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“Great food, get there early because it gets busy!”
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: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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 February 1, 2011

We stayed across the street at the Palmer's Pinckney Inn. We just dropped in at lunch after we checked into our room.

The food was great. We got there at a great time because by the time we left there was a 40 minute wait. So get there early or make a reservation!

We enjoyed it so much we went back for a late night snack later on that weekend!

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Thank pennilm
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

Wonderful small restaurant. Under renovation until January 22, 2011. Reservations strongly suggested. Food is wonderful. A quirky little location

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Thank lowcountrymom
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Reviewed January 10, 2011

This place was so cute because it was in a little historic house with a nice porch and great ambiance! It had charleston charm, incredible food and unbelievable atmosphere. Weather was nice and we sat outside--was perfect!! I had chinese chicken salad and my husband had a steak. It was gourmet but with affordable prices. We loved it and will be back!!!

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Thank ABee1999
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Reviewed January 2, 2011

I went to cru with a friend of mine for new years eve. It was a fixed meun for $45.00. Which was pretty reasonable for the amount of food you get. We got a seat at the chief table. I am a people watcher so it a great seat. The food was so good!! I will be back!

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1  Thank McSchmidty
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Reviewed January 1, 2011

We were a big group and were seated at three tables pushed together on the upper floor, which was quiet and private, but not ideal for eating or even for talking, as we were sitting at odd angles to each other with huge expanses of table in between.
As others have written, the quality of the food was outstanding.
It may have been an off night, but I found the service disappointing. The server had clearly memorized accurately the menu and specials, but in a completely rote fashion, so that any questions or suggestions of substitutions threw her off. Everything offered, in her description, was absolutely totally awesomely fabulous, which is neither helpful nor particularly credible.
Overall, a good choice in central Charleston, but not as totally awesomely fabulous as some reviewers and the server would have us believe.

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1  Thank Xamb
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