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Christopher's Review

Dapuma | Mar 25, 2011 05:44 PM

Went to Christopher's last night for the first time with the soon to be mrs for an early dinner

It is a French restaurant at the Biltmore

We got there and there was no one standing at the host station so we looked around at Crush to the left and at the restaurant and were greated shortly then taken to our table in the back of the restaurant - inside the place is pretty nice and the tables sit back in a little enclave so it stops alot of the noise from the bar area

then we sat by ourselves for awhile (service was pretty bad) when the server came over he went over the specials etc we asked for a few more minutes to figure out what we wanted to order then we were left alone for a long time again, luckily the bread guy was on point, so we munched on some bread and butter while we waited

I had the mussels with white wine and chorizo broth and the mrs had the salmon

She said the salmon had a good buttery sauce with it, and was seared nicely, however it was very thin, about the thickness of a McRib (the correct response is laughter with a slight craving for a mcrib) so she felt a bit robbed because it wasnt thicker however it was good

The mussels i had were very large, and the broth was pretty good, had the smokiness of the chorizo, however the mussels had a ton of onions all over them along with huge strips of chorizo, when eaten with the mussels you couldnt really tell you were eating mussels, so that was a bit confusing why they would do that, but overall it was solid- the basil olive oil toast point they served with it to dip in the broth was too burnt so i stuck with the regular bread

The server never came back to ask if we wanted more wine (although the water guy made sure we were set), and after we ate we sat with out plates the table for a long time and had to wait for the bill a long time - bad service all the way around but that aside...

the bill with 1 glass of wine was 52, and most of the other menu items were much more expensive, overall I thought the meal was average the menu is expensive for what you get - i think you are paying for the location in the biltmore, was disappointing overall - we had a gift card deal so for the discounted price it was fine, but if we had to pay that regular menu price for what we got, we would have not been happy

Average expensive food is the final thought

2502 E Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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