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Christopher's Restaurant & Crush Lounge

2502 E. Camelback Rd. (24th St.) Send to Phone
602-522-2344 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Contemporary French food three ways: in an upscale but casual bistro, in a wine bar and in a high-end restaurant.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Christopher's Restaurant & Crush Lounge Restaurant Review

: Christopher Gross's eponymous restaurant will remind you that he's a famous chef. The walls are dotted with awards and photos of him and his sommelier partner, Paola Embry, schmoozing with everyone from the late Charlie Trotter and Julia Child to Jacques Pépin and Emeril. But it's the food that proves the celebrity is cooking deep. The chef pairs two concepts in his operation: “One” is a French bistro with classics like wild mushroom soup with foie gras, or smoked truffle-infused filet mignon alongside Gallic specialties such as pied de cochon (pigs’ trotters). “Two” is the Crush Lounge wine bar with an after-hours menu that's available until 2 a.m. nightly. Whatever you choose, all plates should be paired with Embry’s wines from a list that may be the best in the Valley.

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