About T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

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

5200 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, American, Breakfast

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Daily
7-Day Brunch: 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Daily
Dinner: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Daily

Mix Up menu hours: 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
Camelback Rd and 52nd St

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 808-0766

Website:
http://www.tcooksphoenix.com/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening at the Mix Up bar beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Catering:
Acclaimed as one of the country's most romantic resorts, the Royal Palms turns up the passion with Romantication©. These customized, romantic experiences can include an intimate Via Cappello, our customized private candlelit dinner. Our romance team will setup your private location with a beautiful table for two, flickering votive candles, soft music & fresh rose petals. Begin with a champagne toast & let your personal server guide you through the dining experience with recommendations for your specific tastes. We help you create customized menus with special sayings or love notes.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet

Public Transit:
N/A

Executive Chef:
Todd Allison

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Stay tuned to our Facebook page and our Special Events Calendar: http://www.royalpalmshotel.com/dining/restaurant-offers-events

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

T cooks is offering a sumptuous three course pre fix menu from 11 am till 8 pm at $95 ++. Royal palms will also be offering its traditional Palmera Thanksgiving Holiday buffet at $85 ++. Please contact the restaurant directly for all buffet reservations.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

T cooks is offering a sumptuous three course pre fix menu from 4:30 pm till 9 pm at $95 ++ and Christmas Eve brunch from 10 am - 1:30 pm at $75 ++

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

T cooks is offering a sumptuous three course pre fix menu from 11 am till 8 pm at $95 ++. Royal palms will also be offering its traditional Palmera Christmas Holiday buffet at $85 ++. Please contact the restaurant directly for all buffet reservations.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate New Years Eve at T. Cooks by enjoying either three course pre fix menu from 5 pm - 6:30 pm at 95++ or five course pre fix menu from 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm at $150 ++

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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

Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

T. Cook’s offers indoor and outdoor dining areas for all sizes of parties. Each venue has a unique atmosphere complete with ornate décor, antique accessories, and numerous views of the inspiring resort. We also offer a romantic customized dining experience for two, Via Cappello. Please inquire!

T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Romantic (38)
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Good for a Date (37)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Business Meals (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Notable Wine List (17)
Authentic (16)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Scenic View (11)
Healthy (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Fun (2)
Live Music (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

We had brunch in the courtyard. Didn't know that we'd hit the prix fix brunch menu but we rolled with it. 3 hours later, we took a lot of food home. The initial buffet was amazing with shrimp and crab - this was enough to keep us satiated. The rest was a bonus and we took the paella home for dinner. Wonderful experience!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and wonderful atmosphere. Very romantic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

We had dinner here last year for our 15th anniversary, so decided to book again because the experience was awesome. Not so special this year- our 16 th Anniversary, it was as if our reservation was unexpected, rushed and just not special. Bought flowers on the table after a drink order. Apologized and went on. My tonic was not good/flat. the waiter had to let me know he had to go to another area to get it right it should always be right; if not apologize, okay. We went outside because it was nice last year. Not so
Much at this tiny table, just not the customer service experienced last year. It was chilly, my husband was told the heater did not work. No more accommodation from the waiter regarding the heat for the waiter. My husband went to the bathroom I asked a gentleman other than the waiter for heat. He quickly started the heaters and move them away. So my husband asked if they can be closer, they moved it closer. No checks on our drinks etc. I had an empty glass of tonic the whole
Dinner- A thought to myself, I should have savored that drink a little slower. We ordered a nice anniversary dessert because the waiter offered. Little did we know or remember they give you an anniversary dessert. So we ended up paying for an extra, leaving one on the table. Wow waiter- be a little informative. No box offered- nada- check bought without asking- rushed much- needless to say- we slipped out the side after paying to avoid the fake smiles from Staff. We got the message.

So as for our 17th Anniversary we will be looking for another location.

Darn- would have thought consistency would be there policy.

Oh well. Thanks for a great 15th Anniversary celebration in 2016 not 2017 for the 16th Anniversary.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant .. very accommodating ... food was creative and absolutely delicious!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant has gone downhill since the last time i went there.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

awesome as per usual what else can you say except awesome as per usual.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Second time here and didn't disappoint. Great ambiance, great food, outstanding knowledgeable service. Butternut squash soup to die for. Very romantic and quiet.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent in all respects EXCEPT bar/lounge live music obnoxiously loud and music in dining room is too loud. The setting is romantic and cozy and does not fit that you practically have to scream to be heard in bar. Will not go back to bar until that changes.

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 (Amarillo)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing food and ambiance - the service was impeccable. Sat outside surrounded by lime trees and beautiful foliage. The entire resort is gorgeous and if you get a chance to stay there do not miss the experience of T Cook’s. If staying elsewhere in Phoenix make the 15-20 min drive - you won’t regret it! Dinner included a shared scallop appetizer followed by butternut squash soup for me garden salad for my friend we shared the Bronzino entree with roasted brussel sprouts as a side wrapping up our three hour experience with warm bread pudding. We paired dinner with a perfectly chilled Kim Crawford Savignon Blanc. Magnificent!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I wanted a great, not just good, restaurant. They fantastically delivered. Our server was Tanino and he was so authentic and knowledgeable about the menu. He really knew how to let the night unfold with grace and we had a 5� experience as a result. The food was top notch- can't believe they had Wagyu steak! My husband nearly squealed with delight and the chef was able to prepare it perfectly. If you need a flawless night with perfect food and elegant hospitality (but won't judge your flip flops or short sleeve button up)--- make a reservation here. I recommend outside.
*The only tiny thing I would mention is we were celebrating a surprise and the hostess blurted it out as soon as we arrived. My husband was very confused. So mention it in your reservation if it's a surprise :)

