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Cru Kitchen and Bar - CLOSED

25 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1828
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
13 Jul 2014
20 Oct 2013
“Good brunch choice in the Gold Coast”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
25 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1828
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Cru has closed this year, owner packed up and moved on. Sorry to see it go! It was a neighborhood gem for a good meal.

Thank Ginger D
Reviewed 20 October 2013

I'm usually more of a diner kind of guy, but my wife and I were having a nice easy weekend in Chicago and stayed across the street from Cru and thought we'd try it for breakfast. We were both happy with our choices (my wife...More

Thank Traveling-Illini4
Reviewed 15 October 2013

I felt like eating a hamburger and fries that day, so we walked around to find a place with that plus more on the menu. We turned on to Delaware street and saw Cru. Once we read the menu we decided to give it a...More

Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Our food was fine, but we felt like we should have gotten something more than competent for the money we spent. Shockingly, for a place called Cru, its wine and sparkling wine selection was disappointingly thin.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

My friend and I visited Chicago for the weekend and spent Saturday shopping. We wanted to take a break and have a glass of wine, and someone recommended this restaurant. It was in it great location and we were able to sit at one of...More

1  Thank GJB2010
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I really like the menu here at Cru. Both Jamie and I decided to have the Wagyu burger and fries before heading out to the lake to go boating with friends (I know - smart choice, right??). The staff were all very friendly. Our burger...More

Thank Ruben R
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

The outdoor tables on the tree lined street is very relaxing. The horse carriages and upscale cars pass by to keep things interesting. The guacamole was fantastic, as was the barbecue chicken flat bread. The beer selection is a bit limited, but adequate. I Wiil...More

Thank joeinnaperville
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Sat outside on their street tables and enjoyed being there. The menu advice was decent, but I just thought that the standard of the food could have been better. Had the fish tacos which they raved about, but they were just ok. Shame, it could...More

Thank david h
Reviewed 9 August 2013

I was in Chicago on business and this place came recommended by the front desk at my hotel when I asked for a nearby wine bar. My coworkers and I (5 of us total) were grabbing a drink after the day-long meetings. Although I'm a...More

Thank kkoz
Reviewed 3 July 2013

I wandered in here by chance with 3 fellow associates after a long day at a convention nearby. We just wanted something to eat without much hassle. That attitude soon left us. The wait staff all act like the cool friend you wish you had...More

Thank Anna W
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1828
  • Public Transportation: Red Line Chicago Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
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Cru Kitchen and Bar is the neighborhood "go to" place in the Gold Coast. Situated a short step from Michigan Avenue and major hotels, it offers spiced up comfort food in a casual atmosphere. Cru serves lunch and dinner 7 days a week and brunch on weekends. At the u-shaped bar, which is the hottest spot for people watching, enjoy a wide selection of wines by the glass, flights, over 100 bottles and superb cocktails and spirits as well as an all day menu. In winter, enjoy hearty, seasonal favorites in a fireplace setting, while summertime offers the best people watching in Chicago on the huge sidewalk cafe.
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