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First Crush Bistro

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32 Market St, Potsdam, NY 13676-2721
+1 315-265-9463
Mon - Tue 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Fri 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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wilmington, NC
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live on the coast in NC, and have traveled in Maryland. The crab cakes here are FANTASTIC, and among the best I've ever had. The service is excellent, and we were on a time crunch, and easily met our schedule.

Thank surferboync
Potsdam, New York
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126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a basic salad and sandwich bistro. Excellent for lunch but small and noisy so consider take out.

Thank jorge g
Hartford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

A nice place with small plates as the major theme. Food cooked very well with well thought out menu. Lots of wine options as well as a few good beer selections. Small and intimate. Top notch.

Thank Lance2424
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The only, but disastrous, problem with this restaurant is the unpredictable hours. I had been trying to dine here on and off since september of 2013. I loved the concept, changing menu, and wanted to eat there! Everytime we stopped it was closed for vacation, closed for the day, or closed for dinner, closed for...and this has been echoed by... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback, I do appreciate your concerns. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and were happy with the service! I apologize for the lighting!!! Someone must have forgotten to dim the lights. I hate bright lights as well!! We have had a thriving brisk business for over 14 years now, and it... More 

Potsdam, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Original recipes cooked and served by competent people in a quaint but classy environment. No mass produced food here.

Thank Ptburnham
Potsdam, New York
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I have eaten here many times, and I have always enjoyed it. First Crush is a great local spot for fresh choices, nice tea or coffee, and tempting desserts. Adirondack salad is nice, with cranberries, walnuts, apples, greens, and maple-balsamic dressing. The sweet treats are always tasty. It is cozy, so try to arrive before the rush.

Thank Loricapress
San Diego, California
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121 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We had a truly wonderful family dinner at First Crush. The food was delicious from salads through dessert - the Bistro special was a maple pork shank that we will be talking about for a long time. Geri and her outstanding staff made us feel like family with attentive and warm service. Would highly recommend this wonderful restaurant to all... More 

Thank thelivingjuj
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Fantastic freshly made salads, wraps and soups. My first choice for lunch in Potsdam Friendly service and a warm atmosphere.

Thank Joanne B
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

It is gourmet food, and expensive for what you get. It's quality, not quantity. You're packed in there like sardines, though and can hear a conversation next to you.

Thank Potsdam_Sr
Potsdam, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Ordered the turkey club panini, which costs around $10. Pretty tasteless, and the cheese was definitely not gouda, which it was supposed to be. Also the "chips" on the side was a piddly pile of those veggie straw things, which I hate. I don't believe the ingredients are good quality and it is overpriced in my opinion. I have never... More 

Thank Becky M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $25
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Market St, Potsdam, NY 13676-2721
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  St. Lawrence County  >  Potsdam
  • Phone Number: +1 315-265-9463
Tucked away on the corner of Market Street and Elm Street in Postdam, New York, First Crush Wine Bar and Bistro is the best kept secret in the North Country. Blending casual dining with delicious food, First Crush is the place to catch up with friends, meet with a client, or maybe even start a new romance.

First Crush provides an intimate, yet casual setting. Our goal is to provide each of our guests with warm, friendly hospitality. Whether you are there for just a cup of freshly ground and brewed coffee with a scratch baked scone, or one of our famously delicious Adirondack salads for lunch, a glass of wine with a few Tapas for dinner or a full dinner entree; we welcome you!!

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