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René at Tlaquepaque was first opened in 1978 and has remained in continuous operation ever since

Today, René is owned by Mercer’s Kitchen Group, with Chef Mercer Mohr and Mithat Evirgen at the helm. Mercer’s Kitchen Group is locally based and has been an integral part of the Sedona community for over 15 years.

Our Story: Since our inception in 1978, Rene’s has been more than just a restaurant; it has been a destination for those seeking an exceptional dining experience. Nestled in the picturesque Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, our restaurant has become synonymous with the finest French cuisine in Sedona, blending the culinary traditions of France with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean.

Chef Mercer Mohr: At the heart of Rene’s is our Executive Chef, Mercer Mohr, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. With a rich history that includes working with several certified Master Chefs and prestigious institutions like the Hyatt Hotel Corporation and the Four Seasons, Chef Mohr brings a level of expertise and creativity that is unmatched. His accolades, such as “San Francisco Chef of the Year” and recognition from the James Beard Foundation, are a testament to his commitment to culinary excellence.

Our Philosophy: Our philosophy at Rene’s is simple: to provide an unforgettable dining experience that celebrates and honors America’s diverse culinary heritage. We achieve this by using only the finest, locally-sourced ingredients, and by constantly innovating our menu to reflect both the seasons and our culinary inspirations.

The Rene’s Experience: Dining at Rene’s is more than just enjoying a meal; it’s about creating memories. Whether you’re dining in our intimate indoor setting or experiencing the magic of our outdoor courtyard, our aim is to transport you on a culinary journey. Our attentive staff, elegant ambiance, and Chef Mohr’s extraordinary dishes come together to create an atmosphere that is both welcoming and exquisite.

Our Commitment: We are committed to sustainability and community, ensuring that not only are our ingredients of the highest quality but that they are sourced responsibly. This commitment extends to our service, where we strive to make every guest feel valued and delighted.

We invite you to explore Rene’s, where each visit is a unique story, a celebration of fine cuisine, and a tribute to the culinary arts. Join us and become a part of our ongoing legacy, a legacy that has been delighting guests for over four decades.

René is the only Sedona restaurant that has been awarded the DiRona Achievement of Distinction in Dining, distinguishing excellence in every aspect of one’s dining experience. Committed to remaining Sedona’s premier fine dining restaurant, René is open daily (including holidays) and accepts reservations through OpenTable.

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Call us at 928-852-1852 or book a table through Open Table:

About Executive Chef Mercer Mohr

Experience the exquisite mastery of Sedona’s very own culinary virtuoso, Chef Mercer Mohr. Renowned for his exceptional talents, Chef Mohr has recently been honored with the esteemed Chef of the Year Award from the illustrious 5-star establishment, ‘The French Room’ at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. Adding to his accolades, he has also been named Chef of the Year at La Reserve, further solidifying his status as a culinary luminary.

But that’s not all! Chef Mercer Mohr’s dedication and innovation have been recognized with the Antonin Carême Medal Award. This prestigious honor celebrates individuals who have made significant and positive contributions to the culinary world, with a particular emphasis on education and the advancement of gastronomy and the culinary arts.

Embark on a culinary journey unlike any other as Chef Mercer Mohr invites you to savor the flavors of Sedona infused with his unparalleled expertise and passion for the craft. Whether you’re seeking a gastronomic adventure or simply craving an unforgettable dining experience, Chef Mohr promises to tantalize your taste buds and elevate your senses with every dish.

Join us at Sedona Chef Mercer Mohr’s table and discover the epitome of culinary excellence. Book your reservation now and treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience crafted by an award-winning maestro of flavor.

The Perfect Gift: Rene in Tlaquepaque Gift Cards

Looking for a special gift that conveys taste and sophistication? René at Tlaquepaque’s digital gift cards are the ideal choice. Perfect for any occasion, our gift cards invite your loved ones to a unique dining experience they will cherish.

Why Choose Our Digital Gift Cards?

Instant Delivery: Sent directly to an email or phone, our digital gift cards make last-minute gifting easy and thoughtful.

Personalized: Customize your gift message to add a personal touch to your gesture.

Convenient and Flexible: Our digital gift cards are easy to purchase and redeem, making them the perfect way to share the joy of fine dining.

Plan Your Visit or Purchase a Gift Card Today

We invite you to explore our offerings and look forward to welcoming you to René at Tlaquepaque. For reservations or to purchase a digital gift card, please visit our website or contact us directly. Your table at René awaits, where fine dining is transformed into an art form.

Our Awards

  • Wine Spectator List Award of Excellence
  • Trip Advisor Award of Excellence
  • Gogobot Best of Sedona Travelers’ Favorite
  • Voted Sedona’s “Best of the Best” for
    • Romantic Restaurant
    • Fine Dining
    • Dinner
    • Wait Staff
  • New York Times – 36 Hours
  • Kudos Magazine – Best Steak
  • AAA – Three Diamonds
  • USA Today 10 Best

“For a romantic evening of casual fine dining, the best restaurant in town just might be Rene Restaurant & Wine Bar at Tlaquepaque. Nestled among the stunning galleries and shops of Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, this landmark restaurant has been delighting guests since 1978 with its encyclopedic (progressive) wine list, desserts and signature rack of lamb carved tableside.”

– Huffington Post Los Angeles

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