Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cravings Bistro

Cravings Bistro
63 E. Main St
American Fork, UT 84003

Next date night/girls night/I don't want to cook night, stop in at Cravings Bistro.  It has a total girly girly atmosphere, but guys don't let this scare you. It's definitely worth a try. The menu is displayed on multiple chalk boards through out the restaurant.  I wanted to order everything. I always know it's going to be good when I want to order one of everything on the menu. See the menus below.

See what I mean, it all looks good. I wanted to try everything: fresh squeezed lemonade, grilled strawberry smore, (I'll skip the grilled twinkie), gourmet mac & cheese, TBA, hot cocoa, etc... Since I'm not a hippo or loaded with cash, we used a coupon we got in the mail for two half grilled cheese and soup for $10. The coupon is actually, how I found out about Cravings. They consistently have a coupon in the blue coupon mailer and finally we decided to try it out. 

What We Got...
Tomato Basil Soup-See those croutons on top, wait... they aren't your ordinary croutons, but grilled cheese croutons.  It's all about the little details and mini grilled cheese croutons put this soup over the top.  Watch your tongue though, it was hot, but perfect considering the cold Utah weather we are stuck in.

ABC-Apple, Bacon, Cheedar Sandwich. An interesting twist with the apples, but I'm glad someone thought of it. My only complaint is I wish there had been at least two more apple slices on the sandwich. It looked a little skimpy once I opened it up. 

Cheesy Potato Soup-This soup was just as good as the tomato. I liked that it had chunks of potato, as some potato soups are smooth through and through. It had a great flavor, and if I could get my hands on their recipe, I would so I could make this at home.

K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Silly)-Your basic grilled cheese. On the menu description it says lots, and lots, of cheddar. This picture doesn't show off the thickness of the cheese in the sandwich, but there was plenty. Another thing I liked about their grilled cheese was the thickness of the bread. They use big, thick, slices of either white or wheat bread on their sandwiches. Overall, there wasn't anything special about this sandwich. I would recommend trying something else, because I feel like you could make this at home. Next time I want to try the gourmet or tomato pesto. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie-If you apt in to be in their text club you get a free cookie. I couldn't resist and got the chocolate chip cookie. They warmed it up for me and it was ok, I like my chocolate chip cookies a little softer, and gooier. 

This is a order/pay type place and they bring out your food when it is ready.  It takes at least 15 minutes to cook the grilled cheese because they have to make sure the cheese is nice and melty, just fyi. The cashier was nice, and gave us samples of the soups because we couldn't make up our mind. Excellent service.

Green Light.  Even though the K.I.S.S wasn't anything special, I feel like that was my fault. I wanted something more original, but my husband wanted a simple grilled cheese, and that's exactly what he got. Putting that aside, when I leave and can't wait to come back to try everything on the menu, this deserves the highest rating.  Now I just need to find an excuse to go back.

Scale Rating Descriptions
Green Light: I'll be coming through all the time, call me a regular, recommend to everyone and all, I"ll crave this place when I'm pregnant, loved it!

Yellow Light: I'll be slow to go through,  I'd go back if someone suggested it,  nothing special, not something I'm going to crave, it was ok.

Red Light: STOP! Don't go, tried it once and that's enough, warn people not to go, thinking about it brings back bad memories, didn't like it.

 Cravings Bistro on Urbanspoon


  1. Hey! My name is Jessicalyn Parmer, I know you don't know me, but I live in Highland Utah. I was looking up Cravings Bistro on Yelp and as I was reading the comments, I saw yours and your profile picture. It looks exactly like me!! I know this sounds super weird, but i was wondering if that picture was really you or if you got it from somewhere? Just curious. Let me know when you get a chance.

    1. Hi Jessicalyn. Yep, that is a picture of me. Maybe we are long lost sisters or something?