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“Good Location, Trendy, Service needs a bit of work”
Review of Crave - CLOSED

Crave
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main Street
Reviewed April 30, 2013

I recently dined here with friends; we had a large party with reservations. We were seated quickly, even through we were told that with reservations we might still have to wait. Our drinks and food took a little while to come out, but we had a group and were having conversation so we weren't overly concerned with it until the managers came by multiple times to apologize for it taking so long, to the point where it was almost awkward. The service could use a little bit of work. The decor and atmosphere are very trendy: lots a seating as well as a bar area. The food was very good; the sushi was very fresh and tasty. It is located very close the Great American Ballpark in a quickly developing area of downtown Cincinnati, so the location is great.

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Thank _0mkq0_
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We went here for a small bachelorette party (5 people). We ordered a round of martinis (very good). However - this was the only drink most of us had until halfway through the meal. Our server -- Sarah -- was very rude from the moment we sat down. I could not tell why... Bad day? hate bachelorette parties? Under staffed? Who knows... but it was obvious that she was NOT happy to see us or wait on us. We had to ask for water and she never brought it. Never brought out any bread either... We noticed that all other tables had breach so asked the manager for that as well. Even so, it took forever and most of us were finished eating our entre when it arrived.

Obviously, we were celebrating and wanted more martinis, but had to flag her down to order, and then they took forever to get to the table. Sarah had a general bad attitude every time she was at the table, even when it came to the time to pay our checks.

What really sucks is the fact that not considering the bad service, it would have been perfect! The martinis were so great and everyone loved the atmosphere and food (we had a really delicious appetizer -- edamame and cream cheese wontons!). I was hosting the party and made the reservation, so I was personally sad and a little embarrassed.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Six of us had supper at the Crave on a Saturday night. We ordered two appetizers: the Mediterranean plate and the Beef Tacos. The plate was bland, particularly the hummus which was tasteless. The tacos were very good, but three tacos for more than $10 was outrageous. The entrees were all easily forgettable. The hamburger was very so-so and the lamb burger equally so. The best was the sushi boat which was okay. The ginger-pear tasted chemical and artificial. The restaurant is attractive but very loud and noisy.

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Thank Helga H
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

First visit to Cincinnati. Visited with son and DIL...they live downtown and suggested this for our dinner out. Friendly staff, great food, great atmosphere. We all tried something different..chicken, steak, and appetizers. Little pricey but well worth it. Was there between football and baseball seasons but location seems awesome...and close to the new casino!

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Thank Linda C
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice, Large bar area. Drink and food specials on Sunday...half price draft beer and brunch all you can eat. we ordered a flat bread pizza and it wasn't very good...mushy crust and too saucy. But, many people were eating the brunch special and it looked great. The place has a cool vibe and TV"s around the bar area allows you to watch the games/highlights. It is literally just feet from the main gate of Reds stadium, so VERY convenient!

Thank Michelle S
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