Indigo Crow Restaurant & Bar
An esteemed Chef with local and national notoriety - Carlos Marquez has taken his 15+ years experience and crafted a menu of rustic elegance. Showcasing that the freshest ingredients are his muse in both the kitchen and bar, Carlos has established himself as a chef on the cutting edge of New American fine dining.
Our 1st visit and we’ll definitely return. Great food, appetizers...
Service was good and food was excellent!
Great location, ambiance, and the customer service was good and fast. The only reason I gave some areas a lesser score was because when I asked for a Chianti on the menu it was said it was not available even though it was on the menu. And the wine was very expensive. The hatch potatoes were delicious.
The waiter made it complete. Personable, quick, knew the menu perfectly. We are going back in two days!
This was our second visit to Indigo Crow with the new chef and menu. Both times the food has been great - when it finally showed up. That is the basic issue, the kitchen just can't seem to manage the timing. We had a table for four, and the restaurant was maybe a third full, but it took almost an hour from ordering to being served. The server was apologetic but this was clearly a kitchen problem. Our meals finally came and three were fantastic, but the fourth was room temperature at best.
Our first visit was a similar experience though not as drawn out. The food is great so I hope the kitchen gets it together because they'll never be able to keep up with a full house based on this performance.
We went to Indigo Crow to celebrate our anniversary. The ambiance is nice and the service was acceptable but slow. The food is quite expensive for what you get. My wife had a shrimp risotto that only had 4 shrimp. I had porcini mushroom encrusted scallops. There were only 3 scallops and they tasted burnt.
The waitress asked how we like the meal and turned and left as I started to tell her. Obviously she didn't really card.
I would have expected a complimentary dessert to recognize our anniversary, but nothing was offered .
Sam was amazing he was by far one of the best servers I’ve ever had the please of being waited on by. He was profession but he was able to joke and enjoy our company the entire night, he would be an asset to any one lucky enough to have him employees. His knowledge of the menu and ingredients was amazing and his recommendations were spot on. Extremely high class and they held an fantastic standard of dinning that would exceed those high end locations in central Scottsdale. I have been recommending that everyone go and try this place.
Delicious! Ordered a variety of items and everything was excellent! Will definitely go again the next time we’re in town.
Waitress Alicia was excellent. Food was iffy. Lamb and pork shank was a little gamey and steak underdone.
The Brie appetizer was amazing!
Waitstaff is not properly trained. We were told that many of the items on the menu were no longer offered. Our appetizer was served burnt. We sent it back and the owner came out with the same burned appetizer turned upside down and looked at us like we should love it... when we refused it again he told us his food wasn't for us and stormed off. So we paid for our wine and left.
Everything about the place is excellent. The food, the service, the ambience, the decor, all first class.
Have been there many times and certainly will go there again, when vacationing in the area?
My husband and I love apps and drinks here, especially the happy hour...it can't be beat. I've given Indigo Crow a 5 star review in my TripAdvisor account.
However, we took my husband's brother and wife here for his birthday and he was served bad trout, I mean BAD, it even stunk! None of us could believe the chef actually prepared it. What made matters worse was the manager never came over to address it. The waitress took it away, apologized profusely and asked what else he'd like to order. In the end...the only thing they did was delete the price of the BAD fish from the tab. So all in all, close to a $250 tab and we were left embarrassed :(
Love it here. The fromage mussels and Brie are incredible.
The trout topped with barbecue shrimp was outstanding
Sam does a great job as waiter.
Both the food and service were fabulous. Can't wait to go back!!
Service was great but won’t likely go back.
The whole experience made it a great evening out for our special occasion. I'd go back again.
We had an early dinner at 4pm, so the restaurant was not very busy. Our waitperson was prompt and very knowledgable of both the menu and the wine list. Prices are in line with the quality of the food. We will return!
Not many people in for a Sunday night at 5 pm. Our waitress was pleasant and made a mistake in our order that ended up in our favor. For an empty restaurant we had to wait for water refills and silverware. The street corn we ordered was amazing. My daughter's hemp tamale was delicious and the rack of lamb was good per my other daughter. Two of us split the Tomahawk which we ordered medium-rare but was quite rare inside. They corrected that well and we really enjoyed the re-fired steak. The vegetables were good. The wine list was good. Lots of potential because pretty good food quality but cannot go more than 3 stars for tonight.
Love it here. The fromage mussels are wonderfull and so is Makayla!
