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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.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
American, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8th St. and Hennepin Avenue
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Featuring DJs on the Rooftop on Friday and Saturday in the summer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire!
Validated ramp parking after 4pm. $5 for up to 2 1/2 hours.
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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CRAVE - LaSalle Plaza Ratings and Reviews
We chose Crave based on its proximity to the Orpheum as well as its online menu choices. It was very convenient and we were seated right away with our reservation. Our server greeted us shortly after we were seated and took our drink orders. Our server was very quiet and we got the feeling he was possibly new, although he knew the menu well and was helpful with both drink ideas for our 3 daughters (ages 10-15) as well as entree recommendations. The appetizers were excellent and we would highly recommend the crab and artichoke dip. The entrees were a mix from ok to great for our party of five. Favorite was the sushi boat which we would definitely recommend. We found out later through another review that the menu was paired down for an event menu. This explains why some of the items we saw online were not on the menus at the restaurant. Desserts were good and chocolate martinis were excellent. Several times during our dining experience we had managers stop to check on us, they were pleasant and made us feel welcome. The overall experience was very good and we would recommend Crave to our friends.
Very underwhelming experience. Overpriced food- not unique or particularly well prepared. Flatbread crust was pale/underdone. Toppings sparse and underdelivered on the menu description. Eggrolls were Totino's'-like. We were seated on the 'runway' to the bathrooms, and because there were what seemed like several holiday parties and gatherings there, there was a constant stream of people breezing too and fro. Service was good, our server was friendly and attentive.
I like Crave a lot, however made a 6:00 PM dinner reservation with another couple to dine and then go to Phantom of the Opera. Arrived at 5:50 PM but didn't get seated until 6:25. Advised waiter we had plans to go to Orpheum and got meal and had to rush to finish ad pay to get to the theatre. Need better planning on getting people to table at the scheduled reservation time. Made the whole dinner rather rushed and shouldn't have been.
I had reservations and was early. I was seated at a high table and wanted a lie booth or table. They couldn’t accommodate.
My waiter was very nice but at the end of the night he got slow and waited for my dessert for a long time. I had to ask about it to get it.
The food is always really good but I think it’s not as good as before.
Food and ambiance was great! Service was ok, could be better. Server came by once to ask how’s the food while walking by when I say it was “great and delicious” he kept going. Manager was nice she ask if we were ok and converse a little. Overall it was great dinner right after a Phantom of the Opera show. I was with my autistic nephew and he loves. We had the calamari great taste and dip, he had the crunchy roll he was kind of disappointed because he thought it was going to be crunchy outside but it was only called crunchy because of the shrimp tempura but after he tasted he loved it. I had the seafood paella. I’ve been craving paella for almost 3 weeks now. Been looking for a good Spanish paella. It was very good but I couldn’t compare it to the seafood paella I had in Barcelona. Don’t get me wrong it was the food was good. Last we had the s’mores brownies desert it was a bomb! I thought it was going to be too sweet with the marshmallow but it was just right. Overall it was a very good night and good food!
know that if you have a reservation the night of a show at the theater- it doesn't matter. We showed up and were told that they'd let us know when they could take us... when I inquired as to what was the point of a reservation I was told that they'd seated lots of folks going to the show next door and they'd get us seated when they could. Thankfully the evening wasn't a total loss- we had an amazing server, believe his name is Chris.
Apparently it was a bad night at Crave. We (3 people) had 6:15 reservations and still waited 30 minutes to be seated. We were attending an 8:00 show at Pantages and told the reception and wait staff so. Once seated the wait staff and kitchen tried to hurry our order along, but the hamburger had to be sent back TWICE for being toooooo rare. It was ordered well-done. My sushi was so-so. Nothing special. Another person's chicken dish was fine--no problems. We quickly stuffed down our food and rushed the payment to get out as quickly as possible. Made it just in time for the show. The hamburger order was comped at least. We've been there before and never had these problems, so we hope it was just a bad night. We went back for dessert after the show, and were seated next to a larger group that ended up being extremely loud. We couldn't hear our own conversation. So we finished quickly and left. Needless to say we were extremely disappointed with Crave that night. I might return at some point, but I would think twice.
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.
This has been one of my go to places for before going to the theatre, and while they have made me cut it close to a show before (which is why I planned an hour and a half this time), it has never been this bad before.
We had a reservation for 5:45 pm and were exactly on time. When I stopped at the host table they told me I was "checked in" which confused me because I had a reservation. We waited at least 15 minutes for a table (it's now 6 pm), keeping in mind our show started at 7:30 so this is less time than I wanted, but still doable. Luckily I had included some buffer time when I made the reservation and we only had to go downstairs to the State. Then things got worse.
The drinks were good and the flatbread appetizer we got was out fast and tasted great! But then the waiter didn't put our food order in right away for some reason. It was after 7 pm when we got our food. We had also ordered a second round of drinks that came wrong and by the time we got them it was also after 7. So while the food and drinks are amazing, we had less than 20 minutes to inhale our food and drinks and pay the bill. That included my $30+ steak (which was great, or so I think, I barely got to taste it as I ate). I didn't give them my Crave loyalty card because I literally didn't want to take another minute and be late to our show.
The plan was to have time to sit back and enjoy some wonderful food and drink with my friends visiting from out of town before a show and it turned into "how fast can you eat because we have to go now!" I will be looking into other options for restaurants for pre-show dining which is too bad because the food really is good.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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