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Christopher's Restaurant/Crush Lounge
Christopher's Restaurant/Crush Lounge

Christopher's Restaurant/Crush Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.christophersaz.com
  • Email: christophersaz@gmail.com
  • Phone: (602) 522-2344
  • Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week. Christopher's main dining room 11 am-9pm Monday-Wednesday, 11 am-10pm Thursday-Saturday, and 12pm-6pm on Sunday. Happy Hour 7 days a week from 3pm-6pm at the kitchen bar for food and drink. Happy hour also available in CRUSH Lounge for drinks only.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher J. Gross
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Offsite catering for parties of any size provides flexibility and creative options that allows you to customize your gathering to your personal needs. Special requests welcome and no party too big or too small.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have one room that will seat 26 , one more that will seat 50 or it can be open to do 75 . For buy outs restaurant can seat 150 persons . We have a lounge as well Crush that can hold 80 persons for stand up cocktails and passed horsdeourvers
  • Private Party Contact: Angelica Gonzalez (602) 525-1390
  • Special Events & Promotions: We have wine dinners every month for $55 ++ including wine and four courses

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 24th Street & Camelback Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Covered structure and parking lot available.
A word from Christopher's Restaurant/Crush Lounge
Comfortably hip. Elegantly cool. Whatever your mood, it’s here. The sleek Kitchen Bar overlooking the exhibition kitchen is the perfect vantage point to chow down on specialty pizzas, burgers, smoked salmon or pasta, all prepared before your eyes by Chef Christopher and his team. C-144, the ultimate "Chef's Table,” has glass walls and a view of the open kitchen, creating an intimate experience for business or pleasure. When the weather is great, so is the patio for snacking on appetizers or indulging in Christopher's American contemporary, french-infused fare. Sommelier Paola Embry brings her own special touch to Crush Lounge, with a separate, but just as inspiring ambience and fare complimented by an award-winning wine list. Before or after dinner, slip away to a sensuous setting and forget everything else. Sip a glass of wine and munch on a charcuterie and cheese platter or truffle fries. Explore the possibilities behind the curtain! Best French Restaurant 2012 NewTimes Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Christopher's continues to provide excellent high end cuisine in beautiful, comfortable, modern decor with the ambience one desires for fine dining. Service was absolutely impeccable, the chef came to the table after dinner and we were gifted long loaves of their excellent bread to take home with us. It was a birthday celebration, so the birthday soufflé came with a sparkler and "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate on the plate. Every single thing we ordered was excellent -- from the lobster in puff pastry, the striped bass on a bed of roasted, lightly caramelized cauliflower, & the grilled salmon with haricots verte to the profiteroles, Grand Marnier soufflé, and multi layered divine cake. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Made a last-minute reservation here, not knowing what to expect. What an amazing surprise! We were initially placed at a table, which was nice, but we then elected to sit at the bar/open kitchen so that we could watch the staff do their work. The food was simply awesome! Clearly, a must-have here is their fois gras, which when paired with a truffle-infused filet mignon can probably solve international conflicts over dinner. The lobster pot pie was simply amazing, and don't forget to pre-order the chocolate souffle, so that you don't have to wait for it at the end. All-in-all a top 10 dining experience, I and get to dine all over the world for work, so that's saying something. Very highly recommended"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Christopher's hAs been perfect every time. The menu is broad and everything served is fantastic. A great place to hang out talk and look at the kitchen."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "we had a great experience and the service was outstanding"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Wonderful all around. Outstanding food and service! Our server was great and the food sublime."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This is a nice restaurant in the Biltore mall. We met for brunch on Sunday and had a positive experience. Everyone enjoyed the food and service. I would recommend it highly."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "As usual, this restaurant provided a great time and fun food (though in my opinion - a little too pricey). We tried the chocolate moose tower and it was unbelievably great. The service was top-notch as always, but this is the first time we brought our rambunctious toddler son and they accommodated him perfectly."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I have had wonderful dinners and service at Christopher's in the past, but our Valentine's Day dinner with a wine pairing was disappointing. The service was poor and the food server seemed genuinely put out when we asked for any information regarding the wine being paired with our meal. The food was good, but nowhere near the quality of the great meals I have had in the past. Most surprising was the wine, very so-so for a place that is known for its wine bar."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "When Christopher "reopened" his self-named restaurant at his "new" Biltmore location, he tried to be too much. The menu was overdone, it seemed that he was absent most of the time, and it was a complete mess. Over the past several years since then he has returned to his "bistro" roots and it is spectacularly good. Great for informal lunches at the bar or one of the barside banquettes, and great for semi-formal dinners in the back. Noise level is a bit high (depending on neighbors), but the wines are incredible, every piece of food is perfection, the service is excellent, and the prices are reasonable considering the quality of the ingredients. Oh, and we usually bring our 6 year-old daughter and she always loves it!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and the atmosphere is great. The lighting is very dim in some areas while the path way lighting is far too bright. The wall decor and the sectioned seating areas was great for intimate dining. The service however was not matching the price for dining. We ordered drinks at the bar because we were told we had a bit of a wait, even though we made reservations. The we were seating before our drinks came. The hostess wasn't clear or welcoming about having our drinks brought to our table. Our waiter didn't know about the drinks coming so it took far to long to get them. To top it off, the drinks were awful. Our waiter too far too long to take our order, and he was too eager to clear our plates."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great evening, wonderful food, good service. Will dine there again for sure!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Review title says it all. Not disappointed by either the service or the food, although the former trumped the latter. The Biltmore mall location isn't ideal for an evening, and the place was basically empty by 8:15. Not among the top 25 in our view, but prices as if it were. We won't be returning, and don't recommend it."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "They don't know what they're doing OR what's on their menu.. We asked the server what fish do they have for the day ? He said Sea Bass... My fiance and I were drooling as we loves Sea Bass So we ordered Sea Bass but the Stripe bass came out Obviously the Server doesn't know the difference between Sea Bass and Stripe Bass but I DO !!! Food were too salty and over cooked. I had to ask my fiance to stop me from going there again."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great for a evening for two. Particularly the the little half moon booths tucked into a room just beyond the open kitchen. Service was impeccable. We never felt rushed and enjoyed each course. The mussels were very good and make sure you don't miss dessert!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I have been to Christopher's a few times now. Each time I leave thinking the same. The apps and entree's are great, but the desserts leave something to be desired."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We dined here for our Anniversary. It was impressive from the time we walked through the door. Seated at a Romantic table for 2 & immediately greeted.by Josh, an extremely charming, knowledgeable & accommodating waiter. This certainly wasn't a stuffy French restaurant. They were happy to Honor our special requests ( not the norm in many restaurants of this caliber). The menu is diverse. In addition to typical French entrees , they have side dishes that could Actually be a meal. I enjoyed a scrumptious Risotto with roasted vegetables as an Accompaniment to my Foie Gras appetizer. My husband had a perfectly prepared & Generously sized rack of lamb, accompanied with a delicious French Sauce."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "When I made the reservation I assumed they would sit us at a table, instead the we're going to have us sit at the chef's table. The hostess was very polite and offered us an alternate table in the main dining room. Unfortunately however, we were seating so close to the two adjacent table that I literally had to tuck my elbows in not to touch the person sitting next to me and I'm very small framed. The hostess went to sat another couple next to us at one point and they refused because the tables were so close together. For it being New Years Eve and a special nice out, it would have been nice to have been able to have a private conversation with my date without feeling like the tables next to us were part of the conversation."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It was wonderful to see Christopher again after a long hiatus. He was working hard behind the counter making sure dishes were finished correctly just before be served to patrons. We got to chat back and forth as he worked. The food was fabulous, and the ambience was terrific. I was glad to be back."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We celebrated our Christmas Eve at Christopher's and had a great meal, as always. The ambience was nice, meal well paced and the food was excellent. Our waiter, however, was loud, impressed with his sense of humor, and canned in his conversation. He was training another waiter who actually was just great in comparison. Waiting is not a stage for performance..."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The food was great and the lobster bisque was outstanding."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "We LOVED our entire meal and had no problem with the total cost. However, it is not a restaurant for frequent or casual dining. The service was impeccable, the escargot, lamb chops and duck dishes were all perfectly prepared and served and the special treat for my husbands birthday was definitely appreciated. The pot of French Press coffee was poured into a pre heated cup. NICE!!!!!"
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "You can always be assured of superb quality food and service! Wonderful for any special occasion. There is no better place in town for fois gras."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Once again, Christopher Gross impresses. Food, Service and all around experience was excellent! Lunch, dinner or brunch, I can always count on a consistent delicious meal, made exactly how I ask for it and continue to want to go back again. One of my favorites."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "I took my mother here for lunch for her 86th birthday. It was lovely. The food was great, and they brought a small cake."
    Dined on 4/23/2013
  • "Most notably one of the best places to dine in Phoenix. Enjoyed the chefs tasting menu and every course was a masterpiece. Julio, our server was attentive even with a very full restaurant. Only one flaw is that he asked me what I wanted for dessert before I was finished with my 5th course. Would have preferred till I was finished and dish was cleared before asking. We will return again and again."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The evening was delicious with our six course tasting menu with wine. Jose our waiter made it especially pleasant with his relaxed demeanor with professional service."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I have dined at all of Christophers restaurants for 20 years. The food is still superb with many choices for all tastes and appetites. The space is quiet, modern and very attractive. The waiter was attentive, knowlegeable but unobtrusive. The wine list is interesting and the waiter made good recommendations. Noteworthy dinner ending with the chocolate tower"
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "Our dining experience for restaurant week was nice, and our guests enjoyed the meal. The service was somewhat lackluster, perhaps because of the special menu. The food at Christopher's is always excellent!"
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "You can't beat Chef Cristopher's sauces! The combination of flavors and ingredients is always superb. Presentation is beautiful and ambience is very metropolitan, upscale and comfortable. Lobster pot pie is a favorite!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "I had friends visiting from out of town and I wanted to take them somewhere that had great food and a great atmosphere. Christopher's was perfect! We had a pre dinner drink in Crush and then moved into the main restaurant. My friend had the lamb and red bell pepper soup and was so impressed! My other friend tried the arugula salad and the scallops and she was in heaven. I had the house made ricotta and then the rib eye which is so good that I order them both every time I come here for dinner! Service was very good!"
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "Food and service were amazing. Everyone on the staff is attentive to each and every guest making you feel welcome. We felt that the staff truly cared that we had an excellent dining experience. We had the 6 course tasting menu with the wine pairing. The wine selection was perfectly paired with each course. That was the 2nd time we have dined there. It is on our A list."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "Thank you Christopher and Paola for a wonderful birthday dinner and sending over dessert. Your staff is amazing."
    Dined on 8/12/2013