the usual to the exotic via the unexpected. Go for great culinary accomplishments.

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★★★★★

Chef-owners Debbie and her husband Marco lavish their well-honed culinary skills with a no-nonsense approach that focuses on flavors, combinations and presentation. This is not a place to visit to see and be seen, packed away as it is among the handsome Carrol Gadens brownstones. It's a destination that, as the Michelin Red Guide says to identify the best eateries, "merits the voyage." Unless you live in Carrol Gardens, of course.
Imaginative dishes, individually prepared, focused on taste and disdainful of frou-frou "pairings" are the thing here. Debbie and Marco's gastro-experimentation works: Japanese black sweet potato with a reduction of apple sauce and slivers of Chinese sausage... a cloud-light combination of Brie, caramelized onions and feather-light pastry... sushi-grade tuna, seared on the outside and running from pink to burgundy at its core and deftly seasoned to tantalize the palate, not overwhelm it... wild salmon sweetened with oranges...
Perhaps this is the secret of Crave's success: the food, beautifully presented, features an almost-perfect balance of seasonings --from the usual to the exotic via the unexpected. Go for great culinary accomplishments.

Pros: Imaginative quality dishes, wines and beers. Warm service.

Cons: None

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My boyfriend and I decided to try Craves and we loved it! When we first arrives, we were kind of taken back by the size of the restaurant, but once we sat down and began our dinner - the size just added to our LOVE of this restaurant. It is very small, so I would not recommend a group, but if you are looking for a place to connect with your love - Craves is the place. The service was wonderful and personable. The food was GREAT! We decided to try their the tasting menu and we did not regret our decision. We had seven courses in total - including dessert. All I can say is that every bite was a wonderful dance of flavors in my mouth. A different wine with every course - WONDERFUL! If you are a wine lover, their wine list is extensive. They will suggest the best wine to compliment every course.

If you decided to try this restaurant, you will not be disappointed.

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I decided to try Craves and we loved it! When we first arrives, we were kind of taken back by the size of the restaurant, but once we sat down and began our dinner - the size just added to our LOVE of this restaurant. It is very small, so I would not recommend a group, but if you are looking for a place to connect with your love - Craves is the place. The service was wonderful and personable. The food was GREAT! We decided to try their the tasting menu and we did not regret our decision. We had seven courses in total - including dessert. All I can say is that every bite was a wonderful dance of flavors in my mouth. A different wine with every course - WONDERFUL! If you are a wine lover, their wine list is extensive. They will suggest the best wine to compliment every course.

If you decided to try this restaurant, you will not be disappointed.

Pros: Ambience, food and wine - perfect date place!

Cons: had none

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I was out with my boyfriend in search of a cozy spot to sit and have a nice meal... It's intimate and really friendly.The servers had an explanation and fine understanding of all the food and wine that we asked about. The room seemed to ooze with relaxing elements of dark walls, soft pillows to lean against. All of this was great, but the food just sent us into a blissful state. The chefs, a husband and wife team were so sweet. They sent out lovely shots of spicy corn soup with a sweet pea foam. It was a such a treat on a cold evening to sample something on the menu that we didn't order. We had a four course tasting menu, and the food was cooked to perfection. It was complex and savory, every dish had a great balance and color to it.. and the presetation was just beautiful. We started with a new appetizer "croquettas" with apples, chorizo and spanish bleu cheese. The server we had was so sweet, she really took the time to explain the dish in great detail and why the wine was paired with it. After that it was on to a perfectly cooked Salmon dish with Japanese sweet potato, chinese sausage and edamame, finished with an apple wasabi sauce. I think the best part of the evening was finding out that this small but amazing place also caters. I jumped on it right there on the spot and now my sister has the best cater in town doing her wedding... I asked them about the breakdown of what they offer for catering and within a few days they set up a tasting for my sister and her fiance and now they have everything set up to move forward with their menu for their wedding. These chefs, Marco and Debbie get it. They are cool, really accomidating and insanely talented.
To anyone who reads this... get in there before you can't. This place is on the move. Don't miss out. You've been warned.

