CRAVE - West End
Eating outside on the patioEating outside on the patio on a beautiful summer day is just the place to be! The grilled chicken salad was very good - nothing special - and the southwest salad was good, too. The food at Crave is good-very good, I'd say.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for lunch for loud peopleGrat service, great food, just need to talk really loudly.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall enjoyableWe really enjoyed our dinner at crave. We had a professional server who brought us what we needed and was friendly without over-doing it. I was a little bummed when I had the kitchen make a salad that was no longer on the menu. I feel they plopped lettuce and toppings on the plate versus preparing it as close to the previous menu item as possible.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fair to good. DrinksFood was fair to good. Drinks good. So to service, will go back as I do like their apps6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSushiI think their sushi is the best. It's super loud in there, but it's convenient to get to and parking is free. I should probably try other things on their menu. There really isn't any foodiesque on the menu, though. Pretty predestrian - but high quality.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMCellinaIt was a very beautiful day but windy so we didn't sit outdoor. Service was great and toouch food for 2 of us. Otherwise I will go and try there patio and see from there.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Happy Hour - on Saturday!There are great Happy Hour deals on drinks and food both during the week and on Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. Yum!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBeyond my expectation!Heard great things about Crave from friends and family so I decided to spend my birthday dinner there with some friends and I could have not picked a better place! The food was to die for, our service was phenomenal and the ambiance was perfect- not too loud not too quiet. Would recommend Crave to absolutely everyone. A little more on the spendy side but worth every single penny!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGot there 30 minutes earlyGot there 30 minutes early with 1 extra person and they were able to seat us right away even though it was very busy. Waiter was a bit slow in service but the food was very good.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat sushiThe sushi was wonderful and the atmosphere really lively but not too loud. I definitely would go back as well as recommend Crave!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCrave is becoming a habitI am a 4x/year visitor to Minneapolis (or The Cities) as we South Dakota people say. This is the third Crave location I have tried and the restaurant chain is rapidly becoming a regular stop on our trips. The menu is awesome, the value for the price is great, and the ambiance is just what we want when getting away for a quick weekend.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined at Crave West EndWe dined at Crave West End in St. Louis Park. The food at Crave was Excellent! I had the Walleye, one of the largest walleyes I have ever received in a restaurant. I normally do not eat all my food but I could not stop - it was so delicious. My husband had the Parmesan Chicken Oscar and said it was excellent! The service was also great. Noise level is a bit too intense for us but we were put in a more quiet area of the restaurant so it worked out okay. We will be back soon.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGo to spotWhether clients, family or friends - Crave is a good place to go. Menu is varied and solid. And the Crave lemon garlic wings are to die for!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Crave! I had the chickenI love Crave! I had the chicken special and it was awesome!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!I had the Mexican sushi roll and it was delicious.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great atmosphereWithout a doubt, one of the best sushi joints in the Twin Cities. Even better that their dinner menu had plenty of great choices for my wife who does not prefer sushi. You will find us back there again, no questions asked.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Crave and itFirst time at Crave and it was enjoyable. Food was good and for lunch not too spendy. Service was excellent. Definitely recommendable.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved our waitress.I got to the restaurant a little early and only waited a couple minutes for our table to be ready. My friend was running late but our server was really great and didn't leave me for too long. When my friend came or waitress was sure to come over right away to get in happy hour prices. I am new to sushi and have yet to be disappointed by Crave's selection or freshness. I will definitely be back to Crave at the West End.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall it was a good experience.Overall it was a good experience. I thought the food was hit or miss depending on what you ordered. Service felt incredibly slow.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWon't be Craving this placeCrave has a vibrant and versitile ambiance. It's exciting and playful with the patio doors open and sultry when the sun goes down. The service was friendly, helpful and personable; I have food allergies and was very well informed. The food itself, however was not very impressive. I work at Applebee's and our grilled chicken breast is miles better than the grilled chicken I had with my salad. The food simply did not live up to the prices or the "gourmet" title.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCrave is lively and has aCrave is lively and has a very popular happy hour. Food is inconsistent, however. Salads are usually good. Sushi is mediocre. It's best at lunch time. Nice patio in the summertime and the restaurant has good ambiance.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExquisiteThis was a good experience. The food (especially the bacon-cherry crusted salmon) was delicious and well presented. Service was attentive but not intrustive. Great location.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and drinksWe had a very enjoyable time at crave , the food was really good !5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGoodExcellent food, drinks, service, Sushi was quite deliscious!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good but not greatMy wife and I went for her birthday and we each enjoyed our food. We started with the special spring soup which wasn't very springy, it was basically split pea soup without ham. It was o.k. Our entrees were salmon for her and seared tuna for me. The salmon and tuna were very good and the sides were also good. My entire plate was kind of lukewarm temperature-wise but otherwise very tasty. Service was good but nothing special.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulFabulous place. Great food and drink. We had a nice sized booth for the 6 of us. With curtains!, which we didn't shut. It was a little dim in there for me to be able to read the menu. That was the only slight problem, which isn't much of anything. Everyone else in their 40's had no problem, me being over 50 and without my glasses was the only one who could barely read it.
