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Full Description: Here at CRAVE our passion for food has us striving for perfection in everything we serve by starting out with the freshest ingredients available. We dedicate our efforts in providing our customers with quality service and delicious food prepared in a healthy manner.
We are known for our Belgian style chips, chicken doner and burgers being served at our sister restaurant, Nikitas Place in Whitestone, New York for over 5 years.
The Queens Gazette writes: Crave....it is What you Want.
"We were presented with a dazzling array of starters, many inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. A beautiful plate containing four savory dips was separated with rows of sliced cucumber to feature creamy hummus, melitzanosalata (eggplant salad), spicy cheese dip and a Greek caviar dip called taramosalata. Triangles of hot pita bread, just off the grill, were the perfect implement for scooping up these dips that burst with flavor. Tender calamari was prepared in two delicious ways: marinated and charcoal grilled for a smoky, earthy taste and texture, and fried in an impossibly crispy batter ($7.95). The accompanying dipping sauce is appropriately named â€œkung-fu ketchupâ€ which foretells of its kick. I hear the popcorn shrimp are also great, served with house made tartar sauce."
"Crave serves one of the best Greek salads ever, teeming with colors and flavors from the garden-fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh greens, red onion, peppers, creamy feta cheese, olives and tender, stuffed grape leaves. At just $6.95, this salad may be shared as a first course, or could be a meal in itself, especially if you top it with tender, grilled chicken."
"Only the best meats are purchased for the Crave kitchen and we were impressed with the variety of marinated meats, charcoal grilled on skewers. The chicken sticks, lamb, pork and beef sticks were very tender and delicious. Loukaniko country sausages are seasoned with spices and go well with fries, lemon potatoes, rice or vegetables. The doner kebab is thinly sliced and melts in your mouth. Grilled shrimp are served on a dainty skewer and are tender and juicy. Grilled pita and tzatziki sauce come with all the grilled meats, including house made bifteki, or Greek style meatballs blended with herbs and spices. Pile it all on a handy pita sandwich or have it as a platter. Many of these savory meats are used in Crave bowls, a specialty of the house and some of the most requested dishes. The Southwestern bowl is layered with rice, pork doner, onions and peppers ($6.95). Even baby back riblets are special here, as their succulent meat falls right off the bone."
Insider Tips: Billy Pappas, the Chef at Crave, is a world class, Culinary Institute of America graduate, chef with experience in top Manhattan restaurants like Cipriani.
Try Crave's Greek Bowl™, It includes your choice of lamb gyro, pork doner or chicken doner - topped with cherry tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese and warm lemon vinaigrette.
Also, the Charcoal Calamari with warm lemon vinaigrette is delicious.
Don't let the modest prices of menu item deceive you, the portions are plentiful and top quality.
Neighborhood: AstoriaNeighborhood Life
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Address: 28-55 36th Street
Telephone: (718) 726-4976
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Hours of Operation: Sun-Wed 11 AM - 1 AM
Thu 11 AM - 4 AM
Fri-Sat 11 AM - 5 AM
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