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First Crush Bistro

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Coffee Shop, 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: Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Awesome!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2014
04Beau99
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Virginia
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Virginia
Senior Reviewer
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Some coworkers and I ordered food. We paid in advance. They did not deliver the panini I ordered. When we called them on it, they refused to bring me the panini. They also refused to issue a refund for the charge. I would not recommend placing an order with this company.

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geralynbarney, Owner at First Crush Bistro, responded to this review

I am the owner of First Crush in Potsdam. I would like to address the comment made by the person that stated we were dishonest. Anyone that has been to my restaurant knows that we get incredibly busy on a daily basis. There is a reason for that, we are good. I have amazing staff that prepares wonderful food using... More 

Concord, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stopped in while traveling through the area absolutley loved it. It is small place with charming decor and wonderful service. Our waiter was terrific and offered thoughtful recommendations. We both loved our sandwiches they were delicious and creative. The sandwiches were just enough so you were full, but not stuffed, the chips were great. We split a dessert and... More 

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Marcellus, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Been trying to get here for a year as I have a student at St. Lawrence. Finally made it and what a treat! Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you cannot go wrong. Staff is fabulous, friendly and professional. Everything is creative, fresh and amazing. Keep it coming. Beth Wright-Seeley

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Canton, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

First Crush always surprises with unique meals that are delicious and top notch service. The negatives are the tables a fairly close together and it can be noisy however it is worth it for a good dinner and dessert! This is one of the best restaurants in NNY in my opinion.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

On a recent Saturday evening, a couple of friends and I enjoyed a rare girls' dinner out at First Crush. We had had many lunch events here, but dinner was a step up. Potsdam is limited in good food at dinner, unless it is in a "college bar crowd" atmosphere. There are several apps (we tried the crab cakes which... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I really enjoy the food here. Would like to see different specials each night. We usually eat there more than once on a 3 day trip. I think it is the only GREAT place to eat in the area.

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Colton, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My husband and in-laws had a lovely dinner in this tiny restaurant! It's a beautiful old building with a small dining room. The water was excellent! He kept our wine chilled until we needed more! The food is not your typical North Country fare but does use local ingredients. Pricey but delicious!

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Okay. Service by Vincent was superb. The place is noisy. Hang some tapestry to absorb some sound. Any fabric. Just do it. Food was pretty good. First time here. Meat ordered rare came medium rare. Panini very good. Wine excellent. When you switch over from lunch to dinner, switch to cloth table clothes and napkins. You can afford it for... More 

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Potsdam, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The daily special salads and quiches are always good, and the regular panini are good as well. Nice place to chat with friends over a glass of wine or ice tea or coffee. You are likely to run into friends here. I don't know how the tiny kitchen keeps turning out such superior food, but it does. There is not... More 

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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: Coffee Shop, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?