About Cress on Oak Creek at L'Auberge de Sedona
Sedona, AZ 86336
Cress on Oak Creek at L'Auberge de Sedona is a fine dining, prix-fixe culinary destination in Sedona. Inspired by the nature of Northern Arizona, locally foraged and hand-selected ingredients are incorporated in delectable courses served on the banks of babbling Oak Creek. Guests are invited to indulge in one of the most exclusive, memorable and scenic dining experiences in the world.
Contemporary American, French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
$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:
Jordan Rogers: (928) 204-4353
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cress on Oak Creek at L'Auberge de Sedona Ratings and Reviews
I have stayed at this resort before, and everything about it is truly 5-star. This trip to Sedona, I took my husband here for their famous Sunday Brunch. It was amazing. We requested a table by the window overlooking the creek. It's beautiful! If the weather is nice, you can dine creekside. The service is above and beyond. The food is fabulous. It's a gorgeous resort. In this restaurant and resort, you get a totally different view of Sedona, and it's worth it.
We were quite disappointed. We have been to many fine dining restaurants all over the country and are experienced foodies. We had a hard time finding acceptable choices from the three options on the prix fix menu. I ended up with two salads, lacking anything else of interest; the menu is just plain weird! The pasta was way out of line pricewise and not good. Extraordinarily expensive for what it was worth. The food at Etch was very good except for the hamburger which was inedible due to too much salt; no offer was made to bring something else. We ended up canceling the brunch reservation for Sunday and going elsewhere. The facility and staffing however were absolutely stellar and the accommodations superb. We would return.
They were constructing a new patio with noisy chain saw and big pieces of flagstone. Patio was closed and deck outside was next to the 5 construction workers. Ate inside but still the noise ruined the experience. Waiter failed to ask us if we wanted a drink with our food. Had the price fixed lunch which was fine. The cheese plate desert was super. The soup course was bland. We had big recommendations and this was disappointing on several levels.
We were staying at the Orchard Inn which is owned by the same people as the restaurant (though we did not know it when we booked). Asked at the Hotel how to get there and they said just follow the trail/stairs just beside the hotel office all the way down the hill to the restaurant. We did as instructed and it was a mini adventure in the dark - although the stairs are illuminated and it is a pretty walk. From the pictures online I could see the restaurant was on Oak Creek and I was hoping that they had the creek illuminated at night as well, but - not so. In warmer weather they have tables set up along the creek which must be really pretty. We were a bit surprised that there was no ala carte menu. Instead 3 course $80 and 4 course $95. So, it is not an in expensive place. The wine was also pricey but not obscenely so. The choices on the three course menu are not extensive but they are sufficient and I have to say the service was good and the food was extraordinary - so, we got our money's worth. The place was pretty crowded on a Sunday night in January so, I suspect that "in season" you would be wise to book well in advance.
Great food, incredible service, stunning views! Very impressive experience and we were treated so well! Weather was a bit chilly for outdoor eating unfortunately but When the patio is finished with its update, and the temps warm up a bit, I cannot imagine a more beautiful experience. The staff are all superior....
We had high expectations of Cress on Oak Creek which, overall, were not met. Some of the food was quite good: the foie gras and veal cheek were absolutely superb. But the rack of lamb and steak tartare were just alright; ditto for the sea bass, which was a little dry and whose chimichurri was barely evident. The coq au vin itself was tough with nothing especially interesting about the flavoring and sauce. Mostly, however, the problem was the ambience. We dined there in January, i.e., indoors, seated in the same space that is used for breakfast -- nothing special about it. The service was fine -- and we liked the staff -- but was not what one would expect from a meal costing $350 for two people. During warm weather, when outdoor dining by the lovely, rushing Oak Creek is the norm, our reaction would likely have been more positive.
You cannot beat the ambience - exquisite.
Super upscale picturesque environment.
The lunch menu is pricey but worth every penny. Delicious interesting choices from unique to basic comfort food with a twist.
Our server was excellent. Plus he had the most unusual green eyes that matched his server attire (green shirt the same shade as his eyes). We had a wonderful experience!!
