Always a great meal to be had at Cru. We go every time we are in Charleston. Food took a little longer than usual but service is always great.
Cru has been my favorite restaurant since moving to Charleston 9 years ago. It never disappoints!!
In general, the food was creative, very tasty and well prepared. Unfortunately, the kitchen does not heat their plates and the food arrived on the cool side. One of my friends had to return his meal as it was cold. Also, several of the wines by the glass were very average...not a strong selection. Despite every table full, the servers did their best to be attentive.
Bottom line, in such a competitive market as Charleston, I've been to several restaurants and had a better experience.
I never miss the chance when friends are in town to take them to Cru Cafe. I have been doing this for over 6 years and the food, service etc., have NEVER disappointed!! A don't miss on any visit to Charleston!!
Great food and service
Innovative menu, and all dishes were very fresh and flavorful. Restaurant was packed, so recommend making reservation. Some dishes (like General Tso's salad and wrap) certainly not representative of the low country, but were excellent nevertheless.
Great time there ! Had to wait a while even with a Rez but prob due to rain and people not leaving. Fried green tomatoes were amazing!!
Definitely didn’t live up to all of the wonderful reviews!
Great food and ambiance. We sat on the porch, as requested in our reservation.
Delicious dinner. Interesting options.
Awesome experience. We sat on the porch. Fawn was an excellent server. Our first time but we will be back
Excellent service, fun environment, amazing food! (The pic is a half portion of our main entree’.)
We ordered the fried green tomatoes and the shrimp pasta - both were delicious but it took the kitchen 45 minutes to put the food out (we had a 1pm reservation). So don't be in a hurry and you'll have an enjoyable lunch!
Every one at my table said that his/her meal at Cru Cafe was the best meal they had had during our week in Charleston.
Our late lunch was delicious! Small room, limited seating, but a fun neighborly vibe. We were seated at the bar overlooking the busy kitchen - staff was working hard & still managed to be attentive. We want to go back for dinner!
This small house is big on atmosphere and flavorful food. Everything was freshly prepared and beautifully presented. The relaxed casual setting is great for a quick lunch. Won't disappoint.
Our "go to" place for lunch when we arrive in Charleston. Great food in a neat atmosphere within walking distance to hotels in the heart of the city. They have a nice selection of wine and beer. The staff is always knowledgeable and attentive.
As always Cru did not disappoint. Our meal and dessert was fabulous. Our server was super nice and took care of all our needs. Looking forward to going back soon.
Best mac and cheese in Charleston. Everything I've ever had at Cru has been out of this world amazing. Definitely need to make a reservation, don't sleep on it!
We make it to Charleston about twice a year. Each trip must include a meal at Cru Cafe. Always outstanding.
Great place to meet my wife while working downtown, food was great as always! Make reservations, it fills up fast!
Excellent meal, top notch service. Very small restaurant, well worth checking out. To date, our best meal in Charleston. Decent wine list, but no cocktails.
The fried chicken stuffed with mozzarella and poblano peppers is one of the best things we’ve eaten during our time in Charleston. Highly recommended.
Great food - great service great time!
We made a reservation for lunch at the last minute and despite the fact that they were very busy with a long wait and didn't understand how we were able to make a last minute on-line reservation they honored it and seated us in a few minutes!
This is the best place weve ever eaten. Amazing wine list. Food was incredible. Very friendly.
A very fun evening. Our server was excellent Talia?? We ate at 5 of the top dining places in Charleston. Cru was my favorite The food is divine
We ordered the watermelon gazpacho (excellent), fried green tomatoes (AMAZING), truffle fries with a fantastic aioli (delicious), shrimp sandwich (good), portobello mushroom wrap (good), and bread pudding (EXCELLENT). It came out to about $80 including 20% tip in the end. Definitely make reservations as the restaurant is very small and it's very popular. I definitely recommend swinging by!
Went with my sisters and mother for mom's 80th bday. It was casual and we ate outside on the porch. All of our salads were excellent and creative. There was initial confusion with our reservations, but in the end they accommodated us.
Had lunch. Great food great Resturant
Truffle fries are amazing at Cru! A must! The Chinese chicken salad was delicious although there wasn’t much chicken. Also, the lunch garlic chicken club is great!
Our favorite meal in all of Charleston, we could not stop talking about all of the amazing appetizers and main meal we had here, simply outstanding!!!!!
Always a have a tasty lunch but today it was a little noisy in the dining room for casual conversation.
My husband and I went for lunch...we both had a fantastic meal! I had the green fried tomatoes and he had the salmon. For dessert we had orange sherbet cake with coconut icing..it was wonderful! I would highly recommend this restaurant. ..reservations are a must.
Absolutely delicious. Smoked salmon on sourdough toasts with arugula, cream cheese and tomato. Sort of like lox and bagels. Hubby had pasta with shrimp and the creamiest sauce. Very busy, make a reservation, even for lunch. Worth it.
CRU is my very favorite place in town. Wonderful food! Wonderful people! Love it!
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch including watermelon gazpacho, shrimp blt, fried green tomatoes. Very attentive waitstaff.