My new favorite spot, Cru Cellars, has their game down.
I’ve tried about a third of both their wine lists, as well as most of the food menu, and it is all excellent. If you need help, the efficient staff will direct you to their favorites, and letÂ you taste test.
Cozy up to a dramatic red or letÂ a delightful white inspire you. Order the cured salmon, tuna tartare, and beet salad. If you’re craving some carbs, try the flatbreads.
When I heard wine bar (in a wine store), I read it as a cheap afterthought. It couldn’t be less true. The ownersÂ renovated the rooms to make them sleek but warmâ€”how I might describe a sushi place in Tokyo. The right amount of lighting, right volume level of music and conversation.
Plus, it has outdoor seating in an enclosed courtyard. No car exhaust, no windchill.
Cru feels like a secret among a group of key regulars. By now, it’s a place everyone knows me by sight.Â That’s part of its appeal.
It doesn’t hurt that the wine selection, food, and decor are all thoughtfully curated too.
If you’re interested in something different, and appreciate wine, it is a worthy choice for your evening and your money.