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23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468
+1 218-963-8756
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Thu - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Cru Restaurant and Wine Bar features a vast cellar of over 2,000 bottles...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent for Vacation

Great Food , Service and Wine Selection. Our Family visits Grand View Every year and we look forward to the Cru. Halibut and Steak were my favorites. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

First of all and very importantly, the wait staff could not be any nicer! The food however is a disappointment. In my opinion, there are certain dishes that when a chef tries to make his or her own simply do not work well. This is the case with the Walleye. It was flavorless except for a sweet and unappealing sauce... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great Food , Service and Wine Selection. Our Family visits Grand View Every year and we look forward to the Cru. Halibut and Steak were my favorites. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My husband and I live in the Lakes area and tried this restaurant for the first time. It was off to a great start with the resort all around the beautiful log building leading to the wine cellar like atmosphere of Cru. The menu was interesting, which was a plus. My husband tried the Halibut, a recommendation from another diner.... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We always enjoy our dining experience at Cru when we stay at Grandview Lodge. Great service and the food is excellent! I had the Halibut and it was done to perfection and the risotto was so great! Just a wonderful time!

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had guests in from out of town and took them to Cru to experience the delicious cuisine. The staff was very accommodating and they did a superb job of making the entire experience perfect. The wine collection is probably the best in the area. They have a very large wine cellar that they invite you into so that you... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It's a good top tier restaurant but the truffle fries are to die for. Our granddaughters are happy if we just order them the truffle fries. They have a lovely selection of wine and you can tour the wine cellar to pick out a bottle if you like. Staying at Grand View - definitely eat at Cru!

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Shoreview
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We really enjoyed Cru. The service was fantastic and the food was too. The selection of wine was really impressive and the staff was very knowledgeable. Atmosphere is very nice with warm and welcoming tables and accents.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I had dinner at Cru last Saturday evening. We both ordered the dinner feature which was a beef filet and scallops. It was fabulous! The scallops and filet were cooked to perfection. The restaurant is beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed picking out our bottle of wine from the cellar.

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Big Lake, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Can't say enough about the food and wine prepared by the Cru chefs. Everyone who works in the Cru restaurant should be commended for putting a A+ effort to make the dining experience top notch.

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Reston, Manitoba
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Nisswa
  • Phone Number: +1 218-963-8756

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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.
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

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