CRAVE - West End
CRAVE - West End

CRAVE - West End

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cravewestend.com/
  • Phone: 9529336500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday 10am-10pm
    Monday 11am- 10pm
    Tuesday 11am- 10pm
    Wednesday 11am- 10pm
    Thursday 11am- 11pm
    Friday 11am- 12am
    Saturday 11am- 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, American
  • Executive Chef: Amber Severtson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), 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!
  • Special Events: Groups larger than 9 people require a phone reservation

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Place and 16th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and self parking available.
A word from CRAVE - West End
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, 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
CRAVE - West End reviews from OpenTable diners
270 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (95)great for outdoor dining (93)good for groups (90)hot spot (89)fit for foodies (80)vibrant bar scene (72)special occasion (64)neighborhood gem (58)great for brunch (36)romantic (31)late-night find (28)notable wine list (27)kid-friendly (18)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Even though there was only 2 of us the original table was too small if you are planning to eat. Drinks only it would have been fine. They did move us to a larger table which made the dinning experience wonderful
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crave is fun
    JNCD
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I always enjoy Crave that night my friend and I felt like having sushi and wings. It was good! The hit was the lamb meatballs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The tenderloin tip sliders were so tough I could barely eat them. The manager was very responsive and took the price off of the bill. I requested a quiet table. We were seated next to a table of 10. What is the logic of that? There were other tables available that were quiet so we requested to move and was accomadated.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    suriVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I made a reservation at the Crave in Westend, but knew I wanted to sit outside because the weather was so beautiful! When I arrived I was told there was NO Outdoor seating as the were closing up outside seating. Very Disappointed!! As we were leaving, we saw several tables that were being served outside. The manager, Gina said they changed their minds and did not say anything to us!! Poor Customer Service!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies who Lunch like Crave!
    FashionistaMom
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Nice wine list! Updated menu has some new appetizers that are great to share while not too heavy. I like that sushi is an option but there's so many other options! Kids menu has quite a few choices as well including kids fruit sushi, fun! We always have a good experience at Crave!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • coatVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    our server jesse was excellent. the food was very good and a nice environment to celebrate our anniversary
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    Chezanimalhair
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    It was my birthday brunch and right away the server and I realized we had the same name (Amy) and it was all laughter and jokes and FUN the whole time. Amy is a great server, we had a blast. The food was good too. We were there when it was empty enough that noise wasn't an issue, but I could tell it would be noisy later just because of all the cement and glass. But it was fine for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delicious new menu
    BreK
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Foie Gras burger was amazing. Cocktails are always well executed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good sushi
    Lizz
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I went with a group of friends that wanted to try sushi and I decided that lunch at Crave on a Saturday was the best option since it's quiet and they have a good selection. My friends left feeling satisfied and excited about coming back and trying new options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal Ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We tried Crave for our Anniversary celebration; my wife called it "the best meal ever"! (and I agree!). The food was wonderful, the staff excellent and attentive. We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meeting space
    Bjm05
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Crave was extremely accommodating in our need for semi-private dining space. They met our needs and more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • ddddddddddddd
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Todd, our waiter, was great! Just the right attention, good humor and catered to my birthday girl's requests. Thanks so much!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Experience Yet
    ajbellVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Most of my trips to Crave have been misses. Not the best service and just mediocre food. Leah was our server and she was outstanding. Everyone loved their food. Huge improvement on both fronts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodygirlVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a 5:45 reservation on a Saturday night before a movie…seated us in the "back" room…plenty of spots in the main restaurant. Took a lot away from the dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crave
    Luvtwoeat
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We went to Crave last night with a group of six and everyone was pleased with their meal ( the crave burger , scallops, pasta ) and sushi to share. It was a bit loud and difficult to carry on a conversation without raising your voice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the new menu
    LuluVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I've always enjoyed taking clients to CRAVE but this time, they outdid themselves. The new menu is fantastic. I had the salmon salad and it was terrific. Even better than the salmon salad I used to get, which I thought was very good. My client got the steak salad and she was very pleased as well. There were a number of things on this new menu I want to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable lost our reservation!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Restaurant was great, but OpenTable lost our reservation. Luckily, CRAVE still made room for us during the lunch rush and we had a fabulous meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • edinamom
    EdinamomVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We are very unhappy with the new menu. We have visited this restaurant frequently. Now our favorites are gone and the replacements do not appeal to us. I'm afraid we won't be going here much until the next menu change.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Crave at West End
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Originally seated at a four top in the middle of the restaurant. Asked for a booth next to the window - they accommodated us quickly and happily. Food was great as usual.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Sushi was good. Chinese-style chicken and noodle salad was unbalanced and the rice noodles were stiff and not cooked sufficiently. Other food was good, neither impressive nor lacking. We requested a cupcake and candle for an elderly guest celebrating a birthday; the server brought the check before that dessert came, and the dessert never came. The manager gave us a generous gift card to compensate for the error, but that's the only reason we'll be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Reetz
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    You had the best blackened walleye tacos ever so I was extremely disappointed to find they were no longer on your menu. My guest and I always come to Crave for our luncheons and both of us always order the blackened walleye tacos. The Walleye cakes were okay but not worth returning to Crave to eat. I am perplexed as to why something so successful and popular* is removed. Were your chefs bored with it? *The manager indicated they were a very popular item as did our server. Most unfortunate. Please let me know if and when you plan to put them back on your menu, otherwise I'll seek a replacement elsewhere. Thanks for asking.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    LucylovesRicky
