Le Sans Souci

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95 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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Cozy, comfortable and alluring, Le Sans Souci is the premiere classic French restaurant in Cave Creek. elegant, pleasant place to set the stage for a dining experience that is unmatched in the area. Serving classic French food, Le Sans Souci brings patrons back to a more gentle style of dining - fresh ingredients prepared with simple recipes that bring out the utmost in flavor. With a slight dose of old world charm, Le Sans Souci is a hidden treasure among the town of Cave Creek. Dine inside or on the patio when the weather permits.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Open Valentine's Day. Please email or call to check available times. 6pm-7pm is already 80% Booked!


Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Early Bird/ Happy Hour: Daily: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Closed on Mondays
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Phone number
(480) 488-2856
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Rivera
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Catering
We cater for large parties whether it's for corporate meeting, anniversary, wedding, graduation or other event. We can help you put together the menu for that event with the freshest, highest quality ingredients and fair prices.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E Cave Creek Rd
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Special events & promotions
Taste of CaveCreek
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first visit to this local gem. We have been waiting to see improvements as reported by Trip Advisor and local friends. It is now really a wonderful eatery with quality French Food and style. We celebrated a birthday and were very pleased with the food, service and the charming French Country Decor. Our escargot and oysters were outstanding. We had two fish dishes which were also really well prepared and delicious. Dessert was also included in the early bird menu and were also very well prepared. Drinks and wine well prepared and served. Service was attentive and we did not feel rushed during our meal. Well done to the chef and support staff. We will be back.......

OT
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! We go there for every anniversay and birthday

GE
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Sans Souci is like a beautiful piece of jewelry that has gotten a bit tarnished. The new owner has some work to do to dress the place up, inside and out, but the food is terrific, the menu is interesting, the chef is skilled and friendly, and the wait staff (almost all the charming children of the chef/proprietor) couldn't be better. Jose, the owner, will make the decorative improvements as his cash flow permits, I'm sure, but in the mean time this is really a hidden gem in Cave Creek. Worth trying!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

20 year anniversary, love this place. Had many occasions here it is always good. A variety of flavors.

OT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Solid food and excellent service. Wine list was priced fairly. Not very large markup. Would go again soon.

D
Memphis
27 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Charming atmosphere. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal and would recommend this restaurant. The dress is casual. It made for a relaxing evening of fine dining.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Server was unable to answer questions about wine and food. She was not attentive, not even sure she was a regular server. Did not offer to find out answers to the questions she could not answer. Soup was good, salad was lettuce with a hard tomato wedge dripping in dressing. Not edible. Scallops and lobster were good, but the sides again were almost inedible, cabbage side was not complementary to the food. Dessert you would expect to be good in a French restaurant, but again they were dry, cakey and inedible. I had heard good things about this place, but we were disappointed! Also, the servers use rolling cart to bring out desserts and some other dishes. The carts were too big to maneuver between tables and chairs without disrupting other guests. Very poor planning. Overall a fair to poor experience and we will not return.

S
Seattle
93 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters Rockefeller, Ceasar salad, Dover sole & frog legs, fine dining at it's best

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

A very underwhelming dinner and am entirely confused by any above average reviews. The faux accent from our server was amusing but unfortunately there wasn't much else to smile about. Easily the worst restaurant during our visit to the north Scottsdale area and won't be back. One star may be generous given what we received for the cost. The only way I can make sense of this is that the overwhelming positive reviews are organized and paid for by the restaurant owners.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything here is made fresh. The presentation is wonderful. The lunch special can't be beat.
All desserts are made in house. A truly delicious and very affordable meal. We will definitely be back.

L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed the freshness of the food, the ambiance and the wait staff for well informed and friendly.

f
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been driving by Le San Souci for several years.
Three weeks ago friends invited us to join them for dinner.
Since them we have gone back each week as the menu and food are wonderful.
Our favorite new place.

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only authentic French restaurant left in the Valley. For over forty years, Louis' place has had the goods. The food, service and ambiance will take you back to a forgotten time in dining. The menu selections will have you in awe. When was the last time that you saw Cherries Jubilee or Bananas Foster for dessert in lieu of Tiramasu that is on every freaking menu in Phoenix/Scottsdale? No, there is no pork belly, shisito peppers, or whatever the latest trendy food item is here. Just fine French cuisine done in the time tested manner rarely seen in today's fast food world. Get on out there!

m
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

11 of us girls had a fabulous lunch recently. The food was superb, the menu diverse and the service excelled.

C
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

A drop back to the 1960's. Caesar Salsd, Steak Dianne, and other dishes prepared table side. Where do you find sweet breads anymore, or petite frogs legs?

TL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Most of the reviews that I had read about this restaurant were quite good, so that's what I was expecting, but I was very disappointed. I was fine with the understated decor, as some of the finest French restaurants that I've been to have had minimal decor with spectacular food, but the meal was just plain unimpressive. I ordered from the fixed price part of the menu, which included soup, salad, entree and dessert. All were pretty flavorless and presentation was poor. I rarely salt my food, but was forced to do so. The meals are served on dinnerware that you would find in a cafeteria with no esthetic appeal whatsoever. On the upside...our server was darling and very attentive. Our entire experience was simply......OK, but not great.

