About Cru-Fort Myers

We strive to offer a unique and exceptional experience for every guest who enters our doors. We offer a formal dining room, multiple outdoor patio's for happy hour , tapas or dinner. The cocktail bar & lounge offers a wide variety of small plates and custom created cocktails with an intricate wine list to match.

13499 S Cleveland Ave # 241
Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates, Dining Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Daniels Parkway & S Cleveland Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(239) 466-3663

Website:
http://www.eatcru.com/

Executive Chef:
Bob Boye

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For information on wine dinners, chef's tastings, and other events, please contact Bob at Bob@eatcru.com

Private Dining

Private Dining room with capacity for 24. Two 58" Video monitors with A/V Setup ready. HDMI, VGA, and Apple Product Compatible

Cru-Fort Myers Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.9

service

4.6

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (3)
Special Occasion (3)
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Hot Spot (1)
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Great for Lunch (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food, and great service! Highly recommend!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food great! Service exceptional!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Everything was wobderful

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Truly, there aren’t a lot of finer dining options in the Ft Myers area. My husband and I chose Cru to try something new. Travis, our server, was the highlight of the experience. He was professional, not overly involved and knowledgable. All that being said, the decor is reminiscent of something Disney’s would have done at the opening of Future World. Very dated, black/white/silver, some water (?) damage visible in the main dining room. Food was underwhelming. My husband started with a chicken liver pate, “Meh...” was his comment. His entree was a duck breast, about which he again was not enthused. I ordered the cauliflower Mac-n-cheese and brussel sprouts. The former was good; the latter lacked discernible flavor. As an aside, the bar scene was beyond vibrant. Might be worth considering if that’s your gig.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Cru is always great for happy hour with friends. Must try when in Ft Myers

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Appetizer - Spicy Crab Roll.
Entree - Ocean Catch
Delicious and beautifully plated. I've been here before and keep coming back because it is so good. 5 stars all around!

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 (Naples)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us by my niece who lives in Fort Myers. It was my husband's birthday and it couldn't have been more perfect. Our waiter was very attentive but not bothersome. The wine list was very appealing and the food was delicious. Highly recommend for just about any occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Disappointing. Very echo-ey. Condensation from AC vent was dripping on me. Had to move entire table over. Finished entire glass of wine before cheese tray appetizer was served. FOOD VERY DISAPPOINTING.. How could this restaurant be ranked Top 10 best. Waiter vas very polite, had that going but really nothing else. Will not Be back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Good place for friends get together, happy hour or casual dining.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Dinner was good but our server didn't know the sauce on the salmon that was on the menu. I guess I understand him not knowing the sauce on a special. But salmon on the menu? Probably should know that. It's a good experience usually will probably go back.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Food was creative with terrific flavor. Nice but small menu selection, which is fine is everything is done well.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Presentation, price, and service were all great

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 (Naples)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Overall excellent. Could not have been more pleased. Don't miss the chocolate cake for two. So rich that it s served with two glassea of milk.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Excellent meal and wonderful service .

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 (Naples)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Not much to look at externally, but once inside, we had a great time. Would definitely recommend to others and will go back, even though it is more than 50 miles from home.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Naples)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I had seen the tapas menu on line so I was surprised to get the menu and there were no tapas or reference to them. We had a wonderful waiter who explained the tapas were served in the bar area but we could get the tapas in the dining room. He gladly brought us the menu so I'm still not clear why the tapas menu wasn't served with the regular menu. Many people who come to the restaurant for the first time might not have any idea about the tapas menu and they would be missing a great experience. There were two of us and we each made two choices and enjoyed everything we ordered.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We were greeted promptly but when seated? No one came to our table until I asked for a server. Once our server came? He was friendly and professional and knew the wine and menu well. The food? Was by far the best part of the experience. It was wonderful. Portions were a bit small but I expected that based on tapas concept. The atmosphere? Needs to be tidied up a bit. Sloppy service areas, and it didn't seem that clean. Almost like eating in a night club. Also the layout of the restaurant is too closed off. Everywhere you look? There is the back of something: the bar, a wall, a service area. Could use a refresh on the decor to lighten and open it up. But the food will have me coming back....it saved it. Bravo to the chefs!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The food was excellent. We had the hog fish and it was out of this world.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Love the escargot appetizers, otherwise the entre menu is limited.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Cru is one of my favorites in South Fort Myers. My only complaint would be the small amount of food for the money. Cru is definitely not inexpensive. Our ladies' dinner was portioned sized for us but had we taken our husbands, they would have left hungry.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Always enjoy our meals at CRU. Chefs Table enjoyable!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great Meal as usual. Service is very attentive and friendly. One of my favorite spots in Fort Myers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Naples)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Have been coming here for years. Meals this time were good but not exceptional. Service was ok. Scallops appetizer with Brussels sprouts was the best thing we ate. husband's salmon was very small