2
★★★★★

I was out with my boyfriend in search of a cozy spot to sit and have a nice meal... It's intimate and really friendly.The servers had an explanation and fine understanding of all the food and wine that we asked about. The room seemed to ooze with relaxing elements of dark walls, soft pillows to lean against. All of this was great, but the food just sent us into a blissful state. The chefs, a husband and wife team were so sweet. They sent out lovely shots of spicy corn soup with a sweet pea foam. It was a such a treat on a cold evening to sample something on the menu that we didn't order. We had a four course tasting menu, and the food was cooked to perfection. It was complex and savory, every dish had a great balance and color to it.. and the presetation was just beautiful. We started with a new appetizer "croquettas" with apples, chorizo and spanish bleu cheese. The server we had was so sweet, she really took the time to explain the dish in great detail and why the wine was paired with it. After that it was on to a perfectly cooked Salmon dish with Japanese sweet potato, chinese sausage and edamame, finished with an apple wasabi sauce. I think the best part of the evening was finding out that this small but amazing place also caters. I jumped on it right there on the spot and now my sister has the best cater in town doing her wedding... I asked them about the breakdown of what they offer for catering and within a few days they set up a tasting for my sister and her fiance and now they have everything set up to move forward with their menu for their wedding. These chefs, Marco and Debbie get it. They are cool, really accomidating and insanely talented.
To anyone who reads this... get in there before you can't. This place is on the move. Don't miss out. You've been warned.

Pros: Amazing food and service

Cons: Fills up quickly

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You may want to reconsider spending your time and money at Crave... After our previous visit s where we have waited forty five minutes for a turkey burger and a hamburger (With only one other couple in the restaurant), we really wanted it to work out with this cozy neighborhood destination so we went back for what would be the last time. This is a great restaurant if you feel like waiting one hour for your appetizer then an additional for forty-five minutes for the main course. Also, please be prepared for a $20 corking fee per bottle if you prefer not to purchase something from the higher priced wine list. The restaurant is not up to the neighborhood standard for fine dining. I would not recommend this establishment over Grocery or Po. The gastro chemistry is a nice touch but the foams are not adding to the light and contrasting flavor I was looking for in my dining experience. There are highlights that you will enjoy and do not take this review as a slam to the restaurant, but you should consider the neighborhood. I am an avid restaurant goer and really wanted this to be the hidden gem that I had heard it was, but this was just not the case. The food was attempting to be something that it was not.

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★☆☆☆☆

You may want to reconsider spending your time and money at Crave... After our previous visit s where we have waited forty five minutes for a turkey burger and a hamburger (With only one other couple in the restaurant), we really wanted it to work out with this cozy neighborhood destination so we went back for what would be the last time. This is a great restaurant if you feel like waiting one hour for your appetizer then an additional for forty-five minutes for the main course. Also, please be prepared for a $20 corking fee per bottle if you prefer not to purchase something from the higher priced wine list. The restaurant is not up to the neighborhood standard for fine dining. I would not recommend this establishment over Grocery or Po. The gastro chemistry is a nice touch but the foams are not adding to the light and contrasting flavor I was looking for in my dining experience. There are highlights that you will enjoy and do not take this review as a slam to the restaurant, but you should consider the neighborhood. I am an avid restaurant goer and really wanted this to be the hidden gem that I had heard it was, but this was just not the case. The food was attempting to be something that it was not.

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I highly recommend Crave, especially for a special occasion. My wife and I went there for our anniversary during a weekday evening. Although it is a bit out of the way in Carroll Gardens, it is well worth the trip. It is a small, very friendly atmosphere, and very good for an intimate dining experience. We received very individualized service from Marco, one of the owners and chefs. We ordered the 4 course tasting menu, which was definitely enough food and offers a good variety. The chef chose our food, but Marco made sure to ask us what kinds of foods we did not like. We started with 2 complimentary small portions of soup, wild mushroom and pumpkin chicken I think. Both were very tasty. We the saku tuna salad, which was incredible and probably the best thing we had during the meal. For an entre we had the ancho chili duck, which was succulent, and also the snapper, which was also good. The dessert was a combination of desserts from their menu, which again is great for getting a variety of favors. They even wrote Happy Anniversary on our dessert plate. The whole experience was very memorable. We definitely plan to go back, especially since they now have a $25 tasting menu.

