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.
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
Recently went to Indigo Crow with friends and had their SeaBass special it was fantastic! One friend had the Paella and felt it was way too smoky lost the flavor of the seafood. Our waiter was fantastic attentive but not overly. The music however is too loud more like foreground instead of background - we did ask they turn it down which thankfully they did.
Superlative kitchen. Wonderful art and mice atmosphere. Service needs some improvement. Servers upstairs are not attentive at all. Servers in the restaurant are more on par with the quality of the restaurant. Bar upstairs is a little sloppy where service is concerned. Nice folks but not really in sync with the service model of Indigo.
Again FOOD is amazing and chef comes out and makes sure people are happy and that’s a great thing.
A relaxing place with good food. They have a very nice wine list, though short, it has good quality wines. The appetizers of hummus and skewered brussel sprouts and beef are tasty, yet simple, food. I had the bone-in pork loin which was unique in that it had the bone in, but quite flavorful. Our guest had rack of lamb which looked nicely cooked, and the trout, which she said was delicious (served with sauted red and green peppers on top.) My wife had the scallops which she liked. Dessert was a shared key lime pie, which we had had before. Delicious! Good place for good food and relaxation.
Sorry, while the food was good it was extremely overpriced.
The food was incredible. Do not miss out on this experience!
Had another great experience at Indigo Crow! Loved our bartender Bethany! Great job! Steak was delicious as were the lamb chops with risotto. Still one of our faves and go to places in CC
We had a wonderful time at Indigo Crow the first time we went for our anniversary. We decided to take my in-laws back and the meal was mediocre. I ordered the grilled romaine salad, which was drowning in dressing to the point that the grilled romaine was soggy. It was inedible. I saw another grilled romaine salad go out while we were there, and it had a third of the dressing on it. I initially chalked it up to just not ordering the right thing or not knowing to order it with less dressing. The kicker came when we asked our server about dessert and wanted to see if something we had for our anniversary dinner was still available, a butter cake (our anniversary is the day before Valentines Day, so it had been a Valentine’s special and we benefited). She told us it had been a special but went back and told us there was still some in the freezer that could be warmed up. We expected that it wouldn’t be as good, since it was frozen and being reheated. We didn’t expect that it would have a burnt top and completely different taste or consistency...and that my MIL would find corn in it. That’s right, the “butter cake” was actually cornbread with a huge scoop of ice cream on top to cover it up. Wow.
The shrimp risotto was great. My husband ordered the filet which was one of the specials. He would not order it again. Grilled Salad was tasty too. Salad is plenty big to split 3 ways if pairing with an entree.
Great place, doesn’t stay open
Dani is a good server.
Excellent food, consistent quality, great service. When my friends come to visit from out of state, dinner at Indigo Crow is on the top of their list of things to do!
I would definitely recommend this place.
Great vibe....good service.....and great food.
Will be back.
This is the second time we have experience issues with this restaurant. The first time I sent my steak back 3 times as it was over cooked. This time my wife ordered the sea bass special and asked for Brussels sprouts instead of asparagus. I asked to have the asparagus held. We both received asparagus. Also my steak was over cooked again. My wife had to send the fish back twice as it was undercooked. She also did not receive the polenta that was supposed to be with the meal. We will not go back to this resturant or refer it to our friends.
The food and service were excellent. We did not appreciate being seated in the bar area. The noise level was so high we couldn't even carry-on a conversation. For a special occasion, this was a real disappointment.
It was our first time there. Everyone enjoyed the evening. Food was delicious. A little surprised they were out of rack of lamb and pork tenderloin, both of which would have been ordered. Shrimp Risotto, paella, chicken all yummy. Loved the music the guitar player was playing and singing, but it was too loud. Looking forward to going again soon
We always have the mussels and they are delicious. This restaurant is becoming more and more consistent and good!
A first rate 5 star Happy Hour. Although most of the appetizers are marked down to half-price for HH the amount of the serving is the full size version and all were delicious. I definitely recommend to come here for Happy Hour...and it's every day, even week-ends!
Lamb was a little too grisly. Service was excellent, ambiance too.
Attractive bar area suitable for dining as well. Tablecloths and more intimate dining on opened side. Creative presentations of food. Cozy, yet lively ambience. Each guest enjoyed their meal and would love to return, the red fish was exceptional!
Asked for a quiet table and they sat us in the bar area. Very noisy! The service was slow. It was an hour before we got our food. Food was over cooked. We have been here a number of times and it seems to be going downhill.
Great food and everything else.
The hemp tamales were unique and tasty. The cauliflower risotto was also excellent. The carrot cake was so good that we thought about returning the next evening for dessert! The service was friendly and attentive. We definitely enjoyed our experience.
We had pieces of glass or plastic in 2 of 9 people’s Happy Hour appetizers. Luckily, no one was hurt. They did comp all the food, but I still spent plenty on drinks for the retirement celebration gathering I planned. I usually love Indigo Crow, but this was a bad experience., because the service was slow, too. We waited over 20 minutes for our first round drinks to be delivered! I do plan to give them another try, because they usually have great Happy Hour food.
Wonderful friendly service by the Wait Staff--and all of our Entrees were done perfectly delicious!---
We arrived a bit early to meet our friends for dinner so we decided to go upstairs to the brew bar. The bartender was very attentive and gave us an excellent wine recommendation.
Once our friends arrived, we moved to the restaurant area. Our server, Mason, added to our great experience. We will return.