First Crush opened its doors in 1989 and specializes in a seasonally changing menu of Contemporary American cuisine. Located in the Theater District, it attracts tourists, shoppers, and locals, and a wine grotto is available for private groups. The restaurant, wine bar, and lounge provides options for diners seeking a full meal of large or small plates, a quick snack, or just dessert. Large plate offerings include pan seared Dungeness crab cakes with wilted collard greens, dirty rice, spicy tarragon aioli, and hollandaise. The wine list is all-California, with vineyards like Three Sisters Vineyard and Pomarium.