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.
Chico, CA 95926
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
Broadway and 2nd St.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
3$ valet parking
Crush - Chico Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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