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23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468-2711
+1 218-963-8756
17:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
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Roseville, Minnesota
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant before, and knew that it would be good. We went for a birthday celebration. For an appetizer we had the truffle fries; very good. We were hoping for the Naan bread with carmelized onion, mushroom, goat cheese appetizer that we had the last time. Wasn't available this time. Both our dinners were very good.

Thank Patricia T
Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always make time to come to Cru when we are in the area. Always start with the truffle fries, they are amazing. Also highly recommend the pasta carbonara and the tenderloin.

Thank Dan A
Duluth, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are looking for a quiet, quaint and reasonable restaurant to eat at, try this one. Their Bellini-tini was awesome. Our waitress was an amazing. Will definitely be back!

Thank sandycedergren
Brookings, South Dakota
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We dined at Cru on a Saturday night and really enjoyed our dinner--my wife had the halibut and I, the red snapper, both delicious. The restaurant itself is beautiful, and the staff are very welcoming and friendly. Our one quibble is that once the dining room got busy, we didn't see our server much. We were offered a tour of... More 

Thank Mou201
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had a delicious meal - kale soup was very well-seasoned and crab-crusted red snapper tasty. There is a nice ambiance in this lower-level restaurant and it has a wonderful wine cellar. Most important, the hostess and servers were very attentive, friendly and welcoming.

Thank Lisa G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Cruz offers an excellent atmosphere, great wine selection and sumptuous menu! It's a must-dine on our trips to Grand View.

Thank Stephanie L
Brainerd, Minnesota
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had a family member in from out of state and it just so happened that his birthday fell during his stay. So I made reservations with Cru online for the evening of his birthday. In the reservation I mentioned that he was from out of town and it was his birthday. From the time we walked in the door... More 

Thank Kimberly B
Alexandria, Minnesota
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a higher end place to eat but well worth it. I had the sausage kale soup which was amazing!! Everyone in our group ordered the beef tenderloin and all of us enjoyed it. The steaks were perfect! Will eat here again! Also they have a huge wine cellar that you can go into to try wine! Amazing!!

Thank Just4funXX

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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?