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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Bink's Scottsdale reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (39)neighborhood gem (27)special occasion (17)great for lunch (14)great for outdoor dining (10)romantic (7)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (4)good for groups (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Somewhat disappointed at the offerings for restaurant week
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Another hit for Binkley.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    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
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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  • 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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • 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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  • Okay, but not up to expectations
    Billaz
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    It was nice enough, but I expected better from a restaurant by Chef Binkley.
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  • Great Food
    chefwilson
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is the third time in the last couple of months i have dined at Bink's Scottsdale. We had a party of 5 and ordered a lot of plates to share. The food was amazing and the quality was outstanding. The Farm to table selection is amazing and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seared Foie Gras, Baby!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Bink's Scottsdale has seared Foie Gras on their regular menu, and it's heavenly. The pupusa and octopus on their regular menu is very good. The lobster pasta was OK. I was a bit disappointed with the grilled pepper. But I'm mainly there for the foie gras, and it is just the best. The service is a bit hit or miss, but the staff is always very friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bink's Scottsdale
    Radar
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Very comfortable décor. Food was excellent, a bit unique in the Binkley tradition. Good menu choices. Only two waiters for a fairly full lunch crowd so would not recommend if under time constraints. Otherwise, a delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Sand-dab sandwich was wonderful. Vanilla honey butter was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • the wanabe chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    On Sunday we wanted to go out to dinner and remembered Bink's. We booked a reservation for 7 pm. We had a wonderful treat when we were told that it was restaurant week. The menu was so interesting. I ordered the Eggplant Tempura as my first course. Cooked to perfection. The black garlic sauce- just the right piquant. The schnitzel was just as wonderful. But the dessert, Coconut Mousse, was to die for. It came frozen and when opened a fabulous creamy dessert appeared. Pairing this with a mango and mint garnish, every bite was heaven. Chef Kevin Binkley is an artist. Only a chef who know and loves food has this talent. I would highly recommend this restaurant and am anxious to come back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overdone
    Jimadiner
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    During restaurant week, appetizers and desserts were great. Pork schnitzel entrees were way overcooked and couldn't be cut without steak knives. Almost half was inedible. To their credit, the restaurant comp'ed one of the meals.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 78 reviews are from the Bink's Scottsdale reviews archive.
  • Service Ruins the Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The service is so bad that it ruins the meal. Our server neglected to tell us about specials & wine pairings; we only found out about it overhearing another server. Our 1st pairing came out 30 minutes ahead of the 1st course and our 2nd pairing came out after everyone finished their entrees. Incorrect pairings were brought (Chardonnay with dessert when it should have been a port!). We went over 40 minutes between courses. Every course there would be one person who's meal was missing and not brought out until 10 - 20 minutes later! No apparent manager on duty for us to notify. It took FOUR requests for water before any was brought. With service this bad, its not even worth discussing the food :(
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  • Fabulous Fresh Creative Food
    GigiVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We have eaten many times at Binks Scottsdale. The food is amazing, creative and delicious. The staff is friendly and attentive. The kitchen Does an amazing job ! Today we had citrus salad, sloppy joe, an amazing strawberry salad and of course the great truffle fries. We have had almost everything on the menu. Make a reservation .you will love it !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Food week
    John
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    First time dining at Binks, other than one food glitch (over fried pork schnitzel) that was promptly replaced, the food was outstanding. A definite return destination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the visit
    EluqVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Nice and sober neighborhood gem. It was restaurant week so I had that menu plus the truffle fries, a cheese board and the asparagus. Don't bother with the asparagus. The rest was pretty decent plus the price was fair. The desert was pretty good. A coconut frozen ball with a liquid filling. I'll go back to try the regular menu. Cheers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Dined here with friends for Restaurant week, good choice. Their offerings were not for the usual menu, odd, but were very good. We had the $15 extra wine pairings with each course so it was a very good deal. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another win for Kevin & Amy Binkley
    JediRob1VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We visited Bink's Scottsdale for Restaurant Week and to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. This was our second visit to one the Binkleys' restaurants, the first being to Binkley's last fall for Restaurant Week. Bink's Scottsdale did not disappoint. The food and service were outstanding. We'll definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu Needs Work
    AlexChandon
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Tried the restaurant for lunch once and it was good, but the dinner experience wasn't great. The service was impeccable, but the menu was pricey and only had about 6 or 7 entrees. The special we ordered, prime rib, was tough, not tender and was served cut in chunks with mounds of fat still on it. We had to send 2 plates back to have them trimmed. The food was so-so.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate