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570 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1123140.681678 -74.000698
Thurs-Sun 6 pm-2 am
Neighborhoods: Carroll Gardens
Most charming and romantic spot in Brooklyn-- Tell everyone you know!!! – 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.
WARNING!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY – 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.
Incredible Food and Great, Personalized Service – 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.
Stellar dining experience! – 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!
great prix fixe, not mass produced like midtown – 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.
Disappointing food – 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.
great tasting menu – 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.
Just wonderful! – 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!
Best Burger...EVER – 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.
An Incredible Dining Experience – 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.
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