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Cru - A Wine Bar

#67 of 2,516 Restaurants in Denver
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Downtown
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1442 Larimer Square, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 893-9463
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lamb lollipops, enough said

Get yourself a nice Colorado wine flight and enjoy the incredible food. My personal recommendations are the lamb lollipops (to die for) and the tomato soup with grilled cheese. It's not just any grilled cheese either. It's gruyere or taleggio cheese with white truffle oil. Yummm!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
KBthe3rd
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New Castle, Colorado
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New Castle, Colorado
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Get yourself a nice Colorado wine flight and enjoy the incredible food. My personal recommendations are the lamb lollipops (to die for) and the tomato soup with grilled cheese. It's not just any grilled cheese either. It's gruyere or taleggio cheese with white truffle oil. Yummm!

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Broomfield, Colorado
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came early before seeing a show and took advantage of their great although limited happy hour deals. We each enjoyed a wine flight for $3 off and then tried most of the happy hour appetizers to share ($5 each, I think, for mussels, calamari, goat cheese beignets, and some dumplings). Finally we shared a pizza which ensured we were... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small restaurant that takes reservations, even though we (three of us) didn't have any we just waited about 15 min on a Sat night. Appetizer of tuna tar tar was devine and the vegetable tofu was good but the table next to ours got the fruit one and we wish we had gotten that one. The pizza, tomato and... More 

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Thank Beth W
Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We stopped in for lunch on a recent Saturday and had a unique experience. First, I found that they are very serious about their wine and the flight I had was very good. I didn't mind paying the price to taste these wines you probably wouldn't find in most other places that call themselves a "wine bar" in Denver. For... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Wife & I enjoyed three appetizers and a bottle of wine. Service was exceptional. Wine selection beyond my comprehension of options. A super evening...

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Thank LVLocal59
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We were wanting to find a little different experience for a girls night out and the Cru was just what we were looking for. It was a Tuesday night so the little restaurant was not too crowded. We choose the cheese fondue, fried pot stickers, the caramelized pear pizza, and the mussels. It was all delicious. The mussels were some... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Fabulous Wine bar linked with quality food & quality service for business and also friendly happy hours. Best when you mixed both.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

I'm going to be blatantly honest, me and my best friend walked into the place, we got that "dear in the headlights" look from the diners - I want to be optimistic and say it's because we were younger and perhaps they thought we were going to get wasted and ruin the night. But I'm certain it's because we were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We were waiting for a table nearby and stopped in for some wine. Place is quaint and has a lively vibe. We sat at the bar and quickly determined our bartender was very pompous and rude. The wine was good, but should be at $20 a glass. There are many places you can go for good wine that costs less... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Fun location in Larimer Square. Great ambiance. Wide variety of wines. The small plates we shared were excellent. I'd definitely return if in the area again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1442 Larimer Square, Denver, CO 80202
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (303) 893-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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