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Crema Restaurante - 69 Reviews - 111 W 17th St, New York, NY - Lunch Spot Reviews - Phone (212) 691-4477

Crema Restaurante

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111 W 17th St (at nr. Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY 10011
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(212) 691-4477
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Best

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. ...

Worst

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 fresh...

Nice cozy place 2/12/2011

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 the entree I ordered the wrong thing if you are new to organic hint dont order organic chicken that was my mistake, the desert was delicious ice cream, bananas, blue berrys. The waiters were great very nice, patient, friendly. We had a table in the back which was awesome because they had bachata, merengue, and salsa playing. I only wished they had a dance floor. Overall great place I reccomend. more

Great Food 7/18/2010

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 more

Never go here 5/5/2010

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 more

Worth the Trip 3/1/2010

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. more

Creative and Delicious! 2/24/2010

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 more

Dont bother... 11/8/2009

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.. more

Authentic MexiCan't food!!!!! 9/13/2009

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. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Citysearch says: We have detected the following inappropriate words in the pros: g. a. y. s. !!!!!! LOL O.M.G. Pros: Location especially for us.... Cons: Expensive and mediocre food. more

slowwww 7/26/2009

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 more

All around amazing experience 5/7/2009

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. more

Food = 4 stars, Service = 2 stars 2/7/2009

We had lunch at Crema during restaurant Week. Walking in, we delighted at the warm decor with screaming... more

Food = 4 stars, Service = 2 stars 2/7/2009

TheTripChick Provided by Partner
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 pe... more

Food = 4 stars, Service = 2 stars 2/7/2009

TheTripChick Provided by Partner
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 pe... more

Amazing food,service and ambiance 12/2/2008

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. more

Outstanding Mexican outpost 8/6/2008

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. Pros: Subtle, upscale Mexican variations of old and new dishes Cons: Thin wine list, pricing more

Well kept secret! 7/28/2008

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. Pros: food, service, atmosphere more

Loved it!!!! 7/23/2008

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

Meh 7/15/2008

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. Pros: Non-sour mix margaritas, different tequila choices Cons: Little flavor, big prices, little tables, big plates more

special? 6/12/2008

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 more

Very nice food and service. Bad dry martini :( 6/3/2008

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. more

arrriiiibaa 4/30/2008

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! more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    A blaze of brightness--oranges, yellows, reds--colors the narrow restaurant and its stucco-like walls. Consumption of margaritas and gratis fried tortillas at the small bar is...

  • 8/3/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

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

    American Express, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Flatiron District, Midtown
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