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Cru

23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN
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Ranked #3 of 25 restaurants in Nisswa
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
MN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Ambience is great...service is very good, waitress answered our questions with ease. All food was very good to superb ! I don't even think about the price of food when it is as high quality of service, food, and atosphere ! This was our second dinner here and we will be coming back a couple times a year !

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Ames, Iowa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Great staff, wonderful and knowledgeable waiter for our table, impressive wine cellar (with tour and samples, if you like) and very good food. Complaints in the incredibly minor category: ribeye with crimini mushrooms was excellent, but why so few mushrooms? Somewhat on the expensive side, but not as bad as that place down the road on the "harbor" where they... More

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

From the moment we entered the staff sparkled! All polite, considerate and helpful! And then came the food. Simply outstanding! Seated in the area next to a long enclosed wine cellar provides that special atmosphere of being somewhere special. Great place for adults.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

AMAZING food! Huge walk in wine cellar. Did I mention the food was AMAZING??!?! The staff was very friendly, I can't wait to go back again!

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Clinton, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stopped for drinks at Cru. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the wine flights. It is always nice to try something new and the wine flights give us that option.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Although Cru is hidden in the subterranean chamber of a convention center, it is possibly one of the best restaurants in the Brainerd lakes area. The staff is welcoming and knowledgable about the menu and wine. There is a full bar as well (try the Cool Mary!). We were thrilled by the use of truffle oil in the shoestring potatoes... More

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minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Cru started out fantastic, but service and quality tended to drop as the summer went on..Located at Grandview Lodge and a wonderful atmosphere. Cozy fireplace, walk in wine cellar. Pick your own wine out if the wait staff remembers to ask. You can go by boat, but be prepared to walk a ways. Reservations suggested.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful experience...Will definitely return. Although the wait staff was a little rough around the edges, the ambiance and food quality made up for it. For an intimate evening, make Cru a priority!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I've eaten at Cru every time I've been the the Nisswa MN area. Reservations have never been a problem. The restaurant itself is located on Grandview Lodge's property but you do not need to be staying at Grandview to eat there. The food is well conceived and the preparation has always been enjoyable. Often, we order several plates and share... More

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Fallston, MD
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37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Great wine choices, should have passed on the pub and eaten there again. Steak special was good, service was ok, we ate early, 5:30 because we had little ones. Offered fresh fruit with kids meals. Only down side was they forgot my sons meal,he has to ask where it was, felt they should have comped his dinner. a bit pricy

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