CRAVE - Woodbury

4.3
750 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Our talented and diverse culinary team has crafted a menu focusing on variety and quality, sharing their favorite recipes and techniques to ensure we offer something for everyone. At CRAVE, we pride ourselves on serving the freshest, highest-quality food using only the very best of ingredients. Our diverse menu offers a wide range of choices, and is constantly evolving as our chefs are inspired by new ingredients, techniques, and flavors.
The energy of the restaurant is all encompassing – the buzz of guests and staff, the warm and open design, the modern sushi bar, the fresh spin on American cuisine, and the sense of discovery around every corner. A CRAVE guest will leave knowing they experienced just the right mix of great food, entertainment, and service in what can only be defined as The CRAVE Experience.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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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 - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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(651) 756-1000
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Heather VanHorn
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I was super appreciative of them accommodating our bachelorette party of 8. I had made reservations for 6:30 but we were running about 30 minutes late- they called just as I was trying to call them at 6:30 to let them know. They said no problem so that was easy enough!
When we got there at 7, they showed us to a hightop table. Alright, not a huge problem though I had requested something more out of the way- had I known this would've been an option I would've also requested a table table (the restaurant was only half full though I get it's easier for the waiters/waitresses and such.) Anyway, so there was a little confusion on who our server was so we were waiting for quite a bit. We decided to order right away when it was figured out since we all knew what we were getting at that point. I had a bowl of miso soup for a starter (nothing better after a day of drinking :D) but when it came it looked almost the same size as the cup... just the rim was huge. It was also SUPER salty. It was like the instant packs you can get but not enough water for dilution. So I only had about half of that. For my main I got the seafood paella which was more just a creamy risotto, not very flavorful and not very hot. I was starving and it was still ok just definitely not what I was expecting or really wanting. I also ordered some junmai sake cold and at first she didn't know if they had any left so I got the remaining bit, I think though it was definitely more potent than any junmai I've had before but that just might be what that one was!
Our waitress and wait staff was nice and attentive but the food was underwhelming and overall it was kind of a sad way to end a really fun day even with the free doughnut dessert for the bride-to-be with a sparkler on top.

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BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We had a group of 10, with a reservation, and were disappointed by the service. We were seated at the large high-top table in the bar area, which was great - fun place to gather and all that. But the wait staff never came to remove empty glasses and plates after the first round of drinks and appetizers, so before our meals arrived, we were basically bussing our own table to make more room.

In addition, although the majority in our group loved their meals, a few were disappointed. One meal was the seafood paella which was delicious, but a very small portion. And those who ordered the Mac and cheese received it without breadcrumbs and bacon. We didn't see the waiter for a bit after the food was delivered and so just decided to let some of those items go rather than letting it ruin anyones night trying to hunt someone down to get it fixed.

The desserts were very good - highly recommend the mini donuts.

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OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eva was outstanding. Excellent service great food.

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We thought that the crab artichoke dip could have had more crab. The Jerk shrimp was delicious and unique.

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L
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, as always!

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OT
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is decent and well prepared. Cocktails are crazy expensive even for Woodbury. The overall bill does not make sense for the location. Bill was around $130 for 3 people. There were only 3 cocktails on the bill, no appetizers, no steaks, no dessert, no soup, and no salad. I live less than two miles away, but would rather drive to downtown Minneapolis for a better value.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, even better company. Very enjoyable evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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RJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the area. The menu is elegant, the chef's seasoning is superb, and service is excellent.

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BD
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an excellent experience except for the noise level, which makes it hard to have conversations. Music was loud in addition to the busy tables with energetic and noisy talkers. The server was very good on recommendations and comments and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, decent service, prices on the online menu were significantly lower than the prices on the actual menu

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OT
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very bad service in the patio

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CR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I had the Vegetarian Build Your Own Bowl and it was terrible. The main vegetable was stringy pea pods slathered in some type of oil over a bed of couscous and quinoa and at $17.95 was a tasteless waste of money.

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CL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I thought our waiter could have done better. Instead of going around the table he had us pass food and water down. There was no obstruction and he could have done this. He removed our plates a little too quick...almost before I was finished. I’ll chalk it up to everyone’s entitled to an off day, but we were excited to be there but he didn’t seem excited to be there.

Food was fabulous and I’ll return.

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AG
Minneapolis
56 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

They dish up some pretty good sushi here. I also enjoy the great happy hour prices for drinks and food! Come here for great outdoor space as well.

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SL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food selections! We had a great time!

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SY
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A good place to meet up with friends. We had some planning to do for an upcoming trip, and Crave's big booths are perfect for getting a group together.

