Cru Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 18 Pinckney St

    Charleston, SC 29401

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  • 843-534-2434

About Cru Cafe

Hours
Tuesday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 03:00 PM Tuesday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 11:00 PM

Food

Food
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My wife and I had lunch at Cru on Friday 3/9/07. The worst part was getting the attention of anyone to seat us, even though the place was almost empty (pre-noon time). But, after interrupting two employees who were more interested in themselves, we sat kitchen bar and had a decent meal. Me: a chowder; my wife, a hot ham and brie sandwich plate. It was fine. Lunch with one glass of wine was something just under a twenty dollar bill. Okay price. Okay food. Somewhat youngish and inept staff but that's not a big deal when you're in a tourist/beach community. It's not Manhattan. We'll go back. I don't think I'd spend a lot of dinner dollar here but lunch or a light dinner is probably okay.

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★★★☆☆

My wife and I had lunch at Cru on Friday 3/9/07. The worst part was getting the attention of anyone to seat us, even though the place was almost empty (pre-noon time). But, after interrupting two employees who were more interested in themselves, we sat kitchen bar and had a decent meal. Me: a chowder; my wife, a hot ham and brie sandwich plate. It was fine. Lunch with one glass of wine was something just under a twenty dollar bill. Okay price. Okay food. Somewhat youngish and inept staff but that's not a big deal when you're in a tourist/beach community. It's not Manhattan. We'll go back. I don't think I'd spend a lot of dinner dollar here but lunch or a light dinner is probably okay.

Pros: Off the main market scene, in an old house, okay food.

Cons: They need leadership (food and service) a driving force to take them to the next level.

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Unfortunately I only know about the quality of the food served at Cru Catering's new (only 4 months old) restaurant, Cru Cafe on Pinckney Street right up from The Andrew Pinckney Inn. It has an extremely humble appearance, but let me assure you, the food is quite another matter all together! I had the pleasure of visiting their fine new restaurant last week, only four days after dining at the famous New Orleans restaurant, Commander's Palace, and they were able to conjure up dish after dish that was superior in every way to the 5 star cuisine served at Commander's. Not an easy feat! Everything was fresh, inventive & delicious. All dishes were outstanding. The prices were very reasonable. If you are in the historic district of Charleston I and my friends highly recommend this new gem!

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★★★★★

Unfortunately I only know about the quality of the food served at Cru Catering's new (only 4 months old) restaurant, Cru Cafe on Pinckney Street right up from The Andrew Pinckney Inn. It has an extremely humble appearance, but let me assure you, the food is quite another matter all together! I had the pleasure of visiting their fine new restaurant last week, only four days after dining at the famous New Orleans restaurant, Commander's Palace, and they were able to conjure up dish after dish that was superior in every way to the 5 star cuisine served at Commander's. Not an easy feat! Everything was fresh, inventive & delicious. All dishes were outstanding. The prices were very reasonable. If you are in the historic district of Charleston I and my friends highly recommend this new gem!

Pros: delicious, fusion, gourmet food

Cons: none

Editorial from

Chef-owner John Zucker's Cru cafe is a food lover's anchor on the edge of Charleston's market area, where things can be hit or miss. The lunch menu focuses on salads and sandwiches. Among the former is a Chinese chicken salad, a refreshing…

 

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