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Cru Wine Bar

#293 of 3,218 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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30 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
10 restaurant reviews
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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