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Crave Dessert Bar

) #20 of 71 Dessert in Charlotte #541 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Charlotte $$ - $$$ American, ,
500 W 5th St, Suite 120, Charlotte, NC 28202-1881
+1 704-335-0588
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
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“cupcakes” (10 reviews)
“cheesecake” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
500 W 5th St, Suite 120, Charlotte, NC 28202-1881
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Cconner7886
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Mary890
Reviewed 30 December 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...More

Thank Sabrina D
Reviewed 16 November 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

1  Thank JohnT01Traveler
Reviewed 11 November 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...More

Thank lauigl
Reviewed 26 August 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...More

Thank Anshuman P
Reviewed 22 August 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...More

Thank dee f
Reviewed 17 August 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...More

Thank Bealela D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
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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