Cru

218.963.8756

Reservations required.

Cru, in French, is a vineyard of exceptional quality. It derives its meaning from a wine-making term that translates as “growth.” As a restaurant, Cru draws inspiration from this word in everything we do. We give classic and comforting foods a worldly flare. We combine seasonal and fresh ingredients in creative ways to excite the palate. We pour wines and craft cocktails that are like comfortable old friends, warming to the spirit but never pretentious. Our wine bar and dining room is an intimate setting where time and place may slip away, where one might imagine they are in the cellar of a French vineyard. In everything we do, we seek the highest quality, while always growing, innovating, and evolving as a restaurant.

Sunday | Closed
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm-9:00pm

Hours subject to change without notice.

Appetizers

Curiously Large Shrimp | 25 | gf df
large tender citrus herb-poached shrimp served with bloody mary cocktail sauce

Crab Cakes | 26
mixed micro greens tossed in lemon vinaigrette, remoulade sauce, three pepper brunoise with herb oil

Cheese Board | 20 | v
olive tapenade, fresh fruit, fig jam, dark chocolate bark, raw honey comb, warm mini cheese wheel, grilled baguette, rustic crackers, grissini

Truffle Pomme Frites | 14
truffle fries, shaved black truffle, white truffle oil, chervil, grated pecorino romano

Soup Du Jour | 12
chef’s daily creation


Salads

Beet | 14 | gf v
frisée and mixed greens, roasted beets, goat cheese, pickled red onion, roasted marcona almonds, pomegranate vinaigrette

Caesar | 12 | gf
romaine lettuce leaves, parmesan frico crisps, soft poached egg, shaved grana padano, house-made lemon citrus caesar dressing
[ add white anchovies +3 ]

Roasted Apple | 13 | gf
spinach and mixed greens, pomegranate seeds, candied pecans, croustillante pancetta, feta, cinnamon-roasted red apples, apple vinaigrette


Entrées

French-cut Short Ribs | 50 | gf
bone-in short ribs, coffee and blackberry demi-glace with herb-roasted garlic pomme puree, seasonal vegetable

Winter Scallops | 49 | gf
pan-seared scallops, butternut squash and sage risotto, green herb aioli, seasonal vegetable

Confit de Canard | 46 | gf
duck confit, roasted fig, cranberry maple sauce, parsnip puree, seasonal vegetable

Ribeye | 58 | gf
marinated ribeye, sauce diane, herb-roasted duck fat fondant potatoes, seasonal vegetable

Filet Mignon | 68
8 oz beef filet with beurre au vin rouge, coffee and blackberry demi-glace reduction, truffle fries, seasonal vegetable

Sea Bass | 56 | gf
pan-roasted sea bass with lemon beurre blanc, coconut milk and ginger basmati rice,
seasonal vegetable

Pasta Carbonara | 35
crispy pancetta, crème fraiche, creamy egg base, green peas, crushed black pepper corn, shaved pecorino romano, salt cured egg yolk shavings, house made spaghetti

Pistou Pasta Chicken | 45
rigatoni pasta, creamy fresh herbed pistou, blistered tri-color cherry tomatoes, herbs de provence chicken, pecorino romano cheese, écrasé black peppercorn


For the Table

Herbs de Provence Chicken Breast | 12 | gf df

Seasonal Vegetable of the Day | 10 | v

Roasted Garlic Pomme Puree | 11 | gf v

Parsnip Puree | 11 | gf v

Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto | 12 | gf v


Desserts

Chef’s Cheesecake of the Day | 10

Rotating Gelato Flavors | 9 | v

Dark & White Chocolate Cake | 10 | gf


gf Gluten Friendly | v Vegetarian | d Dairy Free


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Winter Cocktails

Boxergrail Old Fashioned | 18
Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Bourbon, Demera Simple, Angostura Bitters, Orange Peel

Aviation | 18
Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin, Crème de Violette, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Lemon

Corpse Reviver No. 2 | 14
Yu Gin, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau, Tattersall Absinthe, Lemon

Mezcal Last Word | 14
Durrumbes Mezcal, Vikre Herbal Liqueur, Luxardo Maraschino, Lime

Bee’s Knees | 15
Song Cai Gin, Drambuie, Honey Simple, Lemon

Brass Rail | 15
Chihuatan Rum, Benedictine, Lemon, Orange Bitters, Brown Sugar Simple, Cinnamon, Egg Whites

Ward 8 | 13 Tattersall Rye, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, Lemon, Grenadine, Amarena Cherries

Avoir la Pêche | 16
Lecarre French Brandy, Crème de Pêche, Bordeaux Blanc, Tattersall Cranberry


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