If you’re a foodie and need to live in a town with amazing restaurant options, it doesn’t need to be Los Angeles, New York City, or Chicago. Small town Sedona, AZ may have just what you need to fulfill all of your deepest cravings for fine-dining and great views to top it off. According to Zagat, there are five restaurants that you need to try as soon as you get settled. If you’re new to town and looking for a more permanent place to plant your roots, the local realtors at Brian & Cindy Real Estate can help you out.
Cress on Oak Creek
Located on Lauberge Lane, directly on Oak Creek, you can sit outside and listen to the creek rustle by with a glass of white wine in your hand. The rich, natural ambiance of the restaurant may be enough to satisfy you, but we doubt you’ll be able to say no to the Colorado Lamb Rack with cucumber, mint, and harissa hummus lamb demi. Led by chef Rochelle Daniel, the restaurant was named “one of the Top Ten Restaurants in the Southwest” by Condé Nast Traveler. Enjoy an evolving prix fixe dinner, sip at a unique cocktail, and indulge in a fantastic dessert, you can savor both the environment and the tastes of the food.
You may want to experience this restaurant for the margaritas, but you can also expect to find a twist on flavorful southwest favorites. Located just up the road from Cress on Oak Creek, the prix fixe menu is surprisingly affordable and you can enjoy a relaxing night at the Amara Resort after (the restaurant is located within the resort). In the Saltrock Kitchen space, you can truly experience a side of Sedona that will increase your appreciation for the town. The menu includes items like Seasonal Seafood Aguachile, Grilled Octopus, Make Your Own Guacamole, Mahi-Mahi Tacos, Pan Seared Red Snapper, and more. This restaurant may become your second home, next to the one your realtor finds for you.
Get a lesson in gastronomy at this fairly new, self-proclaimed neighborhood restaurant. With a mountain town feel, you can experience fine-dining at it’s best. A deck and lounge with amazing views, the restaurant is located on the top level of the Hillside Shopping Center and has a family friendly atmosphere where you can sit back and relax. Try the Corn Chowder, ask for a salad recommendation (there are eight total) or the Prickly Pear BBQ Baby Back Ribs.
Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill
For the finest views of Sedona mountains, Mariposa is the place to be. You will find not only amazing food, but can admire large scale art pieces or stare up at the stars at night. If you want just a snack and drink, explore the tapas menu which includes Pulpo Parrilla, Funghi Sublime Flatbread, Atun Ceviche, and more. Or you can fill up with the best steaks or fish dishes.
If you want to avoid the dinner rush, try the Mesa Grill for breakfast and you’ll find chorizo and eggs, or beef brisket hash with poached eggs. Located at the Sedona Airport, if you need a taste of traditional Southwestern cuisine that combines with a San Francisco style, you will fill that craving here. Try the Belgium Waffle for breakfast, the Crab Cake Blue Corn for lunch, and the Chicken Oaxaca for dinner.
Get your fill of Southwestern style food and make a cozy home in Sedona with the help of realtors Brian and Cindy. The real estate team can’t wait to help you find a house near your favorite restaurants. Give us a call and our realtors will get started with the search today!