About Crush - Sandusky
CRUSH is a full service, dual-concept restaurant focused on providing high quality food in an inviting and comfortable setting, with friendly and attentive service.
THE WINEBAR: CRUSH allows for reservations only at the WINEBAR, which offers wines by the glass, wine flights, an extensive wine list, spirits & brews. An eclectic menu features small plates, fresh pastas, grilled super thin crust pizzas, entrees & daily features.
THE KITHENBAR: CRUSH has recently expanded and added the "kitchenbar" which features an Asian-fusion menu, complete with big noodle bowls, sushi rolls, & more small plates.
At this time, the "winebar" & the "kitchenbar" menus are NOT combined.
Reservations are accepted ONLY for the CRUSH winebar (not "kitchenbar") for parties of up to 10 guests.
American, Asian, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday:4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00p - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are available to cater your next event, whether its located in your home, on the beach, at a museum or a park. Please contact us to discuss your upcoming catering event.
Within one block of CRUSH winebar, you will find not only street parking, but also two municipal lots and a parking garage with no fee.
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
We are availabe to host your special event, whether it be at our location or yours. Benefit, luncheon, barbeque, reception... we are able to provide a full service to you for your Special Event. Please contact us to discuss your special event.
Crush - Sandusky Ratings and Reviews
Need new menu selections, same menu and ...
Need new menu selections, same menu and dessert selections since they opened. Food has declined.
Every time we're in Sandusky, Crush is a ...
Every time we're in Sandusky, Crush is a must visit. Terrific food, great wine selection, and a cool vibe. Highly recommended!
Great dining experience with a wide vari ...
Great dining experience with a wide variety of options. Outstanding service and attention.
Crush NEVER disappoints
I've been to Crush several times and have always had a good experience, this visit was as amazing as always. I took my mom for her first time so we could enjoy a nice "mother - daughter" dinner the evening before Mother's Day. We had made a reservation for 5pm and when we walked in our table was ready and waiting for us. The wine selection is impressive, even my mother who always has a difficult time finding a red wine that she likes was able to find one that she fell in love with! Our food (from the small plate appetizers to our meal) was beyond amazing!! Zack was our server and was extremely friendly, helpful and attentive the entire time we were there. I can not speak highly enough about Crush and will be back a hundred times!!! If you've never been then you are truly missing out.
New policies were a little unnerving. Ma ...
New policies were a little unnerving. May reconsider returning which would be a shame after spending several memorable dinners there over the years. We travel a distance to dine there as do our friends.
My music buddy and I love going to Crush before attending the Firelands Symphony. Our waiter, Zachary was so pleasant and the food excellent, especially my seafood dish. We did have to wait an extra long time for some reason, and a server assisting Zachary brought a wrong plate to my friend. It was remedied quickly and Zach handled it very pleasantly and professionally, though a young college student. We will keep our lovely tradition and enjoy being able to make my reservation with my iPhone. They even sent me a reminder and sent the menue the day before. Nice!
An absolutely delicious find!
An absolutely delicious find!
This is such a wonderful restaurant, the food is outstanding. Shared the greens-strawberry salad, pierogis, scallops. Butternut squash soup was incredible. Desserts are delicious, had mousse and brownie with chocolate ice cream. If that's not enough, the martinis are the best. Recommend the chocolate, as well as the French.
Love this place!
One of my favorite restaurants and a real gem. Food is always wonderful and high quality and the cocktails and wine list are excellent.
Intimate New Years Eve Dinner
Love the coziness of this place. Have been here many times and still love the baby greens salad with strawberries and pecans....it is a must try if you have not. We skipped on the bread and oil this time so as not to fill up before our meal. The beef short ribs were amazingly tender and delicious. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for the area.
ALWAYS GOOD AND A GREAT SERVICE. The Bar Is Always Fun. The best Pasta dishes you will ever have.
Losing its luster
I am usually very happy with my meal but not this time. It was freezing in the dining area, couldn't wait to get outside where it warmer. Sad for December 12. The scallops and short ribs were an odd pairing. Short ribs were tough, marinated olives should be warm so as not to be ordinary. The pineapple upside down cake was gritty like it was made with course corn meal. The bread and dipping oil were delicious.
Great as always!! Stephanie is great!! W ...
Great as always!! Stephanie is great!! We so enjoy Crush and frequently dine here!! Would like to see the menu updated with a chicken entree?
The food will lure us back.
Such a treat to discover another good restaurant in addition to Zinc in Sandusky. The meal was something to write home about. We were impressed by some of your staff as well!!!
A gem in Sandusky
A wonderful find in downtown Sandusky. We took our teens (3 of them) as a kickoff to our Cedar Point weekend visit. What a great start it was! The food was well-prepared, the tenderloin steak, salmon and mac and cheese were devoured. Service was terrific, prompt and delightful. The table in the back was nestled in a lovely nook and allowed us a comfortable dining spot. Not a complaint in the group; highly recommend this restaurant. My husband and I wish we lived closer - as it most certainly would become a favorite place to sneak off to without the kids, even if just for a glass of wine and a crabcake.
My favorite place to go in Sandusky.
Love the wine, the food and the ambiance, The Mac N Cheese is to die for and the espresso martini is a delicious end to the night.
Crush never disappoints! The food is exquisite and the service is always the finest.
The food is so tasteful. Great variety. Baby greens salad with strawberries was very fresh. Loved the pierogies. Scallops are unique. Roots veges were cooked to perfection. Desserts were to die for, brownie with chocolate ice cream and chocolate mousse. Very extensive wine list, and super martinis. Wait staff very attentive and pleasant. Good atmosphere. Go, you won't be disappointed.
Wowed out of town guests!
