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Garlands Oak Creek Lodge

8067 N State Route 89a, Sedona, AZ 86336-9696
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Ranked #47 of 150 restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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89% Recommend
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English first
Miami Beach, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We found Garlands a few years ago and were thrilled by the overall experience. The meal is fixed, no choices, cocktail hour precedes the meal and you always have an interesting group of new acquaintanceswith which to share dinner. My only gripe was that we expected pork loin, the meat did not arrive so they cooked short ribs...one of my... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The drive to Garlands is spectacular. The food selection is alwasy eclectic and extremely well done. Well worth the visit.

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Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This is my first ever review on Tripadviser, but I am so disappointed that I felt compelled to do this. We'd heard about Garlands from the Tourist Information Centre, looked at their website and Tripadviser comments. We booked a table for four for Thursday 18th April; our last night of a four night trip and were really looking forward to... More

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GarOakCreek, Manager at Garlands Oak Creek Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for being courteous enough to pass on your TripAdvisor review in person. Guest feedback is important to us as we pride ourselves in providing our guests with the comforts of visiting a dear friend. I am sorry that dinner was such a disappointment and that you were chilly. The table you sat at is the most requested as... More

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