Cress on Oak Creek at L'Auberge de Sedona

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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.
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1 review
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall1food2service2ambience5

Such an amazing setting! But the food/service from our experience was quite disappointing. Took over 30 minutes to get a menu, waited 30+ minutes between courses and a couple of the courses were absolute salt bombs. The staid was very friendly and the trout tartar was outstanding!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful three course menu

c
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was right next to a waterfall on the creek. Although the weather was chilly, we were warm seated next to a heat lamp. My husband loved the duck fritters for the first course and I loved the melon dish. The dishes were artfully presented. The wait staff was courteous and helpful. The main courses, steak and Cornish game hen were equally delightful, and the desserts, sorbet and a corn dish were perfect. Great place to eat!

g
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose the 3 course prefix meal. The food was prepared with culinary excellence. I had the sirloin which was prepared fabulous. My wife had the duck breast which was extraordinary. The desserts were to die for. I had the PB&J. A real memorable meal. The service was exemplary.

T
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to the ambience was perfect. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

BS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We liked sitting by the creek but we thought the meal was not worth the money.

RO
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very dark riverside dining is not for everyone. Neither is the asparagus and burrata appetizer, in fact in the darkness it was just an untasty mess complete with a handful of puffed rice that honestly looked like maggots had gotten into my food.
Everything else was very good - definitely the largest scallops I’ve ever seen, from the “mind of the chef” (same seafood special in two weeks).
The steep fixed price makes me want to criticize Cress, I can’t help it.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful oasis in the high desert! EVERYTHING was top shelf. Look forward to a future return.

m
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

excellent and romantic setting - service forgetful and a bit patchy on a busy evening - food was terrific

H
Oklahoma City
51 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting on the banks of Oak Creek. An elegant but under stated dining room. The three course offering was just the right amount -- each was exquisite in presentation and flavors. The scallops were seared with a crust yet melted in one's mouth; the poached lobster equally delicious. Our server Michael was the perfect combination of attentive and deferential. A wonderful dining experience for a first visit to Sedona; one of our best restaurant meals ever, anywhere.

CB
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite meal and experience. Perfect culinary balance in each dish. Extremely knowledgeable waiter , both about the food and the wine choices . We wish we had been there in daylight to see the creek, but the dining room was very nice regardless.
The only reason for 4 stars in value is simply that $95 per person for 3 courses is simply expensive , even though the quality is excellent .. but then , maybe I’m being to literal ...
this is a must do meal while in Sedona , and stands up to the best food in country .

O
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. And the servers even sang happy anniversary to us. Lovely setting. Delicious food and great service.

p
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Lovely setting but service was poor for such an upmarket establishment, over 75 minutes for food to arrive. Wine order wrong. Came hear 7 years ago and it was excellent gone downhill since pity as very beautiful setting.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pleasure of having Colby as our waiter. He was perhaps the single most outstanding waiter we have ever experienced. He was knowledgeable, helpful and really made our experience special. We opted for the full 6-course tasting menu as it was our anniversary and he helped us customize it to make it perfect. Being a sommelier, Colby helped suggest and pair the perfect wines to our dishes giving us each a unique and special experience. The food was amazing, the location, view and ambiance top notch, but Colby really put the icing on the cake with his exceptional service. Highly recommend Cress on Oak Creek to anyone interested in a culinary treat.

T
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular fixed-price meal. Each course had terrific options. The setting was perfect, as was the service. Truly loved it!

F
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff and service were incredible! Food was creative and delicious

RB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Wedding. Terrible food and over priced

TK
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solidly good with excellent service. The food was a bit salty for my taste, but all good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The vegetarian menu was mediocre and pricey.

OT
Anchorage
19 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special date night for my wife and I. Food and service were 1st class. Chef is very inventive with his combinations. Best in Sedona by far.

FH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Disappointing. The food was good but fell well short of expectations at this price level. Service was fine and met expectations. Ambiance was fine considering their need to move everything inside due to weather - nothing they can do about that.

OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful spot, creek sounded lovely. Great evening!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second year in a row spending our anniversary here. Stellar service. Beautiful and romantic ambiance. Amazing food. Winning all around.

A
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! One of the best meals I’ve ever had. The view is unbeatable. Service was great and attentive. It was very romantic and beautiful.

