Crush Kitchen & Winehouse
114 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
Crush Kitchen & Winehouse
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.crushwinehouse.com/
- Phone: 4102169444x
- Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Wednesday: 4pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4pm - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American
- Executive Chef: Michael Morrone
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
- Catering: Call Chris Chambers at 301-775-4710 for details.
A word from Crush Kitchen & Winehouse
Located on West Street in historic downtown Annapolis, Crush Kitchen & Winehouse offers an eclectic American menu served in a unique and casual atmosphere. High ceilings, exposed brick and a spiral staircase to nowhere are remnants of the buildings’ 80 years as a fire and rescue station, adding a sense of the unexpected to every meal. Chef Mike Morrone's culinary creations combine unconventional ingredients with traditional comfort foods - alligator sausage served with green chile coleslaw and shepard's pie made with bison and red wine. Finish your meal with a house-made dessert, updated seasonally and ranging from decadent chocolate cake to a summer fruit crisp. Whether you drop in on a Tuesday night or make us part of a special occasion, every visit to Crush Kitchen and Winehouse will be warm and welcoming, but always unique.Continued
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- Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
- Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
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Crush Kitchen & Winehouse reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since May 25, 2014
- Ambiance3.5Noise LevelModerate
notable wine list (24)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (15)special occasion (13)good for groups (12)romantic (10)great for lunch (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)Show More
- No ambiance; needs cleaningELK2014Dined on 4/26/2014Wine was good; a couple of the items we wanted to order were not available at the start of dinner service, and the restaurant itself was not clean.
- Not So Good Serviceluv2wineattDined on 4/26/2014Went here on a Saturday afternoon with my gf. We were greeted/seated fairly quickly. We had a living social deal for a flight of wines, service wasn't the best. It was a quiet afternoon, not busy at all and the waitress was not very attentive at all. Got the wines, didn't really explain the wine types of anything. Overall mediocre experience and would probably only go back if have another deal, wines and flights are very expensive otherwise and again, the mediocre service was/is a deterrent for me.Special Features:
- Good pre-concert destinationCateDined on 4/25/201410 of us gathered on a Friday night for a pre Maryland Hall concert and had a lovely light meal of appetizers, wine flights and good company. Our server was fabulous and kept everything coming, managed our varying needs and got us out the door with plenty of time to make the show. Well done.Special Features:
- Great Date NightCheers2UsDined on 4/19/2014My husband and I came here with a Living Social deal for 2 flights of wine and 2 appetizers. It was a wonderful experience! The server took her time to learn our wine preferences so she could make suggestions accordingly. She was spot on! We shared the crab dip (delicious) and the alligator sausage (also delicious). We would definitely go back here.Special Features:
- Very good!RobiDined on 4/15/2014First visit! We will be back again though it's not inexpensive for our pocketbok!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- LOVE CrushnewlywedDined on 4/12/2014My husband and I had a small church ceremony before we get ready to go to OBX for our big wedding celebration in May and thought going to Annapolis for the night would be a perfect end to our (first) wedding day ;) I purchased a groupon around Christmas time for Crush Winehouse and thought this was the perfect occassion to use it. The atmosphere was awesome. The staff were very pleasant. The food was outstanding. The wine was good, would be nice to go back soon and try another category and another meal. Thanks for a wonderful experience!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Double check reservationAdamDined on 4/11/2014I have heard great things about this restaurant, but there was a problem between opentable and their records, so we missed a chance to eat here. The staff was very kind and accommodating, but they had a big party and just could not squeeze us in. It would be a good idea to call and confirm reservations until they get this sorted out!I would recommend this to a friend.
- Four words:CaraBDined on 3/23/2014"Shrimp and chorizo pasta" Absolutely out of this world. We stopped in to Crush on our way around the city (We were visiting because we bought a house in Annapolis and wanted to see some of the 'digs'), and...in the span of 3 days we'd returned two more times after that. Mainly just for that pasta, man! INCREDIBLE! The brie is unbelievable, too, as was the service. The perky hostess with curly hair was SUPER helpful, as was the blonde hostess/server who turned into our exclusive bartender / recommender / sommelier / breadrunner / cheerleader for our entire stay. So professional, so helpful-- and that goes for everyone we encountered, all three times we were there that weekend :) We will ABSOLUTELY be back! You've won two new regulars!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Anniversary MealOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/21/2014I enjoyed the time I had at Crush as I did last year about the same time. The ambiance is nice and food is great.Special Features:
- Great Find in AnnapolisDaveVIPDined on 3/21/2014You couldn't tell from the outside what a great restaurant was on the inside! Great service, outstanding menu, great food and reasonably priced for dinner. Definitely a place to return to when next in Annapolis.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- New Owners Living On Reputation?OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 3/20/2014I went to this wine bar on vacation several years old. Our good experience made me book a dinner reservation here this past weekend. Clearly, this place must have changed hands. The server, while sweet, was overwhelmed and slow. I asked about the type of cheese included in the meat and cheese plate - "cheddar. It's a cheddar. You know, like cheddar." "Yes, but where is it from," I asked, expecting as you see in most wine bars that the cheese meets the same standard as the wine and is referred to by farm. This was not the case. Still hopeful, we ordered a few small plates. These mimicked party trays you might find at a local grocery store. We left shortly thereafter and went to Red Red Wine down the street. A much better choice!
