Restaurant was closed and has been closed for weeks.
Doors were locked & sign on the door solicited inquiries to lease premises. One has to assume they are out of business.
We made the reservation for a birthday celebration— got the confirmation— got there and the restaurant was closed. Looks like it might be closed for good. Need to turn off Opentable!
Had a reservation for Valentine's Day. My husband died in January and a friend was in from California for support. We HAD a reservation. We got to the restaurant and it was CLOSED. DARK. NO NOTE ON DOOR. Very sad. If they went bankrupt, they could have at least been nice about it. Very sad. No recourse I guess.
This restaurant is closed for business! Please can you take it off open table.
Restaurant closed. After going there for Valentines Day, only to find it closed, see that multiple posts from the last couple of weeks on open table alerted them.
Why hasn’t open table stopped showing reservations available at this restaurant?
IT WAS CLOSED !!!!!
Used Open Table to make a reservation for Valentines dinner and arrived at restaurant to find it’s been out of business for at least a month
The restaurant was closed
Unfortunately, the Bistro has closed, and the site wants a new tenant.
There closed! This restaurant is no longer open. I home something similar can open in the same location soon.
Loved their Turkish coffee.
This restaurant is closed. We arrived - no one there and no sign on the door. No one answered phone. Disappointed as the system as me to confirm and this was a birthday celebration
I reserved a table at 11 for Sunday brunch February 4th with family and friends. We noticed the parking lot was empty and the restaurant closed. The giant banner out front says "Now open For Brunch!" Not a single note or sign of why the business was closed. Another couple arrived moments after us and had the same experience.
We arrived at Care Free Bistro 5 minutes before our reservation only to find the restaurant dark, door locked and a sign indicating that they were CLOSED. Very disappointed that we were not contacted as this was a Saturday night and finding another restaurant without a reservation was difficult. Guess they have gone out of business!?
I made reservations online. They were closed when we arrived! Very communication!
My wife had the lamb shank, and I had the pork chop. Both were delicious & done just how we like. Our server was the owner, and he did a great job - made it a nice intimate experience, and took care of our needs very well. Overall a good choice, and we will return.
Some friends joined us for a late lunch following the Carefree Wine and FIne Art Festival. My girlfriend and I had salads - hers with beets and mine was the Greek Salad - both with chicken. We thought they were wonderful - and just the right size. The soup special was a cauliflower purée - also wonderful. Husbands had penne - they raved. This is our 3rd time here in the last 3 weeks! And we will be back!
We had a fabulous meal at the Carefree Bistro! What a treat! Terrific wine list and inspired menu. My husband had the risotto of the day and I had the Veal Tortolacci. We can’t say enough about the preparation and flavor. Finally - the baklava for dessert was the best ending to a fabulous meal. We will be back!
John and George made my wife’s birthday a very special occasion. The service may have been the best I’ve ever had. Food preparation and taste was fantastic. Love this place!
So good! Food was delicious but a little overpriced. We will definitely eat there again but only for special occasions.
Wonderful food. I had the homemade moussaka and it was delicious. They roast, not fry the eggplant. Family run, service gracious and attentive. Looked like repeat customers were there when we dined. Would go back!
Carefree Bistro has been a favorite of ours for several years, and is certainly one of the best fine food restaurants in the “north of North Scottsdale” area. The service is professional, the waitstaff friendly & knowledgeable and the food is fresh and always perfectly prepared. Worth a visit!
The new menu is fantastic!!! There are so many good items that it is hard to choose. The quality of the food is as good as ever. Always great service. Already looking forward to our next visit.
What a refreshing addition to the Carefree/Cave Creek dining scene. Mediterranean food done properly , using beautiful ingrediants. The staff was lovely - knowledgle and friendly. Hummus and pita amazing, beautiful salad - delicious soup. I cant wait to to back for more ...
We loved the remake of an old favorite. The new menu is very eclectic with some delicious new offerings. Great lamb dishes etc. A nice wine list as well.
The wine prices are fair. The octopus appetizer was hot but not the usual tendrils, it was big rectangular pieces, tuff and not tasty. The veal ravioli's are delicious, fresh red sauce and pasta that was fresh and delicious. The lighting is to bright in the dining room and the feel is more like a breakfast place. New management just took over, and the service has improved 100%! Maybe a sculpture in the center of the room? something to give it more ambiance.
Should have stayed with the previous menu format and kept their prices in line.
Great Filet of Sole! The Shrimp and veggies were also very good! Friendly staff!
Nice, food was good, service was standard
We will try again, we may have caught them on an off night
Carefree Bistro is a hidden gem located in Carefree's Sundial Plaza. Service is always kind and impeccable and the food is very good---tonight wasn't perfect for my husband---he got his usual chicken and prawns and said it wasn't as great as usual, but I got the Veal Tortelacci instead of my usual "House Risotto" and it was UNBELIEVABLY delicious. Fabulous little veal stuffed pillows of pasta nestled in a delicious sauce. Wow! But I forgot the starter; we shared the tuna tartare, and that was fresh and lively and oh, so yummy. We finished with the profiteroles, which were just stupid good and I'd stop in for them and a cup of coffee any night!
Went for lunch, their Greek salad is very authentic and good, sliced. cucumbers, Bk olives, tomatoes and their wine selection ( and lovely glasses) add charm to any meal!
Excellent sole beurre blanc. My daughter loved the pizza Margherita - so fresh. And we both really enjoyed the focaccia bread! Will be back.
This was our first visit here and we were very surprised when we arrived to see only one car in the parking lot. Once inside, there was only one table of 4 in the whole restaurant. This was a Saturday, and even during the summer months most places are still busy. Obviously, we got great service since the place was empty, but how was the food? I happy to say that the food was very good. Everything was fresh and tasted great. So why the poor turnout? I suspect that the prices might be a tad high for the area. I had the Moussaka which was $26, which is way overpriced. I'm Greek and have had Moussaka a thousand times in my lifetime and never paid this much for it. Our bill with tip came to $150 with a moderately priced bottle of wine. At this price, I expect to be in a fine dining establishment. Not that this wasn't a nice place, but not at the prices they are charging. I really don't know how they can keep the doors open with no customers. Even when we were leaving around 7:30, there were zero people in the dining room and just 2 people sitting at the bar.
Great food and service
The food here and the service by Sabastian was excellent! He made some recommendations on our meal and a wine to go with which were both very good.
Service and food was wonderful. Highly recommended
Food was excellent; and our server, Sebastian, was outstanding. It was our first time there and we will be back. Sole and short ribs were great. Pate was the best.
We stopped for a late lunch. Nice place. They were finishing up their lunch service so there was only a couple of us in the restaurant. Great place for lunch. Food was good, fresh and flavorful.
Time after time we have visited this wonderful restaurant and not once have we been disappointed. The staff is always been attentive and friendly, and this must be a reflection of the owners. The menu is often updated and the offerings are always diverse and well thought out. The quality and freshness of the ingredients turn simple dishes into something very special.
We discovered this restaurant in a few years ago. Their location is in the Carefree shopping area however a little off the beaten path. They have both inside and outside dining. We have found their food is always creative and very consistent. Their staff is always friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating.