CRAVE - Bethesda

4.1
392 reviews
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CRAVE is a Bethesda restaurant that was created out of our passion to offer guests a unique dining experience. Serving lunch and dinner daily, along with the best happy hour in Bethesda, we feature seasonal, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to ensure that our guests receive the highest quality food. The atmosphere at CRAVE is infused with an exciting buzz, from our friendly staff to the warm and inviting décor. Guests will leave knowing that they experienced the perfect balance of sophistication, atmosphere, entertainment and service – The CRAVE Experience.

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Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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M
Washington DC
180 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

One dinner was delicious, one was mediocre. Steak was partly overcokedd and mostly undercooked. My question is how can you cook steak medallions so differently? Disappointed.

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KT
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience

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KT
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. And this time Crave really shined. One waitress handled a group of 20 like it was a table for 2. All orders 100% correct and cooked perfectly and served sooner than expected. 5 stars all around!

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HG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was average and overpriced for what it was.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except it was a little loud

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a birthday with 10 people and even though the guests came at different times, the wait staff was so accommodating. Some friends have different diets, but everyone found something they enjoyed. They even brought over some cake for everyone to share. It was a great birthday. Thanks Crave!

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HD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Not a place we'll visit again. Nothing substantively wrong...mostly just mediocre and not what it seems via its presence on OpenTable. In the heart of a shopping mall, menu is "old," in style and choices.
Service was in keeping with the overall impression of "meh."

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Not good service, seating or waitressing. We had a really mediocre experience and won't be back.

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KT
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Even on a busy Valentine's night, service was swift and the food was great. If there was any blemish, the jerk tofu was not seasoned, but the rest of the dishes more than made up for it.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was cold and bland this particular time and not cooked thoroughly through. Kinda rushed due to Valentines Day.

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F
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Burgers were burnt and when we asked for napkins we never got them. My husband had to go to the bar and get somehimself. Water glasses were never refilled.

They did accommodate us when they initially gave us a broken table. When the kids meal never came until everyone else had their food they removed the charges for the kids meal.

Food quality has gone down since last year. I used to come weekly but now I come every other month, just for happy hr.

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S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We decided to try Crave on the basis of positive reviews on Open Table. If you're at the mall and want a sit-down meal, it's fine, but I wouldn't go out of my way to go back. The fried calamari appetizer was very good, but the entree we ordered, Asian Shrimp Salad, was nothing special--about what you'd expect at a mid-price chain restaurant, but more expensive. Our server was lovely, but she was obviously overworked and kept apologizing for keeping us waiting.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Hostess told us they didn’t have enough menus and never brought us any. We picked 2 off of a table and a waitress glared and told manager and stared at us. Waiter never brought our appetizer because he never wrote our order down. He said he ran out of paper. We were about to pay and he offered the appetizer?! What!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service!! Food was excellent.

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I
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food was good. I will go bCk just for the truffle fries.

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LE
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Crave is a good place to relax after a busy shopping trip. The service was very responsive, the food was good, and the atmosphere relaxing. I arrived early and was seated immediately (there were quite a few empty tables) so I could comfortably wait for my friend to arrive. We ordered drinks - I ordered a glass of wine, she requested a margarita with mixer on the side (they gave her enough mixer for several drinks). We started with sharing the chicken lettuce wraps which were tasty, but difficult to eat due to the lettuce being overfilled (bigger pieces of lettuce would have been helpful). For entrees, I ordered the miso salmon (medium rare) and it was cooked to my liking with stir-fry vegetables. My friend ordered a lemon chicken dish and substituted linguine for the potatoes. The dish comes with 3 chicken breasts, which allowed her to take some home. We did not order dessert, but the coffee was a nice ending to the meal. All in all, it was a good place for us to meet (I came from VA) and I was able to enjoy a meal that fit in with my WW points.

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M
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

CRAVE is dependably good, and the service is excellent, particularly given how busy this restaurant can be. I recommend the sushi dishes and the salads. I recently had the salmon salad and it was terrific.

