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About Cress on Oak Creek at L'Auberge de Sedona

Fine Dining | 3, 4, and 6 Course Menus | 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.

301 L'Auberge Lane
Sedona, AZ 86336
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Hwy 89A

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(844) 517-7398

Website:
http://www.lauberge.com/cress/

Parking Details:
The resort offers free valet parking for restaurant guests.

Executive Chef:
Michael O'Dowd

Private Party Facilities:
The Patio Room is a small private room, overlooking Oak Creek. It seats up to 12 guests in an intimate setting.

Private Party Contact:
Jordan Rogers: (928) 204-4353

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

Cress on Oak Creek at L'Auberge de Sedona Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.7

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4.8

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4.0

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87% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (47)
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Cozy (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Business Meals (5)
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People Watching (2)
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Colby was our server, simply an amazing experience! From wine pairings to presentation and flavor this is a treat for anyone.

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were delighted by the setting. As it turned out, we were glad we had only an early seating available as we then witnessed the scenery in the light and the beauty as it faded. Excellent service-- knowledgeable and inobtrusive.
The menu felt like a splurge but was varied and each dish enjoyed by our party.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Amazing staff and food, very accommodating to a vegan guest. It was very chilly, but they had heaters and blankets available to help with the weather conditions. We came here to celebrate an anniversary and it was perfect. Definitely understand that a tasting menu means a little slower pace than usual and the portions won't leave you feeling stuffed, just amazed with the quality.

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 (Key West)·Dined on October 10, 2017

A must. Period.

Wonderful service and ambiance. Cress is a must for any special occasion. Sit right on Oak Creek!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Scenic View, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Beautiful views right on the creek. Very romantic setting with superb food and service. Definitely worth it. I would recommend the butternut squash soup, tuna tartar, and pork belly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was amazing not a flaw and wait staff did an excellent job. Beautiful setting with river sounds. Only issue sitting under the trees tons of giant spider webs that look like they have been there for months. They should try and tame them a bit.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The setting on the creek is lovely. The service is exceptional. We had a perfect evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great atmosphere

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 (London)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This restaurant is amazing. I could write an entire novel about how gorgeous the setting is, how great the food is, how superb the cocktails are, how attentive the staff are, etc. - but won't. Instead, just go and experience it. As long as guests know going into it that it's fixed price dining and are prepared in advance for the cost, I can't imagine what anyone could find to complain about. $90 per person spent in this manner for 2+ hours is way more soothing for the soul, fun, beautiful and memorable than any spa treatment. You'll have better photos from it too.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Incredible ambience dining creekside nothing could be more special. The service was so attentive and welcoming. The wine recommendation was spot on. The food was good but not overwhelming my wonderful for a restaurant of this caliber

Would go back again anytime. Also loved the bar lounge area.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Amazing ambiance, couldn't be more romantic

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

If visiting Sedona I would recommend another restaurant with mountain views. I know of wine mark ups but a $20 bottle of wine was $130.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful dinner, highly recommend! Impeccable service, beautiful setting and loved the regional twist on traditional dishes. Husband said his filet was like butter and my fish was perfectly prepared.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Get a table by the creek before sunset

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

This place is outstanding...the food was wonderful and imaginative I would recommend the wine pairing and if your up for dessert do the 4 courses. The setting was enchanting listening and looking at the river while dining is an experience you wont forget

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 28, 2017

It was beyond the beyond. The location itself is sublime. It sit along the creek with the sound of water, torches burning and candlelight flickering was a fabulous experience.
The food is unparalleled, both in flavors and appearance. You can choose a three or four course meal. It was delicious.
The service was friendly and impeccable.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

