Cress on Oak Creek
Situated outside on the banks of Oak Creek, in a setting unsurpassed anywhere in the world, is one of the finest restaurants in Sedona – Cress on Oak Creek. A constantly evolving, prix fixe menu, provides the opportunity to enjoy locally sourced ingredients prepared beautifully. With the babbling water providing beautiful music, you can take pleasure in appetizers such as Simply Fois Gras or Water & Earth Tartare. You might choose as your second course Marcona Almond Dusted Sweatbreads or Mediterranean Sea Bass, and as your entree Colorado Lamb Rack or the daily Seafood dish or the House Pappardelle. Desert choices inlclude an Almond Fig Tart and Chocolate Beet Cake. There are many other choices for each couse, all superbly cooked and presented. Whether celebrating a special occasion, or just treating yourself, Cress on Oak Creek is an inspired choice of where to dine in Sedona.
Take an award-winning chef with a boatload of acconlade in places such as The New York Times, Fox News, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Magazine, The Boston Globe, the Toronto Star and Sunset Magazine among others, add seasonal, locally sourced ingredients; stir in an exceptional cocktail menu featuring the finest mezcals and tequilas, and you’ve created one of the very best dining experiences in Sedona – Elote Cafe. Set in beautiful red rock country Elote offers Southwestern and Mexican cuisine prepared in exceptional ways. You could start with an empanada prepared with cheese, guacamole, salsa verde.. and slow roasted duck. As an entree you might try their mole… prepared with buffalo short ribs, or enchiladas prepared with their house smoked, all natural chicken, salsa verde, and chipotle crema. Desserts are equally delicious and it all adds up to an exceptional meal at a very special restaurant in Sedona.
The goal? A casual but upscale neighborhood restaurant where you can enjoy civilized and cultivated dining in a comfortable, fun, family-welcoming atmosphere. The result? The Hudson, easily one of the best restaurants in Sedona. Hospitality is the theme here, that and great food. Enjoy your meal in the lovely dining room, or enjoy the view from our spectacular deck, either way a wonderful evening is yours. Appetizers include Chef Jeff’s Famous Corn Chowder and Fireball Chcken Wings.. or you might go with bruschetta served 8 different ways. Salads also come in many varieties and your choices for an entree include, among many others, Pan Seared Rainbow Trout, Thai Scallops, White Marble Farm Pork Chop, and a Blue Cheese Crusted Prime Filet, or any number of burgers and sandwiches. Whatever you choose, you know it will be deliciously prepared to order and come with a side of comfort and enjoyment.
Rene at Tlaquepaque
Situated among the beautiful shops and galleries, the fountains, and the courtyards of Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, Rene at Tlaquepaque is a landmark destination for some of the finest dining in Sedona. Whether you sit outdoors, or in the more formal dining room indoors, you will be treated to excellent service and superb food from the broad and varied continental menu. Examples of the choices for appetizer are the Sauteed Brie and the Goat Cheese Stuffed Shrimp. Or you might go with the Sand Dabs or even Carpaccio of Antelope. Among the many entrees are True Dover Sole, Mushroom Strudel, Colorado Rack of Lamb a la Rene (for two), and Roasted Duck. Whatever you choose, you’ll find an excellent wine to accompany your dinner. Superb dining in a lovely casually elegant setting. Truly one of the best dining experiences in Sedona.