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Crush Wine Bar
Crush Wine Bar

Crush Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.crushwinebar.com
  • Email: m.moffatt@crushwinebar.com
  • Phone: (416) 977-1234
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Tuesday 11:30AM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday- Friday: 1130AM- 11:00PM
    Saturday-530PM- 11PM, Bar open until Midnight
    Sunday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: Trista Sheen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King, West of Spadina
  • Public Transit: Public Transit: Via the TTC. Take the westbound streetcar form St. Andrew subway station (King Street) to Spadina Ave., or from the Spadina Subway Station, take the Spadina streetcar southbound to King Street. Crush is located just west of Spadina on the south side of King Street West.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public parking lots are located at Brant and Adelaide St., and behind the restaurant on Wellington Ave.
A word from Crush Wine Bar
Located in the King Street West Entertainment District in a turn of the century warehouse space, Crush offers an extensive wine by the glass program complimented by French inspired continental cuisine. The lively atmosphere lends itself to the casual and corporate clientele alike. Join us for a glass of wine at the Wine Bar or for lunch or dinner in our spacious dining room or patio area.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We really enjoyed the wine sliders (rather than choosing one drink you are able to try 3 varieties in smaller doses.) The atmosphere and service was great and we enjoyed a really romantic and tasty meal. I was hoping to see more pasta options on the menu (their lunch menu has a variety of pastas while their dinner menu revolves primarily around meat options). The downside was only the cost. We regularly dine out at high quality restaurants and found this one to be quite expensive for what you get. For 2-people, we are used to paying over $100.00 for a dinner with drinks but found this restaurant to be closer to the $200.00 mark."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Very slow service---the entire restaurant only has one waitress and a guy in a suit, I'm guessing he is the manager Food is tasty---but be prepared for next to no service"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "There are several things I love about Crush. The decor is inviting. The wine selection is great. The staff is well versed in wine pairing. The food is Canadian. My guests are impressed. Food is very good. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Adrian the host was great! Jessa our server excellent . We had an awesome time ! I highly recommend crush !"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were there early and maybe didn't need the reservation, but the service was amazing, and the incredible food came out so quickly that we have no regrets. Love that the menu items are paired with wine for ease of ordering and also of course that the wine that comes ends up being so delicious and bang on. We split a bunch of appetizers and everything was incredible - the highlight for me was the short rib ravioli. This was our second time here in a month, and we will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I was at Crush for valentines day diner, this was a very good restaurant. In terms scale its nicely placed between over priced posh and run of the mill trying too hard types. range of food for all palettes, good service and ambiance. Touch on the pricey side therefore not a every weekend place (at least for me) but perfect special occasion dinner. No question will go there again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant as it was recommended as one of Torontos top 5 valentines day destinations. Our reservation was at 8:45 but we arrived 15min late - no problem. We ordered a few drinks which took about 30min to come as we were told "the bar tender just got bogged down and out drinks were pushed to the back." Okay great. We then proceeded to order a dozen oysters only to find out they were OUT of oysters. On valentines day... Really? One of the busiest nights of the year and they were out of oysters!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Crush is always a good spot for a nice dinner. The atmosphere was great - not too loud and not too subdued. The menu will make you go hmmm in a good way. we were 4 and we ordered the beet salad and the mozzarella salad. dressing was delicate and complemented the ingredients. the striploin, ribeye and scalops were awesome judging by the orgasmic oohs and aahs. desert was a success. And the best thing was the waitress. I hate myself for forgetting her name. she was awesome! +1 Crush"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Another fantastic time. Professionally prompt, polite and attentive serving staff. The host is a welcome treat. Food is appealing to the eyes and taste-buds. Flights of wine are a steal and those by the glass reasonable. Notable dishes were the Bone Marrow (app) and Scallop with Quinoa (main). Time and money definitely well spent."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Came for winterlicious. Waited 10 min before a server came. Had to ask manager to open wine. By time water hit our table it was like 25 min. Really? Not a good first impression to the guest I brought."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "this was second experience at Crush, and just fantatsic. We love the food (the scallops are so far our favourite), and whole experience was great. our waitress we had the same one twice now, she is wonderful, and made our experience even better. we will go back."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "A great restaurant for a romantic or elegant night out with a special friend or date. The wine list is extensive and you can by tasting fleets which are a great way to sample different wines. The winterlicious offering was hit and miss thoughts general a good and satisfying meal."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I went as a group of 7 and ordered from the Winterlicious menu. The food was great! Everything was cooked beautifully. Our server was wonderful - even with us asking a bunch of questions. The food took a while to show up between courses. It was dimmer than I preferred."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I went for winterlicious, it was the perfect place for us to catch up, gossip and eat!"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "First Impressions - when you arrive at the restaurant the entry is a landing. There is no clear signage to indicate whether to go up (restaurant) or down (private dining space). The hostess was warm and welcoming. Service: after being seated I was ignored for between 5 and 10 minutes in spite of there being only two other tables and ample staff. A friendly waitress finally came over and apologized. Another waiter was officially assigned to my table but was too "busy" to come over. The substitute waitress became my server at some point. Food: Okay I know it is Winterlicious but the servings were pitifully small. Edible not wow. Odd combinations and very small portions."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "It was my second visit to Crush, my first being in 2005, and it hasn't changed much if at all. We went for Winterlicious, and the service was excellent. The portions could have been a wee bit bigger, but overall we enjoyed ourselves. We we not on a Tuesday night and it was very quiet...only about four tables we filled."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Went for a date night here with my husband. Food was great but took way too long to come out. We were seated at 830 and didnt get our appetizers until 915 and dinners until 10. Server was nice, but had to get up to find her on 3 occasions because she was not readily available and did not come to ask us how we were doing. Good wine, but would have appreciated more recommendations as the list is extensive. LIked how it was not too crowded and tables were spaced out a bit."