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About Crush - Sandusky

CRUSH is a full service, dual-concept restaurant focused on providing high quality food in an inviting and comfortable setting, with friendly and attentive service.
THE WINEBAR: CRUSH allows for reservations only at the WINEBAR, which offers wines by the glass, wine flights, an extensive wine list, spirits & brews. An eclectic menu features small plates, fresh pastas, grilled super thin crust pizzas, entrees & daily features.
THE KITHENBAR: CRUSH has recently expanded and added the "kitchenbar" which features an Asian-fusion menu, complete with big noodle bowls, sushi rolls, & more small plates.
At this time, the "winebar" & the "kitchenbar" menus are NOT combined.
Reservations are accepted ONLY for the CRUSH winebar (not "kitchenbar") for parties of up to 10 guests.

145 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Asian, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:

Summer Hours
Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday:4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00p - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Water Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(419) 502-9463

Website:
http://www.sanduskywinebar.com/

Catering:
We are available to cater your next event, whether its located in your home, on the beach, at a museum or a park. Please contact us to discuss your upcoming catering event.

Parking Details:
Within one block of CRUSH winebar, you will find not only street parking, but also two municipal lots and a parking garage with no fee.

Executive Chef:
Cesare Avallone

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are availabe to host your special event, whether it be at our location or yours. Benefit, luncheon, barbeque, reception... we are able to provide a full service to you for your Special Event. Please contact us to discuss your special event.

Crush - Sandusky Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Bar Seating (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Romantic (6)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Tapas (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

This was my 4th trip to Crush and it never disappoints! The menu is varied and delicious- competent service, nice ambiance! The mac n cheese and fettucini are among my faves- this time we had the margherita pizza as an app - good but nothing to write home about- I had the sirloin steak as an entree- very good and pineapple upside down cake with butterscotch ice cream for dessert- very tasty- overall, a good experience as always! One of the gems of Sandusky !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We went to Crush for my father-in-law's birthday. The food is incredible. It was the best filet mignon I have ever had. Everyone loved the food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always great at Crush or any of their family of restaurants. They are all high quality in food, service and atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We were seated too close to the front door and had too much light from outside to enjoy the ambiance. The table top could have been a lit bigger.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Crush has a good variety of food and drinks. We typically order small plates and share. This time we also split the burger and it was particularly good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Lovely drink selection and small plates with flavor that satisfy you! Entrees also available!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 25, 2017

It's slipped a little bit. Still one of the best places in Sandusky. The menu used to have more
small plates and more variety. There seem to be fewer small plates and prices have crept up.
Wine selection is still very good.
If we hadn't been coming for several years (and hadn't noticed the changes) I would probably rate it higher

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Friendly staff. Good service. Food& wine list were good as well.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had salads and small plates for the main course, we felt that main course was brought to the table much to early. We did not have an opportunity to not finish our salads.

Tags: Cozy, Paleo Friendly
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner - service could have been a little better. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

We came there for my daughters 20th birthday We had a wonderful dinner and the best time ! Thank you!!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I made reservations through Open Table for dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was noted in reservation. Nothing was said by hostess or server.service was lacking. She never came to ask how our meal was, never offered more water and dessert took more than 30 minutes to come. We had to send another server looking for ours. She made excuse that it was new person making desserts. Not our problem! It should have been comped. Other servers were more attentive. Believe me, we noticed.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 7, 2017

My husband and I LOVED crush. Great service, fantastic drinks, beautiful ambiance. The only thing we think could be changed is to have a little more lighting as it was a tad too dark for our liking and to turn the music up just a tad. If it were 15% cheaper, we would come here ALL the time, but we cant afford to so only once in a while for us. Loved it.

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Fun, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 6, 2017

There were a lot of people walking around downtown due to a local gathering in one of the local squares. This local foot traffic created a festival atmosphere. With this in mind, patrons should keep in mind that when they enter a restaurant it's time to settle down and use their inside grown up voices. That said avoiding yelling across some else's dinner table (while they are eating) that you don't know could be considered rude if not somewhat rowdy. Restaurant owners are not babysitters they are purveyors of food services. Customers are responsible for their own type of experience.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Always enjoy the experience here, good food and wine, congenial atmosphere lends itself to good conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great food and great service !

