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First Look: Crave on 42nd

Top Chef
alum Dave Martin (pictured right) opened the doors to his first restaurant, Crave on 42nd.  Upon dispatching a regular correspondent to the opening event, we’ve learned that Martin himself has personally painted the brightly colored squares that adorn the walls.  The specials are cutely written, as if with lipstick, on a large mirror facing the entrance.  Not to be confused with the east side ceviche bar Crave, Martin will be serving "upscale American comfort food."  On the kitchen agenda: Dave’s black truffle mac n’ cheese and the hanging tenderloin martini- steak with carrot puree served cocktail style in a martini glass. Though Martin did not reign victorious on Top Chef, there are new aspirations that diners and fans will be making the trek to the western wilderness of 12th Avenue.  Time will certainly tell…

Crave on 42nd
Address: 650 W. 42nd St. at 12th Ave.