It has been a love affair from the very start.
Charles and Phyllis Cline “built many restaurants in their minds” before Phyllis found what would become The Heartline Café on a visit to Sedona. With the guidance of her sister Karen, Phyllis and Chuck bought the onetime tea room a.k.a. ‘biker bar’ and opened The Heartline Café restaurant on March 15, 1991.
“It never was easy,” Phyllis says, “but it always felt right. It was magic.” Phyllis recounts, “It has been a sometimes humbling experience but always an adventure. What we are and what we do comes from the heart. We want people never to leave disappointed.” Thanks to the artistry of Charles Cline, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York, disappointed diners are as rare as tourist-free days in Sedona.
Chuck has put together a Gauguin canvas of a menu with Asian, European, and Mediterranean touches, one that offers innovative presentations of pasta, fish, chicken, and a variety of meats, grilled or roasted.