Krave
Krave
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Krave

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kraveraleigh.com/
  • Phone: 9197204509
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: Conrad Johnstan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Krave is a great place to enjoy the soundings of a generous blend of all your favorite lounge music yet up beat and entertaining.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Johnson
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Krave has a convenient and safe parking deck attached to the building. There are two entrances which you can easily find on Tucker St. and Glenwood Ave.
A word from Krave
Krave is Raleigh's most innovative and modern addition to Glenwood South's downtown district. With the incorporation of a large variety of hors' d'oeuvres, entrees, a vast list of old world wines and a grand yet original cocktail list, this is surely the place to see and be seen. The décor is sleek and casually upscale, vibrant and inviting with chrome metallics, plush seating, subtle kinetic lighting and a completely open kitchen to add action to your experience. Whether you are dining indoors or on out comfortable patio you'll savor our attentive service and flavorful, inventive cuisine followed by a selection of delectable desserts. Krave is great place for a romantic dinner or a late night snack with a couple of cocktails and friends.
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Krave reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Restaurant was closed, we
    Delta706
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Restaurant was closed, we arrived ready for dinner and had to go somewhere else.
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  • Out of business. How can you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    Out of business. How can you confirm a reservation for a business that isn't open?
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  • We've always loved Krave and
    RepeaterVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    We've always loved Krave and had great food and service there. Unfortunately the atmosphere was a bit down but that's probably because it was CLOSING the next day. What a shame as it's a great location and our experiences there were always great.
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  • I hate that I forgot my groupon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    I hate that I forgot my groupon code to get half of our food at a lesser price. It was great for the expereince anyway.....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went on a Saturday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    We went on a Saturday night for a birthday dinner. There were only 5 of us but the server still seemed overwhelmed. Drinks took forever each time and she didn't come by very often to refil water or take more drink orders. One of the small plates came out cold---twice. We ended up asking it be taken off the bill. No apology or visit from the manager. The food really was good though so we'll give it another try. Just don't go on a night you have anywhere else to be!
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  • They called ahead to verify
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    They called ahead to verify the number of guests in my party, and even though the number had increased significantly, my party was accomodated without any wait. The atmosphere, food, and service were all satisfactory. I'll definetely be going back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Wouldn't go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    The service was poor, it took forever for our waiter to check on us on several occasions. At one point, he was sitting at the table beside us and hitting on a group of girls, we had to interrupt him to get him to check on my one friend who never got her dinner after sending back the first dish that was awful. The food was not impressive. Appetizers were tasty, salad was good, but of the 5 of us, no one really enjoyed their dinner. Portion sizes were small. Atmosphere was nice, drinks were good, but that's not enough to bring me back. So disappointed.
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  • Food was excellent. We went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    Food was excellent. We went on "salsa night" so the music got very loud around 1030. Before then it was your normal ambiance for dinner. Service was not anything exceptional but wasn't terrible either. The waiter was very nice and checked in pretty often (I don't like over bearing waiters); I thought it was a good balance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner was awesome. We were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Dinner was awesome. We were probably too early for the late-night scene, but the place was vibrant! Matt was our server, and very attentive, and very good. Loved every minute of the evening!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect date spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    Excellent service with a wonderful atmosphere. The food is delicious.
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    romantic
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  • were out of the first two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    were out of the first two bottles of wine I ordered adjustable high chairs were wobbly small items that make it hard to go back..........when other better places are available
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  • New Downtown Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    We LOVED our first visit to Krave. Didn't have entrees, but shared several small plates including the Krave Fire Shrimp and Hummus Platter (both were fantastic and not that small). Our waitress was very helpful with great suggestions for first-timers to the restaurant. We were there early in the evening, but could tell it would be a fun late-night spot for dinner and/or drinks. Speaking of drinks, had the Pineapple Jalapeno Mojito which was amazing. We'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a Living Social voucher
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    We had a Living Social voucher that was about to expire, so we had to bring our young child. Normally, this is not a place for children, but a couple of the wait staff brought over some spiders that they were using to decorate to give to her to play with. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food and even better drinks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    The portions are perfect and I loved all of the drink variations. The atmosphere is very lively and the decor is very chic. I will surely return again soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new restaurant. The
    EatOutAlot
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    Great new restaurant. The small plates and the entrees are delish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first visit and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    This was our first visit and we'll definitely be back. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, hot spot
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  • The small plates were delicious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    The small plates were delicious. Martinis great. Filet Mignon not impressive. And bring a sweater...it's cold. Please misread the negative points. It was truly a great place!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No flavor is food or service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    I don't see us going back there again. They were not busy so I expected the service to be better/more attentive. We waited 3-4 minutes to be seated. When our server did come to our table she did not tell us about the wine list, specials or anything really. We had to ask a lot of questions. I say that because we heard her going over all the specials with another table. Once we did order the food did come out quick but the only that that was good were the wings. The crab cake and avocado dishes were lacking in flavor. The blandness of the dishes left me wanting something else that would please my pallet! As I said before we will not be going back.
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    late-night find
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  • The food was very good. They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    The food was very good. They didn't seem to have a hostess and the waiter had told us they were down a bartender that night. The service was fairly slow all the way around, but the food and the drinks were good enough to overlook most of the service issues. The snapper did have a bit too much tangy, citrusy flavor for my taste. I like to be able to taste the fish, instead of the lemon. But overall, pretty good.
