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T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

4.5
3430 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Tasteful in every sense, T. Cook’s brings creative cuisine to an elegant desert setting. Experience a Mediterranean menu with rotating selections that reflect the season’s bounty for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner in Phoenix. Enhancing the impeccable menu is the inviting ambience of rich earthen tones, high-vaulted ceilings, and a patio with views of the Royal Palms’ lush landscape and Camelback Mountain.

T. Cook’s serves hand-selected ingredients prepared in simple, yet sumptuous, dishes. Selections feature bold Mediterranean flavors, with notes of regional influences from Northern Italy, Greece, and Spain. Enjoy the offerings on one of two outdoor patios boasting views of Camelback Mountain with cozy fireplaces and blooming bougainvillea. Treat your senses to an unforgettable dining adventure during your stay in Phoenix at the award-winning T. Cook’s.
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  • Thanksgiving 3 Course Menu

    Nov 26, 2020 only
    Join us for Thanksgiving Day for a dinner you, your friends and family will be thankful for. We will be serving a 3 course meal with choices of dishes from 3pm to 8pm in Tcooks restaurant and patios.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3430 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNAMS
Phoenix
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice. The rack of lamb was delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Ziggy
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great waffle and French toast. Service could have been better. Also when we arrived there was a bottle of cleaner, a rag and dirty plate in the rocks by our table. The chairs were dirty as well. The food and mimosas were good, however.

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vipBobby
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and presentation. Outstanding service. A must to experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was wonderful full of great food, wine and service. We celebrated our anniversary and rose pedals were on our table. Sasha took great care of us and brought us an anniversary dessert. Short rips, salmon, charred octopus, bread and fresh pesto sauce were amazing.

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vipRobertS
Phoenix
136 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

T COOK'S ALWAYS HAS GREAT FOOD AND EXCELLENT SERVICE!

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SueC
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food especially the mussels. First night for the fall menu. The cab wine from Quilt was outstanding. My husband had the fish & I had the short ribs both were excellent. Service was great.

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Ernesto our server was amazing, presentaion was good but unfortunately our appetizer and entrees were way over cooked and the prices were extreme.

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HMHWTW
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were visiting Scottsdale for vacation and were recommended by an owner of one of the art galleries in OldTown. We had a wonderful experience. The food was divine and Sasha our waiter made the evening even more enjoyable. The ambiance was perfect. We will go there again when visiting Scottsdale.

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vipJohnKacik
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We mostly had the appetizers and they were very good. Good margarita and they serve veuve clicot champagne by the glass.

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vipLesF
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambience is absolutely beautiful and the service was excellent.

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Suzie
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as usual, everything was perfect. thanks for a lovely evening

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vipMick
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service, just pricey

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vipBobL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, always great food and seevice

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vipBethanyP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

We made a reservation for an outdoor table. When we arrived we were told a reservation is “only a request” and outdoor tables were full and would not be available for a long time. The hostess was not even apologetic about not honoring the reservation. (And there was no mention of the possibility of not being able to meet the reservation of an outdoor table when I confirmed my reservation the day prior.)

All of the other waitstaff were lovely and the food was excellent.

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vipTomH
Phoenix
63 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful as always. Try the pork Milanese!

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ChristaP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This nostalgic property is surrounded by meticulously maintained grounds that offer meandering paths for a lovely walk around the resort before or after dinner. The whole place is a lovely oasis in the desert. We dined early and the dining room was not very full; I'm guessing due to Covid; however, the staff was very accommodating with our seating change and time...we got there early. The food and drinks were scrumptious and our waiter exchanged pleasantries throughout. We felt welcome and special and thoroughly enjoyed our outing.

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vipRobertS
Phoenix
136 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT FOOD AND REALLY GREAT SERVICE.IT IS ALWAYS ENJOYABLE!

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vipElizabethD
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Very slow service and two of three dishes raw...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Striped bass was outstanding and the 10 oz tenderloin was amazing

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vipSoccerFoodie
Phoenix
78 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadnt been to T Cooks in quite awhile, but its always been very good. we went there recently and sat outside, where we felt very comfortable since the tables were well spaced. food was delicious. wait staff was excellent! we knew it was going to be a bit pricey, but the food is so good and its such an elegant place, that's to be expected

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place

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vipSunshine
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had dinner with my wife and daughter during restaurant week. Ambiance was great and service exceptional. We were a little disappointed in restaurant week menu under entree category. Wish some other options were available such as small steak or a fish dish. I would definitely go back to this restaurant.

