First Crush Wine Bar, Restaurant & Lounge – San Francisco

Posted on 25 October 2008

By Carey Steinberg

In the heart of the San Francisco theatre district, experience a romantic evening with posh decor and sexy cocktails at First Crush Wine Bar, Restaurant & Lounge. This hidden gem, tucked away in the grooviest part of town is the perfect lounge to take a first date and/or first crush.  After sipping on a dry & sexy crush cosmo we ate Truffle Fries, Dungeness Crab Cakes, and an amazing organic Toybox Tomato Salad, we were ready to sample the large menu of Wine Flights. It was a difficult decision, however the 2006 Peter Michael (Belle Cote Vineyards) Chardonnay flight offered an amiable lift to my palette.  The wine list is extensive yet offers limited availability.  We finished off the evening with an amazing Parmesan Risotto (infused with summer squash, squash blossom and basil olive oil) great for vegetarians like myself who crave a juicy taste of continental European cuisine (sans the meat!) at a reasonable value. For all you non-veggies you can find Cheeseburgers, Halibut, Scallops and New York Steak on the menu.  First Crush is the best place to chill with a first date, hang out with friends after work or swoon over and stare deep into the eyes of an old-school sweetheart. My date wanted to keep the evening going and so we traipsed downstairs into the private dining area which includes one of the largest wine selections in the city.  First Crush is formidable!
101 Cyril Magnin
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 982-7874

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