Sedona Dining - Cress Oak Creek - L'Auberge During our trips, we sampled many Sedona restaurants. Some boasted amazing views, while others were notable just for their culinary delights. Here are our top picks.

Cress Oak Creek (L'Auberge Sedona)

Cress Oak Creek offered the most enjoyable dining experience by far. Positioned on the creekside, the soothing sounds enhanced the superb food and service.

Located in Uptown inside the L'Auberge Sedona hotel, the restaurant offers a Prix Fixe menu creekside or Ala Carte indoors and at the bar.

Tip: Valet parking is complimentary with your dining receipt.

The Prix Fixe menu features a variety of starters, main courses, and desserts. I opted for Asparagus, Cornish Hen, and Black Velvet for my meal, while my wife enjoyed their Cress Salad, the Seafood of the day, and Maze all day. Each dish was a delightful culinary experience.

The Hudson

Sedona Dining - The Hudson The Hudson, perched atop a hill in downtown Sedona, offers stunning views of the Red Rocks. The restaurant features a spacious patio equipped with heaters for chilly weather.

We enjoyed a lunch of Pastrami Reuben and a Juicy Cheeseburger, complemented by their draft beer selection. Following lunch, we strolled through the downtown markets before returning to our hotel.

Airport Mesa Grill

The Sedona airport, mainly utilized by private planes and helicopter tours, is located atop a broad mesa with spectacular panoramic views.

Sedona Dining - Airport Mesa Grill at Dusk We opted for dinner at Mesa Grill during sunset. Although the food was average, the views were the main attraction. We tried the Fish and chips and the petite filet, which were well-prepared and flavorful, though the fish was somewhat dry and chewy.

Thai Palace

Sedona Dining - Thai Palace Thai Palace was a serendipitous find in Uptown. After a tour, we stumbled upon a small strip mall with a modest sign for Thai cuisine.

The restaurant offers patio seating next to a zen garden, enhancing the dining experience. We enjoyed Curry Rice with beef and Panang Curry. The dishes were flavorful; you can choose your spice level from 1 to 5. We found our selections—4 for me and 2 for my wife—just right.

For dessert, we shared a Banana Wrap, reminiscent of a sushi roll but filled with delicious banana and sweet sauce.

Café Jose

Sedona Dining - Cafe Jose Tucked behind a McDonald's in a large shopping center, Café Jose was our choice for breakfast. We enjoyed their Huevos Rancheros and a Build-Your-Own Breakfast Burrito, which offered a variety of fillings, including bacon, sausage, or veggies. Ample coffee completed our meal.

Coffee Pot

Just a short walk from our hotel, Coffee Pot was our go-to for early breakfasts. Known for its friendly service and cozy ambiance, the cafe offers a menu that includes build-your-own omelets and waffles. They also offer half-plates to avoid leftovers.

Wildflower Bread Company

Sedona Uptown - Wildflower Bread Co Located in Uptown Sedona, Wildflower Bread Company offers a variety of sandwiches, soups, and freshly baked goods. For breakfast, we sampled the Roasted Tomato & Feta, the Cinnamon Brioche French Toast, and the Roasted Sweet Potato and Reuben sandwich—all of which were delectable and satisfying.

Tii Gavin Restaurant

Sedona - view from Tii Gavin restaurant - Enchantment Resort Enchantment Resort's Tii Gavin offers a dining experience nestled among red rock canyons. Accessible via a winding road, the restaurant boasts stunning views and delicious food. We savored New York Steak and Street Shrimp Tacos during a sunset dinner.

Interesting Fact: Sedona has been a filming location for movies starring icons such as John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Elvis Presley, Johnny Depp, and Robert DeNiro.

Creekside American Bistro

Another venue with impressive views, Creekside American Bistro offers a balcony overlooking Oak Creek. Our dinner choices, curried lamb adobo, and wild Alaskan kings were exquisitely prepared and delicious.

Reds at Sedona Rouge Hotel and SPA

Conveniently located within our hotel, Reds at Sedona Rouge offered excellent food, though the drinks were somewhat standard. The cocktail menu was limited, but the bartender was accommodating with off-menu requests.

For dining, the Eggs Benedict is recommended for breakfast, and the Grilled Angus burger for lunch. Their happy hour features half-price drinks and small plates.