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About Crush - Chico

Crush Dining Room and Lounge, a restaurant beyond any local experience, offering a unique combination of the traditional and the contemporary. Specializing in traditional Italian Flavors mixed with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients creates a vibrant menu of dishes that embrace the energy and atmosphere of the restaurant. The atmosphere is contemporary and chic with soft lighting and an oversized lounge that makes each guest feel like part of the excitement. Savor the fusion of market fresh foods to a wine list with over 100 selections guaranteed to meet the most discriminating palette. Come enjoy and treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience.

201 Broadway
Chico, CA 95926
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00pm.
Happy Hour: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 6:30pm. Late Night Happy Hour: Friday - Saturday: 10:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Broadway and 2nd St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(530) 342-7000

Website:
http://www.chicocrush.com/

Parking Details:
3$ valet parking

Executive Chef:
Chef Jason

Crush - Chico Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Romantic (14)
Happy Hour (12)
Fun (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Casual (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Groups (6)
People Watching (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Authentic (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Where we were seated it was way too cold. And there were other tables available. tables kept being loudly reorganized close to us even though no one had sat there until we left. Food was very good and our waiter was very nice. We left as soon as we were done eating. But we will be back soon and hope for a better visit

Tags: Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent as usual. Got our favorite server Josh who took good care of us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

It took us over an hour to get our entrees. The waiter was apologetic, but i was ready to go home.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I always enjoy going to crush, food is always fresh and he waitstaff is always friendly. Happy hour is awesome if I can get off work in time to make it

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Happy Hour, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food and service were fantastic, very noisy. Hard to talk to my wife across the table.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

2nd time we've celebrated our anniversary with friends . Waiter was cordial, making us feel comfortable and was more than friendly. Food was excellent. We'll try to celebrate more family occasions at the Crush

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Another great dinner

Again we ordered the chicken piccata and it was equally as good as the other times we have come to Crush. We have tried chicken piccata at five other restaurants to be sure we were right that Crush is the best. Nothing came close! You can literally cut it with a fork. Sauce not overly lemony, Yukon potatoes, spinach and salad all great. We were celebrating my granddaughter’s 21st birthday.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Casual, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Tapas
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Was a special occasion dinner with my girlfriend who after dinner was my fiance. Dinner was phenominal food was great. Taylor the hostess took delivery of flowers for my soon to be bride assured that the flowers as well as a bottle of Vueve was on the table when we arrived. Josh our server was right there when we needed everything and was able to read the mood of the table and the timing if our meal attentive but unintrusive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Cozy
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Overall Review: Good, but could have been even better. A tad bit expensive.

I took a first date here. She is a Chico native and suggested we go to Crush. I am from out-of-town and had not previously heard of Crush.

I made reservations for two at 5:30 p.m. on a Friday night. The dining room was absolutely packed. I didn't think it would be so busy that early in the evening. The noise level was extremely high, but it didn't interfere too much with our conversation. Truthfully, I didn't even notice the ambiance/decor at all. It seemed like an ordinary "nice" restaurant in that respect. We were seated promptly at the time of our reservation, which I appreciated.

Both my date and I ordered the Gorgonzola salad along with a bowl of Lentil soup. The Lentil soup was excellent, with tiny bits of ham and carrots in it. However, my bowl of soup was not even lukewarm and that really detracted from my enjoyment. It would have tasted much better if it had simply been warmed up to "regular" soup temperature. I ate my soup and didn't complain. The Gorgonzola salad was also good.

My date ordered two glasses of Sauvignon Blanc wine. The wine came in huge glasses (?), but the wine barely made it 1/3 full in the glass. I thought it looked silly to put such little wine in such a large glass. Soup was $8.00 each; Salad was $9.00 each and the wine was $12.00 each. Along with my Iced Tea, the check came to $65.00. I realize that the wine really inflated the check, but I still think that $65.00 for "soup and salad" with two glasses of wine was pretty steep.

Service was excellent; attentive, but not intrusive. I left a nice tip.

Would I go back? Well, I'm not in a hurry to return to Crush. I would rather try another "nice" restaurant in Chico. That said, I would also return to Crush without a problem.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Using Open Table the day before paid off. When we arrived there was a 2 hour wait. Servers were great. The pizza with fig was awesome. We started with the kale salad and Caesar salad. Both were excellent.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Friends and I agree that the food was better than average to very good, and that Crush is a good choice in other respects. One problem, however, was that, it being a weekend evening, the noise was a negative. A second was that, for an older customer with some health problems, using the men's room required a considerable effort, going downstairs two flights or taking an elevator which was very busy.
On the positive side, the serving staff were attentive and among the most professional in Chico.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

this was for my wife's 65th birthday...it did not disappoint

would recommend for special occasions...but is a bit pricey

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

My boyfriend and I came her for our first "fancy" date. We dressed up and almost felt over dressed. My boyfriend was super excited about it and we were enjoying our date, but I noticed our server looming in the back, watching us like a hawk. It made me feel a little on edge, but I couldn't tell why I was. I brought it to my boyfriend's attention but his back was to our server, so he didn't notice. We continued our normal conversation, but I could still see our server out of the corner of my eye just watching us. When we finished our food, another server boxed my food and brought it back. My boyfriend and I waited for quite some time for our check. We just assumed we paid up front after such a long wait, so we got up and as we made it the the front, the server that was watching us like a hawk came up behind us and, in a slightly annoyed and almost angry tone, he asked with an almost forced smile, "Can I help you?" I then explained to him we were coming up to pay because we were waiting for our check and no one came so we assumed we paid up front. "No, we bring the check to you," he replied with an annoyed tone. I then proceeded to apologize countless times, thanks to my anxiety. We paid and rushed out, since I was overwhelmed with anxiety.

