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Cru Wine Bar

West Ave needed a wine bar, and Cru has obliged. The menu offers a little bit of something for every palate, from stone-fired pizzas, cheese plates and pan-seared crab cakes. There are heartier dinner items, such as the honey-brined pork tenderloin or the filet mignon, but we prefer to keep the bites small and the glasses big at Cru. Dinner service only on Mondays and Tuesdays, but Wednesday through Sunday you can enjoy lunch and dinner options. Sundays offers not only all-day service, but brunch as well with its own happy hour that offers discounts on wine bottles.