CRAVE - Coral Gables
CRAVE - Coral Gables

CRAVE - Coral Gables

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://craveamerica.com/
  • Phone: (305) 444-4595
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday- Thursday 11:30am - 9:00pm
    Friday- Saturday 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Sunday 11:00am - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, American
  • Executive Chef: David Messenger
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Off-site Catering Available
  • Special Events: For Private Dining inquiries, please contact our team at 305 772 5761!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Lorenzo
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet & Public Parking Available
A word from CRAVE - Coral Gables
CRAVE Restaurant was built out of a passion to create a dining experience unlike any other. A dining experience where quality, locally sourced food, chic atmosphere, and diverse choices offer guests the opportunity to create their own unforgettable dining experience. The energy of the restaurant is all encompassing–the buzz of guests and staff, the warm and open design, the modern sushi bar, the fresh spin on American cuisine with seasonality, and the sense of discovery around every corner. A CRAVE guest will leave knowing they experienced just the right mix of sophistication, entertainment and service in what can only be defined as The CRAVE Experience.
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CRAVE - Coral Gables reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (35)good for groups (22)fit for foodies (13)special occasion (13)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (11)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (8)romantic (8)great for brunch (7)scenic view (6)notable wine list (4)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Terrible service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Horrible Service. Had 3-4 different waiters. Not very knowledgeable on Gluten Free. Very pricey and the food was lukewarm when it came out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 50andFabulous
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great food and outdoor dinning, the happy hour menu is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor dining @ the mall
    MonicaMartin
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Convenient location in a outdoor mall. Had sushi boat for 2 it was not great. Too many spicy rolls and the nigiri not so fresh. I know sushi I eat it often, at the Crave it is poor quality. Perhaps other type of food there will be better. It was my first time at the Crave, But for me I don't think it will worth a second try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • inconsistent
    barb
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Crave has a beautiful setting for outside eating. I have been at Crave 3 times for lunch and this time for dinner. Service was good this time, but 3 of us had food delivered to our table cold and had to send plates back. Also two of us had overcooked fish. One time at lunch the service was mediocre. If the inconsistency of service and food do not improve, Crave is going to lose customers. I still have hopes that Crave will get its "act together" or it is going to lose customers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Service was great, ambiance good, but the food could not compare to the service. Husband ordered salmon sushi roll, some pieces had no salmon! I ordered the rubbed chicken with couscous, which was not only tasteless, it had skin on! This should have been specified in the menu. Our server was pleasant and attentive, but that doesn't make up for the quality of the food. Pricey for what we got. For a few dollars more we could have gone to Seasons 52!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, nice atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Was looking for a restaurant with interesting food that also had a kids menu. Crave met that need.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing place in Coral Gables!
    SunilVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great menu, wonderful service, great bartender! Though my friend's introduction of this place may have influenced me, does matter?! I recommend Crave!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Pete321VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Crave is a newer restaurant in the middle of a outdoor shopping courtyard. Very cool and upscale. Food and service was great. Surrounded by other nice restaurants as well. Valet parking available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Hurricanefoodie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had an amazing experience at Crave. The ambiance was absolutely gorgeous and the food was to die for. Our waiter was very charismatic and we had a wonderful experience overall. Great for families, adults, date nights, and everything. Merrick park location is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service!
    paulie
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We went out for date night on Tuesday. It was mostly empty in the restaurant. It took almost 15 minutes to get our drinks. I was excited to see they had sushi items half price for that day and I asked the waiter about their different specials. He reluctantly told me about them we ordered a variety of small bites. The food took 20 minutes to get to our table and then he charged us full price on all the items except for one. I tried to ask why only one item was put on the happy hour price but he ran away too quickly. I got the manager's attention and was told that they can only give one item on the special pricing and the waiter SHOULD'VE told me that. I told the manager about the poor service and he was indifferent and also walked away.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely reccomend!!
