I really wanted to give Cru a big thumbs up, but disappointingly, that didn't really transpire. Gastropod, my last fine-dining experience was just more innovative, elegant, and attentive in the service department.
Service: Waaaaay too laid back, someone was late in greeting us at the door. Servers wore their own clothes, which contributed to a bistro type feel, but they just didn't look sharp or snappy. No one offered to take my jacket.
Ambiance: The restaurant is narrow, but amply cushioned by thick bench wall-seating and lighting covers so the acoustics were of a tolerable level. The front door felt like entering an apartment complex - black steel framed door with a matching pleated door handle- largely unimpressive first impression. Also the wine glass was dusty and my water glass had a chip in it! Overall, the dining room was comfortable, albeit lacking a bit in polish.
Food: Tried their $42 Prix Fixe Menu: Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio with caperberries, truffle aioli was quite good. The beef was buttery soft and was a complmentary constrast to the sharpness of the caperberries and parmesan shavings. Very nice. The lamb loin was served a bit cold - the cold basil pistou with port reduction just didn't jive with me. The baby green beens and roasted cauliflower was nicely done. The spatzle had a weird rubbery texture - left most of it on my plate. The creme brulee was not the best I ever had, needed more vanilla bean and the caramelized topping was too thick.
A nice relaxed restaurant with adequate food and service, but nothing to write home about either.