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7:00 PM
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Cru Cafe

4.8
3477 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Neighborhood Gem (68)
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It's the Holy City's Hidden Gem! Cru Café is Charleston's home to some of the best gourmet comfort food in the Lowcountry. Cru Café is the culinary creation of renowned Le Cordon Bleu graduate, Chef John Zucker. Opened in 2002 in response to overwhelming demand, Cru Café is a culinary destination off the beaten path in in a classic 18th century Charleston single-style home. Cru Café and its award-winning Cru Catering division are consistently ranked as top eateries by locals and tourists alike. From our famous Four Cheese Macaroni to our tasty Thai Seafood Risotto, we feature something for everyone. And if you're in the mood for lighter fare, try our Chinese Chicken Salad or Duck Confit Salad. Guests of the restaurant can enjoy daily specials, indoor and outdoor porch seating, a wine list tailored to the varied menu and rich, mouthwatering desserts. We invite to stop in and enjoy a delicious meal with us today.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Fusion / Eclectic, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 534-2434
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Zucker
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Catering
Voted Charleston's best caterer consecutively since 2001 by the Charleston City Paper, our Cru Catering branch offers full service customized catering, in-house personal chefs, corporate catering, receptions, weddings and private parties. Please contact us at 843-534-2433.
www.crucatering.com
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Cross street
East Bay St
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Parking details
Cru Cafe does NOT offer parking. The gravel lot across the street is owned and operated by Palmetto Carriage Company. There is a public parking deck located off Pinckney Street behind the Bank of America building. The address is 200 Meeting Street.
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Entertainment
Private Upstairs Dinning Room available for up to 18 people.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 3477 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kjwalts (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

As always great food and a great time

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GloryB (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

We had a late lunch there at 2:00 pm, and the place was packed. We had to wait for our table. That’s ok but it was so crowded and we felt in the way. My husband had a sandwich and I had the shrimp pasta. Both excellent.

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FrequentDiner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We had another enjoyable lunch at Cru Cafe: the Shrimp BLT and Chinese Salad were both great. Sitting on the porch outdoors was a bonus.

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Sandy (Wilmington)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was good. Unfortunately the four top next to us was apparently having a business lunch and were VERY LOUD. Ruined our meal.

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NikkiO (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Really small spot but great food and good service. Fried green tomato app and oyster salad were really good. For entree I loved the scallop entree with saffron couscous and my husband enjoyed his thai seafood stew.

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MaryG 
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Small venue in the heart of Charleston. Try the fried green tomatoes...so good! Offering fresh seafood with a creative side. Great wine list too. Casual atmosphere with nice vibe. Excellent service, make reservations.

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Bellabites (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were late for the reservation time and they held the kitchen open for us!! Mushroom soup was very balanced and best I ever had. Appetizer portion salads hit the spot as a quick. Healthy, hold over meal before a late dinner. Service was exceptional too! Thank you Josh and crew!

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dixiem 
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I have been here many times always great! My favorite in Charleston.

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DoRo (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Terrific food, wonderful service. Always a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was incredible.

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