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About CRU Nantucket

Cru redefines the seascape of New England cuisine. This premier oyster bar offers casually elegant cuisine in a visually stunning waterfront setting on Nantucket harbor. Serving lunch, afternoon dining, dinner and weekend brunch mid-May to mid-October. Chef Erin Zircher presents a fresh interpretation of coastal cuisine staying true to the Mediterranean flavor profile and classical French training of her culinary career. The restaurant"s unparalleled waterfront location offers a venue for guests to enjoy fresh, innovative seafood and an expansive oyster selection complemented by two sleek bars that feature an extensive wine and champagne list and innovative cocktails.

One Straight Wharf
Nantucket, MA 02554
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, French

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 228-9278

Website:
http://www.crunantucket.com/

Entertainment:
Cru offers a lively evening scene with two full bars, cocktail and wine service featuring the perfect mix of hip, lounge ambiance with best of the current music.

Catering:
Bring a taste of Cru to your special event for 10 to 200. Please email us for additional information on catering for your next celebration.

Executive Chef:
Erin Zircher

Private Party Facilities:
Cru has multiple options for private dining for groups of 10 to 100. Please email us for additional information.

Private Party Contact:
Jane: (508) 228-9278

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

CRU Nantucket Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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100% would recommend it to a friend

Hot Spot (55)
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 2, 2014

This is now my favorite restaurant in Nantucket. Great food, draft beer and great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2014

Lovely location and ambience, very comfortable dining and romantic lighting. Seafood dishes were excellent! Steak was disappointing -- over seasoned and overcooked. Wait staff was attentive and accommodating.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2014

Fantastic restaurant...beautiful view and great food/service. Loved it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 22, 2013

Food was excellent and sitting outside on the dock for a drink was really nice, but way too noisy inside if sitting by the bar.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 5, 2013

We brought our three boys here and from the beautiful lobster cocktail to the divine raspberry sorbet my 7 yr old couldn't stop talking about for days, the experience was our favorite of our week stay in Nantucket. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2013

Some things were great and some wet not. That goes for appetizers as well as entrees. The lobster main course was overcooked but the swordfish as perfect. Really inconsistent delivery.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 23, 2013

All six in my party had a great meal and a wonderful time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2012

We've been here 3 times and it just keeps getting better --the food is always exceptional and the service is always more than we expect! At the top of our list!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2012

If you like a deafening roar rather than good conversation this is the place for you. A restaurant with high end prices that places you so close to the bar that you cannot converse with your guests is unacceptable. Offer a bar menu at the tables In the back room and it might be ok. Avoid these tables and specify a table at the front.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2012

My husband and I spent a few days in Nantucket mid-week and wanted to try all of the new places - Cru being one of them. Our Innkeeper told us that she had tried it the night before and that the bartenders and wait staff were not friendly - not cool, considering she could send them oodles of customers. We went anyway, and found it to be hip and fun - we were seated in the back bar and it was kind of loud and crowded. The wait staff kept bumping into my husband as they walked by, because the bar was so crowded. We decided to just roll with it and consider it part of the experience.

The food was good, not great. I think it would be better suited for drinks and apps.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2012

We ate twice here last week--both lunch and dinner were excellent. Wonderful preparation of swordfish and local fluke. Ask for a table by the open windows. Wonderful outdoor lounge overlooking the marina.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2012

Food I would have expected to be better!Had trouble deciding what to order due to a somewhat limited menu. When the food came out everything was just a little off.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2012

Limited menu. Excellent cocktails. $$$$

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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2012

We both had stomach cramps the next day and think it was the "limp" fried clams.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2012

Definitely the "in" place to be seen on Nantucket this summer. We had a reservation and were seated almost 30 minutes late. We watched people try to slip the host money to get ahead. Food was okay. Think there are better places on Nantucket. Menu wasn't as creative as we like and prices were high.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2012

Overrated. One of the worst lobster rolls I ever had. FIrst time I ever had to add salt to one. The service was slow, prices out of line with the quality. Glad we didn't eat dinner there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2012

The view of the harbor was awesome and the service was excellent! We were surprised with a complimentary appetizer when they discovered this was a birthday celebration and the food was just absolutely delicious. The salad and blue crab appetizers were delightful - made with the freshest ingredients and our entrees - both fish - were cooked to perfection. The desserts were creative and delicious - the perfect ending to an incredible dining experience! We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on July 5, 2012

Everything is so delicious at this beautiful new restaurant on Straight Wharf. We have eaten there 3 times now, and each time we have had a fabulous meal in a gorgeous setting with top notch service. If you are a foodie, this place is for you. The fish dishes are superbly prepared. Do not miss the crab cocktail with creme fraiche and horseradish sauce. And save room for the key lime dessert that is to die for.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2012

Our first time at Cru. The raw bar is fantastic. The dress is much more casual than advertised. I felt out of place with my blazer. Wear your shorts and golf shirt on a warm evening. Short but thoughtfully constructed wine list. My main course, swordfish, was good, but a bit over-engineered-I'd omit the goat cheese. There was a little confusion around dessert and coffee. They made it up to us. I think this place is always going to be a bit chaotic, but you can't beat the location, and the servers are special. We'll be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2012

Terrific atmoshpere with excellent food, good people watching. The techno music a negative for diners.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2012

Food, service, location, decor are all great, but the place is way way too loud. You can't hear the person sitting right next to you. They need to do something about the acoustics.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2012

We enjoyed the ambiance, service, and food but the wine prices we inflated far beyond the typical 50%.
We're well aware of wine prices and just couldn't bring ourselves to purchase a full bottle without feeling
we were being taken advantage of.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2012

Great fresh seafood, great bar scene and atmosphere, and an even better location with breathtaking views. I highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2012

Too much ambient noise. Seating is not conducive to conversation.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2012

Pros: The lobster bisque and fried calamari were great, and my husband liked his scallop dish. The decor and view are beautiful.
Cons: very limited selection of wines by the glass and only four specialty cocktails to choose from. I got a cucumber martini....it was just so-so. For a restaurant named cru, I would expect more variety.
I had the halibut appetizer as my main course...made with green olives, which overpowered the taste of the fish.... Very disappointing.
The menu seemed very limited.
Dinner for two with two appetizers, one glass of wine and one martini was $140.00
With so many great restaurants to choose from in Nantucket, I probably wouldn't go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2012

Best new addition to Nantucket. Food is outstanding, and the setting is gorgeous. Very friendly, competent staff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2012

wildly inconsistent

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 26, 2012

A terrible disappointment when one remembers the previous Rope Walk. Pricing is ridiculous ($5.00 per shrimp; $3-4 per oyster)! Lovely but third rate waitstaff. The only improvement from Rope Walk is the seating. The good news is that it is likely to be under new management by next season.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2012

Fresh and delicious shellfish, great salad with local ingredients. Worth the price!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 22, 2012

Great food in a spectacular setting. My new favorite on Nantucket!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2012

Cru is terrific; a much appreciated addition to the Nantucket dining scene! The food is fabulous and the service outstanding. The staff is so gracious whether the diners be couples of a certain age, families or attractive singles enjoying the waterfront ambiance and great bar. We can't wait to return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2012

A restaurant on the water often has the view but average fare. Cru is the exception.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2012

Delightful view with delicious food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2012

Too noisy high prices limited menu choices

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2012

We loved everything about it, except for the fact that we were initially led to the worst table for two when there were other nicer tables available....kiss of death! In all fairness, we asked to be moved and we were seated at a quieter table away from the very noisy bar. Why do restaurants do this? It starts the evening off on the wrong foot.

Luckily, the servers were friendly and capable, and the food was really wonderful. The selection of wines by the glass was quite good, and the atmosphere was beyond spectacular.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 12, 2012

We had a lovely lunch. Excellent food, knowledgeable friendly staff, a small but interesting wine list, elegant decor -- all complemented by an amazing setting. We can't wait to go back!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2012

The worst of it is the place is very loud, worse as the evening wore on. The noise ratine you require does not rate the noise at all.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2012

The quality of the food & service was exceptional. The noise level was awful not energetic. My dinner date & I could hardly speak to one another at times, it was so loud. We could hardly hear the server during parts of dinner service. Disappointing.

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