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Crush Lounge

7. Christopher's Restaurant/Crush Lounge

Award-winning chef Christopher Gross breaks barriers with his American Contemporary French-inspired cuisine. The restaurant, at Biltmore Fashion Park, caters to several different dining moods and seamlessly accommodates guests looking for a private, upscale experience as well as those desiring a more comfortable and trendy dinner. Crush Lounge has an inherently cool vibe, emphasized by its orange and black furnishings, glass panels and sleek metal accents. The menu is equally chic featuring dishes like smoked truffle-infused filet mignon, specialty pizzas and vanilla-dusted scallops. All of the dishes are prepared in view of the guests when they sit at the kitchen bar, allowing them to see directly into the open style kitchen.