My main complain is that atmosphere was bright and tacky with god awful pop music playing. Totally what I was not expecting. Not romantic at all. Food was good and cocktails were amazing. Service was good as well but very underwhelming experience that certainly was not worth 400$ dinner for 2
Cozy divine dining. The creativity of the chef is superbly balanced in texture and taste....with a fabulous "wow" factor....a little yummy surprise smoked mussel nestled in the soup...a roasted chick pea tucked in a hummus puree....or a delightful pickled onion. The staff (especially Joel) could not have been more personal yet professional. The perfect combination for a most memorable dining experience.
Generally a very positive experience. A couple of things need attention. First of all it was a chilly night so we had heavy coats but no one offered to take them or hang fhem. Consequently they were draped on the back of the chair dragging on the ground. Secondly in the main dining room there is no option for a la carte dining -a set menu only with 4 choices for each course. And you choose either 4 or 5 courses. A 3 course option would have been ideal. The food was delicious but for smaller appetites 3courses would be a better alternative. The wine list while extensive is geared to thick wallets, and for the wines I was.familiar with the mark-up was very high. Finally I am very fond of foie gras - the dish here while very well prepared was not very generous - too many accompaniments not enough liver!
The setting is unparalleled and therefore outdoor dining would likely be superior to the indoor portion of the establishment. Time of year naturally figures into that. The menu on the occasion we dined was rather limited and uninspired. We found the staff to be outstanding, attentive but not overbearing.
This was our first time back since the remodel. This restaurant was amazing when we first tried it about 6 years ago.
Sadly, this visit was very disappointing. The restaurant remodel is very beautiful but it was lacking any kind of life! We weren't blown away by anything we ate, service was ok, $300 bill after tip for 2. Usually not a big deal if it's a good experience.
I asked for my steak MW a little pink. It came out super duper well done. We normally don't complain but a restaurant if this standard should not make this mistake. We were offered free dessert. No thank you.
A couple of our friends were here recently and had a very similar experience. So many better places to choose from in Sedona! Lots of new great places!
Outdoor dining under kerosene lamps in November does not work it's hard to enjoy the experience when it's windy and cold despite the heat lamps. The creek is noisy and dark, and the first three courses were not sufficiently warm to be enjoyable. The fixed price menu for Thanksgiving was a poor value. The wait staff was very attentive, but the service staff was not particularly well trained. I was extremely disappointed.
EACH COURSE AT DINNER PROVED TO BE A CULINARY DELIGHT AND A SURPRISE FOR THE TONGUE. MY FAVORITE WAS THE VEAL CHEEKS. IT WAS A DELICIOUS, SUCCULENT PIECE OF MEAT. MY FRIEND RAVED ABOUT THE LAPIN AND THE VENSION. THE SPICY PEAR DESSERT WAS OUT FAVORITE. DESPITE THE BLUSTERY NOVEMBER WIND, GREAT CARE WAS TAKEN TO MAKE US AS TOASTY AS POSSIBLE . THANK YOU.
If you've never been to Cress, the La Auberge restaurant on Oak Creek in Sedona you are missing one of the great restaurants in Arizona with one of the best settings in the country. Dining right next to Oak Creek flowing by is such an experience of nature.
Maybe a place for a drink but food was cold and overpriced. Many buffet selections not available and then cold when replenished. Disappointing.
Also buffet line was awkward and didn't flow well so customers nearly knocked each other's trays over. View is spectacular, waiters great.
Amazing location with food and service to match! The dining experience while sitting near the creek is second to none. The menu is full of innovative flavors and pairings that simply have to be tried to be fully appreciated. Don't hesitate - trust the chef's genius and you won't be disappointed! Drink menu and the wine list are both fantastic. We visited in November and the evenings can be a bit chilly but please know there are plenty of space heaters available to keep all guests very comfortable. A bit on the expensive side, but this is a very unique dining experience and one to savor on those specialty occasions!
The ambiance at Cress was amazing. The heaters spread across the dining area made for a comfortable experience despite the November weather. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful in suggesting meal choices. We couldn't have asked for a better setting to celebrate our anniversary together.
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