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About Bink’s Midtown
James Beard nominated Chef Kevin Binkley’s Bink’s Midtown offers simply delicious, contemporary cuisine. Utilizing the flavors of the seasons in a farm to table program. Diners can appreciate the neighborhood feeling with a seasonal menu, farm-fresh produce, meats, and seafoods. Bink’s Midtown dishes are both classically satisfying and refreshingly adventurous. Sundays Brunch and Pig roast is a locals favorite!
Phoenix, AZ 85016
American, Vegan, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 2:30pm
M-Sun: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Daily: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Sunday: 10am - 2:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We strive to bring the best of our restaurant into you home.
Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Bink’s Midtown - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
This is a tapas-like concept. Food was fine - well sized portions. Service was sporadic and impersonal. At his price point a better service experience is expected. Watching the employees it had a feel of 'the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing'. Cute location in a remodeled old house.
I was tasked with finding a restaurant for my boss and four of my peers. I chose Bink's when I read about them on OT. It was a great choice. My boss loved it! The food was fantastic and the atmosphere, location ,etc. was certainly different than your standard chain restaurant or safe bet venue.
Lots of hype, but not much delivery. Service was mediocre at best. Beet appetizer looked great on the menu and tasted fairly good but when it arrived I could not believe what it looked like. The beets were sliced as thin as tissue paper, and there was only three of them. It is an attractive and cozy place. Beware that parking is a nightmare.
This was my second visit. The food was amazing. I ordered five things from the local produce menu. They were all creatively prepared and delicious. The dessert though creative was not so delicious. The olive oil cake was dry. The first time I came was during restaurant week. The service was not so good. I chalked it up to the busy week.
This time it was not any better and they were not busy on a Tuesday night. I couldn't understand the busser as he quickly dropped things off and described them. Our waitress tho pleasant did not seem knowledgable or attentive. Our cappuccinos came after the dessert was eaten and they were cold. Overall the level of service does not equal the excellent food served here.
FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE. HAD OCTOPUS- SUPERB. NEXT WAS MUSSLES IN AN AMAZING CREAM LIKE SAUCE-THEY WERE TENDER AND LUSCIOUS. NEXT WAS SWEETBREADS-AGAIN OUTSTANDING. EGGPLANT-DELICIOUS.
SWEET POTATO SLICES WITH POMEGRANITE AND OTHER ADDITIONS-WONDERFUL SURPRISE AND FINALLY THE PORK BELLY WAS SUBLIME. A TRULY AMAZING DISH.
FOOD IS EXTREMELY CREATIVE, INVENTIVE. CHEF IS OUTSTANDING AND CAN COMPETE WITH ONLY THE BEST CHEFS IN THE USA.
When I made a reservation (10 days ahead), I was not offered inside or outside. I definitely would have requested inside this time of the year. When we arrived I saw outdoor seating and was thinking I was happy we were inside, but to my surprise, we had a seat outside. We sat next to the fireplace, but our heads were still cold. Half of our body was cold as well as from the waist down. The other two people (not next to the fireplace were cold as they did not have gas in the heater for about an hour. You would have thought that the manager would have come out and said something, but didn't. That night was cold and a breeze was present. The food was good, but it is hard to eat when you are cold. We hadn't planned on an outdoor meal!
This restaurant exceeded our expectations. We had the rib appetizer, jicama, broccoli, sans dabs, and olive oil cake for dessert. The cake what a fruity and white chocolate topping served with steaming ice cold liquid nitrogen which was a great novelty presentation as well as delicious! The veggies were fresh and delicious as promised. My date loved the ribs best while I loved the jicama with the whipped yogurts topping served on the side. Everything is a la carte, perfect for sharing and sampling.
Although located on a nondescript street closer to downtown, Bink's midtown has transformed this little house into a treasure for those having found the pot of gold. Great list of cold and warm "small plates" that are perfect for sharing. Tried the kale-curried couscous salad with boozy cherries (highly recommend), marinated eggplant (good although portion is definitely small), arugula salad with spaghetti squash and dried apricots (nice and light) and onion tart. Perfect for lunch for two. Plenty of mains that also sounded interesting, which will make me return. Passed on desert, this time. Almost forgot those AMAZING buckwheat rolls (with a dollop of honey-butter) piping hot in a cute little cast iron pot to begin - those alone are magic!
I had been to Bink's one time before and I loved it. From the food to the service it was outstanding. I brought my friend from Canada who loves to try new places on her visits. She said this was her favorite place so for that I had taken her to. Both visits were during lunch time but I am coming back to try their dinners. I glanced at the dinner menu and is sounds so good.
