Crave – A Review

That is the name of the restaurant that we had the opportunity to visit on Mother’s Day for brunch.  We visited the location in St Louis Park in The West End shopping complex.  I follow Crave on Twitter and Facebook and enjoy reading some of the different things that they do (Burger Night on Mondays, AYCE Prime Rib on Sundays, and I also had read about their Sunday Brunch).

Seeing that Mother’s Day is like Black Friday and Christmas all wrapped into one for the restaurant industry, I was wondering about the wisdom of visiting a new place on the busiest day of the year for the restaurant industry.

We arrived earlier than our scheduled reservation and even though the restaurant was very busy, we were seated right away.  We were greeted immediately by our server who let us know that the brunch was served until 3:00 PM.  He took our drink orders and we decided to stick with the breakfast brunch which was comprised of scrambled eggs with Tillamook cheese, ham, bacon, sausage links, hash browns, fresh fruit, and one of their huge cinnamon rolls.  The brunch also included a carving station with prime rib and a french toast bar.  This was all served family style with the fruit and cinnamon roll first. Then they brought out a plate for Joseph which was a smaller version of what we had with the items listed above.

Our server was very conscientious and even brought us additional eggs when the original eggs had been sitting a while.  Joseph and my wife tried the French toast bar which had all sorts of fresh fruit toppings, along with two kinds of syrup and whipped cream.  The prime rib was pretty good, I had a couple of pieces of it and enjoyed it.

The price is a bit steep ($22.95 per person – $9.95 per child) but since we had a gift card, we decided that it was a good splurge for us on a special occasion.  We received excellent service and the food was outstanding.  We look forward to trying Crave again for lunch or dinner when we get a windfall or something like that.

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