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CRU Food & Wine Bar-The Summit at Fritz Farm, Lexington, KY

CRU Food & Wine Bar-The Summit at Fritz Farm

4.1
4.1
259 Reviews
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Food & Wine Bar. Over 300 wine selections, 40 by the glass. Chef-driven plates, shareable apps.

- Sunday Brunch served from 12:00pm to 3:00pm and 1/3 off all bottles all day Sundays!
- FREE pizza with every bottle purchase every Monday
-1/2 off all bottles of Champagne and Sparkling Wine every Thursday!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 971-9463

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Manny Bowling

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Cross Street

    Nicholasville Rd and Man O War Blvd

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Free Pizza Monday

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 3:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
    Purchase any bottle of wine, and your pizza is on us!

  • Swirl Sunday

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
    1/3 off ALL bottles of wine ALL day!

  • Champagne Thursday

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 3:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
    1/2 off all bottles of sparkling wine, including champagne!

Popular dishes

What 259 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for fine wines

  • Lexington

    Great for fine wines

  • Lexington

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Wine flights are great! Had the cheese fondue and it was so disappointing. The cheese was never melted all the way through and very clumpy. I sent it back to be heated and when it returned it was the same cheese (not a fresh ine) and it was still a clumpy mess. The waiter knew nothing about the wine featured in the flights. Empty wine glasses cluttered the table. Cru has really gone downhill and it's a shame. Would not recommend to my friends.
  2. Mip13

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was pretty good! I just wish they had more gluten friendly options for appetizers. Our server was very nice and informative but she would often disappear for long periods of time when we were looking to order more items, or in need of more water. We were also seated pretty close to the people next to us and they were pretty loud, which I know the restaurant can’t control other people’s behavior, but it would’ve been better not to be so close to them.
  3. Flyersgirl

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We went to Cru for Mother's Day brunch having seen the prix fixe menu on open table. It was 48 dollars a person and listed 4 starters, 4 entrees and 3 desserts. As a starter there was a smoked salmon toast which listed caviar as an ingredient, when we got there the menu listed pickled onions instead. As an entre halibut was listed (and what I planned to order) when we got there the halibut had been switched out to salmon, which is a much different fish. As a dessert a toasted pound cake with berries and lemon curd was listed (which I had planned to order) when we got there it was no longer available and my choice was lava cake or cheesecake, neither of which I care for. I understand running out of things but this very much felt like bait and switch. On to the actual food...it would seem the chef lacked most seasoning in the kitchen including salt and pepper. I eventually settled on the crab cakes eggs Benedict since the halibut was no longer an option and while the egg was poached perfectly the entire thing lacked seasoning and sat on a soggy, unnecessary piece of toast. The roasted asparagus and burrata salad had 4 3/4 inch pieces of asparagus a decent serving of burrata and lacked dressing as far as I could tell. The risotto with lobster had a strange grey cast and honestly looked like a bowl of oatmeal. My guess is the two desserts were shipped in frozen and pre-portioned from a factory somewhere, nothing you couldn't get a Trader Joe's. They had no iced tea, served soda in a can and lukewarm water...all this for the bargain price of $240 dollars plus tip for 5 diners. I don't know if this is because it was a prix fixe menu or this is simply how they roll but after this experience I am unlikely to give them a second try on their regular menu.
  4. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The waitress had an outstanding personality but wasn’t as attentive as she could be because she was training a new employee on a peak day. The atmosphere was good. We went on Mothers Day for a prix fixe menu. The food was above average. It annoyed me that every time a course was served they hadn’t removed the dishes from the previous course. Basic etiquette!
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Yall, They don't have SWEET TEA or soda. Wasn't expecting that in Kentucky. Dinner was ok, but nothing to go back for. Ambiance was great. Our server was amazing.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    My Frito Misto (?) was served lukewarm. The menu said calamari and shrimp. I found no shrimp. And I guess because the dish was sitting in the kitchen for quite a while, most of the coating had fallen off the calamari.
  7. JonL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    We were sat quickly and even accommodated when we changed our minds from sitting outside to inside. Our waitress was very nice, but my one complaint is that when I told her I was trying to decide between the Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza and the Short Rib, she highly recommended the pizza based on my wine choice and her preference. While I did not believe it went with my wine, that is of little concern to me as I'm not picky about pairings, and I looked forward to the pizza. When the food arrived, I had the short rib placed in front of me by someone other than our waitress. When our waitress came out, she said that "I switched you to the short rib because I figured we were on the red wine track and it'd go better." I know that she genuinely meant it from a good place, so I do not fault her, but I had expected something completely different, almost half the price, and I was not consulted about the switch. I didn't say anything, as the short rib was one of the options I was considering, but it was still a bit of an annoyance. This was only compounded by the short rib being average at best. The risotto was nicely done, but that shouldn't be the highlight of the entree. We also got the fondue for dessert, which our waitress even topped off my date's wine (but not mine) since the timing was a bit off. All in all, we came primarily for the wine, then conveniently had dinner, but for a larger than anticipated portion of the bill to be dedicated to food, I would have much rather gotten something else and another glass of wine. In summation, come for the fantastic wine, the polite service, and the wonderful ambiance. If you're hungry, choose wisely.
  8. MattK

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always. My wife and I visit CRU several times per month and really enjoy the food and of course the wine.
  9. Miguel

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Great food, service and wine. It was extremely loud and very hard to have a conversation.
  10. SueKYGirl

    Chicago

    61 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    We picked Cru last night because of their grilled cheese and lobster Mac n cheese special. After we sat down and we’re presented our menus, we told our waitress we had come for the “comfort food specials” that were advertised. We were told, “Oh, we’re not having that tonight because we couldn’t get the bread in!” Really? And you are located across the street from a Whole Foods? We asked why they didn’t update their social media then? No response! After we ordered from their regular menu (which hasn’t been updated in a year or so), the waitress came back and said “I should have told you we were out of the filet and short ribs (2 of items we ordered)! My goodness! They were not crowded and they put our party of 4 next to a very loud bachelorette party (table of 8!) I asked my party if they wanted to move and they said no. It was not a great night and we were so disappointed.
  11. Lola

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was super sweet! The manager went above & beyond when we had a bill discrepancy. The food & wine was amazing!
  12. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was slow. Food was not great - my margarita pizza barely had any toppings. It was bread and sauce- hardly any cheese and one piece of basil.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Mostly good experience. It's in the middle of a luxury outdoor shopping mall. Came in for dinner and no one there to greet us. However, once we were seated, we had great service. Drinks super expensive for what you get (up to $30 glass of wine?!?) but food was fair price. Overall, food was great but I would limit drinks or bill will get out of hand.
  14. JudyP013

    Louisville

    93 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Ordered a glass of pinot which was great and fig/gorgonzola bruschetta which was cold and tasteless when it came to table. In the paired offerings with wine the bruschetta was much better ... different bread and fig jam with balsamic drizzle??? Did the Maggy Hawk wine tasting ... awesome wine and so loved the winemaker! Paired foods were ok, a couple of them were cold and unfortunately there was a small number of people doing the wine tasting??? Jackson wine affiliated with thoroughbreds ion Kentucky??? Ordered the goat cheese beignets as we were still hungry ... to die for!!! Staff was great but VERY understaffed!! Love this place so hoping it picks back up!!
  15. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Cru is a good concept but horribly executed. The food is lackluster at best, the service was horrible and we were overcharged for the happy hour flights. It was my first time and I will not be going back!
  16. JayneK

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I need to learn to take previous reviews seriously . Such a disappointment ! We waited 10 minutes before a waitstaff to greet us at our table. Took another 10 minutes to get our drink order. The menu was a prefix for Easter fine , waiter took all three of our sections to help with their timing . 10 minutes to get our starters - OK no problem, another 35 minutes to get our entrees. Awful ! No flavor, missing items on our apps, over cooked eggs sent back got over cooked back again ! Desserts - microwaved just like my husbands potatoes and my risotto and over cooked The waiter was nice enough to remove one of the entrees.. Another HUGE issue . 1 bathroom ( 1 out of order) - unisex for patrons & staff on a busy Holiday ... Makes me wonder about the food safety in the kitchen
  17. Beaute

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our food was good, however we had 10:30 reservations and they didn’t have enough coffee cups so I had to use a glass. The small carafe was given to us which only had enough for one cup when asking for more, it came full of coffee grounds. It was obvious they were not prepared for an Easter brunch. I’d try it again, but we were disappointed.
  18. AprilW

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service with Delores! Food was very good and nice ambiance. Definitely recommend!
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very slow service Ordered the meatballs appetizer- came out cold Asked for the air conditioner to be turned down so it wasn’t blowing right in our face and they told us it already was off and it was just drafty, which was total BS Ordered the chocolate fondue for dessert and we were given the saddest little pieces of strawberry and pineapple. Really, really bad experience
  20. GaryA57

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our first time to CRU. We enjoyed it. Theo did a great job familiarizing us with the food and wine menus.
  21. BrianW

