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“A memorable meal”
Review of Cru Cafe

Cru Cafe
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Sun, 5/26
8:00 PM
Ranked #12 of 1,052 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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, 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 January 22, 2017

Sometimes you eat a meal at a restaurant that is so good you know you will remember it always. The meal I ate at Cru was just such a meal. My friends and I shared the fried green tomatoes, which were topped with pork belly croutons and sheep's milk feta. All the flavors worked together magically. For my lunch, I had the special salad of the day which had fried scallops and a ginger sesame dressing. Again, the flavors were fantastic. I would say Cru Cafe was my favorite meal in Charleston-don't miss it!

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

This place is a little off the beaten path and felt more like a local find. First rate food in a casual atmosphere. The kitchen opens to the restaurant enabling most diners to see their meal prepared. They only serve beer and wine, so if you are looking for craft cocktails, this is not the place. The wine list was well balanced and had nice wines to choose from. Reservations highly recommended as the place is small.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in watching the action in the kitchen, ask for a seat at the kitchen counter for a bird's eye view of the choreography that goes on in the kitchen to prepare your meal. It's amazing.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Do not be fooled by the casual atmosphere of Cru! Yes, it is a small older home, but this place is serving five star southern delights! Our table faced an open kitchen, and I enjoyed watching the crew cook up our meal. The fried oyster salad is fresh and flavorful and the soups were creamy and hot. I had read about the Thai Seafood Risotto and it surpassed my expectations! The apple bread pudding dessert was a great blend of sweetness and tart! There is nothing better than great food, great wine and great service! Thanks to Johnny, our waiter, who was friendly and attentive. Just a perfect dining experience

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Cru is a gem. The tastes in the turkey avocado sandwich work perfectly together. They smoke their own turkey meat. I also tried the truffle mushroom soup and it was spectacular. The staff was extremely nice. Even gave me info about the recipe for the soup.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank lamignogna
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