Just to sit and dine creekside is worth it! The food was lovely, the bacon tasty and done just right.
There was not much, if any alcohol in the bloody Marys and the coffee, even the double shot of espresso was very weak. I will have coffee before I go next time.
Oberall a good experience.
FABULOUS, always FABULOUS. Wonderful warm table service and delicious, creative menu. PLUS, terrific, interesting cocktails. I had the best Margarita ever, with L’Auberge’s own hibiscus infused tequila - just yummy. We live in Scottsdale and bring ALL of our visitors here! Thanks for another beautiful meal.
Casual and relaxed, great views, great service, food was excellent. Lovely for lunch or dinner or just drinks as a resort guest or drop in! Loved it ate there twice!
Location creekside is beyond noteworthy ..... fabulous!! Molly was an attentive and knowledgeable waitress. Food was excellent and presentation was really nice too. Be sure to order the side of onion rings!!! If there was one area to improve upon, the burger was NOT worth the $23.00 price.
This occasion was a get together with friends from England and local friends. We requested a table by the creek when I made the reservation over a month earlier. They failed to honor that request, so the brunch started out somewhat poorly. Etch has shifted the brunch down to the Creekside area outside so they have used up some table space, but it is more convenient to get to the buffet. The quality of the food seems to have improved somewhat with the move, but service was still very spotty.
I had planned a dinner after hiking for my girlfriend’s birthday, after our friends had really talked up the ambiance and quality of the food at L’Auberge. However, we were disappointed with the entire experience - the entire restaurant below seemed to be having the same experience.
The server during our meal was “taken aback” from us reserving a table for their restaurant week promotion. When we asked for that menu as well, (as they did not provide it upon arrival), we were met with a very disappointed server, perhaps because these prices were less than their typical menu.
We decided to go for a three course of our own choosing off of the standard Menu would could easily go for double the price, as we saw more value in a steak and a pasta that sounded fantastic, to no credit of the server only the menu descriptions.
We ordered drinks which were the highlight of the night, even at the price point of ~$20 each. The first round was well worth it and enjoyable. Though the second round, even when ordered with our appetizer - never came even when we anticipated ordering our desert.
My steak was ordered medium rare and came out Well done. The onions and peppercorns thrown on top made it look like someone has thrown up sauerkraut on top of the meat and was almost $50.
The pasta my girlfriend ordered seemed to come straight out of a Bertolli meal (fine for $5 dollars per person, not for $35). It was cold upon serving. Still contained the shells on all three (yes only three) shrimp, and was completely bland,
The server did comp our second round of drinks after a disappointing, overpriced meal completing. She blamed her lack of attentiveness and poor service on a “shrinking wine list where she was in a ‘Russian roulette’ situation”, whatever that means.
Ultimately,we felt jilted by our experience at L’Aberge. Perhaps because of our apparent age? We were excited about the ambiance, and looked forward to staying at this resort but are doubtful we will return.
The food is overpriced and the food is not anything special. It took about 45 minutes for us to get our meals and the service was very slow. I would recommend going for a drink to enjoy the view and peace but don’t waste your money on anything else.
My husband and I came here for our pre anniversary dinner. We were served by the best server- Alex ( aka Mikhaïl). He was super helpful! Please convey our thanks to him. I would recommend this restaurant for the ambience and scenic view of the creek for romantic or special occasions. I didn’t enjoy the food much, the dishes were too simple and lacked the character I was expecting from a place like this. The drinks were good! I liked the dessert. Overall would highly recommend to come before sunset to get better views and stay until sunset for drinks and light bites.
We had the pleasure of dining at Etch Kitchen & Bar for dinner and then breakfast over the past few days; both experiences were outstanding. The food and service are excellent, and the ambiance at dinner was wonderful. The restaurant is by Oak Creek and there was live (solo guitar) music at dinner, low lighting and fire pits with comfortable surrounding seating. We were visiting Sedona for my daughter & husband’s birthdays and we could not have had a better experience!
Lovely setting by the creek, but very slow service. Strawberry lemonade available in the lobby but we were told we could not have any at our table in the restaurant.
