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CRAVE - West End
CRAVE - West End

CRAVE - West End Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.craveamerica.com
  • Email: rgagnon@craveamerica.com
  • Phone: (952) 933-6500
  • Hours of Operation: Monday- Thursday 10am-11pm
    Friday- Saturday 10am-12am
    Sunday 9am-10pm

    Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Happy Hours (only available in the bar area):
    Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Late Night Happy Hour:
    Sunday - Thursday 9:00pm - close
    Friday & Saturday 10:00pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Sushi
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We had excellent service and the food was fantastic! Food on the buffet was kept fresh and buffet line was never too long."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We went there for Easter brunch. So glad we did, the food was excellent! It was busier than I thought, they had so many items and a lot of deserts! I would go back every day if I could. The mimosa was the best I've ever had. A little spend, but you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Good food and great friendly service, but too noisy for easy conversation"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We went for brunch and the food was ok. I was disappointed with the buffet. The good was not worth the price."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Had Easter Brunch here which was a large buffet. They had a wide variety of foods so there was something for everyone. Our server was nice and there when you needed him. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great staff and ambiance, a little loud and crowded at the table we were seated at. Thank you for being gracious with the late arrivals!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I will start with that my husband and I eat at CRAVE a lot and we love there food. Typically, we're at the West End or downtown location. We have dined at CRAVE for Easter brunch for several years and enjoyed the "family style" service. This year it was a typical brunch and the food was not good. The desserts were placed at there low sushi counter and eye level to all the germ invested children that kept touching them! They doubled the price and couldn't keep the brunch line filled with food. People were standing and waiting for scrambled eggs for a long time. I will visit CRAVE again but never on Easter. I will stay home and make my own meal. Very disappointing. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was my 3rd or 4th trip to Crave West End. I have always found the food to be very good, service attentive and knowledgeable. No waiting for 11:45 lunch with reservation. Noise level a little high."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The high quality food, atmosphere and especially the service are consistent among all of the Vrave restaurants. The menu doesn't change much, but everything is nicely done, tasty and well-presented. What sets Crave apart for me, however, is the consistently outstanding quality if their wait staff. Whoever is doing the training and setting the standards has created a real advantage for this chain."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We had a large group and really enjoyed sitting at the chef's table. Book it if you can! Great service, ambience and food! We've been to Crave many times and this neighborhood gem keeps us coming back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I've been to Crave on several occasions and I'm never disappointed. This is the reason I chose to dine at this restaurant again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and i went before a movie. We were seated at a tiny table along a pillar. It was quite uncomfortable. There wasn't anyplace to set the menu while we were waiting for the waiter to come back for our order. They kept falling on the floor. The food was mediocre and overpriced for the portion size. I was still hungry when we left and, at most restaurants, I only eat half of my entree."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had to wait about 20 mins past our reservation time before our table was ready. One of our entrees came without the side that was described, which ended up being under-cooked and hard. The manager was informed, but didn't take any action. Another table was served food that contained an allergen, and the server was aware but served it anyways. it took about 30 mins to finally get our bill and change from the server. I was just glad when I picked my car up from valet it was someone else's keys that had gone missing. Seemed like opening night for the restaurant. Over-priced for the quality of food and the service, no doubt we will be taking our girl's night elsewhere next time!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Very good food. The happy hour bar area is quite busy around 6:00p and thus, a bit noisy. But sit in the back tables and enjoy the food!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Excellent and creative sushi at about normal prices. Our server was attentive and friendly and did a great job. Crave could use a better beer list -this level of restaurant really needs more local craft beers on the menu (I didn't look at the taps at the bar)."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We met for a girlfriend's day of shopping and the wonderful brunch at Crave gave us the energy to go for hours. Excellent service, food and ambience! Will definitely return to enjoy your outdoor seating this summer."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Our group was very pleased with the food and service for a Sunday noon get-together. My request for a quieter table was honored, we were seated on-time, and we were able to all hear each other in the lively restaurant. Food choices for our group ranged from excellent Sushi Bento Box, fish with mango salsa, to a very good sandwich, to huge-portion breakfast dishes (the breakfast pizza was big enough for 4 meals - we took most of it home). Our server checked in often enough without being intrusive. Coffee & water refills were handled promptly. This is a beautiful setting for a meal - hardwood floors, interesting artwork, windows looking out to the wide sidewalks of the neighborhood. New CRAVE loyalty program has very nice awards/levels."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "great lunch ... every enjoyable !! signed up for their rewards program, too !!