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).
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