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Jul 23, 2009 07:21 AM

T. Cook's for Anniversary dinner-PHX

I have made a reservation here for our wedding anniversary dinner in Sept. when we are visiting. This was recommended to me elsewhere but I'd like to know if people here think it's a good choice.
Was told it is a romantic setting which I'm looking for. Does the food stand up?
Appreciate any feedback on our choice. Thanks!

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  1. It is a great restaurant in a setting that will make you feel like you are in a villa in Spain or Italy.

    I have never eaten dinner there, but have had many lunches and a few brunches. I have never had a bad experience there. The food is excellent (great ingredients, and preparation).

    I think this is one of the better "special occassion" restaurants in town, and you can be confident you picked a winner.

    1. Take some time before your dinner reservation to stroll the grounds. You'll find hidden niches and secret gardens. This is a particularly lovely old Phoenix property, and as Booger said, has the feeling of a private villa. T.Cooks, at the Royal Palms, has an old-fashioned romantic elegance (VS showy Las Vegas resort glitz) that is lacking in many places. In addition to being very well-fed, I always come away feeling cosseted.

      Call T.Cooks to tell them of your special requests. I have never been disappointed with their attention to detail and care. If at all possible, book one of their casitas for the night to enhance your experience.

      Disclaimer: I was married on this property almost ten years ago and have a very special fondness for it. Happy Anniversary!

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      1. re: Sherri

        great, thanks for the feedback. I am looking forward to our time there.
        any comments on attire? I don't believe a jacket is required for my husband, correct?

        1. re: mbw1024

          "I don't believe a jacket is required for my husband, correct?"

          Call T. Cooks with this question. My husband always wears a blazer so I don't know the answer. Certainly no tie is necessary when the temperature is so high; it will still be warm in September.

      2. T. Cooks is a great choice for an anniversary dinner. Beautiful resort and great service. I will say that my last few dinners there have not been as impressive as the past, but still very good. The atmosphere makes it worthwhile. No jacket is required. The attire is resort casual, so you'll likely see a lot of Tommy Bahama shirts on men, and in September when it's still hot, probably some men in nice shorts even. Not that you'd be out of place with a jacket, but its not necessary at all. The attached lounge is also very cool, with a piano player, or you can take your cocktail to any of the great patios outside. Have a great time.