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was horrible. I called the next day too and left a message with the restaurant manager and I never heard back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This restaurant was an amazing and unforgettable dining experience. Our server Sasha was extremely personable and attentive, and very knowledgeable about the menu and the ingredients. The food was excellent, presented beautifully, and had a variety of flavors paired within the same dish. We ordered all of Sasha’s recommendations, and he was completely accurate in his description. The atmosphere was cozy and relaxing, and I would say it’s one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to in the country. Thank you, T Cook’s and to our server Sasha for such a memorable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Paul was our waiter on both visits. He called us by name and when asked for suggestions he took time to explain everything.
Great food, reasonable prices.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

RETURN TO THE GOLDEN YEARS OF ARIZONA RESORTS with a visit to The Royal Palms Resort's gorgeous T Cooks. It's a timeless destination with impressive food and wine offerings and impeccable service. The setting is magnificent whether you are seated indoors or out. Don't hesitate to bring the fussiest of foodies here. They will be very happy here. A true favorite of ours.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great atmosphere and food. Extraordinary wait staff - particularly Jeff - took care of everything.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We took my friend to lunch for her birthday. Everything, the service, food and dining on the patio was marvelous. The lunch menu had a variety of selections to encompass every palate, and unlike many restaurants, we could actually hear each other talk! Above even the atmosphere and food, however, I think I would rate the servers. They were all, from the hostess to the wait staff to the busboys, charming, friendly and delightful! This restaurant is definitely one of our group's favorites! And the birthday girl had the time of her life!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

One of my favorite resorts and restaurants. Elegant atmosphere, outstanding service, delicious food. Great for lunch or dinner. A special occasion kind of place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great service and amazing food! Our serve was most helpful and friendly!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

My girlfriend and I like to eat somewhere very nice once in awhile and this place didn't disappoint. The patio is beautiful and we were seated right next to a fireplace. Its quiet and intimate. Our server was friendly and helpful, he knew just when to check in on us and when not. The menu is great, the mussels were great, the short rib melts in your mouth its so tender, the lavender gelato really held the lavener taste well, the cocktails are delicious, the wine menu is amazing and has options for all price ranges. We got out of there for a bit less than wed spend at say, Mastros, and the food and service were on par. Id definitely recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Charming restaurant and very good food. The service was also outstanding.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great old Southwest architecture. Food was amazing. Quiet for conversation. Cigar smoking allowed in the courtyard post dinner, very nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great seafood dishes, perfect setting for an anniversary dinner.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

If you have the opportunity, and the evening is right, enjoy the dining experience on the North patio facing the fireplace. Lovely setting for a lovely meal.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It is pretty hard to top this restaurant for any special evening. It is romantic with candles everywhere outside and the service and food are perfect. Nothing not to like here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Pleasant for brunch on the North patio this time of year. Both the food and drink were delicious and well presented.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had super service from our waiter. We were catching up with friends so he periodically quietly checked. Food and salads were delicious. We ate in the garden area. It was perfect but slightly marred by person smoking a cigar.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I do a good amount of travelling, both national and international.
I am fortunate in that my clientele like to/can afford to stay, eat the finest.

2 things stood out for me:
1. GREAT service...Alisha(?) or Allison(?). she was an absolute pleasure, recalled what I liked when I came in the next day for breakfast
2. the lamb chops and branzino were OUTSTANDING. Kudo's to Chef for the creative boldness in including tzatziki vs. mint jelly or the like.
My only disappointment were the pancakes....quite tasty but they were not hot....they were warm at best. also, warm up your syrup when you serve pancakes, too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 11, 2017

A very special occasion for us, and T. Cooks did not disappoint. We had a special table and just enough attention to allow us to enjoy conversation and dinner. Thank you very much for making the evening special for us!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We used to celebrate b'days, anniversaries at T. Cooks, but hadn't been in a couple of years since our last experience there (good, tho not spectacular food, but mediocre service) left us feeling that we had paid way too much for dinner. We knew there was a new chef since our last visit, and since it was on our Preferred Dining card, decided to give it another try. Glad we did! Food was way better than just good, and service was great! Still expensive, but at least we felt we got something for our money on this visit. It's back on our list.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had the Octopus, lamb and duck and enjoyed every bite. The our door patio is very nice with views of Camelback mountain. Service here is always very good!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I have been a patron of T-Cooks for at least twenty years. This is my favorite place for a nice, quite, and romantic dinner. The ambiance is hard to beat. The menu has changed over the years, but still has a lot of healthy options - I believe it is Mediterranean, but I am not a food connoisseur.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food as usual was excellent. I was surprised at the limited selection of wine by the glass . those that were offered were overpriced and are wines we can find at much lower prices in most stores. Service outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Well worth a visit. Excellent food and service in a very inviting environs. Menu is creative and varied—be sure to order the delicious diver scallops, juicy Kansas corn-fed steaks. The dinning rooms are intimate and conducive for conversation.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service was very slow and seemed to not want to be there this non busy Sunday Brunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Tonino was our server and did an amazing job. He made solid recommendations and was very personable. Food was delicious. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food was exceptional, atmosphere is perfect and our server, Sasha, was the best... friendly, professional, knowledgeable... and fun!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Menu needs an update

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

My husband have been going here for years and the service and ambiance is always amazing. Kenny took very good care of us this past visit. The food is also great and they have delicious iced tea. The only thing I wish they'd bring back is the brunch buffet.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and great service! Always a great quiet place for dinner!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Service was excellent food was spot on, just a great place to enjoy with friends or on a date.

Tags: Authentic
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