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CRaVing

4.6
395 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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CRāVing is located in the heart of North Buffalo in Hertel’s shopping district, one block from the North Park Theatre. If you are looking for a gratifying lunch, scrumptious brunch, delicious dinner or a family friendly dining experience CRāVing’s eclectically modern, yet comfortable and inviting venue will fulfill your needs. CRāVing’s menu is food forward, where comfort meets style and technique. CRāVing is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, and also serves Sunday Brunch.
CRāVing sets out to serve you the food you crave. You know, that dish that you say to yourself, “I’m dying for…” Daily Chef’s CRāVings will take the region's bounty of fresh ingredients and bring them to life, in dishes that you didn't even know you were yet to crave. Our new dinner menu is constantly evolving to showcase the freshest ingredients. The dinner menu you see on this site may be different than the one we are serving tonight.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Dinner: Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(716) 883-1675
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Adam Goetz
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Catering
Just as CRāVing strives to reinvent the restaurant experience, we also reinvent our client’s catering experience. CRāVing’s approach to catering is unlike any other caterer in the Buffalo area. Although we do have a banquet menu equipped with different ideas for varying types of events, CRāVing prides itself on customizing every event to meet our clients’ needs.
For details and menus, please contact Katelyn Kowal- 716.418.4299
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sterling and Norwalk
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Parking details
CRāVing sits on a large public lot and there is also street parking available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Overall my daughter and I enjoyed a nice brunch on Mother's Day. Had a table outside and attentive waiter. Ordered Eggs Benedict - nothing better than the runny yolk of a poached egg. Sadly, both eggs were hard cooked with no runny yolk whatsoever - maybe pre-made in anticipation of a busy day? Otherwise, side of potatoes and bacon both delicious, and daughter's chicken and grits was tasty too - very ample portion. I will be back to give brunch another try.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

What a great place - can’t believe we haven’t been here yet. Service was excellent, very intimate and the food was delicious. I had the short rib which was spectacular. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Buffalo!!!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had reservations for 6:15 and got there right about then. We were seated pretty quickly and each ordered a draft beer. Waiter was friendly and informative about menu. I'm a picky eater and the chef was able to satisfy my requests about the breast of chicken, brown rice and asparagus to my exact specification and it was delicious. We then had a S'mores-type dessert and a glass of wine after dinner. We were satisfied this time and it was delicious the first time we were there also, about a year ago.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

I went there with my wife for her birthday. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We will definitely be dining there again

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Went for restaurant week. Chose arugula salad and salmon. Excellent.
Staff was efficient and friendly.
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week. They had an excellent menu featuring standard menu items. Food as delicious, as expected, and service was great. Restaurant week or any time, Craving is always a great choice.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Our dinner was eye-appealing, fresh and delicious. We will return soon.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

They let us stay after closing, our other party was having issues coming. They even boxed up the food for us to take to them. A ++

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food was great and our server - Heather- was awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Date night for my husband and I. We’re from the south towns and typically have dinner closer to home. We decided to try a new experience and are thrilled we did. Great food and exceptional service; Tom did a fabulous job!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent good and service! We will return again!!!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food and great service. A little loud, but it was restaurant week, so they were packed.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent food as always.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great service, even better food - never a bad meal here!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great comfort food. Went there for Restaurant Week, but went off the menu. All starters and entree we're wonderful. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We have been to Craving numerous times and it is always wonderful! Consistently good food and good service!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Food was delicious. A little loud if you wanted to talk with people you were with

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

My friend and I were deciding where we wanted to go for restaurant week and I'm so glad we chose Craving, it was my first time dining here and I will definitely be back! Both the food and our server Tommy were phenomenal!

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The homemade pasta was undercooked and the sauce was flavorless. The vegetables in the dish were very good. The service was efficient and the server very pleasant. The wine pour was extremely skimpy.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

our first seating was very noisy; the GM made a sincere and successful effort to re-seat us. Thank you !

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Smaller portions and pricier but still delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Wonderful! Delicious food, great service and very unique menu. Definitely recommend!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had an excellent meal - wonderful, knowledgeable and energetic waiter.

We will definitely be back !

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We celebrated my daughters 26th birthday and the food and staff was absolutely perfect! We’ll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Absolutely delicious food! Yummy drinks and wonderful staff!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Went for birthday lunch with friends. Food was interesting and delicious, with generous portions. Reasonable prices.

Will go back, and would recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Outstanding service. Thank Goodness they didn’t offer bread because if it was as good as the meal I would have devoured it. I had the Short ribs with risotto and my partner had the Sea bass with homemade pasta. The Sea Bass was very good, with a nice crispy crust. The sauce that the pasta was sitting in was a little fishy but good. I was a little worried about the short ribs because they were cooked in root beer ( which I don’t like). Surprise it was amazing!! Falling off the bone, grass fed deliciousness. The risotto was a perfect compliment. I wanted to try their Creme brûlée but we were so full. Definitely next time we are saving room for desert.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food is always excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Not the same old appetizers .....fresh oysters ,fresh spinach , with a superb hollandaise .
Fine service ,wine list very unique, friendly .

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Portions are just right. Food is high quality and consistent.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The chorizo stuffed bacon wrapped dates were amazing!! Sweet, salty and spice...a must have!! Cozy place with good ambiance. Also the giant smore for dessert is just ridiculous huge and the homemade marshmallow and fudge was to die for. I could have skipped entree and just did those 2. There is never room for it all.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The service was excellent! Food choices were very unique, delicious and fresh. Looking forward to our next meal!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

CraVing is always a delight to go to. The food is local, creative and delicious. A fun place for friends to meet of a date night

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing service, they immediately won us over. Can't wait to return!

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We were here for brunch previously and it was great, quiet, good food, good service. Most recently, not so great, annoyingly loud, service was not great, no bread served before brunch as in the past. Food was not great. Waitress was too busy to attend to us.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, interesting menu, quaint, great coffee and dessert as well. Look forward to going back!

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1.0Dined on January 16, 2018

My sister's and I planned a post christmas luncheon. After some discussion I suggested Crave ing and made the reservation. One of my sisters ordered a cup of soup and the blt sandwich , my other sister and I ordered the Beet salad wit an addition of grilled chicken breast. Sister 1 found the soup to be tasty but said the bacon on the blt was candied and too sweet. The beet salad was tasteless, the beets were raw, the chicken looked and tasted synthetic and inedible. I was so disappointed and embarrassed since it was my suggestion. Despite the flowery discriptions of their menu items we all found the food to be sub par and expensive. Our server however was gracious and apologetic and removed our meals from the bill. We have crossed this place off our list of great places to dine in Buffalo. Live and learn!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing dinner last night, a warm oasis on a cold winters night. Full flavor, beautifully plated dishes one after another filled our table. Friendly, efficient, bartenders & waitstaff along with our dinner company made for a most enjoyable evening. We’ll be back soon to check out your locally sourced, ever changing delicious menu�

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Have been several times and this time was dissapointing. Pasta was undercooked.

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