Best Sedona Restaurants

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Sedona Restaurants are as diverse as the red rock spires are beautiful.  A big part of the complete best Sedona Dining experience is to enjoy the local flavor that Sedona restaurants have to offer.

Our A Guide to the Best Sedona Restaurants list features our favorite Sedona Restaurants.  Our best Restaurants list offers a diverse mix of the food and dining experiences here in Sedona.  The beauty of Sedona Dining, besides the amazing surroundings, is the totally eclectic mix of traditional restaurants and off the wall restaurants all situated in a small geographic area.  From casual to comfortably elegant, Sedona offers restaurants for every dining occasion and palate.  And no matter where in Sedona you happen to be, our Best Sedona Restaurants list are well worth visitng!


Sedona Restaurants Top Restaurants in Sedona AZ

Here is our A Guide to Sedona List of Best Sedona Restaurants

Our Best Sedona Restaurants list offers a little something for everyone.  This is not on purpose, it all came down to a few key factors and based on OUR first hand experience.  We did not play favorites here, our Top Sedona Restaurants list is based on three simple criteria, Food, Drink and Ambiance.  If a restaurant makes this list, we thought they were outstanding during our visits.  Our Top Sedona Restaurants list will obviously change from time to time as we continue to experience Sedona’s Restaurants and their cuisine.

Elote Cafe

Elote Cafe Sedona AZAt the Elote Cafe in Sedona, Arizona you have stumbled upon a festive yet humble place that serves up their own creative renditions of traditional Mexican dishes.  They are “renown” for their Elote which is fire roasted corn with spicy mayo, lime and Cotija cheese, it’s on the appetizer menu and is worth a visit on it’s own merits!  Trust us, you will want this recipe so bring $25 and get the Jeff Smedstad Elote Cookbook!  Other dishes we enjoyed are the Lamb Adobo which is a braised lamb shank, sweet and spicy Ancho chile sauce and Cilantro crema.  If you want seafood, try the Scallops en Mole Verde which are grilled fresh Scallops served with corn cake, Mole Verde and tomato jam, WOW!  At Elote Cafe, Chef/Owner Jeff Smedstad never disappoints.  You will find great food at moderate prices (a rarity in Sedona) and an extra friendly staff who are unfazed by the crazed tourists who end up coming back multiple times during a vacation for dinner.  Yes, it’s that good!
Elote Cafe
771 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ 86336

Cucina Rustica

Cucina Rustica Restaurant Sedona AZLike pairing a fine wine with the perfect meal, Cucina Rustica and Sedona are the perfect match and deliver an amazing dining experience. Once you pass through the old world gates outside and enter Cucina Rustica, the world outside melts away and you know you are in for an enjoyable experience. Founded in 2003, Restaurateur & Chef Lisa Dahl has been serving her vision of Italian cuisine to rave reviews & multiple awards ever since. Chef Dahl’s mantra, “The doorway to the imagination awaits you” is clearly evident as Cucina Rustica transports you to a romantic old world villa serving amazing food and a staff that attends to every detail. Cucina Rustica is always on our list of things to do in Sedona and it should be on your’s too.
Cucina Rustica
7000 State Route 179
Suite 126a
Sedona, AZ 86351

L’Auberge Restaurant

L Auberge Restaurant in Sedona AZFine dining in Sedona is well represented by L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek. Serving French cuisine with a modern American approach and offering one of Sedona’s most extensive wine lists, L’Auberge Restaurant is an experience that should not be missed. To get the full experience of this magical place and location, request to be seated on the patio. There isn’t much that can compare to enjoying an amazing meal as the creek gently flows by, ESPECIALLY at sunset. L’Auberge Restaurant was named “One of the Top Ten Restaurants in the Southwest” by Condé Nast Traveler and is known for it’s ever changing menu that is seasonal and depends on the harvest. Specialties include wild game, imported truffles and artisan cheeses with fresh vegetables and herbs that are all locally grown.
L’Auberge Restaurant
301 L’Auberge Lane
Sedona, AZ 86336

Rene at Tlaquepaque

Rene at Tlaquepaque Sedona AZLet’s talk about Rene at Tlaquepaque.  First there’s location… tucked in a quiet corner of Tlaquepaque, René at Tlaquepaque presents an enjoyable variety of french cuisine and south western food with a selection of dishes for vegetarian and gluten free palates prepared by talented Executive Chef Walter Paulson.  Rene at Tlaquepaque is a perfect blend of “Casual Fine Dining”.  No matter whether you choose to enjoy Lunch, Dinner or both, the food and atmosphere will be very pleasing!  They say the goal at Rene at Tlaquepaque is, “We want our guests to enjoy exceptional cuisine and an award winning wine list in the surroundings of original works of art and soothing music”.  In our opinion, they accomplish this and so much more.  And for those of you who like to see stars… be on the look out as celebrity sightings are frequent here.
Rene at Tlaquepaque
336 Arizona 179
Sedona, AZ 86336

Chocola Tree Eatery

Chocola Tree Restaurant Sedona AZOne of our favorite Sedona Restaurants, Chocola Tree Eatery, serves 100% vegan food and  we love them for it.  You don’t have to be vegan to totally love the food they serve and don’t let this stop you from enjoying the food and vibe of this wonderful place.  Their food is Delicious!  Built upon a guiding vision, Chocola Tree utilizes 100% Organic or Wildcrafted produce including seeds, nuts, veggies, spices, sea veggies… everything!  They are also known for their menu which is 95% seasonal, based on what is available locally.  They painstakingly work to get all their food within 3 states bordering Arizona and believe in supporting local growers as much as possible.  Each dish is created using 100% organic, vibrant foods, gluten- free and processed-sugar free.  Some of the food they utilize is grown in their on-site garden.  After you eat, be sure to browse their shopping area and feel free to ask questions, the folks at Chocola Tree are very knowledgeable and eager to help and teach. You can also buy many items online, be sure to check out their online store at their website listed below.  And on your way out be sure to take some of their wonderful desserts to go… you’ll be glad that you did.
Chocola Tree Eatery
1595 Arizona 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336

Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano

Dahl and Di Luca Restaurant in Sedona AZSince 1995, Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante has operated by the same mantra as they do today, Your wish is our command.”  This acclaimed Sedona Restaurant is known for their amazing food and even MORE amazing romantic ambiance.  As a matter of fact in 2012 AAA Inspectors selected Dahl & Di Luca in the top 5 most romantic restaurants in the nation!  As with all Chef Lisa Dahl’s restaurants, when you enter this space, you instantly step into the vision Chef Dahl wishes to create for you.  Her mastery of pairing guest experience and service is the perfect appetizer before the delicious food and beverages you are about to enjoy.  It’s an art form and Chef Dahl is a true artist.  Whether you dine inside or on the beautiful patio adorned with beautiful columns, flowers and cypress trees, Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante is fine dining at its best in Sedona.  Delicious food, extensive wine list and romance filling the air… when dining in Sedona, make sure you treat yourself to Dahl & Di Luca!
Dahl & Di Luca
2321 Arizona 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336

Oak Creek Brewery & Grill

Ken’s Creekside Restaurant

El Rincon Restaurant Mexicano

The Heartline Cafe

Cowboy Club

Silver Saddle Room at the Cowboy Club

Javelina Cantina

Hundred Rox Restaurant

Hideaway House

Reds Restaurant