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1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554-3539
+1 508-228-9278
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  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (120 reviews)
“lobster roll” (108 reviews)
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1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554-3539
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we have had a few great experiences, we were let down by our recent experience. We have tried many times on several different occasions to reserve space for a large dinner party / special occasion. We have left several voicemails and emails as well...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jammer031
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Visited the Friday night of Christmas Stroll. We were placed in a corner round table. Those near the window were very cold. Seven dinners ordered and not one was good. Hush puppies were not fried through, salads were small and the dressing was odd tasting,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lo W
Reviewed December 2, 2018

This is the best seafood place that I have ever been to. Their seafood tower and lobster dishes were phenomenal. Their sparking wines / rose wines are a must for those who were into a light sip in front the ocean view. As this place...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 777shinyz
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a late lunch at Cru on our last day in Nantucket. We had a lovely table on the water where we watched the boats come in and out of the mariner. Staff were fantastic and had great knowledge about the menu. Don’t expect...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BuffyPaulie
Reviewed October 15, 2018

My wife, daughter, and I ate here twice during a long weekend visit. We had dinner and then came back for lunch on the patio, because my daughter liked the oysters so much. For the dinner, I liked my grilled salmon with a glass of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jandc8491
Reviewed October 10, 2018

CRU is one of the very best restaurants around, serving creative, fresh, appealing, delicious dishes. Their dessert menu, however, is questionable. The birthday cake that we ordered was a disappointment. It was whisked away after the first bite.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Skip_SS
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Came for dinner during restaurant week on my first trip to Nantucket and was so glad I did. You get such beautiful views of the harbor on your way into the restaurant, and then we were seated along the edge of the restaurant so I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 656rebeccau
Amy Y, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

656rebeccau, We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner at CRU! Restaurant Week is a great way to taste our menu and we are happy you participated with us. Thank you for the positive review!

Reviewed October 7, 2018

It's our second summer and 4th or 5th time having lunch, dinner or drinks at Cru. Its definitely a hot spot because it's right by all the yachts and the ferry drop off/pick up. The bar tendress was nice and welcoming when we went for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DinedThereSippedThat
Amy Y, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Rob B, I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your service when you visited CRU. We work hard every season to have the best staff and train them to be accommodating and welcoming. If you choose to visit us again next season, please contact me...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Went for lunch twice. Nice spot on the water. Great oysters - Fifth point from Nantucket was our favorite, along with a nice white wine from Greece (Santo) recommended by our server.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Steve S
Amy Y, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Steve S, We are glad you enjoyed your lunch at CRU. Thanks for the review! Hope to see you next season!

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Lovely location; monopoly on waterfront dining and their prices reflect it! $18 martinis, $18 lobster bisque, $18 fried calamari, $38 lobster roll, etc. Very good service. Very good food. Lovely location. All, at a cost!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank OG1010
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Questions & Answers
August 22, 2018|
Response from SnowBubby18 | Reviewed this property |
Donald D
August 25, 2017|
Response from J0setteJ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I cannot answer that question but if you're into fresh oysters and clams and let your server know about your issue - there will be definitely be something on menu for you.
April 8, 2017|
Response from Amy Y | Property representative |
Dear Gehlejea, I apologize for the delayed response. We will be not be open for Easter Sunday. We reopen for the summer season on May 11!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554-3539 (Formerly CRU)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-9278
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CRU is closed until Christmas Stroll. We will reopen November 29, 2019. This premier oyster bar offers casually elegant cuisine in a visually stunning waterfront setting on Nantucket harbor.
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