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Sat, 2/24
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Cress on Oak Creek at L'Auberge de Sedona

4.6
2050 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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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.
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
Jordan Rogers: (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 free 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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4.8
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4.7
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4.0
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vipOpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Exquisite meal, stunning setting, exceptional service. Spendy but well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

One of the best meals we have had. Outstanding experience. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Dinner was excellent and service was fantasticcccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc!

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Case (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Absolutely amazing. Our waitress was wonderful- knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Ambiance is great and food is even better. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

The food was awesome! The service was wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

They did an amazing job with the delicious food and terrific service. The only reason we rated the noise level a little bit higher than normal was that the Super Bowl was on in the bar. Once the game was over it was very quiet and intimate.

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TottieScone (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food and service as ever but could not believe the noise from the cocktail area where the super bowl was being shown. I wish they’d gone to a sports bar!

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vipMike (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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Jason (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Very beautiful setting and service was good but overall, the night's selections left something to be desired, especially for the hype. First course was exciting and flavorful, but as we progressed we were left thinking how we should have sat at the restaurant next door, Etch. The filet was flavorless and tough and we ordered it medium rare, however, it was served as ordered, not overdone.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

When I made my reservation, it was because I thought we could be outside by the creek. I was not told until the day before when I called to confirm. I was also told I would have window seating and that was not done either. The food was overpriced and so were the drinks.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Very good food and very nice location. The service staff was excellent. In particular Colby and Nathaniel of the front of house team. I recommend trying as many dishes as possible and pairing wines from their cellar to go along with it. Great evening , thx again guys ! See you when we're are back in Sedona !

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

We had a wonderful evening, very romantic. The food and service were outstanding.

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vipJacquelynn (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

From Jacquelynn: The dinner started off fantastic! We each did the tasting menu without dessert and each ordered different things. The amuse Bouche was phenomenal, the starters (two each) were all incredible - he had the foie gras (first time I’ve ever liked foie gras) and the pork belly (good but my least fav of the 4). My corvina was amazing and my squash soup was good but maybe a bit too filling. His entree was coq au vin, and it was good but not great. I didn’t love the veggies (carrots tasted a bit strange in terms of flavor profile). My filet was just ok. It was more medium rare than medium (as I’d ordered) and the blue cheese sauce was too overpowering. It was incorporated into the potato purée turning it very salty. I was also quite full from the starters so I didn’t eat more than two bites before passing it to my dining companion who finished it. We both agreed it wasn’t the best filet we’d ever had but he liked it better than I did. We opted out of dessert but there was a lovely little chocolate bite to end the meal. Service was great and lead waiter was very informative on food and wine pairings.
From jason: service standards were about as good as you can get; everyone knew their role and operated as a high-performing team. They made us feel truly special. Bravo! Loved the creative “dessert-like” foie gras: all flavors worked perfectly. Great wine selections (recommended from our server). I also enjoyed the pork belly second course. Entrees were good, but not as good as I had hoped, and as compared to the first two courses. Loved the atmosphere in the restaurant. Wall sconces and artwork were cool.

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vipKatomine (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Over priced, limited menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

My wife and I dinned here last year and it was just as fabulous this year. Having Joel as our waiter ( the title doesn’t do him justice) brought the experience to a whole new level. I’m having trouble coming up with the words to describe how he enhanced the dinner, Joel was very personable he described the menu beautifully and made wonder wine pairing for our selections. He was very attentive to us but never to the point of intruding in fact he was so wonderful to talk to I wish we had more time to converse. Joel also had a wonder support staff that complemented his table side manners. They all worked together seamlessly, just a fabulous dinner experience.

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vipMarcoPolo (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

We love Auberge. Love it. We’ve eaten there a lot over the years. That said, this evening’s three course dinner was a mixed bag. The seared fois gras was spectacularly amazing, but the pork belly was poorly seasoned and undercooked and the venison was not seasoned to any detectable extent and over cooked quite a bit v the medium rare that I had ordered. Serving sizes on the second and third courses were unusually — and ridiculously — small, given the tab.

We’ve eaten at Auberge a lot over the years and this was the first time we’ve seen the kitchen fall down on their three course dinner offering, which usually is — and should always be — their very best effort.

It was a wonderful evening for many other reasons. Service was both impeccable and very friendly. We left her a very strong tip that reflected her commitment and artistry as a server but not the kitchen’s execution. For ambience, Auberge is tops tops tops.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
1.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

We were really looking forward to dining at Cress on Oak Creek and made a reservation for 7:30 p.m. We arrived early, checked in with the hostess and sat at the bar to have a drink. The bartender was very pleasant and professional. They weren't very busy, therefore, the hostess offered to sit us at the table around 7 p.m. We sat down and met the waiter, who noted he worked with a team and we would be meeting/served by different members of the team. The waiter explained the menu and left us to decide on wine/dinner. We reviewed the food menu and the wine menu. After a few minutes, we had decided to order a bottle of Arizona wine. We waited, and waited and waited for someone to come by and take our drink order, but after about 15 minutes just sitting there, we decided to leave. I don't think we were even served water at that point. We stood up to leave and it was then that the waiter approached us again. I said we were leaving because he was apparently too busy for us and he said that his "recovery would be impeccable". The manager followed us outside and asked us to return, but it was too late. We ended up having a fabulous dinner at Mariposa, which was not by a creek, but none-the- less a beautiful venue.

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ChefBruceWest1 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

My wife and I were on vacation in Sedona. I planned to dine at Cress on Oak Creek as their menu showed that the chef desires to show real culinary skills. Our server Kody is amazing, well informed, passionate about the restaurant's cuisine and knows the ingredients in each dish. That's unusual for a server. His descriptions were spot on. The sommelier (Oops I forgot his name) is a world of knowledge about beer, wine and liqueurs. We talked for some time about Port, Madeira and a local kolsch I was drinking. It is rare for me to eat at any restaurant and be able to discuss the character of beer and wine since any discussion takes knowledge, a good pallette and passion. All of these traits are evident with Kody and the sommelier. What a pleasure.

My wife and I chose the 3 course tasting menu. Each dish was uniquely garnished, the sauces were very interesting, the preparations were sound. I particularly liked the fois gras appetizer and the venison entree with a rich mole sauce. The sweetbreads were a nice appetizer as well with a crispy exterior and lovely sauce. I made a small comment about the sweetbreads to Kody and he asked if I wanted to try something else. I said yes because I was enjoying the culinary journey and we had time. Kody brought a interesting Morrocan spiced squash soup garnished with crab. I loved it. Sadly, we didn't have room for dessert. I did have room for a local IPA which was very good. Both local beers were noteworthy. My wife and I left very happy and I would return again the next time I'm in Sedona.

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vipTjcole (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was good and worth the pricing. We did not appreciate the service as it was very slow. For example, our water glasses were empty numerous times and took an average of 15 minutes to get a refill.

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LynneB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner. Even though the restaurant was busy we had excellent service. Although the first course arrived before we had finished our cocktails. The pacing for the rest of the food was fine. The food was delicious and presented in a lovely way.
Our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable about the food preparation and the wine.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The perfect dining experience for an intimate and laid-back New Year's Eve. My husband and I felt relaxed and comfortable which we don't often do in more high-end restaurants. Delicious menu crafted for the holiday. Everything was creative and presented beautifully. Our waiter was fantastic, helping us navigate the menu and cocktail list - so knowledgeable and great recommendations. Well worth the price tag! We can't wait for our next meal there!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We took our son and fiancee who were visiting from New York City. We live in San Francisco and this was our first visit to Sedona. We wanted food the equal of NY or SF quality and we were not disappointed. All 3 courses were excellent. I love good seared foie gras and theirs was delicious. The beef and the seafood (Soft shell crab with scallops) were great. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Beautiful property! Michael our waiter was top notch in every way, exceptional. Food was good but a tad salty for me personally. We felt like two options would have been plenty though. Nice experience

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MaryRose (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Incredible top shelf unique cocktails. Chefs menu was diverse, original, and geographically appropriate. Not to mention the most delicious meal we had in Sedona.

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Hermosasue (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

A lovely dining experience to get away from the tourist bustle. The food is unique and of course has a French flair with rich sauces and game dishes. You will not go home hungry. The cocktails are fabulous and the wine list is extraordinary, but it is all outdone by the incredible dishes and the effort put in by the staff. This is a high end restaurant and resort with a price tag to match so be warned. Expect to spend several hours savoring your dinner. If you were wondering, you will look out of place in your shorts, flip flops or flannel shirts and you will enjoy the ambiance with a more civilized attire. We love Cress on Oak Creek and will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Fantastic jalapeño margaritas and lovely dinner menu selection!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful night at Cress. Arrived early to enjoy cocktails in the intimate and popular bar. This must be spectacular in the spring/summer when the trees along the river are leafed out. Staff were unfailingly polite, welcoming and professional without any pretension. All of the choices we made on the 3-course menu (passed on dessert) were above expectations with presentation, blending of flavors, and portion size (unlike some prix fixe or chefs tasing menus, we did not leave hungry. Ambiance was pleasant even as the dining room filled but we especially enjoyed a table next to casement windows that opened to the sounds of the creek below. Would strongly consider returning if we visit Sedona in the future.

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inthedark (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent in all aspects! We went for Christmas Eve and not aware that we would be limited to their 4 course meal only so the price and no other choice was a bit of a shock since we were not informed that it would only be the one choice. Would have appreciated advance notice of price $135 per person and that we would not have any other choices.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding Christmas Eve dinner. Food fabulous and service exemplary! Well done!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Appetizers were great but main course was a huge disappointment. The venison was overcooked and the halibut flavoring was mediocre. Not what I expect from a $$ restaurant. Quite underwhelming overall.

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