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CRāVing Restaurant:

006_41bCRāVing is located in the heart of North Buffalo in Hertel’s shopping district, one block from the North Park Theatre. If you are looking for a delicious dinner,  CRāVing’s eclectically modern, yet comfortable and inviting venue will fulfill your needs. Our menu is food forward, where comfort meets style and technique.

CRāVing sets out to serve you the food you crave. You know, that dish that you say to yourself, “I’m dying for…” Daily Chef’s CRāVings will take the regions bounty of fresh ingredients and bring them to life, in dishes that you didn’t even know you were yet to crave.

Our Chef:


Executive Chef Adam Goetz | Photo: Nancy J. Parisi

Before moving back to Buffalo, our Executive Chef Adam Goetz was responsible for dining service, banquets and catering at the revered Castle Pines Country Club in Colorado. The membership of the club reveled in the fact that menus could be customized to meet their needs and that Adam would take the time to make each event special. After Colorado, Chef Adam worked as Chef Saucier at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Here, Adam adopted the Waldorf’s mantra of “The difficult immediately, the impossible may take a couple of minutes.” In addition to his dining and banquet responsibilities at the hotel, Chef Adam was highly involved in off-site catering throughout the tri-state area.

Locally, Chef Adam has been catering to Buffalo for over ten years. Most recently Chef Adam was the owner and Executive Chef of his celebrated Sample Restaurant and catering. He has won Sample many awards for food and drink throughout the region and has added to the up-and-coming culinary scene in Buffalo. He also served as one of four Nickel City Chefs in Buffalo’s own unique series and food challenge, Nickel City Chef. For all 10 seasons, he competed against local chefs using local secret ingredients before a live audience. Chef Adam is featured from three of the five seasons in the beautiful Nickel City Chef Cookbook.

As Executive Chef of CRāVing, Chef Adam will continue to lead Buffalo’s food scene to the next level. Chef admit’s he is a “sucker” for lamb any time he sees it, loves duck any way that he can get it, needs a fresh made pasta (especially with a great ragû) and craves a BLT. With Goetz’s award winning skill set, you can be assured that these will be your new cravings too.

Craving has been featured in several news articles for the best restaurants in Buffalo, and in 2016, Adam had the privilege to serve a sold-out dinner at the James Beard house in New York, showcasing Buffalo’s own farms.

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Photo: Nancy J. Parisi


  • Wednesday & Thursday 5:00 - 9:00 Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 10:00