CRAVE - Cincinnati
CRAVE - Cincinnati

CRAVE - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://craveamerica.com/
  • Phone: 5132418600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 11am - 11pm
    Friday-Saturday 11am - 12am
    Sunday 11am - 10pm

    Happy Hour:
    (Not offered on Reds & Bengals Home Game days)
    Monday-Thursday 3pm - 7pm
    Friday 3pm - 6pm
    Saturday 11am - 5pm
    Sunday 11am - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: David Miller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Whatever your catering needs are, we can accommodate you! Crave is one of the only restaurants providing sushi in the area. Call or email to inquire!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking ramp
A word from CRAVE - Cincinnati
Evoke the tastes of the new American palate. Familiar yet unforgettable! CRAVE delivers on one simple thing: Fresh and innovative cuisine along with an impeccable wine selection brought to life in a chic, casual, and vibrant atmosphere. The menu evokes the tastes of the new American palate – featuring wood-oven pizzas, roasted meats, sushi, pastas and salads that are seasonally re-mastered utilizing the freshest ingredients. A grand sushi bar extends the dining experience appealing to both traditional sushi lovers and adventurous epicureans alike. The combination of the burnt earthen color palette, stone work, glass accents and a golden-tiled fireplace invites shoppers and destination diners alike to stop and linger — enjoying unforgettable meals with friends and family. An elegant floor-to-ceiling wine tower displays a 125+ wine selection. Rich hues and an open kitchen, light-dappled tabletops and an iconic bar create a familiar yet unforgettable dining experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
CRAVE - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
223 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (93)special occasion (72)fit for foodies (70)hot spot (66)great for brunch (65)great for lunch (64)great for outdoor dining (60)vibrant bar scene (50)neighborhood gem (37)romantic (34)scenic view (29)notable wine list (23)kid-friendly (22)late-night find (15)Show More
  • Excellent brunch!
    lovegoodwine
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We went to Crave for brunch before a Bengals game. The food was incredible, the selection excellent. Fortunately, we had calculated enough time to eat brunch before attending the game because service was a little slow. Our server was great, but it did take a while for our food to come out. When it did though, the food was delicious. I would highly recommend the Shrimp and Crabcake Benedict - very tasty!!! The mimosa was a little skimpy, but the Ginger Lime Margarita was quite potent and yummy (don't let the size of the glass fool you!) Would definitely recommend Crave to anyone visiting the Banks looking for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative Sushi Offerings
    CVGJetGuyVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    CRAVE offers a great selection of sushi and sashimi dishes. For those who may not care for raw fish, there is a selection of cooked and vegetable sushi offerings. I highly recommend the crunchy roll and the volcano roll. The edamame starter is also a great option.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Waste Your Time and Money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The sushi and service were good. However, our entrees were extremely bland. We had (1) soup, (1) sushi roll, (2) entrees and (2) glasses of wine - $115 w/ tip. Not worth it. Not even a little. This was our 1st time visiting - very disappointed. Will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Looking for new great spot
    Tryingsomethingnew
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I'm not a big adventurous diner and I am tired of the same ole chains, so I reached out and asked friends for suggestions and decided on crave. While I've never had lamb or goat cheese I decided to be daring and I fell In food heaven. Can't wait to come back although I wish I had a groupon but they were all expired. Maybe next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mediocre
    DossVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I was told the bottle of wine I ordered was not in stock. Later waitress said "Oh we have it they just forget to put it in the cooler" Of course the alternate I was offered was almost twice the price. The food was just very average and the service was average. This is the second time I tried Crave but there will not be a third.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sports Venue!
