Cravings Wine Bar & Grille

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227 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Opened in 2008, Cravings Wine Bar & Grille is owned by Ameen Restaurants, Inc., a Minnesota restaurant company offering unique and freshly prepared dishes. Our wine list features over 160 bottles from around the globe, offering something for every pallet. The restaurant features upscale, contemporary American cuisine offering lunch and dinner menus with a locally sourced selection of seafood, meats, small plates, salads, hand-crafted pasta, and house ground burgers. We are known for our Gluten-free menu offerings, including Gluten-free desserts, and we are more than happy to accommodate your dietary needs.

Cravings Wine Bar & Grille provides a relaxed, polished yet casual ambiance, beautiful garden patio, features a full bar, amazing martini and drink menus, and a large selection of craft beers. Additionally, the decadent desserts are made fresh everyday by Cafe Cravings.

Specials

Complimentary Small Plate (1)Each

Enjoy a Small Plate when you dine in. Minimum purchased of 2 Entrees and 2 Drinks or minimum spend of $75 to qualify for this deal.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 20, 2019

Ends: January 1, 2020

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:00PM-7:00PM

Woodbury's Power Happy Hour

Enjoy $5.00 Glass of Wine during happy hour!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 26, 2019

Ends: July 27, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 227 People Are Saying
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C
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We were there for an hour after our tab was brought and not requested for. Wanted to stay and have more drinks. The place was pretty empty so it wasn't because they needed to turn our table.

K
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A cute little neighborhood gem! We had appetizers and a bottle of wine. While the food was delicious it is was expensive for the amount served. The wine bottle prices were average. There was only one server and she was busy. Cute atmosphere.

KZ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some bread with the meal would have been nice ***

DK
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the cremini mushroom soup -delicious! The scallop starter was also excellent the presentation was a feast for the eyes. Chicken Lasagna is on3 of their signature dishes a real comfort dish for cold winter days. The flatbreads never disappoint. The servers are always welcoming and do a great Jon.

MF
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Renea was outstanding with info and service.
Thanks!

MJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was fun!

DB
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! We appreciated the happy hour offerings and really enjoyed our wine and appetizers for an excellent value. We had never had the frites before - WOW! Great flavors - delicious. Also tried the chips - also excellent. Attentive service - we felt very special and had a delightful experience. Thank you. My only request would be to add a dry rose’ and/or Sauvignon Blanc to the happy hour wine options.

e
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of four all enjoyed their meals, and we're going to make this a more frequent gathering place. I had the homemade lasagna, two of our party had burgers and one had the brussels salad, and all of the dishes were great. We also tried two of the desserts, the raspberry chocolate torte and the orange caramel cake, and both were outstanding. The wine list is very impressive and the staff's recommendations were right on target.

O
Minneapolis
53 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the new Chef, there are new items that are of his making. The portion size has actually increased and the flavors of his food has enhanced what he serves. The wine selection is outstanding for a small restaurant and the monthly wine dinners are worth every penny. If you have never taken the time to dine at Cravings, you are missing out on a wonderful feast.

JL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Our daughter chose Cravings for her & her husband's birthday dinners this past Friday because she has been "craving" their white chicken lasagne and salted chocolate cake. She was very disappointed to learn that they had sold the last piece of the cake the night before, and would have more the next day. When the waitress came to take our drink orders, she told us that they are out of the lasagna. My daughter was furious, especially because she had double-checked the online menu just to confirm they had it. The waitress said they weren't serving it during the summer. We should have left at that point. The manager came to our table but was not apologetic at all, and simply made excuses for the online menu being incorrect. He didn't offer a free anything to make up for it.

Considering this was a Friday evening, the place was pretty empty. It is also overpriced, although we wouldn't have minded since we were celebrating birthdays. We will not return.

HR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Although clean and tidy, a few candles and flowers wouln't hurt the ambiance BUT the food is ALWAYS superb and the server gave us "part-of-the-family-type" service which is appropriate for Cravings. It has always felt less like high dining and more like FABULOUS
food in a neighborhood pub (which these days is about my speed). It is our go-to spot when we want to stay in Woodbury and have out of town guests. We don't HAVE to go to the Cities for a very good menu that is nicely prepared.

DB
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at Cravings!!! Lunch with 2 great friends and we were taken care of so well!! Our meals were exceptional. They have a new scallop small plate - it is an inspired creation!!! The scallops were cooked perfectly and the surrounding veggies, garnishes, and purée were delicious. I’m still savoring that delicious dish and wondering how soon I can go back to get it again. I had a lovely glass of dry rose and was excited to see 3 options for dry rose! Nice job. We all loved our meals and wines / drinks. Im wishing I had tried a dessert - they sounded wonderful. Next time. Thanks for taking such great care of us again!!!

