Cork Tree Restaurant
YummyEverything each person ordered was delicious. The salmon was the best I have ever tasted. The salads were crispy and tasty yet not overwhelmed by any one flavor. Look forward to returning next time I am in the desert.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceCork Tree is always a great experience - very good food and service and friendly staff.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyableWe had an extremely enjoyable evening. The service started off very slow but improved once our waitress introduced herself to our table. Our food was excellent and will recommend to friends as one of the best restaurants in the desert area.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent palm dessert GemWhat a great find, wonderfully inventive California menu. Like eating at an Iron Chef competition!
We tasted the Raviole Appetizer, yummy. The scallops were amazing particularly the Black Rice. Wish we had saved room for dessert! Definitely worth visiting5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprise find in the desertCork Tree was a surprise even after reading the reviews. It is an elegant, romantic restaurant inside. From the street it looks a little like a chain restaurant. The booths are private and spacious. The food is inventive and delicious. The service was attentive and the have a good wine selection. I took clients and they were very impressed. My dinner, the kale salad and scallops, with a bite of the apple dessert a la mode, was memorable. We will return when we go to Palm Desert and have already recommended it to friends.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot!In for only 3 nigjts, bit very glad we came! Great menu that eases all tastes. Beautiful presentation along w top notch service. A must visit when in Desert Springs!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMQuaint understated elegance.Recommended to us by a waiter at another restaurant. Thank goodness for his kindness. This was a wonderful meal in a very nice setting. We would highly recommend this place to everyone. You will definitely enjoy your experience from food to service.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticSecond time in 3 nights. Différents foods, same pleasure, the taste, the service, all was great!!! The only bad point is that we leaved Palm desert yesterday so we can't go back before our next travel here.
Thanks for the good moments5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodWe have eaten here before and were disappointed at being shunted into a side room lacking any character. This time we were in the main restaurant area and it was first class. Fod was very good but the menu seemed not to have changed over the past year. It is good but adventure from them could make it better yet.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining!!!The food, the service, the ambiance: all was perfect. Surely one of our best restaurant ever tried!!!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't say it enough times,Can't say it enough times, this is one of the very best restaurants in the valley. The food is always outstanding and the presentation is so unique and appealing. If you have a special occasion or you want a really high class experience, this is the place. They are always so accomodating to our requests and we always leave saying what a wonderful experience it was.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCork Tree was the perfectCork Tree was the perfect location to celebrate our anniversary! From the most friendly confirmation call about our reservation, to the perfect table for a romantic dinner, to the superb service from EVERYONE, we could not have asked for more. The food was amazing - we wish we didn't get full! Would definitely go back in a heartbeat!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentLe repas était succulent. La présentation des plats était recherchée. Le service était excellent. Ça vaut vraiment la peine d'y aller. Do not hésitante. Do you a favoris4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome PlaceFrom the moment I walked into the restaurant I felt the warmth of the people working there and the diners. We were sat at a lovely booth and the food was out of this world and the presentation was great from appetizers to main course through to dessert. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys a fine meal.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter , Greg, did a fineOur waiter , Greg, did a fine job on looking after us. The wine we first ordered was out of stock and he made an excellent recommendation on a sub.
The food was excellent and very interestingly presented4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Excellent presentation!Great food! Excellent presentation!
Only problem was waiter did not offer the Specials for the evening,
after ordering desert, he left so quickly we did 't have a chance to order coffee.
He obliviously had other things on his mind.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here for my wife's birthdayWent here for my wife's birthday while in Palm Desert. The food was outstanding and the service was prompt and expert. We had a reservation and were seated right away. A lot of reviewers had previously said "don't be fooled by the fact that it is in a strip mall" and I could not agree more. We enjoyed it very much and will recommend to others who are down in the Palm Desert area and don't want a chain or hotel restaurant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!Very creative menu and the food taste and presentation is even better! Their specialty is a pork shank that is to die for! Everything was good, everyone loved their entrees.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousThis was a fabulous meal. The presentation is outstanding and the service was extraordinary! I recommend the pork shank.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. AppetizersFood was very good. Appetizers took too long to be served, but waiter provided complimentary demitasse of soup. Quiet enough to talk without shouting, which is an improvement over most spots in the desert. Would recommend.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGourmet surpriseA real surprise. Gourmet combinations and presentation. Can't wait to return.
A chef restaurant to take net of.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMCork Tree, Palm DesertThe menu is small but what they do offer is not ordinary...like shank pork or shank of lamb. One of us had the pork which was excellent. Two of us had a trio special of crab cakes, 1 scallop and petite filet. It was good, but I wish I had chosen something else for the price. (it was higher than most).
Salad is extra.
This is a special occasion restaurant!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMYOU MUST GO HERE TO EAT, ITS GREATA fantastic evening at the Cork Tree. The food was amazing so tasty, everyone at the table was offering tasters to their friends everything was sooooo good we had to try it all. The presentation too looked brilliant.
The entertainment was fantastic we had a super evening. Our server was always there when we needed anything and she was watch in the background to make sure our drinks were topped up and our every need was met.
Most definitely the place to be.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Sea Bass, ScallopExcellent Sea Bass, Scallop dish with forbidden rice was a must try! Service was impeccable and live music in the bar was pleasant and not overly loud.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have dined here a few timesWe have dined here a few times and the food is consistently top notch! The staff is friendly, the service excellent.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat diing experienceFood was delicious and a beautiful presentation. House wine was unusually drinkable. The service was excellent.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, service, ambiance great.Food, service, ambiance great. Only one problem - the one meal came out cold! The plate was hot but the food was too cold to eat (the lamb shank)4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal with greatExcellent meal with great food and service. The warm bread service- cranberry walnut bread. House cured salmon was a large serving of melt in your mouth, silky salmon with creamy full fat Greek yogurt and 2 very thin brioche slices (ask for more). The mushroom ravioli was intense in flavor with perfectly cooked asparagus.
The rack of lamb special was 3 - 2 bone chops with creamy bacon-garlic mashed potatoes. The sea scallops entree was served on black rice seasoned with cream, edamame and shrimp.
The Cork Tree Banana Split was a marvelous creamy hazelnut mousse served in bar shape on a crispy crust with a small scoop of banana ice cream half a bruleed banana and a cherry wine dipping sauce.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will return to dine atWe will return to dine at the Cork Tree Restaurant. The staff and chef were there to meet and greet you and were welcoming and friendly. The food was excellent.
We had a booth, which was nice. We were glad we were early diners at 5:45 as the place was louder and really packed when we left.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were here for romantic.We were here for romantic. it was our 25th anniversary. Food fantastic. Service perfect!!! Table not so much. Let it be known it was our 25th anniversary. Didn't happen.! table placement not so good!! our server was perfect!! other than that, just ok. not our first choice, if we come back, any time soon. we will see.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely wonderful restaurantWhat a great restaurant! Not only was the food marvelous, but it was artistically presented. The saucing, the combinations, the flavors were sublime. Service was just excellent too. Best place we ate in the Palm Desert area.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were looking for a reallyWe were looking for a really good place to eat in Palm Desert. Numerous reviews lead us here and we were not disappointed. We really enjoyed the interesting combinations of ingredients in the dishes. Service was as expected in a fine restaurant. Will go back again when in Palm Springs area.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA true gem in the desertWe visit Palm Desert every year and we ate here last year and had a wonderful dining experience so we returned. This year was no different. A great experience. Our reservation was honored right on time. Particular thanks goes to our server Deborah who took excellent care of us. The martini before dinner was excellent and the entrees were terrific. I love the slow cooked pork shank and highly recommend it!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of the best restaurantsThis is one of the best restaurants in the valley. Food is always great, and service delightful. It is as close as we can get to a real dining room as opposed to just a restaurant.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Evening on the Town!The Cork Tree Restaurant was recommended by a friend and we are very thankful. We had dinner with my in laws before going to a concert and it was a wonderful experience. The service was excellent and the food was divine! The Cork Tree Restaurant has a very sexy atmosphere and would be perfect for a romantic evening out. I think we will be back soon for dinner for two! On a side note, my wife had left her sunglasses at the table when we left and within 5 minutes we had a call from the restaurant to let us know.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food creatively platesGreat food creatively plates and wonderful service. Chef came to the table ... Great restaurant! Surprisingly quaint to be located in a strip mall4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways ExcellentWe come to Palm Springs every year and we eat at Cork Tree every year. Food and service is consistently excellent. The wine list is the best in the area. They have outdoor seating but we've never used it because we always seem to go on windy evenings.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to celebrate a specialWe went to celebrate a special birthday for a friend, and we were all treated special. The food was beyond wonderful, the presentation beautiful and the service was exceptional. The restaurant made the birthday a really special event and she was thrilled. Can't tell you how great this restaurant is, you just have to try it for yourself! One of the very best first class restaurants in the valley!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest serviceThe food was great and the service was even better. The server gave us terrific opinions, didn't rush us, but was there when we needed something. Perfect.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable Meal!Wow... So few restaurants in the valley are memorable, that you must return to. The Cork Tree is one that should not be missed. Great wine, service and such delicious food! Something here for everyone. Definitely a top five in he valley.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI have visited this restaurantI have visited this restaurant many times. It is a positive experience. Very trendy and upscale for the desert which is dominated by typical steakhouses. The food quality and presentation is more typical of LA or San Francisco.
Just a quality experience.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe scallops are to die forThe scallops are to die for -- be sure to try them!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have dined here beforeWe have dined here before and the preentation and quality continue to impress. Met our expectations again!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHad Easter Dinner with ourHad Easter Dinner with our family (included 2 young teenagers). We sat on the patio and had a wonderful meal. 2 thumbs up!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place and goWe love this place and go for special occasions. We've always been very pleased with the entire experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great dinner at oneAnother great dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in the desert. Seated promptly on arrival......even on a busy Saturday night, our reservation was waiting and a table was saved. Excellent service and food, as always. Chef Herve always does a great job. We are never disappointed and you won't be either!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCork Tree was a very pleasantCork Tree was a very pleasant find. An interesting menu with all items prepared well. Some of the plating choices are a little strange (they really like threes) but a very good meal overall.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a first class experience.We had a first class experience. We live nearby and were pleasantly surprised that they had such an excellent menu, beautiful atmosphere and appealing and original presentation of the meal. We had requested a quiet booth and they did their best to accommodate us in a large room that was filled with happy diners.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMTHOROUGHLY ENJOYED OUR DINNER;THOROUGHLY ENJOYED OUR DINNER; SERVCICE, FOOD AND PRESENTION EXCELLENT. GOOD MENU IN ALL AREAS. LOOK FORWARD TO GOING AGAIN.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time the foodWe had a great time the food was awesome and will return3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM