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Binkley's Restaurant

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6920 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8604 (Tom Darlington & Cave Creek Road)
480-437-1072
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 201
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Binkley's delivers on out-sized expectations

We went with another couple. The wife has previously reviewed the place. It's new for us, and our expectations are set on HIGH. I'm a little concerned, don't want to be let down.... The location and appearance set me at ease: no pretension here. Orderly and professional with a toned-down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
seattlesez
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with another couple. The wife has previously reviewed the place. It's new for us, and our expectations are set on HIGH. I'm a little concerned, don't want to be let down.... The location and appearance set me at ease: no pretension here. Orderly and professional with a toned-down southwest vibe. We request a different table than the one... More 

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Thank seattlesez
Flagstaff, Arizona
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145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brinkley's is great. We had a couples dinner. If you're looking for finer dining this is the place. I'm not that into steak. Arizona has a lot of it. If you're looking for innovative "New California" type of dining this is the place. It's in Cave Creek, but worth the drive. We typically stay at the Boulders and enjoy Binkley's... More 

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Thank Ryan T
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was going to the bar as a walk in but we lucked out in that they had a cancellation and a table was available. They were so busy, in fact they were taking reservations for the bar. Had 4 course tasting menu. I chose Wine pairings were on the money. A little pricey, but the taste and presentation are perfect.... More 

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Thank Gregory K
Scottsdale, Arizona
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I both agreed we had the most amazing dining experience of our lives at Binkley's (and we've been to many very fine restaurants!). We opted for one of multi-course tasting menus with the chef's selection of wine pairings. It was like nothing we've ever experienced before. The entire staff was knowledgeable about each dish, and the wine... More 

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Thank Mari C
Denver, Colorado
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not into fouffy dining, food as art or experimental sampling. We got a generous gift certificate to Binkleys from a friend so we decided to give it a try. We looked online and the photos of the restaurant seemed to be a bit casual for such a fine dining establishment. We decided in advance to skip the tasting... More 

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Thank Love2dine054
Cave Creek, Arizona
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

My husband and I along with a great friend experienced Binkley's Restaurant, in our little town of Cave Creek. We understand why Chef Kevin Brinkley and his wife Amy, are so passionate about local farm raised foods as they taste and presentations were amazing. Their staff are well versed in every aspect of all their foods - history of where... More 

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Thank casmkt
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Went for dinner on a Saturday evening and it was an EVENT. 5 of us were there and it was a 4 hour extravaganza of unique combinations of ingredients. Part of the experience is waiting to see what shows up next. Try the sampler (you have 4-5 levels to choose from). And the Wine selection was well done. Just do... More 

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Thank Mikiehead
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198 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

This was quite a surprise. The building's exterior does not have a great curb appeal. A big giant step up compared to Cafe Bink. But inside is where it all happens. Excellent Attention to Service & Cooking. Unique and artful small plate dining. Really enjoyed the squash amuse-bouche & cider braised pork cheeks w/ sticky risotto.The 6 plate pairing menu... More 

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Thank JJV3
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have been here twice while visiting Scottsdale. It is one word terrific. The tasting menu is great (4,5 or 6 courses) wine pairs are well done. The little surprise courses and superior service insure a terrific dining experience.

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Thank Nashville56
Arizona
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Came here for the first time to celebrate a friend's birthday. Heard all of the great things about this place and was a bit skeptical. Often you see beautiful settings, great service, plating and presentation, but food that is mediocre. Such was not the case with Binkley's. The three of us ordered the four course tasting menu with sommelier wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6920 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8604
    (Tom Darlington & Cave Creek Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: 480-437-1072

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?