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★★★★★

I highly recommend Crave, especially for a special occasion. My wife and I went there for our anniversary during a weekday evening. Although it is a bit out of the way in Carroll Gardens, it is well worth the trip. It is a small, very friendly atmosphere, and very good for an intimate dining experience. We received very individualized service from Marco, one of the owners and chefs. We ordered the 4 course tasting menu, which was definitely enough food and offers a good variety. The chef chose our food, but Marco made sure to ask us what kinds of foods we did not like. We started with 2 complimentary small portions of soup, wild mushroom and pumpkin chicken I think. Both were very tasty. We the saku tuna salad, which was incredible and probably the best thing we had during the meal. For an entre we had the ancho chili duck, which was succulent, and also the snapper, which was also good. The dessert was a combination of desserts from their menu, which again is great for getting a variety of favors. They even wrote Happy Anniversary on our dessert plate. The whole experience was very memorable. We definitely plan to go back, especially since they now have a $25 tasting menu.

Pros: Excellent food, great service

Cons: Price is probably more for a special occassion

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I am actually hesitant to write this review about Crave, because I don't want too many people to know about this absolutely superb little gem of a restaurant....it'll be too hard to get a reservation next time we want to go!

This is the first time I've posted a restaurant review, but I had to offer my public praise of this place. We went there for the first time on Friday, and took friends who were visiting from Dublin. We got the 7 course tasting menu. My, oh my. Each course dazzled us. We particularly loved the corn soup with the sweet pea foam and the wasabi shumai. Marco, the owner, who served us that evening, has a terrific sense of humor and superb knowledge of wine.

Having lived here for 10 years, my husband and I know the NYC restaurant scene fairly well. And this restaurant surpasses all our prior favorites. We've eaten at Daniel a few times, and the food here was comparable, the wines wowed us even more, the prices were far more reasonable, and, best of all, Crave has an extremely relaxed and neighborly atmosphere with zero pretense.

We can't wait to go back....again, and again, and again!

2
★★★★★

I am actually hesitant to write this review about Crave, because I don't want too many people to know about this absolutely superb little gem of a restaurant....it'll be too hard to get a reservation next time we want to go!

This is the first time I've posted a restaurant review, but I had to offer my public praise of this place. We went there for the first time on Friday, and took friends who were visiting from Dublin. We got the 7 course tasting menu. My, oh my. Each course dazzled us. We particularly loved the corn soup with the sweet pea foam and the wasabi shumai. Marco, the owner, who served us that evening, has a terrific sense of humor and superb knowledge of wine.

Having lived here for 10 years, my husband and I know the NYC restaurant scene fairly well. And this restaurant surpasses all our prior favorites. We've eaten at Daniel a few times, and the food here was comparable, the wines wowed us even more, the prices were far more reasonable, and, best of all, Crave has an extremely relaxed and neighborly atmosphere with zero pretense.

We can't wait to go back....again, and again, and again!

Pros: relaxed atmsphere, inventive menu, friendly professional service

Cons: none

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Went for Dine in Brooklyn week, one of the best prix-fixe meals I've ever had. I stopped doing restaurant week b/c the food often tasted uninspired and mass produced, this was definitely not an issue at crave. Everything came out looking delicious and tasting that way too. The window to the kitchen is a fun touch and let's you see the no nonsense cooking going on. The wait staff was pleasant and did a wonderful job of explaining our choices. Lovely little date spot or for going out with friends for a casual evening.

2
★★★★★

Went for Dine in Brooklyn week, one of the best prix-fixe meals I've ever had. I stopped doing restaurant week b/c the food often tasted uninspired and mass produced, this was definitely not an issue at crave. Everything came out looking delicious and tasting that way too. The window to the kitchen is a fun touch and let's you see the no nonsense cooking going on. The wait staff was pleasant and did a wonderful job of explaining our choices. Lovely little date spot or for going out with friends for a casual evening.

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What happened? I was so excited to go to Crave - I had heard so many good things when they first opened. I finally went last night, and the food was disappointing. It is a cute place, and our server was fantastic, but the food was boring and often bland. I hate to write a bad review of what should be a great neighborhood joint. The salad was bland - no dressing, and the hearts of palm tasted like they just came out of a can. The shrimp & leek rolls contained no discernable shrimp. The best part of my vegetarian entree was the mashed sweet potatoes (the stuffed squash had no flavor). The sorbets for desert were great - because they were Ciao Bella. I went during Dine In Brooklyn, so maybe things weren't up to par? But that's backwards - things should be better during this week. I wish they'd go back to what they were doing when they first opened and there was a good buzz - but until/unless that happens, I won't be going back.

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★★☆☆☆

What happened? I was so excited to go to Crave - I had heard so many good things when they first opened. I finally went last night, and the food was disappointing. It is a cute place, and our server was fantastic, but the food was boring and often bland. I hate to write a bad review of what should be a great neighborhood joint. The salad was bland - no dressing, and the hearts of palm tasted like they just came out of a can. The shrimp & leek rolls contained no discernable shrimp. The best part of my vegetarian entree was the mashed sweet potatoes (the stuffed squash had no flavor). The sorbets for desert were great - because they were Ciao Bella. I went during Dine In Brooklyn, so maybe things weren't up to par? But that's backwards - things should be better during this week. I wish they'd go back to what they were doing when they first opened and there was a good buzz - but until/unless that happens, I won't be going back.

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The wonderful food and service made our anniversary dinner. Chef even threw in a free course to help us celebrate. We'll be coming back often.

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★★★★★

The wonderful food and service made our anniversary dinner. Chef even threw in a free course to help us celebrate. We'll be coming back often.

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We had the pleasure of reading about this restaurant on this site - and decided to give it a try. Despite being a small place, they were able to squeeze us in with barely any notice. We had the four course tasting menu with the wine pairing -- highly recommended. The food was unlike any we had tasted -- with jamaican and asian influences. The wines are afforable and beautifully paired with the courses. It is a husband/wife duo - the husband was running the floor when we went and he made sure that we taken care of throughout the evening. Needless to say, the service was wonderful. All in all, a great culinary experience!

2
★★★★★

We had the pleasure of reading about this restaurant on this site - and decided to give it a try. Despite being a small place, they were able to squeeze us in with barely any notice. We had the four course tasting menu with the wine pairing -- highly recommended. The food was unlike any we had tasted -- with jamaican and asian influences. The wines are afforable and beautifully paired with the courses. It is a husband/wife duo - the husband was running the floor when we went and he made sure that we taken care of throughout the evening. Needless to say, the service was wonderful. All in all, a great culinary experience!

Pros: Food, Wine, Service

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My fiancee and I are sitting in our dismantled apartment with boxes all around. Moving truck is coming at 9am. The place to have our final meal in Brooklyn was an easy choice. We each just ordered a burger from Crave. By far, the best burger we've ever had, and one of the things we will miss most about Brooklyn, and Carroll Gardens. Another of my favorites is the seared tuna sandwich. You really can't go wrong at this place. Enjoy it as much as we have.

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★★★★★

My fiancee and I are sitting in our dismantled apartment with boxes all around. Moving truck is coming at 9am. The place to have our final meal in Brooklyn was an easy choice. We each just ordered a burger from Crave. By far, the best burger we've ever had, and one of the things we will miss most about Brooklyn, and Carroll Gardens. Another of my favorites is the seared tuna sandwich. You really can't go wrong at this place. Enjoy it as much as we have.