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RLFlag
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent as was the food. We ordered the Restaurant week selection and we were very pleased with the quality and the value.

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vipLTee68
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice brunch spot, was very quiet, self-parking was convenient.

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vipToby
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location, excellent service! Delightful breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The place is very nice. Great service. Live music excellent.
Food was not as I expected, not really good.

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vipTiger
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and the food, perfect!

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vipPhyl
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was our anniversary and

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vipMarina
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

T. Cook's is a shadow of it's past glory. We will not be coming back.

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vipVita
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue (we ate outside in Atrium) with good social distancing, Very attentive service and excellent entree choices (se we will be back!)

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for our anniversary dinner. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was outstanding. And the ambience was perfect. We would absolutely dine there again.

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vipMarkdvt
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during Arizona Restaurant Week, so the menu was a special 3 course sampling. The service was friendly and attentive. I somehow expected the menu to be a bit staid, but it was very creative, current and everyones meal was delicious. We ate out on the patio which is a very pleasant place to be on a September evening.

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FrankF
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arranged to visit T. Cook's during Restaurant Week, and we're glad we did. First class, not cheap (we had a couple of add-ons), but well worth it. Especially the service: friendly, attentive, thoughtful. I just wish I could remember the name of our wait-person: she deserves high praise. Even though the restaurant was an hour's drive from our home in Surprise, we will be back.

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PV222
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Restaurant week menu was excellent. The deconstructed BLT Salad was outstanding. Well done!

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vipHarold
San Francisco
157 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A Beautiful setting !! Great waffles and a safe patio

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vipLeslieS
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful meal during restaurant week. Great short ribs and chicken and yummy torte for dessert. Our server Alicia did a great job. First time there but we will definitely Go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was amazing, but the food for restaurant week was something special. The short ribs just melted in your mouth.

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KenM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Throughout the past 25 years my wife and I have celebrated many life events at T. Cook's and had never been disappointed. Until now.

My wife and I booked a room at the Royal Palms Resort for our 25th anniversary, including dinner at T. Cook's. We decided to have two close friends join us for dinner. We were excited to introduce Julie and Mike to one of our special places. Now, I recognize that lots has changed due to COVID-19, but our experience last night was truly disappointing.

Cocktails were ordered 10 minutes after we were seated, but we spent 20 minutes waiting for them to come out.

Drinks in hand, we ordered our formerly favorite Lobster Bisque. It was NOTHING like it had been in the past. The soup was fishy, has no lobster meat in it, and tasted less like bisque and more like dead fish. Additionally, we ordered the Grilled Octopus appetizer.

Meanwhile our server asked if we wanted to order wine with dinner, we did. She said she'd be back to take our wine order.

Dinner arrived at our table, but our server was nowhere to be found, neither was our octopus appetizer. They forgot it. The portions were petit at best. There was nothing remarkable about any of our meal, except for the fact that there were enough servers for the size of the dinner crowd, but ours was nowhere to be found.

We started eating dinner. Our server showed up and we finally got to order our wine. It arrived halfway through our meal. We would have ordered a second bottle, but it came so late, we still had half of a bottle left when we finished.

A little later came our dessert order, 1 creme brûlée's, a 2 chocolate cakes. They delivered 2 creme brûlée's and 1 chocolate cake. So they went back and grabbed another chocolate cake. The creme brûlée was terrible. The top was caramelized perfectly, but the rest of the desert was awful, the texture was firm like tofu, not creamy like a custard. The chocolate cake was sandy, almost dry and gritty.

See the rest of my review on Yelp or Google.

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DanS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

lovely ambiance, classic timeless feel. a must-try restaurant in Scottsdale!

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RFrench
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Environment, ambience, customer service, and food was amazing. Only complaint it took an hour to get our food after the appetizers. Will definitely go back.

FAQs

T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 283-1234.

T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa is rated 4.5 stars by 3430 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.