We bought a $40 deal for only $20 on Creative Loafing a little while ago (if you’re ever looking for great deals on restaurants, CL Deals are the best!)
Yesterday we had already spent most of the day eating – starting off at the Madeira Beach Mid-Week Market, then having lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings. After all that, we took a long walk around the boardwalks at Weedon Island Preserve (actually where Lance and I had our first official date…)
That evening it started pouring rain and lightning like crazy – probably not the best time to head out for a date night. But we were looking forward to trying Cru Cellars out!
From the outside, all you see is the wine shop (which looked pretty quiet). But once we walked inside, we saw that around the corner was a bar with several bar-top tables for dining. It was decorated very simply, with a few industrial lamps and one accent wall with a sepia-tone photo of wine barrels. Their specials were outlined on a chalkboard-painted door mounted to the wall.
We finished the meal with the Banana Foster Cheesecake – described as vanilla cheesecake, brûléed banana, salted caramel, and meringue. While it was tasty, I probably wouldn’t get it again. The cheesecake was pretty small, surrounded by unimpressive Vanilla Wafer cookies – considering a Cheesecake Factory slice costs about $6-7 for a huge piece, this one was definitely not worth $9. It’s my fault though since Lance really wanted to order the Strawberry Shortcake Funnel Cake instead.
Cru Cellars is located at 2506 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629 and is open 12pm – 10pm Tuesday – Thursday, 12pm – 11pm Friday and Saturday, and closed Sunday – Monday.