5 Star TreasureWithout a doubt, the finest restaurant in the Phoenix area if not all of Arizona. Gourmet dining at it's finest and chef well deserving of the James Beard nomination.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFab foodIt is hard to beat the food at Binkley's. The molecular gastronomy is unparalleled . Kevin was not at the restaurant the night we went and I think there were just a few loose strings. The silverware wasn't always there when we needed it. Overall it was still fabulous and the staff was very friendly. Had a great time!
Open Table said we couldn't come at 7 when we wanted. We came at 6:30 and literally were the only people there. Kind of weird. Especially when only one other table came at 7. What's up with Open Table?6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMfantastic!Why did we wait so long to drive out from downtown Phoenix to Cave Creek? We loved our dining experience. Savory food. Great service. Fun food presentation. Wonderful wine. This made foe a great birthday evening for my girlfriend.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BEST Dining ExperienceWords cannot begin to describe what a wonderful dining experience we had at Binkley's! My husband and I dined there to celebrate our anniversary and the staff did everything possible to make our night memorable. From the personalized menus to the sweet touch on our desserts, the staff and chefs took the extra effort to celebrate our special evening. The food was AMAZING and was by far some of the best we have ever had. Each course as well as every amuse-bouche was absolutely perfect. The cocktails were divine as well. Binkley's is truly a one-of-a-kind dining experience and you would be hard pressed to find a better place to dine.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST IN THE UNITED STATES!!!!!!!!!!We have lived in Scottsdale for over 30 years, and finally had the opportunity to dine at Binkley's. There are no adjectives in the entire Websters dictionary that can adequately describe the meal we had for my Birthday dinner Saturday night. I am in the hospitality business, travel and dine out frequently. Binkley's is as close to dining perfection as I have experienced in the US. Go hungry, and get the six course tasting and splurge to have the wine accompaniment. We lost track of how many actual servings of "amuse bouche" we had in between those courses, but my guess is 15. Attention all foodies and gourmands, this is THE only place for you in the Phoenix metro area. The Craft cocktails, wow!!!!! And the personal menu :)6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThey definitely try to beThey definitely try to be unique & have an artistic culinary presentation, & do great job @ doing so. Love the hibiscus tea presentation. Morels were too salty, but everything else great.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best there isBinkley's offers the kind of dining experience not available in any other restaurant in the Phoenix area. The tasting menu is superb. The extra courses are surprising and outstanding. Altogether, a wonderful place to enjoy excellent food.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant in the ValleyEvery bite of food was amazing. Also, we were served one amuse bouche after another, each of which was wonderful. The cherry and squash blossom salad was particularly wonderful, and the deconstructed cherry pie with foie gras was unique but great. The service was impeccable. This was our second visit, and I would go back any day.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways an Incredible ExperienceWe celebrate my birthday here every year. It's the one good thing about growing older!
We always enjoy the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairing. That and the dozen or more amuse bouche! Incredibly knowledgeable wait staff. Little molecular gastronomic tricks without flaunting it. Just superlative, really.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe liked the option of takingWe liked the option of taking the 4, 5 or 6 course meal from the selections on the menu or just going with our own choices in a more normal menu a la carte format. Food was outstanding and the little surprises between the courses made it a true dining experience. It is not cheap by any means, but a 'once in a while' special treat makes this a very valid option. The venue of Cave Creek makes it even more interesting..........excellent job.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent every timeHaving seen top restaurants not deliver, I'm amazed that Binkley's hits it out of the park on every visit. It always manages to keep things fresh and interesting, but the fun and funkiness never get in the way of everything tasting great. An additional benefit - although perhaps expensive for Cave Creek, this is actually a great bargain compared to similar restaurant around the country.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was absolutelyThe restaurant was absolutely beautiful and the staff were hip youngsters who loved the food they were serving. There are several taste/appetizer plates in between food courses so those were fun and completely different flavors. Absolutely delicious! This is definitely a 'night out' special place and I can't wait to go back! Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. This is the kind of place you miss as soon as you are gone...5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHoorah for Binkley'sWe didn't really know what to expect at Binkley's except that it would be expensive. Because it was Restaurant Week in Phoenix, the price for the fixed menu was considerably lower than the regular menu, but it was still higher than we are accustomed to. However, the food was superb, the little surprises between courses were fantastic, the service was impeccable, the wine list was extensive and we'll be going back (on special occasions, of course). Highly recommended5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptionalThe cuisine at Binkleys was outstanding! Its a MUST TRY for everyone to sample!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!Love this restaurant - food is always delicious no matter what is served.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Ever Dining ExperienceI have eaten in many restaurants all over the country for several decades, and this restaurant tops all lists. The service was impeccable. The owners and staff are very friendly, attentive, and genuinely concerned that the experience will be a great one. The atmosphere is sophisticated but by no means stuffy. The dishes we ordered from theclectic, innovative, and I'm told ever-changing, menu, were truly superb, both in taste and presentation, The love these restauranteurs have for the art of fine dining shows through from beginning to end.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMceremonial diningMany servings of tiny amounts,, fun and expensive
Not much food however..... wonder if that was because we bought the restaurant week deal??5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Eating Adventure!This is our favorite restaurant in Arizona. Eating at Binkley's is a true adventure, and like nothing you've experienced in any other restaurant. Chef Kevin Binkley is a master of the culinary arts. We've eaten here at least 5 times and have not had a repeat of any item! If you love good food and want a real food experience, then you've got to try this place! Unbelievably outstanding!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodies must go here!The second visit to Binkley's. Food and service were world-class. The taste, texture and presentation of the food was inventive and very well done. All foodies must experience Binkley's.
Service should be mentioned separetly as it deserves special notice. The server (we've had her twice) is so passionate about her job (food, service, etc.) that she helps make the experience top-notch. I wish we remembered her name as we'd recommend her specifically.
Two unfortunate distractions: the temperature in the restaurant was way too high. I asked that it be turned down which helped but then it went back up again. Also, the noise level was very high (from other patrons) which made it almost impossible to hear the descriptions of the dishes.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGastronomical Dining experienceBe prepared for the most unique extraordinary dining experience you will never forget. The chef must have an A+ in chemistry because he uses that in every aspect. Take the 4 or 5 course tasting and you will get your courses all designed by you using menu items, you will also get close to 10 to 15 additional small tastings in between. Some are smoking, some lite up like disco balls, some fired up . Too many to describe, you must experience this drama of never knowing what you may get. The staff is well trained and knowledgeable about every dish and explain it in full. Romantic seating in the dining room area or patio. Nice bar, but very busy across from the bar with the food running. This is a special unforgettable experience.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFinall Made it!Went during May 2013 Restaurant Week and was wow'ed.....definitely would return!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely Impeccable & IncredibleThis was hands down the best dining experience I have ever had. The presentation of each dish and treat was impeccable and perfection. The service was incredible and everyone seemed genuinely happy to be a part of it. I was very impressed with every aspect of our experience and am excited to find a special occasion to go back as soon as possible.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Binkley's andFirst time at Binkley's and was exactly what was expected. Service, food and atmosphere were great. The samples serves between courses were different and delicious. They were a pleasing surprise Was a birthday dinner and my guest was very impressed especially when desert was served with a special happy birthday note. Will go back!!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAn unforgettable experienceOverall fantastic experience. Very welcoming on arrival and departing, beautiful service from everyone and the food is not only delicious but the presentation is an experience in itself. Love this place wish it was closer but the drive is beautiful.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLove going to Binkley's. It'sLove going to Binkley's. It's always a special treat to see what Chef Binkley has come up with.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always love the way howWe always love the way how food and service is always so consistent and top notch here. This time we decided to take advantage of the prix fixe AZ Restaurant Week menu. The chef's selection for the Spring were a bit disappointing from the foam soup mousse to the entree right through dessert. Our whole table actually came away still hungry. We will have second thoughts about Restaurant Week versus ordering off their regular tastng menu.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGastronomic CarnivalBinkley's is unique and not to be missed if you love food, flavor and fun. Every time we have gone we have been surprised by the creative twists put on food of every sort. Always good, always an adventure. Highly recommended!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wine list is excellent.The wine list is excellent. The food is outstanding and the attention to the details of both the quality of the dish and the aesthetics is outstanding5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial NightI heard Binkley's was the best in greater phoenix. We were celebarting a special occassion. I thought this was the place to go. The detail in the presentation of the food was the best I have ever seen, and it taste good too. Service was on top of every detail. My only concern I was expecting something out of this world. I didn't get that, not for the price. We went all out, close to $500. Not food, plenty of food, but I have been to other places where I had 1 bite and I still remember the taste years later. I was expecting the same thing. Lastly the main server was great, but not authentic. I got more care out of the other staff. We'll go back, but only for a special occassion and we won't go all out.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTop Restaurant in the ValleyThis is up to the same level as top New York and Chicago restaurants. The tasting menu is the way to go. We have always had a fabulous meal. The cheese vs. desert is always a tough choice.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBinkleys is artful creativityThis was second visit to Binkleys. Excellent service. Excellent menu. Creative Courses. Entertaining throughout the night. Each course was flavor filled. Amuse bouches and intermessos were unique creations. Chef Kevin has mastered cooking and turned it into a work of art.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOur all time favoriteThey treat each person as a treasured client. If you go multiple times they know and will change the little treats you get with dinner. It is truly a great dining experience. We have eaten all over nothing compares.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFood andService is Amazing.Food andService is Amazing. Better than most NYC Restaurants!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW!!!!!!This is a place for foodies. So many interesting and pleasant flavor combinations. Come humgry!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI have dined their multipleI have dined their multiple times since they opened and it is the consistent quality of the food, drink, and service that keeps me coming back for more.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBinkley's is exceptional.Binkley's is exceptional. It is so delicious, so fun, just marvelous from start to finish. We have been dining there since 2004 and have always enjoyed the evening.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time!We had a wonderful time! The six course tasting was incredible! Go for the wagyu beef and the foie gras! Also, the sommelier did a wonderful job with wines that complimented the dishes. We enjoyed the upscale, gourmet food and also the relaxed conversations with some of the staff that made this restaurant a gem in our eyes! Definitely the best in Arizona. One of the best we have dined at worldwide.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood TheaterDining at Binkley's is 'food theater'. The food and presentation of the many tastes the kitchen sends out is more than dining out - it is a dining experience. And all the tastes are delicious. There is really no way that words can do justice to dining at Binkley's - you must experience it.
The menu offers the option of 4, 5 or 6 course tasting dinners. In addition to these courses, each diner receives about a dozen or more additional tastes between the selected courses. All courses and tastes are small such that even less hardy eaters such as myself can finish them all. And they are all good! Definitely a place for a special occasion and for impressing that special someone in your life!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticWe spend a really excellent and creative evening. The food is excelent well prepared, well presented and delicious. The service is perfect. The wine list is very complete. A real gastronomical experience.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one fabulous restaurantThis is one fabulous restaurant and worth every penny of the price. You must do the 4 or 5 course tasting menu when you go, too. The staff makes this a special night every time we go.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Service and Phenomenal food!This was our first time at Binkley's and we will be back. Every detail from the menu with a happy birthday message to the service and the food was outstanding! This is gourmet dining and not inexpensive, but for a special occasion it was perfect. Every person was knowledgable about the menu and happy to answer questions. The service was above and beyond even to the point of when my boyfriend left the table and food was ready, the servers turned around so the presentation could be at the point when he was seated. We will definitely be back again! Our favorite part of the meal was the buffalo tartare. Thank you Binkley's for helping make a wonderful night for us!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time dining at Binkley's.Second time dining at Binkley's. Again a pleasant experience with exceptional service, elegant surroundings and tantalizing menu choices.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPut Binkley's on your "Bucket List"This tiny restaurant, situated in a nondescript strip mall, is truly the gem of Arizona. Kevin Binkley is truly an artist. Not only are his dishes unusual, creative and unexpected, but every plate that comes out of the kitchen is a work of art. Nothing is too much or too big, even for that "hungry man". The plates are simply small "bursts" of delicious flavors, complemented by a huge selection of fine wine. Because the tastes are just that, the diner has the opportunity to simply have a sampling of so many exotic and extraordinary items...Binkley's is absolutely the best restaurant in Arizona, by far. Get a driver. Splurge. It is an experience that should not be missed!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBinkley's is a must for foodies.Binkley's is a must for foodies. The food and presentation never fail to impress. This was our 4th or 5th time at the restaurant and for the first time service was not great. The bread person forgot to give bread to one of our party (there were 6 of us). One of the couples had ordered a bottle of wine and had to ask for more of it to be poured during our entree. Another person had asked for a cup of coffee at the beginning of the meal and had to repeat his request because our server had forgotten. Another person had requested another glass of wine and it took so long to bring it, she told another staff member to forget it. It seemed the staff was off their game. Did the opening of the new restaurant contribute.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's a dining experience allIt's a dining experience all the way around. We always blow our friends away with this restaurant.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWithout a doubt the best bestWithout a doubt the best best restaurant in the Phoenix area. Too bad it is so hard to get in!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's not really a restaurantIt's not really a restaurant it's a dining experience. One of the best restaurants in the country. A notch or two below The French Laundry but not by much. If you appreciate good food, excellent preparation and excellent service you owe it to yourself to visit Binkleys. Although wine pairings are offered the wine list is extensive, interesting and moderately priced.
We wouldn't think of visiting Scottsdale without going to Binkleys.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat tasting menu, perfectlyGreat tasting menu, perfectly paired with very nice wines. A great foodie adventure.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBinkley's is on our top 10Binkley's is on our top 10 world list. For five years this has been our special meal while visiting Scottsdale. After 9 amuse bouches, four wonderful courses and the stupendous service by Rebecca, our server, we left contented. Since the choices change constantly, it does no good to recommend particular dishes,. Suffice it to say, you can't go wrong. Just leave it in the hands of your server, sit back, relax, and enjoy.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendedWe probably go to Binkley's way too often, because it's not inexpensive, but we always have a great experience and we LOVE the food. Highly recommend going for a special occasion.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AM