Other than feeling like being accused as a Dine and Dasher, we really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Crush never disappoints. This was our 24th Anniversary. We live in Carson City, Nevada and have enjoyed Birthdays, Mothers Day and now our 24th Wedding Anniversary at Crush. The service is always fabulous. The food is out of this world. If I had to pick a negative, I would say that It is loud inside. It may be ok for most other people, and it may just be me.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great drinks, food, service. A little confusion/waitvat check-in.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great fun; service and food all at good value. Enjoyed the Chicken Piccata and mushroom soup. Service was friendly and efficient .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was good, they were having a busy day so it took a bit longer. It was wirth the wait. And the service was very good.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had a wonderful meal before going to a theater performance. We started with two excellent cocktails: a mojito and a peach smash. The green salad was delicious. Both main courses were great but the eggplant parmigiana was the best dish. Bread pudding for dessert was a perfect finish to a great meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We always eat here when we come to Chico. Food is always great! Good wine list and nice atmosphere

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My only complaint is the noise level. Not much you can do about that unfortunately.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The restaurant could not find our reservation with request for a window table, however, after explaining to the hostess she was able to provide a window table and we were seated immediately. We received bread and olive oil immediately followed by the appetizer as ordered. There was a forty minute for the entree after finishing the appetizer. During this time we never saw the waiter. The rib eye steak was flavorful but too tough for $38.50. Also, about 1/3 of the steak was fat. The lasagna was mediocre.
We had a question regarding the $4.00 valet parking fee. The waiter said he could add it to the bill but we told him not to add it and that we would pay cash outside to the attendants. It was added. We didn't notice the addition and paid it again outside along with a tip.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent service,atmosphere and food. But, please work on the restrooms. They are a host for muggers not to mention a mess. Your elevator is not working which means limited access for our elderly and handicap population.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Everything well prepared. Shrimp scampi on toast, grilled artichoke, and white pizza. Yum. Active bar crowd!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great food, properly priced, nice atmosphere, loud, normal conversation not possible, elevator broken so plan on stairs.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a date night with the Mrs. Food was great, service was great! I think our server's name was Stevie. She was awesome !she asked what we were celebrating and we told her "no kids for the night!" :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

The menu didn't have any appetizers the main food choices were not many and they didn't have any seafood either. The only thing that made it worth it was the staff very helpful and great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

As visitors to Chico, we went to this restaurant because of its good reviews. Indeed, the food was excellent and the decor of the restaurant was very nice. As a white table cloth restaurant it was missing proper service. The service was very fast - too fast. It felt like we were being hurried out and by the time we left most of the other tables in the restaurant had also emptied out.

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

The garlic cheese bread is amazing. Good service and a good use of floor space. One of my favorite places in Chico.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great as always! Perfect for our anniversary dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Took our daughter here tonight while visiting her at college. Bruschetta was excellent. Nice high end quality pizza. Chicken parmesan was also excellent. Chicken piccata as well. Impressive wine list and prices as well with Frank Family, Justin, Caymus and Silver Oak by the glass. Definitely a place we will return.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Accommodate our party that grew after we made reservations. Thanks!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This was our second dining experience in a month. Our daughter and son-in-law from Reno loved it! We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tapas, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Thanks to Crush for making my mother in laws 85th birthday so special and the food was very good. Good service and easy to get into my elderly parents.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was so loud, I couldn't hear the people across from me. The person behind me bumped into me every time he backed up, because the tables were so close together, twice some one asked to get through and we had to move. The food was ok at best, we never got the things that we asked for, and the wine was really small for the price. I never will go back there. It was my birthday and it was terrible

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

This was my second time at Crush. The food was excellent, and the ambience was perfect. We were moving my son into his new apartment and wanted to relax and eat a nice sit-down meal. Crush crushed it again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Taking granddaughter to college. Everything was fabulous! The best Italian ever! Waiter, Thomas, was very attentive.

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Went to celebrate a Birthday. Three out of the four of us had chicken piccata. So good. Very good service also.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful meal celebrating our anniversary. Ribeye delicious. Gazpacho fresh and perfect for Summer. Grilled artichokes were good but a little undercooked. My friend thought her chicken Alfredo was a bit dry. We split a chocolate sundae dessert which was perfect for four. Wine options were interesting and diverse. The best service from our server, Josh. Very attentive (albeit a bit too chatty) manager. Overall a wonderful experience.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food was excellent

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Good service great food, but a bit on the expensive side.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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