T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

4.5
3062 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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Celebrate Mother's Day 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 Mother's Day Buffet in a beautiful ballroom.

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Sun 12:00PM - 1:30PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
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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LS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our son's 30th birthday . One of the guests was my 97-year-old dad. The quiet background music was perfect. Not being rushed was perfect. Our server was so nice. We never once waited too long, or felt hovered over. The setting it very pretty, too. And yes, the food was delicious.

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

Everything was fantastic - the only thing that was a bit off was our appetizer and salad came at the same time.

Disappointing

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CB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. The food, ambience, service was just perfect!

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o
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, beautiful facility!

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LN
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Wonderful evening to be outside in this lovely setting - food was good but not outstanding for prices, service was good, I heard this was a #1 rated restaurant and has a new chef but a bit of a disappointment -maybe my expectations were too high from what I had heard about T Cooks -

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SD
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner at T Cook's. There were two couples in our party with one couple ordering steak (they said it was the best they'd ever had) and the other couple ordering fish (delicious). A little pricy, but it is an upscale restaurant in an upscale area. We would do it again.

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SC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday
People kept coming within inches of our table with tables for an event. Very disruptive

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OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a cocktail before dinner near the bar. Had to walk up to the bar and ask for a drink. Three people behind the bar....no one seemed to want to come to us. For a second drink had to ask for service ( Not the way I remember ).

After moving to dinner, everything was GREAT ( Food and Service ).

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly special place to go for brunch. Beautiful but not too stuffy.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for an elegant brunch with amazing food in a beautiful location, this is definitely the place. By far the best brunch I've ever had. You definitely want to arrive hungry.

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RO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. The only negative aspect of the experience was that OpenTable booked us in a 9:30 timeslot and the buffet doesn't seat the patrons until 10:30. Other than that everything was great.

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a
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very beautiful with nice ambiance but food was mediocre and portions were small. Branzino was bland and quantity of food was insufficient for a petite eater! Dessert menu was too unusual for our taste and majority of dishes seemed to have too many twists in ingredients. Service was very good but that won’t be sufficient for a return visit.

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b
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

food was mediocre and expensive, the salad was plain the dressing tasteless, the cake as dry, no read was served, it was very disappointing

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d
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Our food was excellent. We sat on the patio - which is so beautiful! Love to sit on patio when we dine there. Our waiter was a bit of a dud but we had great food and were with wonderful friends. Service was good except for our waiter - he didn't have much personality. It is quite expensive so we only go for special occasions.

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V
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for drinks and sax music at great bar area as well as terrific dining experience. Perfect for special occasions as well.

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BB
Phoenix
63 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A celebration of friends and our entire lunch was outstanding. The wait staff was very attentive without being overpowering. They kept an eye on us without demanding our attention. Our lunches (chicken melt minus the bread) and a hamburger were all enjoyed with all of us eating more than we should have. For me the chicken breast was tender and still very moist. We also enjoyed the hummus; presented very artfully and was very tasty. Service was impeccable and we appreciated Dan's even tone throughout our teasing him; he was a fantastic waiter. Our only negative would be that the flys were terrible out on the patio; it would be nice if they would find a way to divert those nasty flys in some manner so they did not take away from the ambiance that is so wonderful.

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V
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and full bar. Service excellent. A bit pricy but great for special night out.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was very mediocre. Not interested in going back for brunch

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We loved it and would love to go again. The atmosphere was beautiful.

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d
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous! vice was top notch, food was delicious, atmosphere was awesome!

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CB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location, ambiance, and amazing food. This is my favorite brunch spot in AZ!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambiance is great and the food is just ok.

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GW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a large group with me for dinner and we sat at a wonderful table on the patio. As usual, the service and the food was impeccable! I will recommend T. Cooks to anyone who wants a great experience.

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m
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Ambience was great - the outdoor patio is a fantastic setting for dinner. Unfortunately, once seated things didn’t go well... Service was really bad (just an off night I think but everything went wrong), food was ok but price/value was disappointing. Dishes either didn’t come out, came out incorrectly, or were just not good. Management was very apologetic but overall the experience was not what I’d expect given how highly others seem to rate the restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful resort! Restaurant ambience was lovely. Server was pleasant but didn’t follow through. My husband ordered his stake rare and it came med well. Took some time to locate waiter. I was finished with my salmon by the time he got his steak again. The waiter never came by to see if steak was correct the second time, I can’t have cream and the salmon sides had cream. Waiter checked with chef said no problem as he would make rice with no cream. I didn’t get it with my salmon. When waiter took the steak I told him that I didn’t get my side with the salmon. It finally came after I finished my dinner. Service was not up to par for such a nice restaurant. My husband said he would never go back.

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B
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent but service was lacking. Some dishes forgotten with the order . Also wedding was happening so focus seemed to be on the event and not dinner guests.

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San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for a cocktail half hour befor our dinner reservation - took 15min for a server to take our drink order (only after we searched for someone to attend to us). We had a request for outdoor seating for dinner - they tried to sit us in the south outdoor area right next to a large outdoor wedding. We asked for a different table and luckily got seated in the north courtyard.

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ND
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was the best! Food, environment, service!

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LE
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend T Cook's especially if you have out of town company and want to take them to a unique Arizona restaurant. They also have terrific cocktails and it's a great place to take photos.

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DS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed a special night out with friends. The food was amazing, my sea bass was delicious!

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IT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great view, beautiful property. Food is also nice with a hint of medetiranian

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PR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lunch on the patio was wonderful. Old historic ambiance and terrific food.

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T
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

T Cooks just may be our very favorite restaurant in the Phoenix area for outdoor dining. The front patio is romantic and beautiful. The food is wonderful, and our favorite waiter Jeff always does a stellar job of making our evening feel incredibly special. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, and the wine list is extensive. Highly recommended!

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JW
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic upscale dining, excellent craft cocktails, full wine list, large selection of wines by the glass.
Broad list of choices for apps, entrees.
High quality food, masterful preparation, superior service. Pricing a bit over the top, most entrees over $30, easy to spend $150 per person with drinks, apps, entree, dessert. Definitely a special occasion spot!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding all the way around. Is by far and away one of my favorite venues

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FI
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently amazing!

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Room service standard food at top end restaurant prices served by diner style waiters to chavvy conservative clients.

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J
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic. Unfortunately I do not remember his name but he served the Lytle party of 4 at 6:45 pm on Wed April 3.

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JK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The server was terrible They meal was over cooked. My salmon and an paste in it that was dried up and the Brussels were soaked in a sauce. The waiter got me gluten free bread after asking 4 times and then it was toast that had been over toasted. It was not a good experience. I have had lunch there many times and it was fabulous but I will not recommended for dinner. Which is a shame because the place is romantic.

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SK
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Scallops were gritty (not properly cleaned). I told the waiter but never received an explanation or apology. Also, the waiter never refilled our iced tea.

The salmon entree was quite tasty, although it was served skin side up.

Price was fair.

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