Pros: Best burgers

Cons: We're moving out of town

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My wife and I had our anniversary dinner here last night and could not have been more pleased. Everything was excellent, the ambience, the wine, the food which was almost too beautifully presented to actually eat. Marco, the co-owner with wife Debbie Lyn, was very informative and knowledgeable about the food and wines and even mentioned that they will prepare any dish around any allergies someone may have. Especially if you get the tasting menu they offer which you can have paired with wines as well.
The corn soup with sweet pea foam could be the best soup I've ever tasted. My wife's duck was gorgeous topped with pink raspberry foam and my ribeye with truffle jus was delectable and perfectly cooked. The sandwiches and burgers looked incredible too and they offer an array of pastas and vegetarian dishes.
We can't wait to get delivery, the menu is so extensive we want to try everything we can before they change it again for the spring/summer seasons.
Oh, and the deserts are incredible, the parmesan ice cream was out of this world. All in all, delicious and very fresh food with a twist at very good prices.

2
★★★★★

My wife and I had our anniversary dinner here last night and could not have been more pleased. Everything was excellent, the ambience, the wine, the food which was almost too beautifully presented to actually eat. Marco, the co-owner with wife Debbie Lyn, was very informative and knowledgeable about the food and wines and even mentioned that they will prepare any dish around any allergies someone may have. Especially if you get the tasting menu they offer which you can have paired with wines as well.
The corn soup with sweet pea foam could be the best soup I've ever tasted. My wife's duck was gorgeous topped with pink raspberry foam and my ribeye with truffle jus was delectable and perfectly cooked. The sandwiches and burgers looked incredible too and they offer an array of pastas and vegetarian dishes.
We can't wait to get delivery, the menu is so extensive we want to try everything we can before they change it again for the spring/summer seasons.
Oh, and the deserts are incredible, the parmesan ice cream was out of this world. All in all, delicious and very fresh food with a twist at very good prices.

Pros: Incredible food that looks like art at great prices, off the beaten path

Cons: None

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I don't care for the big names, I don't fall for the "hip" places, there's no such thing anymore. If you are a big foody and want excellent service, try Crave. The food was not only beautifully presented and excellent, the service was great. Rory, our waiter brings service to a whole new level. Even though the food was great, he is half the reason why my husband and I would go back. Service matters and he made us feel like we were old friends and brought the old school back, which is what better restaurants should do. Try the duck, the wasabi dumplings, the mache salad. So far that is all that I ever tried, but we are def going back. Amazing.

2
★★★★★

I don't care for the big names, I don't fall for the "hip" places, there's no such thing anymore. If you are a big foody and want excellent service, try Crave. The food was not only beautifully presented and excellent, the service was great. Rory, our waiter brings service to a whole new level. Even though the food was great, he is half the reason why my husband and I would go back. Service matters and he made us feel like we were old friends and brought the old school back, which is what better restaurants should do. Try the duck, the wasabi dumplings, the mache salad. So far that is all that I ever tried, but we are def going back. Amazing.

Pros: food, service

Cons: parking is tight in the area

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I've only eaten at Crave by delivery. Although delivery can take a little time, the food is excellent. Their burger and fries are fantastic. Also try the crabcakes.

2
★★★★★

I've only eaten at Crave by delivery. Although delivery can take a little time, the food is excellent. Their burger and fries are fantastic. Also try the crabcakes.

Pros: great food

Cons: slow delivery

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Get off Smith Street and try this place now! Whether you want a gourmet duck dish or a burger Crave has what you need. Yes, it's tiny and there is only one server but they make it work. Food is outstanding & the wine list is small, eclectic and moderately priced. Go, go, go.

2
★★★★★

Get off Smith Street and try this place now! Whether you want a gourmet duck dish or a burger Crave has what you need. Yes, it's tiny and there is only one server but they make it work. Food is outstanding & the wine list is small, eclectic and moderately priced. Go, go, go.

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My girlfriend has been asking me to take her to this place in Brooklyn. Why I waited so long to explore the backstreets of Brooklyn? My intent was to make it date night. I will tell you HOT DATE! We showed up without a reservation but were seated as soon as a table opened up. The believe the server said his name was Rory- was outstanding from begining to end! He offered us a glass of wine, we waited, and from then on the food and everything was great! We were told about the menu just being changed and with vegitarian selections added! My girlfriend being a Vegan was delighted! Overall OUTSTANDING experience! GREAT WINE SELECTION-we had 2 bottles! Next time I will make a reservation...seems to be a hoppin hideaway! And they cater too! So, when we get married-I will surely consider them to cater our reception!

