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First Crush Bistro

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Café, 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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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very enjoyable!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Brit J
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Syracuse, New York
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Syracuse, New York
Senior Reviewer
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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190 reviews 190 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We travel to Potsdam a few times per year and always make a point to stop by "The Crush". The menu is always changing with fresh new takes on old favorites. Exciting appetizers as well as an extensive wine list get you started while the main course keeps you coming back for more. The kitchen is super accommodating with special... More 

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Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Went during lunch, great service, very prompt. Food was excellent, had the chicken chipotle salad. Very fresh, the panini was also great. The Chocolate torte, awesome. Very reasonable prices, will definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

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: Café, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?