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.
Hours of Operation:
Monday 11am- 10pm
Tuesday 11am- 10pm
Wednesday 11am- 10pm
Thursday 11am- 11pm
Friday 11am- 12am
Saturday 10am- 12am
Park Place and 16th
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire!
Valet and self parking available.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Groups larger than 9 people require a phone reservation
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
The hamburger was overcooked as was the ...
The hamburger was overcooked as was the chicken used in the salad. The sushi was above average. Overall, not a very special meal.
Food was good. Server was ok.
Food was good. Server was ok.
It was a gorgeous day out so I decided t ...
It was a gorgeous day out so I decided to go to Crave West End. They have a nice patio outside and on Sunday, and all day Happy Hour. It was really nice to be in the sunlight, the servers were attentive once they found out I was there. I love the food, even if the drinks weren't strong they were at least delicious. I would recommend anybody to eat there and spend some time.
We made reservations for 9 on a Sunday m ...
We made reservations for 9 on a Sunday morning for a bday brunch. Things started out with our table not being ready and waiting a concerning amount of time for the table. After that, it took a very long time for the waitress to come over. (the place was NOT busy) After ordering our drinks, it took 15 minutes to get them and then she didn't even have all of them. Took 10 minutes to get the 2 she was missing. We were there for 45 minutes before we were able to get our order taken and that was after being FIRMLY told she needed to take our order. It then took another 45 minutes to get our food. When it finally came it was luke warm at best. While she was pleasant, she is hands down the slowest moving server I've ever encountered. Everyone in our party said they will never return based on this horrible experience.
Very good happy hour specials and snacks ...
Very good happy hour specials and snacks. Great spot with a nice patio and the servers have been very prompt and friendly every time we've gone.
The food here is solid. The "cooked and ...
The food here is solid. The "cooked and vegetable" sushi menu was a big hit with our pregnant friend, I got an amazing dish (bacon wrapped pork something) off of a special fundraising menu, people who got regular menu items (a colorful and fulfilling salad, a pasta dish, a steak dish) were all described as delicious and well-made. I'm glad we had reservations, we got in and seated right away, even with one guest still on their way. The parking at West End is annoying to have to deal with to go here, so be sure and arrive long before you think you need to so you have time to find a spot and walk.
We let them know ahead of time it was a ...
We let them know ahead of time it was a Birthday and instead of a booth and we were placed next to a garage door with a high top table which was cold and had a guy smoking a cigar that still managed to smell even with the door closed. We all had a Pasta dish but the portions were small. For the price there should have been at least a little wow factor in the food. Very over price and very limited by the glass wine selection. The male server had no personality. They did bring a complimentary dessert for the birthday girl which was nice. Doubt we will return or recommend Crave to anyone. We know too many others much better for the money.
The food and services were just ok. We h ...
The food and services were just ok. We have to wait for our bill
We took our family to Crave for Mother's Day Brunch and it was an expensive mistake. The buffet was disjointed, the food was really marginal, the drinks were okay and our table was off to the side of the restaurant making service incredibly slow. I was really disappointed. It's an expensive brunch ticket and so completely not worth it. I love Crave normally but this brunch was really bad.
Deceitful business practices
After ordering an appetizer AND a meal, the waiter asked us if we would like some bread while we waited for our food. We agreed as many places we have been to it is customary to provide complimentary bread. THIS WAS NOT THE CASE. There was a charge on our bill at the end of the meal for bread. If you are going to offer anything that is an additional charge, especially bread, it is implied that it is free unless you state there is an additional charge. I do not approve of being duped into buying more items, no matter the cost.
Good food, excellent service
This was my 3rd time at west end. Food quality and presentation is way above average, The bento boxes are delightful and the kobe beef tacos were a treat. Servers are attentive but know when to not bother. Very friendly. I live 30 miles away but Crave West End has become the Go To place for lunches and special occasions.
Great Happy Hour Specials
Very good sushi menu at great prices during Happy Hour which is all day on Sunday. Good prices when not Happy Hour. Good selection of specialty mixed drinks and beer taps.
Not the service we expect
Although most of the food was fine, the server was probably one of the most disinterested and rude waitstaff we have ever experienced. We frequent Crave at The West End often before heading to downtown events. It is usually is a good experience. We were there early (5:45) and it took 20 minutes before our server came to take our drink order. The bus person had to physically go and get her. She was careless and slow, she was rude when one of our guests brought a very burnt piece of salmon to her attention. The manager did offer to replace the meal but at that point we had to be on our way to an event. This experience is NOW what I will think of when I think of Crave at the West End.
Good food as always, but don't be in a h ...
Good food as always, but don't be in a hurry - service gets slow.
Slow service during Happy Hour
We had a group of 5 who arrived at different times during Happy Hour. The service was really slow, but I guess that saved us money. Would have ordered more, given the chance. Happy Hour specials were not explained -- ordered what we thought was part of the Happy Hour menu, but when the bill came the drinks were 3x the Happy Hour price ! Won't return. There are better choices within walking distance.
Once again a great meal and fabulous ser ...
Once again a great meal and fabulous servers.
We were seated promptly at 5:00. It was a nice day so it was packed outside on the patio and in the bar area. The dining room was pretty empty though which is where we sat. Our server was pleasant and very attentive without being intrusive. Our food was good. I had the lettuce wraps.
Haven't yet found a Crave we don't like!
We like Crave in general. Good food, service, etc. This restaurant was more crowded with higher energy than those in the malls, but it is also located in a vibrant and popular area, just west of MInneapolis.
Girls night out, catching up. We had a host of apps they were all delicious the guacamole could loose the lettuce it just got in the way. The dumplings were outstanding!
Had a great time at Craves
The hostess didn't wait till our whole party of 10 got there, she seated us as we came in! The food was awesome and the service outstanding! Appetizers were prompt and delicious!
Early Crave dinner
We needed to meet with a family duo for an early dinner at a spot amenable to all. My husband had enjoyed Crave at MOA so suggested the West End Crave. 5PM time was no problem, I had requested a quieter table which was provided, we were not rushed, and finished by 6:30. We all chose the variety of food that was favorable to us, from sushi, to salads, to fish. Presentation was lovely. All were pleased with the exception of the Arctic Char special -- fish was good, but the cold salad underneath did nothing to add flavor to the meal.
Food was great! Service was slow but it ...
Food was great! Service was slow but it was happy hour and lots of people. It was loud but then again we were in the bar during happy hour so it's to be expected. Would recommend it to others.
Still a bit too noisy for me. Our server was excellent at meeting our needs.
Perhaps a 2nd Chance
A good friend and I had reservations for dinner. We were promptly seated and the staff was very friendly. I really like the west end area and I will go back to try it again in the summer time. My dinner guest ordered a glass of wine and rather than a Riesling, she received a red zinfandel. The waitress took our order and approximately 40 minutes later, she came back and asked if we were ready to order. We reminded her that we had already ordered and she realized that she forgot to put in our order. We enjoyed each others company so much, that we were not too upset with the service; however, it was not a very good first impression. I may try it again another time. Food was good, although I wasn't fond of the mahi tacos.
Excellent for Bruch
Diverse creative brunch menu; lots of options with fresh vegetables and fruit; everything was especially tasty; good value; prompt and attentive service, convenient to the Showplace Icon movie theater
Our waiter was amazing!!!
Our waiter was amazing!!!
Good portions at the right temperature
Good portions at the right temperature
We have eaten at the Crave - Galleria and Crave - MOA, and had had no issues. Our welcome at the Crave - West End from the hostess desk was fine. The service was terrible and the food was mediocre. We waited almost 10 minutes for a server to take our drink order. Then another 10 for the drinks to arrive, one was completely wrong. Another 20 minutes before an order was taken. The salad was fine - disappointingly small for the price I paid. By the time we were done the server appeared to have completely disappeared. Another 30 minutes went by before we actually received our bill. The lucky part about all of this is that I had not seen my lunch companion for a year, so we had a lot to talk about.
Over priced for what the buffet offered.
Over priced for what the buffet offered.
We have eaten at Crave before and the fo ...
We have eaten at Crave before and the food off of their menu is decent. However, we would not recommend going there if they are offering a buffet. The food was awful, bland and either over cooked as in dried out egg dishes or under cooked as in bacon being half cooked. They only offered a couple types of Sushi rolls, I think they bought large bags of Cheese cubes and dumped them on a tray. Maybe worth it if it was $12 but definitely not the $35 pp we paid on Easter Sunday.
Go early and enjoy
We did Easter brunch here. Great appeal multigenerational crew. It was getting too crowded by the time left But if you go early, it's great.
We haven't been here yet and loved it. G ...
We haven't been here yet and loved it. Great menu and drink selection. I would recommend it to anyone.
Always get a wonderful meal at Crave...love sushi!
Recommend as food is of high quality, great service. Fun place to hang out!
Great for a business or personal lunch o ...
Great for a business or personal lunch or dinner. Great service, broad variety of high quality, well prepared and delicious food.
Service and food was great, a little pricey but definitely worth it!
Crave won't disappoint
Been to Crave many times and it never disappoints. Food is always above average and there is a great mixture of sushi , fish and meat.
Not that tasty of an experience. Enjoyed ...
Not that tasty of an experience. Enjoyed the tempura shrimp appetizer but found others to be overpriced considering amount of flavor. Had lemon chicken wings, so so. Huge wings, just rather dry and not that good. I think we'll give Crave a little break because we felt a bit ripped off spending $50 each for a girl's night out. Stay away from mini desserts. Overpriced puddin' cups.
Very friendly staff. Great service and n ...
Very friendly staff. Great service and never felt rushed. Molly made us feel important and even brought me a birthday dessert.
Timing is not their virtue
Although I had made a reservation and they had confirmed it with me over the phone twice, we still had to wait 30 minutes for our table. They did provide us with appetizers on the house to make up for the issue however, which was greatly appreciated. Our service was ok, the waitress had to come back repeatedly because she forgot what we had ordered but she was pleasant. I did appreciate that we had an almost empty back room to ourselves, as the restaurant itself is quite loud. The food was good, but perhaps a bit overpriced for the quality.
Excellent as always. Food choices are am ...
Excellent as always. Food choices are amazing and are always presented so lovely. I had the chopped chicken salad and all of the ingredients were so fresh. And the coconut cake is to die for. Will be back soon!
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