Rene at Tlaquepaque

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$31 to $50
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René at Tlaquepaque crafts rustic, contemporary French cuisine in its elegant restaurant located in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts village in Sedona. Delightful appetizer options, which make the perfect starter to your dining adventure, include the creamy sauté brie garnished with fresh fruit and the roasted cauliflower in a caper pine nut sauce. René’s specialty house entrees include the acclaimed Colorado rack of lamb a la René carved tableside, the mushroom studel with feta and provolone cheeses wrapped in puff pastry, and the roasted duck with mushroom cake in sun-dried cherry sauce. The tableside flambéed crepes suzette, bananas foster or cherries jubilee is the ideal dessert for couples.

René at Tlaquepaque is a true dining destination. It also has a wine bar, so be sure to have your meal choice paired with the perfect house wine.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

OT
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Dined at Rene’s twice in one week and can’t wait to go back! The lamb and the fresh salads were phenomenal.

BG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our last night in Sadona. I was there with my entire family and wanted to have a really nice dinner. Everything was perfect. The food was delicious. The French onion soup was a great beginning and everyone loved he Carpaccio. He filets we’re cooked as ordered. Nd the cocktails and wine topped everything off. Would absolutely recommend

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was an amazing server.

KD
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe. Nice lunch menu.

S
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My Pear and Blue Cheese salad was served withy Feta instead. Mt duck was quite dry and disappointing. Service was good but waiter never asked how our entrees were. I have eaten lunch at Rene for decades but this was my first dinner there. A bit disappointing.

SS
Toledo
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Rack of lamb and Dover sole were outstanding. We have dined at Renes on multiple occasions and have always considered the food excellent. Nice ambiance and good service. Certainly will return.

i
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had New Year’s dinner at Rene’s and were very happy with the experience. Our dinners were delicious (antelope and Filet Mignon). Michael was a great waiter, knowledgeable, accommodating, and helpful. The ambiance was enhanced by a flute player. Located in the lovely Tlaquepaque shopping and art center which was beautifully decorated for the holiday season.

AP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal!! The escargot and the antelope!!

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was okay. Music wasn’t playing in the dining area which took away from the mood, otherwise was a good experience.

LH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great live music, professional service. Would return again in the future

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Entering the restaurant was a welcoming experience. We were given a choice of waiting for the table selected for us or taking a table in a high traffic area. The table was worth waiting for, as it was a a horse shoe boot with lots of ambiance. While we were waiting at the bar, of course we had to try the signature cocktails, one was delish the other a little too sweet for my taste but beautifully presented. As for our artfully displayed on the plates.
the roasted duck was scrumptious, yet the sole was very disappointing: overdone and with not enough meunière sauce, for a very pricey dish. Finishing up our meal, gelato hit it out of the ballpark!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very reasonable wine prices, and fun nostalgic carts being moved around the restaurant. Classic!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Christmas dinner 2019. The ambience and food were exceptional, but the service was slow and could have been better. We shared the lobster stuffed mushrooms and I had the filet and my husband the antelope.

JJ
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, terrific service, expensive but worth it

AW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Signature lamb dish was superb. Server was very friendly. All in all a great Christmas Eve

CK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

For the sophisticated diner, the fool was very ordinary. My daughter had the antelope
and it was just "a piece of meat." I had the duck and it was merely a half duck roasted and
extremely tough with a cherry sauce that seemed to come out of a can. Desert was not
memorable, just nuts and chocolate with little flavor. For a check in excess of $300 for
two people, it was not good.

BJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Not many customers, but the three person staff was slammed. As a result, the service was extremely slow. Waiter was not particularly friendly. Be prepared for small meals at steep prices. Wine list is good, however, the bar was not fully stocked. In addition, they charge for splitting a dish.

i
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was slow and sketchy. Restaurant not that crowded. My husband and I have no idea why the high ratings. Food really only mediocre and prices very high. This restaurant does not come close to a four or five star rating. I am comparing to 4 and 5 star restaurants in the valley with same price point. My husband had the sole and I had the lamb ($60) which the waiter (who finally showed up) raved about ! I fix a lot of lamb and it was not a $60 lamb by any stretch of the imagination. My husband orders sole wherever he goes and said it was plain and not up to standards for the price point.a disappointment for Avery very pricey meal. I would not recommend and will not return.

DH
Phoenix
161 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Every time we travel to Sedona, Rene is a must for us. This trip happened to coincide with the Christmas Sweet Stroll event at Tlaquepaque. Rene has great food and a wonderful wine list.
Tonight we started with our favorite, the escargot, followed by a shared roasted beet salad. For out entree's, my wife ordered the Filet Mignon and I had the duck. The Filet was well seasoned and prepared a perfect Medium Rare. The Duck was the only disappointment of the evening. Instead of a succulent duck breast, I was served two legs and a thigh. The meat was dry, though the cranberry sauce was very good. For dessert, forgo the seasonal tray, brought around by our server and go off menu for the table side prepared Crepe Suzette. It is $22.00 for two people but well worth it.

