Looking for the best restaurants in Sedona, Arizona?
In this article, we have a list of restaurants in Arizona that we consider the best. As a foodie and chef featured in places like PepperJelly and EdibleArrangements, my discerning tastebuds have picked out the best food found in Sedona, AZ. Check out some of the best restaurants in Paris, France too!
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10 Best Restaurants in Sedona, Arizona
1. Cafe José
If you're looking for delicious, incomparable Mexican food in Sedona, AZ, look no further than Cafe José. Since its grand opening in 2004, it has been voted "Best Sedona Restaurant" in 9 categories, including an award for Best Casual Dining in 2022. It also serves delicious American dishes, but you can't go home without trying their delicious Mexican fare. Mouthwatering burritos, quesadillas, and fajitas will take you to their homeland of Mexico in one bite. Make sure to try their daily dinner specials, filled with juicy cuts of meat!
2. Sound Bites Grill
If you're looking for upscale dining in Uptown Sedona, the Sound Bites Grill will serve you both food and entertainment! Open from Wednesday to Sunday, this restaurant is beloved for its Red Rock view, top-class entertainment, delicious grilled fare, seafood, and an impressive selection of vegan dishes. This is the place to be if you're looking to enjoy the best Uptown Sedona offers. Do try their beloved Sound Bites Chili!
3. Pisa Lisa
The Pisa Lisa in West Sedona is one of the Dahl Restaurant group's flagship restaurants, created by superstar Chef Lisa Dahl - also the owner of Di Luca Ristorante and Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill. If you love Italian-styled pizza, the Pisa Lisa is a pizzeria authentico serving fresh, wood-fired pizzas with a crispy crust and delicious toppings. They strive to use as many Arizona-grown, organic, and all-natural ingredients for their dishes, giving you the authentic taste of Arizona you've always wanted. With many vegetarian and vegan options on its menu, people of all tastes can come and enjoy! Have a sweet artisan gelato to finish it all off.
4. Golden Goose American Grill
This list contains our picks of the ten best restaurants in Sedona... But how about one that's been voted by USA Today to be exactly that? Considered one of the 10 best restaurants in Sedona, it has also been voted "Best Steak," "Best Prime Rib," "Best Seafood," "Best Dessert," and "Best Overall Restaurant," among other things. Serving lunch and dinner, you'll enjoy thick, mouthwatering burgers, savory steaks, fresh seafood, original pasta creations, and lovely cakes for dessert. It's got everything for you!
5. Pump House Station
Looking for something rustic but chic? The Pump House Station is the perfect place for those looking for a relaxed, nostalgic ambiance to go with their meal. As its name suggests, apart from the homey wood-and-stone furnishings, it's got metal pipes running along the roof and the sides, giving it a very Wild-West post-industrialization sort of feel. However, don't let the themed decor distract you from the main draw - the food. Voted Best Lunch in Sedona in 2020, it has plenty of savory sandwiches and burgers that perfectly capture the countryside feel. Enjoy some live entertainment nightly for when you come to dinner, and don't forget to try a hot coffee brew while you're here.
6. Cowboy Club Grille & Spirits
This Wild West-themed restaurant has its own story to tell: before it got its name, it was Oak Creek Tavern, a saloon and pool hall that has served legendary people such as Joan Crawford, Donna Reed, and even Elvis Presley. However, after many decades of service, it closed down and fell into disrepair. When it finally reopened in 1992, it was revived as the Cowboy Club Grille & Spirits. Now it serves what it calls "High Desert Cuisine": southern specialties that invoke the feeling of the Wild West. Try their bison steaks and desert-themed cuisine; things like Acorn Squash or Cactus Fries. Truly filled with the desert's most exotic and delicious dishes!
7. Elote Cafe
The Elote Cafe in Uptown Sedona is where award-winning chef Jeff Smedstad's travels throughout Arizona, Oaxaca, Puebla, and Veracruz have been consolidated, creating a menu that combines the best of Mexico and Arizona. Using locally-grown organic ingredients, the food takes you on a journey through the backstreets of Mexico and all throughout Arizona, granting you a three-dimensional taste experience found nowhere else on this earth. Savor the tender meat dishes like Lamb Adobo and Duck Carnitas, and enjoy their handpicked cocktail menu filled with tequilas and mezcal.
8. ChocolaTree Organic Oasis
Co-creators Radhika Jen Marie and Kelly Johnson had a vision: they wanted to make a place where travelers and locals of Sedona can nourish themselves with the bounty of the earth. Thus ChocolaTree was born: a garden and oasis where one can enjoy the home-grown, organic produce they create. Every part of their menu is made using home-grown, completely organic produce, which is healthy, nourishing, and delicious. Try their salads and vegetarian sandwiches, and don't forget to take home some organic chocolate delights!
9. Cucina Rustica
Another restaurant by Chef Lisa Dahl, the Cucina Rustica delivers on what its name implies: rustic Tuscan dishes that bring to mind the Mediterranean. Enjoy fresh seafood, vegetarian and vegan dishes, pastas, and steaks with their extensive, curated wine selection. With every bite, you'll be transported to the vast Mediterranean homeland, an experience that simply is unmatched.
10. Casa Sedona Restaurant
In West Sedona, the place to be is the Casa Sedona Inn which has its own dining place, the Casa Sedona Restaurant. Located just minutes away from the most scenic places in Sedona, such as the Grand Canyon and the Verde Valley, the Casa Sedona Inn provides you with a place to relax, unwind, and of course, unrivaled hospitality and service. While you unwind, sit down and take a bite at their restaurant. Executive chef Eloy Garcia will proudly serve you hearty breakfasts and brunches, which you can enjoy either on their Juniper Garden Patio or in the cozy fireplace in their dining room.
More Places To Explore
If you have a love of travel alongside a love of fine dining, then you'll love staying at these lovely resorts and hotels all around the world.
- Love Arizona's Red Rock view? Planning to make a trip to nearby Tucson? The Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort will be glad to accommodate you! Nearby is a host of scenic spots and venues: Red Rock Cafe, Oak Creek Canyon, the Oak Creek Brewery, and many more.
- Fancy a trip to Florence and the country of Amore? Hotel Calimala will make you fall in love with Florence all over again. With its rooftop deck containing spectacular views, gorgeous rooms, and the best food in Florence served on its rooftop bar, you'll never want to leave.
- Fancy a lunch in Milan? The 142 Restaurant is an excellent pick! Enjoy fine Italian cuisine in the wealthiest city in Italy.