Cru

218.963.8756

Reservations required.

Cru, in French, is a vineyard of exceptional quality. It derives its meaning from a wine-making term that translates as “growth.” As a restaurant, Cru draws inspiration from this word in everything we do. We give classic and comforting foods a worldly flare. We combine seasonal and fresh ingredients in creative ways to excite the palate. We pour wines and craft cocktails that are like comfortable old friends, warming to the spirit but never pretentious. Our wine bar and dining room is an intimate setting where time and place may slip away, where one might imagine they are in the cellar of a French vineyard. In everything we do, we seek the highest quality, while always growing, innovating, and evolving as a restaurant.

Sunday | Closed
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm-9:00pm

Hours subject to change without notice.

Appetizers

Foie Gras Pâté – 24 –
Focaccia Toast, Pear Chutney, Herb Oil, Micro Greens, Pear Puree

Local Mushrooms gf df v – 22 –
Wild Local Mushrooms, Summer Black Truffles, Chanterelle Puree, Roasted Sunchokes, Caramelized Shallots, Truffle Emulsion, Rosemary Reduction, Herb Oil

Fennel-Crusted Sea Scallops gf – 26 –
White Asparagus Puree, Charred Asparagus, Fennel Fronds, Scallop Mousse

Tuna Tartare – 22 –
Avocado, Local Corn, Shallots, Soy, Corn Emulsion, Micro Cilantro, Sesame Tuile, Poached Quail Egg

Pistachio-crusted Quail Breast – 26 –
Pistachio Crumble, Wild Game Reduction, Chive Oil, Roasted Young Garlic

Duck Fat English Potato – 18 –
Truffle Emulsion, Parmesan Dust Truffle Salt, Smoked Tomato Gelée


Salads

Organic Greens gf df v – 14 –
Feta Cheese, Marinated Heirloom Tomato, Julienne Onions, Toasted Almonds, Citrus Vinaigrette

Goat Cheese Salad gf df v – 13 –
Whipped Local Goat Cheese, Frisée Greens, Citrus Supreme, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Herb Oil

Caesar gf – 14 –
White Anchovies, Pecorino Romano Cheese, Parmesan Frico Crisp


Entrées

Pan-seared Black Cod gf – 41 –
Roasted Asparagus, Beet Dust, Saffron Potatoes, Wild Local Mushrooms, Saffron Cream, Herb Oil, Micro Garden Garnish

Chilean Sea Bass gf – 54 –
Tomato Jus, Jerusalem Couscous, Herb Oil, Garden Garnish, Tomato Chips

Grilled Mediterranean Octopus – 49 –
Caramelized Lemon Gelée, Garlic Sprouts, Onion Reduction, Ponzu Glaze, Ginger Emulsion, Ginger and Garlic Chips

Lobster Gnocchi Chef Justin Grecco Signature Dish – 52 –
Butter-Poached Lobster, Black Summer Truffles, Lobster Butter Sauce, Truffle Oil

Smoked Walleye Ravioli – 34 –
House-smoked Walleye Parmesan Foam, Butter English Peas, Pea Tendrils, Parmesan Crisp, Pink Peppercorn Dust

Bucattini Pasta v – 29 –
GVL Garden Vegetables, Stewed Tomatoes, Fresh Herbs, Parmesan di Parma

Prime Beef Filet – 63 –
Coconut Curry Prime Beef Filet, Coral Red Pepper, Crème Fraiche Potato Puree, Herb Gremolata, Grilled Vegetable of the Moment

Garam Masala-dusted Venison Tenderloin – 55 –
Juniper Berry Emulsion, Potato Puree Wild Game Jus, Chive Oil, GVL Garden Garnish, Red Wine Gastrique

Blackened Prime Ribeye – 62 –
Door County Cherries, Charred Leek, Leek Emulsion, Red Gastrique, Herb Oil, Romanesco Crumble

Wild Acres Farm Airline Chicken – 46 –
Dijon Mustard Brûlée, Pea Puree, Chicken Jus, Pea Tendrils, Romanesco, Herb Oil

Stuffed Rabbit Saddle – 51 –
Fava Bacon Ragu, Wild Game Jus, Fava Bean Emulsion, Pea Tendrils, Carrot Tuile, Garden Carrots


gf Gluten Friendly | v Vegetarian | d Dairy Free


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Updated February 2024. Menus subject to change without notice.

Summer Cocktails

Boxergrail Old Fashioned – 17 –
Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Rye, Demerara Simple, Angostura Bitters, Orange Peel

Aviation – 18 –
Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin, Crème de Violette, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Lemon

French Riviera – 14 –
Cognac, Cihuatan Rum, Apricot Preserve, Honey Simple, Lemon

Corpse Reviver No. 2 – 14 –
Yu Gin, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau, Tattersall Absinthe, Lemon

Hugo Spritz – 14 –
Prosecco, Elderflower Liqueur, Mint, Lime, Soda

Mezcal Last Word – 14 –
Durrumbes Mezcal, Vikre Herbal Liqueur, Luxardo Maraschino, Lime

Hemingway Hibiscus – 15 –
Light Rum, Maraschino Liqueur, Grapefruit, Lime, Hibiscus Simple

Bee’s Knees – 15 –
Song Cai Gin, Drambuie, Honey Simple, Lemon

Caipirinha – 13 –
Cachaça, Lime, Demerara Sugar

Spanish Harlem – 16 –
Don Julio Anejo, Fot-Li-Vermut Rojo, Cointreau, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters


Updated May 2024. Menus subject to change without notice.

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