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sweetpotato Mar 23, 2010 07:18 AM

Looking for a restaurant that makes wonderful sweet and savory crepes.
Any suggestions? I'm hoping to go on a Tuesday in April. Thanks!!

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    boccalupo Mar 23, 2010 07:29 AM

    Bar Breton (more upscale).

    Cafe Henri (more casual)

    These are the only two places I am aware of that make the savory crepe with buckwheat, which is how I prefer them. Would love to hear if other Chowhounders have other suggestions.

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    Cafe Henri
    27 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

    La Quenelle
    254 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10020

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      rpk Mar 23, 2010 08:29 AM

      Crepes on Columbus makes savory crepes w/buckwheat and sweet crepes w/white flour. I hesitate to call them either wonderful or great, but I've had some nice breakfasts there. I've also read (here) that the weekend man (the owner, I believe) is less reliable than the weekday man, so a Tuesday visit could turn out to be quite pleasant.

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      Crepes on Columbus
      990 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10025

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        uwsister Apr 5, 2010 09:04 PM

        Could be that I visited on the wrong day, but I wasn't very impressed with their crepes.

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        David W Mar 23, 2010 10:03 AM

        I usually have the crepes at La Bonne Soupe-
        http://www.labonnesoupe.com/LesBonnes...

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        La Bonne Soupe
        48 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

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          kamse1610 Mar 26, 2010 06:57 AM

          Crepes du Nord- a new place it is all the way downtown near wall street. Haven's tried it yet but it looks cute and smells delicious. They have sweet and savory crepes-the savory are made with buckwheat & the sweet are made with white.

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          YorkvilleLady Apr 5, 2010 06:24 PM

          Yorkville Creperie, York Ave. between 83rd and 84th. Favorite sweet crepe is the country crepe (strawberry, banana, nutella). Favorite savory crepe is Crepe Bonjour (scrambled eggs, ham or bacon, cheese). Favorite brunch cocktail is peach madras (peach vodka, oj and cranberry juice). Great bohemian atmosphere. Nicest staff on the planet.

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          Yorkville Creperie
          1586 York Ave, New York, NY 10028

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            sweetpotato Apr 16, 2010 03:05 PM

            I ended up going to the Yorkville Creperie. I LOVED the style of the restaurant, bohemian
            is the perfect word for it. The man making the crepes (who I assume is the owner) is an
            absolute doll, too. Hubby and I had the breakfast crepe and also the cinnamon purse
            (apples and cinnamon, brie and sliced almonds). Although tasty enough, we were disappointed at how underfilled we considered them to be (and pricey). We remember restaurants like La Crepe (in the 1980's) where they were so filled they were absolutely bursting all over the plate. I would have liked a bit more, here.
            That said, if I lived in the neighborhood I would definitely try them again. Since I had
            to take two trains to get there, initially, I left rather neutral about the place.

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            Yorkville Creperie
            1586 York Ave, New York, NY 10028

          2. famdoc Apr 16, 2010 08:40 PM

            As far as I am concerned, there's only one place for authentic, tasty Breton crepes in NYC, with apologies to the fine chef at Bar Breton, it's Madeleine, the Crepe Lady.

            http://midtownlunch.com/2009/04/03/ma...

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            La Quenelle
            254 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10020

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              uwsister May 29, 2010 03:15 PM

              This is very intriguing! Thanks for posting. I'll be checking out the Crepe Lady soon.

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              christene Apr 17, 2010 06:50 AM

              Creperie
              135 Ludlow St
              (between Rivington St & Stanton St)
              It's a very small, very casual kind of a place, but the crepes are very good.

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              Creperie
              135 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

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                filmbomb Apr 17, 2010 11:22 AM

                I like Crooked Tree Creperie on St. Mark's in the East Village, but I might be partial to them for longevity reasons.

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                Crooked Tree
                110 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

                Creperie
                135 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

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                  Pan Dec 9, 2010 12:26 AM

                  Yeah, I haven't been there in a few years, and I used to go there because I did laundry around the corner. I never found their crepes better than OK, but I liked the accompanying salad.

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                  drmoze Apr 18, 2010 12:36 AM

                  Is there a crepe place on 6th Ave, in the lower 20'S? I think I may have passed one there. Haven't partaken, tho.

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                    bewley Dec 8, 2010 02:23 PM

                    Crepes du Nord is excellent.

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                    Crepes du Nord
                    17 S William St, New York, NY 10004

                  2. Kurtis Jun 3, 2011 05:50 AM

                    Anyone seen seaweed crepes on menu?

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