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“Best meal in Charleston”
Review of Cru Cafe

Cru Cafe
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Ranked #8 of 940 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Located at 18 Pinckney Street, in a classic 18th century Charleston single-style home, Cru Café offers the best in upscale comfort food. Guests of the restaurant enjoy indoor and outdoor porch seating, gourmet comfort food, a wine list tailored to the varied menu and rich, satisfying desserts. It’s one of Charleston’s best kept secrets. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday.
Reviewed December 20, 2013

Having dined at all the "hot" spots in Charleston...all the award winning chefs...all the "here, here, here", I have found the best meal in Charleston. A small little resturant tucked away on a calm street...I have not had a better meal in this area.

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Reviewed December 20, 2013

Had a great lunch at Cru Cafe! The place was very busy and the staff didn't miss a beat. Great location and the owner is very friendly. A must see in Charleston!

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Reviewed December 20, 2013

During our recent visit to Charleston we had the pleasure of experiencing Cru for the first time. In my dining history I have to say this could be be the best meal I have ever had for the price paid and really qualifies as excellent food at any price. Don't miss this place. I won't. Will be a regular part of any trip to the Charleston area.

Thank BobDry
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Went to Cru Café after a morning of spa treatments on a rainy day. Located in a quaint house off the beaten path. Food was amazing! We ended up sitting there for awhile enjoying a couple bottles of wine, waiting out the rain. Staff was in no hurry to have us leave. We tried to go back a different day for lunch again but it was closed!! Another "must" while in Charleston! Loved it!!

Thank palmtreegirl21
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

The lunch special, a Black Forest Ham sandwich, was a wonderful meld of flavors. It was obviously the creation of a talented chef. The truffle and shaved Parmesan fries made an excellent side. Our reserved table was ready, and the staff was efficient and pleasant. It is a small, busy place, so it is somewhat noisy, but all in all a good ambiance unless one wants an intimate dining experience. Recommend reservations, even for a late lunch. We reserved for 1:30 pm and the place was still packed on a weekday in December.

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