CRU - Toronto

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
CRU Restaurant and Bar is our take on modern hospitality in the financial core - combining art, food and wine to create exceptional experiences for our guests.

CRU's menu ranges from classics such as the 8oz Angus Striploin or Aged Duck Breast to new, more creative dish like the Vegan Rillettes or Tuna Tartare combined with XO Sauce. Our large selection of Steaks and fish options make CRU the perfect dinner location for hosting your clients, for a celebratory lunch/dinner or meeting.

Centrally located in Toronto’s Financial District, CRU is the perfect business lunch restaurant to host your clients and team.

Created by CRU.
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Special Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate with Truffles at CRU restaurant this New Years Eve. CRU will be running a 6course tasting menu with a choice of White ($170/pp) or Black ($130/pp) Truffles for every course. The tasting menu will consist of classic pairings and all guests will be started with a welcoming glass of sparkling

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 7:45PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM 7:45PM - 11:00PM
Thu - Sat 7:45PM - 11:00PM

What 79 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant to be when you're looking for fancy and not a lot of noise. Staff was wonderful, food was just right.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was lovely, the food delicious and well priced. We truly enjoyed our evening. Thank you

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent attentive service. Food is fresh and flavourful.

RM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff was very pleasant and knowledgable.
Crusted Bransino was superb..
2 course Prix Fixe for lunch is a nice option, well done!

MG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had the 2 courses special and portion was just right. Food very tasty and price reasonable.

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

very small quantities of moderately high-priced food. Ordered scallops - got 3 pieces...

JL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal Branzino!

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J
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Desserts were excellent! Great lunch spot for business meals.

P
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my first time back since the refurbishment and I really enjoyed myself. The food was excellent and the atmosphere perfect for catching up with an old friend.

CC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, overall. The food was outstanding, esp the pear tarte tatin. My date was blown away!

LP
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Atmosphere is beautiful, was very slow on a weekend, but we were there early before a Leafs game...service excellent. The food was a little hit and miss...Tuna with XO appetizer was outstanding, Black Cod also very good, sides interesting and good. Very disappointed in the quality and taste of the Ribeye - was cooked medium yet it was somehow dry? Not sure what was up with that steak. I'd stick to Seafood here

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter suggested we opted for the 5 course chefs menu - it did not disappoint! Fantastic food and great meal in very nice settings.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic experience. Service was great, servers were informed and helped make the dining experience pleasant. Highly suggest the Bartender's choice for a drink, they make some fun off-the-menu cocktails. The branzino is out of this world.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

The food was a tad disappointing. THE GOOD: The Brussels sprouts were amazing, as was the whipped brown butter for the sourdough bread and the crispy potato. THE DISAPPOINTING: The rabbit risotto special was lacking in flavour and had barely any meat but a lot of fat. The cauliflower cheese also lacked flavour.

P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

CRU environment was very fresh and Clean friendly service, Great food. We will definitely go back

LR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

While the atmosphere and service were excellent, the food was not up to expectations for a restaurant of this nature.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic! Service was great also. Restaurant is beautiful, great menu.

SP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Menu could use some diversity but if you like steak it's nice

BT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was good, but it was relatively pricey so par for the course, and not particularly spectacular. The cavatelli (the pasta) was oddly dense and hard to chew but the sauce was good. The shrimp tempura was also good.

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

We were told to leave the table for next reservation in 2 hours. We wish this requirement was informed before we dine in or at least remind the customer when they make the reservation. The gentleman original words -“We need the table at 7:15pm. I think two hour is enough”. We wish he could at least show a little bit genuine customer service instead of patronizing us. Totally ruin the dining mood. But the servers were friendly and food was nice.

ML
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited from NYC and the Tuna Tartare was awesome as was the Steak and their Fish Dish. If I am in Toronto again, I will be back.

R
Memphis
43 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We had high hopes for dinner at CRU and were sorely disappointed. It started with the cocktails. They took forever to get to us (there didn't seem to be the bartender) and the pours were minute. My husband and I drink vodka on the rocks and the vodka was brought to me in a separate rocks glass and the ice was in a second rocks glass. The vodka was maybe one finger high. It was pitiful.
The first courses were very good--shrimp tempura, and three Caesar salads. We ordered our entrees and my husband ordered the waygu beef at $30. per ounce. He ordered three ounces. When it came, it looked ridiculous on a little appetizer plate and when he tasted it (we know it should be fatty for flavor) it was pure fat. I tasted it and knew there was no way I would eat that. He sent it back. I ordered the duck. It tasted ok--very plain, but the accompanying black rice was so overly sweet I couldn't eat it.

All this and I haven't even started on the service. The hostess was lovely and sat us at a great table right away. There were only three other tables occupied. The first person who came to the table was very friendly, filled our water glasses and left. Then our waiter came by, told us specials and asked about drinks. He never smiled and throughout the entire evening acted as if we were ruining his night. Later during the meal my friend asked what glass of wine he thought would go with her entree and ran away from the table so fast I couldn't ask him what wine he would suggest to pair with the duck. He was awful . I would suggest that CRU management take a good look at its operation and decide if it wants to be in the restaurant business.

c
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience3

Chicken sandwich was a fatty flavourless mess

TY
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for lunch if you want private and peaceful business lunch.
Fantastic food and service

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Too loud and not good food

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service definitely want to go back

O
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and great service. Some plants would help with the ambience.

D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and service at CRU. Was there for a business meeting and it went very well.

e
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall experience was very good. The fish was a bit dry though

C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Looking forward to the next time! Food is amazing, the staff is very attentive and customer focused. The ambience is a perfect balance.

PJ
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every item was delicious and the lunch prix-fix is extremely filling at a reasonable price. Love the venue and Im happy something just as good (or even better) has replaced lbs.

The pasta here is better than Terroni which I just visited a few days before. Very well done on each dish. loved it and will return again.

OT
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Experience..highly recommend..the finest food,wines and fantastic service

J
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and chose this restaurant because it was a hot spot for romantic setting and fairly close to where we lived. We chose to sit at the bar instead because we wanted to try out their bar snacks. The food was good; enjoyed the beef tartare as a sharing item. The service was great! She was attentive and very friendly.

A
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great meal! Delicious steaks and Italian sodas. Highly recommended.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good atmosphere, delightful experience

G
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely room and excellent service. Food was outstanding. Saturday night, not busy at all, quite different than during the week. I highly recommend this for a special occasion or date night.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The hubs and I came here for a special night out in the city. With all the options for dining, it was difficult to pick just one. We were pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. Not only was the staff helpful, encouraging and kind but Edie was especially knowledgeable about the regional food and beverages served. We ordered the oysters, 16oz ribeye and the scallops. The steak and scallops were cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. The New Brunswick oysters were tender and delicious. Everything was seasoned well with subtle hints and flavors bursting with every bite.
The only confusing part was the place was surprising empty for a Friday night. We are hoping it was a fluke because it should be packed every day, with the quality food and excellent service this place provides!

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Quiet room is great for business lunch.

WP
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hidden gem in the financial district - detailed touches & excellent execution. One of the best selected & priced wine lists downtown too.