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Cru Wine Bar

#336 of 3,205 Restaurants in Austin
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American, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Eclectic
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238 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-4160
512-472-9463
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in Austin, Tx in Warehouse District. 512.472.9463 Fantastic wine...
Located in Austin, Tx in Warehouse District. 512.472.9463 Fantastic wine options, incredible food flavors, sophisticated.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Spot

The wine list is fabulous. The small plates they have during happy hour are well worth making it during this time. The flights are also reduced during happy hour. Our server was great and the atmosphere is very relaxing. The outdoor seating looked great, but it was too cold when we were there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Brent H
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  • Late Night
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The wine list is fabulous. The small plates they have during happy hour are well worth making it during this time. The flights are also reduced during happy hour. Our server was great and the atmosphere is very relaxing. The outdoor seating looked great, but it was too cold when we were there.

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Enjoyable evening. Food could have been prepared better. Hot soup was served in a cold bowl but the rest was good. Different wine list... good with specials.

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Austin, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you like to try different wines, this is the place to go, You can purchase wine flights which are creatively grouped as to region or type. We found our flight of red wines to be quite good and exposed us to some new vineyards. You can also purchase wine by the bottle or glass. We didn't try the food... More 

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Irving, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Dinner with friends. Celebrating the holidays and the evening was great! Cheese fondu was fun and very tasty. Try the mussels they are great! Then we had two pizzas .. Pear and Gorgonzola and the second was mushroom. Both were amazing and the creme brûlée was the perfect way to end the shared meal! Wait staff was nice and offered... More 

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to Cru on 2nd Street, this time for a meal. Been there many times for wine but not as often for food. We were there on Monday evening before a show and they had the buy a bottle of wine, get a pizza free special. We had the pizza with sausage on it and it was excellent. The... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Located on 2nd street district with lots of cute shops we stopped in for a glass of wine, they had lots of different flight options of wine. I tried the staff favorite fall picks. I received 3 glasses of wine with a GOOD amount in them. I highly recommend stopping in here for a glass of white and classy atmosphere!

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South Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I try to visit this restaurant whenever I travel to any of their locations in Texas. My fave? their wine flights. They have several red and white selections at decent prices. You get 3 different wines with a detailed card to educate you as to the origin, taste, etc. Their wine selection by the bottle is endless and very varied.... More 

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Ampthill
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

You have to go on a Thursday,half price bottles of bubbles! The waitress was so kind upon our daughter asking for an ice cream, she said they don't serve ice creams but pointed her to the ice cream parlour one block away and allowed her to bring it back to Cru.

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Austin, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Cru is one of my favorite wine bars in Austin (or Dallas!). Love the wide variety of wine flights and the wine list is always changing (although I hate that when I find something I really like and then it's gone!) so there is always something new to try at Cru. The food is also fantastic - the goat cheese... More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

A good place to start a night out in downtown Austin. Pricey, but the quality of the wine makes up for it. If you go as a group, be sure to order different set of wine flights so that you can taste as many wines as possible. If you want to eat here, you should make a reservation.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 238 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-4160
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-472-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Eclectic

Description

Located in Austin, Tx in Warehouse District. 512.472.9463 Fantastic wine options, incredible food flavors, sophisticated.

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