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avitrek Apr 30, 2012 09:22 AM

Has anyone been to Cravings, the new place near Wall St, yet? Any firsthand feedback? Thanks.

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    PotatoPuff Apr 30, 2012 01:17 PM

    oh wow, haven't heard of it yet and am so excited!!! what kind of place is it? any online info?

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      DeisCane Apr 30, 2012 02:18 PM

      It's the old Goodfellas. Might just be a new name.

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        PotatoPuff May 1, 2012 08:02 AM

        hmmm never been to Goodfellas, was it, um, good?

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          avitrek May 1, 2012 01:32 PM

          It was never open. The name was changed from Godfellas to Cravings in development.

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      avitrek May 2, 2012 09:49 AM

      Update, it's not open yet. Clearly I shouldn't trust koshertopia for restaurant opening news.

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        hindyg May 9, 2012 05:40 AM

        Went by there yesterday and spoke to the owners. Also got to look through their menu. They are opening next Tuesday. There will be a cholov yisrael self-serve yogurt place (also opening on Tuesday) attached to it.

        The menu included paninis, sandwiches, pizza, salads, and sushi. All at surprisingly reasonable prices for the neighborhood.

        The space looks very bright and clean.

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          maga May 9, 2012 11:17 AM

          Where exactly is this? Such exciting news!!

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            avitrek May 9, 2012 01:54 PM

            Where Essex used to be.

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            iambarry May 15, 2012 08:31 AM

            They are in fact open today. I got the quattro formaggi personal pizza. I'm eating it now and its fantastic.

            After eating just one piece they have my vote for best kosher pizza in New York.

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              maga May 15, 2012 10:16 AM

              Brooklyn Yogurt Factory doesn't appear to be functional yet, though it IS there. I'm going to have to try this place one of these days!

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            ligboo May 16, 2012 01:33 PM

            Was there for lunch today. Not everything on the menu is available yet.
            Had a "Pizza Alla Vodka" - fantastic!

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              brightside16 May 17, 2012 07:32 PM

              reminded me of Circa. Had a taste of the veggie pizza. It was pretty good. My Greek sandwich didn't live up to the description, but the bread was amazing. Overall, I'm pretty excited to have another option.

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                Rockit3 Jun 5, 2012 07:17 AM

                Anyone have the phone number? I can't seem to find it online.

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                  avitrek Jun 5, 2012 07:24 AM


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                    Rockit3 Jun 5, 2012 07:27 AM

                    Thanks! It'll be nice to go somewhere other than the pizza dungeon for a change.

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                    iambarry Jun 5, 2012 08:26 AM

                    BTW - their website is: http://www.cravingsny.com/

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                      Rockit3 Jun 5, 2012 11:15 AM

                      Note to self- don't go between 12-1. Place was packed and service was slow, but the food was very good. When I left at 1:30 it was empty, so I'll definitely go later next time, but a good new option in the area.

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                    hindyg Jun 6, 2012 06:18 AM

                    I have now gone a few times. They are still working out their customer service and kinks like that. Sandwiches are not good. Everyone is raving about the pizza. Have yet to try it. Sushi never looks fresh.

                    The yogurt is ok, not enough flavors or toppings. Their flavor twists are odd choices - like mint choco chip and caramel combined.

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                      avitrek Jun 6, 2012 08:25 AM

                      I haven't been impressed with the pizza. The crust was soft, but the crust of the crust was missing that crunch that you should get from a good pizza oven. Also, the pizzas are all personal and made to order which is good for freshness but means $9 min and a longer wait for lunch.

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                        skadosh Nov 28, 2012 07:42 AM

                        Has anyone been to Cravings post-Sandy ? Are they open ? I've tried calling but no one picks up the phone.

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                          iambarry Nov 28, 2012 07:55 AM

                          I've been several times post Sandy. They are open, and suffered no damage. I do know that their phone and internet was out immediatly after the storm.

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                            bbp21 Dec 2, 2012 04:32 PM

                            actually i was there last night , they are now open Saturday night as well, and the the manager abder, is using his cell phone to take orders and catering orders as well the number is 917-974-3533 . i must say the food is better then ever post sandy

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                              bbp21 Dec 2, 2012 04:38 PM

                              actually i was there last night , they are surprisingly open on Saturday nights, the manager abder is using his cell phone number to take any orders catering or slandered, the number is 1-917-974-3533 and the food is better then ever post sandy

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