We tend to eat a lot of salmon in CA and are probably what you would call salmon snobs. We had the Cilantro Salmon and the Basil Salmon with couscous. Both dishes were excellent! The salmon was perfectly seasoned, perfectly cooked, and wonderful. Service was excellent. If you are in or near Williams the Red Raven is a must.
Since I could write an entire article about this place, I’ll try to keep this short. If you want to read professional reviews, refer to their web site at RedRavenRestaurant.com.
My girlfriend I and read about this little place in the Feb ’08 edition of AZ Highways. It sounded like it had real potential. So, on a recent excursion to the Grand Canyon, we decide to swing by Williams and give Red Raven a try, rather than just drive back home to Flagstaff.
In a word -- incredible!!!
Let’s get right down to the nuts and bolts – the food.
My girlfriend had the Basil Butter Salmon, which comes with the cranberry pine nut couscous. Wow! ( I know, that couscous sounds a little iffy’ – but, trust me, it rocked!!!) I had the house special that night. 12 oz Rib Eye steak (which I could have cut with a spoon) and tempura shrimp. And these are not small portions. We both ordered the soup with our dinners, since it was seafood gumbo, and were quite surprised when they brought us a real bowl full of soup – not just the typical, two ounce, espresso cup you get in most places.
The food is exceptionally well prepaired, and plentiful. And, to top it off, the staff is fantastic – friendly, and attentive, but not intrusive.
So, all in all, if you’re in Willams, and you don’t stop at the Red Raven, you’re doing yourself a culinary disservice. Were this restaurant in a large metro center like LA, San Francisco, or Phoenix, it would have a month long waiting list of reservations.
We are blessed to have this place up here in Northern AZ for us to enjoy. So, do just that: go there and enjoy!
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