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The ambience and service were absolutely great. The appetizers were quite unique and delicious. There were 6 of us and 3 did not fully like their dishes. I had the braised ribs and would give it an 8 out of 10.
  22. Steve

    Louisville

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We came for Frog’s Leap Wine Discussion. The email announcing it said to call for reservations. We called on two different days and went to voicemail. I left a message stating our desire to attend the discussion and left phone number to get confirming callback. That did not happen. I used the website to reserve a table with a note about the Frog’s Leap Discussion. Our reservation was received, but no one knew we were there for the Discussion. We were included, but at a table far from the speaker. Which brings up the need for PA system for the speaker. Given the echoing noise in the restaurant, hearing her was often difficult. At the beginning she announced that the first wine selection, the Sauvignon Blanc, was unavailable in the state according to Total Wine and More. However, we did find it available at a local Liquor Barn. All of which asks why was the wine not secured well in advance of the event? Also, without the first wine the first course salad was also deleted. We could not understand why that was done. There was no reduction in the price of the event. The small plates that were served were good. Not exceptional, but good. Normally, I would recommend CRU to friends and family. The food and wines have always been very good. This event was a bit disappointing and could have been better with better planning.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    The restaurant had an issue with a water Pipe. There were no soda or Coffee options available. The soup was sub-par at best.
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Owner gave my requested table to someone else because I was late even though I called in twice to let them know I was running 15 minutes late. They also did not have the wine we ordered and it was on the menu.
  25. johnny

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Very limited drink menu. Just be aware that it is a wine bar so not much else is available. Food was decent.
  26. BrittanyD

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, wine and service were great!!
  27. WilliamM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We always enjoy CRU, but this visit, because it was just a couple of days after Valentines Day, was a bit frustrating. We ordered three different bottles of wine before finding something in stock. Also, two favorite dishes were not available. Server was excellent. We will return, just not immediately after a holiday.
  28. CharlieE

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, set menu, but still very tasty.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We came here for a birthday celebration and I think we just got them on a bad day. We walked in and were seated immediately but then nobody came by for another 35 minutes. Finally a nice waiter came and apologized and said the other waiter must not have realized he had another table that was seated (our table) We ordered our food along with appetizers. Unfortunately our order was put in wrong and we received the wrong appetizers. We sat there for about 20 minutes until someone came to see how we were doing and we told them about the wrong food and they replaced it pretty immediately. When our food came out, it was unfortunately cold. They were nice enough to comp our appetizers, we thought that was nice! Overall, subpar experience but would go back to give another chance!
  30. Zena

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is super nice helpful and joyful! Good food. Very helpful
  31. Debbie

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere, wine selection and service was excellent. Table for two was too cramped and food was pricey.
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday celebration. Service was fantastic and food and wine was very very good. Pricy, but worth the extra cost imo.
  33. MrsColeman

    Louisville

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get space for a friends gathering!
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. I was celebrating my birthday and got a complimentary glass of champagne, which was extremely nice. The steak was absolutely delicious. All the staff were wonderful and the all wished me a happy birthday. It was a great dinner and experience.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Our waitress had an attitude, we in enjoyed everything else .
  36. Jason

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our first time at CRU was fantastic. We ordered a wine flight and a bourbon flight. Both were great. Steak meal was also great. Staff was exceptionally great, especially the women whom answers the phones. She went above and beyond her normal responsibilities to try and fit me in before my reservation. If you’re looking for a great spot to try some new wines and eat chef created dishes, CRU will work.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    After dinner drinks and dessert for a friend’s birthday. The flights were well paired and crème brûlée was good. Would visit again.
  38. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our server was absolutely amazing, the food left much to be desired.
  39. Biggie

    New Orleans

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We booked Cru for NYE. It was a fixed menu with great choices. The waitstaff is wonderful. We pair the great meal with wine flights that just added to a wonderful experience. Cru never disappoints.
  40. downtown

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Waitress was good. Though no one picked up soup dishes before next course arrived. Some courses of food were cold and filet was too rare for medium rare. Generally a nice meal, and I know they were just coming back from being closed. Usually it is top drawer

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

CRU Food & Wine Bar-The Summit at Fritz Farm offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 971-9463.

CRU Food & Wine Bar-The Summit at Fritz Farm is rated 4.1 stars by 259 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for CRU Food & Wine Bar-The Summit at Fritz Farm

107 Summit At Fritz Farm # 120, Lexington, KY 40517

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Nicholasville Rd and Man O War Blvd

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Manny Bowling

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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