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“Great wine, pizza and short ribs!”
Review of CRU a Wine Bar

CRU a Wine Bar
Ranked #879 of 8,243 Restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
USA
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great wine, pizza and short ribs!”
Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

CRU is a terrific spot for post office drinks or a night out with friends (or couples). The wine selection is always new and interesting. My personal favorites are the Cabernet selections. Rashid is excellent at the bar - look for him!

The food is also good if you select the right options. To start, the Gorgonzola Fig Bruscetta is amazing. The Short Ribs as a main course are absolutely to die for. Id also recommend their pizzas -- the Pear Gorgonzola and Sausage options are both very good.

Give it a try after an afternoon at Tootsies. You won't regret it.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
271 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 670 helpful votes
“Friendly service, excellent wines, very fishy fish”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place has a really nice feel to it with a very impressive wine list, wine bottles stacked floor-to-ceiling with a library ladder to retrieve them.

The service is very good and they can't do enough for you. You can also try a flight of wines, a lovely idea indeed.

The food looks good but the fish smelt awful. Indeed any fish that wafted past smelt off and very unappetizing.

The tuna tartar looked good though and I'm sure that some of what they do is nice, but I would only come here from drinks in future and move on somewhere else to eat.

  • Visited November 2013
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Katy, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Not polite service, only 4 beers”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

It was packed, very nice atmosphere and ambiance we only had some calamaries that were very good and chat with friend along with a beer. This is a wine bar and they only have 4 beers to choose from if you like beer. The service was a bit rude beacause some of us wanted a beer!

  • Visited September 2013
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Los Gatos, California
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice wine, Good food”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stopped here for dinner on a Friday night. The place was packed but the service was excellent. Had a wine flight and the steak tenderloin pizza. Goat beignets for an appetizer. Food was really tasty. It was very noisy, but it was 7PM on a Friday.

  • Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
“General Manager(Annette Amaya)&Head Chef very rude to customers.”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

This restuarant never opens on time. In fact, I tried to stop in several times and it was never opened when the manager said it was open.
I took clients out for lunch and ended up at Del Frisco's...lucky me! That was an exceptional restaurant.
Cru will not make it with their idea of good service.

  • Visited April 2013
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