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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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

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
Casual (28)
Special Occasion (24)
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Business Meals (23)
Happy Hour (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Fun (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Healthy (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
People Watching (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Romantic (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Authentic (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Cozy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I went with a group of friends for homecoming and our experience was great! We ordered and got our food with in 30 mins. The food tasted fantastic! The noise level got high because there were lots of homecoming groups.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Loved it! Would recommend to others! Good food, great service! Pleasant and busy atmosphere!

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our waitress was helpful and very nice. We were seated right away and greeted by our waitress within a few minutes at which time she grab drink orders. She checked on us several times to make sure we didn't need additional drinks. The food was good and it was nice to be at a round table so our group of 6 could visit. It wasn't too loud, so we could all hear each other and carry on a nice conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

LOVED our server! His name was Q if I remember correctly. Super friendly and a great server. They messed up our order BUT Q our server and the manager were super professional and quickly helped fix everything. Definitely recommend, a little noisy but it’s a great place to eat the food was great as well!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The whole experience wasn’t good. The floor was slick, so my daughter fell and hurt her arm. The server accidentally spilled water on my husband’s phone. The 3 for $30 sushi menu didn’t include the Mexican roll like we hoped, and the choices available instead were comparable to grocery store sushi. We appreciated the free kids meals on Sunday, but my daughter didn’t care for the chicken tenders. She likes them almost everywhere else. The highlight of our meal was taking a few of our daughter’s fries.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The delicious food takes a back seat to the painfully loud space.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

We enjoyed the birthday lunch, the waitress was wonderful. The food tasted delicious and we were pleased with the meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 2, 2017

A bit disappointed as our table wasn't ready and we had several physically challenged ladies that needed to be seated. The manager was helpful, but felt the front desk staff not so much. The server was terrific...lower stars on service due to front desk. We come twice a month with a group of 7 so would hope it improves.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food and the drinks are consistently good at Crave. I love the variety, including sushi options. The appetizer menu is sometimes enough for me, and the salads are large enough for a meal. I asked for a cocktail not on the menu, and the bartender made it perfectly. My son and I were also given a dessert tonight by the manager which was a really nice perk! I have joined the rewards program as I tend to go to Crave often. This location is great for before or after a movie. The only thing is that the noise level is lively.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Did not feel well after Limburger. Sangria for $11.50 was a jock

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food and drinks were good. The table we were sat at was small and right next to the server pick up at the bar, so it always crowded bear our table and the service was sort of slow. Had to flag down our server every time we needed something.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

You can’t go wrong at Crave they have a great menu with a lot of variety on it !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Amazing food as always and the drinks are delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Not the best service. Place was busy but service can be improved

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We went there for my wife's bday and the manager gave her $25 off at the start! I had the sea bass and it was awesome and she had the pasta which was very good too. The calamari was exceptional considering it was in Minnesota. The waiter we had did a great job and offered some recommendations we got. The desserts were excellent. Overall a very good night and we will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food, it was quiet enough for business discussion.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner at Crave
The Tuna special was not the greatest
The tuna was fresh - however the presentation was dry and not very interesting

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The nachos were amazing, but the sushi was literally the worst I have ever tasted. Looked like it came out of a box. Sad part is I have eaten better sushi rolls from Trader Joes and Target. We will not be returning for the rolls that's for sure. We has reservations, but the service was very slow. We received our beverages at the same time as our appetizer.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Disappointing. Ordered seafood sauté and received only 6 pieces of seafood, but enough pasta for 2. Very overpriced. My friends dish wasn't as discribed, a small portion and again, overpriced for what she got. However, the food tasted good.

Tags: Casual
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