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Christopher's Restaurant appears to provide a very comprehensive menu with choices that have a somewhat unique twist relative to the Phoenix area. While one would expect the time investment in dish preparation for a complex menu, the service was slow extending our service to nearly three hours. It may be an abberation, but there were only three to four tables this Tuesday evening. Additionally, I hovered over the 'Notable Wine List' selection before declining to remark about it. Our group's initial two wine selections were not in stock at the time. Overall, the ambiance and food presentation is quite contemporary and pleasant. The food was prepared in an excellent manner.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Spectacular ! 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!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was excellent: very creative,
Food was excellent: very creative, good blend of tastes. The service on the patio was awful. We had to wait half an hour for wine. They did do a great job on the lit birthday souffle.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
First 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.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent and consistent!
Excellent and consistent! Fish was fresh, big portions. Staff delightful! Always a treasure!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
2nd 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!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lunch was great!
Great Lunch Spot! 3 course express lunch was wonderful! Fast and efficient service and great food !
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous 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!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
I recently made dinner reservations
I 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.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely Birthday Lunch
I took my mother here for lunch for her 86th birthday. It was lovely. The food was great, and they brought a small cake.
4/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
awesome dinner and John suggested
awesome dinner and John suggested a great wine to pair with it!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Customer Service Excellence
We 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!!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Christopher'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!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday - not
Christopher'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.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great 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 AM
Once again, top-notch
We 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.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always add the fois gras
We 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!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We 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 AM
We 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.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We 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 AM
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.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Christopher's
We have been to Christopher's many times over the past 20 years. It continues to be one of our favorite dining venues
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid start to finish
I was very pleased with my meal. The wine list is well organized, broken into "medium bodied" and "full bodied." Took a pretty long time for the wine to get to our table, though. Fresh baguette with French butter was very good. Had escargot, they were very good, came with diced tomato that was pretty tasty laying in the garlic butter. My friend had the special soup, very good as well. For entree we split the bone-in prime rib for 2, very good, came with bernaise, au poivre and a wine sauce, all of which were very good. For dessert, the Apple tart was really excellent, I highly recommend it. Combined with the absolutely gorgeous interior this was a really nice meal. I like the Biltmore location for those of us south of Scottsdale
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant was clean, quiet,
Restaurant was clean, quiet, great food and excellent service!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, food was all cooked to perfection. Sharing a pizza to start the table off was a great way to go. We did the sopressata and ricotta (best crust I've had anywhere). We had the beet salad and the butter lobster salad next. Not too big, but enough to share if you wanted to, especially after the pizza! We then had Lobster Pot Pie (deconstructed, so there's not all that dough on top...really delicious), Sole Meuniere and the filet with red wine sauce can't be beat. Although full, we still opted for dessert. The souffle's are so light and delicious we had to have two :-) This is a restaurant I would recommend to anyone. Great for a special occasion (ask for a booth) and a really fun, upbeat and vibrant bar scene.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food as always. Very
Great food as always. Very sad that had to wait thirty minutes for our reservation.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Christopher's never disappoints!
Christopher's never disappoints! Enjoyed the Bastille menu and the waiter's wine recommendation! Great evening.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday dinner!
Thank you Christopher and Paola for a wonderful birthday dinner and sending over dessert. Your staff is amazing.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently good over the
Consistently good over the years. Noise level low.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful customer service
I took my friend here to celebrate her 60th birthday because I knew it would be a special place to celebrate. I was not disappointed. the food was fabulous and the level of service was excellent. The staff was attentive but not cloying. The ambieance is lovely. A nice quiet environment to enjoy great food while being able to have good conversation.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious dining-- compliments of a chef who blends taste sensation after taste sensation.and who serves it up with a wait staff that brings attentive friendliness to a new level. From the hostess who greets you at the front door to the waiter assistants, who instinctively attend to your every dining need. A most memorable and enjoyable dining experience to be shared again.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rare find--a good French restaurant
Christopher's is an excellent French restaurant, a rare find in Phoenix. The food presentation is excellent and the flavor is delicate and delicious. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive. The wine list is extensive.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have loved going to lunch with my mother and friends at Christopher's and on a whim decided to have dinner there with my well-behaved children. I was surprised that the wait staff was so friendly and welcoming to them, our server made funny jokes, put extra cherries in my daughter's Shirley Temples and suggested kid friendly entrees. Thank you for a great experience.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food can be a little rich for some, especially for lunch. But it's always delicious and the service is almost always good - especially at night. and if you want to impress a client or a friend, bring them here. I like that I can make a reservation for lunch.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Newbie Discovers A Gem
This was my first time at Christopher's. I had lunch with a very good friend and I couldn't have been more impressed. Had the opportunity to speak with Christopher and learn about his journeys. It was a wonderful experience.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, slow service...with restaurant week many guests..so that was probably the reason...
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food, top notch service
We can here for Resturant week and my mom's birthday. The special menu was interesting, the wine pairing fabs, and excellent table Setvice provided by Michael. We each had different items and tasted all of each others dishes. Had frogs legs, pigs feet, sole with lobster sauce, fois Gras, onion tart, berry tart, tower of mousse and ravioli with truffle and herbs. Every dish was perfect and delicious regardless of how off putting the names were. Go! You will not be disappointed! Proces for this better quality food are very reasonable.....
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for restaurant week
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!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first cisit
But not our last. The Lobster Pot Pie is worth every penny!! Loved the Gruet Brut. Our favorite.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful evening out
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!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
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
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Six Delicious Courses
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.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing and Exceptional
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.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never a disappointment
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.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A place for special occasions.
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.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pricey but worth it.
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!!!!!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM