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The Grille is in a historic building originally built in 1923 as the Rialto Theater. It was the longest running single-screen theater in the United States until December 1998, when it was lost to fire. Reopened in December of 2005 as The Tavern Grille, guests will see the charred concrete walls that frame the dining room today. The building next door, built in 1925 as a grocery store, was converted into the upscale Tavern Hotel in 2011 and guests enjoy welcome cocktails at the Tavern Grille Bar. Upstairs from the Grille is a luxury penthouse that is part of the Tavern Hotel experience.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a guy at the local antique store. We always ask the locals where to eat. Terrific presentation and taste, and great drinks. French Onion Soup also well done.

Date of visit: September 2022
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The Tavern Grille, General Manager at Tavern Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Mike, thanks for this awesome five star review! We are so happy you decided to take the recommendation and join us for a meal. So thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an early dinner at 5 a few days ago and ordered an Ahi tuna salad. The Tuna was not good, mushy, stringy, and appeared to be old (not Good) . A scoop of avocado was also old and turned, they load the plate...with salad mix , way too much greens and to make it look like a large portion?More

Date of visit: September 2022
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The Tavern Grille, General Manager at Tavern Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave a review, our guests feedback is so very important to us. We are incredibly sorry to hear that our food quality was not up to par during your most recent visit. This does not sound like the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In 4 days we ate there 5 times- freshness- quality and Quantity was also top notch, great atmosphere, great staff. I have special diet needs and the maintained the high quality even when accommodating me

Date of visit: September 2022
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The Tavern Grille, General Manager at Tavern Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there thanks so much for this amazing review! Loving to read that you visited us so many times during your stay and happy to hear that we did not disappoint! We do hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 5 were lucky to be seated right away on a late afternoon holiday weekend Saturday. The bar was packed as well as the restaurant & with the concrete walls we could barely hear each other. The food: My husband had the fish...and chips and I had the salad, mini-sandwich combo. Both were good but nothing to rave about. However, our friend had the stuffed meatloaf open faced sandwich and the portion was huge. Being a meatloaf lover & hubby not, I asked my friend for a taste. It was very different and I probably would never order it if I went back. Another of our friends had the grilled veggie melt and she raved about it. That would be my pick if we ever return.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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The Tavern Grille, General Manager at Tavern Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there thanks for taking the time to leave us this review and give us your feedback. So sorry to hear that you did not love everything you ordered. That grilled veggie melt sure is a fan favorite though! We would love for you to...More

Reviewed August 22, 2022

We visited on a Sunday evening for Happy Hour. Had a drink, a glass of wine and shared a yummy chicken quesadilla for $20! Nice servers, pleasant bar area.

Date of visit: August 2022
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The Tavern Grille, General Manager at Tavern Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Denise, thanks for the awesome review! That happy Hour of ours sure is a big hit, so happy you got to check it out. Even happier to here that staff took good care of you. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 11, 2022

we frequent Sedona and the region multiple times a year. The owners of this own many restaurants in the region. always a great lunch.

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Tavern Grille, General Manager at Tavern Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there thanks for taking the time to leave us this review! So happy to hear you join us every time you’re in the area. Can’t wait for your next visit, see you soon!

Reviewed July 28, 2022 via mobile

The Tavern in Cottonwood has the kind of food I like to eat so I end up eating here when I’m in town once a month or more. Tonight, the server, a young dark haired girl, could not be bothered to bring me the beer...I ordered. She was also very slow to come to the table after I sat down. I finally had to make the request “can I get that beer I ordered’ by as she walked by to tend to another table. She almost slammed the beer down when it finally did come… which I found to be a bit dramatic. I can’t count how many times I’ve been here and there is always impeccable service. Tonight, the waitress was inattentive and did not meet the normal level of service I’ve come to expect of the tavern. I’ll come back but will ask for a different waitress if she is the one I get next time. The food by the way was as good as I would expect so they get four stars even though the service today was only a 2 or 3.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Tavern Grille, General Manager at Tavern Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2022

