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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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

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Casual (30)
Special Occasion (28)
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Good for Groups (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Happy Hour (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Business Meals (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Fun (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
People Watching (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Cozy (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Healthy (6)
Authentic (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great Beer (4)
Romantic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Timely and friendly service and good food! Thank you for an excellent experience.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

It took quite awhile to get our table, then about 20 minutes before anyone came to get our drink order. The drinks were good when the finally came. It also took quite a while to take out order. Sushi was really good, grilled salmon was ok. Had the service and wait for our table been better it would have been a much better experience

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Enjoyed another great meal at Crave. They always do a nice job.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food choices for brunch!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Lovely setting....My entrée was ok, not a good value for the $ Everyone else in my party liked their entrée. Service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

No one drew a hand written birthday sign like I asked. Other restaurants have done this and I thought it was weird since we are regulars. Oh well...first world problems are guess. All guests loved the experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very loud , hard to have a conversation. Food is fair and overpriced. Service was good, waiter tried very hard, even though the place was super busy .. parking was a real pain, no handicap spots found and had to walk quite away to elevator. Overall ,due to this experience I would not go back.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had table ready no wait great deserts. I will be back for more lettuce wraps

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food, beverages. Environment was friendly and classic. Service was very good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I am a long-time Crave fan, but there are often things a bit "off" at this location. I made a reservation, very early in the evening, when the restaurant was not busy yet. We were brought to a table, a very bad table with leaves down (hardware facing us) and in a major walkway. The only people seated where couples (as we were) seated in booths. There were several booths open so we asked to sit at a booth. We made reservations and it was not busy. The hostess had to go back to the hostess station to ask if she could seat us in a booth. We stood there for several minutes. Then, we were given permission to sit in a booth. The tone of the hostess let us know this was a favor to us on their part. Then it was a wait to see a server, though the people around us were getting service. I am not usually picky, but there were other factors as well I won't go into. When I go out to a dinner, when it is not busy and I have reservations, I don't want to be treated as if I am at Perkins. If I am paying $35 for an entree and $12 for a martini, just tighten up your game. The respect you show me reflects back on you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Steak over cooked (ordered rare) as was the sea bass. Our service was excellent even with a full house.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Love the pub tables & high back chairs.
We felt ignored regarding service. Table was junky, we had to ask for our service to clear dishes to make room. Bread was extra with mussels / no mussel fork available. Had to ask for shell discard bowl. Did not feel valued at all!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food but priced a bit high. Sushi boat was good but fed 4 when we were told it was enough for 6. I prefer all you can eat sushi places. Very high quality sushi just not enough of it!

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went out for a New Year’s Eve dinner and partook in the special evening dinner options. There was a good variety and it also encouraged me to try some new things. Everything I ate was wonderful and served in a timely manner. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was lovely. I will absolutely be coming back here in the future. This is a great place for a date, but also a get together with friends.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a very nice time for New Years dinner! The food good, our favorite was the sashui Bamboo Bites

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was a dinner date. The food tasted well and the server was very friendly. The only downside was that the bar was backed up so we had to wait a long time to receive our drinks, which was not expected given previous experiences. Will return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It took forever to get our food, the service was poor, the food was okay.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and service! We will be back

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I love Crave and the food is excellent. I would not recommend it for some teenagers. My 14 year old kids wanted something simple and they would not allow me to order them something from the kids menu because they were over 12 and I even offered to pay extra. Therefore, I had to purchase buttered noodles for $20 and ordered a $35 steak for my son. I honestly wish they could have been more accommodating for my family.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went New Years Eve sat down and handed a menu. Notice no Hamburgers on menu. Ask waiter about that and was told we have a special menu for New Years Eve. Ask about a coupon we had if we could use it. He came back and said manager said no. Look at the waiter and said looks like we will be eating at Champps. He smiled and said ok. Went to Champps had a great burger, was told I had reward point on my card and used them. Can you believe they did all that on New Years Eve . Which restaurant do you think we will visit next time.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I don’t to get out much because of work so I was really expecting some good food and service but from the beginning of our time the staff would completely ignore those at my table. Then when my wife went to the bathroom she said she saw our food sitting out and we still didn’t receive our meals for another 8 to 10 mins. After this I knew my steak was going to be cold after a few bites I just told the manager I’d put them in the microwave when I got home .
We were given free ice cream but I Just was very unimpressed. Also the fog glassed enclosed area makes u feel very closed off from Everything. Seeing other people walking around would be great

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I took my teen grandson there because he loves the ribeyes steak & mash potatoes I had the shrimp & scallops pasta it was very good.It was a good pre new year outing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was okay, my son’s filet was over cooked , took a while to recook and my bill was wrong. The manager was involved right away and made the necessary corrections to make me feel better. That’s great customer service. Everyone makes mistakes, it’s how you handle your mistakes that makes a good company!!!!!!! Great Job. I will be back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

iT WAS CHRISTMAS EVE, OPTIONS WERE FEW, BUT MY SON AND I WERE HAPPY TO HAVE A RESERVATION AT CRAVE. WE HAD BOTH BEEN TO CRAVE IN THE PAST, SO WE WERE SOMEWHAT FAMILIAR WITH THE FOOD. IT WAS WONDERFUL AND WE HAD A GOOD TIME. IT WAS PACKED BUT THE NOISE LEVEL DID NOT INTERFERE WITH THE EXPERIENCE. THERE WAS A VARIETY OF PATRONS AND WE HAD A GOOD TIME. THE FOOD DID NOT DISAPPOINT -- ESPECIALLY THE FIRECRACKER SHRIMP APPETIZER!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were seated immediately. We were not rushed. The food was fantastic. The waiter was attentive but not overly so. We had an enjoyable, leisurely dinner with friends on Christmas Eve. This is our second year to do this and it is becoming a tradition - very pleased!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had dinner on Christmas Eve. The fries we ordered for an appetizer were very good; but the entrees were underwhelming. Very good waitress—but misleading promotional materials confused billing. Manager acknowledged, but did nothing to remedy. Not a bad experience; but aren’t likely to go back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went on Christmas Eve, I had entered the wrong time, and they we great about accommodating us. But being so crazy our food was so- so, it took a long time and everyone had luke warm food, except for my youngest son, his food came out 10 minutes later, so it was hot. I have eaten here before, but it was disappointing.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Staff very courteous and helpful. Food was terrific.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

This place used to be good but has definitely gone downhill. They've increased their prices and the food is below average. I got a flat bread and it looked and tasted like a frozen pizza. Never again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at CRAVE after a movie next door. Our party of nine included five teens, so it was great to be in a room away from the main dining area so we could all hear one another. Everything we ordered was good and came out speedily.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Your address connects to a completely different address on google maps. Which got me totally lost andin a different direction. You might want to check that.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was terrific. Cocktails unique and superb. A little noisy for table conversation.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Nice environment. Wait staff was attentive and professional. Cocktails were excellent. Food was just OK. I had a beef / steak entree with scallops added. The beef was overcooked and dry (well done, not medium rare as ordered). The scallops were undercooked and not flavored all that well. My friends walleye entree was prepared well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great spot for a work lunch.

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