The Bottom Line
- Unique atmosphere. Warm, yet elegant
- Attentive, professional service
- Prices are high
- Quantities are adequate, but you won't be stuffed
- The diners are generally not a youthful group at T. Cook's.
- There was a comfortable looking patio were several groups chose to sit.
- The bar area was inviting, comfortable, and busy.
- T. Cook's at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Guide Review - T. Cook's
We each ordered appetizers--the crab cake, the foie gras, and the gnocchi. Two of us ordered the seafood bisque chowder. The crab cake, dubbed 'jumbo' in T. Cook's menu, was not, but it was very good, packed with fresh clams. If you would enjoy it, the foie gras was my top pick of the three. Appetizers are not large enough for two to share. The gnocchi was the largest portion, and got a thumbs up, as well. The lobster bisque was superb.
Our three entrees consisted of the lamb, the scallops, pictured above, and the vegetable ravioli. I thought the scallops entree was the best bet of the three, but all were very good.
For dessert we had the chocolate/banana torte, the chocolate cathedral, and the creme brulee. They were all fantastic--to look at and to eat. Beautiful!
I expected the service to be professional, and it was. They were pleasant and helpful, without being chatty. T. Cook's is known for its wine list, and wines may be purchased by the glass starting at about $8.
Excluding beverages, tax and tip, the meal came to $55 per person. We ordered more than we would usually eat--soup, appetizer, entree, and dessert. The portions were not large, and we didn't feel that we had overeaten, nor did we take any food home.
We aren't on an expense account, and we aren't wealthy, but we'll come back someday for another special occasion.