Astoria, look no further than Ditmars Boulevard and 45th Street. Krave Cafe & Grill is the kind of neighborhood joint that lives up to its hungry name. It’s a spot that satisfies (yep) cravings and restores sanity.New York is a land of many options when it comes time for a bite. Roam around the five boroughs long enough, and we’re bound to stumble upon cuisines from all over the world. Why is it, then, that when we’re hanging out at home, we just can’t seem to find something nearby that’ll hit the spot? Astoria, look no further than Ditmars Boulevard and 45th Street. Krave Cafe & Grill is the kind of neighborhood joint that lives up to its hungry name. With a comfortable atmosphere, a customer-friendly menu and a full bar, it’s a spot that satisfies (yep) cravings and restores sanity. Gaze into the big screen TV or look lovingly into one of the juicy burgers fresh off the grill. Either way, they’ve got it covered.
The eats here fall into four main categories, with plenty of room for some creative customizin’. Salads, sandwiches, burgers and wraps dominate, along with a variety of paninis and platters. And thanks to the friendly and accommodating staff, there’s always a chance to get exactly what we want. Skirt steak instead of chicken on that salad? Yes, please. The Western Burger is a favorite with the local crowd — and it’s easy to see why, since it’s topped with grilled mushrooms, crispy bacon, aged cheddar and barbecue sauce. The South of the Border Wrap is also a prized plate with grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, onions, avocado, mixed greens and chipotle mayo. Or for a lighter meal, head for the long list of salads. Our go-to? The Krave Lux is a beauty with grilled chicken, goat cheese, sliced pears, beets, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts and tomatoes over mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette. And since we’re being so good by having a salad we’ll go ahead and appease another craving: Banana Nutella Crepes and a hot Illy coffee. Mr. Rogers would call this “a beautiful day in the neighborhood.”
Krave Ranch Salad, $15.95
Krave Lux Salad, $12.95
South of the Border Wrap, $7.95
Western Burger, $8.95
Skirt Steak Panini, $10.95
Grilled Ahi Tuna Platter, $15.95
Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.