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Cru Cafe

18 Pinckney St. (Anson St.) Send to Phone
843-534-2434 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A homey ambience and chef John Zucker’s cooking keep folks coming back to this classic Charleston house-turned-restaurant.
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Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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Cru Cafe Restaurant Review

: A food lover's oasis near the heart of the bustling City Market, Cru Café is the work of chef-owner John Zucker. He builds his lunch and dinner menus around an eclectic mix of low country standards and Asian inspiration. Salads such as duck confit with arugula, caramelized pecans and port wine vinaigrette may be super-sized into a complete meal. Small plates for sharing include fried green tomato with smoked pork belly and feta. Comforting dishes involving rice and pasta range from Thai seafood risotto to garlic scallops with angel hair pasta. Hearty entrées like barbecue Berkshire pork osso buco and à la carte items featuring Certified Angus beef round out the line-up. The warm, flourless chocolate torte has led the dessert list for quite a while. All bottles of wine are available by the glass, yet the bottles are well priced making them perhaps a better choice for the table, and brews highlight locally crafted labels.

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by ocergm on Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:22 pm
I really wanted to like this quaint little converted house just off the square in downtown Charleston. It was recommended to me and my wife by my soon to be daughter-in-law. We arranged to meet there on a not too busy Tuesday for lunch. My wife and I got there a few minutes early and were seated at a corner table. It was not busy. My daughter-in-law texted us saying they were running 15 minutes late. We informed our server and ordered drinks and an appetizer while we waited. The manager however decided that since our guests were running late we would have to move to another table because he needed to turn "our" table in an hour or less. So we moved our drinks to another table 8 feet away. The food was also a major disappointment. Our green fried tomatoes were totally devoid of taste. My wife's ham salad special was coated with so much mayo it was totally unappealing.
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