Luxury spa resorts with resplendent views; luxurious suites, relaxing spas and fine dining restaurants are plentiful in Greater Phoenix. But the Royal Palms Resort and Spa stands above the rest of these desert oasis getaways with its award-winning restaurant.
The fine-dining cuisine tastes even better served in a sophisticated, Spanish colonial-style dining room— with palm trees literally growing through the roof — with dramatic views of Camelback Mountain. Deserving of its honors and its fiercely loyal admirers, T. Cook's brings a classic Mediterranean touch to an undeniably five star experience.
The team at T. Cook’s make it all seem effortless: the place is a favorable blend of timeless decor and elegant, but easy-going atmosphere; the cooking is top-notch; and from the initial cozy welcome to the final helping-on of coats, service is a model of charm and proficiency. When front of house know the premium details of how a balsamic caramel is drizzled and confidently advise on wine pairings while making pleasant conversation - then you know you're in a fine-dining establishment. The simple but succulent food does full justice to the atmosphere. A Focaccia Flatbread crammed with Italian sausage, fontina cheese and arugula was subtly seasoned with truffle oil. Juicy 21 day dry-aged Rib eye, heroically flavorful, came with classic foraged mushrooms, mouthwatering black truffle grits and bone marrow bordelaise. Unequivocal praise goes to the duck with candied orange, asparagus and thyme potatoes.
No wonder T. Cook's is a favorite among locals and celebrities. It’s timeless, classic. Proof that great taste never goes out of fashion.
5200 East Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85018