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Our group of 8 had a reservation last Saturday at 8:00. We waited about 10 minutes for our table, but had excellent service at the bar from our knowledgable bartender. Our food was also excellent. Many in the group had a mahi mahi special that they loved. I had a spicy shrimp pasta dish that was also very tasty. A couple more people split some sushi and also enjoyed it. Our service at the table was also great. Noise level was a little high, I had to struggle to hear someone on the opposite end of the table, but for the most part that was ok too. We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our server - I still remember her name two days later - she was amazing!!! Hit everything good that is about Having a dining experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was an overall disappointing experience. A very extensive wine list with VERY few options by the glass. The crab and artichoke appetizer tasted fishy and not at all fresh--surprising with so much fish on their menu. The food arrived quickly, however the server did not stop by for some time after the meal was delivered. My dish was a little spicy and both my cocktail and water were soon empty. I had to stop eating until she finally came and refilled by water and got a second drink order. By the time the second drink came, my friend had finished her meal, AND she was delivered the wrong drink. We stayed to talk for quite a while after (we don't see each other much) and I got a hostile vibe from the server. I will not go back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I think they have crowded more tables into the space. It's hard to walk through the dining room without bumping into people and tables. The noise level has gone up, too. Food was very good as usual."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I had never been to crave for lunch. I thought it might be busy so I made a reservation, good thing I did because the place was packed. Even though it was busy my group was able to get in and out in 45 minutes with a little work. I would recommend this place if you have a bit more time on your hands. Its also good for groups with a variety of tastes."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Long lunch with adult kids. Staff was accommodating with food requests. Sandwiches all around. We arrived at 12:30 and were happy we made a reservation. By 1:00 the crowd was thinning."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Our server forgot what we ordered and had to come back and ask. He didn't write anything down so that was a bit concerning. He also reached across the table and his tie went into one of my friends' water. And lastly he asked to buy a cigarette from my friend."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was great! Good Atmosphere. I especially liked the Lemon Chicken Wings."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The options are a little overwhelming in a good way and it makes you want to keep coming back to try them all. I had the Mexican and the cilantro was heavenly with the shushi! It was a recommendation from the waitress and I took it! The hot green tropical tea is just the right amount of flavor and sweetness in a tea, not too sweet! Don't forget to ask for a hot water refill!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My sisters and I went for a special "night out". We had reservations at 6. Got our table right away. Restaurant was packed, and service was horrible- took our server way too long to visit our table and hardly ever came back. Rice on sushi was uncooked and crunchy. We had a high-top next to the bar, and it got so busy people standing at the bar were hovering over us the whole time. Definitely not worth the special "night out"."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Very expensive steak and very fatty. Not a good beef flavor must come from frozen. Made reservation and told special occasion with wife. And sat us in bar. Very disappointing server had to many tables only offered me a second drink after I was almost done with my meal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The open atmosphere adds for excitement, but noise is a little overwhelming."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The service was horrible. The server hardly ever checked on us. We had to wait forever to get our order in, our table wad left waiting for water refills, or drink refills. It was very disappointing compared to my experience with Crave at the Galleria. I would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We come here for special events and you never dispoint"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "My husband and I were getting tired of sub-par service at some recent restaurant visits (that shall remain nameless) in the past month or two. We rarely go out, so when we do we want it to be fantastic. We also need a place that is kid-friendly. Our waiter was phenomenal for a few reasons 1) He was knowledgeable about the menu and wine list, 2) He accommodated all of our requests promptly and pleasantly, even our 5 yr old's requests, and, 3) He brought out my 5 yr old's food early when he knew our order might take a little longer than expected (without us asking him). We were so blown away that we let his manager know. The lemon garlic chicken wings were loved by all of us and the sushi was the best I've had in the Twin Cities!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Love ordering the most interesting, pieced together meal. :) We had sushi, soup, salad, and fries. :P"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I took my sister there from out of state. She said that it was the best sushi that she's ever had and some of the best food that she's ever had. I love this restaurant. The only thing that I don't like is how crowded it always is and how loud it is but being crowded is a good sign that people love going there. Will definetly go back time and time again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We loved our experience at Crave, especially the nice booth they gave our party of 6. Great food! Wonderful service!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "For our group of 11 it was a wonderful experience. The table was ready when we arrived, the service was spot on. The food was served timely and completely."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Waiter was great and everyone seemed to be hustling. It was too dark to read the menu, a little too loud to talk in and wife's meat had too much gristle that she had to keep spitting out. Too dark to see it before putting it in mouth."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The Blackened Walleye Tacos are the best and the service is great. Rita"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have heard amazing things about CRAVE and was very excited to try it. Our waiter was excellent! He was very attentive, friendly and outgoing. However, the food was just mediocre. It is not that it was bad, it was just described on the menu as something wonderful with complex flavors and what we got was just OK in comparison. The favors were bland and seemed to be missing something. We only stayed for appetizers and chose to leave for a different venue for the rest of lunch. Really wanted to love this place, but it is not a favorite. It seemed like more people were there to drink and sit in the bar than for lunch."
    Dined on 3/8/2014