Sedona Restaurants

About This Guide

These listings are a selective guide to area restaurants. All were visited anonymously, and the blurbs reflect independent judgments; no fees were paid for inclusion. Price ranges, necessarily somewhat subjective, are: Inexpensive = $10 or less, Moderate = $11-20, Expensive = $20-30, Very Expensive = $30 and up.


The Asylum Restaurant

Tucked inside the notoriously spooky Jerome Grand Hotel (built in 1926 as United Verde Hospital), The Asylum Restaurant is more than just a spot to enjoy lunch or dinner – it’s an experience. Start with The Asylum’s sophisticated and award-winning wine list or browse the cheeky cocktail menu. The dinner menu features fish, pork, steaks and pastas with a decidedly southwestern flair – think tomatillos, poblanos and prickly pears. We ordered the Charbroiled Chilean Sea Bass and Sonoran Spiced Chicken as our main courses. The delicate bass was stacked with steamed broccoli and cauliflower and rested on a grilled potato cake. The generous portion of fish was sauced with a tangy poblano-chardonnay-lemon butter. As for the chicken, it arrived swimming in a chili-pepper-cream sauce on top of organic brown rice. The dish was crowned with roasted red peppers, cilantro and macadamia nuts, which gave it a satisfying crunch. Both entrées arrived covered in silver domes, which our server removed with a flourish. When was the last time you experienced that at a restaurant? Open daily, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for lunch; 5-9 p.m., for dinner. MC, Visa, AmEx, Disc  •  200 Hill St. at the Jerome Grand Hotel (928-639-3197) (Moderate to Expensive)