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Cru Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar, International, Contemporary
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238 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-4160
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
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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Sandviken, Sweden
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice food to reasonable prices, joyfull atmosphere, and very helpfull staff, we even got help with our backpack in an urgent need! And that was a lot more than Westin hotel could do. We really appreciate the helpful and friendly staff, you get help with food, wine, beer, whatsoever!

Thank Ann H
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

It was indeed a delight to just happen to walk by Cru and decide to stop in for a bite to eat. Noticeable immediately was the decor: a wall of wine selections!!! Their menu is exquisite. If we lived nearby, we would definitely patronize Cru so that we could sample so many more menu choices!

Thank WinchesterWanderlust
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Overwhelmingly curtails service level to demographic. It has delicious food and a cute interior/ exterior area! Yum!

Thank Harrison F
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Floyd was our server but everyone was friendly and made sure our stay was nothing less than perfect. We were given a breakdown of all the different types of wines and Floyd's suggestion did not disappoint any of us. You cannot go wrong with the flights and the food was amazing as well. The scallops were AMAZING! They even split... More 

Thank Niko F
Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Our group ordered six different small plates and most shared. All were very good. My favorite was the Lamb Lollypops. Great service and wine selection.

Thank NWTravelerDude
Roswell, Georgia
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210 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Wine Bar, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?