After a disappointing experience the previous evening, this restaurant, which we stumbled upon quite by accident while wandering around Tlaquepaque during the daytime, was a great find. I cannot understand why it is not much higher up the Tripadvisor rating list.
Having made a booking for a patio table, I was a little apprehensive about how the evening was going to go when we arrived and were left standing (various waiters passing and just saying “the boss will be here in a minute”) for rather longer than I would have thought was appropriate for a restaurant of this calibre. However, we were finally seated at a patio table, although I was a little disappointed that only one of the two seats was actually facing where a lady was playing piano and singing rather beautifully. As it happened, another table for two became vacant very soon and, on my request we were very willingly moved to it, where both my wife and I then had an excellent view of the entertainment.
Our waiter was polite, charming, knowledgeable about the menu and wines and efficient. We started with Avocado and tomato for my wife and I had a fantastic French onion soup. One of the special entrees for the evening was Steak Dianne, which my wife opted for, while I went for the Antelope with a whisky and juniper sauce, from the menu. We followed on with Pecan Pie for my wife and a Crème Brulee for me. All of the food was outstanding; some of the best that we have had on this trip to the US.
This is a really nice restaurant with a terrific ambience. The patio is an absolutely delightful place to eat, made even more so by the lady singer/pianist who played during the evening. She had a beautiful voice and kept the volume at just the right level for the circumstances.
We will certainly go back to Rene’s if we are fortunate enough to visit Sedona again.