When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of American bistro fare and drinks at Crave Bar and Grill in White Plains.
Crave's carefully crafted menus provide sandwiches, burgers, and meat and seafood entrees for lunch and dinner. Take an afternoon break from lifting paperweights or mounting executive-level tickle-fights at work with a bistro-centric selection from the lunch menu such as the chicken sandwich served with broccoli rabe and provolone cheese on a ciabatta roll ($7) or the arugula salad ($7). For evening-time noshing, kick things off with a bowl of cauliflower soup ($7) before segueing to a lightly smoked Angus sirloin steak surrounded by a red-wine-pepper sauce ($28). Suckers for shellfish can opt for the mussels prepared with either a curry-coconut-milk-lemongrass broth or an Italian ragout of san marzano tomatoes, calamari, and hot pepper. The restaurant's wine cellar boasts an impressive list of bottles from three continents.
Elegant white tablecloths and sparkling chandeliers welcome diners into Crave's dining room, where the modern wall hangings and a casual spirit quickly disperse any notions of pretension. On warm days, the action spills out onto the restaurant's open-air patio, giving diners an al fresco dining experience, and mouths much-needed outdoor recreation aside from petting hopscotch squares. Crave also sports a full bar with a flat-screen TV as well as a luxuriously laid-back lounge area with plush couches perfect for relaxing on or gathering a posse of ice-cube collectors.
324 Central Ave.
White Plains, New York 10606