About Carefree Bistro
Carefree Bistro is modeled around fresh seasonal food.
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
East Cave Creek Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
We have Public and Private parking front and behind of Bistro. Cross street is East Cave Creek Road and Hum Road.
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Carefree Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We went to Carefree Bistro for Father's ...
We went to Carefree Bistro for Father's Day Brunch. The Parisian omelet was outstanding. Full of fresh veggies and grease free. The vegetable panini was also excellent. The service is always pleasant and attentive.
When will they close?
Our third time here hoping it would be better than the first two and it was even worse. Wife's entree, the daily special in fact, was fatty and undercooked. The cream sauce accompanying the fish was bland and tasteless. To their credit, we were not charged and our waitress was polite and very understanding.
The ice water was terrific.
This is a local place so I was hoping it was a gem, but I felt it was so so! That being said, the mozzarella used for the caprese salad was delicious, but the tomatoes were under ripe. The salmon was just ok nothing special, and the desert...the gelato salted caramel was delicious but not the profiteroles, a little dry. So for the individual cost of over $50.00 ea. not the best.
Another Enjoyable Meal at Carefree Bistro
Carefree Bistro continues to be one of our favorite local restaurants. As usual, I had the risotto of the day----seafood---and it was excellent. DH had wanted the chicken and prawns, but it is no longer on the menu, so he had a chicken dish (can't remember name) that he proclaimed VERY Good! We started with the grilled polenta appetizer and Cream of Fennel soup. Both noteworthy. Another pleasant experience!
Carefree bistro came highly recommended...
....and we now know why. We shared the tuna tartare and it was one of the best we have ever had. The eggplant app was enough for my dinner to follow. The veal dish was not what was expected but did not disappoint in any way. Service was great. We really enjoyed this delicious meal.
Nice neighboorhood place
Ate here for the first time and really enjoyed it. Our server, Elizabeth, was a delight. Can't wait to go back and try some of the other interesting items on the menu. My risotto was excellent and the wife's chicken was very good. We'll be back.
Great food & ambience, but specials are pricey
We've passed by Cafe Bistro many times, but finally made an open table reservation. We were kindly greeted. Food was great. Just beware, I ordered their special of the night, 'Rissotto w/Scallops', figuring the pricing would be comparable to their menu pricing, but got charged $38 for this meal. Most expensive entre' on menu was $28. While it was very tasty, I feel It was overpriced (& for only 4-5 scallops). With that being said, I would definitely go again.
Excellent and Consistent
Love Carefree Bistro!!! Been three times in past 6 weeks. Consistently produces creative menu items with that totally agree our palettes. Have had enough variety to appreciate the chef's skills. Wait people seem to know the menu and ingredients beyond what is common. Will be back often and will continue to introduce more of friends.
We have gone here several times before and were impressed by the food and service. We had not gone there for some time and thought it would be a good place to bring friends from out of town to get a great feeling for the area. This time there was a dramatic change. The service was poor by any standards and the food was fair. It was an embarrassment to us for bring our friends there. The server was unable to answer any questions about the menu, didn't know a main item was no longer available until the order was placed, and provided no recommendation for a substitute. The food fell short of what we had come to expect here. Not sure what happened, but I hope they fix it.
Nice small restaurant
Our meal was very good, service was above average and our server was extremely helpful as we haven't been there before. A bit too noisy for my taste. The bar looked quieter and they were serving dinner there, as we left. It appears to be a 'neighborhood gem'. Will go again.
One of my favorite restaurants
Cafe Binks is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is consistently amazing! The staff is so friendly and always remembers us when we come back. The trout is the best. And don't get me started on the fries with the truffle ketchup...yummmmm! Just love this place!
The Bistro was very quiet, which gave us some concern, however the food was excellent. I highly recommend the homemade flatbread and dip as a shared appe. We were a party of four and all enjoyed our entree. Our service was good, food excellent, as was the wine. We could not get a blended margarita, but that would not influence a return visit.
Our out of state guests arrived late. W ...
Our out of state guests arrived late. We called. The kitchen staff waited. Then we all asked for variations on their amazing risotto. No problem. Our waiter was perfect. Made the whole experience fun. And the risotto? 4 empty plates! Great experience!!
Had a very good meal overall. There were 4 of us. Veal meatballs were delicious. I am a good cook so food preparation and taste are important to me. The special seafood risotto was reported rlto be very nice as well as the short ribs. My only real complaint was the salad... It was "gritty". Wish it would have been properly cleaned because the rest of the meal was terrific.
First time, Last time
Our first time here and it was very average. Will not go back again
Outside seating has a view of the parking lot. Our inside table for 2 had a view of the highway
Noise level way too loud. Adequate wine list but no craft beers and a limited beer selection
The bar was busy so maybe they had a descent Happy Hour. Too many other good restaurants in Cave Creek and Carefree
We have looked forward to the re-opening of Carefree Bistro. We have eaten both lunch and dinner. They have added a larger bar section which will appeal to the crowd that likes that. Hopefully, it will become an area hotspot. Try the specials. It is a nice addition to an already good
restaurant. The food is great and adventuresome. Service is attentive. A needed addition to Carefree.
Carefree Bistro-on the edge of being a great place
I so want this place to succeed, they have the makings of being a great place, especially now since their renovations. I guess my biggest complaint would be the service, everyone is very nice, but the service is lacking big time. I'm looking forward to trying the new bar area once their TVs are installed, hoping it's a good place to watch a game, grab dinner, and chat with my favorite bartenders.....which I've hear now work there. A few minor adjustments and this place can be a neighborhood regular for a lot of folks.
Carefree Bistro is back after a short su ...
Carefree Bistro is back after a short summer break for remodeling. We dined there just after they reopened and the interior updates were not quite completed. The changes are beautiful, with a separate bar area and more outdoor coverage. The food, which needed no improvement, is as delicious as ever! So glad they're back!!
Quiet night on a summer Thursday, I hope they can remain open as I find Carefree Bistro the best in the area. We have a shortage of good places to eat here,.
My friend did have an issue finding a good wine to her taste. I was sorry about that as she had a special something to celebrate. We both enjoyed our meals, salmon and ravioli.
I have been there several times and have always had good service.
Great place to dine in Carefree
Have eaten here three times and each time gets better. Great food , friendly service. Mother's Day Brunch was great. French vegi omelet and French Toast were both done perfectly. Not routine fare, done with special attention. Highly recommended.
Forget it. Made a reservation on open ta ...
Forget it. Made a reservation on open table. When we got there, they scolded us for using open table. "Open table never calls us for the reservation". Felt like we were imposing. Food was good. Many other choices to try. Look for those first.
This is a much needed restaurant in the ...
This is a much needed restaurant in the area that has very good food. We really enjoyed our second meal here and will return. By the looks of the crowd, other area residents are catching on to the goodness of this new restaurant.
Carefree Bistro first visit
Our service was excellent. Our server was very cordial and knowledgeable. The restaurant is smaller than expected, so reservations are a must. The food was very good. Beet salad is great! I find it a little bothersome to order chicken with prawns and it comes with two small shrimp! Otherwise the rest was good. Even though the wine list is limited, our choices were very good. I felt it was a little pricey for the level of offerings.
A nice surprise!
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Carefree Bistro. My husband had their Petrale sole sandwich and, I, the chicken sandwich. Both were delicious! Our waiter apologized for our short wait while the bread was baking, and it was deliciously worth that short wait. Other diners were digging into pizzas and entree salads which we will check out when we return!
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