DM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

But....the food was amazing. Wine was 3 times more than what you would paid in a wine shop. We ordered two 4 course meals, a bottle of wine, with the tip, total was $ 560.00. We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation time and had a drink at a bar. We spent half an hour waiting and then had to go and check on the status of the reservation. They were seating outside, which would be a beautiful ambiance by the creek and among trees except that it turned really cold and windy. With a heater and a blanket, we were still freezing, as well as other guests around us. We asked to be seated inside but were told that it was not possible. It was too cold to enjoy such an expensive and good food that was getting cold on our plates rapidly. The management should have a plan B for the unpredictable season weather.

BW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly a wonderful dining experience. Beautiful setting and amazing food wonderful staff

DP
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience especially the great recommendations from our server, Michael. He clearly enhanced our experience

BN
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A slight glitch getting seated but food and service were excellent and more than made up for the wait. Rainbow trout farm tartare and divers scallops were outstanding. Will certainly return if we get back to Sedona.

MB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best atmosphere I have experienced. Will return next time in Sedona.

t
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic meal .. we celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary ... amazing

m
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful grounds unfortunately did not feel the meal lived up to my expectation.
Two of our party had the cres salad which they thoroughly enjoyed. The jumbo asparagus and fresh barrata was enjoyable but somewhat of an odd pairing. The duck confit rolls were enjoyable but really not outstanding
Three of party had the lobster, one of which was under cooked . The seafood of the night was a scallop dish and the scallops were served lukewarm. One person also ordered the top sirloin which was cooked a perfect medium rare but unfortunately got to the table barely warm. The tenderloin was paired with mission figs and a savory onion jam which was too sweet.
We had an enjoyable lunch here earlier during our stay. I strongly recommend dining during daylight. The food was enjoyable but not at the level I was wxpwcting

SV
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was cold. Flavorless. Coffee was old. Ambiance was beautiful. Not worth $300 tab

B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous setting on Oak Creek and truly wonderful food. Very attentive service as well.

M
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Wow this restaurant was so incredibly disappointing. I feel it’s important to know that this place is ENTIRELY outside. No option for indoor dining. It’s freezing in October and very unpleasant even with the single heater you’ll (hopefully) get for your table. We had a reservation and yet had to wait 25 minutes to get seated. Then waited another 25 minutes to just order. The only dish we liked was the asparagus appetizer. It was quite tasty. The duck confit was so dry and heavily deep fried. The scallops were terribly salty (and let me tell you I usually love salty food) and the sides were lackluster. The strawberry cheesecake dessert was just bland, boring, tasted slightly off, and being “deconstructed” absolutely didn’t help the situation. Close to $300 spent for 2 people and not worth $100. Very sad.

EN
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We were told this would be a great dining experience. As far as atmosphere and ambience it was! Our waiter was superb! The food was mediocre at best and came out cold. For a three course price fix of 99.00 the appetizer was good, main course of lobster was below par, not warm, spongy and no flavor. Sent back for reheating and still not very good. Chocolate cake for dessert lacked flavor and moisture. Almost as if it were stale. Left on plate. For four people our bill was close to 575.00. It was overpriced and you can still get the view by stopping for a drink and forget the rest!

E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The ambiance is gorgeous. The service was just ok. Food was good. Steak came out a little cold. Portions were a little too small.

j
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cress is a lovely place with wonderful food. It's great place for an anniversary or a special occasion.

N
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an exceptional spot, in fact, it may be in our top 20 restaurants. We dined outdoors, literally at the waters edge. Nick brought us a cocktail, Alissa was a excellent, even sensation server, and Diane made certain we were amply refilled with water, wine, and bread. The two entrees we ordered were Artic Char, a fish much like salmon, and a daily special of scallops. The tastes were simply the best, and presentations were as well. Don’t be confused, this isn’t a restaurant for Billy Joe Bob and Daisy Mae, along with their six small kids. This Is a stunning, sophisticated spot, and we simply loved it.

DD
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding setting with food and service to match.
First time in Sedona and needed a location for an anniversary dinner. Did not disappoint.
Wonderful!

C
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Ambiance on the creek was superb!
Arancini appetizer was ok, but since there was just one, that may be an arancinO.
Frisee salad, delicious.
Maple Farm Duck Breast was unmarkable; verjus and fume good, but spartan. Chanterelles, sublime!
Strawberry mascarpone, semifreddo, puffed quinoa and sorbet, delectable!

Running out of espresso in the breakfast dining room was inexcusable, weddings or not, especially at a resort of this caliber that touts Illy Arabica! ;/

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