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Binkley's Restaurant

4.7
1617 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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Binkley's Restaurant in Cave Creek, Arizona offers a prix fixe menu that is determined daily by the chef. Diners purchase non-refundable tickets for the meal, so if you don't show up, you will not get a refund. When you come to Binkley's Restaurant, you should plan on spending at least three hours for your multi-course meal.

Items that could appear on the menu at Binkley's Restaurant could include gazpacho, white watermelon with goat cheese mousse, fried okra, foie gras stuffed cherries, salmon with shaved avocado and olives, wagyu beef, morel mushrooms, soft shell crabs, mini sloppy joes, creamed summer corn, squash blossoms, apricot bomb, chocolate mousse and lemon cream with strawberries and toasted meringue.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Vegan
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Special dinners updated on website
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Phone number
(480) 437-1072
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Binkley
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Catering
Enjoy the luxury of Binkley’s fine cuisine in your own home. We will be happy to cater parties of two to one hundred guests. Please call us at (480) 392-6357 to discuss the menus and prices.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tom Darlington & Cave Creek Road
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Special events & promotions
Chef Binkley offers cooking classes and private Chefs Dinners for up to 14 in our newly opened Bake Shop. Call for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7  based on all time ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSharonL (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

Fabulous inventive courses as always. I was a bit disappointed that they changed the coursing options from our last visit back in Sep, but they were delicious all the same. We're looking forward to see what Chef Binkley does with the new restaurant. One recommendation for the new location is to please increase the restroom space. A single restroom results in ppl standing in line in the hall, which isn't comfortable for anyone.

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VirginiaH (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

Had an amazing meal and beautiful service. Rarely do you dine out and feel like you've tried something extremely special. The whole dinner experience is so unique that it makes for an exciting dinner from start to finish.

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monetkids (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

They never cease to amaze. Excellent Tasting menu also took the wine pairing. Nothing like seeing gastronomical gourmet inventions from the ever creative Binkley. Ended up with about 15 courses but all were small size and worked well. The wagyu beef which is an add on price all well worth it. The start amusues ,especially the peanut mint soup were all great and blended very well with the entire meal. The staff is exceptional, making sure of your dietary needs, very professional ,always explaining every dish you get and very attentive to your needs. This is a special occasion place that is well worth it.

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MarioE (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

Bill was extremely high for what we received. Probably double what I expected to pay.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Certainly one of the finest dining experiences in Arizona. Chef Kevin will delight your senses with outstanding and very creative cuisine.

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AZMoosie (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2016

Is there a 6 star rating? Too bad, Kevin Binkley deserves it.

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vipbillapex (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2016

It's Binkley's--what can I say? We were there for their final special-event dinner before closing for good. Everything tomatoes, and boy, it didn't disappoint. It was probably my sixth time to Binkley's, and I'm amazed every time. I hope that his new venture is just as delicious and memorable, but I know it's going to be hard to beat. Cave Creek will miss you, Kevin!

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vipPHOENIXNATIVE (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

Wonderful dinner, glad to experience it again before he closes the Cave creek location!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

Amazing restaurant, just wish the decor matched how good the food was! The mini sloppy joe was the highlight of the evening! Besides the wine tasting menu that was amazing!

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ScottsdaleRes (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on June 7, 2016

This was my second visit to Binkley's and I am sorry to say that it will be my last. The first time we ate there several years ago we were amazed by the quality ingredients, special in-between flavorings, and overall delicacy of the entrees. It definitely rated as one of my most memorable experiences. This time; however, was much different. The format has changed where we were no longer given choices for our menu selection and the items chosen were not elegant or different from a "regular" dining experience. We chose the Petite menu, and after sampling those items, I am glad we did not spend more for the larger tasting menu. The quality of the food was below average, and we were even unable to eat the pork item served as it was covered in sauce and very bitter. This was so disappointing as we saved to be able to enjoy this special opportunity before Binkley's closes at their current location.

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Whyagain (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on June 4, 2016

New menu with very little choices. We like the previous menu much better. The food is still excellent but if you do not care for what is offered, your only choice is to leave and find another place, so check it online before you book.
Used to receive a lot of small but very tasty 'add-on', not anymore. And the new price is likely to discourage our sponsor from the industry.
Clearly miss the original Binkley but the food is still excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on June 1, 2016

We celebrated my birthday and it was a wonderful experience (like the time before). This time we went with a different glass of wine for each of the courses - I would not do this again. I like a certain kind of wine (nothing sweetish, like most of the American wines are), so next time I will choose a wine according to my taste and stick to it.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 29, 2016

One of the best quality meals I've ever had with probably the best value.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on May 29, 2016

Binkley's has been a long-time restaurant on my wishlist of places to experience. Any other given week, the cost is prohibitive to actually getting to dine there. Restaurant week coincided nicely with the celebration of a personal life event which meant I finally got to cross this restaurant off my list.

The service was second only to the food. And the food? Multiple courses, each small enough to be able to enjoy the sparkling presentation and flavors within, meant that the experience was deliciously drawn out - much to my enjoyment.

I opted for the foie gras addition. I've not made a better ordering choice before in my lifetime. Exquisite.

I highly recommend a visit to Binkley's while you still can - I've heard they will be closing the Cave Creek doors for good this summer. Bon Appetit!

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vipPullmanCritic (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

Very good but not at its best that nigt

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Crystal (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

My husband and I had a beautiful dinner at Binkley's for restaurant week. The food was out of this world and the service was excellent. It was such a memorable meal that really pleased the foodies in us. Highly recommended!

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viprwilkof551 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

By far the best dining experience you will have in the entire state of Arizona. A meal that we will never forget. Staff goes far and beyond and what's coming out of the kitchen will blow your mind.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner at Binkleys with 4 of our friends. The restaurant week menu was delicious and interesting with lots of fun courses. The cuisine is always so creative and such a great way to try new foods. I liked best the 'fried okra with ranch foam' and the delicious 'slow cooked whey-fed pork'. We had good service and a wonderful evening.

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Veem (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2016

Kevin Binkley is a Chef with an imagination that doesn't stop. We have dined at Binkley's many times, and the most recent meal was no exception. Spectacular food and service. Looking forward to his new place.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2016

We had a wonderful birthday celebration at Binkley's. As usual the food and service were out of this world wonderful. One of the nice things about Binkley's is that you have an opportunity to try many different dishes without feeling "stuffed" at the end of the evening. Left on my own, I would most likely never order okra in any form but after our most recent dinner I have a new appreciation for okra. We will miss Binkley's when it leaves Cave Creek next month. Don

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