dish - Creative Cuisine
dish - Creative Cuisine

dish - Creative Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.dishcreativecuisine.com/
  • Phone: 7608326526
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner

    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joane Garcia-Colson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Catering: We can help you create the perfect menu for any event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cathedral Canyon
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot in front of and to north of establishment.
A word from dish - Creative Cuisine
At dish, we pride ourselves in creating new and exciting contemporary American cuisine with an emphasis and focus on flavor. We use exceptional ingredients including the best available local and organic products whenever possible. We believe that food should nurture not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well. Of primary importance to us is the dining experience of our guests. Our intimate dining room encourages the enjoyment of our modern cuisine, conversation and connection. Eating at dish is not just dinner. It is an experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
dish - Creative Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)special occasion (27)neighborhood gem (13)romantic (9)notable wine list (6)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Not to be missed
    herbcohn
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The best dining experience in the desert. Bar none. I was honored to share their last evening at the Ramon Road location with them, discovering a deconstructed coq au vin that I will never forget. I'm not sure if I'll be able to wait for October's opening on North Palm Canyon. And it'll have a full bar! Just try and stop me from going.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Consistently the best fine dining experience in the Coachella Valley. They always have super interesting main dishes and "conversation starters," plus the amuse bouche are so creative and delicious. We love bringing new people to dish and watching them light up with delight at the experience. We are excited for their move to Palm Canyon from Cathedral City in the Fall. Keep up the great work Joane, Michelle & staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at the dish - CC
    bbsoon
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    dish - Creative Cuisine was recommended to us by a friend so I called and was able to get a reservation for four of us. We were so taken back with the service and the appetizers that were presented to us before the entree. It was a fabulous occasion and we will recommend this place to many of our friends. They were very polite and even called us the next day to see how we felt about the experience. Was not good or great, it was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A dining experience
    gooddoc
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    DISH is not eating out. The restaurant is a dining experience of very high quality. They bring samplers, a bite or two, throughout your meal that complement the appetizers and entries. A wonderful mix of flavors and textures. Although there are only a limited number of entries, perhaps no more than six, each is superbly prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flat out amazing!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    One of the best dining experiences ever! The reviews were outstanding, the location was deceiving, but the food and service were phenomenal. The owner/executive chef was there to explain each dish every step of the way. The server, Jessica, was extremely friendly and helpful. The dining room was small and intimate. But with all that said, the food was flat out some of the best things I've ever tasted! The cauliflower panna cotta was one of, if not, THE best thing I've vet put in my mouth. I am seriously floored at the level of service and quality of food this place provides for the price you end up paying! dish now has two new faces they will be seeing A LOT of in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At Last Something New
    Hope
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is the most interesting and delicious food I have had in a long time . Unusal combinations that make perfect sense. From the Artichoke and Chickpea Fritter as light as air, to all of the little bites like the beef ball with a potato ball and a squeeze of heavenly beef concentrate and the palate cleansing ginger beer sorbet, that were presented between courses to the most devine Desert a Carmel Pot de cream or the amazing Pana Cotta with chocolate nibs and bacon bits. Truly an outstanding meal. Can't wait till the fall to sample more innovative delights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not just dinner....
    WannaBeChef1
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    it's a dining experience. The chefs create unique, visually amazing and delicious food. The amuse bouche are delivered to your table one after the other until you get to the food you ordered. You don't order the amuse bouche, they just arrive. Sometimes there is a palate cleanser before the next course. The dessert is equally impressive. The Chef visits with each table and is very friendly and approachable. Look for their special dinners. We attended one that was "all about the pig" with every course having something pork in it. Delicious. They are moving to a larger location and will re-open in October.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodiegal
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is probably the most sophisticated food to be found in the desert. We love it. Reminds us of San Francisco quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Mankh
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    At first glance, the dining room is small and awkward. Once the food starts arriving the room itself is irrelevant. Very attentive staff. Truly original, creative food you've probably never seen or eaten before. Fresh, fresh, fresh. An endless parade of amuse bouche throughout the meal. The chef constantly works the room stopping to check in with everyone and talking about the (amazing) food. Absolutely delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    Grits
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our first visit and we were very impressed.The food not only was delicious and flavorfully creative but was artistically presented. The owner/chef obviously loves what she does. I hope this jewel of a restaurant retains this excellence when it opens its larger Palm Springs location in October.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true dining experienc
    jayster901VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    If you want experience the best dinner in the Coachella Valley, then dine at Dish! I hadn't had a meal like this since living in San Francisco and New York. The food was so unique, and each bite exploded in your mouth with new flavors. The topper was the small dishes that Joanne (the chef) brought by for us to try. It was the best dinner I have had since moving to Palm Springs over 4 years ago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Phenomenal Creative Cuisine
    drsbattenVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Chef outdid herself with the truly innovative "trios" for restaurant week. We have dined at dish four times and found this visit to be the best. The service, the food, the wine....A really wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    PSWxGuyEater
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    There were 4 of us for Restaurant Week and we each had the trio plates. With all the additional small plates that they brought - I think totaled to be about 12 small plates. Great tasting food. My favorite was a small corn bread cupcake with a slice of tomato in between along with Feta Cheese and Basil. Will definitely try again. Wish they had a bigger space though. Tables can get pretty noisy in a very small environment - but other than that - great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FUN
    sapphireluv
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I was impressed and the experience was truly fun. They would surprise us with different little bites that popped with such amazing flavors. We dined during restaurant week so the menu was unique and a sampling of many of their dishes. It was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect by design
    pencilVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Joane has designed an artful, 10+ delicious, original dining experience. It begins with savory fresh-made doughnuts (still warm) instead of bread; several chef's offerings that are just a bite or "shot" so as to not overwhelm nor take away from what is to come for the main courses. The menu choices are exciting, creative adventures with fresh ingredients. As a vegetarian it is awesome to have choices! In addition to all this, the wait staff is amazing, working as a team rather than per table assignment. Joane is out front as well, with lots of personal connecting.Top it all off - they called the next day to see if it all went ok. Nice touch! This is now my favorite PS restaurant for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NickVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    If you are a foodie and appreciate creative dining then this is the place. Simply exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highbrow without being snooty
    Riversiders
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We wanted something different and dish was perfect. The right amount of food, the right blend of adventure and comfort. Lots of attention paid to getting it right. Not everything exactly to our taste, but done with clear intention and purpose. Service was helpful and kind. Welcoming. An hour's drive for us and we'll do it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very creative cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The name of the restaurant describes it well--the cuisine was superb and very unique. Exceptional dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dish Doesn't Disappoint!
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Loved this place! The food was excellent and loved all the extra treats and surprises from the kitchen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marie Batten
    4alarkVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I would prefer the option of mixed cocktails to just wine and beer….
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary!
    Paul
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Dish offers one of the most unique dining experiences I have had in a long time. The food is remarkable...the service outstanding and the attention to detail extraordinary. It's one of the very few restaurants that creates excitement about the next course even as you are enjoying the current offering. Periodic tastes of interesting flavors just adds more enjoyment to the evening. Periodic visits by the Chef makes the entire experience as engaging as it can possibly be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 173 reviews are from the dish - Creative Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Amazing!
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food is absolutely incredible. This should be added to your list of "must dos" when in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gem in the Desert
    dishVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    First time trying this spot - thought I was in Manhattan or Europe for the presentation of the food. Service was pretty good, but the food is the attraction. Very small dining area. Best news is Chef told us they plan to move to larger location in Palm Springs in Oct/Nov 2014.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this amazing gem!
    DesertdiningVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    My friends and I have all wanted to try this restaurant and when our husbands were out of town, we headed there. The food was amazing!! I thought I was in Napa or NYC for a minute rather than the Palm Springs area. The portions were perfect, everything tasted wonderful. The menu was small but you don't need a large menu when everything is wonderful. The chef/owner came through the dining room to check on all of the diners and we even got a call the next day asking for feedback! Wow!! Loved it. It's a bit pricey for this area but for a special occasion, I'm headed back there in a heartbeat!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An unexpected and awesome surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We loved this place and the attention to detail! All the little complimentary bites were interesting, well thought out, fun and delicious!!!! The entrees were all delicious and well rounded. Proteins cooked to perfections and sides interesting and thoughtful! Would highly recommend when in the Palm Springs area which has a definite lack of good quality restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This was one of the most enjoyable meals we have had in the desert. The food was amazing and the service impeccable. The location was a bit unexpected, but well worth the trip. We cannot wait for them to move the the Palm Springs location in the fall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Great
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Never a disappointment. Always great food, excellent service. Wonderful hardly does Dish justice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Creative is an understatement
    Jeffrey
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I took a dear friend there for his 73rd birthday as he had been wanting to go there. The food was delicious. The "bites" that come out during your dining experience are worth it alone. Of course, dessert was incredible. It was a key lime foam popsicle. Anyway it wasn't cheap but well worth every penny. But the best....the restaurant called me two days later to ask how it was....I couldn't have been more impressed with just that one simple consideration. I will definitely be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Not the Last
    yearroundfoodie
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This restaurant is an unusual find in an unlikely place in the Palm Springs area (although it will be moved to downtown Palm Springs in the fall). The customer care and the food presentation is unusual for this area. We were called before our reservation and call the day after to ask about our experience. The food presentation is similar to starred restaurants in Europe. We didn't feel rushed and it was obvious that the wait staff and the chef/owner were throughly involved. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining experience
    luvsgreatfood
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Be prepared for waking up your palate. Between the delicious courses you will receive several amuse bouche that are fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deserving of 10 Stars
    CAT10
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I visited Dish a year ago and have been talking about it ever since. Much to my joy it has gotten even better. Calling this restaurant a hidden gem is an understatement. From foie gras buttons to deconstructed S'more every bite is delight. If you want a meal to remember please try Dish.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best of the best!
    Barbara
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This is the most fabulous restaurant in the desert. It would fit in any of the gourmet cities - New York, San Francisco, etc.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious and fun!
    lipsky
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a great time eating at Dish...more an experience than dining. Although it took 2 hours for this meal, it was fun with all the little treats (amuse bouche)--all of which were creative pieces of art/food :-) and were tasty. The entrees came late but everyone loved their dishes. Thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretencious
    CdpsVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Waited 1 1/2 hr for a very unsatisfying meal. Very expensive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finest meal I have ever had.
    JavajudiVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I have eaten in some of the best restaurants in the world and was blown away to discover this hidden gem. My date and I couldn't stop talking about each item that was brought out. So glad to hear they are moving to a proper space and can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ridiculous-ly Wonderful!
    YYCGroup
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Truly a great evening and we felt that we wanted to call the next day to THANK Chef and staff for such a great evening! We got a call on the day of our reservation and advised that we may have to bring a young child with our group which they were willing to accommodate, then showed up sans 3 (Mom, Dad and little guy). The staff quickly reset the table, did not make us feel bad for being a smaller party despite the impact on their small restaurant. The food was great, the small plates just kept coming and we LOVED every bit of food. Our group was all very impressed with the quality of food and the attentive service. Truly a special experience and so fun to find this little gem in Cathedral City. We will be back often!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AnExperience Full of surprises
    Desertgirl
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The menu is simple and reflective of what is seasonally at its' best. The location is quirky...a strip mall. The size is charming and intimate...9 tables. Dining at Dish is an experience full of surprises. Apps and entres (Conversation Starters and Topics) are creative, well executed and memorable.The tasty chef's bites throughout the evening exceeded all expectations: savory doughnuts w/roasted pablano chili peppers and pumpkin seeds; chicken meatballs with a Kobe Japanese sauce; cauliflower panna cotta dusted with cumin, sweet onion dust; strawberry gazpacho and mousse ice pops. Should you go plan on an evening out...dinner involved a delightful, delicious 2 1/2 hours. Be sure to reserve a table as there only nine of them!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in Salmon entre-
    Sydney
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Disappointed in Salmon entre- no taste and not very interesting side which also had no taste. Restaurant is quite expensive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best food experience in a long time
    SaltnPepper
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Fantastic gem of a place. The food was exceptional. Loved the surprise extras from the kitchen. Wonderful flavours! Highly recommend to foodies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Service, food and personal attention - all great. It's a little pricey. But, good place for a special occasion. Only nine tables. They're moving in the fall from Cathedral City to Palm Springs to a larger space. Even though they're still in CC, go there instead of Spencer's or Le Vallauris.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic