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About CRAVE - LaSalle Plaza

Evoking the tastes of the new American palate, familiar yet unforgettable! CRAVE delivers 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 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.

825 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Saturday: 3pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
8th St. and Hennepin Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 332-1133

Website:
http://www.craveamerica.com/

Entertainment:
Featuring DJs on the Rooftop on Friday and Saturday in the summer.

Catering:
CRAVE Catering is proud to offer a dynamic new approach to full-service and delivery 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 sales@craveamerica.com to inquire!

Parking Details:
Validated ramp parking after 4pm. $5 for up to 2 1/2 hours.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 11:30AM - 1:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 11:30AM - 1:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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CRAVE - LaSalle Plaza Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (66)
Good for a Date (52)
Special Occasion (49)
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Good for Groups (39)
Casual (38)
Fun (36)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Happy Hour (24)
Business Meals (23)
Bar Seating (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Hot Spot (21)
Scenic View (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
People Watching (17)
Romantic (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Late-night Find (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Cozy (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quick Bite (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Kid-friendly (9)
Healthy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Authentic (5)
Live Sports (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Spicy (4)
Great Beer (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Had a reservation at 6:30, didn't get seated until after 7. Food was good. Service was good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

I think we were there on an off night. The staff was slammed and we had to wait quite a while until we were seated. Staff took the edge off by serving a complimentary flute of bubbly which was very nice and took away the sting. We had a very nice and hard-working server who checked to make sure we were OK -- attentive but not annoyingly so. The food was disappointing which could have been due to the pre-theatre crowding. My friend had the beet salad which contained 1small slice of beet. I had a fig and prosciutto flatbread and the toppings were very skimpy; there may have been some cheese on it too but I could not swear to it. This is the third time I have gone there and on the other occassions the food left a lot of flavor to be desired. Servers are always well trained and prepared. We didn't indulge in our usual shared cocktails and starters because we were so late to be seated.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 2 days ago

Very disappointing. 4 our of 5 of us had our meal comped. It was ice cold. Flavors were good, just not hot. We were going to a show so we had no time for a reheat or replacement. Paid for my glass of wine. Best part of the meal!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Exceptional service with delicious food....a lovely dining experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Crave is where I took my staff for a holiday luncheon this year. We got away from our annual trek to Manny's, in part because neither of them eat red meat (but were more than willing to go there again anyway). I thought we should do something different, and it worked out great. The fish was very fresh, and there were a number of creative dishes to keep the two of them happy. Having just had dinner at Nobu in Washington DC, a brand new location, I was amused that CRAVE was serving their version of yellowtail with ponzu and jalepeno. I will say that while Nobu invented the dish, CRAVE does a really good job on their own version, including a sliver of cucumber and a piece of citrus on top. I would definitely go back when I am in the Minneapolis area.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

The filet mignon was cooked to our likings...However all three of our meals were barely warm. Didn’t complain or send back as we were headed to a show and didn’t have time to spare. Our server knew that we had a show too, we gave ourselves 1 1/2 hours for dinner-so we had plenty of time. Sadly, the table next to use, got there and ordered after us, received there food before us. :( Disappointing...and our bill was around $170, you’d think we’d have gotten hot food for that price. If our food would have been hot, I’d have given 5 stars, but our food sat in the kitchen getting cold before we got it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service was fantastic. My husband liked their sushi and I like the chicken parm. It was a tad pricey, especially beer, but the food was good so that can be overlooked. The atmosphere was very cool as well and I like that they take reservations for all party sizes, not just 6 or more.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food and service - will be on my list when in town. Dances the line between accessible and trendy well.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a 6:30 p.m. pre-show reservation and arrived on time. Unfortunately 30 minutes later they still hadn't seated us and our show started at 8:00 p.m. Out of desperation, I asked if our group of 5 could sit at the sushi bar. They said fine, but service was invisible and we all sat in a long line and couldn't talk. Why bother getting a reservation if it means a 1/2 hour wait and then still no table?

Food was good - don't get me wrong. But I really wouldn't recommend them for pre-show dining. They don't know how to manage tables to get people in and out. They also accept way too many reservations - - which turns it into a waiting list when you walk in.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food, reasonable prices, and excellent friendly service made our group happy diners.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was awesome and the service was GREAT!! Very clean and inviting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Attending theater food cold dry very disappointed and to top it off no paper towel in restroom! Manager attentive kind and willing to help

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Came here before the ballet. Our server Alex was wonderful. He gave us many suggestions from drinks to sushi, and was very attentive throughout the whole meal. He was very funny and personable and made the whole meal that much better. We ordered one of the sushi boats and it was outstanding. Some of the best sushi we have had in the cities. We will definitely be back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A perfect ladies luncheon celebrating a recent retirement before a theatre outing.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We each ordered something different and had plenty to share amongst the table. Prices are a little higher than other similarly-themed restaurants, but you’re essentially paying for the ambience.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

rock rocked as a server. accommodated our needs flawlessly. excellent choice for pre-theater dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Server was great, thanks!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great food and great service

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Before Orpheum Theater performance

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Friendly staff, good food and concern for our having tickets to see a play and needing to be served on a timely basis.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

A wide-ranging menu means there's something for everyone at this energetic, child-friendly restaurant. The food is very good and the service was excellent. A manager stopped by our table (six of us and a toddler) to make sure everything was satisfactory - it was. A good choice.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We order two items from the gluten free menu--the mussels and frites and the chicken pasta--and a regular order of scallops and shrimp. Our server was friendly and attentive. When the mussels came, they were without any frites. We were about to ask about that when the manager came and explained this was a new item for the gluten free menu and the frites weren't really gluten free because they were fried with gluten products--because of that, they decided to not send out any frites, and when our server saw that, she asked why before we could and that prompted the manager to stop by. I said no problem, you can send out the frites since I didn't have a gluten problem. But when the frites came, they were not very good, cool and seemed like they had been sitting awhile. No big deal, but a little disappointing. Then the entrees came. The chicken and pasta came without any chicken. My shrimp and scallops came with 4 shrimp and one scallop. I've had this dish at other Craves, and there has always been an equal numbers of shrimp and scallops-either 3 or 4 of each. When the server checked back, we asked her where the chicken was--and she agreed, they had forgotten to add it--and I mentioned the shrimp /scallop issue. She said she'd have some chicken "sent out". Unfortunately, that never happened. She said she'd have the manager stop by again, but that never happened either. We had to leave for an 8pm show and couldn't wait, but I gave her my number and the next day the manager called. He said came back again and he'd pick up our meals.
So the food we had was pretty good (except the fries), but forgetting to add the chicken to the chicken and pasts dish is pretty bad. The odd shrimp/scallop number isn't such a big deal, just not right. But calling up and saying they would comp our next meal is very good. So a mixed review--if they had done a few more things right, it could be 5 stars, but the mis-steps were too much to be overlooked.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always a great restaurant; good food, excellent service and cozy setting.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very good food. Noisy as we were seated right next to the bar even though we had reservations. Tried to seat us by the bathrooms at first, but I requested a different table.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We like Crave Lasalle for dinner pre-Theatre, like we did Saturday pre-Waitress. Broad selection so everybody can get what they want. Everything prepared well and is tasty. Service is always excellent!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good meal for family of 7 at Crave. Fish, sushi, pasta and steak everyone was satisfied. The walleye - MN signature fish, was a little too blackened for me - didn't taste the flavor of the fish for the seasoning.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our dinner was very good. Nice place to dine post- theater. Service was spot on. Entrees were very tasty.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic food and our servers were on point. Wonderful evening for a large family gathering!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We enjoyed the ani tuna with crisps app very much and the firecracker shrimp! Consistently good food and fun bar staff.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had wonderful service for dinner before we went to the theatre. Food was delicious, martini was excellent!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants but this evening was rudely interrupted by the young guy behind us cussing and swearing and then they comped his dinner?!!

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our server Lily was engaging & attentive. Food was excellent. Only negative was the intrusive floor supervisor. She visited our table FOUR times during the course of our meal. Thats 3 times too many.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We came here before a show at the Brave New Workshop with another family. There were 8 of us. The 5 O'Clock reservation was perfect for a 7 pm show...we even had dessert! Our waitress was friendly. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. The choices on the menu were varied enough for anyone, I believe.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I had given Crave a pretty bad review a few months ago after a couple of bad experiences. Because there aren't many options close to the theatres downtown and it was busy everywhere, when I found a reservation that would work and decided to give it another go. I was pleasantly surprised. Even though it was completely packed, they seated us within a couple of minutes of our reservation time. We told our waitress as soon as she arrived that we wanted to order because we had to make a show - she rolled right with it. Food arrived quickly - which amazed me because the restaurant is huge and it was absolutely full. We both ordered steak frites - steak wasn't cooked to the correct temperature, but it was close enough. I'll definitely be back again and hope that the positive changes continue.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had a reservation for 6:15 so we could be done before a 7:30 show across the street. We were seated promptly, but it took a while to get our orders placed even though we told our waitress we had a 7:30 show. She said we wouldn't have any problem ordering anything on the menu- HA! We got our food with less than 15 minutes to eat and one of our orders was wrong- it was a steak, but not the one I ordered. There was an apology, an adjustment to out bill and a $40 gift card, but I'm pretty sure the gift card is the only reason we'd go back. The food was pedestrian- only half of us were pleased with our meal. We had two steak dishes (one was pretty god, the other was incorrect and not great at that), vegetarian sushi (satisfying) and baked mac and cheese (not great). I do appreciate they tried to make it right.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went to Crave to celebrate my birthday. I loved the atmosphere and the overall energy of the restaurant. The front desk staff were extremely nice and prompt. We had to change our party size at the last minute and they were very accommodating. She informed us of the estimated wait time and was very prompt on letting us know when the table was ready. Everyone in my party seemed to enjoy their food and drinks. However, there is room for improvement in the customer experience/etiquette area.

We had a server who was refilling waters at our table. He was reaching over our food as we were eating, he didn't seem at all apologetic about his actions, our waitress was very unconnected to our needs. We had to wait quite a wait time for drinks to be refreshed.

For your birthday they bring you a brownie with ice cream and a sparkler. The brownie was very had so we assumed it was either old or had been sitting for some time. Once we paid, she seemed to no longer be concerned about us as there was a gratuity guaranteed to her because of our party size.

I really love Crave and this was my first time at the downtown location. I would highly recommend that everyone visits this location at least once!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We (a group of 4) drove from Rochester to a 7:30pm Show at the Orpheum Theatre and Crave sat us within 3 minutes of our Restaurant reservation at 6:30pm and, knowing that we had a tight time frame to get to the Show, advised our group re the fastest meal items and quickly took our bar order. Our lovely waitress even asked if it was ok to bring the bill while our food was being served so that we wouldn't be late. She was very courteous and efficient throughout. We were totally on time for the Show. Thanks, Crave!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Seated promptly, restaurant makes a point to check whether your party is planning to attend a show on Hennepin so that they can be sure to get you served in time to meet your schedule. Food was FABULOUS.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service was great and speedy. The managers was very kind and professional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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