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Cru Bistro Downtown

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Thu, 6/20
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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$8 - $30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Wine Bar
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews brunch breakfast pizza stuffed mushrooms wedge salad hamburger and fries salmon filet white sangria old city food was great beer selection recommend this restaurant market square outdoor seating saturday night dining experience mimosas
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Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

So loud we couldn't have a conversation across our booth. Terrible acoustics. That alone would keep me away. Add the fact that the cocktails are not priced on the menu makes my dissatisfaction complete. Food and service were okay but not enough to overcome the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

We were in Knoxville for a funeral and needed a quick bite before the funeral. Stumbled upon Cru , glad we did . We were able to eat outside, which I like . Our waiter couldn’t have been more helpful and attentive . The food...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AnnCBowen
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Stopped here with the wife while in the old city. Had a good meal, good service, and very convenient. Even had a dining area with no TV which made for better conversation.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank David R
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

Sooner or later it always happens: as soon as we find a place we start liking, something goes wrong. Of course it happened when we bragged(too soon), and took someone to impress. Ughh... It was a Saturday night, and market square was packed to the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Beefseeker
Reviewed March 21, 2019

Cru is a great restaurant with excellent food at a reasonable price. They have an extensive menu with something for everyone. Their beef tenderloin sliders and the chicken sliders with excellent french fries shouldn't be missed. It has a very casual atmosphere and has a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank James B
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Food was excellent but the service exceeded our expectations. Parking for downtown is horrendous but once we got seated it was all good!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MCurrency
Reviewed January 26, 2019

I've been here numerous times for Drinks or Dinner, but this morning we tried Brunch!! Great food, service and $3 Mimosas!!! This place is on the quiet end of Gay St, so never seems crowded. I thought the meal was better than others I have...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CatbirdEastTN
Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

While looking for a place for a pre-movie dinner; we read some reviews, looked at the menu, and took a chance. There are a number of good eateries in the old city; as well as the market square area, but we wanted something we hadn’t...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Beefseeker
Reviewed January 18, 2019

This is a big, boisterous venue with plenty of atmosphere and energy. However, you definitely pay for it. The food is good. Our group of four sampled several appetizers, stuck pretty much with salads with added scallops for our entrees, and each had a drink,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TnMan38
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Went there for brunch around noon on Sunday. Dark and dreary outside and, unfortunately inside. Inexpensive cocktails... white sangria was good. I had Crab Cake Benedict. The grits were tasty but the sauce on the over cooked egg was luke warm. My hubby had the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank acino1
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