Che-Ah-Chi at Enchantment Resort
Che-Ah-Chi at Enchantment Resort

Che-Ah-Chi at Enchantment Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://enchantmentresort.com/dining/che-ah-chi-restaurant/
  • Phone: (928) 204-6000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 1:30pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 9:15pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Schmidt
  • Dress Code: Resort Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Cook 928-204-6000x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 89A
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Che-Ah-Chi at Enchantment Resort
Che-Ah-Chi at Enchantment Resort offers Modern American Cuisine. Executive Chef David Schmidt is committed to using the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients produced locally.
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Che-Ah-Chi at Enchantment Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (34)special occasion (28)great for outdoor dining (28)fit for foodies (26)romantic (20)notable wine list (17)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (9)great for brunch (4)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Dinner and a View
    DaveHVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The signature restaurant of the Enchantment Resort was redesigned two years ago and though it lost much of it's elegance, the views and the food still remain. We arrived just before dusk and though the dining room does not open until 5:30, we were able to purchase cocktails from the bar and go out onto the balcony of View 180 and watch the setting sun change of the color of the surrounding mountains. Once seated, we enjoyed some wine before delving into the evening's specials. We shared a salad. My steak was juicy and cooked to order. All of the desserts are made in house and change frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch
    Vegas
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We have been to the Sunday brunch several times and were very disappointed with the new menu. We loved all the options to taste before and hope you will go back to the original brunch. Other patrons around us were saying the same things.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enchanting
    sedonalocal
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Sorry for the "tite" of my review. But it was a great evening among the red rocks. The only unfortunate thing was it was so crowded on the patio that we had to have a pre-dinner drink inside. Otherwise, everything from the food to the service to the wine, etc. was really special. If you've never been to Enchantment you are missing something. If nothing else, just visit for a drink and appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    AndoverJDVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The only way to explain the experience was a lack of attention to detail, in the food and service. The food could not have been tasted, poor use of seasonings and under salted. A key component of my dish was literally cold, I would have sent it back, but the server did not return until the person I was with was done. The wine that was brought was not the vintage I ordered, the unsatisfactory response was "well this is what we are serving". At the price, this place needs to be much better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Red Rock Bliss
    pcarlnj
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    There have been mixed reviews about Che-Ah-Chi & all I can tell you is that our dining experience was great! This was our first time dining there since he name change. It did not disappoint. So much so that we made a 2nd reservation during a 4 night stay. The lobster bisque was outstanding. Different from the east coast versions, and ranks as the best we've ever had. The braised short ribs, cobia, scallops & lamb shank entrees were all perfectly prepared. The wine list will blow your lid off! I was overwhelmed. We settled on a nice bottle of Shafer merlot for our second meal. The hostesses were pleasant, wait staff top notch, sommelier approachable..... I can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch not what it used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    You can't beat the view and ambience of this restaurant. We have been coming to Sedona for the past 5 years and each visit, make a special trip to enjoy the Sunday brunch. Unfortunately, this visit the brunch had been drastically reduced in terms of food selection. The price would have been $37.00 for the brunch, but after seeing the limited amount of food, we decided on a reduced option of $22.00 for the limited brunch and an additional breakfast entre. Sadly, the eggs in the entre must have been cooked before we even started the brunch portion - truly disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tomm
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    the quality of the food did not match the setting. The manager came by and said" the food is still good after 20 years" . She should try it herself.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service but cold
    WMeeVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    My wife and I had an early reservation and saw some of the red rock view from the restaurant - beautiful. The food was wonderful. A raw fish first course and the best flank stake I have ever had - both with excellent accompaniments. The restaurant is a stark modern space with bare tables and seemed cold after the sun went down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stunning!