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  • Good tapas selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/16/2012
    My wife and I went during the week so it wasn't very busy. We love tapas style restaurants and Krave's tapas were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • great plates for sharing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    great plates for sharing. Lots of cocktails to choose from.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Gals for style, Guys for sport tv
    Jetta
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    More of a chic place for drinks, small plates and groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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  • Thursday night dinner. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    Thursday night dinner. We shared a Mushroom stuffed with Crab as an appitizer and it was delicious! Pear/Walnut Salad and Moroccan Shrimp/Scallops for entres. These were very good - would have been even nicer with a small amount of flat bread on the side. Service was knowledgable and attentive without being over bearing. The neon/techno atmosphere is not our thing, but wasn't over the top. We would go back and perhaps eat outside... that looked enjoyable.
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  • The food was ok, nothing spectacula
    RayrayVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    The food was ok, nothing spectacular. Their ingredients appeared to be of decent quality, not that mess that falls out of Sysco trucks all up and down Glenwood South.
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  • Food was delicious.... Highly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Food was delicious.... Highly recommend the Moroccan shrimp and scallops and ahi tuna duo. Our only complaint was that all of it (salads, small plates, and entrees) came at the same time. Would have been much more enjoyable to get one plate at a time!
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  • krave is delightful!
    char
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    krave has THE BEST, most creative food at a reasonable price in Raleigh. LOVE their small plates!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the food and drink,
    Elle
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    Enjoyed the food and drink, but think the pricing is a bit on the high side, especially the cocktails.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Krave has a great atmosphere
    GlutenFreeVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    Krave has a great atmosphere and service, but I felt the menu was lacking. I went for a late dinner (8:30). For a Thursday night it was extremely quiet. There were only 3 or 4 other full tables, it was mostly empty. Although the menu sounded ambitious the resulting dishes were just so-so. If Krave doesn't ramp up their menu or atmosphere I doubt they'll be around much longer.
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    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion
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  • Great small plates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    We had three small plates of seafood and all were wonderful. Service was top notch.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a large group (9 of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    We had a large group (9 of us) out for girls' night and we had a great time. Our server took great care of us, the food was delicious, and we had separate checks and they were ALL correct. That rarely happens.
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try the Flatbread!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    I went for an early dinner at Krave. It is located right on Glenwood with a great area for outdoor seating. While the atmosphere was more upscale, dishes were reasonably priced. I wish the menu had more selection. While the food was decent, I was expecting a little more. I had the Spicy Crab Dip appetizer, the Pear and Walnut salad and the Parisian Flatbread. The flatbread was very good. Also, this place has great cocktails, though they are a tad expensive. I wish my Pineapple Jalapeno Mojito had a bit more kick to it. In all, if the kitchen is open late, this a great place for more upscale food during bar time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was not good at all.
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Food was not good at all. I was deeply disappointed with the food. Krave has a nice interior ans setting but food is very important part of restaurant. I would not return to this restaurant.
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  • loved the food - atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    loved the food - atmosphere was modern and did not feel as "warm" and comfortable as I would like. Open layout does not make for intimate date night setting. food was great. - the thai shrimp was absolutley amazing!!! must get.
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  • Overall, the experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Overall, the experience was OK. The food was good, with the highlight being the seared tuna. Steak was cooked perfectly and the brownie was bubbling warm, with ice cream...can't go wrong. Service was also good. Server was nice and attentive. Only aspect I did not like was the decor/ambiance. They were definitely trying to create a club atmosphere...blue lights do not lend themselves to a respectable meal. We went for dinner around 7:45. This place would be great if you're looking to share some small plates and have a drink or two before going out. However, I would not recommend going strictly for dinner. Also, the prices were high, on everything. Notably, the drinks. $12 for a cocktail, you would expect something great and of substance.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to Krave using a Living
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    We went to Krave using a Living Social coupon. The restaurant was not crowded at 7 pm on Friday night. The service was good. The two small plates we got (Antipasta plate and Wild Mushroom Crostini) were good. The entrees were only ok but nothing special. Of the desserts, the Tiramisu was good but the Fried Cheesecake was two cannoli shells with melted cheesecake stuffed inside - not very appetizing. Coffee was only ok. The tables are high and small which is ok for drinks and appetizers but not the best for a meal. Using the coupon I guess it was worth it but without the discount I wouldn't go there again. They have good food ideas but the need a chef and kitchen staff that can deliver on those ides.
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  • Great tapas and drinks! Group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Great tapas and drinks! Group of 10 all had a great time and enjoyed the food, and that's hard to do! Loved the empanadas, spicy calamari, and flat bread. I would recommend to anyone who likes good food.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a really great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    This is a really great place with excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Very cool decor, but unfortunately,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2012
    Very cool decor, but unfortunately, very average food and horrendous beer selection
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  • Fun environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Food was great and environment was fun! I'd say this place is fun for special occasions but a little pricey for a frequent weekend dinner out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visited Krave on a Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Visited Krave on a Saturday night during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant week. It was only two of us but we made reservations anyway thinking it might get busy. Making reservations online was super easy and convenient. I mentioned on the online form that I'm gluten free and when we got to the restaurant the server made sure to tell me they have gluten free options but they aren't denoted on the menu, so just to talk to my server. That was very nice and highly appreciated! The atmosphere is very trendy. It would be a cool place to have a drink before hitting another spot. I had the Basil Smash which was highly recommended by the waitress and it was good, not sure it was worth $12. They do have a very large bar, a huge selection of liquor and
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    good for groups, special occasion
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