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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.
Nantucket, MA 02554
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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