336 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.9225



    ChefWalter's Philosophy

    For me, cooking is PASSION. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with and for many classically-trained European Chefs. They not only honed my craft but allowed me to recognize that with talent, you can be good – but with passion, you will be great. Live with passion to know your greatness.

    Walter Paulson


    Relaxed Continental Dining With Southwestern Flair
    As you stroll through the courtyard at Rene, you will be transported back to a more simple time where you can relax and not feel rushed through your meal. The bubbling fountains and beautiful gardens sing to your soul while the delicious aromas seduce your appetite. Casually elegant dining that satisfies both your senses and your palate.

    • Whoever gives this place a low rating doesn't know good food. Food was very creative, portioned just right and the service was impeccable. Ambiance was perfect and matching the gourmet dining expectations. Linen tablecloths, good space between tables, quiet, adequately lit. Food came at the right pace. Prices are on par with the quality but, that being said, not overpriced. We spent around $160 (with tip) for dinner for two, including two half-bottles of wine and two appetizers. For the experience, it was just right.
      F T
      F T
    • We were having an afternoon celebration after shopping at T'laquepaque and our lunch was delightful. Everyone's food was fresh and wonderful as well as the celebration desserts! The food and service were wonderful. Our group had Mushroom Strudel, Salad and Chicken Crepes. Our desserts were Carrot Cake & Chocolate cake. YUMM. The atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable. Our service was very attentive. Great Afternoon.Sedon
    • My elderly aunt and I stopped in for lunch while shopping at Tlaquepaque. We had an outside patio table in the shade. We had a lovely server and the service was perfectly paced. We had a glass of wine, a brie appetizer and I had a beautiful beet salad while my aunt had a chicken wrap. Both were excellent. The food, service and atmosphere were so great, I made a reservation for dinner with my husband on our last night in Sedona. Again we got an outside table, the food was excellent and the wine exceptional. We recommend, and will be back, the next time we visit Sedona.
    • We had an outstanding dining experience at Rene's. We were looking for a venue to host a large celebratory dinner that could also provide a fine dining experience. We spoke to Walter several months in advance. He and his team were very accommodating and worked with us ahead of time helping us select the menu, wines and areas in the restaurant for drinks, mingling and seating. Many of our guests commented on the friendly, attentive service. Serving 30 + guests could have presented a challenge, but the courses were served in a timely manner, the salads were crisp, the main courses warm and delicious and desserts scrumptious. We will return to Rene's the next time we are in Sedona!
    • We went to René for lunch and drinks before shopping at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. The prickly pear margarita was great and the sautéed brie is a must-have appetizer. Food and service were both excellent!
      Crissy Ann
      Crissy Ann

    AWord From Chef Walter

    I think I knew at an early age (even before I was born) that I was destined to be in the food service industry. While my mother was pregnant with me, she was a dishwasher.

    As I was growing up, I enjoyed playing sports and had aspirations of pitching in the Major Leagues. At a very early age, I enjoyed cooking. When I was 10 (my mother says I was much younger but you know how moms are…), I used to cook the family meal – and that was Thanksgiving!

    At 13, I began working in various restaurants washing dishes and busing tables. When I turned 16, I got my first big break and had an opportunity to cook – boy, I was like Rudy! I put my heart and soul into it.

    That was where I tapped into the passion that fuels me today to create delicious meals that bring smiles and big sighs of contentment.

    My 3 Rules that I live by:

    1. It’s not about me.

    2. I’m only as good as my last meal served.

    3. I’m only as good as my worst cook.

    When you come to Rene, please say hello… I would love to personally meet you!


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