Crush - Sandusky

4.5
291 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
What 291 People Are Saying
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MR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

When we arrived we were promptly seated. We ordered our drinks and food and recieved our drinks right away without any issue. However it took over 1 hour and fifteen minutes to receive our dinners. The waitress was very apologetic and blamed it on 2 large parties that arrived before us and also a chef that was out sick. When we finally received our food it was mediocre. My pizza was burnt and my sister's pasta was flavorless. The waitress did give all 4 of us a free dessert which were also mediocre. The food should taste better for the pricetag.

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Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary, this is becoming a tradition for us. We enjoy the intimate atmosphere and excellent service and food.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

may favorite restaurant! Food and Ambiance are top notch! Try the beets and scallops! The mac and cheese us Amazing!

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AS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff here is very attentive. Everything was delicious from the featured drinks right through to the pineapple upside down cake for dessert. My family’s favorite is the calamari.

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V
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening- great food, service and environment!

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Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I came into celebrate her Birthday and it was amazing!🎂🎊🎉😊😍

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DC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, wine and music. Did not feel rushed, able to enjoy the meal along with the music.

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D
Houston
107 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

quiet night on a Sunday - one small group and us. The server was a young female - pleasant enough but needs more training. eg brought out our main while we were still eating the appetizers; asked if we wanted more wine, after we said "no" she walked away leaving 3 empty glasses on the table.
Food is very good so don't be put off by this. lots of wine to choose a tasting menu as well as a full bar and cocktails. Seafood linguine had spinach or pesto pasta with lots of seafood and a creamy sauce, bacon wrapped dates yum and butternut squash soup was very good.

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Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience when I come to CRUSH! My drinks were amazing the White Cosmo was the best🍸🍸!

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JE
Toledo
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

wife's meal was way too large and not very tender thus she only ate 1/4 of it, my special was excellent. unfortunately we were at Crush for her birthday at her request. We will make Crush a second choice next time.

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Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and wine!🍷🍸🥩🥔

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M
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant with consistent good food and service. Been a customer for years. Menu needs updating!

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JD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crush is a great place to eat with a menu that accomodates small plates, Sushi, great salads and a nice steak or fresh fish option.

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and drinks. Our server was very helpful and did a wonderful job.

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Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my bday and it was amazing!

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Cincinnati
142 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Promptly seated on a Saturday night; small plates & pizza for dinner; good pours on the glasses of wine.... Food + Drink + tip = $78

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service! I appreciated the quiet noise levels even being sat near the bar. The OpenTable info is outdated for the better...meaning that you can make reservations and get the same experience and menu for the "kitchen" or "wine bar" areas. The menu is not huge but offers good variety (ranging from delicious sushi and cheese plates all the way to 32 oz porterhouses!) and the server was very attentive. If I had to complain (simply due to personal preference), I like my wine ice cold and they was more on the "moderately cool" side minus the mimosa (my glasses consisted of rosés and sparkling/bubblies/champagnes) and they were out of brownies. Be sure to visit for a relaxed, yet classy meal!

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JT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were in Lakeside for a retreat and found Crush on Yelp. Highly recommend it. One of the best seafood meals I’ve had in a long time. Will return next year.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Service and Outstanding

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W
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Checked in early for reservation and asked to be seated by the bar where there were several vacant tables. Informed that wouldn't be possible because those tables were for customers with reservations??. Seated in another room which although was quiet wouldn't have been my preference--. Very eclectic menu-pizza , pasta, small plates to steaks and chops. We had olives, colds beets and pizza which were tasty.

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sarah was amazing!! Truly a gem in downtown Sandusky! We will definitely be back next time we’re in the area!!!

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Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bartender Sam was amazing as always!😍❤ We will be back!!!!

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JO
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Overall the service was lacking. First, they were unable to locate reservation, only to find out they gave our table to someone else. Then had to wait quite awhile before a server came to table. Once getting food, got the wrong order. So was not a great experience.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very chic. Loved the atmosphere. Food was outstanding. Waitress was a little slow gettting is the check. She was a chatty caddy with another table for about ten minutes. But the restaurant rocked.

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R
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had an enjoyable dinner experience. Service was good along with the food.

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JC
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at Crush is amazing. The food follows right behind. They have a variety of foods to choose from. You must try this place! You will be back.

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AA
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We've been to Crush a few times and this time was just as enjoyable. We asked for a quieter spot so we could enjoy gathering with friends. The accommodated this and gave us space and time. The food is wonderful. We love the small plates and so much variety. It is a must repeat spot.

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KG
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

5 stars (always) on food.
5 stars (always) to Sam the bartender.

The problem here is door staff unwilling to seat people outside, tho was in my online reservation request.

Their excuses range from "it rained" ( 8 hours ago, we boated over under sunny skies) , " no one to clean outside area" (huh? Inside empty, employees standing around), " you have 3 people our table is for 2" (can we pull a chair up, plenty out there and we are ok with the space), "sorry we can't move a chair", "sorry we can't put 2 tables together because the umbrellas are up" (can't you take one umbrella down or fold it up?), "no we are not allowed to mess with umbrellas " . Excuses on and on about their unwillingness to seat people outside. I see this as a MANAGEMENT problem if employees only following directions.

The inside is so dark, it is summer....please be more accommodating to customers wanting to sit outside, and have reserved outside in advance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening on the patio. Great food and service.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Husbands favorite place for eating out

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M
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow and the restaurant was not busy. Waitress was very nice and food was ok.

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JC
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent this restaurant often. I ordered the salmon with rice it was delicious. They always have specials, great selections of wine and beer. The atmosphere is very relaxing. It's not a place for kids but couples and friends.

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P
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Not sop good...Soft shell over cooked..Appetizers served with entree...server t orally untrained....kitchen blamed for Everything
Total lack of management..Too bad...was a time when it was pretty good.
Wine must be pretty special.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! The sangrias were outstanding and only $4 at happy hour! Even our kids loved it.

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BB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food! Service was excellent. Menu was extensive.

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JB
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Crush never disappoints! We live in Columbus and have a place in Sandusky so we spend summer weekends at the lake. We always take our friends and family to Crush and our guests always love it.

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TM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Crush and we will be back!! The food along with the service was awesome. Highly recommended.

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Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic! Unfortunately the food wasn’t that great at all..lacked much of a flavor.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food at Crush, have been here many times, food is always delicious. Great service. Love the Pomegranate Martini! PS.....always save room for dessert - Pineapple Upside-down cake!!

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j
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we're in the Sandusky area, a visit to Crush is a given. Terrific wine, delicious food, and really wonderful service. It never fails to disappoint. Highly recommended!

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