We arrived promptly for our 8:00 reservation and were told that we would be seated in 10 minutes. 25 minutes later I went and inquired if we had been forgotten. I was assured we would be seated shortly. 20 minutes later, I again inquired and was assured we would be seated shortly. The staff showed no real concern about the 45 minute delay and provided no definition of "shortly." By that point, my guests were hungry and I was embarrassed. We left and ate somewhere else.
I understand that sometimes diners linger over dinner longer than expected, but even a small amount of proactive communication from the restaurant would have been greatly appreciated. I may try again, but I won't invite guests.
After reading many positive reviews, we decided to try Bink's Midtown. it's a unique restaurant, because there are so many choices. You can choose to just dine on appetizers or even just choose cold or hot vegetable plates. Adding a protein (an entree) is not necessary, but I'm so glad I tried the flat iron steak. It melted in your mouth. We all chose different dishes, and each was creatively done. From the jicama vegetable plate, to the sweet potato plate, to the gem salad, to the prawns entree, to the green chile pupusa, we found we had to share with each other, because everything was so delicious. Also, our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. We can't wait to go again!
We enjoyed most of our dishes, some of the food was a little rich, potatoes deep fried very heavy, Very unusual menu, but interesting. Our two top table was against a wall very close to a 4 top, a little too close for comfort, and the table top too small for many dishes we had. maybe a lunch place more than a dining place.
Really good food - will definitely go back. Service was a bit slow though in part because they had run out of wine lists. Couldn't order a drink because we didn't know what they had until one of the lists became available. It was better after that - there were plenty of menus.
Unique mixed drinks and plenty of options for entrees and sides. Perfect portions for sharing. We enjoyed the burrata, the okra, onion tart, duck, chicken, and olive oil cake. The little touches made the meal! We oogled a pot of mussels from across the room. We only felt limited by our stomach size.
On site parking is valet.
What to say? The cocktails were inventive and well-crafted without trying too hard. It was pretty hard to choose what next, so the waiter had some great tips, and we started with the Cold Produce list. Don't let the simply named dishes fool you: these are well conjured up, complicated yet easy pairings of vegetables and other elements. We progressed to the Hot list, and Appetizers, and two of us never left the appetizers list, is was so full of creativity and amazing flavors. Try the Bone marrow, I keep thinking about its savory richness four days later. Frankly I don't have enough room to describe all the dishes we tasted, and loved every one of them. Save room for dessert! The Banana bread pudding is worth it.
Our group of six had a sensational experience at Bink's. We ordered several appetisers and small plates and two orders of the melt-in-your-mouth Sand dabs. Sampling the menu is the optimum way to sample all the innovative flavors the restuarant offers. Our table loved the beets, burratta, mussels, eggplant,, dates and those heavenly Sand Dabs.
If you've got two or four convivial and adventurous friends sampling the menu at Bink's makes for an outstanding experience.
We enjoyed our experience. It was our visit trip to Bink's. We have heard about Binkley's out in Carefree but have never gone there because of the distance. So glad that we tried Bink's. Our server made excellent suggestions from the menu. The food was delicious! We love the concept of small plates as well as entrees with an emphasis on locally grown. We will be returning—hopefully soon.
We enjoyed the food overall. Some in our party found it a bit salty but fine for me. I had the pasole soup which was overly greasy. Milagro Grill version is 10X better. One of our group had the fried foie gras and pronounced it "out of this world". The sand dabs were perfect
One person at our table touched the bread dish which blistered 2 fingers. Our server, who gave no warning was unconcerned. When the sizzle happened, my friend asked for ice. He never brought it! She asked for ice from multiple people and only got it after about 15 minutes. During that time, she sat there in a great deal of discomfort. This was only one example of the bad service.
Food is only part of the dining experience so with such bad service, we will not return!
My boyfriend is a HUGE foodie, and he hates going to the same ol' restaurant every time. So, for his birthday, a friend recommended Bink's Midtown. It's elegant casual, as more restaurants are apt to do these days, and it was fantastic! My boyfriend got the Apple-Celery Gin and Tonic, and it was fantastic! A neat presentation of a classic drink. Then, we split frog legs, jicama, and the papusa as starters. The papusa was amazing! BF said the frog legs needed more crisp but I liked them. For entree we had the sand dab (amazing; a little too salty for my taste), and arugula salad with figs and dried apricots. That salad was probably my favorite thing the whole night! For sides we had blackened okra and the beets, both amazing. Would go back!!
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