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Garlands Oak Creek Lodge

8067 N State Route 89a, Sedona, AZ 86336-9696
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Ranked #36 of 153 restaurants in Sedona
Price range: $45 - $45
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: One special menu is presented each night by Chef Brian Widmer. The fixed price meal includes homemade bread, soup, salad, the featured entree, dessert and coffee. (Dietary restrictions are happily accommodated with advance notice.) With limited seating guests often share a table. Over the years our guests have often told us of friendships forged while enjoying a delicious dinner; for many it is part of the unique experience that is "Garland's Lodge." (Tables for two can be requested, but cannot always be guaranteed.) Cocktails are served by the fire or out on the lawn while the season permits, beginning at 6 P.M. All are seated when the dinner bell rings at 7 P.M.
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The magic begins as you drive across the creek to enter the property.... The bell for dinner rings at 7pm, arrive early for a beverage on the lawn or inside the lodge. The gracious setting of the dining room so beautiful, the staff so welcoming - you will like you have come home. The food is truly above and beyond... More

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Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were the first guests back in after the Slide Rock fire, which started a very short distance from the property. We worried for naught about smoke, smells, etc. It was as wonderful as ever and we found tiny green shoots already sprouting up in the charcoal rich burn area. Gary Garland was the hero, with the property ready and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The Prix Fixe dinner featuring roast chicken and fresh produce from their gardens was terrific, even if the portions were too much for us! BTW, we were there the 1st day they reopened after the Slide Fire and the Lodge, cabins and grounds are just as beautiful as ever.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Lovely setting. Went with another couple. They serve one meal per evening but do cater to diet restrictions. Each meal comes with a soup, then salad, entree, and a dessert. It was rack of lamb that evening. Everything was nicely prepared. Nice selection of wine and cocktails. A memorable institution.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

once you have been to Garland's you will return. It is like a secret club, everyone waves and talks to everyone else. A breathtaking spot, a little heaven on earth. And the food is wonderful, much of it fresh picked and coming right from the garden to the table.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We loved the breakfast pastry selection including scones. They have great coffee, a beautiful outdoor garden in which to enjoy the food and a good variety of fun local foods and t-shirts, etc to take home as gifts. The staff needs a plug because of their helpfulness and genuine interest in their patrons.

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Cornville, AZ
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Expensive cafeteria food served in a chuck wagon environment. Seems to work if you encourage people to drink one hour before they ring the dinner bell. At that point, customers don't even know how bad the food is that they are eating. Very disappointing! Definitely not work the drive to get there.

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Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Tough to get a reservation here if you just want dinner, but better still, stay a while in one of the cabins and enjoy the sumptuous breakfasts and 3 hour dinners prepared by the cook who wrote the book and, if you're lucky, be serenaded by a violinist who doubles as your waiter.

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Logan, UT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We recently dined at Garland's Lodge, it was our first time back in a few years and we didn't know what to expect since the long time chef Amanda Stine had recently retired. It was delicious and every bit as good as Amanda's fare. We were served a minted beet soup which was lite and smooth as silk. The salad... More

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Garland's is known for their superb meals however there is evidentally a new chef for dinners and our two dinners on May 8 and 9 were just short of disasters. On Wednesday we were served halibut with a salsa. I have never experienced fish with this texture- very mushy, not at all flaky. Many diners did not eat the fish... More

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