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Crush Wine Bar and Restaurant

22741 Lambert Street, Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 472-2272
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Ranked #47 of 171 restaurants in Lake Forest
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Nov 26, 2012
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I was looking for a place that served a unique cuisine and provided a quiet, refined ambiance where a couple could hold a quiet conversation. I am tired of the brass and fern chain restaurants that are the same whether you're in Arizona, Virginia or California and have way too much noise and music in the background. Crush Wine Bar... More

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Laguna Niguel, CA
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147 reviews 147 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

A friend had heard about Crush and we all decided to try it. We were not disappointed. It's located in a strip mall. Although it is on a busy road, you would not notice it if you did not know it was there. It's a combination wine store and restaurant. The ambiance is upscale wine bar. Nice furnishings. The service... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Recently, I took my new work team out for some wine and dinner. I wanted a place nearby, that had a nice atmosphere and great wine. After reading reviews, I settled on and made a reservation at Crush! As our team meeting came to a close, I'd asked my husband to call the restaurant and have a bottle of champagne... More

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Lake Forest, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

My wife and I just came back from an extremely disappointing Valentine's Day experience at Crush. I made a reservation for 7:45pm for today, Valentine's Day. We came in 10 minutes. Everyone was friendly and a couple of greeters greeted us. A little passed 7:45pm, we were "ushered" to the wine bar instead of a table. We waited there for... More

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

Tucked into a strip mall in Lake Forest, it's easy to miss this place. Don't let the location fool you. Two hip and attractive dining rooms and a small bar area. Very European style with a multi european menu. Excellent gracious and pleasant servers who know both food and wine. No pressure, all fun. Enjoy a delicious meal and take... More

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Huntington Beach
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011 via mobile

I came for the wine bar and was blown away by the food. Friendly knowledgeable staff. I'll be back!

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California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

5 star rating 11/28/2010 This is my favorite OC restaurant! Chef Albert's menu is a delighful fusion of the best from French, Italian and Greek cuisine, using the finest ingredients available. The waitstaff is as professional as those found in Manhattan. They are knowledgeable and yet never stiff or pretentious. The food is serious but the atmosphere is friendly and... More

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