Crew Restaurant & Bar
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Taps: 9 / Bottles: 24
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This is a great place but it is kind of expensive, definitely worth it though theybhave Great elegant food with very talented chefs. Very diverse menu not too huge but has great options for all. Uses local ingredients so taste is very good. Beer selection is pretty good too, only place I've ever been to with DFH 120 min on tap. One thing I liked was they do half pints, which allowed me to enjoy a Brooklyn chocolate stout with dessert before driving home. The ambiance is interesting, almost looks like it belongs in NYC, very dark but elegant. Open kitchen with a bar overlooking the kitchen as well as a normal bar. Lava cake is incredible, highly reccommend!
02-08-2012 06:49:15 | More by iBeer16
4/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Had dinner here tonight while in town for work. The place was not huge but had both a regular bar and a "bar" where you could observe the chefs/cooks at work, and then a dozen or so tables. It was comfortable, and had an overall "trendy" sort of vibe but not in an obnoxious way. The waitresses were all quite attractive and scantily dressed; my (female) colleague remarked on how their attire was "cute."
A beer list at the table showed about 10 taps, and a pretty decent selection. They included Stella and Hoegaarden, but also Brooklyn Summer, Captain Lawrence Xtra Gold, Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet, Sam Adams Rustic Saison, and the rest mainly micro selections. Not great, but certainly quite solid.
Although the waitresses were "cute," I would not have asked any questions about the beer and expected a knowledgeable response. Perhaps the bartenders would have been knowledgeable, but I can't say.
The menu was interesting, sort of modern American but in a trendy way. A trendy feel here in general. What I ate (steak frites, of which the steak was slightly overcooked compared to how I ordered it and the frites wer good but unremarkable) was good, not great, but tasty and satisfying. My colleague's dinner ( a shrimp special of some sort) also seemed good, although she wasn't entirely pleased with the cooking of the shrimp.
All in all this seems like a good place to visit, particularly if you are already next door at Half Time. Poughkeepsie does not have a brewpub and doesn't seem to be a particularly great beer town, so the beer list here, although small, is solid enough. I would stop back.
05-25-2011 02:51:19 | More by number1bum
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$$
Crew has re-opened full-time with bar as of June 18th 2009 and is under New Ownership. It had been closed since April of 2008.
I returned to find much of what was liked by all has not changed. Some enhancements to the food menu have taken place, but for all intents and purposes, it's the "same old crew" which is a GOOD thing.
Many old faces have returned. Tommy at the bar is simply one of The Best bartenders you'll ever come across. Having him at Crew is like hitting the Daily Double.
My first visit back I had Delerium Tremens on tap followed by a grilled shrimp appetizer.
Other taps included Captain Lawrence Pale Ale, Dogfish 60min IPA, Bluepoint Toasted Lager.
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UPDATE Aug 2009: Prices for tap beer are quite pricey; especially since they are in 16oz pints and not 20oz Imperials. Be prepared to pay non-competitive prices ... $6 to $8 for Domestic micros.
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06-25-2009 13:27:41 | More by madmanjf
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in for lunch with my mom before a Half Time trip based on the recommendation of a BA I met at Mahar's. The place was packed at lunch and there really isn't much around it which will tell you something. The first thing I noticed was the beer selection. On tap that I remember Golden Draak, Capt Lawrence Smoked Porter, Sam Adams Winter, Sierra Nevada Celebration, A Czech pilsner, Old Rasputin RIS, and St Bernadus. The prices for lunch were very reasonable and the food was really good. Being next to half time it is simply too perfect especially for those traveling.
01-24-2008 15:13:06 | More by aerozeppl
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped for lunch after a very successful visit to Half Time. The restauarnt was moderately grouded, but we were promptly seated. The tap was good, but not great. I guess I was looking to try somehiing that I hadn't had before, but I had no luck. The bottle selection was also good but not superb. Our drink and food oreders were taken in an acceptable time frame. The drinks and food were served promptly. I had a chicken wrap amd my wife had a chicken sandwich and both were excellent (I ended up eating half of hers) We were in a bit of a rush and everything ws done promptly. (I hate sitting around for 15 minutes waiting for the bill after I am done eating and drinking. I can highly recommend Crew based on food, service, and a good beer selection.