- Great findZoninVIPDined on 3/14/2014Surprises occur. Wow. The alligator sausage was off the charts good. The entire experience was great. I look forward to my next visit to this great place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious!!jberDined on 3/8/2014The food was really good. We had the crab dip which was delicious. The wine flights are a great way to sample different wines and the staff was great! Would definitely go back!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The service has been a problemOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 2/27/2014The service has been a problem in the past before as well. They never seem to have enough servers working. The food is good, but for an expensive restaurant they need to improve the service.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Restaurant WeekMyReviewDined on 2/27/2014My wife and I ate here for the first time during Annapolis restaurant week and loved it. The food was great - especially the flat bread and our main course items. We will definitely be going back!Special Features:
- Great date placeMattDined on 2/22/2014It was a little noisy, but the owner admitted being a bit overbooked due to a large party. Otherwise, absolutely superb! Try the prosciutto wrapped dates. Delicious!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Our waiter was excellent.OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 2/16/2014Our waiter was excellent. He made some great food selections for us and we enjoyed everything he chose for us.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Valuation isn't thereOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/14/2014We went for a Valentine's Day dinner, and while the overall experience was okay, the value just wasn't there for the extremely high price. Rather than a traditional menu the restaurant featured a Valentine's Day dinner at a fixed, high price. That would have been fine except that the quality of the meal wasn't really in-line with that price: food a little overdone, and nothing very remarkable to speak of at that.
- Valentine's Day TriumphSlave2wineDined on 2/14/2014I went to Crush for Valentines Day dinner and had a wonderful experience. The building is beautiful, the staff is friendly, but more importantly the food and wine were excellent.Special Features:
- Good for a Special OccasionPMG2014Dined on 2/14/2014I went for Valentines day, the menu was set, so I can't comment on the full menu. However, the food was pretty good. Some items were a little bland, others were good. I think it is hard to have a consistent great menu when it is fixed, because it seems all pre-prepared and not cooked to order. I ordered a medium rare roast beef and it was well done. However, I did not return it becuase the sesonings and spices made up for the meet being overcooked. All in all, we had a great time. I will go back to try to full menu. I would suggest his place as a nice spot for dinner and drinks.Special Features:
- Not impressed.likefoodVIPDined on 2/9/2014We came in about 7:00 on a Sunday. The single waiter seated us and eventually gave us menus. After a longish period, the waiter came to take our order. I ordered tuna and my husband ordered osso buco. The waiter said "sorry, we are out of osso buco - it was a very popular dish the previous evening". It would have been good to let us know when we got the menus. Ok, so my husband then ordered the steak. After a reasonable time, our meals arrived. My husband asked where is the potato? (there was rice on his plate). The waiter said "oh, sorry, we are out of potatoes"...... My tuna was very good, but I have to say the rice on our plates seemed redone, mushy and certainly not a good companion to steak.The waiter was not concerned at all.
- a few small repairsOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 2/9/2014Overall the food and beverage was good, and the waiter was personable We enjoyed ourselves - however: the bruschetta was ice cold, right down to the toasted bread Who prepares brochette and then refrigerates it? I don't know if it was lazy or just weird. And my seared tuna was more than seared and lacked some of the descriptors from the menu, like a ginger soy flavor.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The appetizers and meal wereDsakpaDined on 2/8/2014The appetizers and meal were very good and the entree prices are reasonable. The dessert was just ok and not worth ordering. My only complaint is the dining room gets very noisy and when the tables fill up it's very difficult to talk to others at your own table. They really should address the acoustics and see if the noise can be toned down a little. This was my second visit and I had the same issue the first time we dined and I've heard the same complaint from others.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Limited menuMissMKDined on 1/27/2014The menu was limited but what they do offer is done very well. The service we had was very good and the waitress was very pleasant . We were there on an extremely cold Monday night so there were very few diners but I would imagine that on a warm summer night it would be quite busy. Definitely worth going to.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- First VisitOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 1/18/2014Our first visit to Crush was on a Saturday evening @6:00pm. There were only a sprinkling of people dining when we arrived, but it was not long before every table was filled. Service was very nice. The four of us agreed everything was delicious. Here are some noteworthy plates: Mussels were plump, sweet and served in a wonderful broth. The alligator/pork sausage was everyones favorite surprise. Spicy, delicious served over cool slaw. Do not pass on the pork shank osso bucco. It was melting off the bone tender and full of flavor. We easily spent more than we realized as we opted for wines by the glass, (they ran out of both malbecs that nigh,t and we could not decide on a bottle to share). Too bad the flights aren't mixed white to red....Special Features:
- Worth a look, but not over the topAnnapolitanDined on 1/16/2014First visit to Crush on Thursday night. Restaurant was under staffed with only a hostess/waitress working. It took a while for her to come to the table, maybe to give time to look at the menu, but could’ve offered drinks/bread. Wine list was a disappointment, but I get you can’t put multiple varietals out by the glass. We selected a chardonnay and a cabernet by the glass, but were told they were out of both. Only other cabernet choice was to go from $10 to $14/glass selection. Waitress was indifferent saying they’re out of stock. Really? Dinner choices were good, but no specials. We enjoyed our dinners and the up-sale wine. Food gets a high rating. The Lesson here is don’t go to Crush on a week night, but I would give them another try.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good for winosCpekalaDined on 12/14/2013Food was good, not amazing. Each person in our party ordered a different flute of wines, which was a great experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Mediocre Wine and Foodjt123VIPDined on 11/30/2013For a winebar, the wine selection wasn't that great. Food was mediocre.
- A wonderful gift from a freindTrishMDined on 11/29/2013My husband and I went to Crush to celebrate the Holiday. And although they were set up for a private party they cordially served us. We thoroughly enjoyed the wine flights and were overjoyed that the portions were larger than you would se elsewhere. My appetizer of Bacon wrapped dates were dry and pasty my entree of Duck was tender albeit under seasoned. We have previously come here to enjoy a bottle if wine and their charcuterie plate which never disappoints. The ambiance is very nice and lively without being too loud.Special Features:
- Good for first datekellis5137Dined on 11/23/2013Had 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! :-)Special Features:
- We tried Crush for the firstOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/15/2013We 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food was blasé, great service,CavemanCuisineDined on 11/15/2013Food was blasé, great service, cool design--stick to drinks here.Special Features:
- Was Ok...Jess6521Dined on 10/26/2013I had high hopes for Crush, it came recommended. The food was good, my favorites were actually the appetizers, the brie and the tuna. The service was great. The ambience left something to be desired. All we heard the whole time was crashing glasses behind the bar or something...the chairs were flimsy and uncomfortable. Overall, it was just ok. I would probably opt to go somewhere else next time. Again, wasn't bad, just didn't impress.Special Features:
- Not worth a Saturday night out.navywinsVIPDined on 10/26/2013Crush has been on our list of places to try and we were expecting much more than was delivered. Ordered scallop and crab dip appetizer which were very tasty and well presented. However when the entrees arrived the ribeye steak and vegetables looked very unappealing on the plate. The steak was dried out, bland and lacked flavor. The vegetables were a mix of overcooked and undercooked veggies. The tuna entree had much nicer plate appeal even with the same veggies. The waitress suggested a bottle of wine which she opened and poured for us and then proceeded to recork the bottle instead of letting it breath on the table. We knew then that she was a novice and not trained properly to work in a restaurant that featured wine.
- Recommend the wrapped dates...amaziCrushNationDined on 10/21/2013Recommend the wrapped dates...amazing! Great food and great serviceSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- We were the only ones in theRickDined on 10/20/2013We 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Food, Great Wine!EJA4VIPDined on 10/19/2013We 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice spot with outdoor seatingFranCVIPDined on 9/20/2013Close to very center of Annapolis but a bit further away so not as busy. Interesting selections on the menu, our dishes were quite good, especially my husband's bison with red wine pie. Had a nice outdoor seating on the side so we could bring our dog with us. Also convenient location next to our hotel.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- under staffedNickDined on 9/16/2013Food 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quality of the food was subparOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 9/14/2013Quality of the food was subpar at best....We ordered the crab cake and felt as though it was more like crab dip. Given the price, i expected better quality. The restaurant is tiny and I felt as though i should just ask the table next to me if we could push our tables together to make it more comfortable for both parties.