First time here for a trip,
First time here for a trip, picking this thru Groupon due to the historical building. At first we were concerned at picking this restaurant because it wasn't comparable to the finer dining establishments in the area. However, we only went for lunch and wanted a smaller, faster prepared meal. The service and food was extremely good and I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have eaten there a few
We have eaten there a few times before, mostly during a nights stay at the Lowes Hotel next door. We love the place! Great foods and wines at reasonable prices. We would recommend it to anyone including small gatherings of people. We were there on a Thursday night and the place was half full and the noise was really low enough to allow us to talk and enjoy each others company! Weekends are definitely busier but there is so much to do and see in downtown Annapolis, this place becomes one of many and so it is not overrun with people, destroying the intimate atmosphere! This was our first time using Open Table and it worked perfectly! Thanks!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
very enjoyable and will recommend
Energetic feeling with great food and friendly, timely service
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a groupon to use so
We had a groupon to use so we braved the snow and made the trek down to Annapolis. The experience was great. Our appetizers were fantastic and the wine was really good. I did feel bad for the owner and chef as they were the only ones there working. I will be going back again.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The noise level is this restaurant
The noise level is this restaurant is very high... I think because the room is so open, the noise permentrate through the entire restaurant. I think that section should be created with movable walls.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vast improvements have been
Vast improvements have been made; we'd quit coming because the food had gone to heck in a handbasket. Very rewarding evening - nice refresh of the menu - and great waitstaff.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This wine bar is AMAZING!!! The food was incredible, especially the curried scallops. I went for an early lunch and loved the atmosphere. Our server, who I am pretty sure is the owner, was especially helpful. I brought my two year old daughter with me and he kindly offered to make her a grilled cheese sandwich and brought a huge bowl of fresh fruit along side. I was worried about bringing my daughter and her being out of place, but he made all of us feel welcome and my daughter loved her grown up lunch with Mom and Grandma.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy and filling!
The alligator sausage appetizer was delicious, the scallops were melt-in-your-mouth yummy, and the salmon salad was very good. Not crazy about the chocolate and cayenne pepper dessert, but the pinot grigio was very good and the service was outstanding.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Crush Winehouse is a hit!
The food was absolutely marvelous! The dessert (blackberry bread pudding) was the best we have ever eaten. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone....the menu is simple but everything on it is a hit! Enjoy!!!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and good food
Menu with some eclectic items. We really enjoyed the alligator sausage and the roast duck. The service was awesome. Our server was very responsive and cheerful. Overall, a great dining experience.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We used a Certifikid
We used a Certifikid which gave us discounted pricing for a bottle of wine, 2 apps, 2 entrees & 2 desserts. The service was outstanding, the wine was lovely & the atmosphere was nice. The food was good.. but not great. We ordered the crab dip and mozzarella caprese. The crab dip was amazing.. I mean, really the best crab dip I've ever had. The Hawaiian steak was very tender, but not such a great taste. I ordered salmon with a lobster butter sauce. I really enjoyed it, though it was a little over cooked. Shout out to whoever makes the desserts!! We got the irish cream mousse and tiramisu. Wow. The mousse was incredible. We had a nice time, but don't think we would go back and pay full price... maybe we'd stop by for the desserts!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Crush-ing on this wine bar
One word: love. Great wines. Delicious, inspiring appetizers - my guest and I ordered 4, never making it to the entrées - the curried scallops are a MUST. Service was wonderful - Chris (one of the owners) was very attentive and made great wine, food, and dessert recommendations. The only thing I'd change is that they don't have a full bar... I know, it's a Wine Bar. Overall amazing and I will be returning with more friends.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We like this wine bar. It's vibrant, but not overrun. Wine selections and menu choices are concise and creative. Not vast or cutting edge, but appropriate for a wine bar. Easy to drop some coin if you get carried away. Nice ambience; I like the interior, and the crowd is not what you might pigeon-hole; a bit upscale, but welcoming and unpretentious.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day Brunch
Very pleasantly surprised. Great food. Even our kids liked it, and they are very picky. Cool music played in the background.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, A win
We went to town on this date. Wine flights, the crab dip app, steak for my husband and scallops for my self. Everything was good if not great with the exception of the steak. The crab dip was fantastic and we ordered some extra crackers finish off the remains of the bowl. My wine flight was perfect. My husband ordered his steak medium rare, and his first steak arrived well-done. The second steak came rare, which we accepted, but incredibly under seasoned. No where near the 'cajun ribeye' listed on the menu. My scallops baked with cheese and breadcrumbs were amazing though, and overall we had a wonderful time.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great time at Crush!
Our group of six enjoyed the(complimentary) Crush drinks and wine flights as we shared delicious small plate appetizers and salads. Our server was very accommodating. We loved every bite! It was just the type of meal we were looking for to kick off our evening in Annapolis.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wine flight option was a great way to try wines. The food was delicious. Thought the scallop casserole would be creamy and heavy, so I didn't get it, but my friend did. It wasn't at all, it was SCALLOPS and cheese that was delicious! I Raspberry bread pudding was heavenly! Server was knowledgeable, gracious...and she is the one that made the bread pudding!!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Crush Kitchen & Winehouse was awesome! The wine flights were really good - I think the owner/manager stopped by our table to talk about the wines in the flights and he was so knowledgable about the wines. The food was great! We had 4 appetizers: Brie, Crab dip, bruschetta, and a queso dip. The queso dip was ok, not particularly special, but the rest of the appetizers were really yummy. Their crab dip was especially delicious! All in all it was a great restaurant and I would definitely return again!!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a nice place, waiter was friendly food was good!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for getting together
Great for getting together with friends to enjoy some wine and some food
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious wine and appetizers!
This place has wine flights where you can try 3-4 different "tastings" of wine. They give you about half a serving of wine. All the wines we tried were delicious! We did the European flight, amazing!!! We also did the white wine flight, also very good. We also got the mini crab cakes, scallops, and brie. All delicious!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was advertised
This restaurant was advertised as tapas but it definitely was not. Portions were large and worth the money. The cheese and charcuterie selection were amazing. I would go back and just order starters and one of their big salads next time.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit, and was very nice. The waiter was very knowledgable about the wines we chose, and the wine list was diverse and extensive. Well done!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place to talk with friends,
Good place to talk with friends, check ahead as they do often have private parties . Had the salmon salad and crab dip, very well done
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress was fantastic
Our waitress was fantastic she made our whole dining experience.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice Place
We enjoyed our meals. The supposed "small plates" - salads with either salmon or steak were plentiful and delicious. The food is very well-prepared and the service was excellent.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites places to wine and cheese! Excellent food and spirits!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything I have had there has been good. Although it is a bit on the pricey side, especially the wine. The wait staff are fun and friendly.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had several delicious appetizers
We had several delicious appetizers that were wonderful but the Curried scallops were outstanding!!!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had great dinner with my wife. When we sat down the waiter, Keith, brought us over two complimentary Orange Crush cocktails, which is better than just ice water,which he also brought. We ordered the Bruschetta and Crab Dip for appetizers. They were both excellent. For entrees my wife had the Lamb-Beef Meatloaf, which she enjoyed, and I had the Blakened Ribeye which was also excellent. Keith kept a close watch on our table to anticipate our needs without being intrusive. When I needed more wine I nodded to my glass and it appeared instantly. We used a Living Social coupon. We have lived in Annapolis for 12 years and never came to this place or any of its variuos incarnations. A very good experience and we would go back.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great and wine was as well. Only issue was lack of wait staff. It was Monday so only one person to cover the entire store was workable. The one person staff was friendly and kept his cool. I will go back and recommend to others.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Wine!
We had a great time at Crush! The food was yummy, and the flights we had (White flight, and east coast red I believe) were great!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were the only ones in the
We were the only ones in the restaurant when we arrived on a Sunday evening. The waiter was difficult to understand, and didn't seem to have a lot of knowledge about either the food or wine. For our meal we opted to share a few appetizers as small plates and we each enjoyed a wine flight. The wine list provides the names of the wines in the wine flight but no other description. It would have been much better had the chef provided wine recommendations for each course.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommend the wrapped dates...amazi
Recommend the wrapped dates...amazing! Great food and great service
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We tried Crush for the first
We tried Crush for the first time, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We got the Alligator Sausage appetizer, Scallops Casserole, and the Pork Osso Buco. All of it was very tasty. I am Gluten-Free, and the staff was happy to help me find dishes that I could eat. We will be going back!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for first date
Had a first date with a woman and it was a perfect setting. Great food, quiet, pretty atmosphere. I think the date would have gone well regardless, but the restaurant certainly didn't hurt it! :-)
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM