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23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468
+1 218-963-8756
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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
Pleasant Surprise

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Mark G
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Shoreview
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Shoreview
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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256 reviews 256 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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