CRAVE - Mall of America
CRAVE - Mall of America

CRAVE - Mall of America

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.craveamerica.com/
  • Phone: 9528545000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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    HAPPY HOUR Monday - Friday 3pm-6pm; Monday - Saturday 9pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Executive Chef Dave Schultz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, 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: HAPPY HOUR Monday - Friday 3pm-6pm; Monday - Saturday 9pm - close

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Ave
  • Public Transit: The Mall of America is accessible from several light rail and bus lines.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: CRAVE Mall of America is located on the 3rd floor of the west end of the mall (by Macy's).
A word from CRAVE - Mall of America
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 and glass accents 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 - Mall of America reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (60)great for lunch (57)fit for foodies (57)good for groups (53)kid-friendly (34)hot spot (24)notable wine list (22)vibrant bar scene (18)great for brunch (17)romantic (16)late-night find (15)neighborhood gem (13)scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Amazing staff and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Arrived with a large group that had expanded beyond my reservation. The hostess was incredibly friendly and accommodating and our group required 2 servers. Nicole and her partner (I can't recall her name) were outstanding. Friendly, fun and efficient! Great food and atmosphere for our large group who all thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • presentation please !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I ordered the Rib Eye ancho chili molasses glaze, potato purée, caramelized brussels 31.95 ! Meat thrown on top of the brussel sprouts and plain mash potatoes ! No garnish ,Absolutely no carmalization .Chili molasses sounds like a great combination maybe I'll get to try it some time. All in all Bad ,Bad presentation of what they call a 'SIGNATURE DISH' Not what one would expect to get for their 31.95.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sat service may be off...
    LivzerogVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went for an anniversary celebration on Sat as we were staying overnight at the new Radisson hotel. Not sure if it was because it wa a busy Sat dinner but the service was off. Our appetizer arrived before our drinks, which we ordered first. Our meal arrived and we had no plates to eat the sushi on, nor any soy sauce! Nothing special for an anniversary. I woul not recommend a weekend special occasion dinner, but food was good for a weekday lunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish!
    MBSoDak
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My girlfriend and I very much enjoyed a dinner here. The menu will suit almost any taste and the food is creative and served well. The deserts were also wonderful. We had a great time and enjoyed the people watching as well. We made a reservation while waiting in line?..so efficient!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite restaurant at MOA!
    Zicker
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great spot, especially if you like sushi. Don't miss the Godzilla roll.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improve your service
    joey
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Service is poor. The waiting is too long!!!! In fairness, the food was very good. For a slow Sunday evening, the service was too slow. Perhaps, there could be additional waitstaff needed match with very food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love Crave!
    ellie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Best food. Fantastic sushi. Awesome service. Our favorite place to eat...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was exceptional I have to eat gluten-free it was nice to have a good variety of food to choose from! Our waiter Rob was very nice and accommodating, he went above and beyond in service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way Over Priced
    JohnnyC
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Reminded me of the 80's When I was a kid back in the eighties, everyone thought the more you paid for dinner, the better it was. That's exactly how Crave felt. The quality of food for what you pay is light years apart. Our table of six all felt this way. We have been to The Butcher and the Boar, Ruth's Chris, The Bank, Murray's, and Oceanaire so we are no strangers to pricier restaurants. A couple of us ordered the Scallop dinner which came with a risotto that tasted like a first year student from The Cordon Blue College cooked and got a C- on. A passing grade but barely. A couple of the drinks on the menu were not available because they didn't prep enough ingredients that day. Service was good, food was ehh, price was way too high.