2
★★★★★

My girlfriend has been asking me to take her to this place in Brooklyn. Why I waited so long to explore the backstreets of Brooklyn? My intent was to make it date night. I will tell you HOT DATE! We showed up without a reservation but were seated as soon as a table opened up. The believe the server said his name was Rory- was outstanding from begining to end! He offered us a glass of wine, we waited, and from then on the food and everything was great! We were told about the menu just being changed and with vegitarian selections added! My girlfriend being a Vegan was delighted! Overall OUTSTANDING experience! GREAT WINE SELECTION-we had 2 bottles! Next time I will make a reservation...seems to be a hoppin hideaway! And they cater too! So, when we get married-I will surely consider them to cater our reception!

Pros: Food, Wine, Service

Cons: parking

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I have been to Crave a few times and the service, food, and atmosphere have always been exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant.

2
★★★★★

I have been to Crave a few times and the service, food, and atmosphere have always been exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Pros: food, service, atmosphere

Cons: brooklyn

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this food was not something you would CRAVE. there new vegetarian menu is a joke?
i will not be back and maybe you should question going yourself. over priced and understaffed! also they were out of various menu items which is my personal pet peeve when eating out. if there was music it was drowned out by chatter and the constant ringing of the phone that was barely answered.

0
★☆☆☆☆

this food was not something you would CRAVE. there new vegetarian menu is a joke?
i will not be back and maybe you should question going yourself. over priced and understaffed! also they were out of various menu items which is my personal pet peeve when eating out. if there was music it was drowned out by chatter and the constant ringing of the phone that was barely answered.

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Recently i ate at crave with high hopes considering the reviews and recomendations from friends. the bottle of wine we asked for they no longer carried yet still on the menu. i ordered the butternutsquash soup. explained to the server that it was watery and tasteless. she returned it to the kitchen. crave being a small establishment i overheard the chef/owner say very rude words about me. also i asked for the halibut...they were out, then asked for short ribs...also out. the service was exceptional, but how can they expect to run a restaurant being out of their menu items and slandering their customers b/c the soup wasn't prepared properly. maybe thats why we were the only ones there!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Recently i ate at crave with high hopes considering the reviews and recomendations from friends. the bottle of wine we asked for they no longer carried yet still on the menu. i ordered the butternutsquash soup. explained to the server that it was watery and tasteless. she returned it to the kitchen. crave being a small establishment i overheard the chef/owner say very rude words about me. also i asked for the halibut...they were out, then asked for short ribs...also out. the service was exceptional, but how can they expect to run a restaurant being out of their menu items and slandering their customers b/c the soup wasn't prepared properly. maybe thats why we were the only ones there!

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The food here is delicious - no matter what you order. We had the duck, which was soft, succulent, juicy, almost perfect, just a tad too salty. Shu mai dumplings were really incredible.

The one thing that was not at all good was the service. Immediately, I have to tell you it was not the waiter's fault. Rorry did a wonderful job. However, he worked the whole restaurant by himself, not even a busboy to help him. Thus, since the restaurant had at least 8 other occupied tables besides ours, he had to do the work of 3 people. The management should think about hiring some more waiters or at least some busboys.

They did try to make my wife's birthday celebration special by painting Happy Birthday in chocolate chilli syrup around the Chocolate Chilli Cake, which was a really original desert, if a hard on the pallate (spicy after-taste!).

2
★★★★☆

The food here is delicious - no matter what you order. We had the duck, which was soft, succulent, juicy, almost perfect, just a tad too salty. Shu mai dumplings were really incredible.

The one thing that was not at all good was the service. Immediately, I have to tell you it was not the waiter's fault. Rorry did a wonderful job. However, he worked the whole restaurant by himself, not even a busboy to help him. Thus, since the restaurant had at least 8 other occupied tables besides ours, he had to do the work of 3 people. The management should think about hiring some more waiters or at least some busboys.

