dish - Creative Cuisine
dish - Creative Cuisine
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dish - Creative Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.dishcreativecuisine.com/
  • Phone: (760) 832-6526
  • 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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dish - Creative Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
  • High-end gastronomy
    LOUDUBOR
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Dish creative cuisine is totally amazing. We were delighted with an eight course dinner of the highest refinement, a quality you usually can find only in very high end restaurants in Paris, New York or similar. The service faultless, and the whole experience was really wonderful..
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    fit for foodies
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  • Quite a surprise
    ShellyVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    When visiting Palm Desert we ate here quite by accident. We were totally blown away by the meal. Definitely of the caliber of the best that we have ever eaten in and that includes Blue Hill in NY and the French Laundry here in CA, Try it if you can!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this is a special place for
    stretchman
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    this is a special place for anyone who wants great food, prepared and presented w/ care by a team that seems to truly care about your dining experience. don't let the location deter you, make the trip
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delightful little restaurant
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    A delightful little restaurant an inauspicious place. Great food; service was decent; space a bit cramped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe just an off night?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This restaurant had been highly recommended by a friend, but we were not impressed. We were not greeted for some time after walking in the door, other tables were served 2 additional rounds of amuse bouche, the chicken was dry, there was no risotto on my plate when the menu listed it as part of my meal and the waiter forgot to deliver my wine. Maybe it was just an off night as a friend has been there numerous times.
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  • Disappointing
    fogcitymomVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Restaurant is extremely small & tight. Our party of 6, which had made reservations 3 months ahead, was told we would have to wait as they had only 1 table for 6 and the current party had decided to linger over dessert and extra wine. Yes, the 45-minute wait was accompanied by complimentary wine, but there is no bar seating & we had to stand outside. All felt the food, while fresh and original, was overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food beautifully presented,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Good food beautifully presented, good attentive service, quite expensive. Atmosphere somewhat bland due to the strip mall location and plain decor.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best I've ever had in Palm Springs
    MakeItRight
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We have eaten at restaurants all over the world, and a ton in Palm Springs, and this one is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Unbelievable
    MLMSVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Absolutely one of the most impressive dining experiences we have ever had. This is an absolute must!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • At last!
    HollywoodVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    For a while we've heard the rumblings about a small gem of a place in Cathedral City. We finally treated ourselves and visiting family to one of the finest dining experiences any of us have ever had. Hailing from Chicago and familiar with many of its remarkable dining establishments, we can safely state that DISH ranks up there with any that Chicago or other fine dining city has to offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    reets
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    this is the second time we have been there, the food was outstanding, very creative dishes, and tastes were wonderful. we will go back
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overlooked
    Picky
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We have eaten at Dish previously and found it to be one of the best dining experiences we have had. It is interesting that we were able to make a reservation with such a short time frame. When we finished our dinner there (7:30) there were still three or four open tables. This does not equate to the quality of this restaurant. Perhaps a better location would give it the visibility it deserves. This restaurant is a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Our Favourite Place to Eat
    PegabooooVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food and service is outstanding and is just something you have to experience. Don't wait any longer, you will not be disappointed.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous
    Scott
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Unique, friendly, & an opportunity not to be missed in the desert. As a friend summed it up, "it's the difference between dining and eating". The owner-chef who was working the dining room made you feel that your presence was important to her. The wait staff was attentive, polite, & knowledgable. While our salads & entrees were excellent, it was the 8 or 9 "tastes" provided during our meal that were memorable. We will definitely return to Dish next year when we are back down here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    MauraanVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Kudos to Joanne and Michelle for their amazing and creative menu, impeccable and personable service and an incredibly fun EXPERIENCE in being a foodie. They are truly practicing a list art! Would love to have you move to downtown PS but ONLY if you don't lose the awesomeness you've created!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative Cuisine
    drsbattenVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The reason to dine at Dish is the creative and imaginative cooking of Chef. While the price point is a bit high, we counted 7-8 additional "tastings" that accompanied our order of salad and entrée, adding to the value of the restaurant. All in all, Dish is a gem in the desert.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2-course dinner's an 8-course feast
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Dish was a delightful surprise. The small dining room is pleasant but unremarkable, however, it offers an amazing food. We chose beet and burrata salads to start followed by Halibut and King Salmon small plate, with two very nice gasses of wine from a good list. First two warm savoury beignets (donuts) arrived - the first of many surprises. Dish presented 6 amuse - little molecular gastronomic treats like "baked potato" on a spoon, beef tenderloin ball & potato bouche with a rich reduction, and palate cleaning sorbet. Every bite was a flavourful delight. Our bill for this feast was embarrassingly modest given this exception dining experience. This is an amazingly talented kitchen producing outstanding food with the finest ingredients.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the desert
    BandR
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Presentation is over the top as is the food and the service. An amazing experience and excellent everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden gem
    LouG
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    A cascade of amuse boches, starting with a savory donut (instead of bread) and ending with a pop up popcicle, make this meal the most adventursome and tasty experience in the Valley. Never had a bad dish here and Joanna the owner chef is on the floor checking every table, and it seems, every serving. WOW.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A True Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    This tiny restaurant has a lot going for it! Relatively small menu with nightly specials. Food is really very good & the service & dining experience is unique to the desert. Nice little nibbles are presented from before your first course and throughout the evening while awaiting the courses to be served. The items we ordered were very good but not spectacular, however the items my friend ordered were amazing. We will definitely return to try again because it's got so much potential & we want to try more items on the menu. They only serve beer and wine but they are looking for a larger location and will hopefully have a full bar in the future.
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  • Great
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Best food I have had in the Desert. A great addition. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trying so hard
    chuckles1st
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The gracious owner stopped to chat at each of the 9 tables & some patrons seemed like regulars, but this restaurant tries too hard. Many tasty imaginative amuse bouches were served before/between courses to dampen our appetites while waiting. We asked to share a roasted beet salad. We were not given extra plates. We shared the salad plate. We were give one knife to share when we asked for a knife. Sharing food has new meaning. My duck-prepared-two-ways was atop mushy coconut rice. One of the duck preparations was overcooked. My husband's ling cod, described as roasted in horseradish sour cream, had so much sour cream topping, it disguised the taste of the fish. Dish is expensive, has great adult ambience. Dress is casual to country club.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cathedral City Gem
    Gourmand
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    While there are so many fine restaurants in Palm Springs, Cathedral City has a stand out. This restaurant has an attention to detail and every item served is unique. Its location is not a stand out to tourists and therefore a find. They have outgrown their space and will hopefully expand to another location in Cathedral City, to serve its residents and visitors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The prices may look expensive, but you are served many amuse bouche courses throughout the meal. We've been there twice within a few weeks. All but one amuse bouche course were different (the not-sweet donuts seem to be a staple instead of bread, but were different varieties) on our two visits, and all were outstanding. I'll definitely be back, and I recommend you experience this amazing restaurant too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prices are up
    opentableseniorsVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    We dined at dish last winter and had a wonderful meal. We returned this year and were very surprised at how much the prices had increased. Amuse bouches are wonderful. Our main course was expensive and the preparation lacked their usual flair...sea bass a little undercooked. May have been a factor of the owner chef taking a night off as we were there early in the week and the number of diners were few. Would still recommend it to friends with a warning that it has become much more expensive.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They need a new approach...not good
    MikeylikesitVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We arrived at 8 pm - reservation time on opentable. Not seated until 8:25. No menus until 8:50. We were able to look at menus at the bar, but needed more time. Still we waited for the menus.. I brought a very important work contact here-- I heard it would be great, very flavourful and an intimate experience. My guests were not impressed - poor service and not that taken with the food. The small amuse-bouches and various complimentary hors d'ouevres are nice, but very plain and some don't feel like they're completely fresh or innovative. We, as a group, liked our entrees well enough (although, I got the Lobster Study and found it mediocre-- it's lobster after all, it should be excellent) but found them to not be special. I will not go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still one of, if not the best
    dbeckes
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    A true dining experience. The "dish"es are very innovative, beautifully presented and best of all - delicious. Perhaps the highlight of the meal is the parade of amuse touches, each one a work of art for the eye and tongue. Great service, too. Highly recommended!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy to have Dish in the Valley
    Joanne
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    The Valley has a restaurant that offers phenomenal food and has no hint of arrogance. The staff does everything to ensure guests are well cared for while creating a wonderful meal. Treats offered between courses are exceptionally innovative and diverse, all menu offerings seem to be. Owner and chef's attention to detail make it worth the cost. We appreciate Dish offering a welcome alternative to the valley's dining options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    CapedinersVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    After good reviews enticed us to this weird strip mall location, we were frustrated from the onset....table uncomfortably close to a loud party, waiter either distracted or inept, far too many forgettable amuse bouches, and over-salted salmon cakes...each aspect unrewarding. Though the chef circulated the tiny dining room, she skipped us...perhaps for a reason! I'm sorry to be so negative, but this place is either trying too hard to be unique, or isn't trying hard enough.
