My wife and I had a wonderful time at The Golden Goose Cafe & Bistro. We stayed in Sedona for seven days and eat there three times. Service, decor and of course the dining experience was just great. Many specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The prices are one of the best. We defintly will be back.
I went here for my birthday this last Tuesday, when we got there about 5:30, there were only a few tables that had been seated. I was hoping that the reviews that I read were right. We walked in and were promptly seated by the host, our server was also right there and sat us and got us our menus. She then gave us a few minutes to look over the menu and came back over to us for our drinks, we gave her our drink orders and then ordered an appetizer of Onion Rings, the drinks came really fast and they stayed on top of the drinks all night long, our cup didn't get below half all night.
Our Appetizer then came out, nice and hot and golden homemade rings, perfectly cooked and served with a southwest remoulade. Once this was brought to the table we then ordered our main courses. I decided upon the all you can eat pasta, my room mate decided to try the 18oz T-Bone and his mom decided to get the shrimp scampi. Once we were done with the app, then out came our soup and salad, Mom and I got salad and my room mate got soup, the salads were presently nicely and the Beef Vegetable Soup was served with huge chunks of meat but the vegetables could of been a little bigger, the broth looked amazing, nice deep dark rich color.
Our entries came out, I started off with Penne Pasta with a pesto sauce, it came out hot and the sauce was great. My room mates steak came out cooked to perfection and the flavor was great too, the two sides that came with it the mash potatoes and the seasonal vegetables were spot on as well, when moms came out, it was being served with a non-traditional sauce for the shrimp. After one taste she said she was going to take it home instead, so as the server walked by I asked if we could get the shrimp redone in a traditional scampi sauce, she gladly took it back to the kitchen, it came out with new sides, perfectly cooked. I got two more bowls of pasta, I got a traditional bowl, Spaghetti and Marinara and I also tried Fettucine with a spicy Cajun sauce both were fantastic. Except for the one small problem the entries were fantastic.
We were then asked if we saved room for dessert, we had and the server told us our options, we each tried something different, Mom had a slice of cheesecake with caramel dripped over top of it, my room mate had a piece of Tiramisu, and I went with a chocolate cake that they called a Chocolate Mousse cake, the dessert were good, but being a chef I know that one of the two things either they are bought from a local company that makes dessert or they are bought from Sweet Streets, a company that makes desserts for restaurants. Don't get me wrong the desserts are worth getting but to go with the rest of the food I think they would be wise to find a Pastry Chef that could make these desserts from scratch.
All in all I would say that this is one of the best restaurants in Sedona, I have to be a little biased considering I work as a Chef in a different one. The service was great, the food was fabulous and the experience was extrodinary. As long as this place stays open, we will be back time and time again to enjoy this place.
This restaurant was a wonderful experience in Sedona. It was recommended to us by the Vistors Center. We were very happy and pleased by the recommendation. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful .Everybody was so friendly. We will highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. We would really like to go back to Sedona just to go eat at the Golden Goose Cafe again. Unfortunately we live in New York and can't come back til our next trip West. Sharon, John, Sheila and Walt
The Golden Goose Cafe & Bistro was a marvelous find on our trip to Sedona. We were told it has only been in business for a couple months but they have the right formula in place and should do very well. The food is very, very good. Better than we had imagined it would be. The atmosphere is pleasing and inviting and the service was fantastic. The prices were so reasonable, we couldn't believe our eyes. We had dined at a couple other restaurants in Sedona and had sticker shock when we got the bill. Not the case at this little gem we found. The place was also packed the night we were there so others must know about this find as well. We were very pleased with our experience and will definitely go back again.