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.
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