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First Crush Bistro

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Cafe, Contemporary, Bistro, Eclectic
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32 Market Street, Corner of Elm & Market, Potsdam, NY 13676
+1 315-265-9463
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 22
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    Very good
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
our new go to place

With very limited places to get a genuinely good meal in our area, First Crush has become a favorite. We've been for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has a nice little cozy and unique atmosphere. It's small inside but seating is comfortable. Food is consistent and very good. Staff is always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

With very limited places to get a genuinely good meal in our area, First Crush has become a favorite. We've been for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has a nice little cozy and unique atmosphere. It's small inside but seating is comfortable. Food is consistent and very good. Staff is always friendly and accommodating.

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Syracuse, New York
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262 reviews 262 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I ordered pasta Primavera as an entree. It arrived in a small (1 cup ) dish. The pasta was stuck to the bottom of the dish with the sauce covering the top. It would have been nice if they had mixed it together. The sauce was tasty but 1 piece of broccoli and 1 mushroom are not enough to even... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I went to dinner at this bistro when we were in town visiting. We both chose our entrees from the special list. His had salmon and mine had lamb. Both meals were DELICIOUS!! We enjoyed the wine selection and the comfortable atmosphere. Once we got home we ended up looking up the wine we had to buy... More 

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Albany, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I called and they recommended reservations at 4:30. We were one of 2 couples when we arrived. We each ordered a roast beef wrap and they were pretty good, the beef was lean, not outstanding. The waitress brought my husbands wrap and when she set it on the table the veggie sticks slid off the plate and onto the bare... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Small corner coffee shop. Very limited seating. Great atmosphere and staff. Gives you the small town feel (even though Potsdam is a small town). Not just a great coffee selection, but desert and lunch/breakfast menu. Highly recommended!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed this place. We has soup and sandwiches in a very nice atmosphere. The tomato basil soup was excellent, chunky with tomatoes and perfect for the cold dank day that brought us in. The Huntington Beach sandwich was also a great complement to the soup, turkey, avocado, roasted red peppers with mayo on great bread. We came in late... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Though the choices may seem limited in the Potsdam/Canton area, First Crush is a really great choice and a damned good meal. Stopped by last week for lunch. Fifth visit. It was a rainy Saturday afternoon but the place was still full. Great sign! Had a "Thanksgiving" panini -- turkey, stuffing, cranberry and gravy on a roll -- I mean... More 

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New York
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I stopped here after reading the reviews and i'm glad I did! It's not very big inside, but it has a lot of style and is very cozy. The waitress was really sweet and offered some great suggestions. I started off with a Caramel macchiato. I ordered a cup of the soup, which was a type of spicy chili. It... More 

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Potsdam, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First Crush is a great little local bistro for breakfast, lunch or dinner. My favorite for breakfast is Briebagelicious; quiche and small salad for lunch; tapas for dinner with wine.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had to waste some time in downtown Potsdam, which is very hard to do, and we came across this charming restaurant. The menu is quite eclectic with something for everyone. Decent portion sizes and a good value all for beautifully prepared fresh food. We loved what we ordered, and the service was excellent. I can't wait to go back... More 

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Additional Information about First Crush Bistro

Address: 32 Market Street, Corner of Elm & Market, Potsdam, NY 13676
Phone Number: +1 315-265-9463
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  St. Lawrence County  >  Potsdam
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
Cuisine: Cafe, Contemporary, Bistro, Eclectic

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Market Street, Corner of Elm & Market, Potsdam, NY 13676
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  St. Lawrence County  >  Potsdam
  • Phone Number: +1 315-265-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Contemporary, Bistro, Eclectic
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?