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First Crush Restaurant Wine Bar & Lounge

Union Square
American, Wine Bar
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101 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2129 (Ellis St.)
+1 415-982-7874
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pittsburg, CA
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having to do yet another trade show in San Francisco Moscone center, I was moving slowly to my hotel and noticed the First Crush Restaurant. It was just opening at 5PM so I went in for a glass (or two) of Wine before getting to the hotel and its restaurant. This place is GREAT! First the wine selection is wide... More 

Thank Sailor32948
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we come to SF we go to First Crush. Every time we go to First Crush we have a really good meal and wine. This time was no exception. Their CA wine list is extensive and each time we go I find another wine I REALLY like! Their lamb lollipop appetizer was my main course...4 chops with just... More 

Thank Candace R
Bruges, Belgium
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Catching up with friends on a short visit to SF - this was around the corner from our Hotel. Staff was very accommodating and the wine flights were a fun way to try a few options of our favourite varietals.

Thank Siankat71
Kearney, Nebraska
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, but pricey as is all of San Francisco. Needed reservations, but got right in at our reserved time. Friendly staff. I had the lobster mac and cheese...yummy! Not a lot of items on the menu, but something for everyone I think. Close to Hilton San Francisco Union Square motel. Wine menu is great!

Thank deniseg838
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Nice little spot close to Union Square. Great wine list, nice small plates. Great place for a couples retreat! We will be back. Thank you, Andy Correa , for a lovely evening!

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Newtown, Connecticut
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

My son and I went to dinner here. Excellent food. Small, but cozy atmosphere. Unhurried and relaxed service.

Thank kamcalli1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Great wine selection with an even better food selection. Our first dinner for a girls weekend for friends that haven't seen each other in a few years. The atmosphere was amazing and the service was excellent. Reminded me of going to a fancy French restaurant in Paris. Willing to pay a high price for excellent food! Check out Yelp for... More 

Thank Michelle F
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Amazing door and atmosphere. Went here for a girls dinner while in San Francisco and had great wine along with great food and service. Would recommend this to anyone looking for great food and a quiet place to unwind and drink wine for the night. Excellent service and great atmosphere! Will be back!

Thank mnfrank11
New York City, New York
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We were looking for a place to taste local wines and have something to eat . When we first entered we were unsure if we made a good choice since they were a bit fast and seemed to lack some customer skills . However we decided to forge ahead and ended up glad we did . We ordered a 3... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The wine flights were excellent. We paid $20 for a flight of 3. We sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the folks walk past. In addition to the wine we ordered a scrumptious lavender creme brule. It was disappointing that the bar tender did not have a deeper knowledge of wine. He could not tell us much about the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $45
American, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2129
    (Ellis St.)
  • Public Transportation: Muni, BART Powell St. station is 1/2 block away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-7874
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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