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
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.
Typical resturant on the Banks...high prices.
High top tables for fine dinning prices lets lots to be desired. Prices are high for the atmosphere.
Very good sushi. We splurged since it ...
Very good sushi. We splurged since it was half price sushi night. Very good drinks as well.
Plenty of other places to eat in Cincy
My husband and I visited Crave on a slow Friday evening the weekend prior to Christmas...the lack of diners should have probably been a clue as to how our evening would turn out. We were greeted by our server with water, but it took a bit for him to return for a drink order. Lettuce wraps appetizers were tasty as was the bread basket (which we had to order) When the server arrived to check on our appetizers, both my water glass and my drink were empty, he did not seem to notice and swiftly turned around ~ I had to ask him to return to the table in order to place another drink order and get a water refill. Our entrees consisted of the beef stroganoff and grilled mahi mahi, both meals needed a flavor boost. Not sure if it was just an off night or something else, but we had been wanting to give Crave a try for some time....we have...we will now cross it off of the list.
I enjoyed the apple Brie chicken sandwic ...
I enjoyed the apple Brie chicken sandwich. The avocado egg roll appetizer was also quite good.
We had great service, noise level was pl ...
We had great service, noise level was pleasant and our food was delicious.
Good spot for a lunch meeting. Service was prompt, food was tasty.
I have been to Crave on many previous occasions. With each visit, the food and service has declined. This last time, the food was bland, cold, and not much of it. With only four tables of other diners, this was not acceptable. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we did not have the time to send it back. I have given them more than enough opportunities to win my loyalty. I won't be going back.
Reservations don't matter
The restaurant could not seat us at our reservation time. The bar was full, so we could not sit there. The sushi bar was available, but the person I was with is a vegetarian, so that was not an option. After 20 minutes, they still had no idea when we would be seated. Since we had tickets for show, we took the sushi bar, which was uncomfortable for my friend. While her flat bread pizza was good, my beef stroganoff was not. The noodles were so overcooked, I barely ate anything. Our server was very nice, however, and he did get things for us promptly. I will not be returning to Crave after this experience.
Dinner on a Friday night...
Made a fairly early dinner reservation for a Friday night due to a concert following dinner. Was hoping for a relaxing, enjoyable dinner. The enjoyable part was met, the food was delicious as usual. However, not relaxing whatsoever, we felt EXTREMELY rushed to get through our meals and get out, to the point that I felt the irritation from the server when I wasn't ready to order after sitting down after two minutes. I was a server in college and I get the chaos that ensues at times but I never rushed anyone out the door. We probably will not return there for dinner on a Friday or Saturday night if that is the norm.
Absolutely fantastic!! Great variety of ...
Absolutely fantastic!! Great variety of foods! The prices were reasonable. The service was astounding; there was never a time that we needed anything.
Awesome birthday night!
My fiancé and I had never been to CRAVE and it did not disappoint! We were there celebrating his birthday and had such a great time! It was half-price bottles of wine that night and we had some seriously delicious sushi as well. The restaurant was not overly crowded or loud and the menu has a great variety of things to offer. I would definitely recommend!
Reservation made and doors locked
I made a reservation and when I arrived the doors were locked. Someone came to the door and told us they closed at 8 due to slow business. Our reservation was for 8:30. Highly disappointed. Crave has always been a favorite.
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