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Cru

23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468
+1 218-963-8756
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Ranked #3 of 25 Restaurants in Nisswa
Hours:
Thu - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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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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English first
Larchmont, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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