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23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468
+1 218-963-8756
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Ranked #3 of 24 Restaurants in Nisswa
Thu - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Cru Restaurant and Wine Bar features a vast cellar of over 2,000 bottles of worldly wines and offers over 20 wines by the glass. Cru's decadent fare capitalizes on local and regional flavors. At Cru, rich decor creates an intimate and relaxing atmosphere, providing the perfect dining experience for a romantic dinner or a casual get-together with friends.
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Reston, Manitoba
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great dining experience, all of the restaurants at Grandview Lodge are quite good! Highly recommend!

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Blaine, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were recommended to the CRU by a Co worker. Our server was attentive but not too much. The food was excellent. Between our family we had the tenderloin dinner and the steak was perfect. The short ribs were tender and tasty. The least favorite was the pork loin. We had the pork belly appetizer that was very good and... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Very nice atmosphere and courteous staff, but only 1 steak option and maybe only 10-12 total entree choices. Very good wine selection and very cool wine locker layout, but disappointed in the food and limited menu options.

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Independence, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I discovered this little hidden treasure quite by accident this summer. Now it will be added to my one of my favorite all time dining venues! From the quaint setting and the wine cellar where you can sample the featured wine. BUT the FOOD is over the TOP!!! My new favorites are the Roasted Romaine salad and Scallop Risotto. The... More 

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Long Beach, California
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220 reviews 220 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I must say that a basement restaurant is not to my fancy, dark feeling and no windows. Food was good but not excellent like the main dining room.. Would not have to eat there again while staying at Grandview Lodge

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Larchmont, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Good service and food, though by Monday of Labor Day weekend, menu items were somewhat limited. Delicious risotto. Skip the pasta - over cooked and too sweet from being drenched in balsamic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had an excellent dinner, with superb service a year ago. We were excited to go back this year. Unfortunately, we were sadly disappointed. Although there were at least 4 tables on the quiet side of the restaurant, we were seated in the flight path of the kitchen. The hostess kindly moved us at our request. We than sat at... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great spot at Grand View Lodge with a great wine selection and excellent food. Service was good, and the de-constructed crostini and duck did not disappoint one bit!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Additional Information about Cru

Address: 23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone Number: +1 218-963-8756
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Nisswa
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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