American and Mediterranean-inspired dishes are served in the pastel-toned dining room, which manages to be country without getting "kitschy". The ... More
American and Mediterranean-inspired dishes are served in the pastel-toned dining room, which manages to be country without getting "kitschy". The stone exterior of the restaurant gives it an Italian country-cottage-like quality. The restaurant also offers grilled Certified Angus steaks, fish and seafood and poultry dishes at dinner. At lunch, soups, sandwiches and salads are added. Breakfasts are hearty and have that "just like grandma used to make" quality.
The quaintness of this adorable restaurant caught our eye as we drove by on Route 89A last Fall. Dinner that evening was so good as not to be believed, so we dined there again two nights later. Again, the food was absolutely delicious and the wait staff friendly and so accommodating. When we had the opportunity to return to Sedona last month, we of course were anxious to return to Spices. This time exceeded our expectations, a difficult feat! Given the variety of dishes we have tried, I cannot imagine experiencing a bad meal. You must try the portabello mushroom appetizer and the raspberry cheesecake dessert! Linda, our waitress, is knowledgeable and so delightful. You are missing a truly fine dining experience at most reasonable prices if you pass up this lovely restaurant.
Sedona can be an overload to the senses on its own, now add the need to eat, eat well, eat healthy and fresh... its called SPICES. It just looked like a great place to grab brunch we werent diappointed.
From the Bloody Mary's from scratch to the hand crafted dishes of outstanding Southwestern culinary, we basically drooled at the presentation. the staff was attentive and the wait service outstanding from the never ending water refill's to the menu's ingredient questions, we were wowed.
Cant wait to get back to Sedona and savor over another meal at SPICES.
This place needs so much work, I don't know where to begin. The decor is retro thrift shoppee. The greeting by the hostess was not welcoming overall. The whole interior and ambiance was just TIRED! The food was unremarkable and the prices were above average. The expectation of European comfort was a total letdown. The concept and quality of this place was not in keeping with what you might expect for Sedona.
We started by not being allowed to sit outside, because it was too windy. Odd since there wasn't a cloud in the sky and no a leaf blowing on a tree. We were promptly seated, but when we tried to order we were just as promptly told they were out of salmon, okay, then also out of shrimp, then out of four seasons fettuccine. We decided we should eat elsewhere, and the waitress made it a point to show how she felt about that too. I was very disappointed, but at least there are plenty of other better places to eat in Sedona that do have the food they offer on the menu.
This place looks like it might be part of the Super 8 which may put people off. But it isn't. The homemade hot bacon salad dressing was innovative and very tasty. Both dishes we had were awesome - they also happened to go very well together - (we can't help sharing). We had the Eggplant Parm and the Spicy Vodka Cream Sauce with Penne. It was hands down the best vodka cream sauce either of us have ever had. The spicy factor totally made it. The fresh, warm, bread was fabulous too. The wine list had enough choices and for Sedona everything was reasonable. We got lucky with the best service in the house - our waitress was also absolutely perfect - ask for Joe - she was very professional and friendly. She made us feel glad we came.
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