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
CRAVE - West End reviews from OpenTable diners
293 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (122)good for groups (116)great for outdoor dining (116)special occasion (99)hot spot (89)fit for foodies (87)vibrant bar scene (79)neighborhood gem (72)great for brunch (45)romantic (35)notable wine list (33)late-night find (32)kid-friendly (27)scenic view (8)Show More
  • Delicious and fun
    MplsDiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, good variety and delicious cocktails. I appreciate how welcoming the staff is too. I am never disappointed by my experiences at Crave. It is pricey though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Nice atmosphere. Had two occasions to dine. Brunch, last March was disappointing. Cold "family style" food brought out. Mostly tasteless. Second visit was for Labor Day Happy Hour & dinner specials. Not a good variety for vegetarians. Food is mostly sushi style, which is ok, if that is your thing. Taste was just ok and overpriced for a little amount that was mostly tasteless. I would only recommend the Happy Hour and out door ambiance, though. Fun for a group. The wait staff has always been friendly and gave good service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • street tacos!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    newly added street tacos were excellent, and service was great. Will be back for lunch again
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kbird
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Friendly staff and very knowledgeable about the menu. Made great food recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour
    Tonkagal
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had a group of 9 and they easily accomodated our separate bills. A server was in training with another server so we received lots of attention!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My dining experience at Crave this weekend was outstanding. They were extremely helpful with my group reservation and our waitress was amazing. I had the crab stuffed shrimp for the first time, and it was delicious. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fran
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our brunch was great! Loved the egg sandwich!! They also have a yummy wildrice soup!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Crave
    Eyerep
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I visited crave West End for Sunday brunch with a friend and as usual, the food was excellent and the coffee was extra delicious. The wait staff is alway on point and awesome atmosphere. They also have a great patio area and excellent happy hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crave stacks up!
    scHAMMER
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I ordered the Crave Stack - pancakes with apples and peaches. This isn't your average dry cake topped with compote and Ready Whip. Instead, it's a layered confection with real candied fruit between soft, moist cakes, and intense cinnamon spiciness. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • edenprairiediners
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The BOGO offer drew us to your location last Sunday morning as we usually dine in Edina..however we were celebrating my husband's 75th birthday and this breakfast was a disaster with cold sausages on my stuffed french toast and a luke warm Huevos Rancheros served to my husband. This was at about 10:15 am. The manager did comp the Huervos Rancheros but even at that it was no bargain. Sorry.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our server was awesome! Very attentive without being intrusive, did not make us feel rushed at all, she was great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Not very many booths. Most of the tables are high tops, which is fine with me, but my husband doesn't much care for those. Service was outstanding. I am dairy & gluten intolerant - they have a gluten free menu and the waiter made sure they didn't use any butter/dairy in preparing my meal. Fantastic food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mn4kids
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We came with dear friends for dinner on Saturday Nigth and had a great time. We were not pushed to leave our tabel after we were done.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    food and service were excellent but a bit loud and hard to hold a conversation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservation Lunch at Crave
    joh03790
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It was over an hour before we got out food. Granted we had a bigger party, but there were three salads and two sushi rolls ordered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Movie Night
    mike
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We go to Crave when we go to a movie at Showplace Icon. The varied menu, full bar and attentive staff appeals to us.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Good half way point to get together with my friends from the other side of town. Need to get to know the area better and what West End offers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    ExplorerVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Been there many times but this time was not great. We were sitted and waited for 10 mins, no one came to serve us so we walked up to the sushi counter and ordered from the chef. He was great and the sushi was amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tasty but overpriced
    lovetennisandfood
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    great food, even if a little overpriced. average service. chicken wild rice soup is amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crave
    dinner44
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Good food and fun atmosphere.we had a very nice couples date night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Ledfog
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Crave may not be the flashy, newest, coolest restaurant, but I have never had a bad experience there. The food is always excellent, the service is great and there is a menu where everyone in the group can find something to suit their likes and dietary needs.love that they have small desert options .perfect small treat to end the meal without leaving feeling overstuffed. Our group of 4 really enjoyed dining there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My client and I had a quieter booth inside even though it was a beautiful day. We were able to have an uninterrupted business conversation while eating a very nice lunch that unfortunately was a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convenient
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Convenient location. Good selection of food. Nice servers. Too bad the intersection in front of the outdoor dining is not better controlled. Lots of people honking at each other when the movie theatre empties.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another good lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    High quality food, good service. Can't go wrong with a client lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Service, Presentaion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    You won't be disappointed with the quality all around. Food arrived promptly and everyone was friendly and helpful. I will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food at Crave
    PHoogz
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I had a business lunch at Crave and I find it to be specifically great in that context as the menu is so diverse. One person can have sushi and one person can have Pasta. You never have to worry that someone in the party won't be able to find something they like.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st Monday of July
    business4fun
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The atmosphere and location is prime for the area. The food is very good. I would easily recommend the restaurant. The only thing I would work on if I was the establishment is drink price. I don't mind paying extra for really good food and nice atmosphere but a drink is a drink. When you put Vodka, Rum, Whine or Beer into a glass it is what it is. You do not need to soak us customers to the point of being ridiculous. I was the driver so I did not drink at all but the three friends I was with each had 2-3 drinks through the dinner and conversation and they were shocked at the cost of the drinks which you don't find out how much they are until you get the bill. I guess that should be a warning when you are afraid to put the price on the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We needed to talk to the manager twice about the service , forgotten items , Server did not know the menu
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good but LOUD
    Nothardofhearing
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had never been to Crave. The food was good and our waitress was awesome. BUT.....had I known how loud it would be, I would have gone elsewhere. It was our anniversary and would have liked a lore intimate setting.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Ashley
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our server forgot our 2 appetizer orders, and took a very long time coming to get our orders as well as bringing our drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great exeperience
    FavDiner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Crave is our go-to place in our neighborhood to try something new. And if I can't decide on something new I know I will always enjoy the sushi. Outdoor dinning tends to be a bit loud with the traffic and all the people on the weekends but our servers have always been very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • danabeth1VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    the shrimp lettuce cups on the special were wonderful, hadn't been in a while, good lunch choice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SueJ
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I made a reservation and requested outside seating, but they said it was first come, first served so I was very disappointed we were unable to eat outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    thummel1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We love coming here. I especially love their sushi. Our favorite is the Godzilla Roll. Another must order is the crab and shrimp artichoke dip. We also ordered something from the starter menu (can't recall the name), but it was scallops wrapped in raw salmon and other ingredients. My only complaint on that was it was too small! I didn't want to share ;). The service is always great, the quality of the food is fantastic. I will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Sheeks
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great service and food at this Crave location. I've been to another location and the service was not that good. I was really impressed with the Westend location
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • banker
    BankerVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    service was slow ... our server brought one person the wrong salad with our food, she took it back and brought out the correct salad and charged us for both salads ... we did not realize until after we paid and got back to work ... I called and had Jennifer the Manager, who was very nice & helpful issue a credit back to our credit cards for the extra salad.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite for sure
    cravefan
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I can always rely on Crave to serve up amazing food, friendly and skilled staff, and a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • President
    Cazarin
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Took a good customer for a business lunch. Everything was magnificent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crave Feels like a Splurge
    Frugalista
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Easy location,easy parking (easier than downtown), great menu with many options,server was efficient and knew the menu so was able to answer questions and give recommendations.Good value for the extensive menu variety and quality of food!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Client lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My client, an elderly lady, is a fan of Crave which is why we chose the restaurant for our lunch meeting. She enjoys the food and while our service wasn't great, I am just happy she liked her lunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate