CRAVE - LaSalle Plaza
CRAVE - LaSalle Plaza

CRAVE - LaSalle Plaza

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.craveamerica.com/
  • Phone: 6123321133x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Main Dining Room Hours:
    Sunday 11am-11pm
    Monday 11am- 11pm
    Tuesday 11am- 12am
    Wednesday 11am- 12am
    Thursday 11am- 12am
    Friday 11am- 1am
    Saturday 11am- 1am


    Rooftop Hours:
    Sunday - Monday 11am - 11pm
    Tuesday - Thursday 11am - 12am
    Friday - Saturday 11am - 1am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Executive Chef: Gerard Klass
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: CRAVE Catering is proud to offer a dynamic new approach to full-service and delivery 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 sales@craveamerica.com to inquire!
  • Entertainment: DJs on the Rooftop every Friday and Saturday in the summer.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th St. and Hennepin Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Validated ramp parking after 4pm. $5 for up to 2 1/2 hours.
A word from CRAVE - LaSalle Plaza
Evoking the tastes of the new American palate, familiar yet unforgettable! CRAVE delivers 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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CRAVE - LaSalle Plaza reviews from OpenTable diners
300 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (113)special occasion (110)good for groups (105)scenic view (91)hot spot (77)vibrant bar scene (76)fit for foodies (70)great for lunch (61)romantic (41)late-night find (40)neighborhood gem (25)notable wine list (20)kid-friendly (16)great for brunch (15)Show More
  • birthday bash
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I was very pleased with the service and food. I brought my boyfriend there for his birthday and It was perfect for the occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Costly
    Rosie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Nice place for "pre-show" dinner, just way too expensive. Poor value
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went to Crave after a play in Downtown Minneapolis. I was really looking forward to going there, and was really disappointed when it did not meet my expectations. We ate on the Rooftop, which was probably our first mistake. The service was just okay. My husband liked his burger, I did not care for my pasta. Basically, I felt like we paid a lot of money for food and service that was just okay.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • reservations were a mess!
    Sushilover
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I gave service 5 stars ONLY because our waiter was excellent!!! We had reservations at 6:45 and didn't get called to our table until 7:10. We were not happy at all and the host stand was chaotic. I have never had these problems at other CRAVE locations. I would not go back to this LaSalle Plaza restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overbooked and untimely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Arrived at reservation time only to wait 20 more minutes because no tables were available. And when I inquired with the hostess, she informed me we were still third in her list. We ended up having someone seat us at the sushi bar so we could get our orders in hopefully not be late to our next event. Waited 45 minutes for our food to arrive and couldn't even finish it because we were already late for our show! Very dissapointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underimpressed
    CIKE
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had scheduled a 6:30 dinner and noted we had an 8 pm show at the Orpheum. We arrived early and waited. At 6:40, my husband asked the hostess about our reservation - she wouldn't even look up and he interrupted her to which she said, "it will be a second". We were finally seated at 6:45. We immediately ordered our food and it did not arrive until 7:35. We had to eat fast in order to get to our show. Not sure if the sit was understaffed or what was going on but this was not enjoyable and the hostess was very rude to everyone.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Late food
    arturoandi
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food arrived at 7:42pm. Our reservation was at 6:30pm. We had to chow down to get to the 8pm show, which they knew we were going to. My burger was really pink and I ordered it medium well. We will not go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinner and a show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    we had dinner here before a show at the stages theatre. Food was good. It was a little disappointing that we got a show menu and not the full menu. It was limited when there were only certain things that you can eat. otherwise it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meh...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food way meh. Service was meh. It was so loud that you could not hear the person across the table. Would I go back? Most likely no.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    singer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time at Crave downtown. Awesome food. Excellent service. Our table overlooked the escalator inside the LaSalle building. Not the greatest ambiance. I am sure a table located further in the restaurant would be an improvement though. Next time I may request that. Will return. Everything else was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drowning in sauce
    lb827
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service was great to start. One of the managers even noticed that I had not eaten my soup (Tomato Basil Pesto - not good) and offered to take if off the bill. But once dinner arrived, service slowed down greatly. The food was also not good. I ordered the Sea Bass and my husband had the Ribeye. They were both drowning in sauce. When you order sea bass and ribeye, you would like to taste it. That was tough to do when the sauce was so abundant and overpowering. Very disappointing. Then the dessert took forever and when she did finally bring the check, she told us to take our time. This was after we mentioned we were attending a show. We had to quickly pay without even finishing the dessert.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for before theater
    wadechen
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Crave has a Theater menu catered to show goers. The meal was good and they have the timing down to make sure your meal is relaxing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Predicatable
    timetodine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    They know what they're doing. The formula works and is consistent. Glad to see Crave is still keeping the crowds coming. Very good at keeping us on time for the show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I understand that it is Saturday Night in Diwntown Minneapolis, so the place was crowded. We were seated outside the restaurant which was great for people watching but very loud with music above and a totally different music below. We ordered four meals. Two came hot, two cold. Asked for a gluten free menu, waitress forgot. So that person ordered steak off the menu. Ordered med rare it came very rare and was cold. Perhaps the waitress couldn't hear well either. All in all for the money the food and ambiance was not great
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    very noisy--hard to talk--parking in underground garage not honored after returning from the theatre across the street
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great happy hour!
    stpmeg13
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I don't think I've ever eaten anything here that wasn't on the happy hour menu. Their prices are great on appetizers and sushi during happy hour. They have a ton of interesting twists on your basic happy hour bar food - chicken wings, gauc, flatbread, etc.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My husband, two kids and I were up on the Crave patio before the Buddy Guy concert. We had a few appetizers, drinks, we each had a meal, got two desserts and our server Thea...who was knowledgeable and fun, even brought my husband a piece of cake for his birthday! Everyone was happy about the whole experience and our food was GREAT! We definitely spent enough $, but it was all worth it! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Appetizer
    Vintage52
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is the only Crave location in the Cities I have not dined at (Palomino's use to be one of our fav restaurants, so it's an awesome location downtown! Taking advantage of a beautiful day we decided to do the rooftop! Our waitress was pleasant; but our appetizer was brought to us after our meals arrived (once we reminded her) -arghhhhh! Near the end of our meal a DJ started playing music very loud which made conversation a bit more challenging. I think I would opt for in-door dining next time. If you are just going for drinks and appetizers - the outdoor patio would be perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst experience ever at Crave
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We went to dinner before a show and this was absolutely the worst experience we've ever had here and we dine here A LOT. We had to ask for water, our drinks took forever to get. The waiter seemed overwhelmed and had no idea what he was doing. My food was not prepared correctly and we had to hunt him down to tell him. By the time my steak was returned (and still not cooked properly), the others at the table were done eating. This meal was a disaster and a poor reflection on the restaurant. We had company in from out of town and he was less than impressed especially since we had said how good the restaurant is. Pretty embarrassing.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner
    LoveEatingOut
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We dined at Crave prior to going to a show at the Orpheum. Sierra waited on us and she was terrific. The food was fantastic and the service perfect.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lacking
    Njoydining
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Was 2nd party there and asked for booth-told only for allowed for 6, but would ask mgr. she never returned and we watched 4 booths get filled with 2 or 4...but not us. Mahi mahi and asparagus came unseasoned- no spices in preparation at all and no sauce for veg.- bland! Shrimp fettuccine sauce was very heavy. Had to ask for a chiller for white wine bottle and initially told they didn't have one. Put 2 tables together for group behind us so closely that my chair and person behind me touched. I moved to other seat at our table, but without view. Waitress never acknowledged the issue or my move. Dark and noisy. Have been there several times before and was ok. Not this time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great before te show
    David55446
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We booked a table for 4 before a show at the Orpheum. It's a great location. Our food, service, and the ambiance were excellent. Within the class of restaurants that Crave fits, I would give it 5 stars for our dinning experience. It fully met or exceeded my expectations for the evening. Thank you Crave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Minneapolis gem!
    Chez
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great place for pre theatre dining. Ate on the rooftop patio on a gorgeous evening. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE CRAVE!
    Michele
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was outstanding as was the service. It is quite loud in the main room so it was a little hard to hear our table of four talk but we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pay attention
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was a pre-show restaurant choice. Food was very good. Server was at times inattentive to our requests: we asked for a split of champagne to share, got 2 splits delivered. Also ordered a beer, which was brought without a glass. I'm all for drinking out of the bottle in a bar, but in a white table restaurant a glass should be routine when dining. When I asked for a glass, the response was "would you lie a glass for that". What I had just told him.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing "show menu"
    IHeartMpls
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I am a fan of Crave, so I don't want to let one sub-par experience ruin my opinion of the restaurant. This was my first evening dining at Crave on the same night of a sold-out show at the Orpheum, and I was not aware that the menu would be drastically reduced to a "show menu" to keep the kitchen running smoothly. For a restaurant normally as busy as Crave, this made no sense to me. The service was slower then normal and the "grapefruit" salad we ordered as an appetizer contained exactly 2 tiny pieces of grapefruit. The manager seemed aware that there were many diners unhappy with the salad and comped ours, which was very kind of him. From now on I will be calling ahead to find out if it is a "show" night before heading to Crave.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scott
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service and atmosphere are great. Food was OK - appetizer (tuna tataki) was outstanding but entrees were just OK.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ginger
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Calamari appetizer was hot, light and delicious, but the rest of the food underwhelmed....the walleye and the crunchy roll were bland looking and tasting, the potatoes that came with the walleye were not hot, had a previously cooked and reheated taste, and were extremely over-salted. The $90. price including tip was outrageous for 1 cocktail, 1 appetizer, and 2 entrees! Our waitress was friendly and competent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    james01
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Will not return for some time. Our drinks took forever to get and the food was served luke warm at best. Used to be one of our favorite spots.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-show Orpheum
    Warts
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    A wonderful dining experience all around but especially outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great rooftop
    ElsaVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We dined on the rooftop, definitely a go to for happy hour. It's a bit noisy and you do not get the full menu from the roof deck. But for drinks and small bites, the roof top dining works.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • good food, poor service
    WineloverVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We celebrated my sister's birthday at Crave and the nearby Book of Mormon. She and I ordered a bottle of wine- first it didn't come, then when it did it was the wrong wine. Took 30 minutes to get the wine! The food was good. Our server told the birthday girl she would get chocolate cake but brought it so late she couldn't enjoy it. The two men at the table split the bill on their 2 credit cards- my husband's bill was half the check and an additional check for $95. By the time the management got it straightened out (it was from a previous customer's bill...) my husband was nearly late for the show! The other Crave restaurants in the Minneapolis area have been great with wonderful service. This one needs lots of help!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    jackm1VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Reserved a dinner before "the Book of Mormon". Limited show menu. Atmosphere during the day was dark and uninviting. Simply too many other options in the area.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    NaniKae
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My two friends and I had a wonderful dining experience at Crave after seeing a Sunday matinee at the Orpheum Theater. The food was excellent and the service was right on par. My favorites were the Margaritas and the Coconut Cake for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great before a show
    missymissy47
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Loved eating at Crave before going to a show at Orpheum! I had sushi and the hubby had a burger - both were great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Vivienleith
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It had the best of EVERYTHING we were craving so the name of the place was definitely appropriate!! We shared sushi, flatbread, & a HUGE salad!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    gopherfan
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Good food, but you pay a premium for it. The key lime desert is heavy on the lime, and fries are the small thin versions found at other places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Rico
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have eaten here many times and always enjoy the atmosphere, the food and mostly the company. Give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid crave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Pre theater. Over booked, noisy and poor service. I ordered a Cosmo that was served half full. I pointed it out to our waiter who agreed and then brought out a normal looking drink that tasted awful. It must have been straight gin with cranberry. I then pointed it out to the manager who's only response was I'll take it off the bill. I told him to taste it and he refused.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great rooftop
    FrostyVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    ...and the shrimp tacos are excellent. Another favorite is the Beef and Beet salad. I enjoy doing my business lunches on the rooftop.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.