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  • Easy to get to within the mall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Park at Macy's 3rd floor and walk straight to Crave.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Review
    MyFavVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We've eaten at Crave MOA several times over the past 1 1/2 years. Overall I'd rate them a solid four. The food has been consistent in all our visits. The staff resolves issues immediately. I ordered the spicy shrimp alfredo. It was so spicy that I could not taste any flavor except for hot. The waiter took it back and replaced it with a proper order which was very good. I have not had one disappointing meal. The one inconsistency is with the staff and process. Sometimes we get the towels to wipe our hands, sometimes cold, warm, and overly hot. My wife loves the bamboo bites and for at least two visits, having the same waiter, we were told they were a new item, when that has been her only order for over a year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience at CRAVE
    MWDiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We enjoy people-watching at MOA, including while dining, and the wait-staff's smooth handling of a full Sunday noon restaurant with many kids-in-strollers families was a pleasure. Everyone got served as promptly as feasible with kid meals arriving w/ parents appetizers or salads. No kids or parents (or other guests) crying, total spotless cleanup of table/floor afterward, before next seating. We'd not been here on a busy Sunday before, usually here for weekday lunches, and were impressed. Our own (no kids) meal was a delicious repeat of a chicken pasta we'd had before. And, recommended by our server, the coconut cake was a happy ending -- HUGE portion size could have been cake for 3 but we two managed to polish it off.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was ok, the fish was a little bland. The server was great. The dessert was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid the patio
    browser
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    When making your reservation, be sure to specify inside seating unless you prefer talking over the noise of the adjacent amusement park. The food and service are great, but lack of ambience on the patio detracts from the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Mall of America
    RobB1975
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Crave is hit-or-miss around the city. But thought I'd try this one because it was worth 1,000 points. I had low expectations because of my previous experience and because of the 4 or more restaurants I've eaten at in the mall, the food has been pretty aweful..as if the Mall setting is cause to decrease quality even for chains that normally maintain a standard and consistent level of quality. Fortunately this Crave is an exception to the rule. The food was really good. The sushi was even so good as to be memorable. The cocktails were well made; the kid's food was not the usual Kraft Macaroni & Cheese; everything we received was very well made. My wife had one complaint about a salad but the manager took it off the bill. We'll eat here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hi
    norefills1
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My daughter and I always walk pass crave on the mall and if it wasn't for open table we would not have tried it but now that we did we will be back good service and food thanks crave and crave staff for a first time experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Avfd149
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is wonderful, every time. Service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SouthsideJake
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The waitress was very friendly, but Service was slow. The drink orders were very slow. The beer was warm and the food was cold. The AC above us was dripping all night on our table and they didn't move us to another table. We complained to the waitres 3-4 times at one point my client asked for an umbrella. I was entertaining some clients from out of town and was very dark and loud in the restuarant and made it hard to communicate. We will not be going back any time soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paige!!!
    Perfect
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Paige made it happen! A great server with a superb attitude and handled the large group of 15 so well.. great job Paige!!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very noisy. But we were six and seated right by sushi prep.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun
    MSPhot
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We loved the food. Staff totally friendly and recommendations we right on. Even the wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Food, Wonderful Service
    HighlandParkBrian
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We dined at CRAVE after a recommendation from a local and it didn't disappoint. We had a fantastic server who never missed a beat and wasn't overly annoying - like most are. The food was exactly as described by friends and the waiter......GREAT!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Had a couple specialty sushi rolls. They were great and at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service; too noisy
    Louise
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Crave has great food and service. We recently had lunch with three generations of women, and it was fun, but meaningful conversation is difficult because of the noise level. It is hard to carry on an extended conversation that includes everyone at the table. So, for dining when one only wants good food and idle conversation, it's great. Our server was gracious and attentive. The three teenagers had chosen the site. We adults, who would have appreciated an opportunity for meaningful conversation between the generations, left pleased with the food but a bit disappointed that this rare and precious time with generations was only about food and not about deeper fellowship.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Anniversary dinner ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and I have been there a number of times and have always loved it. This particular visit was for our 5th wedding anniversary. We had been given a gift card from my wife's parents and had made a reservation. We arrived about 30 minutes early and the hostess was happy to accommodate us while also telling us Happy Anniversary as well as any worker who came in contact with us. Our server was also nice enough to give us a complimentary dessert. The food was amazing as always. I got the crab crusted filet mignon and my wife got a special of the Enchanted Green Roll sushi which she describes as the best sushi she has ever had in her life. So many vibrant flavors. It was a truly amazing evening and we can't wait to celebrate there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great night for our family
