Warm colors on the walls, comfortable booths and dim lighting create the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at Crave, located in Akron, Ohio. Conveniently located near the convention center and the Akron Art museum, it is ideal for lunch, dinner or some cocktails before an art show or an event.
The bar at Crave offers a variety of craft beers both in bottle and on draft along with unique cocktails, such as apple cider sangria. Light fare, such as short rib empanadas or duck confit salad, is perfect for lunch. Dinner options at Crave range from the simple white pizza or a Black Angus burger to a full dinner of hangar steak or ahi tuna.
Had a wonderful dinner on Saturday, 10/16, and although it was Sweetest Day, the restaurant did not miss a beat. Food was terrific, cocktails outstanding, and I cannot give our server, Grace, enough compliments. She was the best.
This was my second time at Crave. My first time was a good experience, but this time it was terrible. Ordered a bottle of wine and a cheese board, wine comes out then a half hour later the cheese board come to the table. We have the cheese board at the table for 5 minutes before our entrees were delivered. So I had the waitress box up the cheese board and asked her to bring us another bottle of wine.
I cut into my steak which I ordered medium, it was as well as well could be. I looked around and couldn't find the waitress so I sucked it up and ate the steak. We finished our meals and had been out of wine for awhile at this point, and the waitress comes back to tell us that the wine we ordered was out of stock but they had another if we would like. So I told her there would be no point and to just bring the check. Mind you, this was on a Tuesday evening, not even a busy night and the service/food was terrible.
Hubby chose Crave for his birthday dinner. We had a nice booth in the bar, it was very cozy and not so loud that we couldn't have private conversation but also not quiet enough to be overheard. Alex was very friendly, knowledgeable, and pronpt. Great menu options and delicious. Interesting and fun drink menu. Overall very good experience. We will definitely be visiting Crave again soon.