About 6 years ago when we vacationed in Sedona, AZ (snow in late April, anyone?) my husband Mike and I took our two kids for lunch at the snack-type restaurant at the very top of Airport Rd in Sedona, AZ. The food at the time, fried and lots of it, was okay, but the view was superb: Our family enjoyed watching the small planes take off and land while we ate.
Fast forward to October 2010: My sister Cindy visited Sedona and remembered what I said about the airport restaurant and its views. She and her party drove up, up Airport Rd but were disappointed to find the restaurant closed for renovations. No lunch with a side of plane watching for her that day.
This year, together in Sedona we drove up Airport Rd to see if the restaurant had reopened. We found the old building gone and a new restaurant in its place, the Mesa Grill. We dragged our husbands inside for lunch with a view. Our waitress Eden was funny, attentive and offered great recommendations when we asked about the various offerings on the menu.
The new restaurant is lovely in an industrial-ceiling-meets-Sedona décor way. And the view of the busy small airport is still lots of fun. What has changed – significantly and definitely for the better– is the menu. It’s terrific!
My husband Mike ordered the daily special fish and chips:
My bro-in-law Bid ordered a roast beef pannini:
My sister Cindy ordered the “Over the Ocean” wrap:
I ordered the vegetarian burger. Please note that I am not a vegetarian. When I read the description of the burger, though, I was intrigued by the “burger” ingredients enough to want to taste it!
While we were eating a rainstorm blew in. It poured rain, then it poured hail! When we walked outside the weather had cleared and we saw a rainbow!
Note: I was not compensated in any way for writing about the Mesa Grill. We had a great meal and I wanted to spread the word about a terrific new restaurant in the Sedona AZ area.