They did try to make my wife's birthday celebration special by painting Happy Birthday in chocolate chilli syrup around the Chocolate Chilli Cake, which was a really original desert, if a hard on the pallate (spicy after-taste!).

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The food tastes good. Other than that, the place is so damn contrived and sub-par in every way. Imagine the River Cafe crammed into a tiny room the size of a cheap Manhattan studio apartment, and with no decor, and paying $80 for a nice waitress to explain to you the art (aka food) on your plate, comprising a meal that will leave you "craving" the pizza across the street. This restaurant is strictly for Brooklyn yuppies and trendies.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The food tastes good. Other than that, the place is so damn contrived and sub-par in every way. Imagine the River Cafe crammed into a tiny room the size of a cheap Manhattan studio apartment, and with no decor, and paying $80 for a nice waitress to explain to you the art (aka food) on your plate, comprising a meal that will leave you "craving" the pizza across the street. This restaurant is strictly for Brooklyn yuppies and trendies.

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With their newly expanded dinning room and revamped menu Crave has pulled off one of the best neighborhood dinning experiences available in New York. Definitely try the tasting menu with wine parings, personalized for each table by the chef himself. Service was some of the best I have ever encountered, personable and knowledgeable while still being unobtrusive. This place is just as good for Tuesday night burgers and beer as it is for entertaining out of town guests on the weekends.

2
★★★★★

With their newly expanded dinning room and revamped menu Crave has pulled off one of the best neighborhood dinning experiences available in New York. Definitely try the tasting menu with wine parings, personalized for each table by the chef himself. Service was some of the best I have ever encountered, personable and knowledgeable while still being unobtrusive. This place is just as good for Tuesday night burgers and beer as it is for entertaining out of town guests on the weekends.

Pros: good service, tasting menu, outdoor seating

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Would not hurt to make reservations - the place is a really tiny cozy neighborhood place with extremely upscale food - fantastic! Loved the ambience - trendy, modern edge to the place. This is the type of place you stop into with a friend or two - or loved one for some good conversation and great food. Not the type of place to go if you want total quiet, romance, and privacy since it is so small, but definitely worth going back to.

2
★★★★★

Would not hurt to make reservations - the place is a really tiny cozy neighborhood place with extremely upscale food - fantastic! Loved the ambience - trendy, modern edge to the place. This is the type of place you stop into with a friend or two - or loved one for some good conversation and great food. Not the type of place to go if you want total quiet, romance, and privacy since it is so small, but definitely worth going back to.

Pros: excellent food, decent prices, ambience

Cons: privacy / busy nights, parking tough

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I like eating at Crave and the food is delicious, but the prices don't quite match the atmosphere. Maybe it's just me, but when I pay $25-$30 just for an entree, I expect something special in the dining room. The room, however, is very small and kind of plain. The shrimp po-boy for $10, however, is right on target.

2
★★★★☆

I like eating at Crave and the food is delicious, but the prices don't quite match the atmosphere. Maybe it's just me, but when I pay $25-$30 just for an entree, I expect something special in the dining room. The room, however, is very small and kind of plain. The shrimp po-boy for $10, however, is right on target.

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The restaurant was small yet cozy. It was definitely a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan restaurants. The food was excellent - contrasts in texture and taste, presentation, and creativity. I love how they had paired a glass of wine with the ancho chili powdered duck I ordered. I felt that it brought out the tenderness and subtle sweetness in the duck, as well as cooling down the little kick in it. For dessert, I had the coconut tapioca and my boyfriend had the chili chocolate cake. The tapioca was delicious and the chocolate cake was unique - the chili kick would follow the pleasant sweetness. Wish there was a little more maple ice cream to finish the cake with. Overall our experience was wonderful and would definitely go back again.