Hi there and thank you for taking the time to review The Tavern Grille, our guests feedback is very important to us. We are so very sorry to hear about your most recent visit with us, the service you received does not sound like the...More

Reviewed July 24, 2022 via mobile

We stopped in a couple times during our trip. The bar is fun and great to talk to locals and visitors. The HH drinks and food are great. The Birria tacos are delicious and so are the potato skins. We thought it was a great...place to hang out at.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Tavern Grille, General Manager at Tavern Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2022

Hey there and thanks so much for this awesome review! So happy to hear you visited us multiple times and enjoyed your experience with us! We do hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 12, 2022 via mobile

Stopped in for cocktails and appetizers before going to Verde Railroad. Great friendly staff. Delicious sliders. Good cocktail selection.

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Tavern Grille, General Manager at Tavern Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2022

Hi Mike, thank you so much for this great review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, those sliders sure are delicious. Come back again soon to check out some more of our delicious cocktails and appetizers!

Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

This area was a late dinner stop on our seniors bus tour. We checked out several places on our walkabout looking for "the one". We chose the Tavern Grill because it was the only place offering a beer, wine, and liquor menu where other stops...had only wine or only beer. We are so glad we did. The atmosphere is fun and interesting (reclaimed old theater), the service was good even though they were super busy, and the food was great. Each of the 6 people at our table ordered something different and everyone was pleased with their meal. I had my first prickly pear margaritas. Yum.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022

It's hard to rate a tavern Excellent. It seems that every tavern has the same food, well enough done, but not spectacular, ordinary service, etc. The Tavern Grille was different. We had two salads - both were excellent. Our waiter was very attentive. The entire...staff seemed dedicated to making the place hum. The bar and most of the tables were full on a Sunday at noon time. Really worth a visit.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022

The Tavern Grill has been our favorite restaurant in the Verde Valley. We haven't been there for a few years during the Pandemic. My wife and I have our birthdays a few days apart. We decided to take the beautiful drive from Prescott Valley through...Jerome to downtown Cottonwood for lunch. I had the turkey melt and my wife had the Tavern Taco Salad. Both were great and the portions were large enough for us to take some home for a second meal. Our waiter Justin was very attentive, polite and a fine young man. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2022

Fabulous decor, great menu, great service, interesting craft cocktails, just a wonderful place to be right downtown

Date of visit: May 2022
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The Tavern Grille, General Manager at Tavern Grille, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2022

Hi there, thanks for this awesome review. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us so much. We hope you join us again soon for another great visit

Reviewed April 19, 2022

This place was packed and is obviously very popular. We enjoyed a cocktail at the bar while waiting to be seated. Our server was a delight and provided excellent service, but my beef stroganoff was barely warm when it was delivered.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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The Tavern Grille, General Manager at Tavern Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2022

Hello Eric, thanks for taking the time to review The Tavern Grille. So happy you got such great service from our team! On the other hand so sorry to hear about your stroganoff, does not sound like the usual warm delicious pasta we serve! We...More

Reviewed April 17, 2022

This pretty much fits your expectations for a popular, trendy American casual restaurant. They offer all the usual drinks, as well as the usual variety of sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and meals (such as a rack of ribs, etc). The food and drinks are good, but...not exceptional. The service is very good. The place is always busy, so expect a wait at popular times.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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The Tavern Grille, General Manager at Tavern Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2022

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review The Tavern Grille. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, always so happy to hear when our team provides good service. Hope to see you again soon!

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Response from JamesandPatricia | Reviewed this property |
Reservations for large group. We have never needed one because we arrive early and prefer lunch. If we arrive later than planned we have not waited long to get seated or get our food. Very well run restaurant and we really... More
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Response from tdammen | Reviewed this property |
They definitely have carry out, but we never checked for delivery as we didn't need this service.
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Yes, Tavern Grille offers takeout services.

Tavern Grille is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4