CRAVE - Cincinnati
CRAVE - Cincinnati

CRAVE - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://craveamerica.com/
  • Phone: 5132418600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 11am - 11pm
    Friday-Saturday 11am - 12am
    Sunday 11am - 10pm

    Happy Hour:
    (Not offered on Reds & Bengals Home Game days)
    Monday-Thursday 3pm - 7pm
    Friday 3pm - 6pm
    Saturday 11am - 5pm
    Sunday 11am - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: David Miller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • 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 to inquire!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking ramp
A word from CRAVE - Cincinnati
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
CRAVE - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
269 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (107)special occasion (90)great for brunch (83)great for lunch (81)great for outdoor dining (80)hot spot (80)fit for foodies (80)vibrant bar scene (70)scenic view (46)neighborhood gem (43)kid-friendly (36)romantic (36)notable wine list (30)late-night find (28)Show More
  • Loud and noisy. Food was average.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    Loud and noisy. Food was average. We were waiting for the last person in our party to arrive and the staff asked if we wanted some bread, and they charged $2 or the bread! I found that really annoying and deceptive. Plus really hard to find parking if the Reds are playing. Probably won''t return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No bread?!?! Whhhhat?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    The food was selections and came out really fast which was awesome because we were a party of 9 and I didn't expect that. Since it was my birthday I got comped a birthday treat! Made me so Happpy! The only thing I didn't like is we asked for bread baskets and the server told us they were out. Keep in mind it was 8 in a sat night. Then we saw a few tables order and receive them?!?! We used to all be servers so we figured it was because it was the cheapest app and if It wasn't available we would have to order something else. Also, I understand that gratuity is added of large parties.. However.. If that wasn't added onto our check we would have tipped more! All in all a good experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My date and I had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    My date and I had a wonderful evening at Crave. He loves sushi an I am a novice in that arena, he loved The dish we had for our appetizer, server recommended it from the menu and it wasa big hit. We will deffinately return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dined there last night with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Dined there last night with some friends, had been meaning to try this new place. The atmosphere was awesome, and the location can't be beat. The menu is nice, a little of something for everyone-pasta, sandwhiches, chicken, steaks, and sushi. The sushi was outstanding, the entrees were okay. A bit pricey for you what you get.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we really enjoy the unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    we really enjoy the unique cocktail and sushi menus! good service & very fun downtown atmosphere!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for a pre-Reds
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Great place for a pre-Reds game meal w/ some good food. Kogi beef tacos were excellent. Sushi was above average. it is loud and noisy on game nights, but that was fine w/ us. Waiter messed up my beer order.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Next to Great American Ballpark.
    Phantom
    Dined on 9/4/2012
    Next to Great American Ballpark. Very active on game days. Food is not the normal bar food or ballpark fare. Entrees are around $18.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and setting were great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Food and setting were great. They were out of a number of items we would have liked to try, however, what we did have was very good. I recommend the chicken pesto penne and the coconut cake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall, given the hefty price,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Overall, given the hefty price, we were not impressed. The Sea Bass entree was good, but not worth $30.00 per serving. It was also very loud, almost like a sports bar. I would not expect this for a hight priced restaurant. Finally, the dessert was a big disappointment. We ordered the Brownie expecting something special, and it was a box mix!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you go to the banks , you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    If you go to the banks , you must try this place. Great atmosphere, wide variety of menu options and the food was delicious. Enjoyed the server and the rest of the staff. Perfect for a date or group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very enjoyable night. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    A very enjoyable night. The location is great. The online reservation is very helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good service and food.
    Kyle
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Very good service and food. Will definitely be coming back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good- a little on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2012
    Food was good- a little on the expensive side. They were out of a few things- ended up with Salmon burger and it was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable. Very good food.
    buckVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2012
    Enjoyable. Very good food. Excellent decor and ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was over priced for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    The food was over priced for the quality. The waitress had to practically yell at us to communicate it was so loud. We did get our food quickly for as busy as it was. The quality was just ok. very disappointed. We had reservations and still had to wait 30 minutes to be seated.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We visited Crave on a very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    We visited Crave on a very busy Saturday night. However, the service was fantastic. Waitress was very knowledgable about the menu and provided many recommendations. Food was very good and we received our meals quickly. They have a pretty extensive wine list as well. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What's the rush?
    wyominglaxVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    We had high expectations but from the moment we sat down it was clear the staff was interested in turning the table over as soon as possible. The waitress came up to our table at least 6 times within the first 15 minutes we were there (we were eating with another couple) while we were enjoying our cocktails and catching up with our friends. The waitress failed to recognize that we we're not ready to order yet. Then the main course was serve while we were still eating our appetizers (that should never happen). Finally, the minute I put my fork down a busboy was at my side asking to clear my plate even though the other people in my party had not finished yet. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our serves was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Our serves was wonderful. Our waiter Paul was awesome and personalable. We did not like the sushi and will maybe try it again for happy hour.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vibrant and Accommodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    A hugely busy evening and CRAVE came through. We were nervous with a reservation for 8, especially given we were a few minutes late, and DURING a Reds-Cardinals game. But the staff were understanding, making for a great first impression. We sat near the bar, a bit loud for cross-table conversation, but perfect to conceal our somewhat whiny daughter. And, given the home-run fireworks next door and the game on the bright monitors, we really felt (almost) at the game. Adult entrees were satisfying and well-presented. It may be worth a mention to younger palates of the goat cheese slivers on pizza. Service was superb--and food arrived quicker than we expected. CRAVE actually read the Open Table field for special requests = great birthday!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    We made reservations, expecting a nice sit down dinner, but were seated at a high top table the extremely noisy bar. We could not hear each other or the waiter. The food was expensive, ~$25 per entree, and taste just ok, not anything special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place if you are going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Great place if you are going to ballpark. Good food and less lines and wait than the Lager House.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time visit. Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Second time visit. Not impressed with first visit. Service was subpart & staff not very friendly or knowledgeable about menu. Decided to give it second chance. NEVER AGAIN! that will be my last visit to crave.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good feedback from clients
    thepartyista
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    Very good feedback from clients that were being entertained by mgr.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great dining experience!
    lovegoodwine
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    What a great dining experience! Definitely try the scallop/salmon popper appetizer (on the sushi menu) and the grape and apple flatbread - wonderful light summer dish. This was our second visit, and I know there will be many more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, pretty good food
    JimH
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    We had outstanding service from the hostess to the server. My friend's salad was very good and my Bento box was good, not great. The tempura was clumpy, a little old and heavy on sweet potato. The sushi rolls were nice and the salad was delicious (it was the best part of the Bento box). I would go again with good, not great expectations.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good variety of choices. Lunch
    Bobcat
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    Good variety of choices. Lunch cam quickly and server was helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    The food was very good. Service from the bar was quite slow. Server was friendly, personable but seemed a little befuddled. Brought the wrong checks first. he was apologetic, however. Would recommend it to others!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only real complaint was how
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    Only real complaint was how loud it was. It was really hard to have a conversation at the table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I enjoyed my food and overall
    YumDMR8701
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    I enjoyed my food and overall experience at Crave, but I find the menu to be very odd. There is no theme or focus to the food, unless you count the sushi bar that is a seating option, but then there is a Mediterranean themed small plate that doesn't quite fit into that genre. The decoration and feel of the restaurant is amazing. Its simply a beautiful place to dine. I will go back and suppose I can put it on my list of places to go when I don't exactly know what I'm in the mood for.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Steak Medallions and Sea
    Diesel1981
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    The Steak Medallions and Sea Bass was delicious . Very loud, so if you're not into that kind of atmosphere, I would find another place to go. The service, food and location were all great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service. A
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Great food and service. A little too loud but it was very crowded. The alcoholic beverages were a little over priced. Other than that we had a great experience and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd time I've been there and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    2nd time I've been there and first for my husband. While my dinner was fairly good my husband's ribeye was average at best. Very fatty and just not that great in general. For the price we expected better. Vibrant, happeing atmosphere but if the foods just okay it won't be a draw for us. We may return but it will not be top of our list.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall, the food was okay.
    cap1544
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    Overall, the food was okay. The noise level was off the charts so much so that my husband had to move his chair around to the side of the table so we could have a conversation. I specifically made a reservation at Crave because on their website, they had a gluten-free menu. But, when I arrived at the restaurant and requested one, they said they didn't have one. Its an annoyance I'm used to but that is why I specifically looked for a restaurant that provided gluten free options. Location was nice and food was OK. Nothing to write home about. We will probably never be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    I thought it was a wonderful restaurant and would certainly recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great atmosphere,wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    great atmosphere,wonderful and friendly service, I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No rave for Crave !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    I was not impressed by either the food or the service at Crave, maybe it's still too early for them after just opening. I have been to their Orlando location and it was much better.Burger was something you could have bought at the drive through for a lot less money.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had plans to dine at Crave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    We had plans to dine at Crave before the Reds game. Unfortunately, my friends arrived almost 45 minutes late for our reservation. Our waiter was most patient, being attentive to me without making me uncomfortable. When my friends finally arrived, we enjoyed the feast of interesting appetizers and entre,plus mini desserts, and great attention from our waiter. We will be back!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, food, location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2012
    Group of five seated at a huge booth which would be more than comfortable for six. Person who seated us was very attractive female with great posture. Male server couldn't have been more helpful and attentive, drinks never empty. Food interesting and very good. Directly across street from home of the Cincinnati Reds. Place is packed on game days. It is a little noisy. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Five of us sat in a booth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Five of us sat in a booth and the restaurant was so loud we could not hear each other or the server. Drinks were slow to came out. A ton of staff and no one looked remotely happy to be working there. Food was ok.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Overall, not a bad restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Overall, not a bad restaurant but the quality of the food wasn't worth the price. The steak was ok but I can cook a better one at home. The rice was extremely dried out and the vegetables were bland. The service was good and the space had a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate