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Best French Restaurant Phoenix 2012 - Christopher's and Crush Lounge

Christopher\'s and Crush Lounge

Christopher's and Crush Lounge

2502 E. Camelback Road

Phoenix, AZ 85016


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Readers' Choice: Zinc Bistro

Valley tastemaker, James Beard Award winner, and foie gras fanatic chef Christopher Gross continues to bring top-notch French fare to his comfortable yet chic bistro inside Biltmore Fashion Park. From stellar staples like wild mushroom soup with foie gras, hanger steak with sautéed shallots, or the decadent Chocolate Tower, featured in Julia Child's cookbook, to new dishes like sea bass in a saffron cream sauce and exceptional pied de cochon (the pretty French word for pig feet), fans of French cuisine can swoon in the restaurant's contemporary dining room or take a seat around the bustling open kitchen. A selection from co-owner and sommelier Paola Embry's extensive wine list should not be missed.

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How could NewTimes fail to mention Christopher's authentic wood-fired pizza? Pizza's all over the South of France, no better than Christopher's. Top it with duck confit, goat cheese, and figs and…I'm drooling.