About CRAVE - West End

Evoke the tastes of the new American palate. Familiar yet unforgettable! CRAVE delivers on one simple thing: 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 wood-oven pizzas, 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.

1603 West End Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Sushi

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

Cross Street:
Park Place and 16th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(952) 933-6500

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

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:
Valet and self parking available.

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Groups larger than 9 people require a phone reservation

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Details
Sun - Wed 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Thu 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 3:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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Whether you're planning a business dinner, a social celebration or a corporate gathering, let CRAVE make your event extraordinary. We offer an exceptional dining experience that will meet every need and make each event uniquely memorable.

CRAVE - West End Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Casual (32)
Special Occasion (25)
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Good for Groups (25)
Great for Lunch (22)
Happy Hour (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Business Meals (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Fun (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Comfort Food (10)
People Watching (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Healthy (8)
Romantic (8)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Cozy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was low quality and very disappointing. I've there before but won't return since the quality of the food has gone downhill.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a good experience, our food was extremely delayed out of the kitchen and the wait staff and management went out of their way to take care of us. Great restaurant!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a great afternoon "happy hour" catching up with relatives after a concert. Food was yummy and served hot and fresh. Service was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Tried a couple times. Was hoping this experience might be better. Not. Over cooked pasta. Not much flavor probably won’t be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Starter salad is excellent, fish and steak very good. The Crave email club makes it affordable.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Awesome food and outstanding service. It's a great restaurant!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We went for happy hour and ordered the fries and nachos. The nachos would have been enough. They were huge!... also, very spicy. Good happy hour specials though & good prices.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Our waiter was super nice and genuine. Nice atmosphere and ambiance. Food was great! Our family enjoyed our time very much and we will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Incredibly delicious. I get Calamari always as my appetizer. CRAVE.s is the hands down best!!!!!! I got a bison burger...it had an egg on it.......super yummy. My 3 gal pals all enjoyed their meals as well. We had a great time and it was worth the prices.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and teamwork service!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Birthday/anniversary

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was our mistake to go during a Vikings game. Too disruptive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was cold. The dinner was $29.99 and it tasted like a TV dinner. I think the turkey was pressed meat. Even served with some turkey fat on it. Asked for all white meat. Got more dark meat than white. Gravy tasted like out of the can. I love Crave but will NEVER go there again for a holiday dinner. So unimpressed. Way overpriced for what we got.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We received excellent service for Thanksgiving. Traditional fare was modest - food from regular menu was much better. Our party of 8 was seated at a round table in a quiet area which we much appreciated.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was great, service was great.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had a good lunch. Our waiter and the manager were attentive. There was an error with our error, but it was taken care of

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Computer was down at crave so we couldn’t cHeck out. We have been to crave several times in the last couple weeks, but I have found the food to be wanting. The chicken parm was barely a quarter inch thick & the coating not very flavorful. Also tried the lemon chicken which was disappointing. The 3 slivers of chicken breast didn’t equate to an ample serving.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Crave is my favorite place to take anyone from out of town. It has great variety and the food comes out quick and delicious!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great times! Service was quick. Food and drinks were delicious.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

I made reservations through opentable for 6 people. When we got to Crave they claimed that there was no record of the reservation even though I had the email confirmation. Luckily they were still able to accommodate us due to the fact that it was a Monday night. This is the second time this has happened to me with this website so I probably will not use it again.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service was the worst I ever had in 2 years. I requested a call from the General Manager-Joe, which I probably will never receive. I told the asst. mgr. that they lost us as a customer and she didn't really care.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

You can always count on a good meal and service here. Prices seem to be getting into the high range. Extremely disappointed in the lack of Absolut Citron. whatever the rail equivalent to Citron is garbage. Other than that it was a great night!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Enjoyed a grand birthday celebration with girlfriends!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The menu was diverse. Food was presented well and very tasty. We had a friendly greeting on arrival and the service was great. Wait person very knowledgeable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great meal, peach bread pudding was excellent

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A successful business lunch. Marcelo was an attentive, but quiet server. He ensured we had all we needed, and no request was unimportant. He ensure one of our guests, celebrating a birthday, felt special, and even delivered a birthday dessert without asking. Great spot for lunch, and the Samurai Sushi Boat was a huge hit for our party.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun, Business Meals
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My steak was very good and my son loved his shrimp. Service was good.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a 7pm reservation and were not seated until 7:30. The meat in the dishes in my opinion was a low end not very good meats but yet charged a higher end price. Probably will not go back for food. Also order a glass of wine and then was given the specials. If the waitress would have made me aware of the specials I would have had my wine for $3 cheaper.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were put in a side room where all the tables were very close together. Created an extremely loud environment.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Outstanding service, great food, upbeat ambiance with manageable noise levels.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I am grateful to the server for putting is in the back, in a secluded area, away from the loud music. She was great handling my challenge. Frankly, as an aging Baby Boomer, who has to wear hearing aids, and who hosts other Baby Boomers for lunch who have a hard time hearing, you might ask people upon coming in for seat in the front area where it is loud or in the back room where it is quiet. I'm not so sure I will go back there. Not because of the great service but because it is too loud.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great atmosphere, food, drinks, and service. I would recommend for a party or just a dinner with a few people.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Consistent service and food. Always a pleasure dining here.
Love the food and the consistent service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Crave never disappoints. We love their new menu. It's so convenient to go before a movie. Fun! Thanks!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was very average. Had sushi that didn’t seem fresh. Service was inattentive.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Another good meal with exceptional service from Brann.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had a blast! Nachos are AMAZING! Good good, my steak was delicious. Not to mention the dessert—s’more brownie!!! Awesome server (hey Jesse!).

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Tori our waitress was awesome. Very attentative although it was super busy.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We made a reservation and I think got the best spot in the house. We were in a booth with a curtain to pull if needed. My Mom, sisters, and myself had a great time. My daughter did not get her extra shrimp that she ordered, but forgot until it was too late to ask the waitress. So she nicely took that off of our bill. We would definitely recommend this place. That was the second time that I've been there. I live 6 hours away, so it is a treat to come there! Love it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Had reservations and still took about 15 minutes to be seated. Plenty of empty tables. The first waiter didn’t approach our table for 45 minutes. They apoligized and provided a free appetizer. When we were done and didn’t ask for coffee or desert it took close to an hour to get the check. I had to get up and ask waiter if he forgot about us! Place wasn’t so busy to have such poor service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, People Watching
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