About CRAVE - Cincinnati

175 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Happy Hour:
(Not offered on Reds & Bengals Home Game days)
Monday-Thursday 3pm - 7pm
Friday: 3pm - 6pm
Saturday: 12pm - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 9pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 241-8600

Website:
http://cravecincinnati.com/

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 to inquire!

Parking Details:
Parking ramp

Executive Chef:
David Miller

Additional:
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

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Enjoy our Mother's Day Grand Brunch Buffet from 9am - 3pm! Adults $34.95 | Children $15.95
1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1000 point tables

Details
Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Mon 5:00PM - 5:45PM

Tue - Wed 3:00PM - 5:00PM 7:45PM - 9:00PM

Thu 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Fri - Sat 3:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

good for groups (35)
special occasion (24)
fit for foodies (21)
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vibrant bar scene (19)
great for lunch (19)
hot spot (17)
neighborhood gem (10)
scenic view (10)
great for brunch (7)
romantic (7)
kid-friendly (7)
great for outdoor dining (6)
late-night find (5)
notable wine list (5)
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great food and service. They need to loo ...

Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service. They need to look at replacing floor since it is currently a tripping hazard.

Tags: great for lunch
food3
ambience3
service4
value1

I was very disappointed. This was a ver ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

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.

food5
ambience5
service5

My steak was overdone. They brought me a ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

My steak was overdone. They brought me another one which was excellent. Thank you

food3
ambience4
service4
value4

A little disappointed...

Dined on April 22, 2016

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...

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Find!

Dined on April 2, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

Wonderful Easter Brunch!

Dined on March 27, 2016

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!

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Fun place to eat!

Dined on March 25, 2016

Great service and food. The atmosphere is friendly and warm and we always get great waiters/waitresses. We will return soon.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

I wish I lived in cinci so I could have ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

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.

food4
ambience3
service5
value5

“Good food, great price”

Dined on March 18, 2016

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.

Tags: good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

Service was not good. Waiter was friendl ...

Dined on March 15, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience4
service5
value5

Inviting

Dined on March 6, 2016

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.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Great food , quick seating! A+

Dined on March 6, 2016

Great food , quick seating! A+

food4
ambience4
service3

Great atmosphere in a great location! F ...

Dined on March 5, 2016

Great atmosphere in a great location! Food is always fantastic!

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Good food and fun spot!

Dined on March 2, 2016

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...

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Great service. Beautiful presentation of ...

vip
Dined on March 1, 2016

Great service. Beautiful presentation of the food.

food5
ambience5
service5

Good service, great atmosphere

Dined on February 29, 2016

Good service, great atmosphere

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Pre concert scene

Dined on February 18, 2016

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.

Tags: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Valentine's Day Lunch

Dined on February 14, 2016

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.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Experience

Dined on February 12, 2016

Great service and great food! The Ribeye was perfectly cooked!

Tags: special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

GOOD PLACE TO EAT

Dined on February 5, 2016

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.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food3
ambience5
service3

Great ambience, slow service, subpar foo ...

Dined on February 2, 2016

Great ambience, slow service, subpar food. Decent flavor but you could tell it had been sitting in the window too long.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great for lunch

vip
Dined on January 28, 2016

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.

Tags: great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

A Great Menu with and an Excellant Staff

Dined on January 24, 2016

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.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience3
service4

We thought it was a little overpriced fo ...

vip
Dined on January 23, 2016

We thought it was a little overpriced for what you got.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food and service.

Dined on January 13, 2016

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.

Tags: hot spot
food2
ambience3
service3
value1

The quality & experience here are declining.......

vip
Dined on January 8, 2016

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.

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great sushi!! Waiter was fantastic.

vip
Dined on January 3, 2016

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.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

We had a very good meal excellent appeti ...

Dined on December 24, 2015

We had a very good meal excellent appetizers, good entrees. Service was somewhat lacking.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience3
service3
value2

Typical resturant on the Banks...high prices.

Dined on December 24, 2015

High top tables for fine dinning prices lets lots to be desired. Prices are high for the atmosphere.

Tags: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Very good sushi. We splurged since it ...

Dined on December 22, 2015

Very good sushi. We splurged since it was half price sushi night. Very good drinks as well.

food2
ambience3
service2
value2

Plenty of other places to eat in Cincy

Dined on December 19, 2015

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.

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience4
service3

I enjoyed the apple Brie chicken sandwic ...

Dined on December 17, 2015

I enjoyed the apple Brie chicken sandwich. The avocado egg roll appetizer was also quite good.

food5
ambience5
service5

We had great service, noise level was pl ...

Dined on December 15, 2015

We had great service, noise level was pleasant and our food was delicious.

food4
ambience4
service4

Crave Cincy

vip
Dined on December 15, 2015

Good spot for a lunch meeting. Service was prompt, food was tasty.

Tags: great for lunch
food2
ambience2
service2

ICK!

Dined on December 6, 2015

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.

food1
ambience3
service2

Reservations don't matter

Dined on December 4, 2015

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.

food4
ambience4
service2

Dinner on a Friday night...

Dined on December 4, 2015

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.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Absolutely fantastic!! Great variety of ...

Dined on December 4, 2015

Absolutely fantastic!! Great variety of foods! The prices were reasonable. The service was astounding; there was never a time that we needed anything.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4

Awesome birthday night!

Dined on November 26, 2015

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food1
ambience1
service1

Reservation made and doors locked

Dined on November 24, 2015

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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