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Excellent food, excellent service!.
After hearing many positive comments from friends and reading so many great reviews about Crave Restaurant, it immediately rose to the top of my list of delectable dining adventures to experience. The reviews proved to be right on target – so much so we purchased a gift card for future visits! The gift card itself was unique in that it offered not only a more liberal expiration period but also a more generous reward relative to other restaurant gift cards.
While viewing the menu we had a tough time where to begin for everything sounded delicious. We began our meal with Sushi and since my spouse will only eat cooked items there was many to choose from – both cooked and raw. We had the Volcano Roll and it proved to be the best we’ve had anywhere! Topped with baked scallops in a sweet sauce and filled with real snow crab meat, avocado and cucumber I knew the remainder of my dining experience would be an adventure. We then shared the Mini Burger and I was floored! Cooked to perfection (M-W), they were juicy substantial minis encased in Hawaiian Sweet buns and topped with smoked cheddar and caramelized onions. They were accompanied with pickles, mustard and delicious Bacon Ketchup – a first time ketchup combo for me. My spouse then ordered a bowl of Tomato Pesto Soup with Parmesan cheese and fire roasted tomatoes. He was thoroughly satisfied.
For the main entrée I ordered the Sesame Ahi Tuna (served medium, by request) prepared sesame-encrusted with gingered vegetables in a sake soy reduction. I substituted extra vegetables for the steam rice WO/a problem and was glad I did for the vegetables were deliciously plentiful – just as the portion of tuna. Naturally, since I was almost full from the appetizers we just couldn’t leave without tasting, I took the remainder of the tuna dish home. And it was equally as good after the fact. My spouse had the Blackened Grouper, served with jambalaya rice, grilled asparagus and shrimp cream sauce. He substituted the asparagus without a problem. He also didn’t have any problem completing every morsel of the Grouper – for after sampling it, I will definitely order the dish upon future visits – and real soon!
Since we were both thoroughly stuffed, we didn’t save any room for dessert but will make it a point to do so next time, the dessert menu also proved to be tempting. Our server, Jill was always available and remained in sight should we need her, providing truly personalized service without being overwhelming. The Manager, who was originally from the Restaurant home office in Minnesota, visited our table to ensure our meal and service satisfaction. Tuan Tran, Executive Chef also visited our table to introduce himself, thank us for choosing Crave and to assure that the meal met our dining expectations. After one of most delicious meals and excellence service, followed by a personal visit by management and Executive Chef, we felt like royalty! With that said, we floated out the door – or almost anyway!
Located at an intersection immediately off Interstate 4 Crave is in the same plaza as Best Buy. It can be easy to pass by. By all means turn around and go back, it is well worth it. Do not pass the prime opportunity to dine at Crave – you will not be sorry!
best Food in Town. everything was pretty amazing, lobster mac, filet mignon, etc... just delicious... Drinks could be a little stronger.
Delicious food with a welcoming atmosphere!.
My girlfriend and I have anyways driven by the restaurant while heading to the mall at millenia and we've heard great things from our friends, so we decided to give it a shot. First off, the place is very well put together. The atmosphere, the lighting, the music, all perfected. Waitress was very friendly and kind.. food took a bit longer than expected, but it was definitely worth the wait. We started off with their signature crunchy roll - AMAZING - One of the best rolls I've ever tasted. I ordered a burger and fries while my girl ordered the salmon salad. Both were delicious. The burger was tender and juicy and her salmon was grilled to perfection. Fries were mouthwatering with an ultimate combination of spices. I'm usually fairly critical when it comes to restaurants - but this experience was definitely a great one. Can't wait to get back and would recommend this place to anyone.
Tip - Make a reservation and show up 5 minutes before for dinner. They can get pretty packed between 6 and 7 PM. They also have some great lunch specials between 11-4!
RUN AWAY.. don't walk.. RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Been to CRAVE a number of times.. used to go to Village Tavern and LOVED that.. so CRAVE should be good too, right?
First few times were so-so. The service was not very good. The food was nothing special.. but it was always worth coming back to give it another try.
Last night was the last straw. A group of my girlfriends and I (6 ladies total) met up at CRAVE for our monthly night out. We had a discount card from another local business that gave us 10% off our food purchase. It was never honored. The atmosphere was very dark and loud and it made half of us dizzy. We asked our server and even HE admitted the decor made him dizzy (and he works there!!)
To further enhance my groups' displeasure with our experience last night.. two of us were just released from the ER.... with food poisoning.... courtesy of CRAVE.
If I could give CRAVE 0 stars, I would. Unfortunately, its a required field on this form.
Run away. Do not walk. Do not pass "GO". Do not collect $200. RUN AWAY.
Good Evening, I apologize that my response is so delayed, but I would like to offer you and your guests a sincere apology. I am truly sorry that we did not live up to your standards or ours. At CRAVE we strive to deliver a superior dining experience to all our guests, unfortunately we failed to do so for you and for that I apologize. We pride ourselves on serving the highest quality food and highest quality of service. I would like to invite you back compliments of CRAVE. You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy send out a gift certificate. Thank you for your time.
Best Sushi in Orlando. CRAVE has everything for everyone- including the freshest and most creative sushi in Orlando. Their $3 to $5 happy hour every day even features sushi! I could live off of the godzilla roll and spicy salmon rolls. And just in case you don't like sushi, they have a whole american menu with pizzas, burgers pasta and more.
CRAVE WAS GREAT! Check out Industry Night!.
I had a great experience at CRAVE!
I've been there for lunch before, and my personal favorite is the blackened mahi mahi sandwich! I decided to go at night this time, and had a blast!
I did not even know it was Industry night, and lucked out since I work in the service industry! They had great deals on drinks and appetizers. They had live music...it was like a fun happy hour! Great food and drink specials...will be going back again on a Wednesday night for Industry night again!
I also want to try the Sunday brunch special! Will be returning soon :)
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