Etch Kitchen & Bar at L’Auberge de Sedona

4.5
275 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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Etch is merging with Cress on Oak Creek, which is our main restaurant. If you care interested in making a breakfast, brunch or lunch reservation, please visit our Cress profile on OpenTable or our website.

Casual Dining | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Full Bar

Etch is the ideal place to indulge in artistic yet approachable food and drinks, set under a canopy of sycamores, along the banks of Oak Creek. The comfortable, relaxing atmosphere is perfect for unwinding after a day of hiking and exploring, with a handcrafted cocktail or glass of wine. From breakfast to dinner, Etch offers an abundance of food and drink items in an unparalleled setting.
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vipGalap
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

They did not have our reservation even though I made it a month ago. High priced not great food limits menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was the best server. Our meals and cocktails were incredible. Dessert (goat cheese cheesecake) was amazing. Top notch from start to finish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

This is hands down one of the worst restaurant experiences I’ve ever encountered. The food was incredibly poor quality not to mention the horrible service. They really need to overhaul the whole place if they want to be considered fine dining in Sedona and expect that price point. Every other meal we had off property was significantly better and significantly less expensive.

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MaryT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every aspect of our Valentine day meal. Thank s for making it special while in Sedona

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect lunch. The rainbow trout was prepared to perfection. Nice wine selection. Joviani, our server, was very professional and accommodating . The octopus was lovely too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Had the grilled octopus and for the entrees we had the steak and fries and Seth trout. Delicious. Ohh forgot. Had the vortex therapy. Really good and for aster dinner had a n expresso martini really good .
Love this place

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AngelaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Though I imagine this would be a great venue for outdoor dining for Breakfast or Lunch, our experience for dinner was not great. Inside is basically a hallway, and outside was dark and cold with no view at all. I'll bet its gorgeous during the day or for late afternoon cocktails. We should have been clued in when there really wasn't a dinner menu. The bar menu was sparse.
Our mistake for thinking this was a restaurant for dinner. The fine dining side looked lovely.

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RoseG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best breakfast we have ever had in our entire life! Food was absolutely outstanding and the atmosphere was wonderful. Very upscale and peaceful we will definitely be back!

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vipNicoleC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fabulous service, beautiful setting.

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Doceater
Tucson
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Best part is view of river. Food is so-so. Cost a little higher then other places. Add $5 for parking tip and price is too high.

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Hermosasue
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was wonderful on New Years Day. We both ordered the special omelet however the salmon was fabulous that we ordered at a previous visit. Plenty of food, you won't go hungry! The staff was very attentive so our coffee never ran out. Nice and quiet with an incredible view of Oak Creek. We will of course go back!

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vipvenaea113
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place. Love the vibe and service. A little pricey but well worth it. Wish the Etch menu was bigger. Really limited choices.

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JeffR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our server, Lauren, was spot on with her recommendations, friendly and attentive

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vipneall
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Hostess didn’t mention it was buffet only until we sat down. After waiting 20 min beyond our res time. And it was 65/person.

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ElaineM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server was excellent! Enjoyed our dining experience!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

These people are jerks. I booked a month out and showed up 10 mins early for our reservation. First the told me I could sit at the bar (literally at the bar) then they offered me a table in the bar. Throughout my dinner the staff made it clear that they wanted me to finish as quickly as possible. Other crappy things include the fact that the menu is basically bar food and the service is terrible. Save your money and go to the McDonalds down the stream!

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LeeL
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Beautiful setting, good food, but spotty service. We were at the end of lunch and the place was essentially empty, but we did not see our waiter often enough.

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Hermosasue
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful for breakfast. It is expensive but worth it for the good food and quality service. Honestly, the staff was just as great as they are at their dinner establishment, Cress on Oak Creek. Very friendly, attentive and they make every effort to let you enjoy your experience. My husband had the smoked salmon, a very large portion with bagel, capers & dill cream cheese and I had the omelette with home fries & toast. Delicious! Coffee comes with a biscotti. One note, we had a reservation for 6 for the Friday after Thanksgiving and everyone was snowed in. They graciously cancelled it without any penalty. Outdoor seating when the weather permits but you also have a great view of Oak Creek from inside. We'll be back...

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vipgary
Atlanta
218 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Average food. The wines by the glass could be more robust. I thought it was expensive for what you got. Service was good.

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vipSierra
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Limited menu

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TaborS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle deviled eggs with caviar are amazing. The drink menu is fabulous and the ambiance is so serene and gorgeous.

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TaborS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around wonderful. In fact going back today it was so good!

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vipGoodeater
Milwaukee
105 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the dining room with morning sun and tons of light streaming in. Love the soft, clean off-white colors. I ordered the corned beef hash which was good. The corned beef was a little chewy, but the flavor was great with potatoes and perfectly poached eggs on top served in a cast iron skillet. We ordered the cast iron skillet cinnamon rolls. Yum! They were a tiny bit overdone, but amazing flavor. They were also excellent warmed up the next morning! Excellent service and beautiful surroundings. Definitely recommend.

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vipJoeF
Houston
79 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Ate here for brunch. Only breakfast item was omlets, which is a bit of a surprise. Quite pricey. The seating along the creek is quite nice. Service was slow to clean tables and bring drinks.

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vipukwegian
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Brunch was good, but not outstanding. The prime rib was not warm, and some of the buffet items were not timely replenished. Our table service was very good and of course the atmosphere was outstanding as usual.

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rebeccaw
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Etch and it was delightful! We sat on the patio for breakfast. Our servers were very attentive. I had the omelet of the day and my husband had the hash and oatmeal. It was delicious. I especially liked the coffee! There was classical music playing very softly and the sound of the creek flowing was amazing. We were so relaxed! We walked the grounds a bit, including duck beach. I liked that were there early. Less crowded. We hope to return for another meal in this beautiful setting.

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Mike
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience1

5 stars for Matt at valet parking, that's the only reason I was able to put 3 stars for overall. A lot of wear and tear inside and out inside

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vipSpviking22
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We've eaten at this restaurant previously. The service was OK, not as good as we remembered!!.
Our food came out almost as soon as the appetizer we ordered arrived!! The food delivery person gave each of us the wrong food and desserts. Wonder if the service and food in the main dining room would have been better!!

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RobertP
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was a little chilly, but inspite of that it was lovely and delicious and the wait staff very nice.
Be sure to bring a wrap & lap robe.

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vipJanetG
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This was a beautiful place! The ambiance was above expectations. The service was good and everyone was accommodating! One person in our party did not like her entree and it was graciously changed for something else.

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JillR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must stop when in Sedona. Food is delicious. Ambiance outstanding. Service wonderful.

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MeghanM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was breathtaking and we were greeted with smile and friendly "Hellos" from all staff we encountered. Our server was attentive without being intrusive-a HUGE PLUS! We could enjoy our brunch by the water without feeling rushed or interrupted. It was so peaceful amd the presentation of food was spectacular! We cannot wait to come back and stay at this resort! Thanks so much for the perfect birthday brunch!

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AzBrett
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food and ambiance, and fantastic service. I was stupid enough to leave my credit card on the table before adding the tip, and unfortunately the resort was uncooperative in returning it to me. When I first called to ask if it was there, they told me that they hadn't seen it. So I took their word, and left Sedona. After returning home and calling my bank, they told me that the card was run at the restaurant but no tip was added, I called the restaurant back and they told me that my card indeed left at the table and retrieve it at the the front desk. Unfortunately I'd already left Sedona by then (relying on their earlier statement that they hadn't seen my card), so I called the front desk. But the front desk told me they didn't have my card, and hadn't received anything from the restaurant that day. I asked to be reconnected to the restaurant, but they told me that wasn't possible and they would have someone call me back. That never happened, so I just ordered a new card.

So to the young man who gave us great service, I am very sorry to stiff you, and I wish the resort would help me make it right to you.

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SharolynS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience5

The view and ambiance was wonderful! The food was good! The service needed great improvement! We went for lunch @. 11:30. We sat down by creek. There was hardly anybody there and it took an hour to get our food! Our waiter did not bring out our food. It was a young man. He first brought our food to the wrong table! We told him it was our food and he brought it over and slammed it on table! He gave us all the wrong food and when we told him nicely to switch our plates he gave us the death stare and changed our plates and walked off with out a word!!!
I would fire him on the spot! Extremely rude and un called for!

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Samzy
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the seating creek side we requested through Open Table. The weather was perfect and the food and service exceptional.

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vipKatyM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would say it did not live up to it's 4.2 average it has. The setting is glorious. The people were very nice overall. We were there early (9:15) for Sunday brunch and they were not very busy yet, but the food was very slow. Service was very good an attentive, but it took 25 minutes to get avocado toast and scrambled eggs which I thought was long. We had to ask for honey for our tea twice and we were never given spoons for our tea - we didn't ask for them, but at a place of that level, you would think that would be served with coffee or tea when ordered when it is not already on the table. Lastly, the place opened at 9:00 and we had a 9:15 reservation. When we ordered they were already out of the cinnamon rolls, which I thought was strange. The waitress said it was too big for me and my girlfriend to order anyway - it was meant for 4 people. It was listed as a breakfast entree and it didn't say that on the menu. Maybe that was her way of not disappointing us. But, really?? But regardless of the size, I may have wanted a taste and to take the rest home.

I don't usually write such a detailed review and honestly, I truly hope a manager reads this and takes it as some constructive criticism and need for additional training. A beautiful place of this caliber and price should really be doing a much better job than this.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The setting was spectacular!! However I was disappointed in the food. It was a surprise that such a beautiful place had inferior food and service.

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vipDGBabylon
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

If it wasn't for the location, this place would likely not survive. Local patron here. Food was OK but not worthy of any type of foodie interest (mid week luncheon - can't speak to dinner). Tuna in nicoise salad overcooked and chickpea burger bland and uninspiring. Service was slow which was fine as this was meant to be a leisurely lunch; however, 4 requests to see a dinner menu and 3 requests for lemon for water were never filled, in spite of a less than 20% occupancy.

Premium price on everything - they over promise and definitely under deliver.

Staff are pleasant but seemingly not trained properly.

MB
MarieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the table on Oak Creek. Very serene and beautiful. Our waitress Lauren was the best!
And the food was outstanding.

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