We had a very nice experience at Cress, the food was delicious, especially the Mediterranean Sea Bass, wow that was wonderful. The setting was lovely and the service was excellent. The only complaint I had, which to be fair, I didn't pass on to the server, was that the group next to us was quite loud. They were having a good time, but it was a bit loud trying to have a quiet romantic dinner with my wife with them 4 feet away. I wouldn't hesitate to go back though, it was a fun and tasty dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Excellent location with excellent food for special occasions. Outdoor seating at creek very special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Would not recommend this restaurant. Poor service and mediocre food for a high end restaurant. We were looking forward to a fabulous dinner to celebrate our anniversary but instead I walked our extremely disappointed. My ceviche was not fresh seafood and had an extremely spicy taste that was almost unbearable. The sweetbreads were over cooked and extremely dry. Last the venison was tasteless and quite overdone. The lack of attention to refill water really was unacceptable. The setting was the only pleasant experience out of the entire evening. There's other great restaurants in Sedona so I recommend you stay away from this one.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent!! Joel was fantastic! Amazing place- thank you!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Outstanding Experience!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This is definitely the most romantic spot in Sedona. A very special restaurant in a very special place. Food was fabulous and the service was excellent. We had a wonderful time over dinner. One of the prettiest places ever.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Would love to go back again when we are in Sedona.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

I had no idea that the menu was pre fix . ( major surprise when you sit at the table and you see that the menu is minimum $90/ person ( drinks including coffee were excluded) The choices were slim .Althugh the service and ambience were excellent , the limited menu and food itself was only average

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Montana)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Amazing dinner and drinks with exceptional service at a perfect creekside table!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 18, 2017

This is one of the great atmospheres and outdoor dining experiences in the world (and we have done plenty of them). Yes, dining early can be a problem, but arriving here before sunset to enjoy the views before it all goes dark is a worthy exchange. The three-course menu never disappoints, which this evening included buffalo and ahi tartares ("earth and sea"), foie gras with lingonberries, pork cheeks, sweetbreads, and perfectly done steak and lamb chops (medium rare, of course). A good wine list and attentive staff make the evening go by easily. And the sounds of Oak Creek going by your table is a joy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food is outstanding and setting is beautiful. Incredibly romantic!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Absolutely amazing view and ambience. Service began well but after the first course, everything seemed to take a long time. Food was amazing. Great selection of wine and cocktails. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This restaurant was highly recommended for food and atmosphere, so I didn't think twice when I booked this reservation. Waited at host stand for 5 mins when finally greeted was told are table was being prepared and to have a seat by the fire side lounges & have a pre-dinner cocktail until our table was ready. Food was mediocre at best with your standard small "French" portions.

Service was incredibly slow - and the section we were in was on the far end close to where a wedding was being held so had many children and adults playing that sandbag in the hole game throughout dinner. Not ideal to say the least when expecting a quiet relaxing evening along the creek. Wouldn't recommend this especially given the very expensive prices.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 16, 2017

An exquisite meal at an exquisite location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Amazing experience with the level of service, the location, and the food quality.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

If you are looking for an elegant dinner in beautiful surroundings with a menu sure to please even the most discerning palate, you have arrived.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 6, 2017

夫婦の記念日などに最高です。
朝食の雰囲気もステキです。

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The ambiance is amazing. The food has the potential to be excellent but something was just a little off with most dishes. And the price point requires excellence which the restaurant rarely hits (on the plate).

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fantastic restaurant to celebrate special occasions!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Outstanding service and food quality!! A wonderful dining experience:)

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 30, 2017

A delightful dining experience. Superior service and creative, delicious food offerings.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We enjoyed a 3 course prix fixe with wine pairings. Colby, our waiter, was very informative and accommodating for my dietary restrictions. We sat right on the creek where we were serenaded by the nighttime cicadas by candlelight.

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

All of the food was very salty, so it was tough to appreciate the flavors. Onion soup wonderful. Filet was way over cooked. Ambience was wonderful though.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

My mother and I had a fantastic 4 course meal at Cress on Oak Creek. Each course was delicious and the perfect size, making the value of the prixe fixe menu inarguably good. The ambiance, being right on the water, and service was also fabulous, and I will definitely dine here again the next time I visit Sedona.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options
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