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Best Hamburger Phoenix 2011 - Christopher's Restaurant and Crush Lounge

Christopher\'s Restaurant and Crush Lounge

Christopher's Restaurant and Crush Lounge

2502 E. Camelback Road

Phoenix, AZ 85016


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Readers' Choice: Smashburger
James Beard Award-winning chef Christopher Gross, of Christopher's Restaurant and Crush Lounge in Central Phoenix, may be best known for his command of French cuisine, but what most folks may not know is that he makes a damn fine hamburger, too. Sit at a table or belly up to the kitchen bar and start with the eight-ounce patty of perfectly prepared Angus chuck, then choose from toppings of Gruyère, Mimolette, cheddar, or blue cheese, mushrooms, shallots, and crispy bacon on a soft, delicate bun for a sumptuous flavor sensation — just don't call it a "cheeseburger."
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Raise your standards!

This really bummed me out. I know a several of the guys that have been cooks there and they really use garbage ingredients. Tons of frozen items. This really made me sad that out of all the places in the valley you picked Christopher's. This isn't the early 90's anymore. If you were giving out the "best foie gras pizza" award I could see them winning, running unopposed of course.