Rene at Tlaquepaque

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$31 to $50
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European

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable lunch for our belated anniversary.

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barb
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Renees. We sat on their beautiful patio. We had outstanding food and very good service.

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garyr
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always great at renes.
I’ve been going there for decades!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at Rene. Suggested an Arizona red wine that was fantastic. The filet and French onion soup was amazing.

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Foss
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a classic place to eat in Sedona and it didn't disappoint . Great food, ambiance, and a good wine list with good bargains. We come to Sedona every year and we will be back again.....even though they couldn't procure the duck!

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JuRocha
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing French Restaurant in Sedona. Highly Recommend.

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Ams23
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible dining experience! The ambiance was delightful on the patio. Our service was top notch and the food was absolutely delicious! We had escargot for an appetizer. I had the scallops and my boy friend had the salmon. We will be back!

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GregG
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great day and the dinner was perfect after a day of hiking.

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MJA1
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met here to celebrate my granddaughter’s engagement. We liked the relaxed ambiance. Per Covid there was 3 in our party and we were seated at least 8-10 feet from the other two tables. The food was delicious, wine pairing thoughtful. Service was well-timed and friendly.

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vipNCtraveler
Greensboro
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Briana was great! Try the mushroom stuffed with lobster, so yummy! Next go for the arugula pear salad then top off with the lamb chops. For the finale a must have is the table side prep bananas foster. We ate in the courtyard and it was so quiet and a great date nite atmosphere. You can’t go wrong at Rene’s

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vipAddieD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overpriced. Old-school. Need to get with current times. Slow service.

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MelodyG
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance

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vipNancyH
Detroit
43 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. I love the courtyard dining area. We felt like we were in a beautiful cafe in Paris. Great dinner!

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CoffeepotRocks
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tony, our server, was very attentive and helpful, but not intrusive. Servings were generous and well-presented. Very pleasant celebration of our anniversary.

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JOHNM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent and the restaurant is in a lovely location. The mushroom bisque, escargot, duck, lamb and passion fruit panna cotta were all killer. Best food and ambiance in a long time. We'll definitely be back when we're in Sedona.

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KaiZ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite spot in Sedona. We're locals, we've lived here for about a year. We've eaten here tons of times and keep coming back. The staff is fantastic (special shout out to Tony, who is the reason we went back so many times to start). The service is wonderful. The food is consistently excellent. We in particular love the Roasted Duck (all the sides are perfect as well). It's out of this world (and we've had duck in some of the most well-known cities/popular/famous restaurants in the world). Second on our list is the Colorado Rack of Lamb. My partner doesn't like lamb, but she LOVES it here :) Appetizers... we haven't tried much but we love the Ahi Tartar. The Ahi Salad is fantastic. As is the Pear and Blue Cheese Salad. With this restaurant, I feel like you really can't go wrong. Desserts... The Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée and the Flourless Chocolate Cake are our favorites. We are regulars here (obviously) and we feel so welcomed and appreciated here. Wonderful people, excellent location, excellent food, beautiful ambiance (we celebrated our engagement here and we were delighted by a table decorated with rose petals). To us, of the fantastic restaurants in Sedona for fine dining, we recommend Rene 100%.

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Juan
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was truly outstanding. One hidden spot in Sedona.

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Kris
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After reading the great reviews on this restaurant, I think we must have walked into the wrong one. Or maybe the restaurant was having an off night. Either way, the evening spent at this restaurant was excruciatingly painful. Service was painfully slow and disappeared for what seemed like eons. This was the only restaurant we went to while visiting Sedona where they blamed Covid for not having a full menu available. I think the server should have started with what was available rather than going through a long list of what was not. This is the first time EVER where our martinis were served in old fashioned glasses as, you guessed it, Covid was preventing the restaurant from replacing its glassware. Not once did the server or manager stop by the table after our food was served to check on us. We needed to flag down the server each time. The eggplant parmigiana was drenched in mozzarella cheese. Once you shoveled through the cheese, the eggplant was tasteless. The roast duck was just ok. The other dinners were forgettable as we truly don’t remember what they were. There are so many other great restaurants in Sedona. You would be welled served to look elsewhere.

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lucyeats
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rene is absolutely my favorite special restaurant in Sedona where I reside full time. I’ve had the same waiter for many visits and he has always been impeccable. My last visit had been in January before Covid so I was very happy to feel safe enough with the clear observation by all to safety protocols to celebrate an important birthday properly.

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LeeH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent choice for relaxation and lunch in Sedona.

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Incline
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful setting but food was average. Service was very good.

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vipGeneB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rene was delightful. Paul took excellent care of us. Food was devine. Our favorite restaurant in Sedona this trip

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vipLeonardoM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect from ambience to food to service.

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vipJake
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants and dinners we have enjoyed. Fantastic location, service was exceptional, the wine list is impressive and the food was extraordinary. Our server, Brianna was wonderful. The escargot and scallops were perfectly prepared and delicious. Thank you for a wonderful evening. We will be back

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vipBrittJ
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. The courtyard seating is beautiful and relaxing. A must-do restaurant while in Sedona!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a really enjoyable lunch. Several things looked really good on the menu and the server helped guide us. Service and food were both outstanding. The restaurant itself is a little dated but We will be back for another lunch and definitely visit for dinner.

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KenC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly well made food. Great well informed service. 👌🏼

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PaulL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional evening. Amazing food, impeccable service. Will absolutely be back.

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Misha
Tucson
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I would have liked to have this restaurant be 5 stars, but it fell short. The food we had was excellent, however, two items we wanted on the menu were unavailable. Service was very slow. Very slow. We spent over two hours at this restaurant and it would have been longer still except Bob tracked down the waiter, told him our dessert order, and requested he bring the check with it. We sat in the patio area which was nice and quiet, pleasant to be outdoors, but ignored by the staff. Waiter never asked if we needed anything more or refilled our glasses. Bread came out 15 minutes after requested - one small roll per person, which was good but no more. Long waits between appetizer, entree and dessert. This is not acceptable service at these high prices, especially when the restaurant was not full.

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ChristineJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was better than we’d hoped for our Anniversary dinner. Our waiter, Paul, was a pure professional, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Every recommendation he made for us was spot on. Each course was delicious and was served spaced nicely so we didn’t feel rushed or overwhelmed. Our only regret is that the restaurant is too far away for us to make this a regular dining experience. I would recommend Rene to anyone who wanted a great meal, a great experience and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed a vacation dinner at Rene. Would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was OK.

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vipSuzanne
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Cool, old school fine dining experience. Service is excellent. Food is decent, nothing too outrageously great, except their carrot cake is wonderful.

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vipCHARLESS
Palm Springs
96 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed the fine dining on the patio at René at Tlaquepaque on a pleasant early October evening. The lobster salad appetizer was delicious. Our service by Lily was satisfactory but she had a large wedding party to attend to also. I enjoyed the portobello bisque soup and the chicken piccata which was delicious. My wife and I both enjoyed the mushroom strudel as she shared some of this entrée with me. In all, it was a very pleasant evening because of the ambience of the outside patio and the delicious food at this restaurant.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food was very bland, and they were out of several items. Meals were delivered with a large delay between the members in our party.

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DebH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best meal we had in Sedona. Highly recommend the ahi salad.

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Lesley67
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. We sat outside in a well spaced area. We miss the venison though!

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ChrisV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school dining with tableside service. The duck was great but the bananas foster was even better.

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Ernie
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nice place but the interior is dated and appears a bit shabby. Food was ok but nothing special. Would not return, since there are many better places around.

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WayneD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the experience was fantastic. Our waiter made helped to make it a magical evening. We will be back.

FAQs

Rene at Tlaquepaque offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (928) 282-9225.

Rene at Tlaquepaque is rated 4.5 stars by 642 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.