Suggestions for Unique Dining in the Sedona Area
Sedona and the Verde Valley is abundant with restaurants of all types and varieties. We think the following establishments are especially authentic or unique, each in their own way. We recommend them not simply from personal choice, but more important, because of the “thumbs up” ratings, our Bed and Breakfast guests give most of these establishments on a daily basis.
Village of Oak Creek (Location of Canyon Villa)
Located in the Village of Oak Creek
A GREAT choice for fine yet casual dining on your first night. Outstanding Italian/Mediterranean Cuisine with a unique Southwest Flair. Decorated in a charming Old World Tuscan Theme, just 2 Minutes from Canyon Villa! (A sister Restaurant of the famous Dahl & Diluca Italiano Restaurante.) Apprx 3 minutes from Canyon Villa. Discount card available from Canyon Villa for guests staying 2 or more nights.
Hillside / Tlaquepaque Area
RENE AT TLAQUEPAQUE
Located in Tlaquepaque
Fine Dining in the beautiful atmosphere in the center of Tlaquepaque. The environment and food are elegant and romantic. Also a great place for a classy lunch with wonderful courtyard seating in warm seasons. (Apprx 12 minutes from Canyon Villa).
Located in the Kings Ransom Hotel near the Hillside Shops
Outstanding almost gourmet Mexican cuisine not to be missed. Located in the King’s Ransom hotel just south of Oak Creek on SR 179. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays for dinner only. Doors open at 5 PM. Unfortunately, they don’t take reservations, and the line starts before that. (Apprx 10 minutes from Canyon Villa)
Located in West Sedona
Delicious Italian, homemade pasta in a very charming atmosphere. Approximately 15 to 20 Minutes from Canyon Villa.(Also, see Cucina Rustica above.) Discount card available from Canyon Villa for guests staying 2 or more nights.
Located on Airport Mesa
A newcomer to Sedona, the Mesa Grill replaces the old Airport Restaurant with a brand new building and cuisine. Serving all American food, the restaurant sits at the edge of the beautiful Sedona Airport on Airport Mesa. Just remember it gets DARK at night, so you might want to eat early to see the views.
ENCHANTMENT RESORT RESTAURANTS
Located in Boynton Canyon
(Che-Ah-Chi Dining Room or the more casual Ti Gavo Lounge) Spectacular views during the day or on moonlit evenings. Southwest flavor in a beautiful Boynton Canyon setting. Good choice for a mid-day lunch or for cocktails at sunset. Reservations required for dinner. Seasonal Availability. (Apprx 35-40 minutes from Canyon Villa.)
SEDONA MEMORIES BAKERY & CAFE
321 Jordan Road in Uptown Sedona
A small selection of wonderful (HUGE) sandwiches made to order on homemade bread. Favorites include Vegetarian on whole wheat, chicken salad on 7 grain, or roast beef on butter crust. Ask about the special of the day! Call in your order to get a free cookie included. Limited indoor seating. Picnic table seating outside. No reservations. CASH ONLY.
Oak Creek Canyon
GARLANDS OAK CREEK MARKET
Located in Oak Creek Canyon
When heading up Oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff on the way to the Grand Canyon, here is a great place to stop for a fresh picnic lunch. The menu is organic with an emphasis on local produce whenever possible. Unique beers, wines, bottled water, and sodas of all types available. Located just a few miles north of Sedona on SR 89A at Indian Gardens in the forested Oak Creek Canyon. Breakfast & Lunch only.
GARLANDS CREEKSIDE LODGE
Located in Oak Creek Canyon
Rustic lodge offering a set multi-course menu at 7:00 p.m. only. Cocktails at 6 PM. Features home-grown fruits, vegetables & herbs. Reservations must be made well in advance as only a limited number of non-lodging guests can be accommodated.Closed Nov 15th thru March 31st. (Approx 25 minutes from Canyon Villa.)
Cottonwood / Jerome / Clarkdale
Located in charming Old Town Cottonwood, Abbie’s is best described as totally authentic and nothing short of outstanding. The restaurant has the heart of the owner and chef, Abbie. Her menu is widely varied and prepared to order in a quaint, comfortable and romantic setting. Pastas, dressings, sauces, and desserts are house-made with Vegetarian and vegan options always available. Open for Dinner – Wed thru Sat at 5 PM. Reservations are recommended.