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Review of Cru

Cru
Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Nisswa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stopped for drinks at Cru. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the wine flights. It is always nice to try something new and the wine flights give us that option.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Although Cru is hidden in the subterranean chamber of a convention center, it is possibly one of the best restaurants in the Brainerd lakes area. The staff is welcoming and knowledgable about the menu and wine. There is a full bar as well (try the Cool Mary!). We were thrilled by the use of truffle oil in the shoestring potatoes and honey butter. My husband loved his walleye and my scallops were cooked perfectly. I disagreed with the cold Peruvian potato salad as a foundation for the sun choke purée but to me this is a thrilling adventure of epicurean delights where one's personal tastes and values can be assuaged by a perfect creme brûlée. Our daughters were delighted by the huge serving of cut fruit with their dinners too. I highly recommend Cru.

Thank TheBarnGoddess
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Cru started out fantastic, but service and quality tended to drop as the summer went on..Located at Grandview Lodge and a wonderful atmosphere. Cozy fireplace, walk in wine cellar. Pick your own wine out if the wait staff remembers to ask. You can go by boat, but be prepared to walk a ways. Reservations suggested.

Thank luciearl
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Wonderful experience...Will definitely return. Although the wait staff was a little rough around the edges, the ambiance and food quality made up for it. For an intimate evening, make Cru a priority!

Thank HHS71
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

I've eaten at Cru every time I've been the the Nisswa MN area. Reservations have never been a problem. The restaurant itself is located on Grandview Lodge's property but you do not need to be staying at Grandview to eat there. The food is well conceived and the preparation has always been enjoyable. Often, we order several plates and share - too many good things on the menu! The sommelier has always been a highlight of our visits - she will take you into the wine cellar and assist with the extensive selection.

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