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Permanently Closed - Crux Cafe

4.5
334 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Chef Stewart’s passion for cuisine was developed in his early days in South Philadelphia. He apprenticed at La Campagna in Cherry Hill where he eventually worked as a line cook, sous chef and finally Executive Chef. During his 16 years, Chef Stewart was awarded the “Wish Dish of the Year” five times, from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He also displayed his talent in many private events, including a private dinner for the renowned Chef Paul Prudhomme of New Orleans.
Chef Stewart’s philosophy embraces the principle that “cuisine should be simple, using only fresh ingredients, so you can let the freshness of the ingredients speak for themselves.” Embarking on a lifelong desire to own and operate his own restaurant, Chef Stewart has created Crux Café, a cozy BYOB set in Audubon, NJ.
The word Crux has the meaning of essence or most important part of something. In this case, it is the start of a café with great food and hospitality for all his guests.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday- Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

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Phone number
(856) 546-2789
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Cross street: Atlantic Ave
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What 334 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.5
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4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipitzarob (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on March 25, 2017

Excellent meal and attentive service. What a shame that they are closing.

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FrankG (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on March 25, 2017

Great place.Sorry to see it close. We always enjoyed every meal we ate there.

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vipSusanandMichael (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on March 24, 2017

Food and service were terrific, as always. Sorry to see Crux Cafe closing down. We've always enjoyed our experiences there, and will miss the restaurant and staff.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on March 22, 2017

The Crux is always good. I am sorry to see them close

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on March 19, 2017

I held a birthday brunch here with six friends. The wait staff was attentive and they gave us plenty of time to linger at our table. The food was delicious and the value was fantastic. We brought champagne and they kept us amply supplied with carafes of orange juice for mimosas. Only one of my friends had been there previously and they were all raving over the ambiance, their food, and the overall experience. Great day!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on March 10, 2017

The food was delicious. This is a hidden gem in Audubon. I highly recommend this restaurant. We will definitely go back. We are looking forward to trying their brunch

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VoorheesDiner1 (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on March 4, 2017

Thus was our third visit to Crux Café and we were not disappointed. The food is good, and the menu offers enough options to satisfy everyone. The lobster pizza appetizer was excellent. My husband loves the Pasta Carbonara dish. The staff is very friendly, and the service is fine. We will be back.

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vipTeeTimeMike (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on March 4, 2017

Crux dining experience was great. Food was delicious although they did run out of the swordfish entree was about to order, I wasn't too disappointed. Service from Alexis was fantastic. They do have some nice desserts also.

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vipJazz (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on February 24, 2017

The food and service were very good. Large portions, hot, well-flavored. I would suggest that they turn down the lighting and add candles to the table. It would add to the ambiance. I think it is a bit too bright and with the high ceilings it feels like it was "something else" before a restaurant and they chose not to re-invent the space. I will go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2017

Delicious food and great staff. Felt welcome and treated way beyond the normal.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday- Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

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Cross street
Atlantic Ave
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(856) 546-2789
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Parking details
Off street parking and municipal lot within walking distance
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Executive chef
Joseph Stewart
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine