Our party of four went to lunch at the Cru Cafe on August 9th and we sat at the Chef's table. We have been to dinner here but never been to lunch. We frequent Charleston alot and as I mention to the owner Chef John Zucker we have been to the Fig, SNOB, Poogans Porch, etc and wasn't really impressed. Even though as other reviewers has stated Cru Cafe is small and crowded but if you want to go eat a great meal at a affordable price then come here. It was a great expereince setting at the Chef's table and see how hard the staff works and how many it takes to run the kitchen. The whole staff from Chef Zucker, to the waitress that serves the Chef's table, to the cooks, they were all very friendly. The Chef's table was not ready when we arrived and Chef Zucker had the waitress to take our drink order while we were waiting and I thought that was very kind. I was suprise to learn that some of the workers have worked here for up to ten years and that is probably one of the main reasons they are consistently good. The BBQ Beef Brisket I had tasted Heavenly. All four of us ate and two in our party had left overs and our bill was only $53! Save your energy, time, and money, and give this place a try first before you check out other restaurants. Not fancy nor big but the food is awesome! Treat yourself and request the Chef's table and you will not regret it.
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