8653 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9006934.092099 -118.380557
Neighborhoods: West Hollywood, Central LA
Location, Location, Location! – Cravings has great food and an amazing location right on Sunset Blvd. Sidewalk dining is popular in this area and all over LA. Once the stores on the blvd. close the restaurants extend tables on both sides in front of the stores for more dining on the patio. The food was very good. Our waiter was good, not great. The hostess was very friendly though. I would definitely recommend anyone to eat here. I saw Raven Symone a couple days before I ate here nearby at a small boutique. The hostess told me that Kanye West ate there not too long ago too! A great place to eat and soak in LA!
Good food, quiet – The food is good here, but not great. If you sit inside and away from the street it's actually pretty quiet. I went here for desert recently though, and the waiter took 20 minutes from the time he picked up our check to the time he returned it to us...and it wasn't even that busy.
Left much to be desired – After reading all of the great reviews, we figured this would be the next restaurant to try. Unfortunately, it did little to live up to our expectations. Perhaps we had a new server, or perhaps something was just off. Regardless, our server did not even visit our table until we had ample time to select our drinks, appetizers, and entrees - we felt completely neglected. When ordering the seared tuna, I was asked how I wanted it prepared. As I had ordered SEARED tuna, I asked for it to be seared. The server proceeded to ask if I wanted it rare, medium rare, etc. Not wanting her to mess up my food, I kindly responded that medium-rare would be fine, but thinking to myself that as a server, she should be well-versed on the meaning of seared. Not to mention that the mashed potatoes were cold. Go if you must, but if you have another option, eat there first.
So impressed! – I have been driving by for years, and I finally went to Cravings this weekend, and I have to say , I loved it! Everything was so fresh, and every dish had so much flavor. And I loved that my sandwich came with cucumber and tomato salad (the best!) instead of standard boring, greasy fries.
The service was good, too.
Cravings is on the top of my list.
Classy little eatery. – I went here for lunch recently and really enjoyed myself. They have small plates, almost like tapas, that are the perfect amount for lunch. I had the vegetables and the eggplant, and both were lovely. The only qualm I had was the amount of time it took for our food to arrive...I didn't feel it ought to have taken as long as it did. However, it's great to sit outside and people watch on Sunset and I am sure it's nice inside to watch the sunset! :) I'd definitely go back.
Amazing staff and ambiance – Hosted our monthly dinner club there with 10 girls. The staff was amazing and they are really flexible with the menu in terms of substitutions. Highly reccommend this place for group, romantic dinner or casual dining.
You can do better – I've eaten here a handful of times and every time it's not fabulous. After hearing how great the sesame seed chicken salad was i tried it and while it wasnt horrible, it wasnt worth writing home about. The outdoor patio area is nice, but be prepared for lots of flies hovering around your plates - gross!! Actually, the last time I ate there we had the steamed mussels in some broth and that was really good. So yeh, it's sort of hit-and-miss here, but more miss. The only reason I've come back so often is because I get invited.. i wouldn't recommend it here.
Upscale or just plain average? – Cravings in the Sunset Plaza area of the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood leaves me craving something. Unfortunately it's not their food. I'm not saying it's bad, please don't get me wrong, but for the price and the location, I'd expected something great. Instead, I got standard italian food. People watching adds to the meal, but never makes up for it. Overall, unimpressed.
nice Sunset dining – My boss and I decided to come here for our last lunch together... One thing I have to say is their complementary focaccia bread is quite delicious, and I think we would have just filled ourselves with it if our main dish didn't come. We both ordered the linguini with clams... I love both clams and garlic, so it couldn't really go wrong. And we dined in the front patio, so it's pretty nice eating while people-watching (or car-watching) on Sunset Blvd.
Awesome atmosphere – My girlfriend and I really enjoyed this place. The outdoor patio had a relaxing Mediterranean feel and the food was great. We tried their new small plate menu, the Kofte meatballs were delicious and we especially liked the feta & watermelon salad. This place is pefect for having a drink and people watching on Sunset. The best part of all was the service. Our waiter was very attentive and made suggestions we appreciated-- It was a refreshing change to get friendly service in LA. Definitely recommended!
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