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Having to work in the hospitality industry myself, specifically in food and beverage, I was very impressed with the food as well as service of this restaurant. The lady that called me to confirm my reservation was very polite and friendly, as well as the server that served us. The only thing that was a little disappointing was the host that greeted us. He was a little dry and not very friendly. Other than that, everything else was perfect."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We waited for 30min to get a bottle of wine. My favourite wine was on the menu but not available. We asked for something comparable. He couldn't find his first suggestion. We finally gave him one parameter. Cab sav around the same price point. Server forgot the side that we were going to share. We had to ask for our-we were still the only table.The comparable wine was $35 more than our ask. Last time I was at Crush was 2 years ago and it was packed at lunch. It's gone waaaay downhill. Oh, and the basement level where the bathrooms are situated reek. I mentioned it to our server. He really didn't care. I can't see Crush surviving with this approach to service, food, ambiance."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The food was so salty that the only reason we ate is because we were starving. It's unbelievable that we spent $250 for two people and the people cooking did not even taste the food before it went out to check the seasoning. Don't go - it's definitely not worth it."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This restaurant is quite pricey. The quality of food and service were not worth the cost. It's a shame because it's a nice atmosphere and good bar / bar menu. We wouldn't return unless only for the bar experience, not dining."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "All appetizers and entrees were presented beautifully and tasted excellent- unanimous for all three diners . Waitress was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. There was a slight delay in taking our initial order for wine and the floor manager noticed this and was about to intervene when our waitress came. I really appreciate an attentive floor manager that sees the big picture of the dining room and is always scoping the room to make sure customers are being taken care of and are being served in a timely manner and that dining flow is perfect. Timing is a key component of a great dining experience and this restaurant really pays attention to that."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Finally got our drinks after being seated for 45min... got our entrees an hour later. Enough said... go to Home of the Brave on king and portland... better service and better food"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Went for the wine list and was impressed by the food as well. Incredible appetizers, mains and desserts. Try the bone marrow and the crab salad, amazing!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We were a party of 7 and everyone enjoyed their food, and commented that there were several other dishes that they could have chosen. Portion size was fine (ie not huge, hooray!). The duck confit was very good, and the frites and brussels for the table also excellent. The room is cool looking, spare and all hard surfaces, but the noise level was OK for conversation and the very nice jazz in the background added to the ambience. The service was good, but not standout. I would definitely go back"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "A great spot for our anniversary before the theatre! Ribeye steak was great, done to perfection and very tasty with the cauliflower and mushrooms. Started with the beet salad and the ravioli. Excellent! Chef Trista came by to see if everything was to our liking. Nice touch!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Unfriendly. Slow. Boring. It took 20 min for waiter to come and greet us (place wasn't busy at all). To get our food took even longer."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Only had time for a quick lunch, but food was great and wine pairing terrific as ever"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Not really... Good energy tho was turned off by Strong chlorine smell on entering seating area... Waitress warned up after initial chill, food excellent For Most part. Got really busy after 8."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "first time there, food and service were great, sampled several wines, was pleasantly surprised by the bill"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The food was amazing we did have to wait almost 40 minutes to get our main course, the waiter we got was not that friendly and seem to be in a hurry to be any where but our table. also there where about 4 things that we wanted and they had run out of including the wine we originally wanted to order. Our dinner was at 8:15pm so we did not understand how you run out of so much food so early in the evening??"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We loved our evening...service was not as efficient later on in the evening, but we loved it just the same. Great cocktails, fun dinner menu and something for everyone. Fries and onion rings as a side are a must!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Family of 4 adults had dinner at Crush which is known as a wine bar -we had no wine! - because it was close to theatre. It was quiet, no loud music or raucous partiers, for a lovely dinner at 6:30 - perfect ambiance for good conversation. Service was fairly prompt and definitely attentive and polite. Our scallops, duck confit and vegetarian curry dishes were all savoury and cooked to perfection. There must be an excellent chef. We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The place was understaffed at the beginning but later in the evening more staff were available and service improved. Some of the food dishes were beyond excellent others were just good. The bison melted in your mouth and was phenomenal, while the saublefish portion was too tiny. The dessert truffles were great but the sundae was not as spectacular. The bread would have been better with some oil and balsamic to go with it."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "I love the vibe of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return prior to going to the theatre again. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.""
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "I thought it would be good but it was very good. Had a trio of Syrah/Shiraz wines that went wonderfully with the meal, bison that melted in your mouth. I will go back for sure!"
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "The food was very enjoyable and who doesn't love to order flights when you can't decide on a wine to have. Thank you for making a birthday very special."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Great first impression! Great service, yummy food!! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "There were 3 of us for dinner at 7 pm on a Friday night- We ordered the Charcuterie for 3--and it was wonderful, and although I thought it might be too much food, my husband and son polished it off. Our mains were extremely tasty, reasonable proportions, although if you had a man with a hearty appetite, just the main dish might not be sufficient. With the appetizer it was perfect. Service was quick, efficient and unobtrusive. I would definitely return to this Wine Bar--it was a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We were at crush with 10 friends. The service was great, the food was good and the presentation was great. It was quieter than I thought, but that was ok with us. The location was great for starting the night in King west"
    Dined on 10/17/2013