Bink's Scottsdale
Bink's Scottsdale

Bink's Scottsdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://binksscottsdale.com/
  • Phone: 4806649238x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Daily: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner

    M-Th: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

    Fri-Sat: 5:00pm - 10pm

    Sun: 10 - 9pm

    Happy Hour

    Daily: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday Brunch

    Sunday: 10am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Binkley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Wine
  • Catering: We strive to bring the best of our restaurant into you home.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: MacDonald & Scottsdale Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bink's Scottsdale
Located in the heart of Scottsdale, Chef Kevin Binkley’s Bink’s Scottsdale offers simply delicious, contemporary cuisine. Utilizing the flavors of the seasons, diners will not only appreciate the exceptional fare, but also the full bar, extensive wine list, and daily happy hour deals. With an ever-changing menu of farm-fresh produce, meats, and seafoods, Bink’s Scottsdale’s eclectic dishes are both classically satisfying, and refreshingly adventurous.
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Bink's Scottsdale reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (59)neighborhood gem (39)special occasion (22)great for outdoor dining (21)great for lunch (14)romantic (9)good for groups (8)notable wine list (6)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • QUACK!
    HeavyMetalMeatHammerVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I don't normally say things like "You must try the ..." in reviews, but if I ever say it, it'll be about the duck breast at Bink's. That's not to slight any of the other offerings, because we liked the BBQ octopus, gazpacho, bolognese, mussels, sand dabs, and pretty much everything else we had. The duck is something special, however. Not because it's presented in a fancy way (it isn't), but because it's just plain delicious (hint: don't go beyond "medium" when the server asks how you want it cooked). Add a friendly staff and a kitchen that knows how to pace the various courses, and you're talking about a very, very enjoyable meal. The wine list isn't huge, but there's enough variety to ensure a successful pairing for anything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THREE
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Bink's Scottsdale is a terrific addition to the Kevin Binkley stable of restaurants. He always provides interesting menus with unusual combinations and fresh ingredients
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved it ! ! !
    2forDinner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoyed our meal, it was delicious. From the Appetizer to Dessert - it was all surprising and tasty. Innovative presentation and superb service. Very enjoyable evening. Thanks, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great neighborhood restaraunt
    SarnoldVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon this resteraunt this weekend. Interesting menu choices that were all great tasting and really good drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rest week review
    mkyfin
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    didn't feel the food was as good as other binks rest. would like to see more seafood. service was a bit rushed, not leisurely. wine was not served till after the first course when it was the first thing ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed
    ladieswholunchVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My mom and I went there for dinner during restaurant week and we do not live very far away so we wanted to try it. The portions were way too big for all the food you had to order to be able to eat off the restaurant week menu and it was too salty. The food tasted as if it had been waiting out because by the time it got to our table it was not good. Never order the mousse it has no taste and has something chewy sprinkled on the top. My mom and I will never be back unless we hear a new chef is hired.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food in a quiet spot
    Correaguest
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was very tastey! I had the fig salad and Moroccan chicken. Great flavors. I would have given the over all experience more stars if the dessert was as good as the appetizer/meal. The appetizer was some sort if buckwheat biscuit that was amazing. I should have just ordered another one of those for dessert. I thought I'd be daring and try the pear sorbet with candies bacon....not that good. Ill now just stick to bacon with real food. My friend got the bread cream and raspberries...not that good either -very bland. I should have tried the chocolate esspresso dessert. Next time! Great service by the way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Overgaard
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food is great but both my husband and I found the decor a bit disturbing. One wall of the restuarant is decorated with large glass jars filled with vegetables in liquid. It looked far too much like hospital specimen jars to us. Made us feel like we were eating in a lab. The server brought our check at the same time as the dessert making us feel like we were being rushed to eat and leave. Not what we expected in a restuarant of this class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BINKS!!!
    Phnee
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Loved Cafe Bink in Cave Creek, love it even more in Scottsdale because its closer! Everything was delicious and perfectly presented, the atmosphere is relaxed but chic. I'll be going back for wine and cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We plan to visit again!
    foodfan
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The chance to visit Bink's Scottsdale during Restaurant Week was not to missed, and the restaurant certainly did not disappoint. We had a lovely time, great food and service, and plan to visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Somewhat disappointed at the offerings for restaurant week
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Strip mall location just ok
    LocalfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've been to the other binks restaurants and loved them. I liked this one and would go back if invited but would not seek it out. The restaurant week menu was very small portions. My husband left hungry and with two drinks each our bill was $140. Not a great bargain for restaurant week.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week visit
    njfranVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Three of us had the Restaurant week menu and the 4th had the hamburger. We all felt the restaurant week choices were odd but enjoyed the carpaccio appetizer, pork shoulder and white bean entree and the pear sorbet with bacon dessert. The hamburger was a disappointment being dry and flavorless. Having been there twice at lunch time, I expected more for a dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bink's Scottsdale is outstanding
    ProfTim
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    For me, Bink's Scottsdale is the best in town. The menu is imaginative yet beautifully executed. The best option is to order plates for the table to share. The "tasting" approach" is fun and the flavors re surprising. Barbecued octopus and Sand Dabs are my favorites but everything is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated
    js524
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service was good, but a little slow. The food was just average. I expected more from this restaurant!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • restaurant week dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    i took my daughter, who is a new mother, here for a well earned short break. service is excellent. Love the beef carpaccio. Both shrimp pasta and pork shoulder were tasty. The pork is saltier than I am used to because I have cut down my salt consumption. I love dessert, pear sorbet with bacon and pralines. The flavors were very rich and complemented each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid food, deserved reputation
    AZFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    If this was baseball, our dinner would have been 3 home runs and 1 triple. The Aracini appetizer was better than I’ve had in any Phoenix Italian restaurant. My partner’s Carpaccio was simply perfect. She followed with the Shrimp and Pasta entrée which was equally delightful. I had the Moroccan Spiced Fried Chicken entrée, which, despite its name, I found to be on the bland side. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Very pleasant dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another hit for Binkley.
    FudLuvRVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is the fourth installment of a restaurant by Binkley (Yes, I visited all of them.) and it is a gem again. I found Bink's Scottsdale to be a delight. The restaurant was not too loud and the seating was comfortable enough; tables were not too crowded together and chairs were reasonable. Our service was impeccable and the food was delightful. We chose to try out the new one for restaurant week; the truffle arancini and Moroccan spiced fried chicken were outrageously good (I hope they appear on the regular menu some time); my dining companions seemed equally delighted with the fig salad, steak carpaccio, and pork shoulder. The beer/cider list had something everyone found acceptable as did the wine list. GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AZ Restaurant Week
    Sonnie512
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This place was recommended to us while we we were vacationing in Scottsdale during restaurant week. We arrived for our reservation early and the place was badically empty and we were walked to a tiny table directly across from the swinging kitchen doors. I asked to go back to the central area to dine. The hostess had an attitude but sat us at a better location. Mind you I made the reservation a week ahead and during our dinner the restaurant remained half full. When we chose the special 3 course meal for the soecial price, our waiter took on an attitude. We felt rushed and our dinners were not all that great. I would not recommend.
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  • Great for a Foodie
    JeffDebVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went for AZ Restaruant Week and had a wonderful meal. All three courses showed imagination and the service was friendly and timely without being rushed. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just not good food
    littlemoe
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We tried the fig salad, carpaccio, moroccon chicken, pork shoulder, shrimp and pasta, pear sorbet with bacon and hazelnut mouse with chocolate. The figs were halved, should have been diced and integrated. the lettuce mix was from the grocery store, and the vinaigrette was way to acidic. the salad was not good. the carpaccio itself but good but it was hard to tell with the wasabi on it and an extremely acidic slaw. The mix of textures and bold flavors is a good idea, but this mix did not come together. The pork was slow roasted and flung on a bed of kidney beans. It really had no memorable flavor. The shrimp and pasta was another disappointment. The shrimp were small shrimp and the sauce was heavier than anticipated. Overall bad food
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  • Just ok
    amby
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I didn't hate it but I didn't love it either. The ambiance is kinda dated looking even tho it seems new. It was pretty empty but the service took awhile. Everyone enjoyed their food but it was overly salty.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our eyes were bigger than our stomachs. We ate too much. Our fault not yours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Chris
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We went for the Pig Head Party, and it was a blast! The food was awesome. The Paella, potato salad, and best of all, the pig head / skin / fat / delicious meat was GREAT. While our service was good, it took him forever to greet us. I wasn't sure if we were supposed to just go up for the buffet and drinks or what. Once he came, things went well. The deuce tables... sigh... a bit close, so conversation was hard. Next time I go in a party of 2, I'll try to just hit the bar area which looks good. However, overall it was a fun experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bob1VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Nothing special in terms of ambience and decor but outstanding and creative menu. We were a party of four with everyone having a different entrée and all were very good. I would highly recommend the Sand Dab main and the grilled octopus starter. Our service was a little slow but I would definitely go back for the food. If you like interesting food this is a place to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it usually is!
    dayna
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The portions were skimpy and it was really loud. This isn't characteristic of my previous visits. I was disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Binks does it again
    SoccerFoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I've been to Binkleys and cafe Binks each several times over the years and always consider Binkleys one of the best restaurants in town. So, we went to Binks scottsdale with high hopes and they did not disappoint! The service was great and the food awesome! I love sweetbreads, and when I saw it on the menu, I knew that I would order them. I didn't want them fried, so they were happy to adjust and cook them specially for me. The octopus was great. Way better than the overrated octopus at virtu. They could not have been friendlier, even though we showed up just before closing time. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch better than dinner
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Recently had lunch at Bink's and thoroughly enjoyed it and was most impressed with the quality of the food. Our dinner was not as good and we were disappointed. Our waiter was very attentive and made the evening very enjoyable even though our food was not up to par. Being Labor Day weekend, perhaps staff in the kitchen were away. I would try it again, but would order something different. The biscuits were delicious as was the sorbet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining Excitement!
    bonilou
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Happy to have your restaurant in such a great location! It doesn't require a special occasion.............it can be everyday! Menu is unique, food very attractive and tasty served by lovely staff.... plus we enjoyed the table flowers, nice linens, and bright happy atmosphere. One day soon we predict that you will find a need to expand. Word travels fast in Scottsdale! Continued good luck!! We'll be back.................... P.S. On-line reservation system great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Bink's Scottsdale
    fathersday061514
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food and service were both outstanding. The food arrived quickly, and the French fries were incredible, and an extremely generous amount!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • Disappointing
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was very good, however the service was in attentive and slow. Our waiter seemed to have forgotten about us and apologized several times but did not recover.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to this site. I will certainly dine there another time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I dine here often. It is high quality food in a lovely setting. Everything is very fresh and very tasty. It is the best restaurant in Hilton Village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very satisfying dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A very good meal with interesting choices from the menu. We we so satisfied by the end of the evening. A beautiful location too. I would have liked the bar service to be more timely and less salt on the fries and ailoi. Nonetheless I look forward to another evening there.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievable cocktails!
    Linda
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Don't get me wrong....the food was unique and good....BUT our margaritas, cosmo's, mojito's were fun, amazing and delicious!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow, disappointing
    13platesVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our second visit...the first had some bumps, too! This time, the place was empty...not a great sign on Friday night. We opted for the bar thinking it might be more lively. Bad decision...the bartender should do just that, tend bar (maybe elsewhere!), as he was not polished as a server to say the least. His voice & descriptions were a bit comical & not in a great way. The food, thankfully, was enjoyable though not perfectly presented as we expect from Binkley. A recent visit to Bink's Midtown was so so, too. Maybe chef is stretching himself too thin. For the price, we want polish...with the greeting (not by the busboy), with service (train/hire better) and in the kitchen. I hope this isn't a trend cuz we've had amazing 'Binkley'. Sorry.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Bill
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I've been coming here for years, and it always delivers. While the menu doesn't change that much, everything is consistently good and the service is excellent. It is a pleasure to have this little gem. It is a keeper!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • John
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My husband and I have now dined at Bink's Scottsdale twice. It has quickly, and without a doubt, moved to our number one pick for favorite restaurant. We love the food, the atmosphere and the staff. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RIG
    OutalotVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The service was friendly and personal. The Food was excellent and everything that the servers said it would be. The atmosphere was simple but elegant. There was no rush and we stayed as long as we pleased. Nothing negative to report at all. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 86 reviews are from the Bink's Scottsdale reviews archive.
  • food was disappointing
    ScottsdaleFoodie2ohhVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I have been dying to try a Binkley restaurant for years and was excited to hear that one opened in Scottsdale. Unfortunately, it was very disappointing. We ordered three things to get started: all of which were not good. The burrata did not look pleasing with the tomato juices and was just so so. It was not as creamy as burrata should be. The bean soup tasted like a hodge podge of ingredients that did not blend together. The bbq octopus dish should have been named black eyed peas because they completely over-powered the flavor of the dish. I refused to order more food and left hungry. On the up side, the wine came with a generous pour.
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