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“Good food and winelist”

Crush Wine Bistro And Cellar
Ranked #12 of 911 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$22
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: Crush owners Robert de Lucia, Scott Anaya & Chad Culley created Crush in order to share their love of wine, food and conversation with Anchorage. Their vision was to give Anchorage a place where people can experiment with a variety of wines, drop by for a casual meal or sit down to a $1000 vintage bottle. In 2010 they expanded the vision by introducing their retail wine shop, Cellar, the bottle shop at Crush. The store occupies the loft directly above Crush and features over 400 wines as well as beer, spirits, cheese & wine related gifts. The shop is also home to Cellar Wine Club. Sharing wine is about the conversation; the richness of each glass reminds us of travel, meals and family. Wine should not have any mystique. It should be accessible to everyone so that we all can enjoy it. Rob, Scott & Chad invite you to come down to Crush and spark a conversation with them about the wines that fuel their passion and keep the sparkle in their eyes.
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Great place to dine. Loved the Wine on the menu. Some great food on the menu, I really enjoyed the Elk and Pork Meatloaf and the Arugula Salad.

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Thank Andyjoehanna
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We ducked into Crush to escape the rain. The have a wide-ranging wine list at not outrageous prices. They were perfectly content to let us sit and sip wine for an hour. (It wasn't packed out.) We saw others ordering food that looked good, but sadly, we'd already eaten. If you're looking for a bottle for later in the evening, the upstairs wine store had a free-wheeling selection. However, I didn't see the wine we'd tasted downstairs.

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Thank Marlys S
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Pretty non-descript street frontage, but inside - wow! The food was amazing, the wine was amazing and the service was amazing. Every single person who walked through the door was attended to, even those queuing and waiting for a table. Quality food rather than quantity and we left feeling very satisfied. Wait staff picked these Australian tourists just right, and recommended wines that were just right.

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Thank Enid R
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

I visited Crush with a group of friends recently and, while some of the dishes were underwhelming, we had a good time overall. The ambiance is chic and tables are cozy, but the tall ceilings project sound, so the space can get quite loud (not a great thing when trying to catch up with friends!). That said, our server was pleasant and appropriately attentive. On to the food. Between the four of us, we decided to share 3 small plates, 2 "larger plates" (quotations signifying no notable size difference between the small vs. the large plates), and a dessert. Here's the rundown:

Small Plates:
Spot Prawns & Grits- one of my favorite plates of the evening. Prawns came in a beautiful kaffir lime sauce and were perfectly balanced with the grits; the dish was a lovely Asian take on shrimp n' grits, and not one I'll soon forget
Beer Cheese- this was the one item our group didn't finish; it wasn't horrible, but it wasn't very exciting either
Empanada- while the exterior crust could use some refinement (it was thick and flavorless), the slow-roasted pork inside was perfectly cooked and had a great combination of Spanish flavors

"Large Plates:"
Pork & Ricotta Meatballs- my second favorite plate of the night! Meatballs were tender and delicious, the presentation was super-cute, and the accompanying red sauce was divine.
Braised Beef Short Rib- while the meat was well-cooked, it lacked seasoning

Dessert:
Chocolate Budino- SO disappointing!! I love pretty much anything rich and chocolatey, but the chocolate flavor was way too mild and the sea salt "accents" totally overpowered the delicate smoked marshmallows and graham cracker crumb.

Between some of the menu "hits," the pleasant and timely service, and a few flights of wine, our group had a good time, but the loud interior and the underwhelming dishes/portions detracted from the experience. I'd recommend Crush if you're interested in trying new varieties of wine and don't mind a louder atmosphere, but not if you're looking for an intimate (or filling!) dining experience.

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Thank Sarah V
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place to relax after shopping. Good wine, interesting food. Can't wait till summer when you can sit outside.

Thank gabriellap
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