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First Crush Restaurant Wine Bar & Lounge - CLOSED

101 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2129
+1 415-982-7874
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
18 Nov 2016
“Intimate, quiet, street scenes, excellent food”
6 Nov 2016
“Nice experience ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
101 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2129
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Reviewed November 18, 2016

We stopped in on our last night for a light dineer. The wine list was acceptable - Californian. The beer list was limited but good. The Brussel Sprouts - advertised as blackened - were cooked a bit lighter and superb. The cheese plate was first...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Safety101
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was quite near our hotel and it's fare was Californian. Their wine list was quite extensive...Californian based. The portions were very generous and very tasty. Prices were typical for other restaurants and the staff was very professional. We had reservations for a Saturday...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Patricia A
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant used to be one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco for nearly 8 years. 2-3 years later, I recommended great friends of mine from overseas to dine here tonight. Sigh! What an unbearable experience. Dry chicken and over sweeten desert kind of...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Kentotchii
FirstCrush, Owner at First Crush Restaurant Wine Bar & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2016

We are so happy to hear you have enjoyed First Crush over its 18 year history. I am sorry to hear your event was not a great experience. We select our meat from a local organic high quality producer. And our chocolate decadence dessert ranked...More

Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times with decent meals but most recently It was disappointing on a Sunday night pre-theater. The quantum Merlot 2010 was terrific and reasonably priced, medium to full body with nice like spice flavorful; good with chicken or meat but also...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank mdgwind
Reviewed August 21, 2016

We came into the city to try a new place. The wine flights is a great lure and the wine selection was decent. I would stick to the appetizers and share a main dish or two. Unfortunately, my salad and main were very mediocre. For...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Jane K
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Enjoyed my meal here (actually two appetizers) as well as a wine flight. But overall, it wasn't the greatest. After going here, we restaurant hopped - went to another wine bar and then a sushi place, so obviously we didn't feel the overall feel here...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Dan D
Reviewed July 28, 2016

My sister had receed a gift certificate to First Crush and wanted to take us out to dinner. We had a party of five and were the first people to be seated in the dining room. We ordered drinks and asked for limes for our...More

Date of visit: June 2016
1  Thank Gretchen M
FirstCrush, Owner at First Crush Restaurant Wine Bar & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2016

Hi Gretchen, I am so sorry to hear about your experience. We order our food daily from specialized vendors in order to ensure our quality is fresh and good. I apologize your muscles were not up to our standards and we should have removed them...More

Reviewed July 22, 2016

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...More

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank Sailor32948
Reviewed July 19, 2016

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...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Candace R
Reviewed June 29, 2016

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.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Siankat71
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$45
American, Wine Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-7874
  • E-mail
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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