About CRAVE - Cincinnati
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 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.
Contemporary American, American, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Monday- Thursday: 11:00am - 9pm
Friday- 11:00am - 11pm
Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
Sunday: 11am* - 8pm
*Opens at 10am when Bengals Play
(Not offered on Reds & Bengals Home Game days)
Monday-Thursday 3pm - 7pm
Friday: 3pm - 6pm
Saturday: 12pm - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 9pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Whatever your catering needs are, we can accommodate you! CRAVE is one of the only restaurants providing sushi in the area. Call or email to inquire!
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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 - Cincinnati Ratings and Reviews
Overall very good! However, my husband a ...
Overall very good! However, my husband and I first found this gem last summer, he fell IN LOVEwith the lobster flat bread. He was "Craving" it so! But it is now off the menu. He was so disappointed.
My daughter had her high school graduati ...
My daughter had her high school graduation that evening so we were in a time crunch . The staff was very pleasant and worked quickly to serve us so that we could be on our way. The waiter even brought her a dessert as a special "gift" for her graduation. We had never been to Crave before but completely enjoyed the dining experience. The food was terrific and the customer service excellent. We will be back.
Two of the three of us thought our meal ...
Two of the three of us thought our meals were very good, but the third had the Korean bowl and it was a disappointment this time. Having had it just a few weeks ago and enjoying it, the person ordered it again and it simply was not the same dish! It seems, if we understood the waiter correctly, it is not always prepared the same which doesn't make much sense to us. Another in our group had the same dish, but not having had it before liked it. One thing not in the dish this time was the kale and more vegetables.
A definite come back
We came in for Mother's Day, four women and a little boy. The spicy Bloody Mary was the best mix by far that I have had in Cincinnati! The variety of food was awesome. My steak was cooked medium well when I asked for medium rare but our server Lee was awesome and the matter was quickly fixed. If and when I return to visit crave Lee will be my first request, on a stressful holiday as it was he was very nice and attentive. 👍🏻
Better quality control needed
We were seated as soon as we arrived at our reserved time. The staff was very attentive and playful. Our choice of the package meal including wine was explained to us in detail. My husbands meal came out piping hot, mine not so. The pasta was lukewarm at best and one of the chicken breasts had cartilage on the back and was very difficult to cut. Though the waitress said she would replace it, I couldn't have eaten it all so I just pushed it to the side. Odd how one meal was so good and the other wasn't. Other than that issue, I would visit Crave again. But now I know what not to order.....
Drinks were meh.... felt like they under ...
Drinks were meh.... felt like they under-poured. My wings would have been awesome if they had been prepared "well-done" as requested. They came to me with the mushy, yellow, fat globules still in tact. Nasty. I pulled off all of the skin before eating them. I wanted to ask my waitress to put them in the microwave, but I clammed up and ate them anyway. What a waste. The sauce and blue cheese were great though.... My family seemed to like their meals. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. She took care of me in terms of my food allergies. She stopped me from eating the truffle fries because they were made in the same oil as the calamari. Overall, it's a nice atmosphere... very pretty decor. They just need to make the food however the customer has requested it to be made.
Good was great. Quick and expert service ...
Good was great. Quick and expert service by Michelle.
Not before a Reds game or US Bank event!
They were not prepared for the rush before the Reds game and the circus at US Bank arena, Surprising since the Reds have 62 home games. Either hire more wait staff, bartenders and cooks for the 6-7 pm time frame or tell folks you can't take or fulfill their order.. Having to eat your nice/expensive dinner in 10 minutes is not my idea of fine dining.....and then don't tell someone you will adjust their bill only to have the waitress bring an unadjusted one.....just one more delay in a disappointing evening.
Great food - worth the wait for a table.
Great food - worth the wait for a table.
Great service recovery
There were a few hiccups during our visit... My colleague had a piece of plastic in his stir fry and another colleague got a spicy roll after she had explicitly requested a non-spicy sauce. The restaurant gave her a new roll and didn't charge us for my colleague's stir fry - and they also bought all 6 of us free dessert. The food arrived quickly and the variety of the menu is amazing (everything from sushi to stir fry to pizza to sandwiches to an amazing salmon entree I had).
LUV this place!
Never disappointed with my meal selection. Love the area - especially when we are going to an event, ballgame, show, concert....
Sushi was wonderful
We shared some rolls and sashimi and it was a perfect light dinner.
Great food and service. They need to loo ...
Great food and service. They need to look at replacing floor since it is currently a tripping hazard.
I was very disappointed. This was a ver ...
I was very disappointed. This was a very special 60th birthday celebration for my husband (which I mentioned in the reservation). Something my son and husband wanted to drink which was on the menu, they didn't have. We were very excited to order an appetizer, they were out of that. I ordered the sea bass with cauliflower mash which had absolutely NO taste at all. I even commented to the waiter that if you were out of the sea bass we were not staying and maybe we shouldn't have. Most restaurants would offer at least a dessert to the celebrating person (at least every upper class restaurant I have been to in Cincinnati) but they did nothing to even acknowledge this special occasion. Also, the steak my son ordered had a large vein of gristle running right through the middle of it. It was a big night and I am very sorry this is the option that I chose.
My steak was overdone. They brought me a ...
My steak was overdone. They brought me another one which was excellent. Thank you
A little disappointed...
Had made a specific request through Open Table for some private dining space. Had to wait almost 15 mins at arrival for set-up. Wedge salad w/steak was disappointing. 2 very small pieces of meat (ping pong ball size) and blue cheese dressing was watery and not very plentiful...
Went to CRAVE with my roommate from college and her daughter. Easy to make reservations, attached parking garage, great upbeat server, unique food selection and fun atmosphere. I would recommend CRAVE to anyone heading downtown.
Wonderful Easter Brunch!
Great time with fun atmosphere! The staff was wonderful, the food excellent, and the Blodody Mary among the best we have had. We are looking forward to enjoying dinner and what we can only imagine to be a fun, lively bar crowd soon!
Fun place to eat!
Great service and food. The atmosphere is friendly and warm and we always get great waiters/waitresses. We will return soon.
I wish I lived in cinci so I could have ...
I wish I lived in cinci so I could have this amazing place more often. Astounding service & our server was amazing . The food was also amazing ! Lettuce wraps are a must.
“Good food, great price”
My wife and I had dinner here on a night when they offered "Date Night" deals: $50/couple for appetizer, entree, dessert, and a bottle of wine. The food was good, service was great.
Service was not good. Waiter was friendl ...
Service was not good. Waiter was friendly, however he failed to bring drinks after he stopped back to ask if we wanted more drinks. Failed to bring spicy mayo for sushi, after he asked if we wanted some. Failed to take kids meals off of bill ( kids eat free on Tuesdays). Basically he was just not attentive to our table. I could understand if restaurant was crazy busy, but it was not busy at all. Sushi and sea bass were very good. And the hostess very friendly. Parking and ball park make this a convenient place, but not sure I will return for the frustration.
The host was super nice and the server as well. They both were working around and engaging in conversation, especially the host he was inviting.
Great food , quick seating! A+
Great food , quick seating! A+
Great atmosphere in a great location! F ...
Great atmosphere in a great location! Food is always fantastic!
Good food and fun spot!
Being next to the ballpark offers advantages! We enjoyed the apps, the drinks, and our entrees were great. Service was excellent (even though it was our waitress' second day!) We'd be back...
Great service. Beautiful presentation of ...
Great service. Beautiful presentation of the food.
Good service, great atmosphere
Good service, great atmosphere
Pre concert scene
Crave seemed to be overwhelmed by the crowd before a concert. Servers were apologetic about lack of glasses and delays. Good food and drinks But management was not prepared for the ballgame type crowd this night.
Valentine's Day Lunch
Good food with nice size portions. We special ordered French Toast, and it did NOT disappoint. Love the decor, although they need to replace the laminate flooring.
Great service and great food! The Ribeye was perfectly cooked!
GOOD PLACE TO EAT
We enjoyed our meal at Crave. The wait staff is cordial and efficient and the menu selection is good. A couple items are unique to Crave. One thing that definitely appealed was the sound level--we could actually carry on a normal conversation. If going to the Banks to have dinner, this will be our first choice.
Great ambience, slow service, subpar foo ...
Great ambience, slow service, subpar food. Decent flavor but you could tell it had been sitting in the window too long.
Great for lunch
I had a Caesar with grilled chicken and my friend had the bison burger - both delicious. Service was great - we ate a late lunch so the place was virtually empty and very quiet.
A Great Menu with and an Excellant Staff
We had a early dinner at Crave on a Sunday following an afternoon play. Only 4-5 tables were occupied when we arrived but that was only due to the hour of the day. There were four of us and we ended up ordering two salads, and an order of flatbread, sushi and calamari and it was all wonderful. With a bottle of wine our total bill was approximately $75. Their menu has a great mix of small plates, sushi and typical entrees so one should never have a problem finding something they wanted to try. Our waiter was great and we enjoyed ourselves enough that we made reservations in a couple of weeks for a party of 10.
We thought it was a little overpriced fo ...
We thought it was a little overpriced for what you got.
Great food and service.
Always a pleasure to meet friends and family for a fun relaxing dinnervous or even for a wedding rehearsal celebration. Excellent cuisine and a great wine and bar menu. Guaranteed personalized care from the front door entrance to our departure.
The quality & experience here are declining.......
I'm generally a big fan of Crave. I love the location, the menu, the atmosphere and being able to make reservations. But, this past visit, our food was mediocre at best, there were no happy hour specials, and the dessert sampler was awful. I also about fainted when I received the bill and saw how much the wine costs added up. It was ridiculous for a Midwest location. My table of four and I were there at peak time on Friday night and the restaurant didn't even have a wait. It appeared half empty; now I see why.
Great sushi!! Waiter was fantastic.
We loved the warm atmosphere. The menu has a wide variety of options from sushi to steak. Our service was fantastic. Waiter offered many suggestions. Food and drinks arrived in a timely manner. Restaurant offers a range of atmosphere. Great for pre-baseball or football game and offers a nice area for an intimate dinner.
We had a very good meal excellent appeti ...
We had a very good meal excellent appetizers, good entrees. Service was somewhat lacking.
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