CRU - Toronto

4.5
103 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
CRU Restaurant and Bar is our take on modern hospitality in the financial core - combining art, food and wine to create exceptional experiences for our guests.

CRU's menu consists of a concise selection of our classics. Featuring our branzino + CRU burger and chicken schnitzel.

Centrally located in Toronto’s Financial District, CRU is the perfect business lunch restaurant to host your clients and team.

Created by CRU.
@crutoronto

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 103 people are sayingWrite a review
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JackS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were 5 people each having different meals. All great. If there is one criticism it is that the steak cooked to medium rare was a bit to rare. Not a big difference but enough to notice. I love the food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great, but waiter ignored us when we wanted the bill for 1 hr 20...

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DebV
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. He is a chef and very particular about eating out. He loved the meal and thought the fish was prepared superbly!

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vipTheresaH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shannon provided excellent service!

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MackenzieL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, phenomenal wine pairings, excellent service, super attentive staff. Very knowledgeable and welcoming. Awesome experience. Highly recommended.

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Ernest
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, fantastic service, awesome decor, intimate atmosphere

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brenda
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I spent a 1000 dollars. I had a gift cards worth 100 dollars given to me by your restaurant the last time I spent 600 dollars there. And yet I was not allowed by the waitress to use the 100 dollar credit against the 1000 bill. Not impressed.

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vipTheo
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience going to CRU for business lunches. It's the right everything for me and my guests.

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vipHrekum
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in the door, service was friendly, responsive, and yet unobtrusive. We brought wine and in a seamless motion the staff took care of how that was to be decanted and served.

The food was delightful and well presented. Certainly the peanut butter sandwich and the duck were both appropriate in size and enjoyable to the palette.

Having been to Cru for lunches only before, it proved to be an excellent evening spot, and one that is unusually (yet gladly!) quiet to allow for easier conversation.

Many thanks to the staff for a great evening!

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LaithB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been at this location when it was Lbs (Lobsters, Burgers and Salads), and was happy that the people behind Lbs kept the place and spinned off this new concept. Food was great, service was great and it was an overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The service was extremely slow which was disappointing for business lunch. The server was quite pleasant and kept us updated that the food was still being made but it took an hour from ordering to even receive our appetizers.

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service.
There was a gentlemen who helped us with our coats and servers were very attentive.
Not too noisy, great for business lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice fine dining place. I requested to put a birthday card there for my friends birthday. They made a really lovely one. All their servers are super nice and friendly. Love the ambience there, and of course the food. Tasting menu is totally worth to try! LOVE IT!

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MarleneL
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers were tasty and a good size for sharing. The tuna was quite yummy. Tempura shrimp with Kimchi dip perfectly cooked.
Mains were well presented and tasty. Staff were friendly and the service was attentive without being intrusive.

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Robert
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Way too expensive for what you get, super small portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I would appreciate more unique treatment due to our special occasion

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Umar
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waiter:
very professional
Friendly
Know how to communicate with deaf people
Drink never empty. They always fill it. you dont need to ask for refill.

Beautiful restaurant.

The meal i choose from cru was new year eve menu. Only i dont love their beef. The food is pretty expensive . The taste is not wow. Its okay. The rest beside beef is good.

Will go there again.

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AngelaD
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The table we were given was unfortunately very poorly lit. It was the only such table in the place. We asked to be reseated, but all tables were deemed reserved - even though some were still empty when we left.
Starters nice.
Pasta Main dish very boring and unpleasant - violent green from excess spinach
Desserts good

So-called chef's menu wasn't really special - you would just pick items from regular menu which wasn't extensive or exciting enough.

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PattiW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Yes, good food, convenient location and always able to get a table.

EG
vipElanaG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was helpful and friendly. There are vegetarian options available. Decor is modern and spacious but the booth seat lacked support. Food was good. Not at all busy for a Saturday night.

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Xcountrydining
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A good business spot, but bar seating is often the only available space; the staff were generally attentive; and provided good recommendations based on superb knowledge.

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vipJamesL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite lunch spot in the city!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Found the noise level difficult to have a conversation without talking. Bey loudly.

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MarkC
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Beautiful venue with good food, but the noise level for a business lunch, was a bit much.

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Slow
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant to be when you're looking for fancy and not a lot of noise. Staff was wonderful, food was just right.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was lovely, the food delicious and well priced. We truly enjoyed our evening. Thank you

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vipsallym
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent attentive service. Food is fresh and flavourful.

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RobM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was very pleasant and knowledgable.
Crusted Bransino was superb..
2 course Prix Fixe for lunch is a nice option, well done!

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MrGreenbeans
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the 2 courses special and portion was just right. Food very tasty and price reasonable.

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vipAnon
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

very small quantities of moderately high-priced food. Ordered scallops - got 3 pieces...

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vipJamesL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal Branzino!

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John
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Desserts were excellent! Great lunch spot for business meals.

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Paul
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is my first time back since the refurbishment and I really enjoyed myself. The food was excellent and the atmosphere perfect for catching up with an old friend.

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ChiaraC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, overall. The food was outstanding, esp the pear tarte tatin. My date was blown away!

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vipLisaP
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Atmosphere is beautiful, was very slow on a weekend, but we were there early before a Leafs game...service excellent. The food was a little hit and miss...Tuna with XO appetizer was outstanding, Black Cod also very good, sides interesting and good. Very disappointed in the quality and taste of the Ribeye - was cooked medium yet it was somehow dry? Not sure what was up with that steak. I'd stick to Seafood here

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter suggested we opted for the 5 course chefs menu - it did not disappoint! Fantastic food and great meal in very nice settings.

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Jack
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience. Service was great, servers were informed and helped make the dining experience pleasant. Highly suggest the Bartender's choice for a drink, they make some fun off-the-menu cocktails. The branzino is out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was a tad disappointing. THE GOOD: The Brussels sprouts were amazing, as was the whipped brown butter for the sourdough bread and the crispy potato. THE DISAPPOINTING: The rabbit risotto special was lacking in flavour and had barely any meat but a lot of fat. The cauliflower cheese also lacked flavour.

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vipProposal
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

CRU environment was very fresh and Clean friendly service, Great food. We will definitely go back

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LisaR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

While the atmosphere and service were excellent, the food was not up to expectations for a restaurant of this nature.

FAQs

CRU - Toronto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 901-0211.

CRU - Toronto is rated 4.5 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.