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Cru Bistro and Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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11383 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN 37934-1972
865-671-6612
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be our absolute favorite spot for date night. The prices were good, the portions weren't gigantic which made sharing easy and fun and the food was fresh and fantastic. Over the years though the food quality has gone way down and the staff turnover rate is unusually high. The menu used to change and the staff reflected... More 

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Doylestown,PA
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145 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere. Great service. Good wine and beer selections.This is a great place to stop by after work or the movies.

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Lori S, Guest Relations Manager at Cru Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. We truly appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon! More 

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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at Cru before. We went Friday night the 17th to celebrate a delayed Valentines Day. after leaving our name with the hostess we enjoyed a drink at the quiet bar in the main dining room. 20 minutes later the hostess took us into the other room on the other side, even thought there were three empty tables/booths... More 

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Thank Doug S
Lori S, Guest Relations Manager at Cru Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

We are very disappointed to hear of your experience on a night you wanted to be a special occasion. We will be looking into how we can avoid disturbing guests on evenings when we have live music (usually every Friday). Also, please accept our apologies for not meeting your expectations regarding our food. The manager at this location would love... More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Idiot bartender. Do NOT serve a martini in a wine glass. Tell the customer it will be a small wait on the martini before you serve it in a wine glass! Tell someone to bus tables to get empty glasses, wash them and do a proper martini!

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Thank hays125000
Lori S, Guest Relations Manager at Cru Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies about how your Martini was served. We will be passing this information on to upper management as we don't take our guests' impressions lightly. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again in the future. More 

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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

I'm doing a review of CRU as far as the lunch menu goes...I had the nama fish tacos and it was nothing above average. The service was good, so the waiter got a good tip. If the service was not up to par I would given CRU a 2 star. My wife had the shrimp and lump crab stack which... More 

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Lori S, Guest Relations Manager at Cru Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and are glad to have you back for another try! More 

Greeneville
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, good service. The pizza oven was under repair when we were there yesterday, 1.26.17, and that was disappointing; especially in regard to the fact that one of the daily specials was listed as pizza. Duh. But otherwise, I was very pleased. I had a special called "Shucks Tower. " It was superb. This crabmeat tower with shrimp, a... More 

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Lori S, Guest Relations Manager at Cru Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the cozy atmosphere and your Tower! Thanks so much for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Specials daily! Best Black and Blu Burger ever made. Food is always temperature appropriate when it comes out. Great staff! Great bartenders!

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Lori S, Guest Relations Manager at Cru Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Yay! Thanks so much for your feedback! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We had a marvelous time celebrating my birthday at Cru. The wine list was outstanding!! We ordered wedge salads and several small plates to share!! The service was excellent and our food was delicious!! We will definitely go back again!! 😍

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Thank Beth R
Lori S, Guest Relations Manager at Cru Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

So glad we could make your birthday special! Thanks so much for your review! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Excellent wine selection, and DELICIOUS small plates! The atmosphere is great, and this is my go to kid-free spot.

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Lori S, Guest Relations Manager at Cru Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon in 2017! More 

Powell, Tennessee
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Ordered a medium lamb burger but it was served raw. The did throw it back on and fixed it. They did comp dessert to make up for it. Sweet potato fries were excellent. Pizza was a bit greasy.

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Thank Lisa S
Lori S, Guest Relations Manager at Cru Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback as we are always striving to improve upon what we do. Happy New Year! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11383 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN 37934-1972
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-671-6612

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?