MS
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant several times as it is our "special occasion" spot. It is a 45 minute drive, but always well worth it.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant for authentic Freench cuisine. It made me miss France. They still make some of the food (steak diane,ceaser salad,cherries jubilee) table side. The waiter was very animated and helpful with the food choices. The escargot was amazing, french onion soup was as simple and perfect as a cafe in Paris. I had the veal Neptune which was extremely tender and it had a bernaise sauce with crab. Excellent. My wife had the chicken in champagne with truffles. Also excellent. We shared the soufflé for desert. Wow. This was definitely unexpected to have such good French food!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent. I started with the heart of palm salad and then had the Dover sole. It was deboned at the table. Le San Souci is well know for the souffle and we both had that as our dessert. The staff, the service and entire dining experience was very nice. Enjoyable evening.

OT
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

five ladies seated near us.. a bit noisy this time. otherwise fabulous

d
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

the food and service were not what I expected from a French Restaurant. The Onion Soup was poor . The presentation of the meal was very ordinary.

k
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and impeccable service. The 'early bird' specials are a real bargain - French cuisine at truly affordable prices. Will definitely be back on our next visit to Cave Creek.

B
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had been to Sans Souci for New Year's Eve a few years ago and were very disappointed. A friend wanted sweetbreads and we returned for that reason. What a different experience! We all enjoyed our full-course meals, had good service and will return again shortly.

Y
San Francisco
163 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

A 1960s French cuisine restaurant in the middle of the cowboy town. The interiors need a big facelift. The food is decent if you want some traditional French bistro food. The service is friendly and it feels like eating at your friend's home.

C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food. Unique, quiet, classical atmosphere. Excellent service.

S
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place with great pre-6 PM meals at good prices. Many choices! Plus, cocktails are 1/2 price at this time. Good wines!!

AZ
Phoenix
90 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the Early Bird dinner. The menu offered a good selection and the veal was tender and delicious. Excellent value.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

French restaurants are few and far between in the US these days. This place was a throwback to another era. The menu was straight out of a old fashioned French restaurant. Onion soup. Chateaubriand. Soufflé. The quality was great and the service friendly. The wine list was reasonable.

Highly recommend.

BM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We've intended to dine at le Sans Souci since sampling their food at taste of Cave Creek last October. They were sampling some of the best food at the event at that time. So when I made a lunch reservation this past Sunday I was expecting good food, but not necessarily a good value based on their diner menu prices. When we arrived we were blown away by their 18.95 Sunday brunch (w/o champaign +$6) which included 1) an appetizer plate including a small salad, seafood, pate, and smoked salmon, then 2) French onion soup, 3) choice of entree from list of 10-12, and 4) desert and coffee or tea. We sprang for the gran marnier soufflé given the quality of the other items. We were not disappointed and will be returning for dinner in the future. BTW one in our group noticed that they have a weeknight 3 course dinner tasting menu for 19.95? Or you could have lobster thermadore for $52. I bet it's great.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the wife's birthday and was totally satisfied with the service, the food , the ambiance, etc. I only wish the one staff person that speaks French would have been on that evening so I could have practiced my French that was close to very good years ago.

t
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, great food and service. Has become our 1st choice when we want to dine finely.

AZ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are very glad San Souci is available near our home. It is cheerful with pleasant music, a warm room and comfortable seating. And, of course, the food is delicious and beautifully served. All is conducive to a very pleasant evening, a good time spent with friends or family. It will be a wonderful resturant for our special occasions. Thank you and appreciation to the chef and staff.

l
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Excellent food! Great service! Great atmosphere!

c
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food at a reasonable price. Staff was very attentive. Tableside crepe suzette was excellent.

j
Pittsburgh
59 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This little place puts out fantastic food. I've enjoyed numerous "Early Bird" dinners and was never disappointed. I'm surprised that they are not ALWAYS packed to capacity. You will NOT be disappointed with this choice.

L
Des Moines
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating the holiday with family. This place is a hidden gem! Well worth drive to experience. Loved it so much we are going back for New Years Eve. Love the rustic feel and the tableside preparation offerings.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good selection. Great food. Will visit again for sure.

j
Pittsburgh
59 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good wait staff.
Great options on early bird dinners.

GS
Phoenix
133 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We returned to Le Sans Souci and were not disappointed. We shared a chateaubriand carved tableside that was fabulous. It was a 22 oz filet cooked perfectly to medium rare with a crusty outside. It came with potatoes, vegetables and a broiled tomato with a mushroom cap on top. Absolutely excellent!!! There was plenty to take home to enjoy the following evening. The setting is old world country and very charming. We had a wonderful evening!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have eaten here a number of times and have always had an excellent meal. This family-owned business provides excellent service and we always delight in our servers and the chef. The menu is quite varied and every dish is excellent - we have had many of the menu items and have never been disappointed. Table-side Caesar salads and flambéed mains and deserts. One of the very few places that serves soufflé.

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