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“Pleasant surprise” 4 of 5 stars
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Carly's Bistro
128 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1941 (Central City)
602-262-2759
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Ranked #291 of 2,563 Restaurants in Phoenix
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Central City
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Neighborhood: Central City
Calgary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I wouldn't have gone in to this place, but my son read some good reviews and it was walking distance from where we were staying. It is VERY casual, but the food was really very good.

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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English first
El Paso, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Best Roast Beef Sandwich Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Great place to wine and dine. Great service, has a large selection of beers and unique menu items. Great for hanging out at the bar or at a quite table, listening to music or just watching tv. Highly recommended, close to downtown and parking...

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Delicious Beers and Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

It's nice to see a mom-and-pop place open up in downtown Phoenix, just beyond the shadows of the hotels and stadiums. Carly's has an exhaustive beer selection and a unique menu. It's a great spot beyond all the chain restaurants and sports bars in the area.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Go for Third Friday or anytime!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I have to confess, Carly's is one of those places the locals know and others stumble across. Lots of folks will talk about the fresh salads, great sandwiches, assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beers. I'd just like to say that if you want an insider tip, go out on "Third Friday", NOT "First Friday", if you like to stroll Roosevelt Street and see great art AND have a good Carly's Bistro experience. They just get swamped on First Fridays.

What's First Friday?

http://artlinkphoenix.com

Second insider tip; great jazz brunch on Sundays and then open jazz jam all afternoon.

You are welcome!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mesa, Arizona
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104 reviews 104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“The family loved it...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

First Fridays adventure was complete with a visit to Carlys. Decided to do something off the wall and go to First Fridays in Downtown Phoenix. This place was a welcome addition to the night. The sandwitches were great. I had the Santa Fe, the Girl had the Ex-Patriot, Hijo One had the Gyro and Hijo two had the Cuban. Everyone enjoyed the food. The restaurant was basic no frills here and Very crowded. Givin the chaotic atmosphere the service was well above average. Smiles from the staff are always appreciated. It was very noisy when we were there so be cautioned. The bar and the dining room are right on top of each other. Had no issues taking my kids there. Will be back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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