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:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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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CRAVE - West End Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Special Occasion (32)
Good for Birthdays (31)
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Good for Groups (30)
Casual (28)
Happy Hour (27)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fun (23)
Business Meals (22)
Bar Seating (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Cozy (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (7)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Romantic (6)
Great Beer (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Spicy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

I enjoyed my dinner with shrimp and scallops on fettuccine. My husband had the ribeye, asked for it to be prepared rare. It was brought to him well done. Asparagus on the plate looked as if it was a thick branch of greens, being unable to eat it. Mine had artichokes in it, that were too tough to chew. Once I picked the artichokes out, mine was fine.

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Reliably good every time. I appreciate the fact that the menu is rather broad, allowing many choices when you are with multiple people. Love the Ahi tuna Poke Bowl - always a favorite!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 3 days ago

Friendly, welcoming atmosphere in which to gather with friends! Our wait staff was spectacular in every way! Appreciated her attentiveness and also the support staff's attention to detail. A bit pricey for our budget, but the food was tasty and attractively presented.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Afternoon Coffee, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

I love this crave location because it’s always busy and the dining area is huge. The menu has so many different options for all palettes and the staff is happy to help recommend their favorites.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service was awesome. Low noice level, friendly people, awesome scene. Can't wait to stop by.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

We left the food was just okay and expensive for what we got.
Service, etc was good

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service. Got seated right away. Wasn't too crowded for a Thursday night. Could enjoy dinner and have a good conversation without yelling at each other. Great food and drink selection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was good. Had noon reservations for a large group and were seated in the middle of the room. It was hard to hear and have a conversation as a group. If we would have waiting to meet a little later would have been better for noise. Great location.

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

This was the fourth consecutive Valentines Day that we have eaten at West End Crave. As before, I gave detailed preferences of where we would like to be seated.

We WERE accommodated with a large booth, but it wasn't in the mid-section of the restaurant. It was on the main aisle to the right of the hostess entry desk. Hence, it was very noisy and almost seemed like the "dreaded" back room.

To me, ambience is half of the dining experience. We DO not "just go out on a week night/weekend" to CRAVE West End, but choose it annually for Valentines Day and occasional Birthdays. Since there are so many poor choice- possibilities of where we might get seated, this may be our last Valentine's Day spent there.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were great. We were in a smaller back room with no windows, and were joined by a large and noisy group. Next time I would request a table by the window in the main room, though I suspect the noise level might still be a bit above my comfort level.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

The host sat us in a private party room where a group larger than 20 people were yelling across a long dining table and walking about the room during their meal. We could barley hear each other during our Valentines Day dinner. This room seemed to be where the overflow from the Valentines Day rush was seated so that Crave was able to max out on reservations. The menu featured a Valentines Day coursed menu that tasted like it had been sitting in the kitchen for hours. Bread was soggy and steak was dry. We will never go here again. Tried to grab a bite to eat before our movie in West End but next time will keep to our independent restaurants in the North Loop. Our server was good.
He was the only thing that kept us from getting up and leaving.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

The service sucks we waited like 20 mins before we was offered complimentary bread and water. Ofter waiting 1.5hrs for our food it was burned and tasted burnt,dry and distasteful so we paid and got it packed up left a good tip and left. No one check and see how we was doing or anything

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Would not recommend for any kind of special occasion as overall ambiance is very loud and tables are extremely close to each other.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Given how expensive the food was, I had greater expectations. The food was okay, but not great. Also came out luke-warm so I am sure it was sitting for awhile. Waited 30 minutes after reservation time before being seated. The decor is great, but the noise level is not.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Way too loud with pointless thumping bass music that made conversation difficult. If we dine at Crave again, it will be at the Galleria location.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We had a great server! The food was good and you can’t go wrong with half priced bottles of wine!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our food and our waitress was great! Service is always important & she delivered great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food portions smaller than previous visits

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good service with quality food

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food & service!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fabulous Tuna Poke and very nice portions all around. Our service was wonderful. The stroganoff missed the mark, though. It didn't have any distinctive flavor, even with the wasabi laced cream.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great night out with friends.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I wish you offered happy hour specials in the dining room

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We enjoyed the excellent food and attentive service. It was a noisy happy room at mid day. Maybe a little too loud but worth it. My friend was very impressed with the lamb burger and I just loved my mushroom and beef blended burger. We’ll be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Ordered salmon cooked to medium. It was rare. Waiter brought out another filet and it was even rarer than the first. Third time was better, but not great. Sort of turned me off to salmon for awhile. Would have been nice to have the cost of the filet removed from the bill without having to ask (which i didn't). Waiter was great. Food disappointing, when it's usually better.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Signage - 0
Front doors and hardware- 0
Entry door glass (all) - 0
Vestbule/entry quality and cleanliness- 0 (why would you step in)
1st table given (with a lunch reservation on Open Table) - 0. Micro dot against a coat hook wall
2nd table good-average
Server- good.
Grilled salmon salad- very good.
Starry- average.
Good African hot tea
I sent an email yesterday after dining to general manager with NO RESPONSE.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Given that it was Super Bowl weekend, I'd make some allowances, but our entrees arrived before we'd finished our appetizers and were cold. Wait staff never asked if we wanted wine and had to be prompted to offer dessert. Food was decent to good and staff were friendly enough, but deficient service tainted the evening.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The firecracker shrimp app was excellent, but both of our salmon dishes (two different ones) were tasteless. Had no appeal.
Service was great. Very load and hard to hear one another.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It's consistently very good and provides a lot of interesting menu options that we always seem to be back. I like that the food portions are just right and they don't over do it with dainty portions with ingredients you need to google. Right price point ranges as well. Keep doing what you're doing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Good food, great drinks, and a fairly decent price for what it is. There is a great atmosphere here and the wait staff is generally pretty good. The sushi is fantastic if you are in to that sort of thing.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I eat at crave frequently. my last experience was terrible. The portions have shrunk and so has the quality of the food. The manager discounted our food by 50 percent on the one item because we asked to share this one dish, we ordered several others. the item arrived cold and missing half the ingredients and a very small portion for an expensive price. we put the total portion in one bowl and sent it back, and ordered something different to replace the item. we were charged for both items .The manager said that the discount was because we asked to share the dish and one of us enjoyed it.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great sushi and starter options. Always great service from the wait staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Spicy, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Really enjoy the food, variety is awesome. Everything I've ordered there is great. Service is quick, friendly and efficient. The noise level is pretty high. If you plan to have a deep conversation or need quiet for your dinner, you may not want to go there but we really enjoyed our evening there.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Thouroughly enjoyed the setting and attentiveness of the staff. Overall good experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Enjoyed the Turkey Royale sandwich for lunch. Very tasty and the service, as always, was great.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Poor! Bad cocktails, slow service and the food was poor.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Thanks to the kind manager who gave us a free dessert. How sweet!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Crave was good but nothing I would be excited to go back to. Too loud, expensive prices for good food, not amazing. Waiter was working his butt off, bar was slow though, not his fault, must not have had enough help making the drinks. Made reservation for 5 but they put us at a 4 person table, the fifth person was in awkward position.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good experience

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Dinner for departing college student, excellent in all respects

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual
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