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.
CRU CAFE RULES!!!.
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!