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.
René offers a variety of dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and features fresh organic and locally sourced ingredients, as well as the best specialty imports from Spain, Italy, Morocco, and France.
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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René Executive Chef: Orlando Amaro
Chef Orlando Amaro hails from Venezuela, but his love of cooking brought him to Europe, where he trained for many years. Chef Orlando specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, with most of his dishes finding their roots in Spain, Italy, Morocco, Greece, and France. Orlando takes great pride in using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible while supporting family farmers and ranchers.
- 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
- Wait Staff
- New York Times – 36 Hours
- Kudos Magazine – Best Steak
- AAA – Three Diamonds
- USA Today 10 Best
– Huffington Post Los Angeles