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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
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Casual (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Romantic (11)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Healthy (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Organic (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

This was our first time eating at Crush and it didn't disappoint. The service was great. The servers were very friendly. The food was great and definitely worth the price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was very good but it took 45 minutes for it to arrive to our table. When we inquired about when our food might get to our table the waiter replied "your food will get here when it's ready sir". Not very good for someone who works for tips. Going to be awhile before I go to Crush again.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food and service. Waiter made a special occasion even more special. Good specialty cocktail.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

The staff at Crush was very attentive, helpful, ensured GF options, and met our needs and requests! Thanks!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Healthy, Vegan, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Started out in the bar for happy hour and drinks were good. We had a reservation and moved into the dining room, we had a good sampling of the menu with 4 of us, chicken parm very good, chicken picata very good, ribeye and filet steaks were great! We will be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always love this place. This is my absolute favorite special occasion place. They always treat us like we’re in the fanciest place and have everything perfect.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Just a nice night out with my wife. The chef(s) really kick butt with the quality and presentation of their meals Our selections this evening were the sea bass and chicken picatta. We enjoyed the meals immensley . The house Merlot was on point. My wifes martini was not to her liking, but no fault of the restaraunt. The waiter, Joshua as I recall, was on top of it and after several attempts finally got her a cocktail that she really enjoyed. He went out of his way to make sure she got something that she really liked. I recall it turned out to be a chocolate martini, probably intended as a dessert, but served her well with her meal.
I wish the acoustics could be modified to quiet the place down, but the meals and service favorably blow Crush out of the park. At nearly $85 for two, including a well earned generous tip, it's a bit pricy, but from the size of the crowd, you'd be unlikely to think price to be much of a problem, although it was Saturday night. Strongly recommend.

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent service and a very knowledgeable staff. A nice upbeat atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wish they had a smaller Rib Eye steak. Love it but it is enough for 4 people! Should have two sizes available.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Seating wasn't very good sat right in the middle of a walkway which several tables were in the middle of walkways waiters trampling back and forth noise level was high food was really expensive for the amount you get expect to spend $100 plus on a two seating meal maybe saw my waiter twice the whole night

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent meal! Had a good porter from Secret Trails Brewery.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great night out however right before being seated i slipped and fell and hurt my ankle due to the waxing they did on their floors. Found out later another patron slipped and fell too. I did make my complaint and filed an accident report.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Really nice place. Service was adequate and food really good.

Only suggestion would be to put the price on what the shots or pours are on the specialty liquors are.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was delicious, the service prompt, and the ambiance conducive to conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My husband had an excellent chicken piccata. I had bucatini a la amatriciana and it was delicious, not particularly authentic, but in some ways I liked it better than what I had recently in Rome - more sauce and a bit spicier. Very good house Zinfandel. This is our third time to this restaurant - we pass through Chico about once a year and it is our go-to place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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 1, 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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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 1, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 28, 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 19, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 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 11, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 11, 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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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 8, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 7, 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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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 4, 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 4, 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 3, 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 1, 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 October 31, 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 26, 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 14, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 28, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 27, 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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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 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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