    dadtreats
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    we met our son and family for their anniversary and we had a very nice evening
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food with great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My family and I chose this restaurant for dinner based on their menu. They use fresh ingredients and had a good gluten free menu. The service was excellent, I even asked to speak with the manager to compliment our server. The food was delicious and we all enjoyed a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good low carb lunch
    NormochkaVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    A great lunch for me since I am on a low carb program. The chicken Caesar salad fills the bill minus croutons. Nice choices. Good service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Group Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I'll I can say is the food, the atmosphere & especially the service were outstanding! I'd highly recommend Crave for any event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French encounter
    scorbin
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We brought our French exchange student there for appetizers, and it was her favorite restaurant she had visited. She loved the food. I thought the service was great. I didn't really care for our table. Kind of stuffed in the corner but everything else made up for it. One of my favorites for sure.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality did not justify cost
    mndiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was ok, especially the mediterranean appetizer. If the bill had been $45 I wouldn't complain, but for $80 for two people it was not worth while. Lots of other places at the Mall have better food for the same price, or less.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super Chic
    Kitkat399
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Everything from the service to the food was amazing. I had made reservations for a later time but decided to come early; they were very flexible and we got seated immediately. Even on a cheap budget, I found something within that budget and the item of my choice was amazingly good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great favors...great end to the day
    Foodlover
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    After a long day of work, we had a flavorful, eclectic, surprisingly unique meal. Started with Sushi rolls and Nigiri which some of our first time experiencers absolutely loved. Steak and fish was perfect. Finished off with dessert. I was a superstar for choosing the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An oasis amid MOA noise and motion
    MWDiner
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We were seated inside the main restaurant - a calm, beautiful, relatively quiet oasis amid the noise/constant motion at the Mall of America. The restaurant also has an open "patio" that overlooks the amusement park. Our appetizer - crab stuffed shrimp, & main - chicken and roasted mushroom fettucini - were outstanding in flavor & appearance. The sauce on the pasta was extraordianary - a smooth Mornay sauce with perfect addition of herbs, just enough to make you want to keep tasting the flavors. Service timing was excellent, tea refills offered promptly, bill handled accurately. One stop-by from the manager, who also kindly and knowledgeably answered questions about the herbs and food prep before I left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go for lunch, skip dinner
    CougarFoodie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Lunch menu is good with great variety and reasonable prices. Dinner is overpriced, unimpressive, slow service, limited choices. We noticed a server bringing out the wrong food to several tables. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lukewarm
    Hungry
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We've eaten at 2 Craves since they opened up - MOA & Edina many times. Both have consistently been mediocre in presentation & taste. Last visit I ordered stir fry which looked thrown on the plate and was lukewarm to the taste. My husband ordered a hamburger and said that his side was lukewarm, too. This seems to be a common problem at least at these 2 sites. Too bad since it started out great...I guess they just don't care anymore. Server we had was excellent and that's what made the evening...not the food!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always good
    20ellu03
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I've eaten at various Craves in the area - always a very consistently excellent experience. We were a group of ten, all had good things to say about the food; the server was great - attentive and even split the check 10 ways.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service Great - Food Not So
    Mpls
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Page our waitress was amazing. Food came out right away, but was hurried and tasted that way. Ribs (were on special) were tough and dry - strange.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I took my family here from out of town and the lunch was outstanding and the service was great. The atmosphere was casual but classy and we enjoyed everything we ate.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just like reviews
    BirderVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We had read the reviews about great food and poor service. Thought we'd try it anyway. Our reservation was for 9:30pm. We were seated promptly. First, the wine we ordered was not available. The appetizer was great. The blackened walleye was great too but my hamburger was overcooked and it was delivered with fries (I had ordered couscous). The waiter assistant took the plate back and my husband was done eating before my correctly prepared hamburger appeared 20+minutes later. Also, the couscous was delicious- but it was cold apparently it was supposed to be so, but I should have been told before I ordered it. There was no attempt to rectify anything for my wait.
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