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Cru Wine Bar

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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Goat cheese beignets are to die for!

Stopped in for glass of wine for happy hour. A fellow patron told me to try the beignets. They were light, savory and slightly sweet. So amazing. Wished I lived in Austin so I could have them every week!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Phoenix AZ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for glass of wine for happy hour. A fellow patron told me to try the beignets. They were light, savory and slightly sweet. So amazing. Wished I lived in Austin so I could have them every week!

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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The chicken was very dry but everyone loved their other entrees. The goat cheese balls are excellent. The wine selection was enormous and overwhelming for a novice. Be sure to ask for help rather than just settling for anything.

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Evans, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Walked around from our hotel and checked out menus. This appealed to both of us. Patio was nice, service was good. Wine flights extensive. Bruschetta, ahi tartare, potstickers, and cheese board all great. Our server, Kate, was very friendly. Recommended!

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Austin, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This place is really cool. Ill be going there again, especially when Im going to see a show at the ACL Moody Theater// I want to try all the FLIGHTS. Ill be taking my Wine loving friends when they visit.. I didn't like that there is only one ladies room.. But Cru is small enough that there shouldn't be a... More 

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New York City, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Let's start w/ the staff: really pleasant, helpful, caring people. Guided a great experience. The wine list is impressive. We did Pinot Noir and Riesling. Both excellent and fairly priced. The menu is clever and varied. Taleggio grilled cheese: why didn't I think of that!!! Very good entrees. No room for dessert after that. But a great night for both... More 

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Tx
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If the weather is decent, Cru has a really nice front patio area and you can eat outside. The prices are a bit high, but on weeknights they have a variety of specials that make things reasonable. We will be back.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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