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First Crush Restaurant Wine Bar & Lounge

101 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2129
+1 415-982-7874
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Ranked #592 of 5,004 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $45
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
Neighborhood:
Union Square
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ellis St.
Transit: Muni, BART Powell St. station is 1/2 block away.
Description: First Crush offers a "casual upscale" atmosphere for individuals, private events and large parties in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square district, featuring the largest all-California wine list in the city. Low ceilings, polished decor and a cool backdrop of ambient music contribute to an intimate setting for enjoying First Crush's elegant American French cuisine. The restaurant has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for fourteen years running.
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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We liked the small bar, food and atmosphere. We do not have any dislikes to share. Good location wrt Parc55.

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Sacramento, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had a mini-reunion with a few high school friends here and we were all pretty impressed with both the wine list and menu. Great value too! After a few cocktails, a bottle of Cab, orders of calamari, wild boar meatballs, rib eye steak, halibut, and pork tenderloin later, our individual bills only came to about $42. Definitely recommended.

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Cypress, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had an amazing meal at First Crush of rack of lamb and scallops. Highly recommend making reservations in advance on Trip Advisor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

First Crush is amazing, best Rack of Lamb ever. If you are in San Francisco this is a must for dinner, great service, great food, great wine, great location. Can not think of one negative.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our department's dinner was held here in the basement. No ambience. Salmon was like cardboard. Even the dessert was just awful.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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145 reviews 145 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were there for a group dinner in twon for some meetings. We were in the room down stairs. The wine selection and menu had a lot to offer. Everyone was quite happy with their dinners. I suggest the seafoods, but a few had good steaks there too. The service was attentive. We had a large space to ourselves, there... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I came across First Crush by accident last year after arriving in San Francisco late in the day; it was close to my hotel and was still open when many other restaurants were already closed. Well the food and wine was so good that it was on my list of favourites in Union Square! I was back in San Francisco... More 

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Cazenovia, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Their extensive wine list features only CA wines and the staff knows their inventory. Wine flights are available which is always fun and gave us a chance to try a variety. Food was delicious--try the black pepper fettucini. Noise level was very high when we first arrived but dropped once several groups left.

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gresham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Wouldn't come back unless we were drinking... Even then Idk... Drinks were costly... Food was just ok.

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FirstCrush101, Owner at First Crush Restaurant Wine Bar & Lounge, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience at First Crush. Our differentiator is our selection of premium all-California wine list. We create fresh, local food to pair with the wine offerings. I am interested in hearing more about how we can improve. Thank you for your business, Amanda More 

Reno, Nevada, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Wine flights. Napa wines only. Small plates of tasty things. Try the scallops and cheese flight desert.

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Additional Information about First Crush Restaurant Wine Bar & Lounge

Address: 101 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2129
Phone Number: +1 415-982-7874
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 45
Cuisine: American, Wine Bar

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