Totally Craving CRAVE

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If the name alone doesn’t make you crave CRAVE, the drool-worthy crab-crusted filet mignon (creamy crab gratiné, herb roasted new potatoes, baby carrots, lobster cream) will do the trick. CRAVE restaurant is opening its sixth restaurant and second Florida location in the Village of Merrick Park soon.

“The Coral Gables community is a great fit for the CRAVE concept,” says Kam Talebi, owner and CEO of CRAVE. “We’ve worked hard to find sites where our brand of food-focused, chic yet comfortable dining experience will resonate, so we knew without hesitation that the Village of Merrick Park was right for us.”

The fresh, contemporary American fare with a little Japanese zest boasts a menu full of culinary collisions, such as tempura chicken nuggets, citrus ceviche, double cut pork chop (with cilantro chimichurri, corn and asparagus succotash, BBQ vinaigrette, whipped potato), and baked truffle macaroni.

For those who crave good old-fashioned, hearty American meals, there’s certified Angus beef, wood-fired pizzas, pastas, salads, flatbreads, and sandwiches. For people hankering Asian gastronomy, CRAVE also offers a comprehensive sushi menu, such as the caterpillar roll (spicy tuna, roe, cucumber, mango, avocado, sweet sauce) and the dragon wraps (spicy tuna, fried green onions, avocado, eel, crunchy flakes, miso dressing and chili oil wrapped in a crepe). For sharing (or if you’re really hungry after one too many rounds at the Yard House), get the Geisha or Samurai Boats.

Crave is one of two new restaurants coming to Coral Gables’ luxury, outdoor shopping and dining destination. The other is bright, fun, and kitschy Cabo Flats Cantina and Tequila Bar, already a favorite Tex-Mex eatery in Palm Beach.

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