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23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468-2711
+1 218-963-8756
17:00 - 21:00
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Baxter, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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
Roseville, Minnesota
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 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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14 reviews
8 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

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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, 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?