    cathi
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My sister and I were on a road trip, a friend recommended this restaurant. The drive to the resort made us wonder what we were getting into, we expected something higher up, but we wereally blown away when we saw this place. There is no better food in Sedona, we hit all of the best the three days we were there. You will not be disappointed. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodies Yes, Oenophiles maybe not
    Droz
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great views, good vibe, good food, but wine service lacked. We got Pinot glasses for our $125 Chardonnay and neither the waiter or sommelier watched and refilled glasses in a timely fashion. Our waiter was clearly not trained in their wine list or wine service although others seemed much more informed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One hour chicken
    PTofDB
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My friend and I dined twice here. The first time the service was good, the food was okay if not overpriced in a foo-foo way. I had the Sea Bass which was nice, but I've had better. The second time the service was horrible. We had reservations for 8:15 . No waiter for at least 10 minutes, the place was not busy. We placed our order which was a chicken dish. After about 40 minutes we still did not have our food. The manager checked on us and said " the chicken takes longer to cook", to which we knew that was ridiculous. They made no offer for compensation. The chicken when it did arrive was unspectacular, all 45 minutes and 6 oz of it. The ambiance is beautiful, the food is not and the service was 2 star.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner review
    DustyinAZ
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was noisy that night as several waiters dropped their trays next to our table. Also, the service was rather slow overall. My dinner was not prepared as I specifically asked and had to be sent back to be recooked. The fish entree was greasy. My husband's dinner was not hot when it came to the table. We have been to The Enchantment a number of times before the renovation and the food was always good and ambience warm.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been better ...
    Rock
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    ... my wife arranged for us an anniversary dinner here. We went to the bar connected to the resturant called "View 180" which is very nice but there was only a single server; it took nearly 10 min for him to even acknowledge our presence. Once he did, all was well. The SAME thing happened at the resturant as well. Luckily at the resturant there was someone there to bring us water. The food was OK. The view & weather (early October) was brilliant!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view and amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food and wine was fantastic along with the gorgeous backdrop of the red rocks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining in the Red Rocks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We recently were in Sedona and tried Che-Ah-Chi for dinner. The restaurant is located in the Enchantment Resort and thus the views are incredible. There are both indoor and outdoor seating options and the outdoor ones offer heaters and the same great views. The menu was nice and reasonable. The wine list was quite extensive and all done through a usable tablet, making it easier to scroll through it and filter to your tastes. If you are in Sedona and want a nice evening out, this is it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Che-Au-Chi
    rschef
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I recommend the Charcuiterie board, it was the best I ever had, our entrees were good but my Bonzina with squash risotto the risotto was slightly over cooked & a little cold when I received it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great chef and creative dishes, all at the wonderful Enchantment Resort. Would go there again and again to try everything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Surroundings
    Matso
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Enchantment Resort is surrounded by beautiful redrocks. Che-Ah-Chi faces the redrocks and has large windows so you can enjoy the view during daylight while dining. I recommend requesting a booth because it is very intimate and cozy. We had the Restaurant Week Special. The appetizers were delicious - lobster bisque & beet salad. The lamb entree was delicious but the jidori chicken lacked a bit of flavor. The chocolate dessert was great; however, we didn't care for the basil in the panne cota.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • highlight of Sedona
    NYDiner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    During four days in Sedona, this was our best restaurant experience, in a class by itself. They also offered an AZ Restaurant Week special menu, which one of our party of 3 chose. Each dish was memorable and our server made great suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enchantment Resort/Sedona
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The resort sits in a breathtaking view of Sedona's beautiful scenery. We had a delicious breakfast on our last day of a wonderful trip. Service was perfection. We hope to stay at the resort during our next visit to Sedona, and will definitely dine at Che-Ah-Chi again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Breathtaking!
    foodlvrVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Che-Ah-Chi is located in the Enchantment Resort surrounded by the Sedona Red Rock Canyons. The The food and service were very good but the scenic view puts the rating over the top.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • much ado
    pdbuster
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    this is a case of form over substance. food was generally fair to middling at prices that called for far better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breathtaking Views
    SedonaVisitor
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Service was excellent and food was too; expensive but worth it for a special occasion.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Class All The Way
    Shassi
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Travelling in the south west for the first time. Staying at Enchantnent and having such an upscale restaurant was a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Jenny
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ambiance and view fantastic! The food was impeccable. Service is fabulous. Can't wait to eat there again on next stay at Enchantment Resort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Splurge
    trixierit
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    It was our anniversary and we went, had drinks outside at View180, great happy hour. Then we went inside to have dinner. The ambiance was amazing, the service was great - our waiter was very knowledgeable and the food was beyond great. We were then treated to dessert for it being our anniversary which was a very nice treat. In my opinion, it is not an every day place to eat as the price is high end, but for a special occasion it was very worth it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    SteveL
