CRAVE - West End
Won'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 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 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 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 AMGreat, as alwaysI haven't had a meal at Crave that wasn't great. Excellent Sushi!4/16/2013 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 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 AMYum!Loved Crave. It has a great menu that is friendly to anybody who joins you for dinner. Great sushi and loved the half price menu on Sunday!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMet my sister there for lunchMet my sister there for lunch to celebrate our birthdays. The service was top notch and the food was delicious.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Business Lunch!Great menu! Took my staff of five there for lunch. Food was outstanding and we could actually hear our conversation which was a surprise for such a busy place. We had reservations which I would recommend. Friendly staff, just a little slow to fill drinks, otherwise perfect.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waitress did not tellThe waitress did not tell us about the half price bottle of wine until after we ordered and starting drinking our two glasses of wine. We asked if we could still get the half price bottle of wine, but she stated no we'd have to start with a new bottle, so we paid 20.00 for two glasses of wine and could have enjoyed a bottle bottle for 21.00. That was the only bummer of the evening otherwise we all enjoyed ourselfs and the food was fantastic!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDisappointingFood was very blan. Buffalo wings were very good. The walleye was very fishy tasting, the person who ordered it couldn't even eat it.
I liked the atmosphere of the place. We were seated in the back area.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the in Best Twin Cities !We took advantage of Open Table's special 1000 pt offering one afternoon with a 2 PM reservation. We have been to three other Crave locations in the area and have enjoyed the food on busy weekends, but as often at most places dislike the noise levels.Lunch at Crave was much more relaxing and the food prepared equally as delicious.(I was concerned that dining at 2PM we may not get the quality of service and freshness of cusine) Happy to report we loved our food and my husband signed us for the monthly dining club as he was so elated over the best prepared walleye he had ever eaten!(he is very picky about his walleye). My salmon was equally as good. Price point is very good value for the freshness, quality of food and supporting wait staff.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI always keep coming back!I always keep coming back! The huge filet sage-encrusted Walleye was very tasty, and the sesame Ahi tuna was delish. I do think that they could expand and vary their wines-by-the-glass menu.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AM