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23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468-2711
+1 218-963-8756
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cruz offers an excellent atmosphere, great wine selection and sumptuous menu! It's a must-dine on our trips to Grand View.

Thank Stephanie L
Brainerd, Minnesota
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family member in from out of state and it just so happened that his birthday fell during his stay. So I made reservations with Cru online for the evening of his birthday. In the reservation I mentioned that he was from out of town and it was his birthday. From the time we walked in the door... More 

Thank Kimberly B
Alexandria, Minnesota
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is a higher end place to eat but well worth it. I had the sausage kale soup which was amazing!! Everyone in our group ordered the beef tenderloin and all of us enjoyed it. The steaks were perfect! Will eat here again! Also they have a huge wine cellar that you can go into to try wine! Amazing!!

Thank Kathy L
Herbster, WI
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We went with one other couple with reservations but when we arrived, no tables were available and so we were provided a small table at the bar until a table opened. It was obvious that the patrons were not interested in others waiting for tables so the delay was not the fault of the restaurant. We were eventually seated. The... More 

2 Thank Pete S
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Very good food in a nice setting. They have a great wine selection. I ordered scallops with beet risotto--tasty but by rice was slightly under cooked. Husband got short ribs and gnocchi--this was the better dish.

Thank Elizabeth B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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343 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This gem is in the basement of a conference building on the Grandview property. Peculiar choice for the northern MN surroundings but it works. It's nice, bright, lined with glassed doors enclosing a wine cellar. Many nice wine choices. Good food, good service.

Thank MollyAW1234
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Dining with five business colleuges, we were looking for a very nice meal. At Cru we found that, and more. Starting with a wine cellar that will be able to support the desires of any enthusisits', there is also an upscale ambience that I have not found anywhere else in the area. The varied selection of dishes should satisfy anyone.

Thank kmayfwm
Blaine, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

The Service at Cru was incredible I think it always is at Grand View. The food was great but expensive. A very special night out

1 Thank BarneyandLinda
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Cru a couple of times and absolutely love it. The food is fantastic, the wine selection is vast, and the staff are very friendly. Reservations recommended.

Thank DerekDG
Emily, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Although I live in the Brainerd Lakes Area I had not had the opportunity to visit Cru until this past weekend. It is in the basement level of the convention center at GrandView Lodge. That location does not sound very appealing, but the restaurant is small, cozy, and the glass-walled wine cellar extending along one side of the room makes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468-2711
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Nisswa
  • Phone Number: +1 218-963-8756
Cru Restaurant and Wine Bar features a vast cellar of over 2,000 bottles of worldly wines and offers over 20 wines by the glass. Cru's decadent fare capitalizes on local and regional flavors. At Cru, rich decor creates an intimate and relaxing atmosphere, providing the perfect dining experience for a romantic dinner or a casual get-together with friends.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?