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First Crush report

PekoePeony | May 8, 2006 03:05 PM

I had a show to catch at the Golden Gate Theatre (the disappointing Slava's Snowshow) on Saturday night and so opted for an early dinner at First Crush, which is a short walk away.

The food is very typical Cal-American, we didn't really see anything that got us excited. However they had a very good selection of wine flights (all of those wines are also available by the glass) -- we had an outstanding Zin flight (made up of notable wines found at this year's ZAP) and a good white flight as well.

We started with the seared ahi with cooked tomatoes, which I didn't like at all -- I prefer my ahi to be paired with something more vinegary. We moved on to the beet salad (good) and the dry-aged ribeye with mushroom sauce (decent but more cooked than we specified). The ribeye came with "shoestring fries" which were almost exactly the look and taste of McDonald's fries.

Overall I think First Crush is best for a pre- or post-dinner flight or glass of wine at the bar. The food is okay but nothing special; it's probably fine if you're in the area and are looking for something safe.

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