First Crush Restaurant Wine Bar & Lounge
We had never been to thisWe had never been to this restaurant before and decided to try it under the Dine About Town event. The food was excellent and the portions were huge! The appetizer of rock shrimp and calamari had just the right amount of spice to it. I had the burger and ended up taking half of it home! I would definitely recommend this restaurant and we'll probably go there again especially on a theatre night.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Pre-ShowWe had dinner at First Crush prior to a show at ACT. The wine flights were a fun way to try several nice wines with our meal. The service was attentive, the pacing was a little erratic, but not enough to cause problems. The food was delicious. We had soup, a salad, three appetizers and a "large plate" and enjoyed them all. The dishes used fresh, interesting ingredients prepared with care and presented attractively. We will come back.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGood eats in a very central spotI made reservations here since several out-of-town friends wanted to meet close to Union Square. This place is super convenient to get to, and it's right around the corner from the Bart. As you might guess from the name, their menu features a great selection of wine. We tried some flights, priced between $11 - $14 so they're a pretty good deal. No complaints with the service either, as they were able to seat half of our party even though the other half was running late (none of this "you won't get seated until everyone is here" nonsense!). My only gripe is regarding their "Small Plates" selection; you get 5 pieces of lobster ravioli vs. an entire bowl of lobster mac-n-cheese. For the same $ obviously the mac-n-cheese is a much better value!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary trip to San FranciscoAlways love to eat at First Crush when we are in San Francisco.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinner spotExcellent salads and main courses, attentive and friendly staff, overall very pleasant experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went here on a ThursdayWe went here on a Thursday night for last minute dining. We didn't have any expectation going in but just to enjoy a nice glass of wine and a quick bite. And to our surprise the service was excellent, and we ordered an amazing cheese plate that paired wonderfully with a Rhone flight followed by two fantastic entree's. If you love fish, I highly recommend the Halibut as well as the chicken dish. We will definitely be returning.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood bet in convention areaFirst Crush was a great place to get away from a very crowded convention and enjoy a glass of California wine and a lovely dinner. Service was unrushed but efficent. The waiter provided a wonderful wine suggestion.
Nice place for a group, a couple or a single.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThere were four of us andThere were four of us and each ordered a different dish: seafood, meat, vegetarian. Every taste was excellent--complex, well-balanced, satisfying. The menu and wine list give many choices. We'll definitely come back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMfood and drinks were excellentfood and drinks were excellent !!!!!!!!!.......we got there before the happy hour, and enjoyed a nice quiet lunch......just off the shopping scene, it was a short stroll to the restaurant. This is truly a San Francisco treat !!!!!!!!!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMour salmon was excellent.our salmon was excellent. Waitress aimed to please.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood carefully prepared andFood carefully prepared and quite tasty. Time between courses a bit long. But staff was cheerful and smart.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect pre-theatre venue.Perfect pre-theatre venue. Wines were fairly priced, and interesting.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe chef was nice enough toThe chef was nice enough to make me a special sauce to go along with my salmon instead of my suggestion which was to just skip the sauce when I said that I did not eat the shellfish in the one that came with the dish. Very nice waiter as well.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love First Crush. EveryWe love First Crush. Every small plate we had was delicious. However, would like to see more lobster in the lobster mac and cheese. The wine selection and flights are wonderful. Service was just right. The owner stopped by each table which was a nice touch too. We will certainly go back. We are frequent diners there. We have never had a bad experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI'd Go BackCrab cakes, calamari and lobster mac n cheese were all outstanding. Steak left something to be desired, but I'm a Texan. Overall, a great little place with a good vibe, good service and solid food and drinks.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAn impressive choice of differentAn impressive choice of different flights, good pairings of wines. We will definitely be back for more.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for good wineGreat place for good wine and good food. Wines available by the glass, flight or bottle.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely space with excellentLovely space with excellent food and service. Highly recommend the portabello mushroom with quinoa. Wonderful!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious! TheThe food was delicious! The crab cakes were to die for, great oysters, and the ribeye was excellent! The service was very accommodating. The owner himself even came over to discuss the wine list and chit chat with us. The seating is a bit crowded, but nothing a little socializing with your neighboring table can't solve.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our dining experienceWe enjoyed our dining experience at First Crush very much. This was the second time eating there before going to a show. The food was great and service was fast.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMValentine's day dinnerWent here for valentine's day dinner with bf and its my first time being here. Great ambiance and food is good. will come back next time to try other food.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM