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Reviewed August 30, 2022 via mobile

As a local, dropped in for quick bite hoping this place had new management. However, everyone was new except the Manager Jerry, which should tell you volumes! We even learned that most of the kitchen staff were new. In my humble experience, the best restaurants...with truly outstanding food and service hire, train and retain the very best staff without high turnover and have the cleanest bathrooms (I believe the restrooms are a window into the “soul” of the kitchen. While unfair to the Chef, it speaks volumes about overall management). After 8 yrs of hoping, this fine dinning place has failed to meet even those most basic expectations. Instead, you will receive a McDonald’s-type experience with a high-priced menu under Jerry’s window-dressed management, all with a truly fake smile. Proceed with extreme caution!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

Stumbled on this welcoming place on a busy Thursday eve without reservations. The bar was full as well as the restaurant. They very nicely helped us wait to find a seat at the bar and offered us some cocktails while we waited. The manager came...by to help us feel even more taken care of. Amazing staff from front end to the back. Live music was good, the drinks were great and the food was delicious. Lots to choose from the various menus. This place is special and made us feel the same. Thanks for making our meal such a wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 30, 2022

If your looking for a place to have a nice romantic dinner then CR's is your destination. The atmosphere is very nice the service is very good and most important the food is excellent. We had a flatbread for an appetizer then the 8oz filet...mignon. Everything was very well prepared. We'll be back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022

Lunch was really nice and the wine list is very good and priced well. Great selection of fresh food and a large wine menu. Wonderful atmosphere and lively bar scene. Try it and you will be pleased.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 25, 2022

Took our family to dinner while visiting for one night. Really enjoyed ourselves. From our first glance upon entering, we knew we were in for a delightful evening. Warm and elegant best describe the decor. Waitstaff was professional and efficient, and our meals were all...very good. Only some minor distractions keep us from giving CR's 5 stars. They offer a well apportioned wine, beer and cocktail list, good variety on the menu, and a nice variety of breads to enjoy while perusing the menu. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022

This was our first visit to CR's. We had been regular diners at CR Sparks when that restaurant was open. My wife had the fish which was terribly dry and I the Bolognese, also dry, noodles under cooked.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 2, 2022

cr's is a great restaurant! Our waitress was beyond reproach. Our drinks were delicious, and our entrees were good, too.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed January 20, 2022

We were warmly welcomed for our dinner reservation last Sunday evening. We chose CR’s for a small celebration and we made a great choice. The hosts, waitress and manager were incredibly attentive to their guests and made the atmosphere very welcoming. We were sat close...to the fireplace which was perfect for a winters night. The menu is well thought out and the addition of a wine pairing to each dish was exciting. I chose the vegetable lasagna which was paired with a fantastic Sangiovese (my new favorite). The lasagna was filled with fresh vegetables and was complemented with a savory cheese sauce. My husband also loved the steak frites. My only recommendation to this restaurant is to sell their homemade rosemary hummus because I would buy it in bundles. Overall I would recommend CR’s to all of my friends.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 5, 2022

My friend and I were looking for a Greek restaurant but we got lost and she mentioned this CRs restaurant! The place is cozy and the atmosphere is nice unfortunately the service was ok! But I thought the food will be outstanding! I asked for...a beet salad and it wasn’t fresh my friend ordered a filet mignon and it was dry and she had to add some salt and pepper! I really thought for the prices the food will be better! Also the bread was cold when I ask to toasted the young male assistant did it for us !! The wine selection is good !More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 28, 2021

We went because the menu was intriguing and locally sourced. The appetizers were good, filet mignon was dry, halibut was good. Our server, a full-bodied woman with dark hair pulled back, was functional, but rude--not by being crabby or mean, but by being condescending. We...usually tip generously unless service is very poor, but we can’t give high marks for the food, nor for the climate created by the server, which did not at all match the overall ambience of the restaurant. Won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 31, 2021 via mobile

This is one of those place that slips your mind because it is off of the beaten path. It is a must visit! We had dinner here last night and had a great meal. We had the Bolognese and Pork Chop. The pasta was prepared...with 4 meats and was in a rose type sauce. The pasta was fresh made in house. It was a great dish on a cold rainy night. My wife had the pork chop which was very thick, juicy and flavorful. It was served with a sweet potato and chorizo mash and sauteed spinach. The only complaint is the pork chop and sides could have been a little warmer. For dessert we had the creme brulee and apple bomb. The apple bomb is a must have. The restaurant is very nice and cozy and the service was above and beyond. They must be doing something right because they had plenty of seasoned staff on hand.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021

From start to finish, a superior dining experience. Chance mention of our anniversary to the reservationist triggered a number of niceties when we arrived. Service by Alide was exemplary. Atmosphere upscale without being uppity. Remarkable home made bread for openers. Delightful crab cakes as an...app. Entrees engaging and done to perfection. Bountiful desert (see pic). Prices not cheap but neither outlandish. This is the place to go, especially for special occasions, but actually whenever you seek an above-grade experience. Will return again and again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

We celebrated my birthday with our first visit to this charming spot. The location is a little out of town making the accessibility and parking very easy. The decor is stylish but a bit dim away from the windows. Our booth was comfortable. The food...was very good,but the star of the show was the service, right down to the complimentary brownie sundae for the occasion.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 28, 2021

My husband and I visited on Sunday night for our anniversary. We were staying at Springhill Suites and could walk across the parking lot to dinner. Chris was an excellent server and very personable. The food was excellent! We shared the crab cakes appetizer that...had a delicious sauce. My husband had the halibut special and I had the crispy salmon-both were excellent. I was looking forward to cremebrulee for dessert, but they ran out of it! Chris brought out a complimentary chocolate mousse cake with chocolate writing!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 10, 2021 via mobile

This was our first visit. The food was out of this world. Staff very outstanding. It was our Anniversary and everyone wished us a happy day. I had the Haddock, I can't even. Remember what the spice was. Served on a Bed of Jasmine Rice....My husband had Salmon on a bed of a homemade pasta. We got Creme Broule and they wrote Happy Anniversary is chocolate. Also a White Zinfandel Sangeria.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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