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CRU a Wine Bar

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Wine Bar, International
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2800 Kirby Dr Ste B130, Houston, TX 77098-1741
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Houston, Texas
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231 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Cru in Houston at this location is a fun place to enjoy relaxing outdoor seating, have some nice light wines (white or red), and experience some tasty small plates. You also can sit inside if desired. Do not expect fast service, need some patience, and just relax and visit with friends or family.

Thank jswflights
Napa, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Cru River Oaks, overseen by Annette, is a true wine bar. Excellent selections, substantial pours and just enough ambience to justify why you stopped in. The selection depth is excellent and the wines are clearly hand selected. Pricing is spot on fair as well. Stop in to be with friends or to engage the staff in some wine discussion....but definitely... More 

Thank NapaWineboy
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Offers wine flights of strong quality but we each selected one glass of excellent wine instead. The mood is trendy but stable with business socials and adult birthday celebrations inside, casual friends and folks reading novels at the outside patio. The best part of the CRU experience is its incredible small plates: lamb lollipops, spicy potstickers, crab cakes and more.... More 

Thank Ssaurage
Bethesda, Maryland
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713 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Cute place with outdoor patio, with plenty of garage parking. Nice selection of wine flights if you are in the mood to sample. Also, specials on bottles of wine Sunday and Thursday night.

Thank Sheryl B
Sugar Land, Texas
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2016

We dined at Cru rather spontaneously and had a wonderful lunch -- great pizza and tomato basil soup. Service was prompt and professional and the ambience made it a charming experience.

Thank Dennis M
Glasgow Scotland
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great little wine bar restaurant in a modern apartment/retail complex off kirby/westheimer. Staff are really nice and friendly, great food, just a nice place to visit whether on a date or just with friends.

Thank topcatmax
Katy, Texas
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398 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2015

Went there for a wine tasting and every thing went fine until I asked the server to pour another glass of a wine I had tasted. She said I'd have to pay for it because only one glass was allowed. I said it was not a problem and I'd pay for it. To my surprise she said she would not... More 

Thank engped
Houston, Texas
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136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Hidden gem by Tootsie's off Kirby and Westheimer. We sat outside because it was loud inside. Professional and attentive staff. Good wine list. We enjoyed a wine from Oregon. Shared the cheese and meat platter ($15). I'll be back. Menu looked interesting.

Thank Brochstein
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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214 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely place! Tasteful, sophisticated, classy, and authentic - this is a must do for wine buffs, romantics and even business associates. This is a gem of a place. Try the wine 'flights', which give you exposure to 3 wines at a time for comparison, and your own mini-wine tasting. It's fun - 'sassy Syrahs' for example! The sharing... More 

Thank Graham H
Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2015

The staff at CRU are very attentive without being overbearing. The wine selection is quite extensive and they offer by the glass, by the bottle and wine flights. Happy hour provides a nice selection of snacks/appetizers for a reduced price. Our group ordered the calamari, bruschetta, pot stickers and a charcuterie board. All of the food was delicious - no... More 

Thank ebaxter01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 Kirby Dr Ste B130, Houston, TX 77098-1741
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston

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