Christopher's Restaurant/Crush Lounge
We have been to Christopher'sWe have been to Christopher's many times over the past 20 years. It continues to be one of our favorite dining venues6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experience!!We had come in for Restaurant week and decided to come back and try some items on the Dinner Menu. The Foie Gras Mushroom soup was divine! The waiter Ralph was great at describing the tasting menu so we decided to try it and we were not disappointed!! I have never had Frog legs, they taste like chicken! So good!!
We passed on dessert although we had seen some while the waiters were passing the table to deliver them. They looked fantastic. We will save room next time! I always get coffee and the french press coffee is delicious!! I cannot wait to come back with friends.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday CelebrationWe went to Christopher's to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious and the prices very reasonable. Our server was quite charming and fulfilled our needs expertly. He recommended we come back to experience the "happy hour" and we intend to do just that.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful EveningWe introduced our Dutch friends to this restaurant last night and they loved it. Very impressed with the wine list. All savored the scallop soufflé with caviar and wine pairing, along with other delicious courses. The friendly, efficient, professional staff created such a pleasant atmosphere. We finished off the evening in Crush Lounge for a perfect ending to a very lovely evening. Can't wait to do it again.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways add the fois grasWe always order chef suggestions, either the tasting menu or the Arizona Restaurant Week menu (if dining during one of those two weeks a year). Then add an 8 oz half lobe of fois gras to split among the table (two, three or four people). During Restaurant Week, we had a scallop mousse course that was like nothing we've ever had before. Touche!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent mealWe went for restaurant week, having always wanted to try it but just hadn't gotten around to it, restaurant week was a good excuse.
Every course was amazing, the service outstanding and the ambiance great. We loved the way the restaurant is set up with different rooms so you feel like you're in a smaller, more quaint environment rather than one of many in a giant, noise filled room.
Excellent overall and we'll definitely be back!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again, top-notchWe are never disappointed and, once again, we had a special dinner. Our waiter provided outstanding service despite having to deal with a difficult group of diners who absolutely refused to be pleased with anything and were confused with everything (the AZ Restaurant Week menu was defined with explicit clarity by the waiter). The wine pairings were original and exceptional, allowing us to try some varietals we may not have ordered otherwise and they allowed the food to shine, contrasting the flavors nicely at times, and complementing them at others. The Mousse of Scallops was exquisite, draped with a subtle lobster sauce. Other entrees were equally memorable. Christopher's continues to provide a peak dining experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and atmosphere!I love this restaurant and go there as much as I can afford. Great food, nice presentation, awesome chef! I highly recommend this place for fine dining experience.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday - notChristopher's is very consistent and memorable. Unfortunately, although I had mentioned that it was my partner's birthday on my original reservation as well during the res confirmation discussion - I was disappointed when that fact was never addressed.
I didn't want to embarrass her by bringing it up in front of her and did not expect it would be necessary.
Thank you.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMChristopher's made my Mom smile!I wanted to do something special for my mother on Mother's day. So I took her (and my father) to brunch at Christophers. Christophers offered a Mother's day special brunch that included brioche french toast for my mother and father and eggs Benedict for me. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and comfortable but also attentive, informed, and professional. Its a beautifully designed restaurant. I love the juxtaposition of the contemporary design and modern materials with touches of wood, suede, and orange toned color pallet and lighting that softens and enhances that feeling of comfort. My Mom's smile beamed throughout the entire meal. Thanks Christophers!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCustomer Service ExcellenceWe had been there only once before and not only did the waiter remember us, the chef/owner made a stop by the table personally to thank us and make sure everything was perfect. And it was!! The food is fantastic, the ambiance perfect for family or romantic situations and the service is impeccable. We will return!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome dinner and John suggestedawesome dinner and John suggested a great wine to pair with it!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointed!!Another Great Dinner! We enjoyed the Filet and Scallops! Very attentive service, great food, and dessert was fantastic. The manager was very pleasant and stopped by to make sure we were enjoying our evening. We will be back!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Enjoyable!!!!We made sure to arrive early and have some drinks in the lounge. We enjoyed sitting on the Patio and relaxing before being seated for dinner. The Foie Gras Mushroom soup is amazing! Filet was cooked perfectly and potatoes were delicious. The dining room Is comfortable and coursing is not rushed. Overall a great evening. Coming back to try the Happy Hour Friday!!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI recently made dinner reservationsI recently made dinner reservations through Christopher's Web site and, as a technically-challenged senior citizen, I found it to be amazingly easy. It was a delight to use and I quickly received confirmation by email. After my easy booking, my evening at Christopher's was a completely enjoyable experience. The restaurant is the perfect setting for exquisite food, fine wine and stimulating conversation. The roasted red bell pepper soup is a must, as well as the smoked salmon and caviar. Everyone in my party enjoyed his/her entree very much, and the Grand Marnier souffle was an awesome ending to a lovely evening. I can't wait to do it again. And many thanks to Julio, our server, who took such good care of us. Hope to see you soon.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Food and Service!!This was our first of what will be many visits to Christopher's. With 6:30 reservations on Good Friday, the restaurant was not yet busy. Each staff member was attentive and the decor/atmosphere relaxing. Our food was the true highlight of the evening, starting with an endless supply of fresh-baked bread. Frisee salad was divine; Parmesan-Encrusted Goat Cheese salad deliciously unique! All four of us chose entrees from the daily specials and all were fantastic, including deep diver scallops that melted in your mouth, fresh fish, and lamb shank pizza! Topped the meal off with cappuccino (nicely finished with a biscotti balanced on the cup rim) and by sharing the chocolate mousse. We highly recommend Christopher's for a special treat!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch was great!Great Lunch Spot! 3 course express lunch was wonderful! Fast and efficient service and great food !3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd time just a good as the 1st!Duck 2 ways and lamb shank special were delicious! Suggested wine pairings from the server were on point. We will be back!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent and consistent!Excellent and consistent! Fish was fresh, big portions. Staff delightful! Always a treasure!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Christopher's.First time at Christopher's. Other than the difficulty in finding the place, this was a really outstanding experience. Great food, pretty good service and very nice atmosphere. We will be back.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular ! Spectacular !Excellent food, wine and service! Foie Gras is delicious! Decided to celebrate my wife's birthday with some friends here! Everyone enjoyed themselves! We will be back soon!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMChistopher's is a great placeChistopher's is a great place for a reliably good, nice dinner. We had the fois gras appetizer, and the fois gras was great but the bread dulled the taste of it. The truffle frites are amazing, and the truffle infused filet mignon was perfect.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was outstandinThe food and service was outstanding. The waiter was very knowledgeable and was helpful in making recommendations for dinner and wine selection.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good restaurant and everyVery good restaurant and every time we go there it keeps on getting better, unlike other restaurants which stay at the same level.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways fantastic!!!!!! WheneverAlways fantastic!!!!!! Whenever I come to Phoenix, Christopher's is on my list. Had an amazing Norwegian Cod and a great Duck Confit salad.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome, Awesome, AwesomeWe dined there for my birthday (for which they bring out a fabulous firework on a dessert.....so fun!) and there was 9 of us. We did split checks but told them ahead of time so they accommodated us without issue. Ed, our server was AWESOME!! He dealt with the group very well, was informative, friendly, knowledgable about the food and wine(which we found a little weird to navigate to find by the glass and the selection was a tad limited. However the food was AMAZING. We coursed it out, started with escargot, then a lobster, arugula salad, then foie gras and scallops. It was 8pm on a Monday so we had the place to ourselves. A perfect experience, EVERYONE had a blast :)2/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExpensive lessonWine list was full of very over-priced offerings. Expensive food too. We just did not think it worth the inflated price. John, our waiter was the best!2/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA great restaurant.Christopher's is a regular dining spot for discerning diners. He is creative, friendly and the food and service are always superb. A real Phoenix institution.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AM