    TanPH
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our group was atleast 11 people, our waiter was very friendly and was always making sure to check up on us. We definitely felt taken care of and the food was great. Recommend the S'mores Brownies!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25th wedding anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Whole experience - Awesome! Great food and the chocolate martini for dessert was perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great service and nice patio
    KATEVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a very nice meal on the patio. Our server was great- very friendly and accommodating. Food was good. One of the best white sangrias I've had. We'll come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place for a family lunch
    AdomarVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Crave is a great place either for a weekday lunch or for a Sunday brunch. Located in a nice Mall, with a menu that covers many different tastes. Service is excellent, it has a nice ambiance and a very nice decor
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Celebrated my birthday dinner at Crave. We were seated in a round table made for a party of 8. At first, the lighting was poor but staff soon made it much brighter and accommodating. Menu offered a wide variety of choices. Although the prices were a bit high, the food was excellent and the size of the portions made it worth every penny. We were tended to by a friendly and courteous waitress who went out of her way to explain the items on the menu and made us feel very welcomed. Would visit again, probably for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very poor service
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We waited over 40 minutes to place our order and when the food arrived it wasn't prepared the way we requested.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food, Services lacks
    Mapire
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Generous portions of well prepared food. Very good value for your money. Service is inconsistent. Specify how you want appetizers and entrees to be served or they will come randomly. Overall is worth trying it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Slow food service
    jeffmiami
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food but I was a little disappointed on how long it took fro us to get our food. It did not seem like that was the case for everyone so it could have been an isolated incident. Make sure to mention the loyalty card if you have one as they forget to check what specials are being offered for having the card.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outdoor eating
    NativeFoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Once we identified who our server would be we had amazing service. The food is always consistently good. Crave sometimes offers nice specials. We like the weekly happy hour. Great for a local place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food Awesome Server
    jpartyof4
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was great our server Aaron took care of us and went above and beyond. We had an amazing girls night out and we are so glad we went to Crave. The chef sent over some great appetizers and everything we had was scrumptious. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun for a large group
    DTAVLVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food and service . Had a large party and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 297 reviews are from the CRAVE - Coral Gables reviews archive.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Dmonty
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I made reservations for my GF's bday and 11 guests. Waiter took 4 ever 2 even approach our table for drinks. Once drinks were ordered, it was 30-45 mins B4 the waiter showed up to take the rest of our order. Fine, we placed the order, and the waiter failed to make sure our orders came to the table properly. We had orderd a non spicy Ceviche for my GF and we received a, spicy ceviche. Food seemed like it was prepared in a hurry. The sushi would fall apart easily and had to be eaten with a fork. Food tasted bland for the most part. The worse service i have ever seen anywhere, and obviously at the end when the bill arrives, a 20% gratuity is already included. Def will NEVER return or will NEVER recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dining experience
    LuvGreatFindsVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    After reading other reviews, I was nervous about trying this restaurant, but we had a very positive experience. Everyone had a delicious dish, and the service was excellent. Only at the end, did we wait a little for our dessert and check, but we were not in a rush, so we had a relaxing dinner. We had a party of five, and our dining time was 6:00 pm, which may have improved the service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT drinks sucky service bad food
    Foodiefeels
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This place was recommended to me by a friend that have excellent reviews. Unfortunately I can only talk from my experience. We went on a Monday night and it wasn't busy at all. The drinks took a while to come, but they were DELICIOUS!! However or appetizer (some type of garlic wings) was horrible! They were still pink inside!! Our steaks were dry and difficult to chew (and I ordered mine medium). Then our server KEPT DISAPPEARING!! It wasn't an awful experience because my husband and I always make the best of any situation as long as we're together. However we won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • emptynesters
    emptynesters
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We love the food at Crave, as always tasty however, the service was a little disappointing. The restaurant was not full I think our waiter may have had five or six tables and yet he was never around. We had to ask various times for water and when he brought the food never came back to check. We frequent CRAVE and have never had this type of service. Hopefully it will not repeat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BAD
    migqiin
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    If not for where its location no one should ever try it. Sorry.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was bad, the entree
