Jake's - Palm Springs
Although the place was veryAlthough the place was very busy, we waited only a few minutes for our reservation and received a great table. We all had either the house made spicy Bloody Mary or the BLT Bloody Mary which is incredible with bacon scewered with a cherry tomato and lettuce and used in place of a celery stick and with bacon infused vodka. Two of us had the delish chilliquilias egg dish, one had the excellent 'eggs in purgatory' (eggs all perfectly runny as ordered!) and one had the Miami Vice Salad which is so popular. Finished with a huge piece of the salted caramel cake and a round of cappuccinos. Excellent service by Sean and the owners, Chris & Bruce, came by the table to be sure we were pleased --we were! A perfectly delightful Mothers Day Brunch!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceExcellent food and excellent service! This was our fifth time dining here and everything was spot on. Thanks Jakes!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA PS Favorite!Tucked into the courtyard of a historic building on North Palm Canyon Arts District - this little gem of a restaurant never disappoints. It's tiny and the owners are hands-on. They are always around to meet, greet and ensure that everything is perfect - I LOVE supporting this business for that reason alone. The patio is the place to be and you can even bring your well-behaved dog!
Open for lunch and dinner, there is a full bar with daily drink specials. It gets really busy on weekends so reservations are a must - I love that they are on open table.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Food & SpirtisThis was our last stop (for brunch) before leaving Palm Springs after 5 glorious days and it left a great lingering sensation! The staff was all knowing and yet only there when you wanted/needed them. The patio is small, but nicely appointed and the outdoor atmosphere is perfect! Highly recommend!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellent inConsistently excellent in every aspect. Their specials mean you never get tired of "the same old menu." The food is always perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. The newer vanilla caramel-salt cake is dangerously delicious for dessert.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOMG a 5+STAR EXPERIENCEWhat makes Jake's incredible?
The unique menu.
The servers & supportive staff.
The reasonable, yet excellent wine list.
The bar, especially the martinis/$8
The indoor seat by the window is/in + out!
The outdoor dining is fantastic below 90*
The desserts:huge cakes; lemon tart-ALL.
The $29 meal:soup or salad (recommend
soup+entree+dessert(ANY off menu)
The entrees:Chilean sea bass;filet mignon
rack lamb; tower eggplant>vegetarian
The appetizer: three crusted scallops.
These have been tried, but the dishes all
Price range for entrees: $17-$35; appetizer
$8+; soup: $8+; dessert: who cares?5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery comfortable restaurantIn north end of Palm Springs. We ate outside, temperature was about 75 and you felt that you were in the country - totally enclosed patio. Everybody loved their food - I had Ciopino and it was the largest amount of shellfish that I ever had in this dish.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMfabulous unique menu selectionsLove the unusual food selections and the outstanding deserts. All personnel are helpful, friendly and not obtrusive. Food quality shows. Love this restaurant!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite PS restaurants-One of our favorite PS restaurants--breakfast/lunch/dinner--always a winner!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming! - Very St TropezThis I don't know: Never been with group - not a wine connoisseur - never sat at the bar - no idea about kids This I know: My favorite place for lunch !!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIn the heart of uptown PalmIn the heart of uptown Palm Springs. Food is excellent and service is attentive.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMwe were sitting inside andwe were sitting inside and then a family came in with a screaming child so moved outside
it was good then4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMInitially we ate there forInitially we ate there for lunch with our two kids (4.5 and 2 years old). No kid menu but they were able to accommodate with no problem. Staff was friendly and attentive. The food was great- so much that we scheduled an afternoon meal there before our flight departing PSP. Unfortunately we were running late for a sit-down meal so we called ahead and placed a to-go order. Again, they accommodated us no problem and the sandwiches were fantastic. Also had a slice of cake that was amazing. We will def return the next time we are in the desert.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Jake's but notFirst time at Jake's but not the last. Very nice place for all occasions, great food and service.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNever had a bad meal. FoodNever had a bad meal. Food preparation and taste excellent Service sometimes is slow when the place is full. Wine selection is limited but corkage allowed. Always consistent and full!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMYou are treated wonderfullyYou are treated wonderfully from the moment you step up to the host. Great attentive staff who give you great customer service from beginning to end. Great selections from the menu and the food not only looks awesome, it tastes great. A lot of great seafood offerings but there is plenty for those who may not enjoy the fish. Would recommend highly.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost perfect except for salmonThis is new for us and we've lived in the desert an awfully long time. Wine list is excellent plus the best ribs and pork chops ever. The salmon was thin and dry. Next time we will ask for something else. Otherwise, we will definitely go back and try again!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved it at Jake's! ItWe loved it at Jake's! It was our first time there, and we were very happy with the food and the presentation. We will return.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Enchanted Garden. TheAn Enchanted Garden.
