CRAVE - Bethesda

4.2
330 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Asian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(301) 469-9600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Westlake Dr.
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

What 330 People Are Saying
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p
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service! We went right when it opened on Sunday, so we were the first ones there. The seating is comfortable and large, even for a booth. My server gave really good recommendations. We ordered truffle fries with parmesan cheese, a type of sushi roll (I forgot!), Bison burger, seafood paella, and chicken caprese. The chicken caprese was so-so, but everything else was delicious! Definitely coming back!

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BC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining at Crave and plan to return soon. The Sushi was very good and the service was great.

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r
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good as usual and the service was excellent. We were able to order from both the happy hour and regular menu. I was happy to receive a coupon right after I made the reservation. Perfect timing.

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F
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered a crave burger( angus beef)!. Thick and juicy but the tase was flat. Not sure if this was prime beef.

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DR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The decor was kind of drab and reminded me of a cafeteria style restaurant. We dined at 6pm on Saturday and the service was good. We got a flatbread for an appetizer that was fairly tasty. My main course was the grilled jerked shrimp. It came with 4 small shrimp and my rice was kind of cold because the coconut sauce was cold and when they drizzled it on the luke warm rice it made it even colder. Overall, just an average place.

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BM
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I began celebrating our wedding anniversary early with a nice coupon from Crave. We have dined here many times, enjoy their cuisine, and the friendly wait staff.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We only had appetizers and salad. They were good.

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G
Washington DC
114 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food at Crave is predictably good and a go-to restaurant when one is not certain where to go. Three of us tried something new (for us) and it was good...the blackened cod. However, it was not blackened!!!! we mentioned that to our waitress

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The appetizers and entrées all came out at the same time. I said something to the woman who brought the food and she’s passed the buck saying that that’s the way the order was put in. It would be great if we could get our appetizers first and then when we’re done with the appetizers have our entrées. I felt that our meal was rushed in that regard. Also it was very hard to get the check when we were ready to go. I had to go up to the hostess because our waiter was nowhere in sight. Eventually I tracked down the waiter myself and he apologized saying he had so many tables that all needed service at the same time. It would be good if management of the restaurant could take this into consideration and have additional servers on staff at busy times like Saturday evening when my group ate.

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a
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were there around 7:15 on a Sat. night and I was very glad we had a reservation. Menu has lots of variety; prices are pretty good. The Appetizers I saw (wings, firecracker shrimp, and mussels with frites) are above average in size. I'm told the firecracker shrimp really are somewhat spicy. Service was a little lackluster: one person told us that he'd bring us bread and he never did; 3 of the 4 of us were served at the same time and the 4th had to wait quite a bit. But we'd definitely go back.

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PN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pretty good. Convenient. Inside mall.

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s
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Service was fair. Food wasn't all that great and really pricey. 2 drinks at the bar during Happy Hour cost $24. That's insane. I won't go back

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JN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crave has a great menu with a lot of different dinner offerings. We have enjoyed every different dish we have tried over multiple visits. The staff are friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming. The food is great and is served promptly at the correct temperature. Service is efficient.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Poor and inconsistent service. Food was fine but a little disappointing. Probably won’t return

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LS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the desserts. Service was a bit slow to start.

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M
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We frequent Crave because we like to food. Our server this visit (Stephanie) was fabulous!

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AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

This place would have been ok if the service didn’t completely suck! And I hate using this word but it’s fitting! My date and I had a late movie so we decided to grab a bite beforehand downstairs. The bartender Katrina was clearly having a bad day and issues with other staff since she was irate at the bar with whatever the issue was. She took our drinks/food order. The only thing she decided to hand us were two waters. After an hour of watching this unprofessional spectacle and other customers not being serviced by her either, I told the other bartender to please make sure my drink wasn’t on the tab. I would just order it when I got to the movie. She was completely unprofessional when she realized I never received my drink order. She blamed the other bartender, with no apology to us. I wouldn’t recommend this place at all. Don’t waste your time or money. Date night may have been ruined if Avengers wasn’t so great!

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G
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had one of the worst lunch salads ever. My chicken with "black bean and corn salsa" and a few pieces of dried out/tough chicken and barely any beans and corn. That was it. Lousy! And, the server never brought my beverage request.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Great atmosphere, excellent food! Would recommend a place to try.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Sushi sub par. Everything else okay.

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RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wait staff seemed to remember us and was very accommodating to our 7-year old grand daughter who was with us. She finished her food too!

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EM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Our waiter delivered our appetizers at the same time as our entrees, and then acted petulant for the remainder of the meal after I politely but firmly pointed out this violates the most basic rule of meal service.

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LI
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, reasonable price, surprisingly good. The sushi was good, the portions were large, and family of four ate well for less than $125.00

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JP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for a family meal at the mall. Very consistent food and service. Nice beer selection.

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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From the warm and friendly greeting offered by the very pretty manager, Elly, to the excellent service given by the very affable and congenial Brandon, the evening was memorable. Although the lamb burger is only offered at lunch, strangely enough, the helpful Brandon arranged for this tasty burger to be served to my friend at dinner- ten minutes before closing. The cheeseburger, with added bacon for a dollar was good as well.

Generally, Crave does a reliable job. On past visits we had the attentive and lovely Tiffany.

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DB
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Calamari was greasy and overcooked - breading was falling off. Salad was not fresh. Three scallops and three small shrimp on past was $26 - outrageous. And the drinks are very, very pricey. Beware.

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f
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food; attentive and friendly staff. All in all, a very good dining experience.

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D
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Our server was terrible. He never said hello or greeted us in any way. He just walked up to the table and starting talking about beverages. He never smiled. He spoke too softly. He didn't get our orders completely correct. He never refilled water glasses. Because of this, we will not return and would not recommend the restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was horrible, they missed up our drink order and took half an hour to correct it. We both ordered ahi poke bowls and the seasoning was extremely salty and overpowering. We would not go back.

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LP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Even though it is in a mall, we really like this restaurant. The Sushi is excellent, my teenagers LOVE the mac and cheese, and happy hour has some great values. Plus if you join the crave club, you always get coupons.

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a delightful and delicious meal to celebrate a wedding anniversary and birthday.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was good. The service was sub par. Waitress seemed grumpy and put out when we asked a question or had a request. Restaurant didn’t feel very clean.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The server forgot to order our appetizer and messed up our entree. Asking for no sauce on the steak, but still put it. Then came back with disgusting steak/pieces of meat. Not recommended this place for steak at all!!!

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was lucky to be there on half price sushi night and so I tried three different items. And since so many people recommended their truffle fries, I got an order of those too. Very good food but service was a bit slow.

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a
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service! A very dedicated server made the experience a real treat.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was okay but a tad overpriced. At a price level about 15% lower for entrees this would be a great place. For the money spent you can get a better overall experience elsewhere.

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F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Need to expand on the happy hour menu. Used to have more variety.

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DP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was packed with happy faces and the food was awesome. I would definitely recommend this place and also go there again

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PA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Crave and recommend it to everyone - great staff and prices and Dan food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

V-day, we both enjoyed dinner. Thanks.

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