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23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468
+1 218-963-8756
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
What a Treat! Be Prepared for Flavorful Unique Dishes.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Kimberly B
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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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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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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153 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?