We learn new things from those that enter our quaint café everyday, and we hope you learn a little something from us; whether it’s a new wine or a favorite dish!

I had the Shrimp BLT which was simply the best sandwich I’ve ever had. The fruit that came with it was fresh and perfect. My husband had the Chinese Chicken Salad which looked and tasted great. We shared an order of the parmesan truffle fries, which were little shoestrings of potato goodness! We have already recommended Cru Cafe to others, and we will certainly dine here again when we have the chance.”– Charleston Local

 “Cru Cafe is hands down, one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston. And I realize that’s a bold statement given the amount of competition. Lunch is my preferred time to go. Never a bad seat in the house. I prefer the 4 seater bar where you can watch the kitchen work their magic, but the porch is gorgeous on the right day. The owner, John and his amazing staff treat you like a local and will guarantee a memorable dining experience. Dinner is out of this world too.” – Cru Regular

 “My wife an I have lunch at the Cru 5-6 times a year . . . every time we visit Charleston. We have had a number of the regular items and several of their specials. The wine offerings are usually new, innovative labels quite good. Ask to sit at the Chef’s Counter for an even greater time. The Mac ‘n Cheese is like none other! One of the best keep secrets in Charleston. Congrats to Chef John and all the Team.” – Bill from NC

We want you to know that we take time to read and consider all reviews written about your experiences and want to thank you all for the kind words and input.  If we ever fail to meet your expectations please let us know! We are here to serve you.

And next time you visit Cru please take a second to review us on your favorite site (TripAdvisor, Facebook, Google+).


3 replies
  1. Bill
    Bill says:

    Outstanding service and the food was second to none. This is by far the best dinning experience I have had in a very long time. Keep up the great job and many many compliments to the fine chefs in the kitchen.

  2. Darlene Cook
    Darlene Cook says:

    Just want to add to all of the other comments commending this restaurant for the best meals I’ve had in Charleston by far. Ate lunch at the bar in April and it was such a treat; coming back in November just to eat at Cru’s and enjoy great meals. We loved the Soft Shell Crab Sandwiches; a must have. Can’t wait till November.

  3. nabenom
    nabenom says:

    I review restaurants on three principles: I don’t mind paying for value; I am a functional germaphobe; I don’t like buffet, sugar loaded, compressed bits or velveeta covered food.

    That Said: Throw all that out the window because it means absolutely nothing when you are dealing with the food and service at a place like Cru.

    The standards are in a class with the finest places I have eaten in Europe and America. This is the only fair way to gauge a place so completely head and shoulders above the crowd. The duck breast may have ruined me for any other anywhere else. The golden rice with shitake, haricots verts and the butter lettuce salad before that are so memorable that I am unlikely to find anything comparable fit to eat. The garlic shrimp will leave you dreamy eyed for days and even the mac and cheese is designed to make you forget your name.

    Had a very nice merlot before the meal and even though I dislike sugar and cakes, etc., I had more than just a taste of the orange sherbet cake. Perfect throughout the meal!

    The service was more than pleasant. Casual to a quirky fault that becomes a strength, the wait staff and the host were so very pleasant that I smiled by reflex whenever they came near.

    The only dischord was the coffee. I would expect a true premium bean for the coffee. A dark roast from a small batch roaster would have been absolutely over the top. The coffee was more than passable, just not at the same perfection level as the rest of the meal.

    The price could have been doubled for the meal and I had to recheck myself on my facts before writing this because a standard with price included set the bar far too low for the value and quality. That was such a nice surprise that the wait staff, I am sure benefitted (as it should be).

    My only regret: Dang it! I should have ordered two meals and ate portions of each rather than limit myself to just the one. The special sounded so good I had a ferocious time deciding.


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