About L'Auberge de Sedona
No visit to Sedona is complete until you've experienced the fragrant aromas and delectable flavors of the award-winning L'Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek. Offering the finest French inspired American cuisine, the restaurant provides guests a sophisticated creekside dining experience either outdoors on the open air terrace, weather permitting, or indoors in our glass fronted dining room. Executive Chef Rochelle Daniel's menu features items and themes that change seasonally. Recipient of Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence" for 19 consecutive years, Sedona's L'Auberge Restaurant boasts one of the largest and most refined selections of vintage wines.
Contemporary American, French
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch 9:00am - 2:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The resort offers free valet parking for restaurant guests.
Private Party Facilities:
The Patio Room is a small private room, overlooking Oak Creek. It seats up to 12 guests in an intimate setting.
Private Party Contact:
David Crans: 9282044353x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
L'Auberge de Sedona Ratings and Reviews
Had a great creekside seat and it starte ...
Had a great creekside seat and it started to sprinke just a little, they put down all the umbrellas which then we got wet, had they left them up it would of been perfect to sit creekside with light sprinkles. Everybody went inside then we had to wait for tables to be set, waiters to find us. The salad was fresh and the grilled chicken nothing special. Maybe try it again and try something different.
L'Auberge is located in an exquisite set ...
L'Auberge is located in an exquisite setting....a gurgling "river" runs right by the terrace dining area. The ambience is great and the service is outstanding....The food is artistically presented but portions seem small; however, we were both satisfied by the time we ate our final course.
The atmosphere was relaxed and unhurried. ...a great place to spent our anniversary.
We had booked creek side dining before o ...
We had booked creek side dining before our arrival. The menu online had lobster bisque several salads and 3 normal meat dishes. We were told that was the spring menu. It was online the first of Aug. It rained around 4:00 PM the day of our reservation. We were moved to inside dining with a menu that was hard for a common person to understand. Let alone find something to eat. I had a difficult time finding 2 courses and it was $60.00. Would not return.
Definitely a restaurant that you NEED to ...
Definitely a restaurant that you NEED to go to while in Sedona. Outdoor dining (evening) was amazing - right next to the water. It is a completely different feel than what you are used to anywhere else in Sedona. Staff was AMAZING - food was AMAZING!
The best spot to dine in Sedona. We were ...
The best spot to dine in Sedona.
We were seated down by the creek which was wonderful.
My wife had the scallops and I had the home made Pastrami sandwich.
Both were outstanding. Make reservations so you're sure to have a table.
This gem is well known.
The ambiance and scenic view were amazin ...
The ambiance and scenic view were amazing; however, the server was pompous, condescending and rude and the food was horrible. We spent $700 and felt we could have received better service and food from ANY other Sedona restaurant. The ONLY thing we could recommend was the view of dining on the creek. In sum, L'Auberage service and food is HORRIBLE!
The setting was incredibly beautiful; ri ...
The setting was incredibly beautiful; right on Oak Creek. Service was excellent and the food was memorably good. There was a 3-course and 4-course option and we did one of each, sharing the dessert. Apricot digestif was outstanding.
On this occasion, we had to reserve 3 ta ...
On this occasion, we had to reserve 3 tables because with 12 people L'Auberge wanted to treat us as a group in a private room, rather than tables on the creek, which we wanted. L'Auberge frequently stumbles on its own ridiculous rules. So we reserved 3 tables in 3 different names, and got the brunch buffet with tables on the creek - just like we wanted, despite L'Auberge's bureaucracy. The brunch buffet was a much better situation than when we here in May when the buffet kept running out of food for sustained periods. This time they ran out temporarily of various items, but seemed to replace them fairly soon. They now charge $15 extra for bottomless mimosas and bloody marys - a new way for them to generate more revenue. The brunch is now $69 with bottomless mimosas and bloody marys or $54 without. There were several different dishes on the buffet this time.
Wow, overall a great meal. Had the 3 cou ...
Wow, overall a great meal. Had the 3 course meal that was outstanding. Our server was knowledgeable without being pretentious. Must dine on the creek as it is so beautiful, lovely sound as well. Very romantic. Wine list was fantastic. A pricey meal but a special place so I think it was worth the visit.
My girlfriend and I had an absolutely wo ...
My girlfriend and I had an absolutely wonderful time at l'Auberge. We visited during monsoon season, so although we couldn't enjoy the patio by the creek, our host opened the windows so we could hear the creek and the thunderstorm outside. It was an incredible setting. The menu was inspired and fun, and did not disappoint. We sampled 6 dishes from the 3 course prix-fixe, and shared a desert. Our waitress and her assistant were on point. They were knowledgeable in regards to the wine list and wine pairings. Highly recommend.
We have visited L'Auberge de Sedona many ...
We have visited L'Auberge de Sedona many times in the past, however, this time around it was a little disappointing. The creekside dining is very nice, but the chairs are not at all comfortable. The wine selection wasn't as extensive as it has been in the past and is a bit overpriced. The food was good, but not as good as in the past visits. Perhaps the chef has changed, the current one was not noted. The server was very nice and very personable, the highlight of our visit. The name has changed as well, Cress. We were visiting for our anniversary and we have recommended in the past, but it is doubtful we will again.
What a beautiful setting for a memorable ...
What a beautiful setting for a memorable meal! All fabulous choices on the menu, everything tasted wonderful. Impeccable service, the food was not just food, it was art! Creative and delicious. Our table was next to the stream, and we had our reservation for just before sunset. The warm summer evening made it all that much more pleasant and special. Our waiter was attentive but not hovering, and hardly knew the staff was there. A perfect meal, a perfect evening.
Our experience was fantastic. I called a ...
Our experience was fantastic. I called ahead to let them know it was a milestone anniversary and they gave us the best seat in the house. Staff was attentive, somalier was helpful and the food was worthy of a 3 star Michelin experience. We will return.
The setting, service, and food were all ...
The setting, service, and food were all terrific. I had the lobster bisque, the veal cheek, the filet mignon, and the raspberry cheesecake. I enjoyed each and every course. I highly recommend the restaurant, especially for a romantic dinner.
If this was based purely on the presenta ...
If this was based purely on the presentation of the food, this review would easily be 5 stars. The presentation was very beautiful, almost like a work of art. Unfortunately, that is as far as it goes. The taste, still not sure how to describe the food...strange? Too sweet? Unsure?
Both my wife and myself had a three course tasting menu. Both of us had different choices and shared each one so that we could try more options. First course was the La Belle Farms Foie Mousse and the 36 Day Aged Beef Carpaccio. Both were beautifully served and the Foie look was amazing. The carpaccio was the better out of the two tastewise, but neither left a great impression. The Foie Gras was very sweet. Felt like a dessert. Not proper for a first course (if it was a dessert, it wouldn't have been bad). The Carpaccio was bland and was not memorable.
The second course consisted of the Maine Scallop and the Smoked Veal Cheek. Again, both were beautiful...taste...not so much. My wife described the scallop as tasting like canned chicken (it also had the same consistency). The bacon wrap was good. The veal cheek was just ok, a bit overcooked. The sunflower risotto was an interesting take on risotto and I personally did like it.
For the last course we had the Arizona Pine Smoked Venison and the Filet Mignon. Again, both were served beautifully. My wife never had venison, and she started with that. She said she like it, but a bit gamey. Of course since it is venison, that should be the taste, so not bad. The blueberries served with it again made the dish too sweet (as in the first course) as well as the strange bbq onion. The Filet was ok. Nothing to write home about, but probably the best course overall out of the 6. Again, it was a filet with puree.
Overall, ambiance and plating was stunning. Highly recommend Cress if you would like a nice, romantic, expensive meal. If you are basing it only on the food however, you may want to understand what you are getting.
I have dined here before, but it's been ...