    Phantom
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    An excellent restaurant between Great American Ballpark and Paul Brown Stadium. Food is very good , nice sushi menu, and friendly service. In the warmer weather there is a nice outdoor dining area in the middle of all the baseball action.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu Changed
    Riss
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We didn't realize that Crave's menu had changed until we were seated. The addition of the apple sausage flatbread was welcomed. The new menu no longer includes the one big meatball entree which was very good. The steak sliders and kogi tacos were delicious. The sushi we had this visit (philly roll) was very good. The server (can't remember his name) was very knowledgable and helpful. He helped us choose delicious entrees. Overall, we had a nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Mberry513
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food came out cold and the waitress was not very friendly. This was my first time eating at CRAVE and I was celebrating my 30th birthday with a number of guests. I wont be returning to eat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It's Cincinnati, so there aren't a lot of sushi restaurants around. But Crave provides good sushi at a reasonable price in a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A disappointed evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Despite good quality food, we had a disappointing evening. The issue surrounds the host seating our group of 6 near the back of the restaurant next to a private room. When we approached the table, I asked the host to reseat us due to the close proximity of the private room doors. The host indicated that there wasn't a party going on & that only employees would be using it. Unfortunately, this wasn't true & the room door kept opening & closing the entire evening. In one instance the door swung open so far that it hit one of my guests chair. Mgmt was informed that the host lied to our group & that they could have easily sat us at a different location since there were plenty of tables available. Mgmt failed to respond to the issue.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No in the new menu
    Bearcat1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Gone are favorites from the dinner menu such as the chicken slides, butternut squash soup (it is fall), and the one big meatball. Not sure if they are available at lunch. Food was not very hot and also the lamb pasta dish had little flavor. The steak sliders were VERY well done - even though ordered medium.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive
    JerrBear
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Visiting from out of state...went there for a birthday/pre-broadway show dinner. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. VERY attentive waitress who checked on us often. Another impressive note...not only did our assigned waitress assist us, but virtually anyone that came buy our table was willing to assist us. Food was prompt, hot and delightful! They also brought a dessert with a candle...tasteful but not over the top. Price was not outrageous for what we received. Will definitely look to eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Diner
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Lunch was absolutely wonderful. Great place to come before or after Reds games. Was delighted with the food. Large booths for groups. Nice atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • another excellent dining experience
    rich
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This is our second visit to Crave. On both occasions, our food and service have been excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious sushi!
    Shari
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a quick bite before the UC game and had never dined at Crave. We were pleasantly suprised to discover a huge selection of sushi! Delicious and beautifully presented! Can't wait to go back and try some other menu items!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible service
    bb20
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was great as usual, service was terrible. Waited over 30 minutes to place our order. Waitress had a large table that was seated after us. Tried to give her the benefit of the doubt because of this but she had so many people helping her serve food and refill drinks that it should not have been an issue. Took 20 minutes to get our check back after she picked it up. Will not return.
    • Food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that great
    Cincinnati28Girl
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We waited close to an hour before all of our food we had ordered came our correctly. My daughter ordered the kids shrimp sushi, her dinner was literally two small shrimps with rice. We had to give her our food to fill her up for dinner. Maybe the kids menu should have been more clear that kids sushi was 2 small pieces. The service was very slow, I would think speed would be a priority here. I had the spicy tuna and did not think it tasted very good. I eat a lot of sushi and this was not a memorable sushi roll. My other appetizer came out wrong and also slow. I was the last to eat. We almost left before my burgers came. The manager gave us a gift card to make up for the experience which was a nice gesture. But our experience was not good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • John
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Went for Sunday brunch buffet. Several issues: 1. the omelette order was completely wrong for both of us -- cheese added when not asked for and other items missed; 2. the buffet service line was not well tended -- some items missing (at 12 noon) and serving spoons and utensils missing from about 1/3 of the items. The outdoor seating was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable Quality
    CinciMamaD
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our first time visit turned out to be wonderful. We went for Sunday brunch buffet on a day the Reds were at home. The tavern-like location is across the street from the stadium, with very convenient parking. The decor and service complemented the restaurant's obvious attention to detail and the buffet was well done. The selection was very appetizing for under $20 with emphasis on quality. Would definitely go back as it was really enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rwc1uc04
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience for the Sunday brunch. I have heard nice things about this restaurant and was thoroughly impressed. Will definitely return at a future date.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nik
    NiknBoss
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I had a groupon for the Sunday brunch and it was well worth it. Food was very good. Want to go back and try lunch and dinner menu now. The staff was very helpful and friendly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday omelet
    wintonfoodswarrior
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was excellent. Our waiter was really great, friendly and attentive. Only thing was, and this was not the waiter's fault, our made-to-order omelets took well over half an hour from picking up the slips to having them brought to our table. The folks at the table behind us got their omelet within 10 minutes. Having worked church fish fries where the order-takers bring slips to the kitchen, what I suspect happened is that care wasn't taken to make sure the omelets were prepared in the order the slips were turned in. New slips should go to the bottom of the pile. Maybe a time stamp of some kind would help, in case the slips get mixed up. Other than that we had a pleasant experience and would come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation Highly Recommended
    luv2craveagain
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Sunday September 7,2014 Brunch. I was looking at the website when I noticed that reservations were offered. I made a 10:15 am. Waiting to check in customers in front of me by 10:05 and 10:10 without reservations were given a wait time of one to one and half hours. Whew, thank goodness I had gone back to look at the website. Awesome array of food. Although I did not try everything the presentation of all the food was enticing and what I had was good but two items I did try I would improve. Biscuits with the gravy already poured over the biscuits, NO never. Omelet, cook eggs till set first then lay precooked items on eggs fold cook 2-3 mins more serve this is a softer omelet your style of omelet is my least favorite yet very hot but tough.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went here before reds game and there were 9 in our party. The service was great. The waiter had perfect suggestions on beer and food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before reds game
    GeneVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A great place to eat before you go to a reds game from burgers to sushi, a comfortable place for a beer
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This woud be my third time to Crave and my last. Ther service was horrible. We waited almost an hour for our omelets and that was after I had to turn in the order to the bartender because the waiter never came back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad for Brunch
    unhappy14
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was either cold or lukewarm at best from the breakfast buffet. We were served the wrong omelets that we had ordered. Other tables around us were expressing the same views. It was a lot of money wasted
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  • Crave
    Foodguy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ordered a crave burger Luke warm at best,ff cold Asian salad great Server made the difference
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    DjackVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great good and very nice personable chef. Wide selection of food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place before the game
    bigdog
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Crave has good service and a nice selction of food and is a good place to stop on your way to the Reds game
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Must for Cincinnati Sport's fans
    Luvtoeat
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    It was great to have a great gourmet lunch by the ball parks. You usually find wings and burger chains. I had a great goat cheese lamb burger and fab prickly pear Margarita. GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was great; service was slow
    onachedule
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Service was very slow; they are obviously not geared towards people on a lunch hour. We didn't order anything complicated--a club sandwich and two burgers---but it took forever to get our food. Our server finally came by and told us it was because one of the burgers was ordered well-done! Then when we were finished, it took another long wait until we got our check. Since I only have an hour for lunch, Crave is not a lunchtime option for me.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first brunch in a long time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Had a Groupon for brunch and suddenly it was due to expire so we made a reservation (nice that they take them) and headed to brunch. My first time to Crave but we will be back. Food was really good. Small amounts are put out so that the buffet is always fresh. Service is friendly. I really enjoyed our Sunday adventure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buyer Beware
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Sunday brunch - food was good. Service was terrible. Had to flag down the server to refill waters and coffee. Had to flag down the server to get the bill to leave. My groupon was brunch for 4 and after giving him the number and a few minutes the bill came back with only 2 brunches discounted. I pointed this out and the server came back with the revised bill in 30 seconds. Makes me wonder if this was an attempt to make us pay for 2 brunches if I was not paying attention.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We love your brunch! We take the south bank shuttle to avoid the traffic and the parking. Best brunch in town!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    BobMVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Brunch was good but not great. Service was OK. We went without coffee re-fills for a long time, which is not a good thing at brunch. Good atmosphere and location.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • before the game
    BarbieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We came early for dinner before the game with friends from out of town, everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, poor service
    H1cincidiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a party of 8. Not too large, but large enough we were automatically charged gratuity. I'm usually completely fine with this, but our service was extremely poor. After our waitress took our order, she did not come back to ask us how we were doing, or how our food was, or if we needed anything else. She walked past the table several times without even looking at us. We had to actually stop her to ask for another round of drinks and our checks. I've been to Crave other times with exceptional service. This was terrible and a dissappointment because we brought out of towners with us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night
    R0e8a9
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great place to go with your date before the big game!! The calamari was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My teenage daughter's favorite!
    picturegirl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went to Crave early on a Saturday afternoon for my 14-year-old daughter's birthday before heading to an amusement park. My daughter loves Crave and requests it anytime we head downtown in Cincinnati (which is about once every two months or so). Her friend had never tried sushi, and was excited for something new to her. We couldn't have asked for better service or quality of food. We've been a number of times, and will continue to go back time and time again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.