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Crave

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102 Main St, Ansonia, CT 06401-1854
203-735-3300
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Service - Amazing Food

I heard about Crave on a flight from Chicago to Hartford. The passenger sitting next to me said I needed to try it. He was absolutely right! The food, drinks, and service were all fantastic. We can't wait to go back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Colleen D
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Oxford, Connecticut
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Oxford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard about Crave on a flight from Chicago to Hartford. The passenger sitting next to me said I needed to try it. He was absolutely right! The food, drinks, and service were all fantastic. We can't wait to go back!

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Thank Colleen D
Trumbull, CT
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had frequented Crave when it first opened years ago,...the it just seemed to lose its luster. I recently went back for lunch and was so happy to be greeted by warm faces and a new menu. The food and service were spot on. I recently went for dinner enjoyed everything from the Brussel Sprout app to the Sea Bass... More 

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Thank KT R
Orange, CT
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120 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About eight years ago when Crave first opened my husband and I went there frequently. Initially the food was good and the service friendly. Then, gradually over the next year or so the food became increasingly over-seasoned, or incorrectly seasoned, then it was just not good. We gave up and moved on. Two weeks ago a friend asked me if... More 

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2 Thank RebeccaRyanOrange
Milford, Connecticut
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I tried Crave after hearing some good reviews from friends. We were not disappointed. We went on the night after Christmas and were seated immediately. The service was great and all our courses came out on time. We tried the Tuna Tar-Tar and Tuna Tacos for appetizers. Both were great; the Tuna Tacos had a chipotle dressing that gave them... More 

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Thank Anthony F
Southbury, Connecticut
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128 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Seated promptly, good service. Spouse had the marinated chicken - very good. Had the lamb shank which didn't taste like lamb and was mostly fat. Split a nachos appetizer good. Surprised there was no salad or bread offered as we had to wait for the entree. Seating can be iffy - when up front you are on top of others... More 

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Thank JoeMary01
New Haven, Connecticut
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Not far from New Haven, it was a convenient stop on a Sunday late afternoon. We were returning home from a hike in Housatonic State Forest, driving south on Rt.8. In the depressed downtown area of an old factory town, it is a bright new star, easy to park, the restaurant is smartly decorated and meticulous. Wait staff was excellent.... More 

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Thank GayleWalter
Ansonia, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Crave is a great atmosphere & delicious food. Highly recommend it. Took my sister there for her birthday dinner, it was her first time and she enjoyed it.

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Thank Cindy A
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food is good but the tables are too close together. Very loud; service is ok but not great. Every time I go I do enjoy the food but so difficult to converse.

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Thank Barbara S
Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We went during restaurant week and were seated in the piano bar. After settling in the waiter saw us looking at the restaurant week special menu and said it wasn't available in the bar. We were surprised but agreed to move. The waiter yelled to the host, had a brief conversation and then ignored us. When we called (after some... More 

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Thank TravelingFool876
Oxford, Connecticut
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180 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We went to Crave with friends.. We picked Crave as it was in the middle for us to meet at.. We had drinks at the bar to start and the service was perfect! They have great wines! Then we sat for dinner and the service again was perfect and the food exceptional! We had the spinach and artichoke dip and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 Main St, Ansonia, CT 06401-1854
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ansonia
  • Phone Number: 203-735-3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?