12-10-2006 00:38:02 | More by tgbljb
3.95/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$$
A good place to go have a drink, and a good meal. A bit pricey but the food and beer selection is great. Owned by a CIA graduiate so the slection of food is kinda small but the prestiaion is good. I had the pulled pork sandwich and i wanted a hundred more it just melted in my mouth. There are many differnt beers on tap weekly so some times they get the real good beer and it is gone quick. The Crew is a classy joint so dress nice though they do not enforce a dress code it is always good to look nice.
11-24-2006 22:35:45 | More by HBESloth
4.63/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
After playing a round of golf at Casperkill located just behind Half Time, the group of locals I played with jumped at the chance to eat lunch at Crew. They all stated the place was great and frequent it often.
The place is not large but the decor is modern. Two bar areas, with one located in front of the grills. Pleasant on the eyes.
The lunch menu focused on salads and sandwiches. The group loved the food they had, and I had a great pulled pork sandwich.
The real focus for me was the great beer selection. 50 bottles and 10 taps. The tap list was so good I did not even look at the bottle menu - Pranqster, EKU Pils, Cisco Summer, Avery Karma, Weyerbacher Double Simcoe, Redhook Brown Ale, Jenlain Ambree, DFH Shelter Pale, Bear Republic Black Stout and Sam Adams Summer Ale. The Simcoe and Stout I had were wonderfully fresh and tasty.
This will be a must stop when I visit Half Time on future trips.
06-05-2006 13:02:30 | More by Gavage
4.47/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here for the 3rd time today after stocking up at Half Time. The first time I was here was with my 14 year old daughter last Summer, prior to a Hudson Valley Renegades baseball game. I'll get to the beer next, but the food here is very good. I guess this should not be a surprise, given Crew's proximity to the Culinary Institute of America. On both visits the soups were really good. Last time I was in, there was red pepper infused tomato soup, not spicy at all. Today I had a VERY good butternut squash soup, accompanied by one of the tastiest pork loin sandwiches I have had at a restaurant. On the beer front, 10 taps, all high quality stuff. I had an Avery Red (really an apricot colored concoction) and a Monschof Schwartzbier, both very fresh and outstanding; and not too cold. Service at the bar, from Dana, was really good too. I also thought the pricing was reasonable--2 pints and half a sandwich with bowl of soup for less than $20. Next time I go, I will sit at the counter in front of the open hearth kitchen, so I can see the "action". I highly recommend this place for anyone in the Poughkeepsie area, whether you shop at Half Time or not.
04-18-2006 23:35:14 | More by sraimondi
4.2/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Review from a dinner with clients on 11-3-05
Atmosphere: Very nice restaurant. Seemed lively and friendly.
Quality: All of the beers available where very high quality. Selection included good regional beers and some quality imports.
Service: right on, no complaints. Friendly and attentive.
Selection: Good, but considering it is owned by the owner of Halftime, a little disappointing. If you didn't know that it wouldn't be in the least. They have a good selection, but my expectations may have been to high from having been to Halftime before. Still, having a pint of Keegan's Mother's Milk and then Bear Republic Racer 5, how can you complain?
Food: Fantastic all around. Everything we had was great.
Value: excellent price for what you received.
A must hit for the Poughkeepsie area.
11-18-2005 20:09:30 | More by Loki
3.83/5 rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
next door to half time.. convenient to say the least.
the inside is quite hip.. spacious with lots of natural light through big windows. exposed piping on the ceiling and creative paint choices. brooklyn bistro done with upstate space. the bar is a bit more 'conventional,' luxurious and shiny wood.. comfortable stools and about 20 seats. the day's papers scattered on the bartop.
been here a couple times, and the food is good. sandwiches are all inventive and portions are medium sized. they make their own chips. the red pepper bisque i had was very fresh and not overly creamy or rich. again, shooting for an urban clientele with ethnic and organic twists on old pub faves..
service has always been great. attentive and courteous, dressed very well. kitchen is exposed and looks very clean. the crowd is one of few negatives.. long island priss types and local seniors.
beer.. the beer! 12 or so taps, all rotating. the times i've been there, hennepin and southampton secret were both on tap. there was a dedicated boont tap and a few belgians (corsendonk, gulden draak, karmeliet). a couple other micros as well. good bottle selection as if you couldn't find something you wanted here.. but they do offer many selections cold (presumably all found next door.. )
but since you can't drink them in half time with a paper, hot soup, sandwich, and good company.. this place is a must-stop for my trips to beer mecca.
05-23-2005 21:38:59 | More by goodbyeohio
Crew Restaurant & Bar in Poughkeepsie, NY
92 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.