CRAVE - Galleria
The menu surprised us sinceThe menu surprised us since some items we were used to seeing we're no longer available.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest ServiceI have been to this Crave a number of times. We had the best waiter. He was very professional. I was very impressed with the service for our large group with kids.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBummer they got rid of theirBummer they got rid of their normal sea bass dish it was my fav!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM45th AnniversaryOur 45th anniversary was a great experience! We were disappointed that our on-line reservation indicating that this visit was special to us and that we would like to sit at a preselected spot in the restaurant was ignored. When we brought this up with the young lady who welcomed us we were told that the restaurant was very busy. We were seated in the corner near rest rooms. I took a stroll over to the table we had requested and it was indeed available and we requested to be reseated which was done.
Our server, Denise, was wonderful once again, we have celebrated at Crave for three years and Denise has been our server in 2012 and 2013. She should receive some recognition for her work! Food...no question...tremendous!!
Thanks from the Klincks6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food....Never dissapointed!Crave is one of our favorites in the twin cities. I try to do something new each time and have never been disappointed. The presentation is always excellent and adds to the fun dinning experience. The meal is pricey but not overpriced! With one exception...the stingy pours of wine....and that has been consistent on each visit. Regardless, the dining experience is exceptional. If you want a deal gift cards are available at Costco for $79.00.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Bamboo roll is AMAZING!!!!The Bamboo roll is AMAZING!!!! Loved the pesto stuffed shrimp appetizer too! Always love CRAVE and have never left disappointed.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good. Sat at a romanticFood was good. Sat at a romantic table in the sunroom. The lighting was too bright and they could not dim it6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently DeliciousMy boyfriend and I frequent Crave a lot and everytime we have great service and great food. We will be back soon!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHostess Stand Detracts From RatingThree follow up calls to the restaurant to get my Open Table reservation confirmed rather than cancelled at check-in. Hostess asked for and typed in the name of my guest, then sat him at a different table, so our lunch meeting started 15 minutes late. Need to hire hostess for brains, not just for looks.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGood grubI love sushi and the selection and flavor was outstanding!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best places toOne of the best places to eat while shopping in the Galleria/Southdale area. Very good miso halibut with stir fried vegies on special menu. Wish they wouldn't charge for bread, but the bread is good. Nice "garden" room in back.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMCrave never disappoints.We celebrated a double graduation in our family at Crave for the Sunday brunch. It was served family style and worked out great. The all-you-can-eat for one price made it easy to control the cost and the food was delicious. They never disappoint.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGalleria Big Bowl decor updatedBig bowl has updated the bar area with an attractive array of happy hour food and drink specials. This also applies to the outdoor seating area. Indoors they have added a wider, longer horseshoe for the bar so there are a generous number of seats in reach of the bar staff. There are also some lighting updates to the bar area that help create an atmosphere that is more separate from the restaurant. Two or three high-top tables remain but the big enhancement is in actual bar stools.
This upgrade makes Big Bowl a choice for Happy Hour that may be less congested than other area restaurants.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day BrunchRequested booth for 5 was available on time and in a perfect location for our party! Food choices were heavy on the breakfast selections, would like to have more lunch oriented items. Beef was a little too rare for my taste but turkey was fine. Outstanding pastry selections and cold appetizers and fruit selections were good as well. Our waiter was excellent without being overbearing, given the crowd he was outstanding. A little pricey, would recommend for special occasions or business lunch/dinner.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat option for brunch. GoodGreat option for brunch. Good food selection with consideration to kid food.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCRAVE delivers! a sure thing..The food is delicious, fresh and flavorful. Especially noteable given the variety of their menu. A particular surprise that was AMAZE was that in addition to the awesome sushi chef's, they must have brought in an incredible pastry chef because everything was different..yet the croissants were warm, flaky, buttery.. and reminded me immediately of mornings in Italy.
We were caught in the construction traffic, stuck for an hour, the hostesses were great each time we called with our ETA. There was no way we were turning around. :) My Constant CRAVE-ing is the Kogi beef tacos- Just curious- how many people ate out for Mother's day? How many of them received a tweet to see how the experience was?5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Good brunchWe thought the Mother's Day brunch was "very good," not great. It had some of the usual brunch items. But, there were several things we could not eat. For example, they had some tempting-looking enchiladas, but they were all chicken. How hard would it be to make half of them just cheese? My other complaint is they had no omelets. What, no omelets at a brunch? They had some scrambled egg types of things but I expected a small omelet station for the price they were charging.
