CRAVE - Mall of America
CRAVE - Mall of America

CRAVE - Mall of America

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.craveamerica.com/
  • Phone: (952) 854-5000
  • 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
172 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (64)good for groups (59)special occasion (55)great for lunch (52)kid-friendly (32)hot spot (31)romantic (23)vibrant bar scene (22)notable wine list (20)great for brunch (16)late-night find (15)neighborhood gem (10)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • KateVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The lamb meatballs were delicious and as always, the caprese flatbread was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    mom4review
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Definitely will come back again in the future. Enjoyed dinner with my husband. Our dinner cost was around $120.00 for two cocktails, one appetizer, two entrees and two desserts. Great cocktail menu. I enjoyed the blueberry mojito, excellently mixed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but not the best service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I have been to crave at the moa a few times and 2 out of the 3 times our waiter had forgot our appraiser. The main course will show up by the time we realize they forgot and it's not so great eating an appetizer for dessert. The manager always gives us the app for free but I'd rather go somewhere where the service was better. Otherwise the food tastes great and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crave never disappoints.
    MorganVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food was great and the service was even better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    BarbG
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I always enjoy this place. It's got great energy and a friendly staff. The menu has something for everyone and the sushi is wonderful! I don't like nori but they always wrap it in soy or rice paper for me. The food is interesting and I like to try new things. Great salads and walleye cakes. I like their flatbread pizzas, too. It gets busy so I usually make reservatiopns. The only suggestion I would make is that they give buzzers when you have to wait for a table so you could run and do a little shopping nearby while you wait. But overall, just a great place!! Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service all around
    BeckyB
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Our table was not ready when we had a reservation for 7:30pm. It was another 15-20 min before being seated. It took a long time for the server to show up for a drink order. The drinks came after the appetizers ordered. I have had the Kogi Beef tacos at the DT Minneapolis location and they were much better. The Kogi beef was very salty. The duck flatbread was fantastic. We tried to pay the bill and the server lost our credit card and we had to wait another ten minutes or so before it was found. Overall, it wasn't impressive because everything was so slow.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Poor reservation time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Our reservation was at 7:30 & we weren't seated until 8:15. Not even one apology. We then waited at our table to order for another 20 minutes. I was brought the wrong drink (but she did bring me the right one and made it right!) and we didn't get our waters refilled until we had asked and placed all our glasses at the end of the table as a reminder. I would never return here. There are other Craves in the area that I would visit before ever coming back. I would absolutely NEVER make a reservation here again seeing as it does not actually mean you have a reservation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for Girls Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This is our favorite rendezvous place on a Friday night. We can have a few cocktails, some amazing sushi and LOTS of laughs. Great service, atmosphere and again - AMAZING sushi. We tried the garlic lemon wings this time and they were OUT OF THIS WORLD! We love Crave!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    BluedonutVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We actually had an issue with one of the sushi rolls we ordered, and both the manager and our server (Molly) were super accommodating and understanding. Everything else was spectacular!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service.
    kuchschoice
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Crave is a solid choice to make. Chick wings are amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Community partner
    YhfyjiVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I love that CRAVE partners with a charity each month! We really appreciate their support for the MN Zoo and its conservation efforts! Also the food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crave is always delicious!
    BetsyVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I enjoy dining at Crave. I did notice that the menu was much shorter than I recall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KateVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was delicious as always. Service was quite slow on this visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We enjoy having dinner here whenever we shop at MOA. The service is always friendly, not pushy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    mj1064
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Crave is a great restaurant option at the MOA. The staff were friendly, the food was delishous, and best of all, the restaurant was very kid friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and fun
    Ginger
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Took a group of 6 to cinner - we were seating facing the amuzement park within the Mall - so a bit noisy but it was fun and food/service were great
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to meet
    DayTripper
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Met up with a friend for a light dinner & drinks and was pleasantly surprised at how lively the atmosphere was at this Crave location. Since it was at MOA I thought would be a less lively crowd and lots of tired shoppers...it was far from it! Had a great dinner with great service at the table & at the bar! Great choice for an after work pit stop!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • StPaulguyVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    went for dinner sushi was good and my daughter liked the burger
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A so-so experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The tables in the middle of the restaurant (between the rows of booths) are much too close together, making for a crowded seating area. We were seated close to the kitchen, and it was quite noisy and difficult to have a private conversation. Our waitress was darling and friendly, but we didn't get one of the appetizers we ordered and one of our dinner orders needed to be sent back because of a mistake. Not sure whose error. Wine list is nice and the food was good, but overall experience was just okay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Sushi was great. Lots of variety and interesting looking dishes. Cannot wait to go back and try more items. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty goid
    EVWTForever
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Crave was an overall good place with quality food and a low key ambiance. The only thing I didn't necessarily like was the low variety of foods offered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too many challenges
    Reconsider
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I can't recommend going to Crave at the Mall of America. I hosted a dinner for 6 team members. Two team members had the incorrect drink order. My salmon was under cooked and not made to my order request. The topping of the evening was, a dessert order was in order as well. The serve did take the salmon off the bill. I have had better experiences at other Crave restaurants, which is why I was willing to go to the Mall of America.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Tonya, our server, was exceptional. Attentive and knowledgeable, made the experience complete. Great food, including sushi roll and salad, as well as, appetizer. It pays to reserve thru open table as walk ups had a 1/2 hour wait, but we got thru with only a reservation made a couple hours prior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Actually great for kids!
