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Cru Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar, International, Contemporary
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238 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-4160
+1 512-472-9463
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 23:00
Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 14:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I chose Crú because it was close by. As visitors to Austin, we were expecting a casual meal. As it turns out last night's meal was superb. Staff were excellent. Highlights were our appetizers. My wife had cheese tomato bisque. I chose golden beet, fig and artichoke salad topped with crumbled goat cheese. Absolutely world class. My... More 

Thank Saul L
Salisbury Mills, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Girls night out in Austin. We each tried a different flight and shared the wines with each other. We had a charcuterie that was delicious. Atmosphere was cozy and warm. Wait staff was very attentive and not pushy.

1 Thank Angela B
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We truly enjoyed hanging out at the bar drinking sparking and champagne waiting to bring in the New Year. The bartender and staff was great. Really enjoyed the DJ!

1 Thank Brian E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wine selection is definitely great! The New Years Eve dinner menu looked great and the Ahi Tuna tasted great till I found a hair in it. I couldn't tell you how well the rest of the food tasted because I was done at that point. However the rest of my friends enjoyed their meal and dessert. The management and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No need to question where you need to be for a great meal, CRU is the place to be. Highly recommend their lamb or chicken dishes, depending on the particular Chef specials. Our wait staff were top rate, very attentive and knew their menu and ingredients (we had one Celiac sufferer - ie Wheat/Gluten allergic). Situated right on the edge... More 

1 Thank Centaur4
Cleveland, Oh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is part of a chain of wine bars, similar to what one finds in major airports. The wine list is not as great and exciting as one wold expected and the mark up is high. We didn't try the food which is standard for similar places and looked well presented.

1 Thank marcopolo111
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a super busy day that didn't wind down until very late and we weren't able to eat until 10:30. We were the only ones in the restaurant, but were welcomed in despite our late arrival so close to closing. The fig/arugula pizza was excellent. I had the Brussels sprout salad which wasn't that great. The Caesar salad was... More 

Thank Camille Y
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The ambiance is very nice. There is outdoor seating as well as very comfortable seating in the main dining room. Interesting wine list, very good selection from which to choose. The menu was interesting. I had the beet salad and it was good but not as fresh as one would expect. The entree I ordered included string beans that were... More 

Thank Leapfrogisaac
Sandviken, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very nice food to reasonable prices, joyfull atmosphere, and very helpfull staff, we even got help with our backpack in an urgent need! And that was a lot more than Westin hotel could do. We really appreciate the helpful and friendly staff, you get help with food, wine, beer, whatsoever!

1 Thank Ann H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

It was indeed a delight to just happen to walk by Cru and decide to stop in for a bite to eat. Noticeable immediately was the decor: a wall of wine selections!!! Their menu is exquisite. If we lived nearby, we would definitely patronize Cru so that we could sample so many more menu choices!

1 Thank WinchesterWanderlust

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Wine Bar, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-4160
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-9463
Located in Austin, Tx in Warehouse District. 512.472.9463
Fantastic wine options, incredible food flavors, sophisticated.

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