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“A great find in downtown Anchorage”

Crush Wine Bistro And Cellar
Ranked #34 of 880 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$22
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A great find in downtown Anchorage”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We had a very good meal at Crush. The food was savory and had a surprising sophistication. The server was a bit inattentive but that didn't ruin the experience. I would definitely eat here again.

  • Visited June 2014
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great downtown Anchorage wine focused Bistro”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

This is a terrific downtown Anchorage Bistro with a focus on wine/food pairings. Wonderfully creative food is served with smiles in a friendly atmosphere. Chef George created a "double" corn chowder to die for. Desserts are heavenly. Give Crush a try. You won't be disappointed.

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upstate NY
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Welcome Surprise”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We walked 5-6 blocks to this restaurant on the recommendation of a Holland America guest services employee at the Anchorage Hilton. We were tired, had no luggage as yet, and didn't want hotel food. CRUSH was just what we needed. Small (seats about 30 inside, and has sidewalk tables if you're so inclined; I never am because I don't want to eat alongside concrete and cars), and a bit loud. Obviously a place younger locals like, and you can see why. The menu was fresh and creative without being twee or precious. I had the stuffed dates and a pork empanada--both beautifully presented and delicious. SO had the crab gratinee and, while at first the serving seemed small, its richness proved it to be the right amount. Very good wines are available by the glass at very reasonable prices for Alaska, and our server, who had an injured foot and was in a bit of pain, nevertheless provided us with good recommendations and took the time to explain the wines and menu items so that we would make the best choices for our tastes. And she hit the mark every time. I wish I could remember her name, because she deserves recognition.

  • Visited May 2014
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I had the Chicken Focaccia Sandwich. Very tasty. A couple of friends ordered the mac and cheese, only to be told they were out, so don't get too excited about what you order. I usually get pretty annoyed when something like this happens. We ordered around 1:30p, so I would not think we were that late for lunch. Not the fastest service either. But I would go back again and recommend to others. Menu here: http://crushak.com/eat

  • Visited May 2014
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Silicon Valley, California
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118 reviews
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“Interesting wines & food, and a friendly scene”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Anchorage's young, educated professionals, along with a few tourists, gather at this downtown wine bar to sip from a good selection of wines, and dine on a remarkably creative set of "specials". The crowd of mostly locals is friendly, interesting, and talkative. This is the kind of place where you can sit at the bar, and be reasonably confident you will make two or three new friends before you leave. The crowd was mostly 20 and 30-somethings, but there were folks in to their 60's as well, all having a great time.

Along with the wine tasting, they offer a menu of appetizers, along with few "specials" that are really complete meals. The specials list isn't big, but it is creative and interesting, making this place not only a good wine tasting venue, but also a great spot for a not-too-expensive dinner.

During our visit (May 2014) we saw some construction outside and at first thought the place was closed. But it was open, packed, and they even had a gaggle of people out on the patio. So don't be afraid of the construction; come on in and enjoy the fun!

  • Visited May 2014
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