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Cress on Oak Creek at L'Auberge de Sedona

4.5
2111 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
Fine Dining | Prixe Fix 3, 4, or 6 Course Menu Only | Dinner Only |

Cress on Oak Creek at L'Auberge de Sedona is a fine dining, prix-fixe culinary destination in Sedona. Inspired by the nature of Northern Arizona, locally foraged and hand-selected ingredients are incorporated in delectable courses served on the banks of babbling Oak Creek. Guests are invited to indulge in one of the most exclusive, memorable and scenic dining experiences in the world. Visit our sister restaurant on property, Etch Kitchen and Bar, for our casual A La Carte menu option.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(844) 517-7398
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
The Patio Room is a small private room, overlooking Oak Creek. It seats up to 12 guests in an intimate setting.
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Private party contact
Franck Desplechin: (928) 204-4353
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 89A
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Parking details
The resort offers $10 valet parking for restaurant guests.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2111 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.7
service
4.8
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4.0
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Had to ask for bread. Did not refill water until asked. Friendly servers but with not that many guests unclear why service was so so. Food very good.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I spent our anniversary at L'Auberge in a cabin creek side. Ambiance with the sound of creek outside our room is unmatched anywhere we've been.
The meal at Cress was without a doubt one of the best we've ever experienced. We can typically find a flaw with most places we've traveled, I can't here. All staff were upbeat and more than willing to answer any question we posed.
We'll be back for next years anniversary!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Thank you Tanya for making our 10th anniversay dining experience one of tge best we've ever experienced. Yesthe food was great, actually excellent, but it was yiur service, knowledge of the menu & each item on the menu and most of all yiur personality thst made this evening o e to always cherish. Thank you!!! Rate the evening a 15 out of 10!!!!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The location is amazing! Nestled directly on Oak Creek if you are looking for a romantic getaway this is you location. Unfortunately we arrived not to long after they changed over their menu so the pace and spacing was not even close to what it should have been. That being said our server went above and beyond to make up for the issues with the meal. Overall it was an outstanding experience.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great place to celebrate our anniversary!

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Does good food negate poor service? That is the question diners at this restaurant must ask themselves. Loved the ambience of the restaurant. Located next to the white noise Oak Creek. The food was exceptional as was the wine. The service, however, was extremely poor. The server ignored us from the beginning. By the end of the evening, it was difficult to find him. The dessert course we ordered for this 3 course dinner was ice cream. Yes, ice cream took 45 minutes to arrive. At the end of the evening, what I remember most about a dining experience that should have been exceptional was how poor the service was, so poor that the server deducted a sizable amount from the final tab.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our server was great but very busy and not enough time to answer our questions about the menu plus take our order all at the same time. He kept having to go to other tables. Maybe I asked too many questions about the menu. My husbands dessert took about 5-10 minutes to arrive. When the server placed my dessert down we asked about my husbands sorbet and said he would go find out. I finally asked our server and said he was surprised it had not been delivered. It took a longer than it should have for sorbet. Our server was nice enough to take some of the cost off the bill. Ambiance is amazing. Food is good but not outstanding. Service is good when they have time and are not understaffed.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Spectacular!

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We were disappointed - service was uncoordinated, and our server kept changing, which meant little things got lost in the shuffle. Not what you want out of an expensive dining experience. The creekside tables were nice until the sun went down - then they were poorly lit and we were eating in darkness.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our waiter Alex was outstanding. Very personable and very knowlegable about all the items on the menu. He is a real asset to your restaurant.
Disappointed had to eat inside because of weather. Would recommend you remodel the inside to make it a more appealing place to eat. Very modest looking inside.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic location, extremely accommadating staff. They noticed my friend looked chilly and brought a blanket. Each course was creatively delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great service and food!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant. It is pricey, but the food is outstanding, the chef creative and willing to make adjustments, the staff from the host to the servers friendly -- even the valet parking staff was friendly. Only complaint: service a little slow, but the staff apologizes = for that. I would never go back to Sedona without including a dinner here.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We were celebrating a 50th Birthday and this was a perfect location for a great dinner.....we did 3 courses and got there for 7:00 pm so it was dusk - the setting is ABSOLUTELY Fabulous.... a must do.. for a long and leisurely dinner! The service was top class!

Request a table by the creek on the patio....the heating lamps were working well!

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I ordered a filet . The meat was not only tough but tasteless. In fact, I wouldn’t even say
That it was a filet. The Brussels sprouts were over cooked.Although I have dined
With this restaurant before, I will not do so again.

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I feel badly writing this poor review because my friends and I were really looking forward to this meal. I think that we just hit them at a very bad time. We were a party of 8 and had made a reservation well in advance. There was some confusion earlier in the day as to whether we wanted to be in the Cress on Creek area or the less expensive Etch area despite the fact that I had confirmed the week before and I had immediately responded to their confirmation the day before. We sensed that maybe they were trying to get us to move to the more casual space due to being heavily booked. With an 8:15 reservation, we had to wait at the bar for a bit which we understood. No one can predict how long guests want to linger. All of the service staff kept telling us how slammed they were. We were not able to get our requested table next to the creek (would have been a longer wait) so they set a long table nearby. I asked that they make it smaller so that we could be close and visit easily. When we were finally seated, we were very spread out and I asked to have one table removed so that we could be closer. We were told that we would have to go back to the bar and be reseated in 10 minutes. We sat down and, after giving it a try, moved the table ourselves in 2 minutes. Six of the eight of us ordered the halibut and we learned 10-15 minutes later that there were only 2 servings remaining. We adjusted our choices. The food was nothing special. In fact, some of it was just not very good. Steaks were undercooked, vegetables served cold, halibut not well prepared. Maybe we were expecting too much. We all travel and eat out at nice restaurants regularly at home and this had been billed as outstanding. When our checks came, the waitress told us that the manager had taken the liquor and wine off of our bill and had not included the 20% gratuity. That was the right thing to do, although we would have preferred to have enjoyed a good meal. We tipped the waitress and bartender and left.

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The ambience was absolutely wonderful and the service started out very well and then went downhill from there. Our food was not delivered in a timely fashion in fact over three hours we finally were served our food. The food was average at best. It’s seem to have sat under warming lights. Given our disatisfaction they were at least generous by comping the entire food bill. That was more than appropriate.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Very nice ambiance. Service was slow

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Fantastic, exceptional!!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed an absolutely magnificent meal in celebration of my birthday at Cress. We are lucky enough to be able to eat out very often and we both agreed that our dining experience was among our five favorites ever, anywhere in the world. The food was exceptional, the service was sensational and the ambience second to none.Our server,Colby,is in a league of his own and
MVP of that league I might add.Be prepared to spend a fair amount of money but in our view, money exceedingly well spent. We would give Cress an unqualified recommendation to anyone we know. It would be virtually impossible not to thoroughly enjoy yourselves there. We very much look forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Engagement dinner, the ambience was absolutely perfect! Exceptional service.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We simply loved the location and the setting. What an incredible way to experience Sedona and a birthday weekend. Service was excellent, Alex in particular, as well as the rest of the service team.

Our only concern was that while nothing about the food was bad, it was lacking in the kind of quality that one would expect from a place of this caliber.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We came for our 10th anniversary. We drove from our hotel in Phoenix. From South Dakota. Would do it again without hesitation. I believe our server name was Alex. He was amazing. Very knowledgeable and on top of everything. He made the experience even better.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Seated 30 minutes after reservation. Dinner took 2 hours. Waiters seldon came by. Steak over cooked and was never asked how it was. Short staffed.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fabulous setting. Food was incredible. The halibut was outstanding. Our server Joel was so nice and very happy to serve us. Had a great time and would love to come again next time we are in Sedona.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

An amazing meal. Our server, Colby, was knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. The setting was incredible. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This is, without a question, one of the top 5 restaurants in which I have ever dined. The totally idyllic setting literally on the banks of Oak Creek was fully matched by the uniformly astounding cuisine. The 4 stars for value in the face of everything else getting 5 stars is simply because this was the priciest restaurant meal for two that I have ever encountered. That said, it was very much worth it for a very special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Awesome food and service! Not just for foodies. Portions and pacing were perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Could not have been better! Food ambiance and our server Colby all excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

After a long wait to be seated we were treated to a gastronomic delight by probably the best waiter we have ever encountered.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Beautiful setting! Wait staff excellent and food very good. Wine list is good but expensive.
Recommend!

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Started out good until the food came out. Their menu and ambiance create expectations that their kitchen seems loathe to deliver. The manager came later and offered complimentary desserts, which was nice, but when still presented with a bill of that magnitude one has the right to demand excellence. Cress needs to regroup.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We sat creekside and that alone was an amazing experience! Both my hubby (who was celebrating his bday) had the three pre fix menu. Nice wine selection as well as excellent service. Not a bad value for the price.

Very romantic

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

From the first moment we sat down, our server, Colby, said there were no rules. He took the time to understand each person’s preferences, and the food was in fact, delivered perfectly. Best service I have ever experienced!

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food was good, once we got the final dish. Had to send the food back due to the dryness of the steak. It's location is beautiful. Ultimately, for almost $200 just for food there are better values in Sedona. We were honestly surprised at the service and food issues as the reviews were really good. Maybe it was a bad night for them. I would say YMMV.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Although it was too cold to dine al fresco Creekside which we saw would be very special, we thoroughly enjoyed the creatively prepared prix fixe 3-4 course tasting menu within the serene intimate dining space with a lovely view of the beautiful romantic setting. Service was beyond ultimate perfection and combined with fabulous wine and food selections made for a delightful and memorable experience.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The place is beautiful, and during good weather sitting by the creek would be amazing. I thought the food was good, but not quite up to the hype I've heard.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I have mixed feeling about the dinner I ate. Service and ambiance were excellent, but the food was highly varied. My 2 starters were both excellent, and I thoroughly enjoyed both of them. I had steak for my main course, which although tasty was let down by a sauce that was so overpowering in flavor it had no place on the plate, and in my opinion ruined the dish. My dessert however was outright disgusting - a fig and almond tart, that was simply an unappetising mess of dried figs and cold soggy puff pastry. I am a massive dessert lover, but could not finish this dish; it was a very poor way to end the meal.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Forget the fact this restaurant is located in one of the most picturesque places in Arizona. It also just happens to be one of the best dining experiences in the state with top level service and fantastic wine list.

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