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“More than just a great view”

Che-Ah-Chi Restaurant at Enchantment Resort
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Ranked #57 of 198 Restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Hwy 89A
Description: Named for what the Apaches called Boynton Canyon, the resort's signature restaurant sets the stage for a memorable dining experience…where the food lives up to the views. Contemporary American cuisine with a hint of Southwest influence is paired with a wine list that earned Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence." Relax on the Wine Bar terrace or enjoy the spectacular centerpiece of Enchantment at Che-Ah-Chi.
Toronto
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“More than just a great view”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

When you are seated with the stunning views of the red rock canyon walls around the resort, you might think the restaurant would lean on those laurels. But Che-ah-Chi delivers quite well on several other levels. The menu offers updated cooking and preparation techniques comparable with big city restaurants (not always the case at getaway resorts). The lamb and sea bass were very well prepared when we dined. The wine list is notable - the sommelier said they have the largest selection of Arizona wines in the state. Ordering a local bottle is an opportunity that should be taken. The service was accommodating, courteous and friendly. The prices are a little higher than one would expect for the restaurant, but that's a premium you often pay when dining at a resort that's isolated from close competition.

  • Visited February 2013
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Plymouth, Michigan, United States
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Restuarant at Enchantment”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Had breakfast there a couple times. Food excellent (they make a great bowl of oatmeal) but a little pricey.

Visited February 2013
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good food, but pricey!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Premier restaurant for Enchantment resort. The resort is definitely worth the triip out to visit. It sits in the Red Rock and has fantastic views from all the windows. This restaurant was quite expensive for the quality of the food. We were disappointed in the Rack of lamb which was stringy. The Chilean Sea Bass was mushy. Service was very good-- with waiters in constant attendance. Next time, I'd have appetizers & wine outside for the view!

Visited February 2013
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Rowayton, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Certainly a memory”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

There is no question that this is not only one of the most unique and beautiful settings to enjoy a luncheon interlude, but the food and drinks were up to expectations. However, either they were off their game for our visit, or they take their customers entirely too cavalierly.
Although we had a reservation for 12:30 for an inside table and arrived at 12:29, we were told there would be at least a 30-40 minute wait. We were told, after some discussion, that we could be seated on the patio, which we opted to accept. We should have waited in the bar! Although it was a bright, sunny day, our table was quickly in the shadow of the roof. Rather than preemptively lighting the vertical space heaters, we had to ask for that accommodation; subsequently the manager appeared at a neighboring table and offered blankets to three obviously "repeat" diners. A second table was also offered blankets, but neither our table nor two parties in the "booth" seating were offered the lap robes. The fact that we had all donned down jackets and other fleeces might have been a hint that we were not that comfortable. Three other tables remained in the direct sunshine, and despite a slight breeze were noticeably more comfortable.
The food was well prepared and tasty, (3 out of 4 excellent, although the Ceasar w/chicken was lackluster) and the gigantic Bloody Mary's presentation was unique. However, although the sangria was passably refreshing, two comments: There should definitely be the option to order a pitcher of the drink...and what's up with serving it in a lowball tumbler???? No wine glasses at the bar???
All in all, Enchantment Inn is a spectacular jewel in glorious Sedona(after all, we did drive 2 1/2 hours to eat there), and the restaurant is certainly capable of providing spectacular memories for anyone. However, I will not take guests there again unless I can be guaranteed that my reservation will be honored. I recognize that there is always a tendency to overbook, (and this was explicitly confirmed in the course of discussing the non-availability of our table) but as someone who ALWAYS cancels if unable to meet a reservation, I am unwilling to subject myself or my guests to being forced to dine outdoors unless that were our initial choice.
A quick note about service: It was adequate, but quite frankly I would guess that the restaurant was not truly prepared to serve on the patio...our water glasses were not refilled during the meal and most shockingly, our dessert arrived before two of the four places were cleared! Amateur at best.
Finally, whether it is an offer of a complimentary drink in the bar or chips and salsa "while you wait" an establishment of this ilk must have a contingency plan to compensate for the inconvenience of a dishonored reservation. To be even more precise as to my aggravation, we called 45 minutes before arrival to confirm our reservation, and were both thanked for our consideration and told everything was fine for that time slot. To then not save a table for our party of four is absolutely unacceptable.

  • Visited February 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A romantic night out”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We went here for a special Valentine's dinner. The food was excellent and flawless. The sommelier's wine picks were outstanding. The server was incredibly friendly. We thought the prix fixe menu was a fantastic value, and the location cannot be beat!

Visited February 2013
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