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is the second time in a row that I have eaten at Crave and found the service to be less than adequate. Seems the servers are spread too thin or just not attentive.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service and bad food
    patriclp4
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Took our drink order quick. Didn't see server and trainee for 20 minutes. Took second drink order, said she'd be back to take food order in a minute. Didn't see her for 15 more minutes. Food came out 20 minutes later, all the sushi tasted terrible. Missed our movie. Second time this has happened.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • long wait
    MamaVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We were seated outside and after a half hour I looked at my friend and said isn't it wierd nobody has come over to say hello…. I asked the water guy to send someone over. A gal came over to apologize and said she would comp drinks and an appetizer. I ordered a drink. We ordered a app. Then another gal came over and said she would comp another app because my friends don't drink. So another app came out. When it was time for the check she asked if we wanted seperate checks we all agreed yes. My check had the drink on it which the gal said she would comp. I did not say anything because I was not up for another critical thing. I feel I should have gotten the drink because it was offered… we enjoy Crave we go here alot because the food is good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what I was hoping
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We did not have the experience we were hoping for...our food was not great. I had sushi and my husband had the lamb meatballs with pasta. The sushi was worse than grocery store sushi---will not order that there again. My husbands pasta had good taste but the meatballs were not good...all you could taste was red pepper. Our drinks were good but will not eat there again for awhile...bummer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay, not great. Loud and skimpy
    fatboy55
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went to Crave with three friends. We ate early, about 6:45pm. Yes, it was Saturday night but the restaurant was really loud. We ended up yelling at each other just to have a conversation. Food was okay. My friend had the pork tenderloin. Not sure he liked it as it appeared over cooked and a skimpy serving. Other meals were okay in taste but presentation was weak. I had the Bison burger which could have been hamburger for all I know. No distinct taste to it. Service was fine although the waiter tried to up-sell us on a complicated dinner salad when all we wanted was a simple salad. The up-sell is annoying. I've been to Crave many times with a better experience than what I experience this week.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but expensive
    ASK26
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was good but for 2 apps and 2 glasses of wine $60 seems quite steep.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, OK Service
    midwestcoaster
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    4 of us ate here before heading off to a painting class nearby. I should have made the reservation for earlier - I hadn't allowed enough time to eat and get to the class in time. We realized shortly after we sat down that we were rushed. I mentioned it to the server with apologies. As soon as our food arrived, I mentioned that we'd like the check - again, with apologies and again, mentioning that it was because we had somewhere to be. When our server brough the checks, he made a comment to the effect of, "just don't tell my manager." I thought he might have just been making a joke, but others in my group were offended by this comment. Regardless, the food was great and it was nice to be able to share sushi or order individual entrees.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Crave
    foodisgood
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Scallops were tepid, mushy and flavorless, my wife had a luke warm, mushy, flavorless salmon. Both were highly recommended by the server. Kale salad was all kale, no other greens, the plate was not done professionally, bar service was so slow the waitress comped two beers. The food was the second worst meal we have ever had. We will not be returning to Crave
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    LakeShoreLocal
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I've always had a good meal at this location. A little noisy if you're near the bar. Excellent service as well.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We're ready!
    RockyVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Service was so slow. Dirty plates sat on table for a long time, water glasses sat empty, dessert delivered with no silverware, then waited forever for our bill. Very disappointing. Our server was disengaged, she needs to read her customers better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mjlodico
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The only complaint I have was we indicated it was our anniversary via Open Table & there was no mention of this by the host or server. Previous experience at other locations for acknowledging a special occasion was better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Day of New Menu
    Greatservice
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I've been a long-time supporter of CRAVE...love the food, ambiance, and vibe. Unfortunately, my friends went on the same day they changed the menu and our server was CLUELESS. He didn't know what vegetables came with anything. He didn't know the entrees and how they were served. We asked his opinion and he hadn't tasted anything. It was just bad. Hope to have better luck the next time I go.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Kelsey86
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food is always good here, great sushi and happy hour. I would recommend this place to anyone as they have a large menu with many choices to food to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favs
    EATit
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I love Crave West End! This was my husband's first visit and he ordered the sushi. The portions are a great value, especially since the food is OUTSTANDING. I've never noticed how loud the restaurant gets because I typically go for a drink and apps with friends.....but this time I had my husband and three children. It was far too loud for a conversation at the round table for 5. So, I highly recommend this place for a date or just a one on one get together with a friend. It's too loud for larger groups...you'd have to yell across the table. The food just might be worth the lack of conversation though. LOL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pts42
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Restaurant has a great appearance on arrival. Food very mediocre, wine list just okay but overpriced. Waitress moderately helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • brunch at crave
    nansVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    a friend & i had brunch at crave. we both liked it & will definitely go back. the service was very good. the food was very good & plentiful
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had reservations & we had great food! The pancakes werer huge! French toast was really good also
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    Ian58952
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I love Crave but this time was one of the best experiences I've ever had. The waitress we had was amazing and I'm looking forward to their redone menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Sushi
    Cris
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our food was wonderful, presentation was excellent and service was very good. Our server was slow to greet us but then she was a wonderful resource for the best sushi. Our evening was wonderful - however after we paid our bill the water service stopped as did clearing of our table while we talked. We could've used another drink despite already paying - however we never saw our server again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic