After serving the Hudson Valley for the last nine years, with heavy hearts we have decided to close Crave Restaurant & Lounge. The staff and I have been honored by all those who have dined with us over the past years and greatly appreciated our business. Like great stories there is always a beginning and an end. We are just starting a new chapter !

Stay tuned and follow our social media for more information and updates!



Tuesday - Saturday

4pm - 10pm


Under the Walkway Over the Hudson
129 Washington Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Tel: (845) 452-3501


Our mission is to achieve such distinction in food and wine, service, atmosphere, and setting that the restaurant gains a first class reputation for gastronomy and gracious hospitality which will bring new and repeat customers year after year.

We strive to have every customer who walks through the doors of Crave to have an overall dining "experience" and leave impressed with the seasonal and regionally inspired menus and chic decor that they will be excited to return again. Edward Kowalski, alumni of the Culinary Institute of America, aims to make Crave the most exciting restaurant in Poughkeepsie.

The style, decor, and ambiance of Crave brings Manhattan to Washington Street. Located just under the Walkway Over the Hudson, fine dining and superb atmosphere is here awaiting your presence!

Edward Kowalski

Kitchen Crew

Education: AOS Graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, 1998

What's your philosophy when cooking? Use the best quality ingredients you can so you don't have to do much to it.

What inspires you? Seasonality, vibrant colors, I get easily inspired by all kinds of things.

Favorite ingredient to work with? Pasta dough and vinegars…any kind

Favorite food from your childhood? Spaghetti O's

Guilty food pleasure: Salt n Vinegar potato chips…. I can't stop until the bag is gone.

Something you would share with aspiring chefs? This is a very demanding profession and what separates line cooks and chefs is the ability to challenge yourself to be the best you can every day and to commit to going “all in". Don't be afraid to do something wrong because sometimes it's the best way to learn. Most importantly…treat everyone around you respectfully cause when you're in the weeds those people are the only one who can help you out.

Craig Capano

Kitchen Crew


Tyler Kowalski

Kitchen Crew

Nickname : Squid , AKA “Boy Wonder"

Education: Graduate, Culinary Institute of America 2015


Hobbies: surfing, skateboarding, hairstyling

Guilty food pleasure? Junk Food….any kind

Life's Goal: Having Chef Capano tell me I did a good job after a Saturday nights service or having him admit that he likes me. If that doesn't work I'd like to surf pipeline in Hawaii and get a sweet reality show about my life.

Private Events

Heres the deal...

  • Inside: 34 seats
  • Patio Dining or Lounge: 18 seats
  • Available for pharmaceutical dinners, rehearsal dinners, baby showers or if you really just want to have a killer party with your friends (ask us about our ping pong table).

Email us at: craverestaurantandlounge@gmail.com ...for more information.

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