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“Serendipitous Meal” 5 of 5 stars
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Christopher S Table
5 Depot Sq, Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-6166
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Newton, New Hampshire
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Serendipitous Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Went to Ipswich with another couple in the hope of getting into another restaurant. When the wait was hopelessly long at our first choice we happened upon Christopher's Table while contemplating what to do.
The restaurant has a modern and comfortable décor with high and low tables, a bar with seating for 8 to 10. There's also a corner with two couches and a coffee table.
They have a small but diverse menu with equal numbers of appetizers and main dishes. We were comfortably sitting in the couch areas with drinks; so, it seemed like a natural to go with all appetizers (called small plates). Had a variety cheese platter, orders of sliders and a 'spreads' platter. Everything was scrumptious. Everything was freshly prepared and presented in an exceptionally attractive manner. There is a caramelized onion spread which can only be described as addictive. The sliders were also exceptional... different flavors included gorgonzola, caramelized onion or bacon.
Because they only have a beer and wine selection, they've become very inventive on their offerings. Our visit happened to be during Autumn, so there were Black and Tans with pumpkin ale as well as ales mixed with cider - all served in glasses rimmed with a sugar & cinnamon combination. We had several of these and were very impressed with the flavors they were able to create.
Finally, the staff (including the owner) did a great job with sincerely making us feel welcome and special. Our server was very engaging and personable; but, didn't interfere with our group conversation. When we had consumed all of our crackers & bread, but had some of our spread left over, they quickly grilled up some more so we could finish everything.
We will return, perhaps for lunch or an actual dinner service. Either way, my expectation is extremely high based on my first visit.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great spot for a night out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Christopher's Table is a great place to go for a friendly change of scenery, a delicious glass of wine or refreshing cocktail and tasty small plates. A friend of mine and I wanted to catch up, but didn't want a big dinner on a hot night. We ordered fried artichoke hearts, a cheese plate and a "Fauxito", a refreshing, light cocktail. Heidi, the server, is friendly and efficient, and the plates were so tasty, we ordered another! Highly recommend this sophisticated but welcoming spot!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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“Super fun place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Christopher's has gone through several transformations since it opened, but the excellent food, pastry and friendliness is constant. With the addition of a wine bar, delicious small plates and jazz it is the place to be in Ipswich. In addition, Christopher periodically offers cooking classes which are a truely "hands on" experience and great fun.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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