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Crave Dessert Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Pub, Wine Bar
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500 W 5th St, Suite 120, Charlotte, NC 28202-1881
+1 704-335-0588
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went at 10:30 pm on a Thursday night. This place was not packed, however we waited 30 minutes and there was no sight of a waitress. We did get a nice glass of water with a slice of cucumber in it, so there's that...

Thank Jamie S
Concord, North Carolina
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Great place to relax. Nice atmosphere. Great staff and service. Desserts are amazing!!! Highly recommended.

Thank Mary890
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after a meal with friends, as we wanted a little more than our restaurant offered in the line of desserts. We were able to get in without a reservation, because they don't make same day reservations. We enjoyed the desserts & drinks. Bread pudding was really good. There was 4 of us & no one had complaints about... More 

Thank Sabrina D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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131 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Cool place enjoyed the deserts, hand crafted drinks. The cappuccino was decent enough to have another cup. Hard to get in the south. Worth the visit

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

I bought a Groupon and went to check out Crave with my husband. The atmosphere was interesting. There's a large bar area, some high tables to sit at (which is where we sat), and seating for small groups to smoke hookah and chat. We had flat bread pizzas which were tasty, and cupcakes that were delicious, especially mine. Try the... More 

Thank lauigl
Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This place is classy. Special thing about this place is that they serve hookah. Apart from that the food was good and drinks were ok. They had 50% discount on martinis, so my friends ordered a bunch of martinis and they all were good. I ordered crab blue dip which was delicious along with pale ale beer which was amazing.... More 

Thank Anshuman P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Crave is the ideal spot to hang out. Been coming here for years now and I still love the place. The atmosphere, the crowd, the managers and the servers. If you need a sophisticated place to get some desserts and smoke good hookah, Crave is the spot.

Thank dee f
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

The desert here is amazing. Crave's s'mores are tons of fun and their cakes and cupcakes are delicious. Go during the day or the week if you don't like hookah, as there are fewer people and you can sit away from the smokers. Their flatbreads and dips are surprisingly good as well. I've been going here for about five years.

Thank Bealela D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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197 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The espresso here is great! Get anything that has it and you will be happy! Also the hookah was great fun! These 2 made the night tons of fun. The upbeat vibe makes this place go. The dessert... Well let's just say for a dessert restaurant they need to step up there game. Nothing was memorable. If they could make... More 

Thank Brad P
Charlotte, NC
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Our server Dina was fantastic. She took good care of us. Great place for cocktails & sweets. Due to the pricing, I suggest having dinner before you go to save funds for their out of this world cocktails & cupcakes. I highly suggest the Bellini. Most of the tables are small high tops so if you make a reservation be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Bar, American, Pub, Wine Bar
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 W 5th St, Suite 120, Charlotte, NC 28202-1881
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-335-0588
Featuring a cosmopolitan design complimented by the rustic nature of its urban loft setting, Crave represents a new breed of Charlotte evening entertainment: a world-class dessert boutique that naturally evolves into an upscale lounge catering to the desires of Charlotte's late night enthusiasts. With a focus on providing decadent desserts, sensational cocktails, and savory small bites, Crave Dessert Bar aspires to be the Queen City's guilty pleasure of choice.Crave's dessert menu features an abundance of classic and seasonal selections paired with wines by the glass from various parts of the world. Crave also offers a tantalizing array of light fare along with a spirit menu featuring over 40 different signature cocktails. As a destination for meeting and socializing, Crave also offers several different fruit flavors of hookah in the lounge section.Of particular importance to its owners, Crave Dessert Bar also proudly supports local artists. All photographs and other artwork displayed on the walls and brick facade rotate periodically, and are available for purchase.Remember, life is sweet - so enjoy it!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?