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First Crush Bistro

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32 Market St, Potsdam, NY 13676-2721
+1 315-265-9463
08:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Tue 08:30 - 14:00
Wed - Fri 08:30 - 20:00
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Potsdam, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

have enjoyed some wonderful meals here. Good place to meet with friends. Food is very good. Friendly service

Thank FRAN M
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Stopped by for mid-morning coffee while doing the gift shops in Canton and Potsdam. The perfect little break. First Crush Bistro could easily be missed from the outside but we were with some locals who love the place and I quickly figured out why. The welcome at the door, the buzz, the lack of loud music, the cozy hot cider,... More 

Thank N2L2T
Lisbon, New York
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I enjoy going here for lunch. They have a lot of sandwich and salad options, they also have a lot of dessert and coffee options. The staff tends to be friendly.

Thank canseecanada
Potsdam, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The clientele is a nice mix of professionals, college students and local retirees. It's good for coffee and oatmeal in the am, a lunch ranging from a large selection of unique salads to a similarly large variety of paninis and wraps, and a limited, but sufficient, number of choices for dinner - always a beef, a fish or seafood, a... More 

Thank dmesibov
valley cottage
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121 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

First Rush embodies the North Country...the staff is warm, the food is wonderful and creative and the atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. I always look forward to the food that they have because the offerings are so good. I would highly recommend First Crush when visiting Potsdam.

Thank michelegreen74
Upstate New York
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We go here for lunch very very often when we are at our summer place. Food is always excellent and we look forward to what soup they have on that day. The tomato basil soup is to die for as is the red pepper soup. Wine is good as well. You will not be disappointed

Thank grandric0821
wilmington, NC
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

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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140 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

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
Reviewed 1 June 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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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 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
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Open Hours
08:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
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?