The first time we dined @ Jake's, we knew we had discovered someplace special. The outdoor dining space is intimate and quiet, no matter the season, protected from "the roar" of Palm Canyon. And, if you can get it, a table by the fountain is really lovely. (Although, dinner @ the bar with bartender, Randy, is also delightful.) The food is consistently excellent, portions perfectly sized, and, prices fairly reasonable. Only down side: Jake's is closed early July through mid to late-September.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery hip and trendy placeVery hip and trendy place in Palm Springs. We'll be back.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMJakes is always fantastic.Jakes is always fantastic. Whether you go in the evening, or daytime brunch, its always a fantastic treat. The owner are present always and engaged with their business and their customers. Food is alsways fantastic. The staff is really really great
And oh the chocolate cake!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPalm Springs has some greatPalm Springs has some great little 'local' spots - Jakes is in the Design District and a real local fav from what we could tell. The food is outstanding, the service was very friendly and timed perfectly. Price was about what we'd expecct. Expensive, but worth it. We visit Jakes on all our trips here...we'll be back...4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been there twice forHave been there twice for brunch/lunch. AWSUM! Ahi tuna wrap a home run! And the Jake's egg sandwich was spectacular! Love it so much taking weekend guests there for dinner next week.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMJake's is consistently good.Jake's is consistently good. The setting is charming, especially on the patio. And the staff is always friendly and fun. While the menu has some fairly routine-sounding items, they give everything a twist that's uniquely their own (e.g., rather than the typical Rueben, theirs is made with a spicy Italian sausage). My personal favorite dish is Jake's "Miami Vice" salad---shrimp, avocado, feta, with a wonderful, light citrus dressing.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly service and greatFriendly service and great ambiance and food. Very enjoyable!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, ambience and value!I don't think Jake's gets the buzz it should in this neighborhood. Great food, great ambiance and fabulous staff. After having lunches and dinners there for the past 2 and a half years, we have never walked away disappointed. As San Francisco transplant, it's nice to see this quality food here in the desert at a great value.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice quaint location withA nice quaint location with a view of the main Palm Springs avenue. Staff was attentive, drinks were good and unique, food was timed well and flavorful. All four of us ordered desserts as well and all were fresh. Overall a great experience.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMake reservations! Super casualMake reservations! Super casual dining in Palm Springs, with interesting menu.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful place. Great foodWonderful place. Great food and drink options. TRhe only feedback I would give is to acquire bigger tables. Other than that, this place is awesome.
Jamie3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery friendly staff and knowledgeabVery friendly staff and knowledgeable waiter. Food was delicious and portions were good. Cute patio.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA great location to sit outsideA great location to sit outside with your beloved pets!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit to Jake's for dinner. I ordered my favorite which was the Ribs with garlic mashed potatoes. The glaze was as flavorful as the first time we had dined there. The orange cake for dessert was worth saving room for! My only regret was that the outside tables were already filled, despite requesting a table outside on Open Table... maybe next time we can experience dinner on their patio.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMJake's consistently servesJake's consistently serves good food. It has an interesting menu, with nice fresh ingredients prepared well. The servers are attentive and personable, and the entire staff makes you feel welcomed and appreciated. The setting is charming, as well.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place was wonderful.This place was wonderful. The decor was perfect and the food better.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good food fromConsistently good food from well focused menu that offers pleasing variety attuned to the seasons without being overly ambitious or faddishly contrived. Always a pleasure.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy being here -Always enjoy being here - great food, service and atmosphere - always.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, dinner at Jake'sAs always, dinner at Jake's was fantastic! It is the most consistently good restaurant in all of Palm Springs, always a pleasant experience!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were the first diners thatWe were the first diners that evening, so might not have the most representative view of the scene, but we had a very nice meal, and yes, the coconut cake lives up to the hype. Do it!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dinner in PSDelicious food and great desserts fit for a group of six on a Thursday night with cordial owners, unobtrusive yet diligent wait service.perfectly prepared food . great value for quality expecially three course price fixe meal.none of us were disappointed.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a pleasant surprise.What a pleasant surprise. Description says a little hip and trendy. We thought it was a lot of right. Terrific service, interesting menue, delicious meals and drinks. We would definitely return when in the area.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWho knew...Who knew this little tucked in place was so amazing! We come here with friends for both lunch and dinner and everyone is always impressed.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treat to eat at Jake's.Always a treat to eat at Jake's. It is small, lively, congenial, and above all creates consitently unique and delicious meals. We appreciate that our hosts and wait staff are each and all interested in us; true yet again on this visit. For years Jake's has been one of our top three Palm Springs favorites.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMJake's is Tops in Palm SpringsOur Palm Springs favorite. We're from Colorado, and we've been there 6 times in the last year, getting something new, exciting, and amazing everytime. Superb creativity, friendly owners and staff--even got to meet Jake the Dog! If there's one place to dine in Palm Springs, Jake's is it. Get a reservation in ahead of time, because it's usually full--a local hot spot.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA very nice lunch menu andA very nice lunch menu and very very good. It is certainly a hopping place with folks waiting to get in. Food was fresh; tasty and presented nicely.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful CourtyardAn delightful outdoor setting.
The courtyard afford a pleasant dining experience.
A great venue for lunch.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent!Dining at Jake's is always a wonderful experience! Food and service are both excellent. After cocktails (generous!), we enjoyed the tempura shrimp appetizer - light, crisp, delicious. For the main course, I had the crispy bass which was succulent and flavorful. My partner had the veal milanese which was perfectly coated and delicious. We finished by sharing a piece of fudgy chocolate cake - wonderful! Highly recommend this gem of Palm Springs!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy dining at Jake's.Always enjoy dining at Jake's. One of our favorite Palm Springs restaurants. And you can bring your dog!!!!!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGem in PSI've read about Jakes so I was anxious to try and was not disappointed. Fabulous menu with some unique options...don't pass up the best macaroni and cheese you'll ever eat! If weather permits try to dine outside...so quaint. I highly recommend!3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent creative AmericanExcellent creative American food at reasonable prices. Save room for dessert. Wine list fair and not up to the food-consider bringing a bottle. $20 corkage. Only down side is high noise level and cramped tables. Great staff2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a cute place! ServiceSuch a cute place! Service was spot on and everyone was super friendly, with good attitudes. The food was delicious! The coconut cake is a must! Great cocktails too. No complaints!1/26/2013 12:00:00 AM