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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (48)
Good for a Date (44)
Special Occasion (42)
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Good for Groups (35)
Casual (30)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Fun (30)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Happy Hour (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Scenic View (21)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Hot Spot (19)
Business Meals (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
People Watching (16)
Romantic (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Cozy (13)
Quick Bite (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Kid-friendly (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Healthy (5)
Tapas (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Spicy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Authentic (3)
Great Beer (3)
Live Sports (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Service was outstanding, I had the NZ Green Lipped mussels and they were the best I've ever had, even better than the ones in NZ

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

6 Canadians in for a bachelorette party. The restaurant was recommended by a friend who lives in Minneapolis. Service wasn’t the greatest, had to flag her down every time we needed something. Did not quality check the table. Not many of us enjoyed our meals. We were also told about the rewards program and told we would be given a round of free shots, although all of the shots were on our bill. Free brownie at the end was rock hard. Would not recommend.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had an excellent time at Crave, service was wonderful and food amazing. Only Complaint would be that we had reservations and still had to wait for quite awhile. 30 minutes+ No pagers to call groups and they seemed unorganized at the Host/Hostess stand. They would wander around the groups of people looking for the party that was next, instead of paging or Loudly calling names. A lot of people waiting in the waiting area and also outside in the mall.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

First timer, I’ll definitely be back. Excellent choices, food and services!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Crave is usually a go-to for us when we are celebrating out of town. We had sushi and friends had a steak and a poke bowl. Sushi was great but we had to ask for more soy...the other meals were just okay. Server was slow about getting drinks and kept confusing our orders of food and drinks. Manager stopped to ask how everything was and we said we could use another round of drinks. Instead of putting the order in then telling the server he sent the server over to retake the order. Ended up taking over 10 minutes just to get a fresh round of the same drinks we already had. The next morning, while at breakfast, we realized our credit card had not been returned to us after paying at Crave the night before. We live 3 hours away and needed to leave before the restaurant reopened for the evening. We had to cancel the CC and get a new one issued. Not the best Crave experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food4
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service2
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Taking daughters to a show

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great time before a concert at the State Theater. Our server D’Anthony was exceptional .

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We ate at Crave mostly because its near the State Theatre where we were headed to see a show. The restaurant was packed with folks doing the same which accounts for the slow service. The manager stopped by several times to apologize which was a plus. Because our reservation was at 6:30, time wasn’t an issue. I ordered paella. The mussels were either over cooked or old, rubbery and tasteless. The andouille sausage was spicy and plenty of it, probably to make up for the absence of the advertised chicken. Shrimp was fine. The rice was more gummy than I’m used to in a paella. My date thought her salmon was fine, I thought it was over cooked. I’m sure we’ll choose another downtown restaurant next time we go to a show; plenty of better choices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Would not go back. The food was substandard at best. The noise level was such that having a conversation was most difficult!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Only thing this was our third visit, is for a round table of five its very hard to hear each over. But food and service great.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Quick meal before TWolves game and it was packed on a Sunday night. Made it a lot of fun and great atmosphere!

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food4
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our food was wonderful! :) But our waiter this time was not.

It's very convenient to the theaters on Hennepin Ave, so the wait staff should now how to get people going to the theater out in a timely manner, since that's the 1st question he asked. It didn't happen this time, but usually they are very good about it.

However, I will come back.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I've been here before and I've been to a few other Crave locations. The food is always good. the Service could have been better. I'll be back again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My cousins from out of town were very excited to be going to a fun restaurant downtown Minneapolis before the show we went to. It added to the overall glamour of the evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A very good choice for pre-theatre dinner! Lots of options and all prepared well with reasonable downtown pricing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and service were fantastic! We will be back! Blackened fish tacos were the best I've ever hade.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Casual, Hot Spot, Tapas, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Terrific calamari and merlot to start. Shared the Godzilla sushi roll and crab topped filet with my husband. Perfect combination! Liked the mini dessert menu. Small sweets for a small price but the perfect amount to put the perfect finish on the meal. Perfect place to eat before the theater. Great attentive service that strives to give you a wonderful dinning experience with plenty of time to get to your show.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The Peach Bread Budding and brownie was delicious. I normally do not like bread pudding, but this one was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Another really good pre-theater meal. Came for the first time a month ago and had such a good experience we decided to return for dinner prior to going to the Orpheum. Second visit was as pleasant as the first - good food, reasonably priced wine by the glass and good service. The restaurant was considerably busier than a month ago so was a bit noisier but we could still converse comfortably. Our server Alex provided just the right amount of attention and made sure we got our food and checks in ample time to get to our show. Crave may become our go-to place for pre-theater dinners.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We went to Crave before a show. Although we had a 630 reservation, we didn't get a table until almost 7. Luckily we had found some spots at the bar prior to that table opening up so we just hung out there. The food was great, the service was as well. Just frustrating to not have a reservation honored when in a time crunch.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Reservations were not handled properly. The staff was not friendly nor inviting.
My food came out cold and not edible.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Although we had a reservation , we still had to wait 10-15 minutes beyond that time. Additionally, they were out of the wine we had ordered. First it was that there was only enough for 2 glasses, then it was that there actually was none at all. Not a great experience overall.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always great food and a nice variety. Great place for lunch.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

For having a large group the service and food was incredibly fast. Highly recommend a sushi boat, the display was wonderful. Overall great atmosphere and awesome food.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Spicy, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This location of Crave is perfect for an evening before a play or downtown sports event. The menu offers delicious choices in entrees and sushi.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Service staff did an excellent job. The head Chef Andrew even came to our table to discuss the new menu options and how we enjoyed them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very good meal

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was wonderful, and Maddie, our server, was even better! She was friendly and had great menu recommendations.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Disappointed that even though it was obvious my husband became very ill suddenly from the food or wine, nothing was done. We've been here many times before with no problems. Things happen but $100.00 down the tubes was a disappointment....not to mention the ruined evening for my husband.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Even though we had the reservation at 6:00 PM and we arrive before then, we did not get seated until more than 20 minutes after 6. We still made it to the theater though. Our waiter was very nice.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Got to Crave at our reservation time (5:45) on a Thursday night. The host told us they were running a little behind on seating people. There were probably 30+ people waiting to be sat along side us in line. We weren’t sat at a table until 6:20. A full 35 minutes of waiting. To me that isn’t a little behind and I wish I would have been informed of just how long it would take. After we were sat we placed our drink order and it took another 20 minutes to get those, we even placed our food order before our drinks were delivered. I like Crave and have enjoyed eating there in the past but this was the WORST experience I have ever had. No one apologized for the wait for our table, no one apologized for the wait on our drinks and no one seemed to care that we were inconvenienced by Crave’s lack of organization. Hey Crave why take reservations if you aren’t going to follow them? Why not commmunicate just how long everything is going to take? This was the best example of poor customer service I have seen in a very long time. Kudos on being so crappy.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Was great place to eat before a show at the state theater nearby. Decent food, quick service. Was good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We dined here before attending a show next door at the State Theater. The bar was under staffed and after 30 minutes we still didn't have our cocktails, so we changed to a bottle of wine, which took another 15 minutes to be served. Our pasta dishes had been sitting before being served and were cold and dry, as well as bland and tasteless. To be fair, the Manager comped our wine, but it was too late to save this dinner from being one of the worst I've had in recent memory. After leaving a bad review on another website, my husband was contacted by Crave Management and asked to give them a 2nd chance. We will do so, but not at this location. It's unfortunate, as I had high hopes that a restaurant this convenient to the Theater would be a good choice for dinner.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was amazing! Very personable and knowledgeable servers. They went above and beyond. The food was also very tasty. Especially the sushi. I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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