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Binkley's Restaurant
Binkley's Restaurant

Binkley's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://binkleysrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (480) 437-1072
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Closed for month of July -Reopening Tuesday August 4,2009
    *****NEW***** Please visit our Web Site for upcoming special dinners
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Binkley
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Enjoy the luxury of Binkley’s fine cuisine in your own home. We will be happy to cater parties of two to one hundred guests. Please call us at (480) 437-1072 to discuss the menus and prices.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Parties and Business Dinners: Binkley’s wine room offers the perfect atmosphere for hosting private parties and business dinners for up to fourteen guests. Binkley’s can accommodate private parties up to twenty-two on the patio. Additionally, the entire restaurant can be reserved for up to ninety guests. Please call the restaurant to discuss menus and prices.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Binkley (480) 437-1072
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please come join us at our newest addition "Cafe Bink". Open for lunch & dinner. No reservations needed. For more information call 480 488-9796
    Cafe Bink will be open on Thanksgiving Day, please come join Kevin & Amy Binkley for an extraordinary holiday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tom Darlington & Cave Creek Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Binkley's Restaurant
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Please note we keep an ongoing waitlist at our restaurant. If you are unable to make a reservation at your preferred time please contact us at 480 437-1072. We would be happy to put you on our list. Reservations for patio seating are available by phone. Also, if experiencing technical difficulties while making your reservation please contact us directly.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "What a wonderful combination of service, ambience and food. Chef Binkley and his staff have created a culinary masterpiece. We did the tasting menu and shared pretty much everything on the menu. The highlights were the corn, lobster risotto which was out of this world. The foie gras was outstanding. The tuna, salmon and beef, lamb plates were all delicious. The only disappointing dish was the cuttlefish which was pretty bland and the cheese plate seemd a bit dried out. The wine flights were well matched and tasty. The deserts were also on the mark. The service was outstanding; friendly efficient, concerned and entertaining. This is clearly the best restaurant in the region and well worth the trip to Cave Creek."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Binkley's is a favorite for special ocassions, and once again we were dazzled by our dining experience on our 20th wedding anniversary. The meal was outstanding, and the intermezzos gave the diner a sense of chef Binkley's playfulness. From exploding blueberries, to what I call 'dippin' dots' salad, it felt as though Binkley was watching and smiling throughout our evening. The entire experience was a delight from start to finish. Every morsel tantalized the palate. My peach cocktail was perfect and the service was attentive but not cloying. Binkley's is not just a meal, it is an experience! We will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had excellent 4 course meal for the three of us. Excellent wine tasting with each course. Waitress and serving staff were excellent"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I finally made the trek out to Cave Creek and I’m now mad it took me so long. It was well worth the travel time from Central Phoenix. I appreciate good food and good service but everything about Binkley’s was beyond that. It was outstanding. I love that they have a tasting menu with wine pairings allowing for more variety with smaller portions. Every course and every pairing was wonderful. Before the first course and in between there were delightful amuse-bouches numbering almost 10 by the end of the meal. Every one was creative and delicious. Brinkley’s will be our special occasion restaurant from now on. I can’t wait to dine here again."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Service was not in line with fine dining. Very slow start. Waiter did not appear to listen. Mistakes continued until the preparation of the bill. (Which was also incorrectly prepared). Not likely to return. Did not watch up to our first visit. I guess they started their vacation early. Follow up phone call was also disappointing."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Been there 6 times, always a different menu, always excellent."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is an experience in dining. The service and special amuse busch items were wonderful. Every course was well prepared and good. That is everyone except the main course Unfortunately the lamb was a bit tough with grizzle and the pheasant was dry. Because of the main course I would only give the experience a 3+ and besides it was very expensive, could not afford to go there but every year or 2 and then only for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "If you are a foodie, you have to try this place. Located in the unlikeliest of places, this truly talented chef is serving up 4, 5, & 6 course tasting menus that are fresh, creative, and to-die-for delicious. And the service is on par with the food - sophisticated, yet friendly."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Since moving here in 2005, we have dined at Blinkley's around 6 times. It never disappoints. We knew when we dined there on June 18th (it was our anniversary), that Kevin would not be there since he was hosting a special dinner at the Bink's in Scottsdale. We could have gone there instead but decided on Blinkley's and we were glad we did. The kitchen and the rest of the staff was fabulous. Our best dish ever was the corn risotto with lobster. It was absolutely fabulous. This was our first time dining with a summer menu and while the main dish choices were not as exciting as some of the fall and winter ones that we have had in the past, they were still very good. Thanks again Blinkley's for another memorable dinner."