J
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Both the food and the service. We had escargot, filet of beef and duck. Plenty of leftovers for the next day. Highly recommend.

PS
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our waiter asked us how are food was cooked after the meal. The two salmon dishes were fishy. The filet was not exceptional. We talked up this experience to our family and we ended up all being disappointed.

MO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I brought my Mom in for her birthday and our Server was so awesome. We really enjoyed her and she took pictures for us and brought out a surprise at the end. Our food was very good and we plan to go back one day.

LM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We found it a tad difficult to appreciate we were in a real French restaurant....we have spent a great deal of time in France and enjoyed many, many French meals.
The escargot were excellent served open rather than in shells.
The antelope was superb.
Unfortunately, the scallops that looked so delicious online were not available for my wife. She had so looked forward to the scallops and pretty much lost her appetite when they were not available. She settled for an order of escargot and a few bites of my antelope.
We had difficulty drawing any relationship to the restaurant and anything French.
We were seated, as happens so often, facing the heavy traffic pattern of staff going back and forth to the kitchen. I changed my place at the table and was left facing a rather large, and ugly in my opinion, a portrait of an old man drinking a Coke.

KB
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spa Weekend to Sedona

R
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. Waiter was very helpful ordering wine and entrees

J
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was great! Lamb and onion soup was great!

A
Tucson
31 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our three favorite restaurants in Sedona, Rene again was a hit. Appetizers (escargot and ahi tartare), entrees (beef and antelope filets, and fish), and dessert (panna cotta) were all fantastic, and the side vegetables (carrots and asparagus) were cooked to perfection. Drinks were also great, including an off-menu "mocktail" for our son.

The restaurant did get a bit loud and crowded when a large party was seated nearby, but fortunately we were done eating and ready to leave.

CD
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! I had the scallops and my husband had San Dabs. Both were melt in your mouth amazing. Good wine selection and wonderful ambiance and service.

L
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Each course seemed very outdated. Carrots and asparagus bland and boring. Buffalo cooked just right. Quiche app reminded me of the 80a. Lobster tasted frozen and was too chilled. Soup was ok. Desserts were terrible. First time I didn’t bother to finish it as love sugar. Flan was way too sweet. Apple Betty was mushy.
Great music. Loved our waitress. The wine flights were fun. Cocktails were tasty.

CM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rene at Tlaquepaque is a beautifully appointed restaurant with a lovely ambiance. We went there for Thanksgiving dinner and loved everything (except perhaps the slice of cucumber in my water glass). The menu had enough choices that everyone was pleased. The waitstaff was courteous, informative and attentive to our needs without hovering. We will definitely return.

RH
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been 20 years since I last enjoyed dining at Rene's, and I am happy to find that it has maintained its high standards in all areas. Just sitting at the bar and relaxing before dinner was nice. The menu continues to be diverse, and while Rene's is not inexpensive, it is well priced for the dining experience. The ambiance is nicer and more quiet than most of the other choices in the area.
My husband chose the pork chops, I had the duck, and we were both very pleased with our meals. Food was perfectly prepared, and very nicely plated.
Rene's also provided a very tasty torte for desert, as we were celebrating a birthday.
We will return!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. We started with the stuffed mushrooms. Very good. I had the roasted duck which was phenomenal. Large portion and great flavor. My girlfriend had the salmon, which was very tasty. Dessert was wonderful, with creme brûlée for me and the bourbon pecan pie for her. My single, minor fault for the evening was the old fashioned, which had a shot of club soda in it (no old fashioned should have club soda). Otherwise, a great dinner and experience.

j
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I would go again but I have had much better steaks elsewhere. Still worth a visit.

SS
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although expensive, the food and service are extraordinary. Perfect for foodies.

OT
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dining experience was wonderful. We couldn’t have asked for better food and service. Will definitely go back next time we are in Sedona.

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

Start to finish, great meal/experience

t
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful ... the ambiance, antelope carpaccio, rack of lamb, bananas foster, Barolo and espresso.

m
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food with classical French influence - beautifully presented
great service

s
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We arrived 10 minutes early and since our table was not ready we told the hostess we would wait at the bar. The barman ignored us completely whilst washing glasses and filling orders. Fortunately after 10 minutes our table was ready. The restaurant has a cozy, warm ambiance which would have been even better had there been some French music playing in the background. First there was no music and then after about 30 minutes some classic rock music was played..obla di obla da being one I remember. It's a song I like but not in the calm, romantic, French restaurant. Service was prompt but not particularly involved. Our appetizers of crab cake and sauteed brie were fine. Our mains of Dover Sole and Portobello Mushrooms with Spaghetti Squash were perfect. Full of flavor, just delicious. Missing is some more attentive/personal interaction with server and nice music. Would recommend for the food alone.