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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Casual (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
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Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Romantic (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
People Watching (2)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Naples)·Dined a day ago

Great meal , excellent food and service.

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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

We went for Valentine's Day and were rewarded with a great meal and superb service by Rick , who went out of his way to provide good service . We have always like CRU but this was over the top.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day meal. Great service and very good food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a reservation and when we checked in we asked to sit outside. It took the server about 10 minutes before he came with water or even acknowledged us. Once we had contact with him he was attentive. We sat outside in the plaza, it would be nice to have a candle on the table, and to have the onside blocked off so you don't have pedestrians walking through your dinner. The food was very good and we had a wonderful bottle of wine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We ate at CRU on a Friday night before a show in Fort Myers. It is located in the BellTower Shops, down towards Bed, Bath and Beyond, (which would've been good to know before hand for parking!) Our server, Sean, was outstanding. The Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Szechuan peanut butter and candied pecans were delicious and the Chicken Soup with Bone Broth and Roasted Chicken so richly flavorful... My husband and stepdaughter had the salmon and I had the Grilled Artisan Romaine Caesar with chunks of Bacon, Pistou and Asiago...delicious. We'll definitely go back again. The only downside to this lovely restaurant: we had an early dinner and ate on their patio, towards the inside of the BellTower mall. There were some folks strolling, which was nice, but also several apparently unattended children racing around, one older brother running and pushing a younger one in a BB&B shopping cart, and another couple having a fight as they walked down the mall. You get what you get when you table is in the public domain...and though it was a lovely, warm night I think next time we'll dine inside. The food and the service make this restaurant well worth it.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

It was one of the worst experience at a restaurant we’ve ever had. From beginning with the girl at the front which refuse to give us a decent table and stated we needed reservations which we had so it made no sense. Second the food was just absolutely horribly tasting. The salad was apparently washed so much of the extremely soggy. We will not be returning

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent meal; food and preparation was superb. Waiter James was one of the best we've had.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Celebrating 2 birthdays & our last dinner @ CRU

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Interesting chioce of small and large dishes and wines. Very good about accommodating a gluten free diet.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

This was our first time at Cru Restaurant. I had walked past your place a few times while out shopping, and noticed quite a few people there during HAPPY HOUR seeming to enjoy themselves. Looked like a happy crowd, so I knew I'd have try you out sometime. The other night was perfect. My manager was here for a meeting with my husband and I, and we decided to go out for dinner. All three of us like good food, good wine and pleasant atmosphere. We got all three and more at Cru. thank you for your wonderful hospitality!

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Funky menu. Couldn’t find something to order so all three ordered two appetizers each which were all divine.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Very unassuming at 1st glance. We had a party of 8. Eclectic palettes. Everyone had a very good experience. Travis did a great job. Drinks and food all very well done. Small menu but executed well. Worth the visit. Would visit again.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a lovely dinner at Cru. Have been there before but Saturday night was particularly good. Rick took good care of us. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Lovely dinner for 4. I love that Cru is usually quiet, but this time there was a rowdy bunch at the bar having fun. Our server was helpful without being intrusive. The salads were crispy. From seafood to steaks, everything was perfectly prepared. We’ll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our waiter was excellent and very attentive. He remembered the cocktails our friends had the week before when he was their server. The food was served hot, nice presentation and delicious.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We find Cru to be one of the gems of Fort Myers! The food is unique among local offerings and delicious. We went before the Tree Lighting with an 8 month old baby. I had asked for a high chair in the comments section of Open Table and it was all set up when we arrived! That was impressive, usually you have to stand there and wait for someone to bring it over. Cru has delivered over the years and continues to do so.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Awesome food, ambience, service, and experience! We will definitely be back soon!

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good salads! Very nice for a Saturday afternoon lunch!

Tags: Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 8, 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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