We had visitors from out of town and took them to Crush for dinner. Our friends are foodies and are always looking for great places to dine. Our friends loved Crush -everything about it! They raved about the food! Not once but throughout dinner. Our friends told us they shared their experience at Crush with neighbors and friends.
What a great find!
Eclectic menu, delicious food, beautifully presented. Will go back often and bring friends!
A great time by all.
We had a table of 8 and met in the rear of the restaurant to discuss Celebrate America with 10 Miss America 1948-2013 on October 3, 2015 at The Sandusky State Theater. A wonderful selection of appetizer, the watermelon salad was delicious and the main course was jut enough so that you weren't stuffed. Jessica, our server, was very attentive. We so enjoyed ourselves.
Food was perfect! Service was outstanding!!
A gem, this place was very nice the bar area is very big! The entire place is very clean, the staff is very friendly and our service was excellent. The bar staff was also great! Our cocktails were made perfectly and the food was 5 Star! For people who track this stuff, we arrived on a busy Friday night. Not packed but a good amount of customers.. We were seated right away. Our server came within a minute with water which was very impressive (no asking). Shows good service. We placed a drink order and the drinks came back within 3-5 minutes, and again it was busy, not packed but active. (Another plus!) From the time we placed our order for our food to delivery was about 15 minutes and the food was plated perfectly and hot! We had a salad and that came out within 5 minutes of the drinks arriving at the table. We have dined all over the world, and this spot is worth the time, and effort to visit! We will be back...Sushi is very pleasing and FRESH! My only (and this is minor) issues were the bench seating in the bar area. I suggest a cushion for comfort, rather than sitting on a hard surface. People would stay longer and spend more money! Overall...5 STARS!
Small plates offer something for everybody
Table of eight had an excellent dining experience. Small plates, wine by the glass and flights, entrees, desserts and cocktails - we had it all. There was not a single aspect of this dining experience that was even remotely disappointing. Everything was a high-point of the evening. Three kids had steak, burger and pasta and they loved it all (with the exception of bleu cheese on the burger). Bacon wrapped dates with fontinella were heavenly indulgent. Fettuccine with creamy pesto and sundried tomatoes satisfied the pickiest of eaters. Mushroom pappardelle with mushrooms was just perfect. The scallops with just a hint of Sambuca in the sauce had us asking for bread to clean the plate. The desserts (chocoholic brownie and pineapple upside down cake) were a perfect finish with a little Port. There is a reason that we will definitely be coming back for more.
Cool location. People are really nice. ...
Cool location. People are really nice. Food is unique and quite good. Nice wine selection.
Cathing up with old friends
Made a reservation on line ahead of the date. When we arrived our table was ready. We were kind of tucked away in the corner so we did not enjoy all of the scenery but it was a very nice area to catch up with old friends. We could hear each other without any problems. Wine and food were both great. Nice selection. Would come back
Phenomenal food and service
We arrived early they seated us right away, the menus are very simplistic and not overwhelming the wait staff was amazing! The food was great. It's a good place to grab food then walk the pier for a great date night
Have enjoyed the restaurant for years. ...
Have enjoyed the restaurant for years. They started out with some service issues but have redeemed themselves in recent times. Food and service has been very good and dependable. Very nice menu items but time for an update.
AweSome food. Large choice of wines. Ser ...
AweSome food. Large choice of wines. Service very great. No kid menu but we were proposed pizza or pasta. Very convenient. Don't miss it when you come in Sandusky!
My wife's favorite place to relax and h ...
My wife's favorite place to relax and have your choice of small plates or larger portions.
Service and Food
The service and the food we had at the Crush were exceptional! It was a perfect place for our birthday celebration.
LOVE THE CRUSH!
WE LIVE IN SANDUSKY AND LOVE THE CRUSH, ALWAYS GO THERE AND HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!
Crush never disappoints
Using fresh ingredients and a reliable standard menu with small and large plates there is something for everyone at Crush. We had the Smoked Trour Pate for a starter which comes with fresh grilled crostini. Noticing we ran out of "bread" before pate staff was quick to provide more. Portions are always appropriate and seasonal ingredients used on the alternative menu are a good option.
Need to. Work on temp, when doors open w ...
Need to. Work on temp, when doors open when temp is as cold as it has been
We were staying at Kalahari, and found this place in downtown Sandusky. The food was absolutely phenomenal, and our waitress was fantastic :)
Facilties and concern for customers
Table we were seated at was in bad shape, moved all around. Waiter was too busy to resolve the problem so I ask the hostess for help and she did a great job, moved us to another table. What would have been nice if the manager would of acted as if cared about us.
Worst snow day of the year Valentine's Day 2015
The food was excellent. Service was prompt and Cam was pleasant to work with. We sat by the front door and it was freezing every time it was opened. Kept coats on our shoulders and could have used a blanket. Pineapple upside down cake was the best. My only suggestion would be to serve better hot coffee. With all the special food and drink the coffee was very pedestrian. Bob Evans coffee would be a step up and about the same price. My guess is the owners are not coffee fans! Great place, we will be back!
Best Restaurant in Sandusky
Great restaurant for short business trip. A must when you are in town.
GREAT FOOD & ATMOSPHERE
We had a wonderful experience. Our food choices were strawberry salad, bacon mac & cheese and basil, cheese and tomato thin crust pizza. Super selection of wine. Service was so very good and friendly.
Great casual bistro. Food is great, wine ...
Great casual bistro. Food is great, wine selection eclectic but accessible.
Great friend spot!
An eat out group I belong to decided to try Crush in December. With 18 in our party, we were a hard group to seat. We had 3 tables of 6 near enough to talk and pass the delicious small plates. Food was unique and delicious. Women loved the wine selection and the full bar service with a variety of martinis was perfect. We had a wonderful time. Plus the holiday decor was sparkling and festive.
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