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“Wonderful experience”
Review of Cru

Cru
Ranked #3 of 28 Restaurants in Nisswa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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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 July 24, 2014

Great staff, wonderful and knowledgeable waiter for our table, impressive wine cellar (with tour and samples, if you like) and very good food. Complaints in the incredibly minor category: ribeye with crimini mushrooms was excellent, but why so few mushrooms? Somewhat on the expensive side, but not as bad as that place down the road on the "harbor" where they have smaller portions. Here at Cru, the portions are ample for the price.

Thank Wrigley62
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

From the moment we entered the staff sparkled! All polite, considerate and helpful! And then came the food. Simply outstanding! Seated in the area next to a long enclosed wine cellar provides that special atmosphere of being somewhere special. Great place for adults.

Thank Patrick H
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

AMAZING food! Huge walk in wine cellar. Did I mention the food was AMAZING??!?! The staff was very friendly, I can't wait to go back again!

Thank Jill W
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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.

Thank 7traveling
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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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