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“A magical evening”
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Ranked #27 of 3,088 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $55
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Camelback East
Cross street: Camelback Rd and 52nd St
Description: At the heart of the resort, T. Cook's culinary philosophy of magnifying the purity of fresh, seasonal ingredients is a celebration of its treasured legacy. For nearly two decades, T. Cook's has garnered both local and national acclaim. This time-honored tradition lives through the vision of Executive Chef Todd Allison. Chef Allison's culinary style can be summed up in three words - crafted, thoughtful and bold - which are all precisely in line with the Mediterranean principles of fresh, seasonal, local and ingredient-driven cooking.Explore the new T. Cook's this season. Whether for a special, romantic occasion with a candlelit dinner on one of our two patios, complete with scenic Camelback Mountain views, inviting fireplaces and blooming bougainvillea; for socializing with friends inside T. Cook's vibrant and colorful new dining room or glass-enclosed Wine and Tequila tasting room; or, for inviting colleagues to your next power lunch. All of this and more are currently on the menu at T. Cook's restaurant this season, located in the heart of the Phoenix and Scottsdale area.
Sonoma, California, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
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“A magical evening”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have eaten at T. Cooks 6 or 7 times now. It's always been wonderful, particularly because of the incredible romantic atmosphere generated by the hacienda architecture, gardens and lighting. The menu is more old style but with fresh takes on classics; my halibut was perfectly cooked. A crisp golden brown micro crust with flaky,white, tender and moist fish beneath. Melt in your mouth. A filet of beef was also done to perfection, and flavorful. The service is elegant, classical and graceful with friendly but unobtrusive professional staff. On a warm night the outside patio is intimate and sits by a lawn ringed by palms and flowers and covered in bougainvilla - try to make your reservation there. If you do sit inside the atmosphere is warm and lovely and the tables and seating are generous and not crowded against each other. Finish the evening sitting in the cozy nook by the outdoor fireplace or in the bar which has a great atmosphere and on the night we were there, a very good trio and a singer.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Pam G
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Justin L, Manager at T. Cook's, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience, Pam! We appreciate the support and are thrilled to know you enjoyed your visit.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent food, beautiful setting.”
Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is set in the surroundings of the luxurious Royal Palms Resort and Spa in downtown Phoenix. The whole place is old Spanish style and has a wonderful ambiance, right down to the cobblestone driveway leading up to the entryway. Very romantic and picturesque. You can eat outside or inside depending on your preferences. The menu is not huge (which we like) but sufficiently filled with wonderful entrees for every taste, from steak, to lamb, to poultry, to seafood. Prices are somewhat high, but this is a high end restaurant, and you are getting what you pay for. The food is outstanding both in taste and presentation. We had a table of 6 and the service was wonderfully attentive and friendly. Six different entrees, and everyone exclaimed over the quality. We would all definitely go back.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Frank T
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Justin L, Manager at T. Cook's, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
We really appreciate the great feedback. We strive to not simply meet, but exceed, guest expectations whenever we can. Hope to see you again soon!
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Glenview, Illinois
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“Very Special”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Several years ago, I celebrated my birthday at T. Cook's for dinner. This year, a friend took me there for lunch. I liked that even better. With perfect Phoenix spring weather, we ate outside. Service and food were excellent. Afterwards, we walked the lovely hotel with its gardens and old Phoenix atmosphere. What a very special place!

  • Visited March 2013
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Justin L, Manager at T. Cook's, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
We are very happy to hear! Thank you for taking a quick moment to share your thoughts - we look forward to seeing you soon!
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Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Having had dinner here on several occasions, we decided to give it a try for lunch. We knew there was a new chef and new menu since we had last visited. While the setting and resort are one of the most beautiful in the valley, we were a little disappointed in the food quality. I would have always given every category a 5 previously, but this time it dropped to a 4. There were 3 of us dining for lunch - I had a salad with tomatoes that were not ripe, and my two companions both had sandwiches and both said they were only average. I am still giving the overall experience a 'very good' rating mostly because of the ambiance and service. Hopefully with time the food will also reach this rating. And dining on the patio at this time of year is a wonderful experience.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank WYWoman1
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Greg V, Manager at T. Cook's, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Welcome back and thank you for your thoughtful review. We value your loyalty and appreciate you taking a moment to share your feedback. We absolutely apologize your lunch experience didn't exceed your expecations and sincerely hope that you'll provide us with another opportunity to do so in the very near future!
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“Magical grounds, food is not.”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

This was our second time back because the last time we sat indoors and couldn't wait to sit outside. There are two outdoor seatings, both are lovely. Wish we had chosen the lounge area instead, not for beauty but for food choices. The menu just didn't reel us in, not what we remembered. I suggest looking at it before going. It had been a couple years since we were there last, so they may have had a change in chefs. Although the food was good, it wasn't great. I even ordered a burger from bar area and they messed that up! Ordered "medium" came back with a nice charred flavor. I was too tired to send it back and felt insulted that a restaurant of that caliber would even send a meal out that way.
A very romantic place, but I'm picky about my food, so I was disappointed. Service was slow and forced friendliness. Maybe we just hit it at the wrong time.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank memphomomma
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Greg V, Manager at T. Cook's, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
We sincerely apologize that your recent Lounge dining experience did not exceed your expectations, however, we always value such feedback. We relay everything with our entire team and never stop looking at ways to improve and impress. We definitely hope you visit us again very soon and provide us with another opportunity to do so.
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