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STORYTELLERS With its rock walls and gentle waterfall, Storytellers captures the spirit of ancient Indian dwellings. The name comes from a Native American tradition of passing on history through storytelling. Here, our guests share the stories of the day, celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or any occasion, in an upscale yet casual setting. It is the perfect setting for an intimate dinner or small group celebration. The restaurant features a delicious, inventive menu which distinguishes Storytellers as THE place for fine dining in the Verde Valley. Chef de Cuisine Andrea Di Luca serves up delicacies such as Filet Mignon with Lobster Tail and Herb Encrusted New Zealand Rack of Lamb. All Beef
A lot of attention to the little details, great service. The food is the classic steakhouse recepes, well prepared and served. Yes, it's a bit slow, but I don't think you want to be rushed in such place.
Very welcoming staff but slow service. The bone in rib-eye was a huge disappointment. Tough, thin and tasteless and way overpriced. Bread was also stale and cold. I had shrimp scampi that was frankly tasteless,as well and was room temperature. Thick sauce with no trace...of garlic. The bake potato was black on the outside and looked old and was cold. House salad was good. Not ever going back.More
This was a wonderful meal! The staff were superb. Our service person Josh was so awesome with recommendations and the service he offered. The Manager Gary went out of his way to see we could get in at the time we requested and took great...care to keep checking on us. Both of us had filets with the garlic mash and it was wonderful.More
We decided to have our group birthday dinner celebration here Sunday October 11th and we were so happy with our choice!! Unbelievable service from the moment we walked in. Everything was great from the ambiance to even the fellow guests having dinner there as well....The ribeye with the grilled vegetables and fully loaded baked potato were the best meal we had since staying in campe verde and in Sedona!More
Very good service but quality of food has gone down. Steak was not cheap but it was tough, stringy and fatty. Salad lacked dressing, clam chowder had a lot of filler and few clams. Plus, the casino slots were very tight; overall experience with Cliff...Castle was poor. Will not be going back any time soon.More
We wanted to go someplace special for my birthday and didn't know where to go. I'm so glad we decided on Storytellers. The service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive, friendly and professional. Our food was served quickly, at the right temperatures and was...absolutely delicious. We both had the asparagus/broccoli soup, a combination I wouldn't have ever tried together, but worked like they were meant to be. Then we both had the best scallops we have ever had with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. The scallops were cooked to perfection and all the flavors blended together perfectly. We topped the evening off with a chocolate mousse cake that melted in your mouth.More
Storytellers is located inside the Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde, AZ - about 25 miles from Sedona, 40 miles from Prescott - in other words, you have to really intend to go there.
We went because we are familiar with the quality of chef...Andre Deluca's cooking. He was the eponymous founder of Dahl and Deluca in Sedona, and was most recent at Bellavita in Cottonwood. He's creative and talented. He knows how to cook good food.
The Cliff Castle Casino is a pretty depressing place You walk past lots of people playing slot machines (that's pretty much all there is), to get to the restaurant. I had called ahead to ask if a reservation was needed, and was reassured that it wasn't. When we arrived, there were fewer than a dozen guests.
Here's the problem --- Andre Deluca is an excellent chef, but this is a really basic menu (they claim that that the difference is that the ingredients are very high quality and fresh). The food we had was quite good, but not the kind of extraordinary creations that Chef Deluca is entirely capable of doing, and not sufficiently special to warrant the trip.
Cliff Castle Casino, for us, at least, is not an attraction. Quite the opposite,
If you are heading up I-17, want a good meal at a fairly high price (figure $60 / person at least), it's worth the stop.
Otherwise, I hope that they unleash the creative impulses of their chef.More
Recently, we came in with friends and were surprised at the turnaround the front of the house has made. Staff are well trained and anticipate the customers needs. They are no longer into giving excuses for poor cooking talent in the back, they make sure...each diner is happy with their meal. The cooking staff appears to have turned around too.
Well worth the return visit.More