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Everything we tried was delicious! The wine flights were so much fun also! We took a couple who travel frequently and eat at some gourmet restaurants and they were impressed with such a great place in Sandusky, Ohio! We will definitely be eating here again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Tapas
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I got sick on their salmon, it was supposed to come out on wood plank, and it was not cooked enough or old!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Very good, imaginative food! We go back every summer.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Had the oysters and they were amazing!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Son came to town

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Lively atmosphere, good menu and Stephanie, along with the rest of the staff, provided great service.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We absolutely love Crush. Terrific wine selection, very cool room, and the best cheese plate we've ever had. Can't wait to return!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Exceptional!! We frequent Crush and tonight's meal was better than ever!! The Calamari was perfect! The Pork Saltimbocca was the best ever! Everything was great!! New server, Eddie, did a great job!! Thanks for a wonderful dining experience!! 😍

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Absolutely fantastic!! Hannah was such a great server! Knowledgeable, personable, funny, professional! Drinks were perfectly prepared. Food was delicious! Sushi stole the night....wow!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Live Music, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Nice relaxing place to dine

Tags: Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Great food and service. Would definitely recommend and will definitely go again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Crush offers a casual elegance, professional & friendly staff. Moderate to pricey, but items for every budget. First Class

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Attention to detail, chefs special, patrons should be willing (once in a great while)to trust a chef with great local ingredients and talent isn't that why we choose to dine out rather than cook our dinner at home(?)

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Loved the 3 Meat Meatballs and Winter Salad. Friends loved their Beet salad. Our waitress Sherry was very nice and knowledgeable about the wine list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Birthday dinner for our son.

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 (Toledo)·Dined on February 19, 2017

We had an excellent dining experience. We were a little late for our reservation, but they held it for us. The restaurant filled up quickly when the show at the State Theater next door let out. We had capable, attentive service, a really good bottle of wine, and food that was well prepared and presented. We were really pleased with our dinner.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great for small parties. The food was good but took way to long to get served. We had reservations at 7:00 and didn't leave until after 10:00. The wine selection is excellent..so we kept drink wine waiting for our meals....maybe that was their plan...LOL! Cozy atmosphere...you feel like you are in New York . We will be going back!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Our waitress forgot our appetizer (which she ended up giving to us free of charge), and our table was near the door and there was a draft. I had pizza and it was delicious! Many options for vegetarians.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Fresh chefs choice specials as well as a variety of small plates and regular entrees there is something for everyone on the Crush menu. We started with a smoked fish pate (perfect for those that don't like "fishy" foods) this is served with a toasted garlic rubbed baguette, I had mahi (dolphin) tacos (small plate) and truffle fries (to die for yum!) my date had a fresh chicken pesto pizza. (I'm hungry again writing this!! Absolutely delicious we did take home leftovers) shared a lovely Creme Brûlée for dessert. Never disappointed!!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Been here a year ago and it was much better then. Perhaps it was due to the "slow season". Food was only okay. The price was high for the lack of quality. Maybe it was a fluke because in past visits I've had much better food there.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Always excellent food and service!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We love dining at Crush Wine Bar. This particular night they were out of rice so they couldn't serve sushi, and they were out of grapes for the ice wine martinis, but we still enjoyed our visit as always. The pineapple upside down cake is delicious. This will always be a special place for us to visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 14, 2017

My family frequently comes to Crush in Sandusky whenever we are home visiting my parents. Crush is always impressive, especially the "crispy duck wings" and the "fruitti de mare." They have a large wine list and you can always find the perfect cocktail -- try the "espresso martini" after dinner!!! The "butternut squash soup" was the only thing that came to the table that my family wasn't totally impressed with, but seeing as we come to Crush every time we are home speaks to the fact that Crush is always sure to satisfy the craving for the foodie or the romantic.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Cozy, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Crush has outstanding food and service! Loved that it is in the historical downtown area on the water! Will go back to this gem for sure!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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