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23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468-2711
+1 218-963-8756
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468-2711
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Cru our 1st night at Grand View, and Char the 2nd. Our reservation was for 7pm. They got us right in. It started out not very busy. There were only 2 servers though, a buser, and a bartender. The bartender was there...More

Thank cindyupnorth
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We had dinner at Cru last night, and it was pretty decent food. Wine by the bottle was very reasonable. The atmosphere there is nice -- subdued lighting, spacious, quiet. It was around $100 for 2 people with 1 drink each.

1  Thank Jane P
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Nice place with very good food. Probably one of the nicest places to eat in the Brainerd Lakes area. Worth the visit if you want to go to a upper scale place like this.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Had dinner at Cru while staying at GVL this weekend. Menu is ok with a mix of mostly meat and fish dishes with a couple of pasta options as well while the wine list is extensive. Service was very good until they brought the wrong...More

1  Thank Tom S
Reviewed 7 February 2018

The scallops were divine, and the wine flight really fun. Service was top notch and ambiance really nice and quiet.

Thank minnesotamom333
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

My husbands company used Grandview Lodge Cru for their work party. The buffet had a great assortment of meats and was a healthy meal. Loved the crusted walleye. The servers and staff were very gracious.

Thank Anna D
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Have been three times now and the steaks are perfect every time. The quality and consistency are incredible.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

If I could give more than five stars I would. The bartender Miles was super friendly and I was very impressed on our second visit when he remembered what we had to drink on our first visit. We have been there three times now and...More

Thank DebBarry2015
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The two of us had a fine dinner with excellent food and very attentive service. The cucumber cooler cocktail was well made, the crab cake was excellent, and both the smoked chicken pasta and salmon dishes were quite tasty.

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were there for a wedding 🎩. The food was far beyond excellent especially for a wedding. The staff was very friendly and efficient.

Thank Lorry E
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468-2711
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Nisswa
  • Phone Number: +1 218-963-8756
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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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