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A work colleague encouraged us to try this place if we were ever in Sedona so we made a special effort to go. It was certainly worth it. We had a young and superb waiter (Robert) and he did such a wonderful job of explaining options and then staging the various courses. They were featuring lobster mushrooms as they'd found a good sized batch near Flagstaff earlier in the day. They were great. The fish was just super. Maggie and I are still talking about the compressed watermelon appetizer. It could have been served as a dessert. It was wonderful, light, slightly sweet - really an amazing dish. Unfortunately, no room left for dessert, and their ice wine list looked wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unable to control obnoxious guests
    MercuryMax
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our outside dining experience was severely compromised by Che-Ah Chi management's ability tooderate the behavior of obnoxious guests at a adjacent table. One such guest repeatedly smoked after being asked to refrain by the staff. They loudly used profane language easily overheard by my party and others. Finally, instead of controlling the bad behavior, we were told we could move indoors. My party was not behaving badly, but was the party to be inconvenienced rather than restaurant management dealing with the central problem. Our server--Elena--was understanding and very knowledgable and helpful, but ultimately powerless on light of management's cowardice in dealing with the obnoxious guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Brunch is not quite the same
    gourmayVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Enchantment says it was losing money on their traditional Sunday brunch so they have significantly downgraded the offerings. There is now a somewhat limited cold buffet and warm dishes are ordered from a selection of about a half dozen entrees. If you order from the entree selections, then the cold buffet is only $22 versus $37 if you don't order a warm entree. While the warm entrees were good, the Sunday brunch is a major step backwards from what it used to be - no carving station, no omelet station, etc., but apparently their headcount has been way down so they decided to scale back. Unlike L'Auberge, Enchantment still charges $10 for each Bloody Mary (should be included), but the sparkling wine and mimosas are still bottomless.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Views were fantastic but food was average. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Overall our meal was good but we expected more based on the reputation of the resort. In my opinion it wasn't worth the price of the meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 147 reviews are from the Che-Ah-Chi at Enchantment Resort reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Our family really enjoyed Che-Ah-Chi. Incredible views of the red rocks. Lisa provided great service. And the food was excellent. Only downside w/ this was miscommunication between open table and the restaurant. This restaurant is closed on Tuesdays and open table allowed a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • REds Rocks and flames
    xoxoxo
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our time there was splendid, our waitperson was excellent and not overly attentive. The ambiente was so wonderful. The food and service combined were worth 5 stars. My wife was even happier with the evening. (Great wine list in addition.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The view makes it worthwhile
    Lonestar1
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We stay at many Relais & Chateaux, dine at numerous Michelin Star restaurants each trip and we had high hopes for this restaurant. Of course the view is stunning and I must say that service was good enough for this level of establishment, but the food. Well the pan fried Foie Gras was OK, if a mouthful is ones idea of a starter. Then the beef, even medium rare was tough and chewy. The wine list is overpriced for the vintage proffered. We did enjoy the view, but would we eat at this restaurant again? I doubt it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enchanted
    EnglishMike
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Went there for an anniversary dinner and was delighted to find the place was all it was advertised to be. From the hostess who wished us Happy Anniversary to the excellent service we received from all. If the weather is good I highly recommend sitting outside, the red rock views are simply stunning and to watch the sun go down and the changing light enhances some fantastic food. My only knock on this place is a limited wine menu - being from California I am spoiled by extensive offerings and this felt a little generic as if the wine was an afterthought. That said the food more than made up for it, my wife had the prosciutto special and I had the Hamachi and then we had Steelhead Trout and Filet for dinner - all amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Sedona Cuisine
    FussyEater
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Che-Ah-Chi is situated in Enchantment Resort, about a 20 mins drive from uptown Sedona & the main drag. A very plain (perhaps even ugly) set of adobe buildings set in a very beautiful location of Boynton Canyon with an outside terrace for dining but the views of the canyon are spoilt by the large swimming pool area. The cocktails were seriously good & our server was very attentive but unfortunately the chef's skills were lacking. I ordered the Wagyu steak & was seriously disappointed with the quality - it must be the only occasion that I have been served tough steak in the USA & I certainly needed the steak knife I was given. I would even question if it was genuine Wagyu despite coming with a label & price to match.
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  • Five Star dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    One would not expect to find a restaurant of this quality in a small town but, it is in a world class resort so may be it's not so surprising. I am a foodie and eaten at the best restaurants all over the world. This restaurant is right up there with the best of them. It just doesn't have the big name. And the view is spectacular. I think this is a destination restaurant and would highly recommend it. Stay at the resort and have dinner at Che Ah Chi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mich13
    mich13VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    views spectacular of red rocks. i had the salmon. did not like the sides with my dish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wino
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    View was great but other than that nothing special for a high end restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OMG
    JoffmannVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    What a place. The views were breathtaking. Food was amazing!
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