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 11am- 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 email@example.com to inquire!
Valet and self parking available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, 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
Over-priced and bland food served in a l ...
Over-priced and bland food served in a loud atmosphere containing decor which will be hard to clean and provides an excellent medium for illness.
The ingredients must be chosen by a chef who smokes and an accountant who is more concerned about the bottom-line rather than food quality / flavor.
The bleu cheese had an ammonia odor to it. That means it has gone bad, yet it was served. So many food items were just terribly boring.
We won't be returning and will never make a recommendation to "Crave".
Pleasant staff, prompt service and enjoy ...
Pleasant staff, prompt service and enjoyable surroundings in the fun West End area of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. The food was only fair though, with the sea bass a little too tough, not well presented and the rice unimaginative. My guest had sushi which he said was very good, and the servings were very large and the presentation appealing.
Appetizer: lettuce wraps. Very fresh! Wo ...
Appetizer: lettuce wraps. Very fresh! Would get them again!
Dinner: Mexican, #9, fiery dragon, and bamboo bites. All amazing!!! Bamboo bites was hands down my favorite roll. Four rolls were more food than two of us could eat.
Dessert: s'mores brownie. Oh. My. God.
Server Mandy was awesome!
Very glad we made reservations as many people were waiting a long time.
Parking at west end is free.
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The place is popular on weekends; at 9pm ...
The place is popular on weekends; at 9pm on a Saturday, the noise was loud but not too loud for conversation. I had sushi, which was good but not outstanding. My wife ordered the corvina and asked for a change to sea bass. She said it didn't taste like sea bass. Service was good but somewhat less than attentive. Still, overall it was a satisfying experience.
Had some seasonal food squash ravioli an ...
Had some seasonal food squash ravioli and it was very good thought the serving size was a bit small but after I was done I was full without being overly filled up so guess it was just perception on my part as the food was served with the presentation being in a long narrow dish.
undercooked, mostly raw cooked egg on Pa ...
undercooked, mostly raw cooked egg on Pad Thai was not appreciated. Server should have told me when i ordered it. the taste and smell overwhelmed an otherwise good dish. i would not have ordered it or had then leave it out if i had known
We sat in the bar area so there was a no ...
We sat in the bar area so there was a noise component, but by no means was it loud. Service was amazing as well as the food! Drinks can be a bit expensive, but not more then I would have expected from a place like this. Overall great experience, definitely will go there again!
Table for 4. Place was packed. Messed u ...
Table for 4. Place was packed. Messed up one drink, comped it on the bill.
Sushi for apps, very good. 2 had the pad Thai, spicy, but very good. I had shrimp, wife had chicken. The noodles were great texture... didn't stick together... Wine was fine.
Service was excellent for being a packed house.
Amy L was our server and she was fantas ...
Amy L was our server and she was fantastic! There are a lot of keys to doing her job well and she effortlessly nailed them all... especially having a personality, being genuine and great timing! Great hire on your part, CRAVE! Treat her right!
Lunch service was excruciatingly slow. ...
Lunch service was excruciatingly slow. The protein burger ordered by one in our party was supposed to be medium well. It was red in the middle. After additional cook time in the kitchen, it was very unevenly cooked, raw spots throughout. The person who ordered this, whose birthday we were celebrating, was not happy. Crave is usually great, but not this time.
Went to this location because the downto ...
Went to this location because the downtown one could not accommodate a large group (14) and I don't think any of us will be back. Reservation was for 7:00, we weren't seated until 7:30. It took another 40 minutes to get the drinks out, and food didn't come until 9. My steak was way overcooked, and everyone else was halfway done eating before it came out. We weren't able to leave the restaurant until 10, not by choice but because of abysmal service. Yes, larger groups will take longer, but this was just ridiculous. If you are not prepared to take a group of 14, please do not accept the reservation.
The entire lunch was lovely from start t ...
The entire lunch was lovely from start to finish. It was my daughter's 40th birthday, so a very special occasion. Our waiter was attentive , but gave us a chance to visit. Our soups and salads were tasty. She was given a complimentary dessert with a candle in it. We were not rushed at all. I would go back again in a heart beat!
The hospitality at CRAVE was amazing. T ...
The hospitality at CRAVE was amazing. They easily accommodated our group of 9 and didn't miss a beat. The food was creative and delicious. My sister was in town and was quite pleased with the choice of restaurant for our family gathering. We will be back.
It was a terrible dining experience. The ...
It was a terrible dining experience. There to celebrate our parents 40th anniversary and the service we got made it a not so good dinner. I definitely would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. For the amount of money we spent there we should have had competent service.
I hadn't ever had a cooked sushi roll an ...
I hadn't ever had a cooked sushi roll and we tried the Crunchy roll which was exceptional! We also had a sample of appetizers given that it was Happy Hour - edamame, truffle fries, and fried pork dumplings. Although I think their regular fries are just as good. We were trying to decide on a second roll (I am currently pregnant and can only eat cooked sushi...and neither of really knew which roll to get) and a waitress there recommended the Vegas roll. HORRIBLE. Would not recommend at all! Otherwise, food was good but service was super slow at the bar and there was hardly anyone there!
Food quality is poor for the prices. Men ...
Food quality is poor for the prices. Menu is random. Sushi is terrible quality especially for the price. Presentation is sloppy. Just not impressed. Been going here before movies at West End for years but definitely not on my list anymore. Service is inconsistent.
Initially seated at a table in the bar a ...
Initially seated at a table in the bar area because of the happy hour specials, we noticed that an overhead pipe was dripping condensate on my husband. We were offered another table in the dining room which was just fine. Good tasting food. Poké bowls, flat breads, hamburger just the way a picky child ordered it....all was good. The wine list was good too. Service was attentive.
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