Very easy to converse, the waitress got all of our food right and the right bills to the right people without even asking "who had the ...." Gave us individual bills without asking. Love the place.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food/varied menuWe chose CRAVE because of its great food and varied menu which satisfied the tastes of each member of our family. Ranging from steak to pasta to sushi to chicken, our group was delighted with the great food and terrific service. We'll definitely be back!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a nice place to go.This was a nice place to go. It was hopping due to the weather and the fact that it was happy hour. I was happy to see the list of local spring items and would have loved trying them, but they were a little on the spendy side. We ate some happy hour appetizers and ordered some salads. The salads (Well, at least my CRAVE salad, was WAAAAAAY to overdressed!) Usually when I go out, I ask for the dressing on the side anyways, but after having a few great hits with dressing/vinaigrette amounts on salads in other restaurants, I thought that the times had changed. Haha apparently not. If someone is planning on going I would recommend to request for dressing on the side!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery popular lunch spot -Very popular lunch spot - reservation is a good idea. The salads we had were very good. Service was outstanding!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCrave never seems to disappoint!Crave never seems to disappoint! The food was great and the service impeccable.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNice variety on menu--someNice variety on menu--some in our party preferred the family style brunch option,others preferred to have lunch--and overall ambience for Sunday afternoon.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful experienceI met a few friends for dinner and a discussion and, although it was "energetic," we didn't have difficulty with our conversation. The waitstaff was friendly and entertaining and the food did not disappoint! All in all, it was a delightful experience!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a mt personal "goThis is a mt personal "go to" spot in the Twin Cities. The food is consistently well prepared and the variety of choices will satisfy the the most finicky of palettes. Crave is somewhat unique in that the offer a full sushi bar at their locations. I've never been disappointed having frequented Crave about a dozen times over the past year. It is strongly recommended that you do not wait until the last minute to make reservations because it is a neighborhood hot spot and gets pretty crowded on the weekends.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFun evening with friendsGreat environment for a dinner with friends. A little on the noisy side, so probably not the best place if you're looking for a quiet dining experience. Food and service are good and the environment is very energetic.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe meal was excellent andThe meal was excellent and the reservation process very easy even with last minute changes. The only miss is that the after dinner coffee was not hot hot like i prefer.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service,friendly atmosphere,Great service,friendly atmosphere, rather noisy. We ordered the sea bass, hamburgers, and walleye. All were delicious.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMCrave is Crave. Delicious,Crave is Crave. Delicious, but a bit pricey. Very lively, so hard to hear conversations. Attnetive wait staff.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, as alwaysI haven't had a meal at Crave that wasn't great. Excellent Sushi!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Sunday brunch at a veryGood Sunday brunch at a very good price. Service was a little slow for a not-so-busy time of day, but otherwise we had a great time.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI'd asked for a round tableI'd asked for a round table for 6 and we were given a nice round table in the corner which was appreciated due to the noise level in the bar area next door.
Service was a bit slow - took a long time to get a second beverage and our food orders.
Food was quite good.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgetting the check in a moregetting the check in a more timely manner would be n ice. the wait staff was great but for lunches, people need to move fast. thanks4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our daughter'sWe celebrated our daughter's 14th birthday. She wanted to have dinner at a nice restaurant where she could "dress up". Our server was very nice and thoughtful. We had a great evening.
Thank you!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunchFish was excellent but the two side dishes arrived cold...potatoes and apple bread4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Easter!We had a wonderful experience for Easter brunch at Crave- my fiance' and mom and I... The food was excellent and the staff very friendly and accomodating. Thanks for a great day!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went here for Easter brunch.We went here for Easter brunch. Overall the food was good and the atmosphere was very nice. The deserts were a little disappointing for the price of the brunch. Service was outstanding. This restaurant was also very accommodating to a special diet request. I would go here again for brunch.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe often meet friends hereWe often meet friends here for lunch; it's conveniently located, easy to get to and with nearby parking. The food is a little pricey, even at lunch, but is always delicious. Service has been uniformly excellent. Our only complaint is it's popularity at lunch, which drives up the noise level.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dish that I usually getThe dish that I usually get is no longer on the menu but the chef was flexible enough to still make it! Made my night!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSushi Sunday!Always great food, and especially great sushi on Sundays, where all sushi is half-price. We get the chef's creation, and every piece on the platter was great. Also, the single meatball spaghetti was amazing, with super fresh mozarrella cheese in the middle of the meatball.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding weThe food was outstanding we had salad to grilled chicken and salmon.The service was good could have stopped make more for drinks but otherwise very helpful I would definitely go back very good3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good food thoughConsistently good food though a bit overpriced for what you get. Nice selection. Fun place to spend an evening.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM