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Krave Cafe and Caterers

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American, Contemporary, Healthy, Eclectic
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102 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860-2615
+1 973-383-2600
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    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
A great find

we had a party of 8 and ordered a large variety of food and everything was great. A very good value if you drink wine with your dinner--no corkage fee.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Jim C
,
Kings Beach
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
New Jersey
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Food wasn't great, lots of negative issues so asked to see the owner. The owner came out and was one of the rudest persons I would ever encounter in my life. Wow, I will never be back...worst service from an owner EVER!!! And it's overpriced to say the very least and they deserve the LEAST!!

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krave102, Owner at Krave Cafe and Caterers, responded to this review

Dear kellsmom55, Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment on Trip Advisor. From a restaurant that really prides themselves on hospitality and our guests dining experience, our entire team is disappointed to hear about your time with us. As small business owners, we spend countless hours, creating...from our teams, to our space, to our product, and every... More 

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87 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This used to be one of the better restaurants in Newton; BYOB but excellent food. I guess times change. The menu is VERY limited; especially after you take out the burger and sandwich selections. Since when does a fine restaurant serve burgers, sandwiches and pizza (aka flatbreads) for dinner? Our appetizer was served partially cold; they had not defrosted it... More 

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

Dear Jim S, Thank you for your honest appraisal of your experience at Krave. We value and appreciate your feedback. We always take any and all input we receive from our guests into consideration and use it to continue to improve every aspect of our establishment. Please know that every menu change is a huge deal for us. From favorite... More 

Kings Beach
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

we had a party of 8 and ordered a large variety of food and everything was great. A very good value if you drink wine with your dinner--no corkage fee.

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

Dear JimKingsBeach, Thank you for your review and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! We hope to see you again soon! All the Best- The Krave Team More 

Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Everyone fully enjoyed their appetizers soups, salads, mussels and callamari. The entrees of tilapia steak chicken and pasta were very good with excellent sauces. Didn't have room for dessert but they had nice selections.

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

Dear 67lakeshore, Thank you for your review! It sounds like you truly enjoyed your Krave experience and we are so pleased. Though it may be a long ride, we hope you do come back again soon and save room for dessert! All the best- The Krave Team More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I didn't feel like cooking this past Thursday night and have a great husband who is willing to eat out midweek at 7pm after a long drive home. Our usual spot was jam packed and Krave came to mind. It had been awhile since I was there, they are in a new location, that's a long time. I loved it... More 

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

Dear lisa k, Thank you for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us and it's very exciting to hear that you joined us at one of our Unplugged Open Mic Nights. Along with supporting local farms, we strive to support the talents of many local artists and musicians as well. We feel our new... More 

Blairstown, New Jersey
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

First time visiting Krave and will not be the last. Excellent service (Melissa) and our entrees were flavorful. I had the Shepherds Pie which was much superior to the Pub grade style served elsewhere. Actually made with lamb and fresh root vegetables in a Guinness base. My wife had the Jamaican Chicken dish which had just enough spice to it.... More 

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

Dear LarrySchu, We are very pleased to hear that both you and your wife enjoyed your first time at Krave! Thank you for your feedback and know that we truly appreciate your honest appraisal. Please know we strive to keep our prices competitive while using the best and freshest local ingredients and we pride ourselves on providing our guests with... More 

Phelan, CA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We tried six other dinner places in the area, and this was by FAR the best! We decided to just not worry about cost and get what we liked. We were quite hungry and started with the scallop appetizer, then the green salad with pear, and the beef stew entree. We had the creme brulee and chocolate cheesecake for dessert.... More 

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

Dear Cherylovedd, We are so pleased you enjoyed your first experience of Krave! We truly appreciate and value your review. From the time our guests walk through our doors to the time they leave, we strive as a staff to make each course and moment enjoyable. Thank you for recognizing and acknowledging all we do and we hope you enjoyed... More 

Toms River, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food, the decor the wait staff was 5 star! I truly wanted to come back a second night.BUT the woman they had as "entertainment" was like nails on a blackboard . Being a performer and vocal coach , it was painful to hear the piercing high notes and the abuse to her guitar. Maybe the owners will tell her... More 

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

Dear Patricia W, Thank you for your input and feedback! It is appreciated and always taken into consideration. We like to host a variety of local musicians during our Tuesday Night Unplugged Coffeehouse. We will pass along the information and hope you will consider enjoying another Coffeehouse Night in our restaurant again. All the Best- The Krave Team More 

Monte Porzio Catone, Italy
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our server was in the turn and burn and go home mood last night but cuisine great but for the first tine we felt rushed. Got a 730 res i was 15 min late. But my colleague sat down in time. We couldn't get our conversations in with our server obviously pushing us through our meal ... Not cool ...tip... More 

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

Dear Eric L, Thank you for taking the time again to review our establishment! We value your opinion and truly take your feedback into consideration. Our service to our guests is one of many things that is a top priority for us. Please know we have acknowledged your disappointment and will continue to provide our customers with nothing but our... More 

Port Charlottle
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent menu and food, pricey but great for special occasion. All food fresh and cooked to perfection. Look forward to returning, has an outside patio in the summer.

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

Dear Jackiesrich, Thank you for your feedback and review! Whether it is a special occasion dinner or lunch with friends, our menus offer a variety of dishes and options for any guest to enjoy. We are happy you enjoyed your visit to Krave and please know that we are just as ready to see you out on our patio soon!... More 

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Additional Information about Krave Cafe and Caterers

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

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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, Contemporary, Healthy, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?