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CRU is a premier oyster bar offering casually elegant cuisine in a visually stunning waterfront setting on Nantucket harbor.
$31 - $50
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food on the docks of Nantucket. They are hard to book for a table in the summer and lost our reservation but fortunately they put us inside at a table. It is expensive (especially the wines) but it is one of the best restaurants...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course, it's a bit compromised, but the patio is an excellent space and the indoor dining is airy and well-spaced. Additional outdoor tables on the wharf are also quite pleasing. Everything was pretty much the same outside of the safety precautions (retrieve menu over...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the atmosphere was excellent (truly perfect location), the service was awful and the food was average (yet very expensive). Also, they automatically include 20% gratuity regardless of your party size.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 23, 2020

My husband and I visit Nantucket every summer. However, summer 2020 things are very uncertain due to the pandemic. I emailed Lauren Boisvert on June 16th to confirm a reservation. I was told via email "Due to our space restrictions, we are unable to accommodate...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed January 8, 2020

We try to look at the rest of the menu, but never get very far. The dinner version of the lobster roll is just the BEST ever, anywhere. Consistent. Went during Stroll, and it was the same as ever. Don't change it, don't tinker, Cru....More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

We dine/have cocktails here EVERY time we are in ACK!! Such a great atmosphere on the water with great food and adult beverages

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 22, 2019

Cru is one our favorite places to eat lunch as we take our boat over from the Cape. The location is perfect on the pier. Although it tends to be pricey you can't beat the view! My favorites are: LOBSTER ROLL lemon mayo & fine...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 20, 2019

My wife and I stopped here for a drink while waiting for our ferry to arrive in Nantucket and take us back to Hyannis. The weather wasn't too good, blustery and gray as the Melissa nor-easterner had stopped all ferries for the previous few days....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 15, 2019 via mobile

We got lucky to visit them on their last seasonal opening day. The music was kinda loud but with the dancing and service is a perfect matching for a special day. I love the way people dressed like spy, danced while serving food. The view...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

It was a inclement autumn day which we spent shopping and stopped in at Cru for an appetizer and pre-dinner cocktail. The restaurant sits right on the harbor with a great view of the ferries and Brandt Point Lighthouse. The reviewed the extensive wine list...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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August 22, 2018|
Response from SnowBubby18 | Reviewed this property |
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 Lauren B | 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!
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