Crave offers a varied menu of creative, quality comfort foods for dinner and brunch. Small patio in the front and a larger, enclosed patio in the back.
Had a great burger at crave! Cooked properly on a grill, organic beef. When I asked about the bun, I was told that it was a potatoe scallion bun, served with house-made garlic mayo. Very nice. Incredible fries - not frozen like a chain restaurant. Nice place - can't wait for the rain to stop and check out their garden patio.
My boyfriend and I are regulars at Crave on Main St. On almost every occassion we are impressed by the friendly, classy and attentive staff. We appreciate their down-to-earth feel and that they are clearly an experienced, mature staff who understand what makes a lovely dining experience. We have too often been turned off of other restaraunts because they were lacking in these areas. Most notably, I always enjoy the friendly conversation offered by the bartender, (and perhaps owner?) of the place. He's always quick to offer a warm smile and thanks as you leave, and it really feels genuine.
I find that the food quality and taste are very consistent and reliable. Though, some items are slightly more costly than elsewhere, it is obvious upon tasting that you get what you pay for, if not more.
The ambience is cozy and charming and only on weekends does the noise level get to be quite high.
I definately name Crave as one of my favorite restaurants anywhere and always take out of towner friends and family here. In summer, the patio only enhances the pleasure that it is to dine at Crave.
Nice people, delicious food. Particularly good hollandaise and eggs. Always worth coming to Crave. I've eaten here at least 20 times and find it consistently good. They have a lovely patio in the summer. It's a touch small in the winter, but it's friendly and quiet.
After reading all of the positive reviews, I arranged for a group of our friends to meet at Crave. In total we were a party of seven. I had never been to Crave before and thought it would be a great chance for us all to meet and enjoy a new dining experiece. I had no idea the place was so "intimate". As they don't take reservations, my wife and I arrived early to secure a table, only to learn we would be placed on a waiting list. The wait would have been over an hour on a Saturday night at 7:00 pm, so we elected to find another place to go.
We tried to get in again with a group of five the following Friday at 5:30 pm and the joint was full, yet again. The host at the door offered to take our cell phone number and call us when a table would be available, but one of our party took ill (from hunger pains, I assume), so we all went our seperate ways.
On our third attempt, we struck gold. We were driving home after a concert at Heritage Hall wih our son and his fiancee, when we noticed a parking spot in front of Crave. We took a risk, parked and went in. There was a short waiting list, and since there was only we four, we got in faster than the estimated time. We waited by the window in the small bar area in the meantime and were promptly offered drinks and appetizers by the bartender to tide us over. But, before you knew it, our table was ready and all arrived on our table shortly after we ordered it. Voila! Patience is indeed a virtue.
We shared the Ahi Tuna Roll, Crab Cakes, and Short Rib Poutine to start. You know the Chef knows what he's doing when there isn't a morsel left on the plate. That should have been enough, but we continued to our mains. I had the BBQ ribs, my wife had the Black Cod, my son ordered a Crave burger and his wife-to-be had the much written about Cobb Salad. What a splendid treat! Once again, every plate was nearly licked clean.
Hats off to you Crave! It was well worth the wait.
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