T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

4.6
3014 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
T. Cook's has garnered both local and national acclaim from both national food critics and locals for its select seasonal dishes, organic specialties and elegant surroundings; creating an experience where guests "choose their adventure" whether it be a classic three course meal or a sampling of tastes and platters amongst the group. Executive Chef Todd Allison's culinary style is fresh, seasonal, local and ingredient-driven cooking, which is precisely in line with Mediterranean style of 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; T. Cook's vibrant and colorful dining room
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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Celebrate Easter with brunch at the iconic Royal Palms. Enjoy a combination buffet and plated brunch at the resort's signature restaurant, T. Cook's, or a traditional Easter Buffet in a beautiful ballroom. Resort & brunch guests are invited to participate in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn.

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Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 1:30PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and great experience!

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 20th Anniversary, so they set a special table decorated with rose petals, and greeted us very graciously.

Food & service was excellent!

Unfortunately we had a very loud-mouthed attorney at the next table, who felt we had to hear every word of his conversation, as he was holding court!

The ambiance inside & out was superb!

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Detroit
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere is amazing. Service was wonderful albeit our waiter never coming back to ask how our food was. The food was fair. Fish was overdone. Some of our meals were barely warm. Expected more for the price point. We had been here once before and it was * 5 stars. Took friends for an amazing experience and left a bit disappointed.

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Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my wife’s birthday for lunch there this afternoon. We had the salmon and flat iron steak. Service was five star with Brian as our waiter but the potatoes au gratin were undercooked (almost raw) and my steak was full of gristle. The steak sauce, which was excellent, camouflaged the steak, however! And the complementary birthday dessert was an unexpected surprise. We’ve have dinner there before but this was our first lunch. The atmosphere and ambiance is terrific but the food (which is why one eats out) was less than superb.

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Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great great food. Service was attentive when around but long breaks between stopping by. Still our favorite spot in Phoenix

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J
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch was marvelous. Food selections were perfect and our entree of Branzino was cooked to perfection with a wonderful accompanying sauce. Outdoor patio seating was truly special.

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SS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

...AND IT CONTINUES...THE EXCELLENT SERVICE...FOOD...IS ONLY SURPASSED BY THE BEAUTIFUL SETTING!...MY FAVORITE PLACE TO SPEND TIME WITH MY DAUGHTERS AND GRANDDAUGHTERS!...

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter in for St. Patricks Day Breakfast, we had the best meal! We are locals so its fun to go in there and have a good experience. It was nice for my daughter, thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are visiting the Phoenix area and enjoyed two fabulous evenings at T. Cooks.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

anniversary

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GC
Detroit
107 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

T. Cook's is no place for rookies. This is not a typical hotel dining room. Rather, it is among the Top 5 dining spots in the greater Phoenix area. Service is impeccable. Table settings are perfect. Each item, from bread to the check, is brought promptly and placed properly, the whole thing done with understated elegance. The menu is not long, but it is diverse. There is something for just about every taste and dining rule. The wine list is very diverse with a few bottles priced over $1,000. The bartender(s) is well above average. I must admit I have never paid more for a meal for four -- and I paid without looking back. There was definitely value for the price. We will definitely be back.

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B
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you drive in through the towering palm trees and are looking right at the beautiful mountains, then ushered into a lovely, welcoming courtyard full of flowers, you know this is no ordinary place. The ambiance, grounds and decor are all outstanding. Not to mention the impeccably prepared food and service....you will never be disappointed here. Either dine inside , or on one of the patios, the experience is the same. Outstanding. I think this is the most beautiful and delicious of all the dining places in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.

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CW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and historic resort and restaurant. Delightful lunch!

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HT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Royal Palms Resort, and T. Cook's in particular, are perfect for an elegant, pampered get-away. The venue is secluded, charming and quiet. The restaurant is superb both in the food and beverage selections. While this is a bit pricey compared to other quality resorts and restaurants, it is absolutely worth it.

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k
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Price/value is out of line. NYC prices without the special food presentation. Used to be my go to place...walked away disappointed.
Table next us ordered the Wagu Beef on hot stone.....it literally reeked. Very uncomfortable.

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C
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service is great too. Ask for Joi!!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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JD
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food order was a little messed up.

Did not order mashed potatoes but was delivered and charged.

