Sedona Restaurants Wow with Settings, Cuisine and Service

Sedona often amazes visitors with its abundance of high-quality restaurants.  Visitors are happy to be wowed by views alone, but often succumb to wonderful regional and continental cuisines found across the city.  

10 Heartline Cafe
A joint creation of husband-wife team Chuck and Phyllis Cline, this well-attended local restaurant promises great atmosphere and terrific food too. An elegant interior marries with a comfortable, casual ambience, inviting patrons to relax and sink into the creative cuisine. A mix of Asian, Mediterranean, Continental, and American styles, it offers pecan-crusted local trout, char-grilled beef tenderloin with onion chutney, and pan-seared Alaskan halibut with ginger-lemongrass butter. Pork, duck, game, pastas, and chicken are also available. Domestic and international wines. (928-282-0785)

9 The Golden Goose Cafe
The Golden Goose Cafe is a favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very affordable prices and tasty food keep visitors coming back year after year, while locals keep the place humming off season. Sweet potato pancakes brighten up the traditional breakfast offerings, while lunch spans the gamut from steak salads to sandwiches and burgers. Teh dinner menu focuses on comfort foods like meatloaf, trout and ribeye steaks but also offers a tempting array of seafood and pasta dishes. Be prepared for delicious dessert options at this popular bistro. (928-282-1447)

8 René at Tlaquepaque
Gracious and refined, this esteemed Sedona restaurant is a mainstay for superb cuisine. Whether you dine indoors or in the courtyard, you'll be regaled by a menu of Continental-influenced dishes, like roasted duck with sun-dried cherry sauce, Rocky Mountain rainbow trout, free-range chicken piccatta, and Colorado rack of lamb. Fresh, crisp salads and elegant appetizers (try the lobster martini!) are also worth sampling. A terrific wine list and a full bar are available as well. (928-282-9225)

7 Dahl & DiLuca
Burnished tones, floral arrangements, and Old World artwork create an enveloping atmosphere at this restaurant, named after its owners. Amid the romantic, lively environs, patrons delight in fabulous Italian cuisine, especially the homemade pastas and authentic veal dishes. Linguine carbonara, veal Marsala, grilled rib-eye, and sauteed prawns provide indication of the menu's possibilities, and a classic tiramisu also appears. Live music adds another layer of sensory appeal. (928-282-5219)

6 Mesa Grill
Sitting atop the plateau which holds Sedona's airport, Mesa Grill offers its patrons a one-of-a-kind experience. You can enjoy a terrific dining experience while watching local air traffic take off and land. From private pilots doing touch-and-gos in little Cessnas to jet jockeys ferrying VIPs in for a weekend, the action is regular outside the large plate-glass windows. But despite its interesting scenery, the Mesa Grill also offers really delicious cuisine, and professional wait staff. The high desert setting doesn't deter this popular restaurant from focusing on delicious seafood and many diners opt for the lobster special. There's also a grassy area adjacent to the outdoor dining area, where patrons can enjoy a cocktail before dinner. ((928) 282-2400)

5 Garland's Oak Creek Lodge
During nice weather, Garland's is an amazing setting. Visitors enjoy the grounds set along lush Oak Creek, after crossing the creek on a private bridge to arrive. The verdant greens set against red rock make a dramatic backdrop for this restaurant's lodge style interior, with cozy rock walls. Guests rave about the service as well as the ambience. What really sets Garland's apart, though, is its daily menu, the prix fixe entree chosen by the chef daily and often incorporating organic veggies grown right outside. Dinner includes homemade bread, soup, salad, entree, desert and coffee. Also fun: you might very well wind up sharing your table, as Garland's makes the most of its coveted seats. Many a friendship was born by sharing a meal with Garland's. ((928) 282-3343)

4 Reds at Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa
Reds is an inviting dining room within the Sedona Rouge Hotel, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start your day with delicious huevos rancheros or wait for lunch and sample one of Red's many enticingly different sandwiches. Check the schedule before you go for dinner: if there's live music, you may want to dine in the lounge. An absolute must is Reds' memorable hot crab and artichoke dip, made with lump crab and parmesan cheese. Couples will love the ambience here. (9282034111)

3 Ken's Creekside Restaurant
Gorgeous views, a creekside location, and a spare, art-adorned interior set the scene for meals at this popular restaurant. Of course, they're only the frosting on the restaurant's culinary cake. The menu is a delight of flavor and texture, characterized by charbroiled, chile-rubbed steak, New Zealand rack of lamb, lobster risotto, horseradish-crusted salmon, and sweet potato-pecan ravioli. You'll also want to sample their famous peach cobbler, chock full of various fruits and served with ice cream. On weekend evenings, musicians play for guests. (928-282-1705)

2 Tii Gavo
Enchantment Resort's four-star setting can be enjoyed by anyone, over lunch at Tii Gavo. Get there early or make a reservation for one of the coveted outdoor tables which are surrounded by the red rocks of Boynton Canyon. Service is top notch here, and the food is to die for. Don't miss ordering 'elote' . . . a regional appetizer made of roasted corn and Mexican cheese. YOu might also want to make the most of this beautiful spot with a prickly pear margarita. Tii Gavo is open late into the evening and offers diners a cozy place to hang out after dinner. (928.282.2900)

1 L'Auberge Restaurant
Renowned in the area for its easy grace, romantic surroundings, and incomparable cuisine, this creekside restaurant does everything right. It's ideal for special occasions, and folks love its gourmet French fare. Dinner options include a tasting menu and a la carte selections, and creative delights are fashioned from fresh, traditional ingredients like lobster, foie gras, and sweetbreads. An incredible wine list and a lovely outdoor terrace only increase the appeal. Dress pants and collared shirts are requested of men. (928-282-1667, 800-272-6777)


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Heartline Cafe 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Asian, Continental, European, Mediterranean
Dining Options: Catering, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: Sedona
COST: $$
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The Golden Goose Cafe 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Burger, Continental, European, Italian, Seafood
COST: $
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René at Tlaquepaque 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Continental
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Disabled Accessible, Group Friendly, Live Music, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: Sedona
COST: $$$
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Dahl & DiLuca 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Catering, Live Music, Parties / Private Rooms
Cuisine: European, Italian
Neighborhood: Sedona
COST: $$
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Mesa Grill 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Continental, Seafood, Southwestern
Neighborhood: Airport - Sdx
COST: $$
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Garland's Oak Creek Lodge 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Continental, Southwestern
Dining Options: Chef's Table
COST: $$
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Reds at Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: Sedona
COST: $$$
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Ken's Creekside Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Continental, Southwestern
Dining Options: Live Music, Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: Sedona
COST: $$
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Tii Gavo 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Southwestern
Dining Options: Family Friendly
Neighborhood: Sedona
COST: $$
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L'Auberge Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Disabled Accessible, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Wine Cellar
Cuisine: European, French
Neighborhood: Sedona
COST: $$$
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