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“Gem at the Beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sedona

Sedona
26 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite A, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-9263
302-539-1200
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Media PA
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11 restaurant reviews
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“Gem at the Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We're finding that taking vacation after the "season" ends has some added benefits other than uncrowded beaches - like no waiting at restaurants and lightning fast service from their kitchens.

Sedona has been around for years, but this was our first visit. I'm sorry we waited so long. The interior reflects the name - walls and linens are the colors of a desert sunrise. There's a small bar area and then a larger dining room, where we were seated.

We decided to share a shrimp cocktail, which turned out to be a good idea considering the generous size of our entrees. It was pretty standard - five very large, fresh, well-cleaned shrimp with good flavor.

Our main courses came quickly. My husband had one of the specials - salmon topped with "crab Rockefeller" (crab and spinach bound in a light cream sauce) served with risotto mixed with roasted red sweet peppers. I had a taste of the fish, and it was heavenly. The salmon portion was very large and moist. The seasoning it the crab topping enhanced the salmon beautifully.

I had the double pork chop, stuffed with apples and caramelized onions. This was served with an interesting and tasty potato patty. The patty had a lightly crisp exterior and smashed potato, cheese and green onion interior. The double chop was huge and served with a demi-glace sauce. I ate it all, but had to fight hard to resist the temptation to pick up the bones and get at every last morsel. I love when food tastes as good as it looks!

Another reviewer mentioned that the menu is limited. I respect a restaurant that decides to do a few things and do them very, very well instead of trying to do a lot of things in a mediocre way. Sedona is definitely the former rather than the latter. They have a fairly wide array of small plates (10-15) and only about 5 entrees and one or two specials - but there is a good range of choice on the menu.

We are planning on going back to Sedona to try their small plates special - three small plates for $20 - on Friday night. This will be our chance to enjoy some of the appetizers we passed up. The ladies sitting next to us Monday night were having tapas. They seemed to really enjoy the coconut shrimp and chicken pot pie (topped with phyllo rather than a standard pie crust).

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rockville, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Happy 38th Anniversary!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I had to write this review. My lovely daughter and her husband went to dinner @ Sedona and, because of their experience, they decided to give us a gift certificate for our anniversary. We went there this past Saturday night and, wow, from the apps, drinks, delicious entrees and complimentary desserts (they acknowledged very graciously, our special evening, we had such a superb evening. Thank you, Sedona!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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62 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“An Old Favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Dinner last night (July 28) at Sedona with wife and another couple. This was the second visit this year for both couples. Sedona has been in Bethany for many years, and I had forgotten about it until this Spring when I became aware of their Tapas plates.

On both visits we each had three Tapas offerings. All were very good; only possiblenegative was the Shrimp and Gnocchi which might have been too spicy. Cream of Crab soup, sesame tuna and short ribs seem to get the most praise; bar made a good Dark and Stormy.

Restaurant is cozy and maybe a little noisy. People are friendly and serrvice is great.

Found a parking space right at door. People we were with spend summers in Bethany so they know parking syatem. I avoid town in season because of the meter parking system which can only appeal to people nostalgic for European cities.

Very goog restaurant.

Visited July 2012
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Syracuse, New York
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“Excellent Service and Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We arrived later with a large group and the restaurant agreed to stay open. It is a limited menu, however all the food was excellent. The service was great and staff were well educated on the wine and food offerings.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“First time but not the last time.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We enjoyed dinner at Sedona this evening. We had our son with us but probably would not bring our kids next time. No kids menu and while the kitchen was helpful, our son at 8 is probably too young for the place.
The salad at the start of the meal was fresh and delicious. We tried a number of tapas with the short rib and the mushroom and goat cheese being the best. We found the coconut shrimp to be a bit overcooked. The tenderloin tapas was also tasty. Good beer and wine selection and our server Robert was great. Comfortable giving suggestions and helpful with my sons meal.
One odd comment, the server who was handling the table near us was really loud. Just kind of odd for such a small place.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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