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LS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

great for after a movie - food is simple and somewhat creative

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B
Washington DC
181 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always excellent service! Two of us had burgers which were cooked perfectly and the fries were nice and hot. I had pasta with chicken and a moray sauce. Delicious. And my husband a chicken stir fry which was very good. Hailey was the manager and Ida our server. They were both outstanding.

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GS
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great mall find. Nice variety of starters and mains. But sushi and sashimi are always my favorites.

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MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointed. Sent back a specialty cocktail as it tasted like lime juice and nothing else. Also sent back the mussels...they were very fishy and chewy. Sushi was also mushy and tasteless. A bit pricey for disappointing fare.

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MM
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service is declining & not much for Vegetarians or Vegans.

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n
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Felt like a bad version of the '80s with possible carpet that is at least 30 years old. The waitress was trying her best to make the guy pay for the bill. A drink and an appetizer costing $30 need to be at an exquisite level otherwise it's a rip-off.

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l
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was great. Waitress was nice and helpful. Restaurant was empty and looked like it needed to be cleaned/updated

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J
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ordered chopped chicken salad. Was not chopped. Chicken was flavorless. Companion had lamb burger which was 2 spicy. Menu had changed from last visit. New menu not to my liking.

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My fries were so greasy, no mayo was on my burger like requested. My burger wasnt done . I feel the server had no knowledge of the food and kept getting the manager. I decided not to order any thing . The manager only gave me a birthday brownie and ice cream for my troubles. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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M
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With such attentive and attractive servers like Ida and Rachel and always well prepared food, this is my “go to “ place to dine.
The staff is always friendly and the ambiance upbeat and clean.
Only I would add the sushi menu has some ups and downs though generally all turns out well.

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BM
Washington DC
131 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good menu selection. Food well prepared...one exception, they served chilled steak sauce with our warm steaks. Service was good. Wine selection was good. It's in a mall so it's drafty in most places.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour was amazing!

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f
Washington DC
192 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the seafood paella and the Mediterranean lamb burger. Great dishes, well flavored and spiced just right. The paella is served on a bed of risotto, not rice. Nice twist. Would order that dish again.

Service was attentive and efficient.

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LB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were seated right away. The restaurant was mostly empty, but we had a long wait to place our order and a moderate wait to get our food. We ate sashimi and tuna poke, neither of which should not take long to prepare. The food was tasty.

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k
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This restaurant is so dated that it looks dirty. Friendly server and hostess. Bar was lively. Food was mediocre at best. Chef was yelling in Spanish throughout the dinner which was at 7pm.

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N
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I was there twice in one week and all the food was deliscious - lamb and bison burgers, paella, lettuce wraps, salmon bowl, etc. Surprisingly not too noisy!!

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SG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Crave Restaurant to celebrate a friend's birthday. We ordered the Calamari and the Mussels & Frites for appetizers. For the entrees we ordered the Beet & Kale salad with the addition of grilled salmon, and also the Mediterranean Lamb Burger. Everything was fresh, served hot and delicious. Our drinks, one a blueberry concoction and the other a raspberry concoction were very good as well. Our server was very attentive and made sure that we were pleased with our experience, which included a special birthday dessert for my friend. I highly recommend this restaurant, which is conveniently located in Westfield Montgomery Mall where there is ample parking.

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RT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was okay, expensive and nothing you can’t get and a lot of other restaurants.

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B
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Last visit was pretty disappointing. Half price sushi night but the quality of the fish was poor (had fishy taste not fresh) Generally the quality of the food here has gone downhill markedly over the last 6 months

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AL
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Really disappointing
The grilled cheese and tomato basil soup is usually delightful, but today it was not
If it was my first time at Crave, I would not go back.
Based on this experience, I might still not return.

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B
Washington DC
181 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always pleasant with excellent, friendly service. A varied menu with interesting choices. Several poke bowls, salads, tasty entrees that are well-priced.

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LL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good fish with rice and sushi made of cooked ingredients, do not recommend sushi with raw fish there. Kids friendly place.

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