Rene at Tlaquepaque

4.5
1243 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipCarolyn
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding, creative plates and excellent service. This was a highlight of our Sedona trip.

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SandieM
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 of us had a wonderful holiday meal! We all got different entrees and they were delicious. The duck, halibut and scallops were excellent! We wish one of us had gotten the lamb. That looked amazing!

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vipFrank
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Colorado lamb chops were outstanding. Service was excellent. Need to reserve in advance.

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vipChrisZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Excellent food! great place to go to celebrate or just to go out for a delicious meal!! I highly recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was incredibly knowledgeable and helped us select something we normally wouldn’t have. The escargot is fantastic!

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BrianB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was uniformly good and the staff was friendly and attentive. Especially enjoyed the table side Crepes Suzette. Worth the price.

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Malkiyyah
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The numerous signs asking for patience with them being understaffed were a little off putting when we arrived, but we were promptly greeted and shown to our table immediately. We were dining early right at their opening time, and while the restaurant did fill up, they did a nice job of rotating tables to ensure people weren't crowded together and servers didn't have more tables than they could manage. It was the night before Thanksgiving, and the hostess mentioned they were completely booked all the way through the following Sunday.

We settled into a comfy booth and ordered drinks. My red wine was especially good, and while the beer selection was small, my dining companion found one of his liking.

The escargot appetizer was excellent, and while the crab cake was on the small side (it was a single small cake) it was flavorful and well executed. Boded well for our next course. I had the antelope, which I wholeheartedly recommend, especially if you like your meat on the rare side. The pork chops were good as well, and both were served with delicious roasted carrots, green beans, and whipped potatoes. We wrapped the meal with crème brûlée and carrot cake, both made in house and highly enjoyable.

Other than the crab cake, the portions were good sized for this type of upscale dining, and we left comfortably full. On the pricey side- well over $200 for two diners, but a special and memorable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First dinner out in Sedona! The food was exceptional

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SaketA
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite service and delicious food. Despite obvious staffing shortage, they have managed their reservations in a way that allows them to serve you in a manner you would expect at an outstanding restaurant. Exceeded expectations.

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lululu3
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

hostess ignored and did not invite in at least 7 different parties. she let us wait outside for several minutes after resturant was open. roast rack of lamb outstanding. waitstaff provided good service.

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PamB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience seemed to transport us to Europe or even somewhere else in time! The service was excellent and the food delicious!

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MonicaH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night! Food and service were top notch.

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Wyndie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food! We shared the rack of lamb, it was cooked perfectly. Cozy environment and attentive staff.

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EllenM
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In short a superb experience, from the wonderful appetizers to the cherries jubilee, everything was wonderful. Our server, Molly, was fantastic, professional, personable, knowledgeable. We had a wonderful experience.

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vipDavidF
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We got our drinks at the bar and then we were seated. Then we waited 30 minutes for a server to come to our table to order. Short on staffing. We have ate here before and food was excellent both t this time sub par.

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ANGELAP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our entire meal was delicious! Our server was new but she was fantastic as well.

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vipjbcl
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Gorgeous place, good wine selections, interesting menu - and I really wanted to love it. Staffers were all friendly and welcoming. Food was just okay. Lobster appetizer rich but the orange cheesy sauce overwhelmed the lobster. Scallops were too gritty (almost inedible), white rice and veggies were bland, brown sauce was an odd choice. Antelope and potatoes were good. Expected higher quality food for these high prices (21 for app, 38-65 per entree) and difficulty in getting a reservation.

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HeatherS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and the service and food was top notch.

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vipSteve
New Mexico
39 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant in Sedona. We go there every year. Server was very nice and accommodating. Wine by the glass was reasonable. Many happy people there.

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OrtleyGuy
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent.
If you enjoy French food, and who doesn't, and want a fine dining experience in Sedona, this is it.
Very attentive and polite service.

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vipmorristhecat
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Lamb chops could be the best I have ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, love the atmosphere and the service was great, had the filet mignon which was delicious along with beet salad all delicious

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Mcph2
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an exquisite evening. We have a new favorite restaurant in Sedona

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MaggieS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, best service. Loved the restaurant, highly recommend it.

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BradleyS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RENE was amazing, Service exceptional and the Lamb was outrageous. Loved it and will go back next time we are in Sedona!

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Lucky1947
El Paso
36 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always try to visit Rene on our annual trips to Sedona; great food and service GUARANTEED.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were there for our anniversary, they seated us immediately, and had rose petals on our table. They were very attentive in the beginning, but as the evening went on less and less so. We were left wondering were our server was and had tables around us who arrived much later be served way before us. The food was impeccable and we savored it! Would definitely go back! As anywhere in Sedona the prices are steep, but worth it for an nice evening out! Beautiful surroundings!

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vipgiraffelover
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were here for 39th anniversary. We went to Renee‘s several times this year. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Sedona. And we try to come here every year for anniversary. I mentioned to our server Paul that I was disappointed the last time in my scallops so I wanted to try something new. The comment didn’t sit well with him and he said our food is always good here our customers love it. I think he took personal offense to it which I really didn’t mean anything by it I just wanted to try something different. He gave us good service however I noticed to all the other patrons he was very friendly jokes with them and was very friendly with them. With us he did what was necessary. Our food was wonderful as usual. And we enjoyed our evening.

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Littlegeo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was just okay, but the service was excellent and the restaurant is beautiful.

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vipDonaldN
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The market fish course was Halibut. Preparation was perfect. Served with a beautiful champagne sauce. Dessert was the passion fruit pan cotta with blueberry compote topping. Delicious. Service was knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend for a romantic dinner.

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vipMonicaK
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Truly lovely setting in Sedona. The food was good but not for the price point. Service was impeccable (great.)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was awful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We are locals and had friends visiting. We’ve been to Rene’s many times. Unfortunately, last evening our experience was very poor. The service was terrible with the waiter being extremely rude. The food was average - some items (lamb) was excellent while other item were awful (eggplant and halibut special). On-site management did not address the issues.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Our server Molly went above and beyond to ensure we had a fantastic experience.

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vipDaveP
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding!!! Tony did a great job!

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vipmaryberryk
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had the lamb here many times and it never disappoints! We make an hour and a half trip just to visit Rene's!

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BeverlyM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was thrilled to be able to have the entire meal with a kitchen split and therefore were able to enjoy appetizer, soup, salad, main course, and dessert. When traveling you can't store leftovers, so this was great. Thanks. Wonderful food done to perfection

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VeroA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The attention was amazing and food was delicious. I cant wait to go back

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KathrynW
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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vipSantaFe7
Denver
91 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our server set the tone. Curt, unfriendly, seemingly angry. We should have all gotten up and left. I won't name him out of the embarrassment it could unnecessarily cause him, suffice to say, management should gather their servers and redirect them toward a more positive method in dealing with their guests. The end result of negativity is a degrading of the overall experience. You start putting a microscope on everything. The food here was average, the costs above average and the ambiance mediocre. I would not return nor would I suggest anyone should. We dined at Shorebird, also in Sedona, the following evening, and the experience was stunningly delightful. The matre'd was charming and accommodated us ahead of our scheduled arrival, and our server, Romando, had such a natural warmth and kindness in serving us, that he alone could teach a class on 'serving' to the staff at Rene's. So...to Shorebirds I'd return and highly recommend it, and to Rene's, never again.

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 1243 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.