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Cru Wine Bar

Wine Bar, American, International, Contemporary
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238 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-4160
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Roswell, Georgia
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I liked my glass of Prosecco, and did get happy hour discount, but it's a chain, not a local place and honestly it's over priced. Didn't try food here.

Thank hbrown1025
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Great Sunday brunch. The food was OK, not great. But the $20 bottomless mimosas and great service, plus the people watching if you sit outside, makes up for it,

Thank Susan M. B
Austin, Texas
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503 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

This chain of wine bars has the usual things you'd expect at a wine bar; flights of wine, small plates, etc. but I've always found their pairings and choices rather pedestrian and unexciting. Usually one good wine per flight with two or three others you can find at any grocery store. The people are more waitron than wine saavy I've... More 

Thank Tony H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

One of the most disgusting restaurant experiences of my life. Got a bill of $93 for nasty dried out food made from low quality ingredients. The waiter scammed me into having a filet mignon butterflied because otherwise it would "take too long to make". They brought it out so fast along with appetizers that it must have been sent back... More 

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330 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Wines were expensive but good. Fondue was very good in terms of preparation, but it was too cold. It's a chain, but you could do worse.

Thank anecessaryevil
Austin, Texas
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175 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I was with a large group - Winos for a wine tour and we all had brunch here. It was OK, scrambled eggs, friend potatoes, mini muffins, diced fruit, and a salad. The eggs and potatoes were not great. Pressed coffee was GREAT! Very nice and helpful service. I would like to try this place for another meal and not... More 

Thank ReenTS
Marietta, Georgia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Food, drinks, service, and atmosphere are perfect! We couldn't decide which dish was our favorite because everything was so good.

Thank sheriharris63
Northern Virginia
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Enjoyed a light dinner before the concert half a block away. Great convenient location and a lovely, comfy room where you could snuggle in for an evening. Nice wine choices and reasonable flights. Food was fine but not remarkable.

Thank AnotherHappyTraveler
Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My wife and I have visited Cru on 2nd Street a number of times and are consistently pleased with the food and the wine. We always discover something new and the value is great. I had the black cod, which was cooked perfectly. The best part was the outdoor dining and the relaxed atmosphere. i would recommend this place any... More 

Thank Stephen P
United States
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Stopped by for appetizers and wine.....good food selection and great wine selections. Flight pairing are a fun way to try 3 new wines. Service average and a little slow even though they were not busy.....nonetheless, had an enjoyable time

Thank Lorrie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Wine Bar, American, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-4160
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-472-9463
Located in Austin, Tx in Warehouse District. 512.472.9463
Fantastic wine options, incredible food flavors, sophisticated.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?