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Posted by Anonymous on 01/21/2007
I adore their crepes but wanted to hold off on a review until i had a larger sample to compare to. Four New York, one San Francisco and five Paris creperies later I think I can call this one: the creperie on Ludlow makes some amazing crepes that easily beat the other ones I have tried. The only reason I'm giving them a 4 for food is that their fillings are sometimes inconsistent (delicious chopped & sauteed mushrooms one day, big roasted chunks the next). Their delivery is prompt and they pack things carefully so drinks don't spill if tipped over for example. Yes, the crepes are not perfect if you get takeout or delivery. Expecting perfectly hot, crisp crepes in those circumstances is a bit ridiculous. This is not a food that was meant to travel. But have a butter and sugar crepe at the counter and you will taste plain and simple perfection.
Posted by lucky77 on 01/19/2007
I've eaten crepes all over the world. This place wouldn't even compare to the worst street vendor in Paris. The ingredients are far from fresh... the prices are ridiculous, the only good thing I have to say about this place is about the service... they are extremely nice here. But the crepes are greasy and laden with sub-par ingredients - and too much butter.., and the worse part is they serve crepes like they are burritos. Ya gotta get the folding right if it is even to be considered a crepe... unless you're serving Ludlow yuppie douche-bags...which I would imagine makes up a large percentage of the clientele - considering it's next to Libation.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/13/2006
I don't frequent a lot of crepe shops so I don't have much to compare them to, but I got the Dark Chocolate with Raspberry crepe and it was delicious. Sort of pricey though - $7, but maybe that's a normal price for a crepe. Since I am a dessert fanatic I only tried this one. The place is small but I went in the early afternoon and I was the only one in there. I would go here again.
Posted by Julian on 07/03/2006
I have ate various sweet and savory crepes all over New York and Europe and this creperie on Ludlow St. can even be compared to the best shops in Paris (definitely better than the other ones in nyc by far). I ordered two crepes with my friends, one raspberry and sour creme and one sirlion steak with mozzarella and mushrooms, and they were both simply outstanding. I was surprised at what fun this little store was, with its unique atmosphere of brightly painted walls, great samba music, and savory aroma in the air that drove the customers wild. There is nothing more that you could have asked for then a night of dancing in the neighboring night clubs and bars and ending the evening with a french crepe that you will crave up until the next weekend when you will come back again!
Posted by Ally on 06/08/2006
It is really hard to find real authentic crepes in NYC, especially in the lower east side, but this little fantastic crepe shoppe serves delicious sweet crepes filled with nutella, strawberries, mangos, and even a great special mixed berries combination. I have tried a few dessert crepes and they were lip-smacking good! Now, the savory crepes are like a full meal. You should take a trip there just for the sirlion steak crepe with mushrooms, it is out of this world. I would recommend going late at night or on the weekend where there is a friendly atmosphere and crazy amount of people in the street and in the store. Its a great little place to meet people and have delicious french crepes! Highly recommended!
Posted by Josh on 03/31/2006
I should have listened to another poster about the savory crepes. The chicken crepe wasn't very good at all. The cheese was good, but the rest was pretty tasteless. I resorted to putting honey mustard as a condiment. Next time I'll have to give the desert crepes a shot. Hopefully they're more appetising than the chicken. The atmosphere, even thought it was a hole in the wall was pretty nice and organized. The best (and only other) crepes that I've had so far have been in Philly at the foodtruck at U Penn on Walnut between 37th and 38th Streets.
Posted by Stacy on 02/14/2006
Walking in NYC in 25 degree weather while it is snowing is terrible, but once I passed by Ludlow St. in the Lower East Side and smelled this incredible aroma in the air, I completely forgot about my worries. Creperie plays intense Brazilian music, has fast and friendly service, Outstanding Sirlioin Steak, Mushroom, and Mozzarella crepes and even better, the white chocolate, nutella, & strawberry crepe is to die for! My friend recommended this crepe shop to me, and I am definately going to go there often. Amazing crepes and a nice atmosphere, very "chic".