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Sep 13, 2013 04:07 PM

Crave on Main closing

I was surprised to see their sign board out today saying its last day will be September 29. It was always a dependable, affordable choice on Main St. and the back patio was great in warm weather.

From their website:
Closing September 29
We are sad to announce that crave will close it's doors on September 29. It has been an incredible 7 1/2 years.

The site where the restaurant sits will be redeveloped in the near future and we are no longer able to secure a lease.

The staff and owners would like to thank all of our loyal customers. The neighbourhood embraced us early on and kept us going through a recession, HST, changes to the drinking and driving laws, a small fire and everything else that happened over the years. THANK YOU!

No news on a new location....but you never know.....

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  1. Oh, a terrible loss ! We haven't gone there in over a year, but quite regularly in past years. Actually just last week we were going there but at the very last second, we opted to check out The French Table across the street (1st visit).

    We like their simple, casual yet classy cozy ambiance, the small but cheerful back patio and the great value they provide. I'll try to book a dinner before the 29th.

    Definitely hope they'll re-surface somewhere else nearby.

    1. Walked by ex-Crave space this week. Small sign on door says "Tapas 23 Opening Soon". Hmmm, seems weird considering the site will be re-developed. A pop-up resto ?

      1. That kind of sucks ... was a great basic burger!

        1. First review that I know of on Tapas23, the successor of Crave:

          Their site:

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          1. re: LotusRapper

            A few laffers on that menu including this one- 'A TĂșn'.

            1. re: Sam Salmon

              I saw that and actually wanna try it :-)

              Maybe I need more breakfast, cuz looking at the menu again right now I want to eat it all, but esp. the surf & turf and the paella.

          2. So Tapas 23 is no longer, and replaced with Kitchen On Main St. Any intel from you folks here ?


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            1. re: LotusRapper

              It's still the same owners as Tapas 23, they have just changed the name and menu. The new menu does look good. I'll check it out eventually as I love the patio there.