I have dined here before, but it's been years, and they have updated the restaurant substantially since I've been here. This was a special occasion with my daughter. From the moment we drove up, we were treated exceptionally. We arrived early for our reservation and ordered champagne at the bar. The bartender was friendly and happy to please. Our table was ready for us at the appropriate time and our wait staff was extremely responsive to everything we needed. We had a lovely table outside where you could hear the creek bubbling by. Our wine recommendation from our waiter was perfect with our meal choices, and as is a pet-peeve of mine, never rushed to refill our glasses to encourage a second bottle order. The staff was attentive but not overbearing, replacing all silverware and plates when needed. All courses were well-paced, never rushed. The beef carpaccio appetizer was the best I've ever had, a wonderful blending of flavors. The duck breast was prepared perfectly, and my daughter's pasta dish was exquisite. Our salads and soup choices were perfect as well as the dessert which we shared. We stayed late but never felt rushed to leave, enjoying our after-meal coffee with the lovely sound of the creek. It is pricey to eat here, but in my opinion, worth every penny!
I cannot begin to say enough about this ...
I cannot begin to say enough about this restaurant. The location is literally right on the the creek. Listening to the water flowing by, bubbling over the rocks, colorful mallard ducks swimming by, humming birds buzzing by and later in the evening swallows chasing evening dinner was so enchanting and mesmerizing. Twinkling lights in the trees created a fairy tale experience. The food is unique and tantalizing with amazing and surprising pops of flavor by chef. It was an experience for the taste buds. The service was impeccable. Becca our amazing server was extremely attentive yet unobtrusive during our meal. She was well versed in the entire menu and was able to describe to us in detail the intricacies of each dish. Conner, Becca's helper was just as attentive and unobtrusive. He made sure our water glasses were never under half full, made sure we had plenty of scrumptious warm rolls and refilled our coffee cups in a very timely fashion. They made an amazing team and worked in unison with each other to make this experience out of this world special. Valet is complimentary and we were pleasantly surprised when the valets refused to take a tip for prompt service. We are definitely looking forward to dining here again. Wonderful experience all the way around.
This was a top notch brunch experience. ...
This was a top notch brunch experience. The food was divine, the service was exceptional and the creekside scenery was awe inspiring. This was a unique dining experience that I look forward to experiencing again soon.
Went to Cress with my hubby over the Jul ...
Went to Cress with my hubby over the July 4th weekend. The atmosphere was beautiful! We were literally dining in the forest beside a creek. The food matched the atmosphere in taste and presentation. The food was very earthy tasting and the presentation was beautiful and artistic. Everything we ate was fantastic.
Waited 30 minutes to put order in, despi ...
Waited 30 minutes to put order in, despite asking our server twice. No drinks during that time. When wine came after 40 minutes, it was the wrong wine !
By that stage we felt evening was ruined (it was our anniversary).
They did give us a free glass of wine and food was OK.
L'Auberge de Sedona is our go to spot fo ...
L'Auberge de Sedona is our go to spot for special occasions. On our recent visit we took visitors from Charleston SC who are used to excellent dining. The ambiance, food and especially the service were outstanding. Our visitors, who both work in the hospitality business were very impressed.
We celebrated my husband's birthday at L ...
We celebrated my husband's birthday at L'Auberge de Sedona with our 2 kids. They placed us in a remote table with a beautiful wall view for our 2 kids. After asking, they moved their chair so they could also have a better view of the Oak Creek. The food was good but not excellent for the price we paid ($420 for 3 menus - the kids could share one menu without any extra charge, which we really appreciated) including tip). My husband and I took the Beef Carpaccio. This dish was good but there were too many ideas on the same plate... Truffle, pickeled vegetables, caviar, ... The mix was not really our taste. The rabbit and the veal cheek were really good. And finally, I took the duck, my husband the venison and the kids shared the filet mignon. Again, it was good but nothing special for the price we paid. We only took one dessert, the Pavlova, which my husband loved, even if it was for us a interpretation of the original one.
The weather was very hot, so we opted to ...
The weather was very hot, so we opted to dine inside. We were the only ones inside, but made for a wonderful quiet dinner.
Food was excellent as well as the service.
Thought prices were a little high, but we knew that going in.
They drove us back to our hotel after dinner, which was a great touch.
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