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About Christopher's + Crush Lounge

Chef Christopher winner of the James Beard Award “Best Chef of the Southwest “and Top Ten New Chefs in America from Food and Wine Magazine and also seen on Julia Childs PBS series Cooking with Master Chefs
Christopher's American Contemporary, "Bistronomy" French-infused fare matched with Sommelier Paola Embry brings her own special touch to Christopher’s & Crush Lounge with an award-winning wine list.
The kitchen dinning Bar over looking the exhibition kitchen is the perfect vantage point to watch the chefs in action C-144, our"Chef's Table,” has 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 Sip a glass of wine and much on a charcuterie and cheese platter or truffle fries. Explore the possibilities behind the curtain! Best French Restaurant 2015 NewTimes

2502 E Camelback Road, Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French American, American

Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week. Christopher's main dining room 11 am-9pm Monday, Tuesday 11 am-10pm -Saturday, and 12pm-8pm 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.

Cross Street:
24th Street & Camelback Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 522-2344

Website:
http://www.christophersaz.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Covered structure and parking lot available. We are the only restaurant located on the north side of the mall with free parking.

Executive Chef:
Christopher J. Gross

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have wine dinners every month for $65 ++ including wine and four courses

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Daily 5:00PM - 5:45PM

Christopher's + Crush Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

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Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for a Date (10)
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Notable Wine List (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Fun (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Chef’s tasting menu with wine pairing - one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 6 days ago

IT'S GOOD THEY'RE CLOSING. RESTAURANT IS TIRED, AND FOOD WAS OKAY - TOUGH BEEF. MAYBE IT WILL BE BETTER AT THE WRIGLEY.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Christopher's is an Arizona icon. I have been going to it for 27 years. It is not as well known as the big steakhouses like Mastro's, but it is in the same class. I like it most because it is quiet and you can hear yourself think and talk to other people without yelling and leaning your head in all the time.

The menu is very diverse and esoteric and they have a great wine list.

I suggest the foie gras. We had the ribeye for two. It was perfectly cooked and there was enough for three.

Christopher's has always been pricey, but no more so than any other restaurant in its class.

I was a bit put off by our server. She used the obsequious "we" too much. (How are "we?" What will "we" be eating? Do "we" want a drink? This is a pet peeve of mine.) She was adequate, but not great.

I had to send my drink back twice because the bartender didn't know how to make a gimlet. The first one was great. After the second try on the second one, I just told her to take it away. She expressed no interest in it and made no mention of taking it off of the bill. (I didn't have my glasses, so I'm not sure it was even removed). The manager did not inquire.

The bus service was outstanding. I should have left a side tip.

It is worth going there for a drink just to see the front door.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The Duck Confit was very good, as were the mussels—though the sauce was lukewarm. The major disappointment was the Cheesecake, lacking any substantive flavor, very bland with cottage cheese consistency. The wine and coffees were top notch. All in all disappointing with the high prices.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve. The service which has always been outstanding was mediocre at best. Diminished an otherwise lovely evening.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great wines by the glass. Excellent informative but unobtrusive service. The lobster brandy puff pastry entree is fabulous and unique. Great restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The service was real slow on a Wednesday night when the restaurant was basically empty. The waiter wasn’t very engaging nor attentive. The sea bass and mussels had very little taste/flavor to them. The soup came out like warm and the salad had brown lettuce in it. Wasn’t worth the price or the drive.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Scrumptious

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Ambiance was fine, not extra ordinary. The service was outstanding and personal. The meats were great but the gruyere mashed potatoes were watery and reflected no taste of gruyere or much taste at all. The “tower dessert” was very special, still light yet flavorful.

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Very disappointed. Dishes we have enjoyed in the past there were not the same. The mushroom soup w/ foie gras was way too sweet and not what it used to be. The duck was overcooked. Perhaps Christopher is too focused on the Biltmore Mansion these days.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Both the food and the drinks were excellent! Service was very good, too.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The best foie gras in Phoenix. A wonderful place to enjoy a special occasion...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Well executed meal. However I was baffled by the $40 charge for 4 scallops. That was outrageous even for a New Yorker!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As always, our experience at Christopher's was lovely. This time, we were celebrating a birthday, and the service and ambience were wonderful, the food - exquisite. This is a favorite spot for us.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 20, 2017

First class dining and service. Every morsel was delicious!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always Knocks it out of the park.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I've been here several times and the food is delightful. The best foie I've ever had time and time again. Typically the service is excellent, and this last time was no different, but the server we had was like a robot. He was good, but seriously no detectable emotion throughout the night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Christopher’s is a gem. Food was delicious, served in a competent non intrusive way. Attention is paid to details but nothing seems fussy. Atmosphere is sophisticated but relaxed. Great wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Lovely restaurant. Our server was very educated on wine, making it fun and interesting. The food was wonderful, reminded us of our best French foods inparis. We had tasting menu and paired wines, a fabulous value and just perfect. Very quiet, very pleasant. Strange to be in a shopping mall but it was wonderful, we shall return. Enjoy!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fantastic food, great dining room, and engaging service. We look forward to many additional visits to explore the great menus.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This restaurant went above and beyond! Food was amazing and perfect portions. Had the best waiter and will definitely be back again!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have been here before to enjoy as special occasion. They really know how to make a birthday dessert sparkle! The food overall was good, not overly memorable and the service was unenthusiastic on this particular night. I do recommend scallops which were cooked perfectly.
The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went for a birthday and the dessert was "spectacular" and came with a sparkler. The food was delicious and the service was superb! We had a lot of fun! An excellent choice for any occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It's been a while since we'd been to Christopher's. It was lovely. Even better than we had remembered it. The comfortable seating, low but elegant music in the background, fresh and inventive food... All of it made for a beautiful date night with my husband.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Delightful meal. Friseé salad and duck three ways with a glass of Nebbiolo. Everything was perfect down to the bread and butter.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I chose this restaurant because it was recommended to use the Open Table dining certificate, it offered a 1,000 point bonus, and neither my husband nor I had been before. I reserved a spot to celebrate a work milestone for my husband. -We chose to sit at the open kitchen bar to watch the line cooks, the chef, and the action in the pizza oven. We had 4 glasses of wine, a cheeseburger, an order of fries, and a pizza. The food was good, but lacked seasoning in a big way. I was especially looking forward to the house ground burger, but without the right amount of salt, it was lackluster. -The vibe from the open kitchen was uncomfortable. The kitchen was operating at an easy pace, but line cooks weren't interacting or smiling at all. -The waiter did not appear to be very interested in serving us. He rarely came around, only offered the most expensive of menu suggestions, and didn't bother to acknowledge my husband's accomplishment until he delivered my credit card slip when he said, "Oh yeah, congratulations on the sale." -Lastly, in the middle of dinner I received an email from Open Table that said my reservation was canceled. I visited the host stand and asked why my reservation was canceled while I was literally in the restaurant. The host apologetically explained that the chef requires that reservations be cancelled if the customer sits at the open kitchen bar during happy hour because he has to pay $3/ person for the 1,000 point promotion. Luckily Open Table rectified the issue after I spoke to them. -All in all, it was a disappointing evening. I don't treat my husband to dinner out very often, only about 4 our 5 times a year when he makes a sale at work. For us, it's a special evening whether we choose to sit and watch the open kitchen, or we sit in the formal dining room. I've seen this restaurant while shopping at the Biltmore, and I always thought it was a high class establishment. After dining there, it feels like it's struggling just to hang on.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We've been going to Christopher's for years. Food is always excellent. There is a good variety, so there is something for everyone. But, nothing is typical. Yes, there is mac-n-cheese, but it's like no other mac-n-cheese you've ever had. Unique pizza's, great salads. Everything is fresh and expertly prepared.
Excellent wine list as well.
Atmosphere is casual with a touch of elegance. Staff is professional, but not stuffy. A nice place for a special meal, a date, or if you just want something a step up from the usual.
We return time and time again ....

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The atmosphere was relaxed and lovely, and the wait staffs charming and helpful. Our appetizer was delicious, but very rich. My husband loved the lamb chops, but changed the sauce, as he not a curry fan. I found that the blood orange sherbet was a great palate cleanser, but my husband had to have the Banana Foster"s sushi dessert to satisfy his sweet tooth! Yum!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Cozy, Tapas, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Staff was great. Food was really good. Noise level was low, good conversation.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We love dining at Christopher s. The normal menu is very large so that you can always find something that you will love. This time we went for restaurant week which had a great menu with a wine tasting option that was a terrific value.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The hanger steak was tasteless and tough. Veg overcooked. Fish almost startles. Service very good and wonderful bread.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Phenomenal. I always pass by this place when shopping, and finally made it a point to check it out for Restaurant Week! Well worth it! Will definitely try to go back soon to check out their HH

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Christophers is always good but compared to Different Point of View really shined during restaurant week.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We attended the restaurant for Phoenix Restaurant Week. The space is divided into intimate sections, making it a quiet and cozy environment. The food and wine pairings were outstanding. Everything smelled and tasted so utterly delicious that we will certainly return for special occasions. The onion soup was the best ever, the bread and butter marvelous, and everything perfectly prepared and presented. Deserves all the accolades.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 21, 2017

EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE AS ALWAYS! WILL SEE YOU IN YOUR NEW LOCATION!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We once again had a great evening here; here it goes way beyond just the meal. Excellent non-rushed and unobtrusive service, very knowledgeable. We had a scallop app with a sprinkling of caviar...wowie! Entrees were the roasted chicken breast (super juicy) and the duck confit (with leg & thigh) both perfectly prepared and presented. Grab seats around the open kitchen if you want a perfectly entertaining evening. Highly recommended!

p.s. Warning! They will put house baked crusty bread with some kind of super ridiculous butter right under your very nose at this crazy place! Be strong, do not eat more than 6-7 servings or you will have them put your confit directly into the take-out bag.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Very disappointing restaurant week dinner. The onion soup was sweet tasting and not very hot. My sea bass was tasteless. Could not taste any hint of lemon in the scant amount of sauce. My cheese plate was good. There were hardly any diners and the waiter took way too long to bring drinks. When we asked for 5 min to decide on ordering he came back in 20! We won't be back.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

My boyfriend and I had a fancy dinner date planned and decided on Christopher's. The food, service and ambience were perfect amd we had the most wonderful time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We went for restaurant week. it had ben years since we ate at Christopher's and wanted to get reacquainted with the restaurant. The menu options for restaurant week were wonderful. My guest had the flank steak and I had the duck. Both were prepared to excellence. The appetizers and deserts were great as well. the restaurant was very busy but the service was excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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