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Bink’s Midtown

4.2
558 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Vegan, Organic
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Hours of operation
Lunch

Daily: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Dinner

M-Sun: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Happy Hour

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

Sunday: 10am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(602) 388-4874
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Binkley
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Catering
We strive to bring the best of our restaurant into you home.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
24th St.
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Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.6
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Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 30, 2016

The manager and staff of this restaurant were outstanding. The food was amazing, and the ambiance was pure class.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2016

Food was good, prices were high, service was pleasant but not meticulous (main courses not presented simultaneously), the setting was very modest, and the paper table covering inappropriate, particularly as it was not replaced after getting crumpled and stained with sauce.

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2.0Dined on April 17, 2016

They no longer have cinnamon rolls and the food was not up to par

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2016

Ambitious menu which fails to deliver on all counts. The staff and servers appeared disinterested on a Saturday night!!!! Asked for sparkling water which was not available, cold, on a day when the restaurant was half empty. We've been to the main restaurant in cave creek and were impressed but this one is a huge disappointment. I do not think we liked any dish including the starters.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2016

Very nice atmosphere both inside and out. The road noise was moderate but distracting. The servicer was good, but admittedly new to the restaurant and didn't know the answers to most questions. I had the sand dabs, which were fine, but a little boring. My friends had the mahi and it was better. Would recommend and will go back soon to try out other dishes.

This is yet another Phoenix restaurant with unnecessary valet parking. I hate the prevailing thought that valet parking is a convenience. Bink's, North, Chelsea's Kitchen, Buck and Rider, St. Francis, Little Cleo's....the list goes on. Please, it is really annoying to have to wait 3,or 4 minutes for my car when I can see it 30' away.

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2.0Dined on April 10, 2016

Food is good but pricey compared to other similar restaurants in town. We were not offered any dessert because they wanted us out as quickly as possible, and when that still kept us in the restaurant (celebrating a birthday with 7 people), they turned the lights on and started cleaning to let us know that we really should be on our way (at 9.30 pm). For the kind of money that we spent, the least that we would expect is a certain level of professionalism/customer service. I sent them the same comment and no one bothered to even reply. None of us will ever be back there, too many other good options around for less money and better service.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2016

Rated as one of the ten best places for brunch - Bink's Midtown was a disappointment. The Green Chile Pork was highly recommended with cheddar cheese bisquits. After a very long wait (diners around us received their meals much sooner and arrived later) the portion was small for the price. The bisquit was in recognizable and indistinguishable in color from the pork as it was cooked to a complete crisp. The taste of the pork was okay but not memorable. A companion ordered Eggs Benedict which were ok and came with homemade chips that had so much grease on them they were chewy.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2016

Excellent food. We had the mozzarella, onion rings, and chop salad.
Everything was fresh and tasted great!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2016

Bink's is very close to home, which is always a plus. We were so pleasantly surprised by the eclectic menu. We tried a variety of things. The buckwheat biscuits topped with vanilla butter, yum. Loved the fries and dips and the mushroom soup. The Mixed Greens Salad was a great variety of ingredients for a very good price. Enjoyed the Pulled to Order Mozzarella with an excellent asparagus pesto. A couple of delicious craft beers and we were full. But, we carried on anyway, and split a burger. You have the option to order a double patty for an extra $6 bucks, which I would recommend as the single patty was a bit skimpy for such a big bun. The patty was cooked to our liking, but I felt they could have warmed up the bun a bit. Of course, from there we had to have dessert. I can't recall the name of the company that makes their ice cream, but the Cardamon ice cream and the Medjool Date ice cream were both excellent and big scoops as well. Our server Tiffany, was efficient and delightful. We had a great time at Bink's.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2016

Sloppy joes were great, but hamburgers only OK, chicken salad not so good. This place used to be better. Even the menu choices were not great. This probably doesn't really matter since this place will be giving way to Binkley's main restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2016

What?.? Permanently closed? That is not good, we loved this place. Great for supper on way to airport. So disappointed if it's truly closed. 😭

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2016

Good, almost great, food coupled with a lousy server made for an overall decent evening. The young guy serving us had no business in the front of the house while the bus boy, manager and bartender were all great. I'm confident most will enjoy the food. Service may be a crapshoot.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2016

We had a great outside table by the fireplace. Service was impeccable. Server's wine knowledge was evident.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2016

Small portions so we had to order a lot of food, but everything we had was outstanding. Pulled mozzarella was to die for. Great wine, nice romantic patio area with a fireplace, twinkle lights, and hedges blocking the street view/noise. Server was attentive and friendly. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2016

I always drive by Bink's and see how awesome it looks from the road. My wife and I tried it for the first time for our one year anniversary dinner and it was excellent. The ambiance and charm of Bink's is what caught our attention originally, but the food and service is what will keep us coming back. With an ever-changing menu and solid happy hour prices, Bink's is definitely a neighborhood gem I would recommend to anyone!

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2.0Dined on February 26, 2016

The entrees are over priced and lacking originality. Sides are extra. The only thing this place has going for it is their patio. However, there was bird poo on my seat.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2016

This is a gem! The food is always excellent, the setting great and pace superb! Be sure to try the grilled octopus.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2016

Nice place decent but limited menu of both food and wine

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2016

I had never been to a restaurant within the Binkley group. I originally planned to take my wife to Binkley's but settled on Bink's Midtown for Valentine's Day. I'm not a food critic and I'm far from picky, but it just did not live up to my expectations.

After dropping $220 on dinner for two, I expect to at least be motivated to go back. We eat at Steak 44, Capitol Grille, Tomaso's or even El Encanto Group and we can't wait to go back. After our experience, I can't even see a reason to try Binkley's and spend even more.

The food was far from spectacular. The service lacked follow-up and we mentioned that the crew seemed overwhelmed. If I were a chef with the success of Binkley, I would have been embarrassed to put my name on the meal we were served.

I don't like to be critical of the jobs people do because I wouldn't want people to see my mistakes each day. However, even if I feel badly reviewing harshly, I think consumers need to be careful where they spend their hard earned money.

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2016

This was our 3rd time at Bink's Midtown. The service has never been great but it does offer interesting and tasty dishes. However for our meal on Satuday, Feb 13, the service was unreasonably lax and when we asked for after dinner coffee our waiter simply responded with "we are out of coffee" and walked away. I can not see returning with the service we received on this visit.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2016

There were only 3 other tables of guests this being a Tuesday evening. The food was very good but the service left some to be desired. A side dish was ordered but never served and the server was absent for most of the meal. Another visit is necessary it may have just been a bad night.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2016

The freshness and creativity of the dishes here are outstanding. My kale salad was out of this world and my lunch companion raved about his roast beef sandwich. Service was terrific. The sloppy joe I had last visit was also stellar. And the fries! I could eat here every day.

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2.0Dined on January 17, 2016

The setting in this restaurant is cool. I love the free valet parking. But the food and service detract from what I enjoyed about the restaurant.
The young server lacked real knowledge about the menu, about how the items were prepared.
While the menu lists gluten free and vegan options, it's not really true. They just leave off the bread or omit cheese . I had a hamburger with no bun and no cheese served with wilted leaves of romaine on top. I could overlook that if the burger was great, but it wasn't. It was under seasoned and very ordinary.
The pulled pork dish my husband had made no sense as a main dish. The pork is served with two biscuits on top of it. The biscuits are not intended to use to make a sandwich. So you have this pot filled with pulled pork and nothing to eat with it. Conceptually, it didn't make sense.
Finally, It's expensive bad food.

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2016

I enjoyed my food, but I don't know if I really got my money's worth. My husband's food was much better, but the food is a la carte, so it was literally just the fish. I think they really need to combine sides with the entree, especially for that price.

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3.0Dined on January 8, 2016

Decor, layout, and ambiance were great. It's a great contrast of relaxed and stylish, with a lot of nice little touches, like a chalkboard sign at the entrance. We went during the winter, but the outdoor patio looks awesome as well. Service was courteous and not overdone. We were immediately wowed by the table bread: buckwheat biscuits with vanilla butter, which were a perfect contrast of earthy and sweet. Next up were mussels cooked in an coconut milk curry sauce--fantastic, right down to the accompanying focaccia to soak up the sauce.

Things took a turn with the entrees, however. My fiance ordered the burger and said it was just okay. I've been trying to eat vegan lately but there were no vegan options. Even the sides, soups, and salads relied heavily on cream-based sauces, cheeses, and cured meats. I finally settled on a salad with the cheese and meat removed. It was a soggy affair of romaine for $17 that wasn't nearly as good as a salad I could make at home. Perhaps it relied on the meat and cheese to carry it, but with a salad, vegetables should really be the star of the show.

Since the chalkboard sign at the entrance boasts "local vegetables," I would love to see a few more options on the menu where these vegetables were presented in a little more simplicity.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2016

We attended a special event at Binks Midtown with a pre-fixe dinner so I'm not familiar with their menu, but the food was some of the best anywhere. Original, beautiful, fantastic flavor combinations... Kevin Binkley is a master chef!

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2015

will we be found at this restaurant on New Years Eve. The only items that rated a "fair" label was the soup and dessert. Everything else was not palatable. The choice of the main entre was less than poor. Who enjoys eating a dish on a special occasion that is meant for day laborers. Please
- there just is no way of elevating beans and onions with rare pork - certainly not a choice if you
are after something special. There are plenty of dishes that could have been offered that are still reasonable but delicious. What a huge disappointment for the three of us. Packaged soup and a
sandwich would have been a better choice for us if we had only known what was waiting for us
on this special night.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2015

We like Bink's, and dine there regularly. Twice - Thanksgiving 2014, and this NYE, we tried and were disappointed. Overpriced, and nothing special about the food or wines. Maybe these times are used to fill the coffers - at the expense of the diners.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2015

Good food, tried the octopus, excellent, good fries, the mushroom soup is a must try.
The waiter was excellent pointing out happy hour deals.

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2.0Dined on December 17, 2015

Very disorganized with their valet parking. We waited in an adjacent parking lot for 15 minutes before someone came to give me a ticket to park my car, and then they left the car running with the door open for another 15 minutes. I went out to shut my car door, as it was clearly an invitation for a free car to anyone walking by, and finally the valet came to park my car. We had reservations, and we're seated outside in the far left corner. It smelled like bleach and old towels. Our server came and asked if we wanted a drink. He didn't have much of a personality, and seemed a bit rushed. We had just finished dealing with the disorganized valet, so we hadn't even decided on drinks. We asked him to give us one minute to look over the menu. He left our table, and for the next 20 minutes we saw him behind the bar. We thought he may be getting drink orders, but the longer we watched, we realized he was the bartender! We were about to leave, when finally another man came to our table. When we told him what had just happened, he was very apologetic and offered us a free appetizer. He got our drinks quickly and took our food order. We thought Bink's may have redeemed themselves, but once the nice empathetic man left with our food order, he never came back. Instead, we were stuck with Mr. Personality again, who NEVER offered up so much as an apology for forgetting us for 20 minutes, while he had to become the restaurant bartender. A real shame. The food was very good, but I will not be back. It's truly unfortunate, because if I had the experience I was hoping for, I had planned on visiting the other Bink's locations. Crossed off my list of places to re-visit.

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3.0Dined on December 5, 2015

the food was very good. my wife had fish called "sand dabs". she said it was good. i had the flat iron steak, it was very good, but over-salted. our server was strange and insincere (i felt like we were told that whatever we asked about was the best thing on the menu, and there was an up-sell with every conversation), and the bread pudding was not good. it seemed to me like they burned the butterscotch or something. there was a very unpleasant bitter flavor note.
there are too many other good restaurants in the valley.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2015

Scheduled a key business lunch here and I wasn't disappointed! The service was excellent and knew when to be there and when to let us talk.

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2.0Dined on November 22, 2015

4 of us had brunch on Sunday. Food was really good, service was fabulous. Just a heads up, if sitting outside, make sure your chair doesn't have tree sap on it. My pants got messed up.
I have been before...will go again. Music, good food nice ambiance at a reasonable price...not much more to ask for. Try it!

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4.0Dined on November 21, 2015

We loved the menu. A variety of options with a unique twist on each. The hazelnut soup and mushroom soup were incredible. We had appetizers, soups, salads, and main courses and not one bite was less than outstanding.
The outside dining was lovely with the bistro lighting and fireplace, however the outside tables and chairs were flimsy and wobbly. The service was less than impressive though nothing notably horrible. But items ordered were forgotten and the attentiveness to the table was a little bit lacking. Not nearly a reason to not come back however.

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2015

Bink's Midtown offer great atmosphere and outdoor dining in a small venue. The wine selection was outstanding along with the service. The food was good, although I thought their entrée selection was limited and expected a little more hearty selections, such as steaks. I had the bolognaise which was good, not great. lacked flavor and had a lot of water in it, not drained well.

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3.0Dined on November 8, 2015

Coming in from the west it looks like you are on a quiet residential street, and Bink's midtown is found in a converted home. While the menu is small the offerings are well prepared, particularly the hanger steak. Although there is pulled pork on Sunday, it is just that, without much seasoning, although with generous servings. Deserts and appetizers are particularly well done.

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2015

Love the food and environment!

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2.0Dined on October 18, 2015

We were very disappointed with our whole experience. We went for the advertised roasted pig on Sunday nights. They also had roasted goat which was what we all three ordered. It was all you can eat including sides. It was the goat, a sauce for the goat, a tomato salad and pita bread. We felt that there needed to be another side to make it a complete meal. The service was terrible. We had to ask for more sauce five times and had to wait for more goat after we finished the first small serving. After dinner we ordered coffee. I had decaf cappuccino and it tasted like a cup of warm milk. We had eaten at this restaurant before and enjoyed it but this was very disappointing

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2.0Dined on October 17, 2015

3rd time eating here, it's been subpar all around each time. That was the third strike for us. My opinion is that Binkley has slapped his name on these statelitte restaurants thinking the name alone will sell the food. It's clear that he doesn't monitor food quality or service at least at the Osborn location. People in this area are a little bit more food savvy than on Scottsdale Rd or in Cave Creek. I assume this is why it was empty on a Saturday night. Aye at Okra the night before, 1000x better experience.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2015

From cocktails at the bar to a first course of all the vegetable dishes to everyone of the 7 entrees and lastly the birthday dessert . . . all we can say is "Yum!" and make plans to return soon.

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