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "It was a delightful surprise and great find. All the little surprise tastes were excellent. A bit pricey but totally worth the trip to Cave Creek."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "First time dining at Binkley's and it was virtually perfect. Environment is comfortable, attractive, and unobtrusive. Same with service- warm and available yet never over-bearing. The food was completely terrific- really creative and memorable--- every single dish was good though halibut in parchment stood out especially. I love Kai and Elements and would hurry to go back there for the great service and gorgeous setting, but, in terms of the sheer quality of the food, Binkley's is the best restaurant in Phoenix. I am only sorry that it is SO expensive ($110. per person with only 2 glasses of wine for 1 of us) that we won't be able to dine here more frequently. Outstanding. Do not hesitate to go to Binkley's."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • " Lovely meal--went for Father's Day and had a good time."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "From the moment you enter Binkley's you know it is going to be a special evening. The staff is very professional and the servers are also knowledgeable about the food they are serving. Everyone working here gives you the impression that they really enjoy their work. The specialty cocktails are exactly that - Special. The food matches everything else: excellent. We decided to make another trip back to Binkley's and we were not even at the main entree yet. That says it all."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is truly a dining experience. I read about Binkley's in the New York Times and realized it was near my home. This was our second visit. When we pulled up there were several waiting limousines out front. It is not an eye-catching building; just plain in an out of the way shopping plaza in Cave Creek. But the food is "to die for". Very unique, from the miniature servings to the palate pleasing appetizers and main courses. The wine is perfecto! We celebrated our wedding anniversary on this visit, and my husband's birthday last year. We prefer to celebrate by enjoying a superb special dinner than spending money on clothes, shirts or cufflinks. (even golf clubs take second place!) It is worth every bite!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is without doubt the best restaurant in AZ and if you can get a reservation, you should take it!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • " As always a real treat from start to finish.... Excellent knowledgeable staff friendly and caring...."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Dinner at Binkley's is always a foodie adventure. Food presentation and the many amuse bouches between courses are innovative and make this restaurant so unique. Both the King Salmon and Steak Tartare cold apps were awesome. Mushroom Ragout is fantastic for the hot appetizer. Our table thoroughly enjoyed the Halibut en Papillote and Pheasant entrees. We reserve Binkley's for special occasions as it is pricey but the food never disappoints!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Creative, thoughtful, playful wonderful food. Everyone who works there has a passion for what they do. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "As this was my wife and i's first time to dine at this quaint restaurant, we were not sure what to expect. Indeed we were not disappointed in any way as the atmosphere was small but elegant and the artistic flair of all the 4 courses that we each had was outstanding. We were also treated with some extremely flavorful Amuse dishes in front of every course that kept out conversation full of food ideas! We travel a lot and this meal will be included in our memories of wonderful restaurants and we cannot wait to frequent North Scottsdale in the future to try Binkley's another time!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Fantastic dinner experience from the moment we entered the restaurant through the time we left."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "One of the best dining experiences we have ever had. The 5 course tasting menu ended up being about 20 courses with all the amazing amuse-bouches. On a par with Daniels and Bernadine in NY. Inventive,delightful, and delicious. Food as theater."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I've traveled around the world and ate at high end restaurants extensively. I know a find when I see one. I was a bit apprehensive of Binkley's seeing as though there is no valet and it's located in a strip mall. But they're doing it right here- and putting the effort into the food, not the pretense. I ordered the 5 course tasting menu (didn't pair with wine) and unlike other tasting menus I've had, this one not only was plentiful, but all the amuse courses completely blew me away (probably even more so than the regular menu items I knew were coming). The chefs are young, 18-20 year olds, and that's a big strength because they can experiment and take risks others wouldn't. 11 out of 10 if I were ranking. Only wish you did Sunday brunch too."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Binkley's is a jewel of a restaurant that is hidden away in a non-descript area of Cave Creek. The food is both beautifully presented and full of flavor and interesting ingredients. The steak was out of this world (flavor and presentation) , as was the pheasant and the wild asparagus and fried green tomatoes ! Service level is outstanding. Our only modest complaint is that the tables are so close together that it is challenging to have a private conversation without the patrons at the next table chiming in on your discussion! Dr. Barbara Kaufman"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "A great dining experience outside the norm. We always enjoy the dining experience at Binkleys. It's worth the 85 miles we drive to get here"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Excellent food and fabulous service! We would absolutely recommend to anyone that enjoys wonderful and unique flavors with food and signature drinks that are beautifully presented. The atmosphere was charming with the only drawback being our table location - close to the entrance and across from the bar. We would have enjoyed a table location that provided more visual access to the great local art that was displayed."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Creative...imaginative presentations.....layers of service people from the first hello to the treat and the last see you soon... Combinations of menu that is a dream for a foodie. I love the explanations of each item especially the Amuse Bouche to get your senses awakening. A must gourmet event!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Went to Binkley's during restaurant week for the first time. The food was incredible...I don't know how they come up with the flavor combinations, but they were all amazing!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Binkley's and have eaten there before. The staff is wonderful and makes you feel right at home. The food is delicious and unusual, not what you expect at a typical restaurant. The amuse bouches are a treat and make you wonder what is coming next. All in all, a delightful experience and one that we plan to repeat."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "It doesn't matter if it's restaurant week or a regular night out, Binkleys is always spectacular. Great service, great food, great time! Thank you for another memorable experience."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Whenever we have a special occasion, we think about and go to Binkley's: The food and its presentation are always jaw-droppingly outstanding, reflecting unbridled imagination, culinary genius, and, surprisingly, good value for meals of a lifetime."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We have taken to celebrating wedding anniversaries here, and we were not disappointed during our recent dinner for our 45th. We ordered from the tasting menu, including a wine flight for my husband. The food, the wait staff and service, and the wine were all outstanding. It was an hour drive to get up to Cave Creek, but was definitely worth it!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Dinner was excellent as always. We had to wait a bit for our table but our host was very pleasant and provided us with drinks and something to nibble on."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Binkley's restuarant is a 5 star symphony led bv Maestro Kevin Binkley. The entire waitstaff (orchestra) acts in perfect harmony to deliver exceptional, surprising delights that Chef Kevin creates in this flagship restuarant. Dining at Binkley's is an annual event for us, and our expectations are always surpassed. And, unlike many pretentious restuarants, Binckleys follows up with a call the next day to see how your experience was. BRAVO!! If you are looking for the unusual, in a theatrical setting, from a future Beard award recipient, you won't be disapointed. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Binkley's has been my favorite restaurant for 10 ys. I reserved a table 10 weeks in advance to celebrate a special occasion and the restaurant let me down. The wait time between courses exceeded 20 minutes. No explanation for the delay. We ordered the 6 course tasting menu, and ultimately left after the 4th course because the service simply stopped. We ordered a very nice, expensive bottle of wine, which we received and finished, but no one came back to ask us if we'd like another bottle or glass. The amous bouche were fantastic, as always, but their game was completely off in all other categories. There were 6 people (loud and obnoxious) at the bar who seemingly took all the staff's attention. No management in sight. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We went for Restaurant Week and had the special $40 menu. Overall the food was quite enjoyable and you can't beat the price. We ate here before and the bill was around $300. First off, there was a problem with our reservation done by Open Table. We were confirmed but didn't appear on the schedule when we arrived. The host said it was for a week later which was wrong since RW would be over. Any way she gave us a table on the patio which was OK since it wasn't a hot day. Although it's a 3-course meal, Chef Binkley kept sending out tasty amuse bouches throughout which definitely filled us up. Only complaint from my wife was a lack of sauce on the wild boar shank ragout. Beyond that, RW is a great opportunity to try a top-notch AZ restaurant."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Eating at Binkley's isn't just a meal, it's an experience. The service is wonderful, the variety of different tastes and taste combinations is inspired and delicious. We love this place!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Binkley's was head and shoulders above the other restaurant weeks places we have tried in terms of both quality and quantity of the meal served. If you haven't yet tried it, GO!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Our second time at Binkleys was as good as the first. Great food, wonderful wine pairings, impeccable service with friendly and helpful staff, and so many little extras. Not cheap, but a great value for a superb meal and evening. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "always a pleasure to dine at Binkley's. Great food, great wine, just the "right" amounts of everything. ave yet to find a better restaurant for excellent food. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The experience was terrific. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. Overall highly recommended and a value for the tasting menu. There were several inter-courses that added to the experience. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014