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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
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Cleveland, Oh
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1,212 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank marcopolo111
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Overwhelmingly curtails service level to demographic. It has delicious food and a cute interior/ exterior area! Yum!

1 Thank Harrison F
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Floyd was our server but everyone was friendly and made sure our stay was nothing less than perfect. We were given a breakdown of all the different types of wines and Floyd's suggestion did not disappoint any of us. You cannot go wrong with the flights and the food was amazing as well. The scallops were AMAZING! They even split... More 

1 Thank Niko F
Portland, Oregon
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Our group ordered six different small plates and most shared. All were very good. My favorite was the Lamb Lollypops. Great service and wine selection.

Thank NWTravelerDude
Roswell, Georgia
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219 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I liked my glass of Prosecco, and did get happy hour discount, but it's a chain, not a local place and honestly it's over priced. Didn't try food here.

Thank hbrown1025
New York City, New York
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Great Sunday brunch. The food was OK, not great. But the $20 bottomless mimosas and great service, plus the people watching if you sit outside, makes up for it,

Thank Susan M. B

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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, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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?