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1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554 (Formerly CRU)
11:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's hard to top the location and stellar fresh cocktails... but the oysters and lobster roll seem to do just that. We are counting down the minutes to our next Cru meal...

Thank holly1717
Palm Springs, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great and amazing location on the marina! Great drinks too! Fun and always bustling! A def must for an ACK visit!

Thank chrislim222
Stamford, Connecticut
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oysters on the half. Clam chowder. Colossal shrimp cocktail. And chick pea crepes with egg, prosciutto, arugula and parmesan (picture). That was delicious and and very interesting combination! We sat outside with the post wedding bloody Mary crowd. Very fun place. And our waiter, Adrian, was quite a character. Enjoyed it!

Thank tropiclady27
Norwell, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Most friendly and fun staff. Spend a few nights every summer and have brought many friends with us here to enjoy a drink, app or meal. We are never disappointed. The restaurant is in the harbor and when the doors are open the sea breeze helps make is a 10. Will always return.

Thank S H
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This place is busy because of it's location and really no other reason. It is on the water and a great setting which is what keeps it afloat. I had a very bad experience with the staff and what was worse is the management did not even care. I explained all my issues in a private email to the owners... More 

Thank TheGreatOneedgartown
United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is the complete Nantucket dining experience. We make a point to dine here several times over the summer. Picturesque setting looking out onto the harbor--few restaurants have such a charming location. The food is wonderful with an extensive wine list. We find the service friendly and impeccable. Oh, and the bar scene is always hopping, too. Because of this,... More 

Thank Travel_everywhere59
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

Travel_everywhere59, We would have to agree with you - it would not be Nantucket without an evening at CRU! It is always great to hear positive feedback about everything from our wine list to our service and we look forward to having you dine with us again this summer. Thank you for this kind review. More 

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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a staple when we come to the island. Oysters are fantastic. Great people watching if you are in the front room. The food is good, but it is more about the scene.

Thank Jennifer R
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

Jennifer R, We are glad you enjoy our food and ambiance. We look forward to having you dine with us again next summer when we reopen for the 2017 season! More 

New York City, New York
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you are looking for a high end place to linger over lunch with some wine and oysters, and price is no concern, this is the perfect place. It's one of the few places in Nantucket right on the water, so it has great views of the harbor. Decor is modern beach chic. Service is excellent. Menu is limited, but... More 

Thank BillGibson1
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

BillGibson1, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our menu and ambiance. Please return when we reopen next season (or if you find yourself in town for Christmas stroll). More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a late lunch here and the food was excellent! Great service and wonderful atmosphere. We look forward to visiting this restaurant on our next visit.

Thank donnahA142IH
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

donnahA142IH, We are glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to having you in again! We reopen for Christmas stroll December 1 - 4 and for the summer season May 2017. More 

Houston, Texas
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89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is advertised as one of the best restaurants on Nantucket. It was among the most expensive but was disappointing. Our party of 8 was put in the middle of the room close to the bar. The noise level was uncomfortable for talking or listening to the person next to you. The food was average - small portions. Service was... More 

Thank Bob M
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

Bob M, I am sorry to hear that you weren't happy with your experience at CRU. It is important that we try to accommodate our guests needs if they are unhappy with their table, meal or service. If I brought a large party out for a nice meal and had these issues I would be frustrated as well. That is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554 (Formerly CRU)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 15082289278
This premier oyster bar offers casually elegant cuisine in a visually stunning waterfront setting on Nantucket harbor.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?