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First Crush Bistro

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Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar, Cafe, Bistro
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32 Market Street, Corner of Elm & Market, Potsdam, NY 13676
+1 315-265-9463
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8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Fri 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Quick Bites, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Excellent food

Stopped on a whim, had greek salad and platter. Salad was a stroke of culinary genious, deconstructed in a way, ingredients were very fresh, flavors were exquisite, presentations much better than most, overall dining experience was very good. Tzatziki sauce needs more flavor. humus was very well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
nunya n
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New York
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New York
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Stopped on a whim, had greek salad and platter. Salad was a stroke of culinary genious, deconstructed in a way, ingredients were very fresh, flavors were exquisite, presentations much better than most, overall dining experience was very good. Tzatziki sauce needs more flavor. humus was very well done.

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Massena
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 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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geralynbarney, Owner at First Crush Bistro, responded to this review

I am the owner of First Crush. We are a little confused about this review as we do not serve pasta primavera and would never present a dish as described above to a customer, ever. Pasta stuck to the bottom of a 1 cup bowl ( I don't own 1 cup serving bowls for anything other than soup) with sauce... More 

Syracuse, New York
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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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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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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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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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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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157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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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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 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar, Cafe, Bistro
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?