Food was very disappointing. Wine list is significantly over priced. Very expensive restaurant but lacks quality to match their prices. Setting is lovely but there are other much betters in Sedona with more amazing views. We will not return.
Service was eh - loved the atmosphere and the food was excellent!
This restaurant is incredible, I ate here Saturday and Sunday. Saturday enjoyed items from the breakfast menu and relaxed in the amazing ambiance of the creek.
Sunday brunch was disappointing. Service was missing, even though we had reservations we sat high away from the creek. Water took 10 minutes to be delivered after been seated. We were never given menus and just told brunch was buffet and set up. The brunch was awful, food was mediocre and barely warm. Then after a disappointing me we were handed the bill of $65 per person for a terrible brunch, and until that point pricing was never discussed.
I won't be returning and won't suggest anyone dine here until management fixes staff issues.
My husband and I drove in from Las Vegas to celebrate our 30th and made a reservation to dine here a few weeks prior. We were very excited to have a nice romantic dinner and we were staying at Orchards Inn, not too far from the restaurant. We checked in with the hostess and sat, told us where we were sitting and we not helped for over 20 min. Not one person even asked us if wanted water or "I'll be right with you" so I told the host we were going to leave and we did.
Great restaurant in a beautiful setting on the deck, under the trees, overlooking Oak Creek. Attentive service, just the right amount of food. The blistered shisito peppers were a wonderful appetizer.
The scenic view was beautiful. The food was delicious.
Beautiful setting over the creek. Our food was good, not great. Took over 45 minutes to get our breakfast food. Very pricey.
The ambiance along the creek was beautiful and peaceful. Unfortunately the rest of the experience was less than stellar. We had to wait over an hour for our food after being told it would take about 20 minutes. Then our vegetables came out cold and the pork chops over cooked. It was a disappointment after hearing positives about the restaurant. I can share that we had much better and stellar meals at other Sedona restaurants but it could be a one time experience whereas other may have had a much better experience.
Food flavorful, service not so much. I requested bread and they brought my husband and I each 1 piece of dry bread. We requested to change it.. our sever said he will bring fresh baked bread.. never happened.. didn’t even acknowledge our request and just brought the check. Portions small.. left us hungry and we went to eat our again.
This is where it gets tricky.
When I made the reservation online, it tells you after making the reservation if you fail to show they will charge you $40 Per person.
We got there 10 minutes early. We were told since we got there almost a half hour early (?) we needed to sit on the side for a table to open up. We'll there were empty tables evrywhere. We were joined by another couple in the wait area. We visited with them, and learned they were told the same lame excuse. I asked where they got the coffee, the female responded where.
I proceeded to get a cup for my wife and myself, on the way back the hostess about read me the riot act, about coffee being for a breakfast buffet. I apologized, at which time she said don't do it again and forget it.
We were finally taken to a table, we're greeted by the coffeee, water and drinks gal.
Everything is fine now, our waiter takes our order.
The folks we visited with while waiting were seated.
About 10 minutes later they proffered their meals to us . We said no we didn't order those items. So they proceeded to get them to them, about 30 minutes later our food appears to be coming, oh, but it's offered to a group of 5, with a statement only 2 of you having breakfast, at which time they told the server it wasn't theirs either. Turns out it was ours. Finally! Oh, but my sour dough bread was missing, so I asked, we were told it would be right up.
Well let me assure you that I was finished with breakfast before it was brought out and it wasn't sour dough either.
This plus the $10 valet parking, with no choice of parking without paying the fee.
If not for eating outside along a creek, on a beautiful day, a couple of people eg. the water/coffee/drink gal this place would be a total waste of time, money.
We were ignored despite speaking to the hostess twice. Sat at a dirty table for 15 minutes before finally leaving. Would never recommend a friend to this restaurant or hotel as a result.
Made plate wrong after reviewing allergies. Very bland meals, we were very disappointed
Very disappointed. We had been to this restaurant twice before and were excited to go back with another couple for our 45th wedding anniversary. The service was slow and a member of our party received something completely different than what he had ordered. We asked to please put a rush on his send back as the rest of us were already eating. About one half hour later he received his meal. No offer of any compensation. The topper was after we had left the restaurant our daughters informed us they had ordered us an expensive bottle of wine to be delivered to us which never was. A 200.00 lunch and the food was very mediocre. By the way.. it took 2 days for our daughter to get the restaurant to call her back and credit her card for the never received wine.
This restaurant is fabulous! I ate there for a late breakfast. The food was delicious, & sitting outside right by the creek was incredible!
We celebrated our anniversary by treating ourselves to a magical brunch Creekside at Etch, everything was amazing and thank you for a wonderful end to our Sedona vacation
A bit pricey but always a good place for lunch by the creek. I was surprised to find that they are now charging $10 to park your car when it used to be free if you were dining at the restaurant.
Creekside dining is just incredible! My absolute favorite place in Sedona. Food and drinks are fantastic and the ambience can't be beat. Service this time was good, but not superlative as it has been on previous visits. Likely because we were the last seating for Sunday brunch and were actually a little late for our reservation. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant if you are in Sedona.
Beautiful setting a bit over priced - picked continental breakfast - staff failed to mention was closing in 15 min
Lovely table by the creek. Menu was interesting and our choices (duck flatbread and Caesar salad) were well presented and tasty. Eating by the creek on a warm spring day was delightful. Only criticism was the $10 valet charge instituted by the new owners. Given the location, there is no other parking option.
Yesterday was my second experience at Etch Kitchen & Bar at L’Auberge de Sedona; for a business lunch this time. I loved the ambiance and food but my service was not very good this time, unfortunately. I had to look around for my server multiple times in addition to having to ask for items more than once. Even when I approached another server standing in the tent and asked for my server, I was not offered any assistance. I think the servers may need a little boost in training because they seem to have gotten comfortable with the laid back Sedona feel.
Otherwise- Everything was delicious. My co workers and I all loved our meals, wine and the creekside experience is just breathtaking.
Most everything was fine and great but the steak I got was not very good and then most expensive thing on the menu.
Spectacular location and ambiance. Service was exceptional as was the food quality.
Beautiful! The food was delicious!
We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and was greeted by an extremely rude host. When we informed him we had a 8:15 reservation, he rudely stated there is an hour and 45 minute wait. I said no we have a reservation for 8:15. He said “We don’t take reservations, go talk to her. “ And pointed to a female hostess in the dining, she was very nice but stated the same thing “we don’t take reservations”. I showed her my Open Table App and she said sorry that should not have allowed you to make a reservation. I explained that was not going to help me. It was now 8:30 on a Friday night is Sedona and I was pretty sure we were not going to be able to get a table at another restaurant. She said she had one table in the nudge of the dining room that she could offer us. I said that would be fine.
Our waitress was Angela she was wonderful!!
Overall I was extremely disappointed in what was suppose to be an excellent restaurant!
The food was delicious lukewarm—I can only imagine how it would have been if served hot! Dreadful service—I can’t recall the last restaurant experience I had with service this pathetic, but full ratings for the setting and food. Hopefully someone will pay attention to the silly,arrogant and clueless servers.
Beautiful surroundings with great food
Service is slow and minimal. Tables are close together so that conversations are disturbing to an otherwise peaceful surrounding.
The setting of Etch is amazing especially on a perfect Sunday afternoon. The babbling creek/brook and all the green is such a welcome change from Phoenix. My friend and I had brunch there last Sunday and while the setting was exquisite, the rest left a bit to be desired. Most of the dishes were good but there were not a ton of them and they ran out of stuff (plates!) for like 10 minutes. I waited for the Prime Rib and once I got it, it was super rare. There should be a person working the prime rib station AND a different one doing the omelets. - not one person doing both. The servers were very nice but pretty inept. One would think the restaurant does this every Sunday and yet we had to bus our own plates, ask for things like butter and drinks. GIven that it was an upscale restaurant, I expected better.
Excellent. Stunning location, peaceful could have sat there all day. Great staff great food and we are really picky.