The dishes they had were all nicely made. The salads were tasty but only a few of them. The deserts were heavenly and small bites. By the end of the meal my wife and I were stuffed so small ones were perfect. We'd consider going back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI crave CraveI have been to Crave a half dozen times and have an excellent meal everytime. This past visit I brought my team from work of 12 employees so we were able to taste a large cross section of appetisers and entries. Everyone in my group was delighted with their meal. For a semi fancy restraurant, the entries portion where fairly large. The sushi was excellent and plentiful. My favorite appetizer was the lemon glazed chicken wings. The prices were in line with similar type restraurants. I did not see the drink prices so I am not sure how they compare with other places. I highly recommend Crave for any occasion.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for lunchGood spot, great location and wonderful food and service. All was super.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMexican RollThe Mexican Sushi Roll is FANTASTIC. Server was not attentive. Left us waiting to order drinks, and check. Someone else offered to get our check, and collect our credit card.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful timeMy colleague and I had a wonderful dinner. Great service, great food. Our waitress recommended things, answered questions, had a nice way about her: thoughtful, interested, polite. In fact I would say one of Crave's strength's is that everyone is polite, there to serve and interested in one enjoying the whole experience not just the food. They took care of us in a very real and thoughtful way.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. Not tooFood was very good. Not too noisy during the lunch hour. Good place to talk4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food combinations thatGreat food combinations that are always interesting and excellent!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went as a family of fourWe went as a family of four on a Saturday night and used Open Table for a quick reservation. The place was buzzing yet we could hear one another, the kids menu was perfect for our boys and our meals were both fantastic. We're never disappointed with Crave.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI spilled soy sauce on myI spilled soy sauce on my shirt and my server offered me a glass of club soda without having to ask her for it. Constantly checked on our table to see how we are doing and quick with water refills. Two thumbs up!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMfriendly service, fast service,friendly service, fast service, great value for great food.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI left my credit card on theI left my credit card on the table and the waiter turned it in and I rec'd it back the next day. I really appreciated the honesty. Service was great and we really enjoyed a family lunch.....4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMServer was well trained.Server was well trained. We were a party of two and seated next to a large family party with small children running around. it was cute for a short time then a distraction. Seating was very crowded.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe sushi on this day wasThe sushi on this day was so good. Everything was made perfectly.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Sunday night sushi specials:)Great Sunday night sushi specials:) definitely worth the visit!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall excellent. Food andOverall excellent. Food and wait staff are terrific. Nice wine selection. A great combo of fun and fine dining!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAppetizer was great. FoodAppetizer was great. Food was good. It was very noisy. Service was great.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellentExcellent...loved it
JoJo was very helpful and a fabulous asset to our experience4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster buffet was spectacular,Easter buffet was spectacular, and a very fair price. Both the hot and cold tables were varied, original,impeccably prepared, and carefully presented. So varied were the choices, that I believe we could return and eat a totally different, but equally satisfying brunch. Service was friendly and attentive.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service has been excellentThe service has been excellent and ambience was wonderful and festive. The Buffet was a little less impressive than I had anticipated. The carving station roast beef was so tough that we couldn't cut it with a butter knife. That was very frustrating. The fruit offered was mediocre melons, grapes, pineapple--no berries :( WAIT! I take that back, there was 1 strawberry on top--but the guy in front of me was lucky to score it. For someone whom loved pastries, sweets, etc. this was a dynamite buffet. Just not up to "Crave" standard (was my opinion). At least not $30 worth. I would have charged $14.95 at most. Very overpriced for mac & cheese/cheesy eggs, biscuits and gravy. I guess I must have paid for the ambience & the great service!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great restaurantThis is a great restaurant with a wonderful selection, including great sushi. However, the alcohol is quite pricey. If you're looking for a Happy Hour with great food, this would be good, but if you're looking for a reasonably priced drink, I'd look elsewhere.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Brunch had a tastyEaster Brunch had a tasty and interesting selection. Service excellent and polite.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful lunch experience.Wonderful lunch experience. The chicken, apple ,Brie sandwich was delicious. My guest had the salmon sandwich which was awesome. The crab and shrimp appetizers was very delicious.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBeyond Basic, Reliable and HealthyVery good. Someone froze the lamb so no lamb burger but otherwise very good.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a birthday celebrationWe had a birthday celebration that included 2 teenagers and 4 adults. The teens loved their food selections and that the servers talked directly to them. We all had great food and a great time!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the soup/salad with 1/2Love the soup/salad with 1/2 sandwich. My dad and I love this place and are always surpised at how delicious (and affordable a $10 lunch meal is). We are excited to try out 1/2 off sushi after 4pm on Sundays!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI met up with family to celebrateI met up with family to celebrate a birthday and we had a wonderful time! the food was amazing! We got the crab and artichoke dip, the steak salad, and the grilled salmon salad, which were all fantastic!! The service was fast and very friendly. I hadn't been to the Galleria location before but I'll be going a lot more since it is so close to me!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat salad. Had the blackGreat salad. Had the black and blue and it was perfect. everyone in our party really enjoyed their food and the service was perfect.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMCrave was a great choice forCrave was a great choice for our dinner as a place to introduce our friends to sushi. Crave has great sushi options to try plus a wide variety of other menu choices that we knew they were more comfortable with. Thank you, Crave for the many options.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE Crave at the Galleria in EdinaLove Crave at Galleria. I've been to the other locations of Crave, but this is a favorite of mine and my families. We like to have special family celebrations here and also when we're just looking for a special meal. GREAT choice for us!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was very professional.The staff was very professional. Fast service and good food3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCrave has a fun atmosphereCrave has a fun atmosphere and delicious food! What's great is they have so many different things on their menu so everyone can be happy!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCEOWe needed a good place to meet a client where our conversation was competing with other tables to be heard. Crave was perfect all around. Will do it again for sure.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMContemporary decor with fireplacesContemporary decor with fireplaces sprinkled throughout. It was crowded but service was attentive. Food was delicious but I wish there were more vegetarian options as half of our group doesn't eat meat. Everybody was very happy with their food though. The occasion was my daughter's 14th birthday. She's a bit shy so I was worried about some obnoxious scene at the table with clapping servers. Instead, one of the staff came over when she got her piece of cake and sang an absolutely beautiful rendition of "Happy Birthday". It was a priceless picture of her in front of the cake with the candle burning transfixed by a happy birthday serenade. All in all a great night.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fantastic lunch --We had a fantastic lunch -- ordered the Bento Box for the first time, and will definitely have that one again. Also ordered a favorite, the Caprese flatbread. Really great food done well, and we appreciate the variety of choices on the menu.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM