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CRÚ Food & Wine Bar - 2nd Street (Downtown Austin), Austin, TX

CRÚ Food & Wine Bar - 2nd Street (Downtown Austin)

4.3
4.3
245 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Cru A Wine Bar 2nd Street Downtown Austin offers many wine vintages for you and your friends or family to enjoy. The establishment also offers a wealth of quality food to sate your appetite. Some of the top options on the menu at Cru A Wine Bar 2nd Street Downtown Austin include the lobster & shrimp pot stickers, golden beet salad, stone-fired pizzas, filet mignon, Scottish salmon, Alaskan halibut and lemon thyme roasted chicken. Cru A Wine Bar 2nd Street Downtown Austin serves brunch as well. Some of the items on the brunch menu at the eatery include short rib rancheros, steak & eggs and smoked salmon pizza. Dessert options include chocolate fondue and chocolate lava cake.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 472-9463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    For catering inquiries, please contact Dusti Chopelas at dusti@cruawinebar.com

  • Private party facilities

    For private event inquiries, please contact Dusti Chopelas at dusti@cruawinebar.com

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Lavaca st

  • Parking details

    Austin City Hall Parking available- 2 hour validation on the weekdays.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • Free Pizza Monday

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Wed - 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Purchase any bottle of wine, and your pizza is on us!
  • Free Pizza Monday

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Wed - 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Purchase any bottle of wine, and your pizza is on us!
  • Swirl Sunday

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM,Mon - Wed - 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    1/3 off ALL bottles of wine ALL day!

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What 245 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. GD

    GradDad

    Austin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good wine and food. Not many tables seated due to staffing t issues made for a very private experience
  2. j

    jonahbrenner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The pizza (more like flatbread) was delicious and I recommend trying the pear gargonzola! The wine float is also a great idea. Service was pretty standard, everything came quickly. Would say the prices are around $$ and depends on what you get.
  3. K

    Kimberly

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    I ordered the shrimp and risotto. It was $32, the most expensive entree. It was about a quarter of the size of every other entree that my group ordered and was not edible. The whole entree could have been 4 bites.. that's how little was served. The rice was hard and they poured lemon juice over it. There were only 4 shrimp that did not taste right. Do not order this at the restaurant. They didn't even compensate me when we complained twice. HORRIBLE!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the quaint ambience with great service! Excellent food and wine.
  6. AH

    AmyH

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Cute restaurant. We ordered a Margarita Pizza - which came with about 6 slices, 3 blobs of Mozzarella and only 3 basil leaves. There was tomato sauce but no tomatoes. Not every piece had cheese. The crust was amazing, but overall a disappointing pizza. The goat cheese beignet was delicious, but should be listed under dessert. The staff was very attentive and helped with the wine selection - which was great. I'd go back but would order a different pizza.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried the Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc flights, ended up getting a bottle of Chardonnay. Ordered the Around The World cheese plate and Mussels for appetizers then the Truffle pizza. Everything tasted great, it was quiet for a Friday night so service was prompt! It was my 2nd time there and will definitely be returning to try more items!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve traveled the world and this is one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Love the wine flights! Ordered 3 appetizers and shared an entree with my friend. Everything was impeccable. Chef hand delivers your food. Bartender had the floor as well. 5 stars hands down. Amazing
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Nice place. Tried several of the appetizers that were ok - not amazing but good. Really liked the pizza a lot. Good ambiance and service and reasonable prices relative to other places around. Probably wouldn’t go back though.
  10. RB

    RebeccaB

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff! The chef stopped by the table to say hi and talk about the menu. Wine pairings were on point!
  11. M

    Markster

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was really knowledgable, super helpful for indecisive folks, and managed to keep a room full of eaters happy. The flights are fun and the food delicious. Cru is a standby for us.
  12. l

    lrwcma

    Orlando

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food here was very average. The truffle pizza was good enough in flavor, but was very short on cheese and mushrooms (fortunately not truffle slices). The steak was brought out very well done and tiny (3 oz, vs an advertised 8 oz) sent it back and got a larger filet done correctly, but on both plates the potatoes were cold beyond the outside layer. Maybe a good place for wine, maybe appetizers, but I'd find other arrangements if you have diner in mind.
  13. F

    Foodiegirl

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    The food was okay for the price but we were here for almost 2 and a half hours due to the poor service. Not sure if they were understaffed or just slow. If you go here just stick to wine and appetizers.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service was terrible, food was okay. Charged gratuity of 20% after taxes on a party of 2. Won't be going back.
  15. SC

    SamCA

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time. The salmon entrée was delicious. We loved the entire meal and it was very nice sitting outside on the patio. Thank you.
  16. LG

    LionelG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! Nice food and wine. I recommend
  17. SF

    ShaunaF

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night 5/10/22 for a combination of business and casual conversation. Ambiance is nice inside or on the patio. Service was attentive but relaxed and unobtrusive, staggering the delivery of shared plates, then great entrees. Noise level allowed business discussion without raising voices.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing and gave great recommendations with pairings. Highly recommend for special occasions, casual conversations, and delicious pairings.
  19. RJ

    RaenaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. The chef named Jason came out to speak with me about my request for an item that was not on the menu. He was happy to make the the dish for me. All the food was amazing!! Great waiter also.
  20. P