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MS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Words can not describe our experience. Every single dish was over the top when it came to presentation and flavor. Most incredible meal and timed perfectly. Service was exceptional. Resort and overall ambiance is intimate yet elegant and casual. Date night, special occasion or just in the mood for an exceptional dining experience .... don’t think twice!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great. Have us free desert.

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MS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was not great. Our server has a big group and basically disappeared on our table :(

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Not with the waiter we had.

This was a special evening with friends from out of town. We had the same table as we had for our last visit, but not the same server. He took forever to appear, didn't walk us through the process, took several visits before he got our drink order and another ten minutes to deliver them; another long wait to get the meal order. The food was superb (and pricey) After we ate and waited forever for a check he left it and disappeared. We completed the order and the bill and credit card sat on the table for another ten minutes. I finally had to flag him down (he constantly would go by our tale. then walk in another direction). and point to where it was.

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OT
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple, consistent, and one of the finest establishments AZ has to offer.

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FD
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service deserving 4 stars or more in anyone’s book!

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TW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect weather on back patio. great food and drinks. the server was excellent. we wpuld recommend trying the avacado toast. We will be back again

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AD
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clearly the best restaurant in the greater Phoenix area.

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Pittsburgh
45 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and impeccable service in a beautiful setting. Certainly worth the price.

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R
Phoenix
64 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always

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KV
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We were a bit underwhelmed with our recent visit. The service was outstanding, however there were children running around in the grounds and the food was not stellar. The best thing about dinner was dessert.

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SG
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

I would have preferred to order off the menu instead of a buffet. I did not wish to leave the patio for the bar to order.

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F
Grand Rapids
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were not able to get an earlier reservation, which we prefer. Consequently we had to wait in line for the buffet and many items were gone and the staff was having difficulties keeping up to “demand”. Everything was delicious but hard to get at this time.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem. This place never disappoints! Everything was outstanding.

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RO
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch. We will be back. This was our second time there and won’t be our last.

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KY
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our brunch! The presentation for the Buffet Was amazing! Crab claws, meats and cheeses, HUGE shrimp... great selection of fruits to go with the creamy yogurt. There was sausage, bacon, crepes, and homemade granola. Live music in the back ground was a nice touch. The prices are very reasonable for what you get and the service was excellent. In addition to the buffet, the price includes an entree! My steak was cooked to perfection. Definitely recommend it! Walk around the hotel afterwards and enjoy Arizona history!

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CF
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable brunch with live music. The only issue is the brunch times weren't listed so our reservation was at 930 and brunch didn't start till 1030. They moved our reservation when we got there but it would have been nice if they noticed the travelzoo on the reservation and let us know earlier.

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MF
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best restaurant we have ever been to...started with Erik, who earlier before our reservation made us the GREATEST and TASTIEST Moscow mules (which includes fresh ginger and ginger candy to soak in it) we have ever drank. It was our 1 yr anniversary which I notated with my Open Table reservation, and we were greeted to rose pedals on our outdoor patio table which was a wonderfully pleasant surprise! They recently turned over their menu btw but for starters my girlfriend ordered the Abby Lee Farms Tomato—it was fantastic! We also ordered the P.E.I steamed muscles which comes with lamb chorizo—WOW, you’ll love it. For the side we just ordered asparagus and it was perfect as well. For dinner, she ordered the Braised Beef Short Rib which comes with wild mushrooms. This was the juiciest, most tender rib meat we’ve ever tasted. So delicious! I got the Herb Crusted Sea Bass, which I’m telling you was the the most INCREDIBLE sea bass I’ve ever eaten—so light it melted in my mouth. It has this fantastic citrus-honey reduction which was complimented by this really yummy avocado puree sauce on the plate to mix in with the fish. Service was phenomenal—and to our surprise they brought out a ‘Happy Anniversary’ plate with complimentary desert—I think it was the Nutella Cheescake—we wish we were still eating it at this moment! Thanks to everyone at the restaurant that made our dinner so special!!!

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Can’t believe we paid the price for the two cuts of meat (bison ribeye and wagyu beefloin) that the four of us ordered. The steaks were not only tough, but very “unprepared” and tasteless. Sides were undercooked, chewy and cold (brussel sprouts and mushrooms). Service was very commendable but the chef and food procurers were below par. Would not recommend for dining experience.

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food, great waiter. Expensive but a treat.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent service by Jeff who was fun and very knowledgeable of the menu.
A beautiful restaurant which my guests truly enjoyed.

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MG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday Wade are very perceptive and precise with everything he did

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