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1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554-3539
+1 508-228-9278
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (105 reviews)
“lobster roll” (94 reviews)
“hummus” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554-3539
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting restaurant. Lively. Youthful. Fresh food. Hustle and bustle. Great location. Poor pour on overpriced wine and the food is not far behind.

Thank arthurwf
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous ambiance, vibe, menu and food - great outdoor seating and views of the water from inside. upscale nautical chic decor - great acoustics fun vibe but not too loud - ask the bartender for drink recommendations - overal fabulous - try the mushroom toast...More

Thank SnowBubby18
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped by for a drink in the outdoor « lounge ». Music was blaring, no Jack Daniels or Maker’s Mark (what’s up with that?) and the « scene » is too Los Angeles. Just didn’t get a good vibe. One positive is that it is on the water....More

Thank CAgirlqt
Reviewed 5 days ago

Atmosphere of the restaurant was good, although was quite loud given the type of restaurant, and the location and views of the water are great. Overall food and drinks were pretty good, although it was somewhat overpriced. And thought the service was excellent. All that...More

Thank bruce c
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved our dinner at CRU. Beautiful restaurant. Lovely lighting. Very good hostesses and wait staff. Daughter has the best lobster roll she'd ever had in her life (and she worked at Luke's Lobster, just sayin'). I had lobster that had been de-shelled with fresh...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always nice to know that a restaurant you have loved in the past is back and up to your expectations. Sitting outside at Cru on a sunny afternoon with wine and food is close to perfect.

Thank GMBG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seafood and view were excellent (especially the raw oysters!) Prices high but that was expected and don't mind paying for fresh seafood! Our interaction with the staff including the manager was very good. However, it is VERY loud and there were some really disruptive patrons...More

Thank Flydog66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But really really loud..now that's a good thing if you're 30, not so good if you're not :) Lunch was good, atmosphere is trendy, prices are pricy. Good when you're visiting but there may have been a better choice.

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cru is a must do when we’re on Nantucket. We have been coming here for years. Whether for a cocktail and a snack on the patio or a meal, the food, service and ambiance cannot be beat. This week we enjoyed a great lunch on...More

Thank L M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the week we tried this restaurant twice. The first time, we spent hundreds of dollars on just the wine for a group of us. The food is ok, the lobster roll was good, but the staff from the hostess station to wait staff were...More

1  Thank Elizabeth J
Amy Y, General Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your honest feedback. Hearing that your experience was not at the level we strive to achieve is disappointing for all of us. Our ownership and management work tirelessly to ensure that our team is providing warm and welcoming hospitality for...More

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Donald D
August 25, 2017|
Response from J0setteJ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I cannot answer that question but if you're into fresh oysters and clams and let your server know about your issue - there will be definitely be something on menu for you.
April 8, 2017|
Response from Amy Y | Property representative |
Dear Gehlejea, I apologize for the delayed response. We will be not be open for Easter Sunday. We reopen for the summer season on May 11!
Thomas R
June 19, 2016|
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Response from Jeff O | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. Best to call early during high season.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554-3539 (Formerly CRU)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-9278
  • E-mail
This premier oyster bar offers casually elegant cuisine in a visually stunning waterfront setting on Nantucket harbor.
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