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CRU a Wine Bar

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Wine Bar, International
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2800 Kirby Drive, Suite B-130, Houston, TX
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 23:00
Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Napa, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cru River Oaks, overseen by Annette, is a true wine bar. Excellent selections, substantial pours and just enough ambience to justify why you stopped in. The selection depth is excellent and the wines are clearly hand selected. Pricing is spot on fair as well. Stop in to be with friends or to engage the staff in some wine discussion....but definitely... More 

Thank NapaWineboy
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Offers wine flights of strong quality but we each selected one glass of excellent wine instead. The mood is trendy but stable with business socials and adult birthday celebrations inside, casual friends and folks reading novels at the outside patio. The best part of the CRU experience is its incredible small plates: lamb lollipops, spicy potstickers, crab cakes and more.... More 

Thank Ssaurage
Bethesda, Maryland
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608 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Cute place with outdoor patio, with plenty of garage parking. Nice selection of wine flights if you are in the mood to sample. Also, specials on bottles of wine Sunday and Thursday night.

Thank Sheryl B
Sugar Land, Texas
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

We dined at Cru rather spontaneously and had a wonderful lunch -- great pizza and tomato basil soup. Service was prompt and professional and the ambience made it a charming experience.

Thank Dennis M
Glasgow Scotland
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Great little wine bar restaurant in a modern apartment/retail complex off kirby/westheimer. Staff are really nice and friendly, great food, just a nice place to visit whether on a date or just with friends.

Thank topcatmax
Katy, Texas
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346 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Went there for a wine tasting and every thing went fine until I asked the server to pour another glass of a wine I had tasted. She said I'd have to pay for it because only one glass was allowed. I said it was not a problem and I'd pay for it. To my surprise she said she would not... More 

Thank engped
Houston, Texas
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125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Hidden gem by Tootsie's off Kirby and Westheimer. We sat outside because it was loud inside. Professional and attentive staff. Good wine list. We enjoyed a wine from Oregon. Shared the cheese and meat platter ($15). I'll be back. Menu looked interesting.

Thank Brochstein
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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203 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

What a lovely place! Tasteful, sophisticated, classy, and authentic - this is a must do for wine buffs, romantics and even business associates. This is a gem of a place. Try the wine 'flights', which give you exposure to 3 wines at a time for comparison, and your own mini-wine tasting. It's fun - 'sassy Syrahs' for example! The sharing... More 

Thank Graham H
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

The staff at CRU are very attentive without being overbearing. The wine selection is quite extensive and they offer by the glass, by the bottle and wine flights. Happy hour provides a nice selection of snacks/appetizers for a reduced price. Our group ordered the calamari, bruschetta, pot stickers and a charcuterie board. All of the food was delicious - no... More 

Thank ebaxter01
Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

wonderful ambieanc a nd a very attentive staff as well as being knowledgeable and discrete. great selection of wines and a wonderful patio to hang out in and people watch

Thank lneff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 Kirby Drive, Suite B-130, Houston, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?