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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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Independence, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 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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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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