S
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brett is absolutely the best! Remembers our drinks and favorite food items even when we haven’t been in for a few weeks!

BB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just a great restaurant. We've been here many times and always had excellent food and service

KG
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Super cute, nice patio. Service was wonderful and food was great! Don’t miss the chocolate martini for dessert

s
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a wonderful seasonal wine from an extensive list. Dinner was delicious!

NP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We made last minute reservations and had no problem getting a table. There were only a few customers when we arrived which is usually a concern, but we have dined here before and knew the food was great. This meal was no exception. Excellent food and wine, with the added bonus of not having to compete for the servers attention. We highly recommend Cravings.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was out of three items we wanted, and it was a prime time/day for a night out. We recommend they be more prepared for the number of patrons they have.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great. They set out a placement before we arrived and had great service throughout.

J
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were there for a business meeting and used the front room. Works great for us!

TK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

This place use to be super with desserts and menu. Now menu is a piece of paper with high prices for the serving size. Will not go back.

F
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A nice but limited menu. Since everything is a la carte, your dinner will be expensive. Excellent deserts

S
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Brett, could not have been more accommodating!

SS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Prices were a little high for the amount of food we got. Probably wouldn’t go back.

JA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The current menu items listed had nothing to do with the ones on their website.

LZ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good, but there were a few issues which I attribute to this being a small restaurant. First the service and kitchen were extremely slow and although it was a holiday, and we were a group of 10 it wasn’t very busy and the menu was small and limited. It took almost an hour to get our food after we ordered. They also ran out of a few items and one was only communicated after we ordered. Additionally one item came out cold. The food was good and desserts were amazing.

P
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the salmon special with roasted vegetables and it was prepared perfectly and was delicious. The tomato basil soup was thick and tasty. The friendly service is what sets Cravings apart from other restaurants in the area.

R
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was the best in Woodbury! Service could have been a little more attentive but the food came out quickly.

m
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

First table was too close to other tables. Couldn't sit without moving the table. Shoulder to shoulder worth other patron. Asked to be moved very accommodating. Waitress not very friendly. Food was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Prices seem extremely high for the food received

JS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My girlfriend and I have eaten at this restaurant a few times before, but it had been a few years. We were seated promptly at our reservation time of 7:00. We ordered a glass of wine each and then ordered our meals about 15 minutes after we sat down. It took 1/2 hour to get our salads. After about 45 minutes later, so we had been at our table 1 1/2 hours at this point, still no main course. I got up to talk to the manager and he walked away from me and went onto the kitchen when I tried to explain how long we had been there with no food. As I has talking to him our food came out. Mine was cold. I refused it and we shared my girl friends meal. We paid for the wine and 1 meal. The waitress was avoiding us all the time we were there too as we were a room off to the side. I will never go back to this place as the service was terrible and the manager rude.

TJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Kitchen was very slow. Server tried to make up for it. Several other tables simply got up and left. Owner refused to speak to them. Very small portions for the price.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great. The music was a little on the loud side. Plan on returning!

CP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food/drink at a good price. Enjoy the atmosphere and quiet setting. Good service!

J
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had great food and service when we are here.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers are amazing. Best in town.

h
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service is very slow. For 5 of us it took an hour and 15 mins to get our food. The restaurant was at about 30% capacity. I can’t imagine how long it would have had it been more busy. Prices are a tad high for quantity. Small plates are about $2 higher than what they really should be. Food was good, but doesn’t support prices. Martini menu was creative and everyone liked what they ordered. The restaurant is worth trying for the experience but can’t say I’d make it a regular stop due to slowness and prices.

O
Minneapolis
53 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a new owner taking over a few years ago, Cravings has slowly come back to the greatness it was. It is hard to pick up from a former owner, but it has. New booths are being installed along with new wall coverings. The wine list is extensive and the availability of fine wines at a reasonable cost are there for your choosing. The quality of the menu items has also kicked up a notch or two with portion size leaving you quite satisfied and yet not like being stuffed to the gills. For simply an appetizer - try the Trio - unbelievable! Both the salmon and the short ribs were to die for. High on the list, the owner is extremely personable, greets diners, may serve diners, and yet always takes the time to talk to diners. If you have not been to Cravings, you are missing out on a wonderful experience.

t
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very nice wine selection. Highly recommend

LJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Great service. Try the short ribs. You won’t be disappointed! Perfect date night spot.