T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa
T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.tcooksphoenix.com/
  • Phone: 6028080766x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Monday to Friday |
    6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Saturday and Sunday
    Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
    Dinner: 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Daily
    Saturday Brunch: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Sunday Harvest Brunch: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    The Mix Up Bar: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m., Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Paul McCabe
  • Dress Code: Resort Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening in The Mix Up Bar beginning at 7:00 p.m.
  • Special Events: Stay tuned to our Facebook page and our Special Events Calendar: http://www.royalpalmshotel.com/restaurant/restaurant-offers-events.php

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Camelback Rd and 52nd St
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet and Self Parking.
A word from T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa
T. Cook's has garnered both local and national acclaim for its culinary philosophy of magnifying the purity of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Executive Chef McCabe's culinary style can be summed up in three words - crafted, thoughtful and bold - which are all precisely in line with the principles of fresh, seasonal, local and ingredient-driven cooking.

Whether for a special, romantic occasion with a candlelit dinner on one of our two patios, complete with scenic Camelback Mountain views, inviting fireplaces and blooming bougainvillea; for socializing with friends inside T. Cook's vibrant and colorful new dining room or glass-enclosed Wine and Tequila tasting room; or, for inviting colleagues to your next power lunch. All of this and more are currently on the menu at T. Cook's restaurant this season, located in the heart of the Phoenix and Scottsdale area.
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T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (103)romantic (89)fit for foodies (75)great for outdoor dining (55)notable wine list (50)neighborhood gem (38)great for brunch (35)good for groups (30)scenic view (29)great for lunch (19)vibrant bar scene (16)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)Show More
  • NJVinceluvsAZ
    NJVinceluvsAZ
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I am able to visit Arizona every 5 years and put T' Cooks on my "Must Do" list on every visit. I always recommend it to my friends who also get the opportunity to visit. The atmosphere is like no other in the country and top it off with excellent food and service. The locals of Arizona are so fortunate to have such a beautiful place at their disposal to enjoy so frequently!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food at this restaurant is excellent, however I will not be returning as the service was absolutely horrible. I have never been treated so poorly by wait staff ever. The waiter was very slow with our table, but seemed to mange efficiency with others. We did not receive our bread. When a complaint was made about the wine he insinuated we did not understand wines well enough. He was quite rude and turned us off completely, which is unfortunate because they entrees were excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oustanding in every way!
    Fab4th
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was delicious, the setting spectacular and our waiter, Robert, was very personable!! Definitely worth the money!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bunch a brunch
    brunchedout
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The location is special, the service great, but $75.00 for brunch is already stiff without having to charge extra for the Mimosas.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday Brunch
    DineOmite
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I have been to T. Cooks a few times over the years and really like the spanish style architecture. Like dining at an historic spanish mansion. It was quite and relaxing. The service was great. The restaurant generously took one of the dishes off the bill since it did not arrive when it was suppose to even though it did not matter to us. Two of the people ordered the frittata and I ordered the cavatelli with mussels, shrimp and cuttlefish. Frittata was good, but simple. Nothing spectacular. The pasta was very good, but the sauce was too spicy for my taste. It overpowered any flavor from the shellfish. I did not realize the dish was spicy since the menu made no reference to it. Expected a little more for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll Be Back
    DJHojo
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We dined at T. Cooks twice while staying at the Royal Palms. We enjoyed every aspect of our experience thoroughly. Can be pricey, but nothing out of the ordinary for comparable restaurants/resorts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Brunch
    mastaple
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We went here for a weekend brunch having been given a gift card from friends. the hotel is in a very nice location with great views of Camelback mountain. The resort is well maintained, friendly and attentive service, and has a laid back ambience. The menu had a wide variety of selections for every taste and some specials off menu. we tried a bit of many things. each had a great and unique flavor and presentation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • T cookes
    Nephromania
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Great romantic dining experience. Service was superb. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food and picturesque setting
    Jestjohn
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The perfect dinner place for an anniversary or special occasion. My wife and I also loved the bar and plan to return with friends for cocktails and a place to meet. While the food was pricey, it was not prohibitive. Great spot for a romantic night out or pleasant setting for a business or important dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place to Celebrate
    Tincup
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We've made it a ritual to celebrate our wedding anniversaries at T. Cook's restaurant. The food, service and ambiance has always been very special and our recent dinner celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary was no different. The facility has been modestly updated and e menu refreshed - both very positive. Don't miss this great spot!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    TravelnutVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Celebrated a birthday with T. Cook's and was treated like royalty! Everything and everyone was wonderful from the minute we got out of our car. The food was wonderful, the service was amazing and the view was peaceful and beautiful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening!
    ltree
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We had a great outdoor dining experience in the lovely court yard at T. Cooks. Thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies luncheon
    Grranie
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    What a marvelous luncheon! There were six of us at a round table with chairs that made all of us feel like queens. We all agreed that every thing was perfect! The food, the service, the atmosphere & the fact that we could all share our last years adventures without having to shout.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I had the good fortune to entertain a client at T. Cooks, and had to change the count 4 times and they couldn't have been nicer about it. The server we had was exceptional, and incredibly pleasant. My client was thrilled to dine there too. The bar there is also wonderful. This place is like an oasis in Phoenix and every time I'm there I like it more.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch
    Arizona
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    A group of 8 of us had brunch last Sunday...we had a large table out side, and everything was just great. The service, the food, the atmosphere, and the price...all good!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I booked this restaurant for a small business dinner. My customer is very particular about his food (as we work for a food company). His exact comment to me was "AMAZING...keep this one on the list"!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A perfect 10
    aaaspenceVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    It doesn't get much better than this. Delicious and creative dishes served by friendly and professional staff. The outside dining option adds to the experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PitchouneVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    An excellent. Brunch, as we came towards the end not so busy and still lots of food Another great place in Phoenix the place it self is really lovely a very romantic patio and courtyard.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oh dear new menu
    LuvScottsdale
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Have loved this restaurant for years but a relaunch has brought a new menu. It is a smaller menu and less choice. Plate was so hot that by the time I came to eat my food the sauce had dried on the plate, the vegetables had become tough and the whole thing was tasteless until the next re launch we will not visit our favourite location in Scottsdale. T Cooks you must try harder with so much competition around !
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've had many great experiences
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I've had many great experiences at T Cooks. T Cooks used to be my favourite restaurant in Phoenix. This is my first visit since their renovation and a new chef. While the food quality was good, the menu was boring. The service used to be top notch and the servers highly professional. Unfortunately they have lost their polish. The servers' uniform standards need to be improved, the service was not attentive or professional. I fear we've lost a great gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Trying Too Hard
    Terriwith2arfsVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Oh my! I was so excited to try the new menu at T Cook's! My family has had many celebrations there, including a wedding reception and some great milestone birthdays. All I can say is: what a disappointment! There were so many odd food pairings - vanilla "scented" onions for one. I had the chicken which was swimming in some sort of olive oil - I managed to pick around it, but as much as I love olive oil, I don't want my food drowned in it. My husband had salmon - nothing special (I make it better at home) and our guests, heck what does it matter? Nobody had a good meal. It's a pretentious menu that unfortunately is not appealing. Just give me high quality, normal food & drop the haute attempts!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So disappointed
    CB89
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    This has been one of my favorite restaurants since I lived here 15 years ago. I was back about eight years ago and it was still a great dining experience. I won't go back after this visit. The service was almost non- existent. He completely forgot to order our appetizer, brought double the number of servings of soup ordered, and tried to make it up by giving us desserts. No wonder the bar and half the tables were empty!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful mix of new and old
    desertgspgal
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Had not been to this lovely and famous spot for a number of years, but so glad I chose it this time for out of town guests.It is as wonderful as it has always been, a beautiful touch of last century Arizona with this-century creativity and flair. The service was excellent. it is always so great (but all too rare these days) when the wait staff knows the menu and the wine list inside out. Food was lovely. The AZ Republic's food critic recently "dissed" this lovely place a bit for catering too much to "the resort crowd,", but I think they have struck a great balance. Interesting and incredibly tasty without being weird. Could not have been more pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • T. Cooks - still as good as ever!
    Wickenburgers
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    T. Cooks has always been one of my favorite spots, and it's new look is very inviting. Service was excellent, as was the food. The outdoor secluded patio is such a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some of the best food I've ever had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I've paid for top notch food in several cities, and I wasn't expecting Phoenix to stack up against the best. This restaurant was incredible. The food was amazing. It's a must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • impressed my friends
    decordiva
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    When my out of town friends suggested that they wanted to be taken somewhere nice for lunch, I thought of T Cooks, my sister and I took my mom there for her birthday in January. As soon as we pulled in they were impressed and in tranced with the grounds. The brunch was excellent and the wine list was impressive to these friends who regularly go to culture events in L.A. We had a wonderful time and will most certainly go again when they are in town next.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection!
    Alicia
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    With a heated brick patio floor in the beautiful courtyard complete with heaters and outdoor fireplace, T. Cook's also provides you with attentive, intuitive service (thank you, Chris!) and amazing food with stunning presentation. We have been to Scottsdale 3 times and T. Cook's 3 times - already looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration Place
    Bromy
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We hosted a celebration dinner and found all to exceed expectations. We were able to sample several appetizers and entrees given the size of our party and willingness to share. The staff were fully attentive to special requests and went above and beyond to proactively accomadate. Leisurely dining with stately southwestern atmosphere makes this a great choice for a special outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The Antelope was very interesting and the cheese platter was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay brunch
    Travelbuggie
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Took a party of six to brunch. Mixed reviews on what they had. Great Ramos fizz. Good egg dishes. Some liked and some didn't like French toast. On addition to ala carte menu, they serve a cold buffet which includes crab and shrimp as well as salad, fruit, pastries, dessert., and other miscellaneous cold items. Shellfish seemed unseasoned. Overall, okay but not outstanding food. The atmosphere is nice. If the weather is good, ask for an outdoor table. Prices were normal for a weekend brunch and the cold buffet is $19.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Night to Remember
    Gigi
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We celebrated my birthday at T Cooks Kitchen and had a wonderful night. We got there a little early and had a drink in the bar. Our dinning experience was great too. The menu is good but somewhat limited. Especially in the appetizers/salads. Our entrees were mouth watering fabulous. The details and flavors are as good as you'll find in the valley. The dessert was our biggest disappointment. We choose a chocolate type melody, with a type of butter brittle. The serving was small and the chocolate and small angel food type cake pieces dry. I wouldn't recommend it. The service was exceptional with Robert knowing the menu well and had a great personality. It was a lovely night and the atmosphere is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary food - bar music loud
    DiningProVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We had dinner at T. Cook's to celebrate my wife's birthday last Friday. The wait staff was prompt and attentive but for some reason the food took time to be prepared and served. Recognizing the effort to prepare each meal as ordered makes this delay from ordering to service understandable. The mean was outstanding. I had the Colorado lamb and it "melted" in my mouth. My wife had the Steelhead Salmon and enjoyed it but not likely to order it again. The wine list was extensive and offered plenty of options. We chose a Spanish red and it was very good. The big negative was the live bar music from down the hall - very intrusive and distracting. We offered our comments on the distracting music to the manager.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Lovely Night
    Excellent
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The building was full of old world charm. The staff was courteous, attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. We dined outdoors where the atmosphere was lovely and warm. There was quiet music in the background which added to the ambience. It is a wonderful venue for romantic candlelight dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    CJAY
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We had a large group for lunch. Upon arrival the table was already setup for the group. Service was immediate and drinks were promptly delivered. The lunch orders arrived in a timely fashion--not too long but long enough for us to chat. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints. Creative menu, good wines priced fairly, great ambience. No negatives.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem!
    Yummm
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    This has been one of my favorite local places for years for a reason! Great food and incredible ambiance ❤️
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very special resort
    John
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We felt we had to fight to catch our waiter. He didn't help us figure everything out and didn't offer a selection of juice or wine. The buffet table was very slow to get refills - no bagels and it slowed the line up to the table down.The new interior is very exciting. I said we would recommend the restaurant to a friend hoping the staff training would improve.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a disappointment--they
    iceman77VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    What a disappointment--they took perfection and changed it, and got something much less. What used to be an amazing brunch is now just run of the mill. What a shame...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dinner yet
    Hannah
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My husband and I go to T. Cooks every year for our anniversary, he proposed there, and so we've made it a tradition to keep going there. This by far, was the BEST dinner we have had there yet. The new chef is absolutely amazing, the wine pairings with the entrees and appetizers were stellar, and even the food pairings were unbelievable. Our waiter was nothing short of amazing, he really knew the menu and recommended amazing dishes. He really helped make the night special. We can't stop talking about this dinner. Definitely go and try it out!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant!
    eldertslane
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Had a large group of 10 people, with a couple of people from out of town visiting Phoenix for the first time. Asked for a private setting and we were placed in an absolutely amazing private dining room. Impeccable service, simply amazing food. A wonderful evening that will take a long time to match.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic