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23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468-2711
+1 218-963-8756
Thu - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here with a friend and her parents. Staff gave us quick tour of the wine room, (its not huge) in addition to some wine tastings. YUM!! Food was super delish. Food and wine choices are outstanding! Will recommend this place to hubby when he goes for a visit to Nisswa.

Thank kuzikoo
Burnsville, Minnesota
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to admit the food was very good but the cramped conditions, which I understand is necessary, made the great food seem almost mediocre. It is a very loud restaurant so be prepared. If you can ignore the cramped conditions, and the noise, the food will make the visit worthwhile.

1 Thank Peter S
MarkTine, Public Relations Manager at Cru, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are grateful you enjoyed your dinner. We are unsure about your comment of being cramped as we have plentiful space, we don't overbook, and our tables are oversized to accommodate additional plates or wine glasses if needed. Sometimes, we do get busy because we are a popular place to dine and we do... More 

Nisswa, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met friends for a glass of wine and appetizers. They have cocktail and wine specials along with a great selection of wines. Truffle Fries and deep fried, house made mac and cheese bites are ridiculous! Yum!

Thank cindy b
Baxter, Minnesota
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We have visited Cru a number of times, and they always live up to our expectations. We joined Weight Watcher s while back and they were very accommodating, answering all our questions, and fulfilling our requests. Their food and service is excellent. Their prices are reasonable. I would recommend Cru as a fine dinning experience.

Thank Rob N
Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We went to Cru after hearing some friends rave about it. The food was great, and their wine selection is stellar. We will definitely be going back.

Thank GKY0ung
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The food here was good. The ambiance was nice and cozy (but it did get loud when full of people!! Not enough soft surfaces to keep the noise down). The meat and cheese platter appetizer was great. I had the special which was Snapper and it was cooked perfectly. My husband had the filet and really enjoyed it. Dessert was... More 

Thank dutchamericanfamily5
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Nice environment with good beers, solid menu and pleasant staff. Probably should have asked more questions about what we were ordering, since we were being adventurous, but that's partly on us. Heard the steak was tops but tried the duck and trout. Now have steak remorse.

Thank BigRed521
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Cru hit the mark right from the reservation, through the tour of the wine cellar all the way through dessert! Food, wine, staffing, environment all were more than promised. Fine dining with warmth and comfort! One of many shining stars at the Grandview Lodge!!!

Thank 9NotHappy
MarkTine, Public Relations Manager at Cru, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are confused though why you gave us only one star though. Hope to see you back at Grand View and Cru in the future! More 

Roseville, Minnesota
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had fantastic service and food at Cru during our November 2016 stay. The menu is well varied and spans classics and interesting food. The space and wine cellar are all very impressive and I love how it feels like you are in an upscale downtown restaurant in the middle of lake country.

Thank Jen L
Walker, Minnesota
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We loved our meal here! Celebrated 11 years of marriage and it was the perfect spot. We both had caprese salad, so very good. I had the scallop dinner which had a more asian flare but very tasty, they were cooked perfectly. My husband had the duck and he enjoyed it very much, it's sliced duck by the way. They... More 

Thank Rachel R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468-2711
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Nisswa
  • Phone Number: +1 218-963-8756
Cru Restaurant and Wine Bar features a vast cellar of over 2,000 bottles of worldly wines and offers over 20 wines by the glass. Cru's decadent fare capitalizes on local and regional flavors. At Cru, rich decor creates an intimate and relaxing atmosphere, providing the perfect dining experience for a romantic dinner or a casual get-together with friends.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?