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  • Unique menu interspersed with
    billieboy
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Unique menu interspersed with tid bits of good things.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real treat!
    BHReviewer2VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Wow! What a fabulous meal - we called ahead to say we were vegetarians & asked if we could be accommodated. The answer was most definitely yes that 2 entrees would be vegetarian friendly & in addition the hostess inquired as to whether there were any allergies or vegetables we didn't like. In between the courses we were served small bites made vegetarian for our table- each one more creative than the next...one was a tiny macaroon with a basil infused cream. The shitake mushroom appetizer was incredible! dish is a small intimate restaurant where the guests are treated regally & the food is superb! We will definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gourmet evening, yum!
    jerila
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We had a wonderful dining adventure and a chance to have a conversation which many places these days forget how important that is. Hate to eat and have to shout at my guests. A food adventure and culinary delight was a nice surprise from all the "steak restaurants in the desert" and other than a bit of a drive it was totally worth it. Great to chat with chef and owner and wait staff was great. Telling all our friends.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, random location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The location was totally random being in a small strip mall in the "check-into-cash" kind of neighborhood. The interior wasn't "designed" ....more like white table cloths and some interior paint added to a previously defunct Mexican restaurant. But, the service was attentive and sweet and the food was fantastic! We will certainly return, I just may not bring my fluffier friends who demand atmosphere with their dining.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    lmgg
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Very creative. A great dining experience. Many amusees during the meal!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, many great
    GourmetVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Delicious food, many great amuse bouche was given, creative food, chef came out several times to see how we were doing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the dish on dish
    mildflowerVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Went here based on online reviews and was not disappointed. The beet/burratta first course was flavorful and the pork tenderloin was AMAZING! In between there were arrivals of tiny taste treats that were not only delicious, but elevated our meal to a real foodie experience. I will be back.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    PegabooooVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Our favorite place to eat...hands down. The food is excellent and all the surprise tastings you get before your main meal arrives will make you kick yourself for not eating at Dish sooner. Not only is the food excellent but you will feel pampered by your server. They will do everything they can to make your visit memorable, including the chef picking up a special refreshments as needed. Thank you chef for the DC.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special dining experience
    BandDpalmsprings
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Great food, great service, great dining experience
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best the desert has to offer
    teedeeVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We were a party of six including foodies and a well known restaurant owner. We were all thrilled and blown away by our dining experience. Food, service, and creativity were magnificent. BRAVO!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Let down
    psfcoVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Have been several times. Like the restaurant & concept. Understand they may be moving. Thats good. Hopefully the uniqueness of the restaurant can be personalized in its design.The current Mall location does nothing to add to the experience. The small tastings are always unique and very well presented and tasty. The other night none of the four entrees we had were very good. They were all tasteless and uninteresting though they were well presented. Both Fish dishes were breaded as was my pork tenderloin.Other than a well designed plate the pork tenderloin could have been served at Applebees. With a limited Entree Menu they should all be Very good and not ordinary. I will wait to return when DISH reopens, next season, in a new location
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