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First Crush Bistro

32 Market St, Right on the corner of Market and Elm streets., Potsdam, NY 13676-2721
+1 315-265-9463
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (19 reviews)
“panini” (15 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32 Market St, Right on the corner of Market and Elm streets., Potsdam, NY 13676-2721
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

My niece and I frequently meet for lunch here. The waitress even knows our favorite choices. The choices are many and all excellent. Soup of the day, quiche of the day, and several salads and specialty sandwiches to choose from.

Thank stonerbear84
geralynbarney, Owner at First Crush Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! Noelle never forgets what our regulars like! We are always happy to hear our customers appreciate our familiarity with them

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great bistro! Food is always excellent weather you are eating in or getting take out. Service is always great and staff always friendly.

Thank Rob G
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I was here for a business meeting. The other person is more familiar with the area and picked the spot - I had never been, and didn't know where it was. I had a great meal (as did the other person) and then we split...More

1  Thank LST2323
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I love the Adirondack Salad, I add chicken personally, and the Maple Harvest Panini. I always order on days they have the Roasted Red Pepper Gouda, lovingly known as the "Double RPG" at the office. Never a let down, always healthy, local and unique food!

Thank Susan D
geralynbarney, Owner at First Crush Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Double RPG!! I love that!! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We do appreciate our customers!

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Service and environment were great, food was average. Side of pasta salad is two bites sized. Limited menu options.

Thank Nicole A
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
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...More

Thank N2L2T
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
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...More

Thank dmesibov
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank michelegreen74
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Market St, Right on the corner of Market and Elm streets., Potsdam, NY 13676-2721
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  St. Lawrence County  >  Potsdam
  • Phone Number: +1 315-265-9463
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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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