“There are many other restaurants I would recommend with food that is as good but with better ambiance and service.”
“My favorite was the appetizer and the dessert.”
“there are much better places to spend your money eating and enjoying excellent wine.”
“Truly outstanding wine and food”
“The food, wine selection, and service at this place are outstanding.”
“But if you are looking to impress, it's a great date place.”
“If you are looking for avg food for money, a lackluster dining room with extremely rude service.”
“He was more than willing to recommend wines within a $50 price range (which is the low end at cru).”
SCAMMED. I could not believe the review by an earlier patron who was charged $38 per glass for 2 glasses of wine. Four of us were there one night. We ordered Prosecco. Waiter said they were out, but he had a similar wine. He brought us 4 glasses. We asked jokingly if this were one of their $200 bottles. He replied that it was $38 which we assumed was per bottle. We were joined by 3 friends and waiter poured 3 more glasses without asking. We received a bill for $228 + tax.
To much money. Service slow,to long a wait for each dish.small portionsv And way to expensive.
Amazing Wine Selections. I often stop into Cru for a drink because they have a vast wine selection. The bartender always selects the most delicious wine. It's a great place for a special night out or to have a night cap. The front bar is bright and has great views of 5th avenue pedestrians. The dining room is a bit more stiff and formal. While the food is good here, its very pricey and the wine can tally up as well. But if you are looking to impress, it's a great date place.
Great Wine List! Special Occasions.. Great food for special occasions. The presentation is spectacular but the food is on the heavy side so do reserve it for special dates. Wine list is also impressive. My favorite was the appetizer and the dessert. Very creative.
very class and uppidy.
Very class and very uppidy.
They are very attentive and above all the food was awesome. I felt like Jesus Christ went down from heaven and cooked the food for us. hahaha. but seriously, if it wasn't 200+ per head, I would go back here everyday!!!
Disappointing. There are many other restaurants I would recommend with food that is as good but with better ambiance and service. The room was boring and the atmosphere was staid. The sommelier was generally unfriendly and, when we asked for a recommendation for a glass of white, brought us two $38 glasses without telling us the price in advance and without offering us the wine list. The food was good but almost too pretentious - sous vide, foam, blah blah blah - I also never need to try white asparagus or curry ice cream. Not worth the price. Go to Union Square or Gramercy for a better experience on all levels.
Should good things really come in such small doses?.
So I went to Cru encouraged by the high rating on city-search and the "best wine list" promise. The latter didin't disappoint--their selection of wines is head-spinning, and the sommelier knew pretty much each one of them from the pricey chateauneuf-de-papes to the obscure galician wines. Their by-the-glass selection, too, was impressive. The wait-staff was great, too, though yes, a bit intrusive at times.
The food, on the other hand, left so much to be desired that I literally came home and had a midnight snack before heading to bed. For one, our excellent appetizers were followed by rather mediocre entrees, with an intermission of about one hour, during which our food was "being plated." The portions were laughably small, no larger than the appetizers. That I would have lived down had it been memorable food. My lobster-broccoli pyramid was bitter. My husband poullard tasted of... well... nothing and was luke-warm.
Will definitely go back there for a pre-dinner glass of wine but not dinner.
OUTSTANDING meal and service. This place is spectacular. Every single thing about the food was perfect. Fish and meat cooked to perfection, and amazingly delicious with fresh, delicate flavors. This is paired with attentive, well-informed servers, who make you feel comfortable and like real guests. The wine that was recommended was also excellent. I can't think of a single negative comment (aside from high prices, but that's par for the course). A friend who had been there about a year ago warned me about miniscule portions, but this has clearly changed for the better. We will go back again and again.
i would go on this CRUise again.....
My wife and I had the chance to visit Cru this past saturday. After a long day shopping on 5th ave, we
were greeted by rocco at the front door at 6:30. We were promptly seated and began our adventure.
We generally enjoy stopping at the bar for a couple of pops, but ended up a at quaint table for two. The fun began. We orded the chef tasting menu- HOLY COW. Shea Gallante and the staff at CRU were the best we have ever dealt with.. the food, wine, service were second to none.. we ended up staying for 5 hours....
Shea Gallante is outstanding as are his staff. Thanks for probably the dinner experience we have ever had.
Loved it!!!. Great food and wine! Attentive, (but not overly,) staff! I would suggest the chef's menu option. You are suprised by every course. We had about seven courses, (it was har to keep track. It felt like to food just kept coming,) plus dessert and for dessert we each got something different, trying four desserts by the time we were done. We both loved and would reccomend the Gazpacho but we were split when picking a favorite dessert. I could eat a million passion fruit brulees and my date was crazy for the chocolate and pepermint "extravaganza" as he called it. The wines were paired perfectly. The only thing that could prove to be a flaw are the prices... Our bill was high! It is worth it though so save up your money and spend it all at Cru. It was a meal I will never forget!
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