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“A consistent favorite”

Cru Bistro and Wine Bar
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Ranked #338 of 1,186 Restaurants in Knoxville
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“A consistent favorite”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I regularly have both lunch and dinner at Cru, with both colleagues and family. I continue to return because the service is always great and friendly and the food is consistent. My spouse and I are vegetarians and there are a couple of items we can eat here, which is a couple more than at most places in town. The beer draft beer always tastes fresh which is a big deal for me, and they make a good martini. Try them for lunch, there is a smaller crowd and it can be an intimate experience.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Knox
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food and ambience”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This has to be one of the best wine bars and food in Knoxville. I like the location and service but the selection of wine is very good.

  • Visited October 2013
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Lima, Peru
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Food for some wine and light meals”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Cru is a good place for some wine and light meals. The wine list is extensive but a bit over-priced in my opinion. Some half-price wine deals help. Tonight we shared five plates - three were good and two very average. Especially good were the scallop and the sliders with TN bacon small plates. We did not like the tenderloin sliders and the crabcakes.
Service is good and the setting is nice.

  • Visited October 2013
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Bristol, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Enjoyed delicious food and an excellent bottle of wine. To my pleasant surprise the bottle was half price on Sunday.

  • Visited September 2013
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knoxville,tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A new dining experience”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

the service was first rate. the food was well prepared presented hot ana eye appealing whlie providing an excellent taste experience. wine list was very good and the house wines went very well with the food. ambieance was great. well return often

  • Visited August 2013
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