    Paul

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Over all we were very disappointed with the restaurant. Service was very slow. Salad was very salty and the pizza crust was burnt. It was an one and done for us.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food at a good price. Portions are nice to share. For 2 of us, 3 “share and taste” was sufficient. Left some room for dessert or another pit stop. Wine was alright. We chose the cheaper option but wished we went $$$.
  22. AS

    AustinSean

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were completely ignored at the entry. Staff was in way over their heads and service was deer-in-the-headlights nonexistent. Will not return.
  23. DK

    DebK

    Caribbean

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a wonderful wine selection and took advantage of the Monday night Pizza with a bottle special! The truffle pizza was spectacular! We also each enjoyed a delicious salad as well and dining outdoors was fantastic as was our lovely waitress!
  24. J

    Jardin

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fun! Had a great girls night and the food/wine was fantastic :) our waiter was terrific as well!
  25. CK

    ChrisK

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Service needs training. It was/is a very limited menu and the staff couldn’t answer basic questions.
  26. B

    Browner56

    Austin

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cru is always a good choice when we're in the neighborhood. Great, attentive service with a fantastic wine selection and good food options.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Very poor service - Took over 20 minutes to get a mimosa and after 40 mins of waiting for food, we decided to cancel the order. I’m not sure if they were having staffing issues or what, but that wasn’t communicated. If the expectation was set that the service was going to be slow, it would’ve been much better.
  28. SV

    ShannonV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Was out of the dumplings and the creme brulee which is exactly why I picked the restaurant for our date night. Danielle was great!
  29. G

    Glutenfree

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fun brunch with family! Restaurant was out of a few items but service was excellent!!
  30. JN

    JohnN

    Central Texas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    You may need a reservation but it is worth that little extra work. Great service and food.
  31. B

    Bunndaddy

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Biggest disappointment was related to how the restaurant handled food allergies in our party. It indicated that it could modify the preparation of certain dished to accommodate a dairy allergy but did not. I think this was the same lack of attention to detail that led to our starters being served after our mains. An all around disappointment.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Was sat by overworked server (no hostess). Wasn’t greeted by our server at all. No waters. No “hellos sorry I’m busy.” Which they weren’t actually. Two servers were hiding in the kitchen while one was trying to care for her tables. The bartender had a full bar but looked like he was forced to take tables also because those two hiding in the back weren’t doing anything but coming out to run a plate or chat with a table. maybe they were management? But that would be worse because that means management saw that one server drowning and people sat at table and not greeted and then did nothing to help. We waited about 12/15 min after being sat to see if anyone would come to the table to even greet us or acknowledge we were there. Left when no one came. This is the second time we’ve come to this restaurant where the service was horrible in almost the exact same way. We wanted to give this place a second chance because we used to love going here years ago. Yeah. Won’t be coming back again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Our party of 5 came on a Saturday evening at 8:30. It was only half packed. The appetizers came out without silverware or napkins. We asked for this twice. Server only brought out 4 sets. Asked again. Finally 20 mins later we received the final set. But not the wine. Different server took our entree order which came out cold. Mushy fries, steak and meatballs completely cold. Still no wine. Tried to wave down the server a few times who was just chatting at the bar. Our wine came after we had eaten the edible food. Ordered the charcuterie board which was great to enjoy with our wine at the end of our time here. But the service was terrible this time. Won’t be returning.
  34. MC

    MartinC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Sat outside early Saturday evening. Great place to people watch. Food was pretty good. Some appetizers better than others - cheese beignets were great, calamari not so great. Service was very slow and inattentive and the restaurant was not crowded. We usually enjoy this restaurant before shows. Guess it was an off night.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun brunch experience, drinks are a great deal!
  36. BP

    BrettP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place. Stevie - just started lunch and it will no doubt be a success
  37. F

    Foodieatheart

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Sent back 2 scampi entrees and one dessert. The waitress even said she gets a lot of complaints about the shrimp scampi. The chocolate lava cake was inedible.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Ordered a pizza and a steak. Steak and sauce were so salty it made the whole dish inedible. Would not recommend this place to others.
  39. DD

    DrDiner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was excellent, server wasn’t the friendliest and seemed bothered most of our night. Wine was delicious! Interesting selection of music for a restaurant of its style…a lot of early 2000s hip hop/club music. Not the we minded, just funny having dinner at a wine bar listening to Lil’ Wayne rap “she lick me like a lollipop” lol.
  40. d

    dougw

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I enjoyed the wine flights model, generally staff very attentive and there was great wines to try and select. Will return here next time I am in Austin!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

CRÚ Food & Wine Bar - 2nd Street (Downtown Austin) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 472-9463.

CRÚ Food & Wine Bar - 2nd Street (Downtown Austin) is rated 4.3 stars by 245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for CRÚ Food & Wine Bar - 2nd Street (Downtown Austin)

238 W 2nd St, Unit 13, Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lavaca st

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Austin City Hall Parking available- 2 hour validation on the weekdays.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 472-9463

  • Catering

    For catering inquiries, please contact Dusti Chopelas at dusti@cruawinebar.com

  • Private party facilities

    For private event inquiries, please contact Dusti Chopelas at dusti@cruawinebar.com

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