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“Not to be missed in Charleston”
Review of Cru Cafe

Cru Cafe
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Tue, 6/25
8:00 PM
Ranked #12 of 1,055 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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 May 15, 2016

Dining at the Cru Cafe was our favorite experience of our recent trip. We've travelled to Charleston multiple times and it was the best dining experience we've ever had there by far...and that is saying a lot. First off, make reservations way in advance! We did and I think they were booked for weeks ahead when we dined there. We were lucky enough to sit at the kitchen counter. If you can snag this table, do! It is like dinner theatre watching the kitchen staff - they work together like a well-oiled machine.

The food was insanely fantastic, and the service was super friendly. I'd recommend something in particular but I have a feeling that everything is equally awesome. All I can say is GO the next time you are in the city. This is the place to try if you haven't been yet, and it will be the first on our list the next time we return.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Great duck and swordfish. Casual environment in old house. Excellent service. Convenient to market street.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Great meal, cute restaurant, great service. There are a lot of great options to eat at in Charleston..this place is one of them.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank gbeunt
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Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We love Cru, and always make it a point to have lunch there when we visit Charleston. On our recent visit my wife had the grilled chicken sandwich with wine, and I had the short rib pastrami sandwich with a couple of local beers. The food is delicious and at a great price. The wait staff is always attentive and knowledgeable. Love Cru!!

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank peckusc
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Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We were in Charleston for a family graduation and had dinner here Friday night. Food was excellent and our server, Bree, was excellent as well. Coffee was really really good, as well as the chicken Caesar salad, mussels, pork shank and pork chop. Highly recommend but would suggest making reservations a good bit in advance, as this is a restored, old house, so capacity is limited.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank FSUgirlGreenville
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