2
★★★★★

The restaurant was small yet cozy. It was definitely a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan restaurants. The food was excellent - contrasts in texture and taste, presentation, and creativity. I love how they had paired a glass of wine with the ancho chili powdered duck I ordered. I felt that it brought out the tenderness and subtle sweetness in the duck, as well as cooling down the little kick in it. For dessert, I had the coconut tapioca and my boyfriend had the chili chocolate cake. The tapioca was delicious and the chocolate cake was unique - the chili kick would follow the pleasant sweetness. Wish there was a little more maple ice cream to finish the cake with. Overall our experience was wonderful and would definitely go back again.

Pros: Not crowded, Excellent food

Cons: Limited parking

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a little hole in the wall, but great food.
Because the place is so small you are attended to very well, and the food, although a bit pricey for what it is, is rather good.

The take away is amazing as well for that home cooked meal at home you wish you could make.

2
★★★★★

a little hole in the wall, but great food.
Because the place is so small you are attended to very well, and the food, although a bit pricey for what it is, is rather good.

The take away is amazing as well for that home cooked meal at home you wish you could make.

Pros: small, food

Cons: , price

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Maybe we came on an off night, but the steak was incredibly fatty and had to be sent back, which I feel bad about doing (it was only the second time in my life I've sent food back). BEcause of this, one of us had to eat while the other watched, or the food got cold.

In addition, they were incredibly short staffed... they only had one woman waitressing (who was FANTASTIC), and she definitely could have used some help.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Maybe we came on an off night, but the steak was incredibly fatty and had to be sent back, which I feel bad about doing (it was only the second time in my life I've sent food back). BEcause of this, one of us had to eat while the other watched, or the food got cold.

In addition, they were incredibly short staffed... they only had one woman waitressing (who was FANTASTIC), and she definitely could have used some help.

Pros: great service

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There are not enough good things I can say about Crave. Marco and Debbie (owners/chefs) are phenomenal. The food--outstanding. In this intimate restaurant, we found some of the best food in NY. We had the eight course tasting menu. Each course was perfectly paired with wine selected by Marco. (We were fortunate enough to have Marco also be our server). The sea bass with sweet chili sauce and coca-cola bbq shrimp are not to be missed! The attention to detail was also superb. This is absolutely the perfect date spot.

2
★★★★★

There are not enough good things I can say about Crave. Marco and Debbie (owners/chefs) are phenomenal. The food--outstanding. In this intimate restaurant, we found some of the best food in NY. We had the eight course tasting menu. Each course was perfectly paired with wine selected by Marco. (We were fortunate enough to have Marco also be our server). The sea bass with sweet chili sauce and coca-cola bbq shrimp are not to be missed! The attention to detail was also superb. This is absolutely the perfect date spot.

Pros: Great Service, Amazing Food, Unique Wines

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Hands-down, Crave is one of the better restaurants I've been to lately. The attention to detail and service was amazing. Their selection of food can range from burgers to gourmet (depending on whatever you crave).

One appetizer to try, if they have it, would be the foie gras, banana, grilled eel and bruchetta glazed with chocolate. Sounds like a strange combination, but the textures and taste is divine! The entrees were well prepared and filling, sadly it left me no room for dessert. Though it gives me an excuse to want to go back soon! The pricing was affordable and worth its value.

The atmosphere is very intimate possibly because of its small size, only enough seating for 16 people. They have a first come, first serve basis for the regular menu, but I think they might take reservations for their tasting menu.

2
★★★★★

Hands-down, Crave is one of the better restaurants I've been to lately. The attention to detail and service was amazing. Their selection of food can range from burgers to gourmet (depending on whatever you crave).

One appetizer to try, if they have it, would be the foie gras, banana, grilled eel and bruchetta glazed with chocolate. Sounds like a strange combination, but the textures and taste is divine! The entrees were well prepared and filling, sadly it left me no room for dessert. Though it gives me an excuse to want to go back soon! The pricing was affordable and worth its value.

The atmosphere is very intimate possibly because of its small size, only enough seating for 16 people. They have a first come, first serve basis for the regular menu, but I think they might take reservations for their tasting menu.

Pros: Amazing food, Take-out available, Brunch

Cons: , Reservation policy

 

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