Four of us had very good dinners
Four of us had very good dinners at Cafe Bink Thursday evening. The salads were fresh and flavorful, the sauteed scallops were perfectly prepared; and the cassoulet was tasty although not traditionally prepared. Our server was pleasant, knowledgeable of the menu and attentive at just the right times. We ate outdoors, where the beautiful mountain view to the west is compromised by the parking lot view to the east, and our companions were a bit put off by that at first. Overall, the four of us -- who all frequent very good restaurants -- had an enjoyable evening.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is top notch. But the
Food is top notch. But the tables are way too close together inside. One can almost take a bite from the next table's plates.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
All excellent, as alwlays,
All excellent, as alwlays, although the first appetizer & main we ordered were off that night! What replaced them was just fine. Service also excellent, as always.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dining on the patio on a March
Dining on the patio on a March evening is perfect. The food was excellent.
The service was a little slow at the start, but the waiter was excellent
once he got around to us. The french fry starter was good as always.One of our
party raved about the mushroom soup and I found the hanger steak cooked to my
liking. Cafe Bink provides excellent food in a nice setting.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cafe Bink is well worth your visit
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our waiter was so attuned to our needs that he recognized immediately the slightest hint that I was a little chilly and turned off the fans, creating a wonderful environment throughout our meal, which was splendid. My husband tried the trout and the horseradish bread pudding and raved at both. My scallops were wonderful. Pricey? Some might say so. We found it well worth it in every bite.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved, loved, loved it!
Cafe Bink is my new favorite restaurant. This was my first visit, and I'm now their biggest fan. My friend and I ate at the bar where we made fast friends with the bartender. There was virtually nothing on the menu that didn't spark our interest, especially as we checked out every dish that passed by on the way to other tables. We ended up starting with the prosciutto/ breadstick appetizer, which was creative and tasty. For our entrees, we decided on the sand dabs for me and the salmon for my friend. Both were cooked to perfection, and I would be happy to eat the sand dabs every night again for a week! We were too full for dessert, but the chocolate donuts were a hard temptation to resist. Next time. I can't wait!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everythig was great. The food,
Everythig was great. The food, service, atmosphere and the weather was perfect.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was good and we will
Food was good and we will return though a few things need attention:Waited 10 minutes at door - we ended up seating ourselves at the bar instead of waiting to be taken to our reserved table. (I informed the staff so they didn't think I was a no-show.)A side order of brussel sprouts yielded 8 pieces (4 brussel spouts, each cut in half). I inquired and was told this was the norm. This dish cost $7.00 which is too expensive - other restaurant sides dishes are large enough to share and cost the same as this. Mari took great care of us at the bar and we will seek her out again.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always consistently good.
Always consistently good. We love Cafe Bink. Service is wonderful.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Café Bink combines the ambiance
Café Bink combines the ambiance and delicious fresh food of a five star restaurant with the relaxed and friendly feeling of your local diner. It doesn't get better than that!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
we had french onion soup,
we had french onion soup, fried chicken. food was ok, but not great. french fries came out cold. Not a bad place, but not highly recommended
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food. Fries are
Fantastic food. Fries are to die for. Outdoor patio is between a parking lot and a road, but looking toward the road is a nice view of the mountains.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our go to place.
This is our go to place. Love the food and service. We will return again and again.
4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been many times and keep coming
Been many times and keep coming back because it's a winner!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
great for date night!
Our dinner at Cafe Bink was just simply wonderful! We started with the freshly pulled mozzarella - it was rich, creamy, and each of the three choices of sauces added something special to it. We also enjoyed the bacon wrapped dates - I loved the combination of spicy chorizo, the sweetness of the dates, the smoothness of the cheese and the crunch of the bacon. For our entrees we had the hangar steak, nicely complimented with the horseradish bread pudding , and the ribs with the jalapeno glaze had a subtle heat and sweetness. We indulged in the apple crostada for dessert and it was a lovely way to finish the meal. Top it all off that I could have my favorite Malbec (Catena Vista Flores) and I was a very happy girl!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mothers Day Brunch
Seated promptly at booked time. Took a while for our server to show up, but after our initial wait service was great. The calamari was the best ever. Onion soup was excellent but almost overpowering. Arugula salad was fantastic, as was the steak frites. Compact selection of very nice wines at reasonable prices. Mother was delighted. Will go back often.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Notable food in Carefree
Overall pleased with Cafe Bink, foodie quality fair in a strip mall in Carefree. My scallops were sensational. My wife ordered the Sand Dabs. Unfortunately, they were overcook the first time around and almost impossible to cut. Our server replaced them with another plate that was greatly improved and cooked perfectly. The pulled mozzarella appetizer was incredible! The atmosphere is very casual. If delicious food is your goal then try Cafe Bink. I am sure we will be back. By the way, the prices were very fair given the quality of the meal.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Time at Cafe Bink
My girlfriend and I went here for a random date night. Great food, great service, and lovely a lovely outdoor sitting patio. This is great food, pricey, but very tasty!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Two down one to go
I've eaten at Binkley's and now Cafe Bink. Only one other Kevin Binkley restaurant to try. Cafe Bink did not disappoint. The service was excellent and even though it was restaurant week we ordered off the menu. They had just roasted a pig on the patio that day and were offering all you can eat fresh pig. I'm not sure why it's all you can eat, I couldn't eat more than one serving--very tasty. My favorite indulgence was the truffle ketchup....OMG, i put it on everything. The restaurant is casual but you get a fine dining experience. Worth the drive.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
High quality ingredients,
High quality ingredients, simple preparations, casual atmosphere. The fries are wonderful and I recommend both the trout and the salmon BLT sandwich.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of our go to restaurant
This is one of our go to restaurants. Always good, always consistent. Service is good and friendly. Like this place and for sure will return
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Bink is most definitely worth the drive to Cave Creek! Food was absolutely stellar...without exception. Amy's Bolognese & cheezy polenta was nothing short of spectacular...best Bolognese I've ever had. Try it...you'll love it.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here for Father's Day brunch. It was the first time here and we were very pleasantly surprised! This unassuming little restaurant in a small shopping center, delivers great food with friendly service. We have already talked about a return visit, this time for dinner! We live in the culinary wasteland of Anthem so we were happy to find this great little place so close by.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best restaurant in the North Scottsdale / Carefree area. Great food,, great service and superb wines !
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with a very close friend
Went with a very close friend and had a great dinner. It was her first time, and we just had a bunch of appetizers. We had the heirloom tomato special and it was divine. Will always travel to carefree to eat here even though its a long way. Totally worth it.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Café Bink's always comes through
Café Bink's always comes through with an innovative menu, nice ambience, as well as friendly attentive service.
Makes for an enjoyable relaxed evening. Don't forget to order the French Fries!!!! In cooler weather, the patio
is the place to be.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Bink is fun!
Fun food and a nice casual atmosphere. A definite spot to try if you are in Cavecreek.
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Took my fiancé to Cafe Bink for the best meal we've had in a long time! We live in Anthem, which is a vast culinary wasteland. The special desert (creme brûlée eclaire) was amazing! Love this place!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood gem
This is small special neighborhood spot, the food is delicious and the menu a little different from just the standard food you find at most restaurants. The servers are friendly and well informed about their food and the wine menu. A most enjoyable place. We keep going back...
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good and pleasant service
Good and pleasant service (Bill) food was very good.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not the exceptional experience we were hoping for. Food was OK, and service attentive.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very relaxed pub atmosphere
Very relaxed pub atmosphere with a very lively bar. Many regulars. We enjoyed the "Restaurant Week" prixe fixed menu. The risotto was outstanding along with the eggplant appetizer. The server was very helpful and knowledgeable about the food preparation. I would definitely return for their regular menu and even brunch.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful night out
Came for restaurant week. I was not disappointed. While it does not have the same "wow" factor as Binkleys, the lower price makes it much more affordable. While still expensive, the overall experience was fantastic. We didn't have a chance to try the famous sloppy joe and truffle fries this time, so we'll be back again soon!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Equally Good for Lunch as for Dinne
We've eaten at Cafe Bink many times, but this was our first lunch experience. Although many of our dinner dishes weren't on the lunch menu, we found some new and delicious meals. 2 do our party of 4 raved about the Chopped Salad, and the Salmon sandwich on Brioche was a big hit as well. We shared a bottle of The Ned Pinot Grigio and started off with Bink's signature cone of Fries with 3 sauces. Expert and comfortable service and great food in this small bistro. Much recommended.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice outdoor dining area with
Nice outdoor dining area with a great view. Menu somewhat limited but all three of us enjoyed the main courses. We will return.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good despite our table
Went to celebrate our anniversary. Didn't know that patio seating required a min 48 hr request. Our table was by kitchen and featured constant wait staff traffic and shouting. Likely the worst table in the restaurant. If we go again we will either request patio or sit at the bar. After we were seated we were "forgotten". Eventually our waitress discovered us, apologize and was very nice. Our food was good. Appetizers were the stuffed chili pepper (very tasty but wish it was a bit bigger) and roastder potatoes. Entrees were salad with salmon and fish and chips. Food portions were nice (not too big), served hot and were tasty. Will try out happy hour to see what bar seating is like before going back to dinner.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bink is Best
Casual dining at its best. Great menu, knowledgable staff and friendly service.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highly recommend this restaurant.
Highly recommend this restaurant. If you like binkley's, you will like cafe bink
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We often dine here and are
We often dine here and are always pleased with the interesting dishes and great service
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM