Dining in Northern Arizona

Butterfly Burger

Butterfly Burger

When one of Sedona’s most prominent chefs opens a new spot, we take note. And Chef Lisa Dahl’s latest venture, Butterfly Burger, has really hit it out of the park. Dim lighting, an open kitchen, dark…

ShadowRock Tap + Table

ShadowRock Tap + Table

We’ve been visiting ShadowRock Tap + Table at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock for years now, and we were pleasantly surprised with how the $2 million renovations finished in early 2018 completely transformed the…

Steakhouse 89

Steakhouse 89

Steakhouse 89 sits at a landmark location in West Sedona. We encourage you not to miss it (as if you could) for a fine dining experience. Steakhouse 89 is a contemporary restaurant that offers diners their…

La Vetta

La Vetta Ristorante Italiano

Editor’s Note: La Vetta has closed. La vetta means “The Summit” or “The Top” in Italian, and after sampling most everything on this historic downtown Flagstaff restaurant’s menu, we’re sure that you’ll agree that this dining…

Manzanita

Manzanita Restaurant

Manzanita feels more like a desert mirage than a real restaurant. If someone told you there was a fine dining restaurant in Cornville that’s been serving traditional German food since 1991, you’d probably never believe it….

El Portal Sedona

El Portal Sedona

El Portal is one of Sedona’s best-kept secrets for breakfast. Tucked away inside an Arts and Crafts-style adobe hotel, it is considered an architectural masterpiece. Decorated with vintage paintings, authentic Tiffany and Roycroft antiques, stained-glass windows…

Pump House Station

Pump House Station & Urban Eatery

The Pump House Station used to be a home filled with memories. It’s now a restaurant decorated with timeless treasures and furnished with Sedona history. Tucked away in Tlaquepaque North, this urban eatery is nestled between…

El Tovar

El Tovar Dining Room

Entering the El Tovar Dining Room is a one-of-a-kind experience. The hotel, which opened in 1905, is perched at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places….

Che Ah Chi

Che Ah Chi

Some of our most memorable Sedona dining experiences have taken place at Che Ah Chi, Enchantment Resort’s signature restaurant. Whether we were oohing and ahhing over the resort’s homemade granola and Egg Fried Wild Rice while…

A Taste Of Marrakech

A Taste Of Marrakech

Editor’s note: A Taste of Marrakech has closed.  Back in March 2015, a tiny eatery by the name of A Taste of Marrakech opened in Bell Rock Plaza in the Village of Oak Creek, and word…

adobe grand villas

Adobe Grand Villas

Dining at Adobe Grand Villas might be Sedona’s best-kept secret, though chef Michael Merilli, who has been in Sedona for more than 10 years, does have a devoted local following. Need a staycation? Think Adobe Grand…

mesa grill

Mesa Grill

Perched on top of Airport Mesa, Mesa Grill is your place for a leisurely, scenic lunch or sunset dinner. Grab a table next to the panoramic windows that look out over Sedona Airport and watch the…

Hideaway House

Hideaway House

By the time we left Hideaway House, we had met the couple sitting next to us, and the couple behind us. It’s a place where old friends gather at a very lively bar and new friends…

Javelina Cantina

Javelina Cantina

Picture this: It’s a balmy evening right after a monsoon storm has passed. The air is still redolent with wet sage and a subtle whiff of ozone. Where do you want to be? Outside on the…

Best Sushi in Sedona

Szechuan Restaurant

There’s just something about hot summer temperatures and sushi that seem to go hand in hand, isn’t there? When our appetites are light and we’re daydreaming about our next beach vacation, we head for Szechuan Restaurant,…

Best brunch spot in Sedona

Crema Craft Kitchen & Bar

Named after the base used to make gelato, Crema Craft Kitchen & Bar is where you want to be the morning after a long night (ahem). It’s where you bring your friends for Sunday brunch or…

Sedona Dining

The Hudson

Red rock views? Check. A casual yet upscale ambiance worthy of wearing something nice? Check. A consistent menu that’s creative while at the same time cohesive? Check and check. It’s no secret that The Hudson has…

Casa Sedona Inn

Admittedly, we don’t get out for breakfast all that often, but when we do, we like to make an event of it. Think brunch à la Sex in the City. Casa Sedona Inn, a secluded, boutique…

REDS Restaurant in Sedona

REDS Restaurant at Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa has a modern vibe that has made it a favorite locals’ hangout for years. If you live here, it’s practically a given that you’ll run into someone you…