    hypor2003
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Came before the appetizers and the price of the food is too high compared to the size of the plate. The only good was food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do not go
    Anna
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Worst experience ever. Several items we ordered were not available, fish and chicken was dry, food was cold. We send it back and came Lukewarm. No food was remarkable and e pensive for what it was.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent and enjoyable Environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    All employees are very well training on customer services. They are very courteous pendent to all client needs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Love this place for lunch but for breakfast is really bad!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loud and average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I went to dinner with friends and sat inside. The Miami Heat game was on, and was very loud. We asked for the volume to be lowered and it was. The food was just okay. I had a whole snapper and it had a lot of bones. Another friend had the Mahi Mahi, and said it was okay too. I guess, I am willing to give it another try in the future.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food great but not what I ordered
    MisterB
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Half way through my meal, a waitress approaches me and asks how my burger is. I said good. She says.."well it's the lamb burger." Similar thing happened to the table next to us. They gave their foot to another table. My wife and I counted 20 workers, 35 diners, and 4 hostesses. The manager was walking around and looked hip. But failed to notice my pregnant wife's empty water glass. He did make sure to help the 4 hostesses though. Our server had 8 tables was running around trying to make sure everything was ok. A couple came and sat at another table and left after 10 minutes because no one had taken their drink order. With 20 people on the floor the service should have been much better. Food was good but I will not be going back.
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  • “No plans on returning to Crave!”
    MrBear143
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    After receiving a coupon by mail to Crave where you ordered one entree and got the other free, my husband and I decided to finally give it a try. Our server was great, she was pleasant and very helpful and attentive. My husband ordered the boneless whole snapper and I ordered the pan roasted saebass. My husband was disappointed to find bones in his snapper making him not finish his plate and my plate was okay. We mentioned the fact of the bones in the snapper to our server and she was very apologetic and brought it up to the manager. The manager stopped by our table, gave a mediocre explanation, and went on his way. Not only did I think he lacked managerial experience and empathy, but the food as a whole was overpriced for the taste.
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  • good menu
    WritePlayLove
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Menu had a nice variety. Food was good quality and delicious. Items are a little pricey but the Happy Hour looks like a great deal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great birthday dinner
    Norky24
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Made reservations for a party of 10 and when we arrived we were seated right away. The servers were great they even out the playoff game for us and took of the music so we can hear the game.platesxare actually very food portion sizes. Drinks a little pricey but delicious and it's merrick park.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but terrible service
    Sushilover6
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The waitress took forever to come to our table and when she finally did, she was very nonchalant about taking the order. She took forever once more after the food was served and even longer to refill our drinks. When we asked for the dessert menu, she just set it on the table and didn't even tell us anything. I'm used to servers giving recommendations about desser or at least to explaining what each dessert has. The hosts also look at you up and down before sitting you down -- they should be the last ones judging given that they have to show their legs to make a living. I liked the happy hour prices but I doubt I'll be coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accomodating
    AdiK
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Went to Crave to celebrate my birthday with a big group. Manager was super cool and when I didn't like the table they'd set up for us, he immediately made different accomodations to please me. I really appreciated that! Food was great, drinks were great, had a lovely time!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time and last time
    mxtr
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We decided to take our niece to Sunday dinner and it was a complete disappointment. Service was awful, the Tuna which I ordered was bad, meaning the fish smelled which tell you that it was not fresh and had to send it back. The Burger was also not very tasteful and the Prime Rib was not what was expected. Too bad, as the first time, we had no problems with the food, but had problems with the bar. We do not expect to return nor recommend to anyone.
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  • Nice Evening in the Gables
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Out door seating was very nice. Table service was satisfactory. Food quality was reasonable for the cost. Overall a nice evening with the family for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baby shower celebration
    MFeresda
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I hosted a small baby shower celebration for 20. They gave us our table and an extra one for the cake and gifts. The server Hector was very helpful explaining the menu and seperated the checks without even asking. Food was very good and everyone had a great time. The guys hanged out at the outdoor bar and had a good time. Definitely a place in my list to gather groups. Thank you all so much for taking care of us :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.