I have been back and forth from Michigan the past few months and eat here at least once when in town. Love the vegan hemp tamales! Morgan was our server and she was perfect! Friendly, happy and great energy! Staff is always nice though. Never a bad experience.
We were on holiday and checked out the reviews for this spot and decided to give it a try. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. The house margarita is the bomb! Food portions are quite generous and delicious. We enjoyed an array of appetizers and ended up returning 2 days later for dinner. The Ahi Tuna bowl and lobster ravioli were amazing. Leave room for dessert because their Butter Cake hits all the right places.
Love it here.
Sat outside. Incredible!
Disappointing visit. My halibut special was rubbery and lacked seasoning. My wife’s cauliflower risotto needed salt. Our daughter’s chicken undercooked (regardless of what the chef said about the temp). Have been there a number of times. This is the first time we felt as if we had average meals at above average prices. Mentioned it was our anniversary on the reservation...no acknowledgement. Disappointing.
wonderful food and service. Will definitely go again.
Good food and very generous portions, steak and risotto plates were great.
Went here for Mother’s Day. The food was great. Had the Chicken Mole.
Loved coming here when the restaurant first opened. Now the food is pretty average and I am not as some delicious as we once remembered not sure I want to return.
I reviewed this write up with our entire team first thing this morning after receiving it--we apologize for your experience--we would like to invite you back in and do something special for you--as a chance for us to make it up to you. If you are game, simply send a PM and we will set it up. Thanks. Cheers, Chef Carlos Marquez
The table cloth was dirty with stains and crumbs when we first sat down and when we asked for a new one the hostesses response was “sometimes these have stains but if you need a new one I can get one” - gee thanks.
The Ahi Tuna appetizer was one of worst we’ve ever had. The texture of the pieces was not consistent with some pieces hard and others soft. I’ve had fast food poke ahi tuna bowls with better tasting fish.
The entrees were extremely over priced- Market prices for all the steaks so you have to ask the price on 6 different items. $50 for a steak in Arizona....
Ended up with the Lobster Ravioli (which was not a traditional ravioli more just a large piece of pasta folded over burnt stuffing), the lobster was under cooked. For $38 this was over priced and underwhelming.
No dessert menu so you had to listen to the few items they have and again no prices mentioned.
The atmosphere- they are trying to be higher end - but upstairs they have a bar so throughout the night we could hear the basketball game on and sneakers squeaking.
Disappointing experience for an extremely over priced restaurant - especially when there are so many other options for better value.
Casual place. Been there twice and really liked the food, as did the people we were with. I think it changed management (don't know when). Most of the people we've been there with had bad experiences in the past but all agreed that their recent experiences were the same as ours - very good.
Zeke, Thank you for coming in and your support. Cheers, Chef Carlos Marquez
Service was great, ambiance is artistic and enjoyable. My wife had Porcini encrusted scallops (VERY good) and I had Mole Chicken (spices in Indigo Crow's mole are quite good, presentation was appetizing). However, eating the 1/2 chicken turned out to be rather messy (it was whole rather than sectioned for easier eating). All in all, we will be back!
Kevin, Thank you again for coming in and your feedback. Cheers, Chef Carlos Marquez
Fabulous fare! Even for my vegan husband!!!!
We came over on Saturday to celebrate my birthday the following Monday; it was our first visit, and were we pleasantly surprised. The outside does not reflect the experience on the inside; it was unique, very clean, beautiful artwork, nice tables, great wine selection, and the menu, along with the food, was outstanding.
I'd encourage anyone looking for a special celebration, or just a 5 star dining experience to try Indigo Crow. We'll definitely be back again.
Ambience & service was fine. The food, however, was not. We enjoy going out to eat, trying new places, experimenting with food and don't mind paying a lot if the food & flavor combinations are worth it. Every dish I had was underwhelming or over the top in a negative way, with spice, consistency, or flavor. We were concerned that there were many empty tables when we arrived on a Friday night, and now we know why. They need a new chef. Carefree/Cave Creek have some pretty good restaurants, and if you want to make it in this market, you have to be excellent.
Food was great and so was our server. Nice evening out with a group of friends.
Mollyannie, Thank you so much. We look forward to see you again soon. Cheers, Chef Carlos Marquez
Love this restaurant. Steaks are amazing! My only complaint is that they need to give more bread with the mussels. The broth was so good you don't want to leave a drop.
NickA, Thanks again for coming and your feedback. Cheers, Chef Carlos Marquez
Had the Paella. Was outstanding! My spouse's pasta was also delicious!
Service was slow
Food was wrong
Seated at a table by the door far away from everyone else