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Crave Dessert Bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
500 W 5th St, Suite 120, Charlotte, NC 28202-1881
+1 704-335-0588
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
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“cupcakes” (12 reviews)
“cheesecake” (11 reviews)
“bread pudding” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
500 W 5th St, Suite 120, Charlotte, NC 28202-1881
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. Cozy, relaxing, peaceful. Nice areas for personal conversation or you can enjoy the bar. My husband and I came just for desserts. He ordered the molten lava cake, I ordered the banana pudding cheesecake. We both thoroughly enjoyed our deserts.

Thank Ericka H
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Great drinks and food. I recommend the Walk in the Park drink, Moscow Mule for drinks. We enjoyed the s’mores platter and the blue crab dip. We sat outside and it was very nice and enjoyable. Sometimes the wait can be really long but it...More

Thank shellisam2017
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the atmosphere, service was very good. Our waitress was on top of the drinks as well as the hookah favs. Will return very soon.

Thank damien w
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived by chance after a day of sight seeing to Crave for dessert which we had heard was worthy of stopping by. There was a wait of about an hour. The bouncer graciously handlers the fact that we were in t shirts and shots...More

Thank wendy g
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We went with the strawberry shortcake and ny style cheese cake. They bring water to your table in an old wine bottle. The night we went they were having a special on hookah. Not our thing. We can't stand smoking in restaurants but decided to...More

Thank Preston F
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The environment is a lively and hip. The concept is great in that it mixes desert with drinks... The service was average and the cleanliness of the restaurant could be improved… For example the couches and bathrooms. The drinks served were average except for the...More

Thank Whimsy4Every
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Crave is a great spot- lively hip, young, atmosphere. This is no place for kids. I'm In addition to their great dessert options they offer so all plates and tapas. A high-end bar featuring an array of wonderful bar choices, you also have your pick...More

Thank bbyckes
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

It was dinner time but we'd had a big lunch and didn't want a large meal. My husband was in the mood for dessert while I wanted a small snack and a drink. This place was nearby so we gave it a try and it...More

Thank Cori S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Great food, fun atmosphere, and friendly staff with a good location! great place to hang with friends.

Thank Cconner7886
Reviewed 10 March 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Wine Bar
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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