    Family4
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was a bit nervous bringing my 11 and 7 year old to CRAVE at MOA and was pleasantly surprised. Not only did they have a coloring/activity sheet with a kids menu, they brought out a bowl of fresh grapes and orange wedges without requesting for the kids to snack on. They were also very helpful with my son when he ordered Sushi, as I am not very knowledgeable and he loves it. I usually only go there with my husband or for a business dinner. Our family will definitely be back. And we will probably order the Coconut Cake again. It was WONDERFUL! Not too sweet - and quite light as far as desserts go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brithday
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My family and friends had an amazing time here. Our server was so nice and kind. Our food came on time and we didn't have to wait too long even though the house looked full. Just had a really good first time experience which it's hard to find now adays. I will be coming back soon! Sarah was awesome!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food outstanding! -
    Out4dinnerVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Loved the food and the waitress. Getting my table was another story.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crave-MOA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I love to go to Crave when I get the chance. I love the Godzilla roll and even though I look through the menu over and over I still order it. Amazing food and a great place for me to meet my clients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Nick93
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food was absolutely amazing! Wonderful ambiance and energetic atmosphere. Service was a little slow but waiter was very helpful and informative. He knew the menu items very well, which was very helpful in making a decision on what to order. I will be definitely returning to this establishment very soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    SushiFans
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our family loves to have Sushi after shopping at MOA. Great food. Our only complaint is that the bar service is consistently slow.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the steak salad
    MNPats
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Loved our steak salad so much...we'll be back for it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place, 3rd time eating there..
    DinnerVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Been here numerous times, food is consistently good, service is really good. We have one error on the timing of an appetizer and lunch coming out together...but the waitress took care of it, which shows they care about the customer...will definitely continue to eat there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Crave
    MarybelleVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday, the food was good but the service was very slow. We waited quite a while for drinks from the bar and for the server which was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice choice
    dawniesan
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Met a friend I don't see often. We really wanted to visit and catch up. We were seated in a nice booth, per my reservation request. Nice menu selection. Wait staff answered our questions which helped us make up our minds on what to order. Food was very enjoyable. Good quality ingredients and fresh. Very attentive service. They didn't rush us out. I would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Galleria mall in Edina MN mostly, but this visit we were at MOA with clients of my husbands. The service was very slow by drink taking order I asked for 3 specific wines of Kendall Jackson red, Joel Gott red and another one and Crave had none of them. So then we ordered and one of the guys ordered filet cooked a bit over medium but not well done. It was very rare when it came, and he rqsted it with asparagus and it came with brussel sprouts which he hates. It then came back after 10 minutes...with broccolli....really. We recd and ate most of our food by the time, cust. recd incorrect cooked meal. For the delay and mistakes it should of been offered a discount of some sort and it was not!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • presentation please !
    groma
    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
  • Sooo disappointed
    Raven54
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary at the BLU and decided to try Crave based on the reviews. We like the food at Crave, West End but this is not the same. The scallops were ok but my steak was awful (now I know why they give you a big steak knife). The vegetables were lukewarm and tasteless. Our waitress was very busy and we seldom saw her after taking our order. The manager asked how our food tasted but rushed by with stopping to hear our reply. A busboy scooped up our half eaten plates before we could express our displeasure. Our waitress dropped the bill and took my card without asking about our meal and without stopping. She must have sensed our disappointment. My wife said we should have eaten in the foodcourt!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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.
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.