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We heard this had a great tapas bar and decided to try that before going to the main restaurant. We never made it into the main restaurant. The offerings were great. The Tuna Tartare with Szechuan Slaw & Wasabi Aioli was very tasty. (They are not stingy on the tuna tartare.) We then tried Baked Brie w/ Braised Brussel Sprouts which was well prepared. A big surprise was the Dynamite Scallops. We finished up with a Pork and Tomato ‘Slaw Taco.
I had a nice cabernet and my wife enjoyed her pinot grigio.
Our server, Ariel, was attentive and helpful with making choices.

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Way over priced, left hungry, Salad sounded good but was small tasted awful.
Steak was good but over priced

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Excellent food! Travis, our waiter, was very attentive. The crab rolls are spectacular!

Tags: Tapas, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Amazing food! Great value. Friendly service!

A pleasant surprise as we didn't expect it from the look of the restaurant. Wines are very reasonably priced too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Cru is one of my favorites. Great meal as always. Good wine selection. Get a booth.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Duck was tough and undercooked. Waiter never inquired about food even when 3/4 was left on plate. Did ask if I wanted a box though.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 20, 2017

My husband and I came here for the first time on a date. The restaurant is decorated nicely and the waiter was very polite and attentive. It seems out of place in Belltower though. I am pregnant so I didn't browse the drinks list but it seemed very extensive. The food menu was not very large, but that makes decisions easier. There was no bread or anything to snack on while we waited for our food. We ordered the Cru Steak and the Duck Breast along with a shared side of Cauliflower Mac n Cheese. Our main meals were good although nothing special. The best thing was the Cauliflower in a cheese sauce. That was very tasty. We enjoyed our time but won't be going back anytime soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. From fine seafood to top quality beef/steak and everything in between Cru is and outstanding place. They have some of the most knowledgeable, friendly, attentive staff you will ever find. The quality of the food is second to none, with unique twists on many different dishes. The wine list has a wide selection of great choices. Overall, one of the best places to dine and drink in SWFL!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Cru consists of a fine dining room, an outdoor patio area and a bar. There is also seating at the open kitchen, so everyone can choose their own favorite environs! The food at Cru is imaginative, fresh, delicious and memorable. Whether seafood or meat, everything is excellent. The service is perfect, the pace relaxing, and pricing fair. Overall, terrific!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, People Watching, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We decided on Cru at last moment and glad we did.
Originally, we had reservations for a family dinner on New Year's Eve at another restaurant but decided to change plans due to that restaurant's distance from where we were staying (and weren't really impressed with a lunch there).
Not usually impressed by restaurants in shopping malls but must admit Cru lived up to the good reviews and exceeded expectations and was close by.
Menu was eclectic and had something for everyone including our boys (12 and 17) and my wife (leans towards vegetarian/pescatarian).
Was slightly high priced but provided availability of full menu for New Years. Only real gripe was portion size of a grilled octopus appetizer, which looked like they left off half of it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

The kitchen was backed up and it took an hour to get our appetizers, unusual for this restaurant, they usually are quite efficient. The water did apologize numerous times and a round of drinks were on the house. The food is always delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Great food and service. Pet friendly on their patio which was perfect. Really nice drink menu too. Great local spot.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Just seemed like the entire staff was mad at each other. Very uncomfortable. Nasty little hostess & not friendly server. Made for a bad lunch. Also in a mall that is fading away. Not worth the trip. Not wasting my time on telling you all about menu.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 10, 2016

I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions. Great food and great service. Expensive, but worth it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Fantastic, we have been many times and it never disappoints.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Cru has been Fort Myers best restaurant for years and has a great vibe for meeting up with friends

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2016

I was expecting more. The food wasn't seasoned very well and the reviews I had read indicated that the quality of the food was much better. I was very disappointed.

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