Cru-Bistro and Wine Bar - Downtown
The menu at Cru represents both new and exotic flavors as well as beautifully executed yet familiar selections for one and all to enjoy. The chef-inspired small plates menu encourages those with curious palates to explore and experience a wide variety of foods and an extensive selections of global wines by the glass, the flight, or the bottle.
Best brunch I’ve had in a long time! Truly enjoyed it!
My boyfriend and I were celebrating our one year anniversary. Food and service were very good. His filet mignon was great. We will be back!
The food was incredible! I love the downtown area and vibe of the whole place. Service was quick and friendly. Highly recommend!!
Everyone in our party enjoyed the food. Quite tasty
Great food and location. A little quieter than restaurants on Market Square
Unusually slow service this time. Food was great when we received it.
The steak frites were astonishingly good. I discovered some new-to-me Sauvignon Blancs that were otherworldly good. We sat in the courtyard, which was much less noisy than the dining room.
We didn’t have many expectations about the food at cru. We needed a spot that would take a large reservation for lunch. However, everyone in our party LOVED their meal and commented on what a pleasant surprise it was!
We had reservations at 6:30. The place was not busy. Many open tables. Our server pushed for a dinner order with our appetizer order. She said she would enter the dinner order. That didn't happen. Dinner arrived about 2 minutes after the appetizer. Dinner was great. She turned the table and turned us away from this location at the same time. Next time, we will go back to Turkey Creek.
Good stuff , great price , generous portions.
Food is absolutely delicious! The BLT scallops are amazing! This is our go to restaurant anytime we are in downtown Knoxville.
Great meal and great service!
We had an excellent experience. Our server Ashley was the best. She never let us down. We will ask for her when we go back. The drinks and food were perfect.
The food is consistently delicious,the menu always innovative and the service great! Lindsey is wonderful and like on Cheers...everyone knows your name!
I have never had a bad meal at Cru Bistro downtown. Will continue to go back!!
It was a lovely dining experience. I had the Vampire Kiss cocktail that was splendid as well as my main course of the stuffed chicken. Our waitress was Ashley and she was very attentive with our needs.
It was my first time. I would describe it as on the nicer side of casual, but as you know, you can go to the priciest restaurants in Knoxville and find people in jeans and tees. It was not crowded which was a bit odd because it was a Saturday evening at 7:45 in late spring and Market Square was packed. It is a block or so off Market Square so maybe that is far enough to reduce the clientele. I had reservations but it didn't matter. This was good for us because my date (also my wife) has a hearing issue and she can't tolerate loud places; it was very easy to hear each other. The food was better than I expected for a casual spot. I had a pasta with pesto dish with added scallops that was very good. My spouse was not very hungry and got a cheese plate from the small plates menu and it was very good as well. The drinks were good and the wait staff was very attentive and enthusiastic but not pesky. They have a pretty good wine menu but we didn't take advantage of it.I recommend checking it out, esp. if you are in the Market Square/Old City area and looking at an hour wait elsewhere.
I made a reservation for a party of 8, and later had to change it to a party of 10. The staff were very friendly and helpful with accommodating us. Our experience was excellent and we will definitely be back!
We recently completed an 8-day tour of areas of Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Cru-Bistro and Wine Bar was one of the finest establishments we ran across. We'd recommend it to anyone looking for fine beverages and small plate treats.
Pre-concert dinner with the girls.
Mother’s Day brunch was great! Love it here!
The Americana Burger was amazing! Can't wait to try other stuff on the menu.
Found them through Open Table at the last minute. All food was great, drinks were inexpensive and a great mix of fresh ingredients. Would go back the next time I am in town.
Great Old City Fare. Decor is not fancy, but food and service top notch.
A great experience and the burgers are great!
Delicious! Such a fun, innovative menu! I highly recommend this for a fun night out!
Wednesday is 5.99 burger and fries night. That's a good deal but excellent entrees are available if you aren't feeling like a meal in a bun.
This is one of our spots to go after church on Sundays for their brunch menu. Great drink specials. I always get the egg scrambled and it’s egg-cellent :)
We had a party of 8 that turned into 11. They were very accommodating and great with us moving chairs around for us and were polite and courteous. It was around 9:30pm so that was nice for them to be so helpful and allow us to sit together! Amazing food and drinks! Great service!
We have been to Cru several times and always enjoy the experience. The food is outstanding and the service is top-notch. We will return and also recommend it to others.
One of my favorite places to eat. Great value on the specials. Servers are always friendly and professional. They know what they are talking about if you ask about the menu.
We are frequent Cru-Bistro patrons. Although we like other area restaurants, Cru’s food, service, and drinks never disappoint, and that’s why it remains our favorite.
Great food at very reasonable prices. Really good house wines.
We had a wonderful waitress who was very friendly and prompt. This is the second time we’ve visited Cru Bistro and will come again. Not we’re for birthday dinners and did not disappoint.
Very tasty food.
We went for the $5.99 Bistro Burger and were not disappointed. Great atmosphere!
Been here 3 times & we love coming here. Thanks for great service & food!!
The food is amazing and this wa any second time and it was still good. I appreciate the consistency. The waitress and hostess were very nice and attentive. I’ll be back.
Food was very good - slow service and when it came drinks were not correct....food came out at different times....
Great place to enjoy a nice dinner with your significant other.