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“A pretty little jewel with surprising selection”

Garlands Oak Creek Lodge
Ranked #96 of 199 Restaurants in Sedona
Price range: $45 - $45
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, 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.
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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Reviewed August 26, 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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1  Thank TwiggyTwiggy
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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.

1  Thank BrentwoodHousewife
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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 was delicious with fresh greens, asparagus, feta and a sherry walnut vinaigrette. The entree was Halibut, in general not my favorite fish, but it was topped with a lemon dill sauce. It was cooked perfectly and was delicious paired with the farro pilaf and wilted swiss chard. To finish us off, a warm chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream and housemade caramel. Divine.

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1  Thank NutmegandGinger
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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 after trying one bite. All 4 of us at our table sent it back to the kitchen uneaten as was the case with the adjoining tables on either side of us. The salsa covered the fish, the ingredients should have been of smaller dice. The chocolate tart for dessert lacked any depth of flavor and also went uneaten. On Thursday we were served herbed crusted pork tenderloin. I can only assume the meat had been roasted at about 300 degrees- it was uniformly medium rare, underdone and unappetizing. The tomato and artichoke melange on top of the pork was tasty. The strawberry tart for dessert was fine- an extremely thin crust with a thin layer of sliced berries.

We love Garland's for it's serenity and beauty but the dinners were terrible. Hopefully the owners will replace the chef(s) with people who actually know how to cook. My "average" rating balances the excellent location and ambiance with the best-forgotten food.

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Thank Linda C
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