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

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

4.4
4.4
261 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 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 261 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DD

    DiaD

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, as usual!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Preconcert Bites.. Perfect..
  3. LS

    LanceS

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great steak and appetizers. Enjoyed the flts of wine. Tiramisu disappointing but clearly not a deal breaker as the food was otherwise excellent cook and quality.
  4. RT

    RachelT

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service at CRU was wonderful. They were friendly and made great recommendations on food and wine. We will be returning for another night out!
  5. JP

    JaniceP

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazingly unique venue. Very nice for our last night in Austin. Love the wine library!
  6. v

    vman

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience. Mussel happy hour special disappointing (4 mussels?) but everything else was great
  7. A

    Austinste

    Austin

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great outdoor vibe. Service was superb. We truly enjoyed the evening
  8. PK

    PhillipK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful time dining at Cru. The waitress was wonderful. The food was wonderful. I would definitely be visiting. Thank you for making my birthday dinner wonderful.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice Resturant with ambiance and great selection of wines to choose from.
  10. ER

    ElyseR

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    As per our server, they were very short staffed. There were only 2 servers in the entire restaurant. However, I don't think it was very busy, so it probably didn't affect much
  11. l

    lizziecoco

    Austin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Overall, okay experience. Fritto misto was dry and room temperature served with a cold marinara sauce; ahi tartare was good but had an odd color (tuna was brown); pizza was okay; meatballs were the the best dish we ordered - while served room temperature, they were flavorful. We also ordered a lava cake that was simply off - the cake had both warm and cold bites and was served with a runny “whipped cream”. We were hoping to love this place given the location and extensive wine list but left being disappointed.
  12. A

    Austinlovers

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was great. I don’t know why this place is not packed all the time.
  13. YW

    YolandaW

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were attentively looked after by Ramses for a pre-concert meal. Three of us shared the charcuterie board, Wagyu meatballs and the best tuna tartare I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating. An excellent bottle of Mumms and a glass of very fine Zinfandel capped off a wonderful experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Fun and funky atmosphere.
  15. j

    jrcli

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our group of five went here for the first time for a birthday celebration, and we were very happy with our choice. The food was delicious and ample, and we liked the small number of indoor tables during Covid. Make a reservation.
  16. PD

    PattiD

    Central Texas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love going to CRU - one of my favorites! But, this is the second time that the restaurant did not have Mussels (I like as my entre'). I even asked the waiter this time if they had mussels "tonight" as we were ordering our apps and he said yes. Lord knows, supply moves fast and I guess I should have had him put the order in and on "hold". Anyway - will be back, but just disappointed.
  17. GD

    GradDad

    Austin

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

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

    jonahbrenner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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.
  19. K

    Kimberly

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    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!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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!
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. RB

    RebeccaB

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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!
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. SC

    SamCA

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 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.
  32. 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
  33. SF

    ShaunaF

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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 $$$.
  38. 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.
  39. DK

    DebK

    Caribbean

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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!
  40. J

    Jardin

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 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!

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 4.4 stars by 261 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 16 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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