Sedona’s Elote Cafe

Ever since Jeff Smedstad opened Elote Cafe in 2007, hungry devotees have been flocking to the restaurant. When the doors open at 5 p.m., there’s frequently a line outside (Elote doesn’t take reservations). What keeps the…

Cress on Oak Creek

There is no shortage of remarkable experiences to be had in Sedona, and dining at Cress on Oak Creek at L’Auberge de Sedona has to be at the top of that list. First you have the…

Miley’s Cafe in Sedona

For a couple of years now, we’ve been receiving emails from readers touting the hidden gem that is Miley’s Cafe. We had been to Miley’s on several occasions for breakfast, which is served all day, but…

Dellepiane in Sedona

Any foodie can attest to the fact that the humble burger has been elevated in recent years from fast-food status to gourmet fare. No matter what type of burger aficionado you consider yourself, Dellepiane, the new…

Local Juicery in Sedona

If you’ve already perused this month’s cover story, you know that we ate a lot – A LOT – of burgers this spring. To balance it with something healthy, we stopped by Local Juicery for breakfast…

India Palace in Sedona

For those of you already familiar with the complex spices, varied textures and bold colors of Indian cuisine, rejoice that we have an Indian restaurant that offers up all your traditional favorites right here in Sedona….

Moscato in Camp Verde

Located inside the historic Montezuma Inn, a structure that was built in 1900 as the Joe Lane Saloon, Moscato Italian restaurant might be Camp Verde’s worst-kept secret. In January, executive chefs Salvatore Moscato, originally from Italy,…

Sedona Pizza Company

All you have to do is stroll by Sedona Pizza Company on a busy night, and the convivial vibe makes you want to dine with the cool kids. There’s the sidewalk patio dotted with red umbrellas…

A Taste of Marrakech

Any foodie will tell you that sometimes the tastiest morsels can be had in the most discreet locations. That’s the case with A Taste of Marrakech, which opened its doors in March. Tucked into a Village…

Sedona Fine Dining: Storytellers

When you walk through the glass doors of Storytellers, Cliff Castle Casino Hotel’s signature restaurant, you leave the sounds of ringing slot machines and the casino floor behind. The restaurant is a tranquil oasis designed to…

Sedona Restaurant: Avano Bistro

Executive Chef Joseph Wickham’s menu at Avano Bistro was clearly designed to please many different palates, from the adventurous (with the chorizo-stuffed dates) to the classic (with the margherita pizza). The bread, pasta, desserts, pizza crust…

Sound Bites Grill

Sound Bites is Sedona’s answer to the Hard Rock Café, with huge photos of musicians and autographed guitars lining the walls (there’s even a gift shop). A large projector screen shows movies and concerts in the…

The Table at Junipine

Eight miles north of Sedona, in the heart of Oak Creek Canyon, you’ll find Junipine, luxurious creek-side houses that have been welcoming visitors for more than 25 years. Junipine’s cafe recently went through some updates, including…

Red Rock BBQ

Summer officially begins June 21, but everyone knows barbecue season started Memorial Day weekend. When you want to give your grill a rest, but you still have a hankering for tasty barbecue, head to Red Rock…

Timo

For foodies who have been making the trek to Flagstaff, Cottonwood or even Phoenix in search of creative cuisine in a posh environment, here’s some good news: You can find what you’ve been looking for right…

The Schoolhouse Restaurant

Chef Christopher Dobrowolski and his wife, Laura Fayette-Dobrowolski, opened The SchoolHouse Restaurant in Cottonwood in March 2013, and Arizonans statewide haven’t stopped buzzing about it. Located inside the Verde Valley’s first grade school (1878 to 1917),…

Tea Light Café

Tucked in a corner at the back of Hillside Sedona sits Tea Light Café, which opened its doors in November. The small eatery boasts a bright and casual indoor dining area, a patio with seats next…

Javelina Cantina

When we first moved to Sedona, we were obsessed with seeing the elusive javelina, a wild peccary that resembles a boar. Instead, we had to content ourselves with frequent visits to Javelina Cantina in Hillside Sedona…

India Palace

We’ve been fans of India Palace for years, but since Bipin Jadav took the helm last year, we can feel even better about what we eat at the restaurant. A physician by trade, Bipin is passionate…

pizza, salad, and wine in sedona

Pizzeria Bocce

When Eric and Michelle Jurisin, owners of The Haunted Hamburger and Grapes in Jerome and The Tavern Grille and Nic’s Italian Steak & Crab in Cottonwood, opened Pizzeria Bocce in Old Town Cottonwood this summer, we…