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KP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met a client there for a business lunch. We all enjoyed our meals and the service was fabulous! Restaurant and bathrooms were very clean.

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KW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was awesome! She was personable and didn't interrupt us all the time. She made me feel good about my menu choices. We ate outside which was super nice!

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UB
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

How do you run out of butter?? Server serves bread and says we are out? Some magically arrived later.

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CK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Sushi roles were fair to poor, one of the roles we did not even eat it was terrible. I've had a lot better elsewhere for cheaper. Appetizers were blah, for $95 for 3 people(no drinks) it was not worth it. I'd rather go to a chain restaurant. Service was the best part, the waitress was great.

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JE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were great! They were very accommodating to my kids.

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BZ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised at the good time we had. Food was excellent. Dining outside was a big plus since the weather was perfect .... and, no noticeable noise since we were outside.

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Z
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We had terrible service and the food was just mediocre. They brought us bread unused from another table and the server was super rude the whole time for no reason. We won't be going back.

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JG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great waiter!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was super!

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A
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 1st time but not our last. Ashley was our server and she was awesome and Tracy the manager treated us like family. She knew it was our 1st visit and surprised us with a piece of coconut cake. Such a great evening. Thank you all.

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JA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

It's a beautiful restaurant. The wait staff and hosts are friendly and efficient. We just never like the food. We have tried many different things. It's just not good. We like the crunchy roll and the chix rice soup. Otherwise, I have tried many item and not been impressed. I do like the salmon dish. I don't eat beef or pork so, can't comment on that. Not worth the price. We go to several restaurants and frequent our favorites. This is not one of them. We continue to give it chances.

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C
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Not impressed with Crave. Very pricey on par with Chicago or LA, but the execution was lacking. Had to ask for my food to be heated and it was brought back at almost the same temperature. Poke was good, but the sushi is expensive. For the price I'll try other establishments.

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d
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

Although the food was quite good, the noise level spoiled the eating experience. I could not hear a phone call I received and actually had to walk out of the restaurant to hear that the person I was meeting for dinner couldn't make it. I won't make the mistake of eating dinner there again. I have had lunch at Crave and the noise level was not as bad as evening.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the choice we travel from Wisconsin to Minnesota periodically and we always stop and have lunch or dinner there. Always enjoy it, seems to be getting a little expensive though

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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Overall, good food and all (with it’s diverse selections from sushi to meat and potatoes) was done well. Hard to pull something like that off in any restaurant.

It’s just that it’s so loud you can barely hear each other with the cement floors, open ceiling and and the “James Taylor”-ish tribute band on a Wednesday night.

The staff were very accommodating to a last minute change with our 8+ group. I will certainly go again at a quieter time.

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DM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Hadn’t been to Crave in awhile but past experience at the restaurant had always been good. This time my Filet Mignon was warm and potatoes and asparagus were warm to cold. My neighbor had the shrimp and scallop pasta in a cream sauce. She said the meal was ok but was not the same as the last time she ordered it. Said the cream sauce was different and not very tasty or creamy. The drinks during happy hour were extremely expensive. We had to talk with a manager about the use of a coupon which we were finally able to use. The waiter seemed to be new but he was very rigid and everything we asked we got a “NO, You can’t do that.” All in all not a good experience. Will not go back even though I live across the street.

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JS
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service and Atmosphere was good. Food extremely bland.

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AD
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Party of 5 shown to booth, without option for a table (restaurant was not busy) so I had to schooch way in so 2 others could sit on the same side. Going to the restroom was another production. Next time I will try to specify table vs booth when I make the reservation.

Menu revised, non sushi options seems to have been reduced from prior visits. We didn't come for sushi, kitchen may be more atune to preparing sushi than other menu options. Some of the steaks were served beyond the degree of doneness requested. Everyone had at least one item on their plate that wasn't great, example brussle sprouts were under done. Food was just okay, nothing to get excited about.

Server needs to learn to be more polished, only time she checked on the food was immediately after it was brought out, before anyone had a chance to cut into steaks. I had a small coupon (less than the tax on the bill), she hand wrote the total without the coupon near the tip line to encourage me to tip on the pre coupon total which seemed tacky. Then picked up the signed check soon after it was signed while we were finishing off a bottle of wine, felt like she was checking to see how I tipped. Uncomfortable.

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L
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just as expected! Great!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was very slow

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BH
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

It was my birthday dinner a place I requested. Overall it was a alright experience. Could of been better. I’m the only way who liked my food lol my other 9 guest did NOT enjoy the food due to over cooked steak and the long waiting time for some fries

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sushi

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