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Krave Cafe and Caterers

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American, International, Contemporary, Healthy
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102 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860-2615
+1 973-383-2600
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great dinner before Newton theater

Had a great dinner at Krave - burgers, duck confit and lobster pasta hit the spot. BYOB was also super so you can bring what you want and not worry about the wine list. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
minibean2014
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Sparta, New Jersey
via mobile
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Sparta, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner at Krave - burgers, duck confit and lobster pasta hit the spot. BYOB was also super so you can bring what you want and not worry about the wine list. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank minibean2014
krave102, Marketing Coordinator at Krave Cafe and Caterers, responded to this review

Dear minibean2014, We appreciate your opinion and are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your dinner in the cafe. You definitely picked dishes that are some of our customer favorites! We hope you enjoyed the show just as much and hope you will join us again soon! All the best- The Krave Team More 

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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Menu is always interesting and well executed. Service is friendly. The fact that it is BYOB keeps price down. Seating is a bit tight.

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Thank DukeduFromage
krave102, Marketing Coordinator at Krave Cafe and Caterers, responded to this review

Dear DukeduFromage, Thank you for your feedback! We try to share our love and enjoyment of our craft, with our guests, through our changing menus and daily lunch and dinner specials. We appreciate when you notice! Please feel free, next time, to ask our host if it is possible to move you to a more comfortable area of our cafe... More 

cjsmithnj
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113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

First visit was good, food was interesting and creative with nice atmosphere. Service was pleasant and efficient, it should be noted it's BYOB so you don't have to run up the street and explore the meager wine selection as we did. I had a filet mignon- cooked to my request but the beef was a touch on the tough side... More 

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Thank cjsmithnj
krave102, Marketing Corrdinator at Krave Cafe and Caterers, responded to this review

Dear cjsmithnj, Welcome! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your first visit with us and we appreciate and value your opinion. Thank you for noticing the little things we do to make an experience at our establishment "worth a stop". We hope to see you again soon! All the best- The Krave Team More 

Lafayette, New Jersey
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Kraves has always been a favorite. Unfortunately, our last dining experience was disappointing. The food was just OK. The service was horrible. We walked in with another couple at the same time. They were finished eating and were paying their check, while we hadn't even been served yet. I was told it was because, I ordered an appetizer. It was... More 

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Thank Joanna332
krave102, Marketing Coordinator at Krave Cafe and Caterers, responded to this review

Dear Joanna332, Thank you for your feedback! We are just as disappointed as you are with your experience and we will be discussing your visit with our entire team. Since Krave is a favorite, we hope you know that our service staff is always there for our guests; ready to offer suggestions and answer any questions you may have about... More 

Augusta, New Jersey
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We have been there twice and ad great meals, the service was great. I believe we paid for refills on our Iced Tea which took me back a bit. No doubt will be a guest again!

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Thank Paula K
krave102, Marketing Coordinator at Krave Cafe and Caterers, responded to this review

Dear Paula K, We are so pleased to hear that you have visited us on more than one occasion and enjoyed both of your visits! We will, however, look into your latest experience with our staff because our iced tea refills are free. Our sincerest apologies and we hope you will visit us again soon! All the best- The Krave... More 

Sparta, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We had friends visiting us and therefore we made reservations two weeks in advance. Additionally, my husband visited the restaurant a few days before dinner day to pick the perfect table. We were so excited to show our friends this small and very different restaurant. My husband even tipped the host to make sure everything will work out fine. Well,... More 

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2 Thank mclark2015
krave102, Marketing Coordinator at Krave Cafe and Caterers, responded to this review

Dear mclark2015, Thank you for sharing your opinion of our establishment. We have read your response and are disappointed you won't be able to continue to see us at our best but we sincerely appreciate your growing support for Sussex County small businesses! All the best- The Krave Team More 

Newton, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place by far has the best food in Newton. Imagine a fine culinary experience with fun food fusion. The menu changes on a regular basis with something always new to try. Enjoy the flavored butters that come with the bread, and enjoy that its BYOB! Can be busy so make a reservation.

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2 Thank Josh O
krave102, Marketing Coordinator at Krave Cafe and Caterers, responded to this review

Dear Josh O, We appreciate your honest appraisal of our establishment and are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your culinary experience with us as much as we enjoy providing it! We do change our menu to provide our guests with the freshest flavors of the season and our lunch and dinner specials always offer our guests an even... More 

New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Have been here many times and have had catering done by Krave. This eatery never dissappoints! If you make reservations make sure you are there on time or you will loose them.

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1 Thank emvbs
krave102, Marketing Coordinator at Krave Cafe and Caterers, responded to this review

Dear emvbs, Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback and are so pleased you have enjoyed your experiences with us both in the cafe and with our catering crew. Since we only seat about 42 guests at capacity, we do recommend reservations. Please know that you can call us if you are running late for your reservation and... More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We have ordered a catering service for wedding and it was done very well by Krave! It is a highly professional catering, the best in Northern New Jersey, for sure.

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1 Thank Valentin S
krave102, Marketing Coordinator at Krave Cafe and Caterers, responded to this review

Dear Valentin S, We truly appreciate your review and truly appreciate you for acknowledging the "other side" of our work! From weddings and birthday parties to corporate meetings and community events, our Catering Coordinator and our Catering Service Team takes such pride in professionally planning every detail, reviewing every menu and in making sure our clients are 150% satisfied. We... More 

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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

I had planned to bring my mother to dinner. She chose krave. We grabbed a nice bottle of wine for her and a great bottle of whiskey for me. We were first greeted by am attentive host who was very pleased and friendly. Then are waitress (Melissa ) who was fabulous and sweet. We were even impressed by the young... More 

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3 Thank Jason N C
krave102, Marketing Coordinator at Krave Cafe and Caterers, responded to this review

Dear Jason N C, Thank you so much for your honest and thoughtful review of Krave! We are so pleased to hear that, from the moment you entered our establishment, you and your mother enjoyed every aspect of your experience with us. It's reviews like yours that push every member of our team to continue to provide our guests with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860-2615
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-383-2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International, Contemporary, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?