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Johannes Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.johannesrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: (760) 778-0017
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, European, Austrian
  • Executive Chef: Johannes Bacher
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Personalized menus created especially for your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Two seperate, private dining rooms available that accommodate up to 64 people for a sit down dinner or up to 100 people for passed hors d'ouvres / finger food / appetizers and cocktails.
  • Private Party Contact: Kathleen Bennett (760) 416-0052
  • Special Events & Promotions: You can now book a private party, corporate event, graduation celebration, wedding reception, birthday and/or anniversary at Johannes Restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arenas
  • Public Transit: Located on Indian Canyon Drive close to the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Limited public parking available directly behind restaurant. Public parking directly across the street. Free parking structure on Baristo Road. Some street parking also available on Indian Canyon and Arenas.
A word from Johannes
Experience award-winning, contemporary continental cuisine with an Austrian Flair from Chef Johannes Bacher. Bacher’s international-inspired menu, which he gained from working in different countries and with renowned chefs from all over the world, has earned him the name, The Eclectic Chef. Bacher has been honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents of Best Chefs America including an invitation to join the advisory board of Best Chefs America.

Voted “Best Continental Restaurant” 2013 & “Best Romantic Dining” 2012 by Palm Springs Life readers. As my guest you will delight in my eclectic and delicious menu selections, fantastic wine list, and impeccable service. If you don’t see your favorite, ask me to create it for you!

Enjoy private events in one or more of our rooms, patio dining, or relax at our bar if you prefer a more relaxed dining experience. Whatever you choose, your experience will be one of the best in Palm Springs! “Eat Well, Live Better”.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "From appetizer to dessert, Johannes delivers. Food arrives perfectly cooked and each bite brings happiness to my face. We eat here on each Palm Springs visit."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Expensive, but worth it. The food is always perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. They never disappoint."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My mother always said if you can't say anything good, don't say anything at all. But lousy service, noisy, salty food."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My gf and I waited at the bar for a table, enjoyed a couple drinks and were excited to have dinner. But then our server showed up. Didn't greet the table like you would expect at this restaurant, forgetting to offer the specials. When we asked about the specials she got them wrong. Multiple points of service missed. Was given no spoon with my seafood soup, which was a huge mistake given the broth was the only good part of the dish. Fish, lobster, shrimp and mussels all overdone like they'd been boiling in the broth since noon. We were never offered drinks by our server or given water. Loss of sales as we would have probably had 3 or 4 each. Dishes not cleared in a timely fashion, silverware not marked, etc. etc. Will never go back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I was living in Palm Springs when Johannes first opened. It was excellent then and only continues to improve. Now that I live in Los Angeles, I know how lucky I was to have such a fine restaurant in a relatively small town. I always make it a point to come here when I visit Palm Springs"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Local or not this is a great spot for good food, imaginative menu items and great staff."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We have been hearing about Johannes for a long time, but had not tried it because we are not big fans of German food. Definitely, we should have tried it sooner. It has a good variety of non German dishes which were scrumptious. We loved the wild mushroom soup and the Halibut special was just that. Servoce was excellent and very accommodating. We would definitely recommend it to our picky friends."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We dined with a group of eight and the food was good, but not exceptional. Service was erratic and one of the diners was left waiting because the kitchen dropped the order. I do appreciate the restaurant not charging us for that dinner. I love dining at Johannes and have generally had good experiences there. Unfortunately, they missed the mark on this occasion."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Great wine list and service was perfect!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We had ANOTHER FABULOUS meal there for Frank's b-day.......everything is always PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Went to Johannes for a birthday celebration 24-July-2014 and had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent and service very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This is a very special restaurant. The food is always perfectly prepared and beautifully presented."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This is the place to go if you are in the Desert. Terrific food and service. Lot of choices on the menu. Authentic Austrian dishes, excellent curry, always fish. Good Dessert, sorbets and ice cream that are home made."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Très belle table et service impeccable !! Nourriture exquise et choix de vins parfait ! D'après-moi, le meilleur restaurant de Palm Springs présentement ! Décor sobre et très joli !"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to Johannes...she is personal chef and has a very discerning palette...she called it her "best meal ever" and I would have to agree. We shared the duck and the scallops off the menu and both were superb! All in all, a great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We have been meaning to try Johannes and we finally managed to visit this weekend. Located just off the main thoroughfare in Palm Springs made parking pretty easy. An unassuming exterior gives way to a modern, spacious restaurant. We were seated quickly, tables were large and not too close together. We ordered their version of mac and cheese and a brussels sprouts salad to start and I had the classic schnitzel and my wife ordered the spiced Ah Tuna. Overall the food was excellent although the salad and Tuna had waaaay too much salt - why do they do that? Service was pleasant but a little slow. Will definitely be back for more of the delicious Schnitzel."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Not what I'm looking for in fine dining. Service was excellent but the food style wasn't me. I'm sure if you like that type of food it is great. Not quiet enough, more like a Bistro."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We tried the new Summer Menu & were pleased with the Classic Schnitzel, along with soup & salad appetizers. The Dining Room has a nice, open feel with large windows opening on the Street Corner, with light & crisp modern design elements. Our only suggestions pertain to food & service. The waitress did not fully explain the $29.95 two course special, and it was not clear what "beverages" were included in the price. We felt rushed to order and wound up ordering from the menu, so the overall cost was probably 25 -30% higher than we had planned. The food was generally delightful, but the schnitzel coating was overcooked & not the golden brown crust normally served, thus overall very good, but not exceptional."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "For my wife and I who have eaten at the finest and worst restaurants all over the world; Johannes. is unquestionably the best restaurant in Palm Springs. It is also neck and neck with any great restaurants in Los Angeles as well !!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our party of four enjoyed four different entrees. One of the specials was a combo with a crispy duck breast with lamb chops. Could not have been better. When you go, ask for Barry the waitress. She can take orders from four people who ask for small changes and not write a word down. And our four came perfect."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "overall...had a great meal...would return again....very skimpy wine portions. Food was great...cement floor.....noisy. meatball starter was terrific. Only neg. was our server got both our main course orders wrong. They were still good...scallops & pork cutlet."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have been coming to eat here since it opened and have always enjoy my meal. The food is always good, fresh and tasty. I am never disappointed with the food and the service was great. In the past I have not always liked the service but this time it was excellent. It was a romantic dinner and special occasion and I was very happy with the entire evening. I always recommend Johannes to my friends and clients."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had at least 4 people Recomended this restaurant to us and while here on holiday, we had to give it a try. We are going back before we leave."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "As a resident of Palm Springs, I know that Johannes is one of my top picks for dining. The chicken (please, no veal) schnitzel is excellent as are most choices, I had a tilapia on spinach special that was delicious....my only suggestion to diners is that they request the bar dining or the front dining room, there is now a rear dining room that is not special and feels claustrophobic to me( no windows). I am always very happy to eat at Johannes."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • " I can't believe, in Palm Springs, that they have on of the best Ahi tartar's I have ever had, but they do. The wine list is fine, the cocktails a little better, but they really shine in the appetizers. From cold soups to escargot to the aforementioned Ahi, it really is a treat. The dinner menu is filled with quality ingredients, and in portion sizes that are shockingly generous. The wait staff is knowledgable and cordial, and the overall experience is quite nice. If you are hungry, you must have one of the schnitzel options, it is perfectly fried and tender, and comes with a delicious cucumber salad to cut the fattiness of the fried meat perfectly. I love this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The menu offering at Johannes is varied and unique, offering more than just a standard meal. They offer fresh local ingredients excellently prepared in clever flavor pairings. They also offer vegetarian and vegan flavors and offer free range/organic options. The wait staff is attentive and friendly and help to make the experience very pleasant."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Love eating at Johannes. The pork chop was so most delicious & flavorful. Presentation of the meal was beautiful."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Probably the most popular dish is the Schnitzel, which is about the best I've ever had, but I urge those who have tried the schnitzel to venture out and try any of their other dishes; you won't be disappointed. This visit, for Restaurant Week, I had the herb encrusted, blue cheese topped beef tenderloin which made me hum throughout the entire meal. My guest had the duck breast which was equally scrumptious. From appetizers to entree to dessert, Johannes proves to be one of the best chefs in Palm Springs. You won't be disappointed in whatever you try."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Original recipes, well prepared and served. Johannes puts their own delicious twist on classic dishes (I had their signature Wiener Schnitzel) setting themselves up a notch above their competition. The servers were knowledgeable about the menu, friendly and efficient. If you're planning to eat out in Palm Springs, this is a must visit!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was a reasonable value, but the wait staff acted as if they we doing us a favor, and we were lucky to be there. We were rushed, though there was no one waiting for our table."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great menu offerings for restaurant week. Loved that they have 3 ounce pour for wine. That way I created my own wine pairing."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Went there during Palm Springs Restaurant Week. My food was excellent. The prix fixe menu was one of the best available, with lots of choices. My friends and I all had different plates and we were all pleased with our selections. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Our group of 6 has had this restaurant on our list of 'to do'. We were all very impressed with our 'evening out'. Highly recommend to others and for us to repeat. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food at Johannes is always good. Went there with a chef friend from Canada and he even loved the food. The group had the Restaurant Week 3 course dinner and Everything was excellent. I had the duck/Lentil salad for an appetizer. It was unusual and very tasty; just the right size. for Entree's we had the Shnitzel, steak and salmon. All were prepared to perfection. Seasoned and cooked correctly and very good. I would always always recommend Johannes to people whether it be a business dinner, romantic dinner or just catching some late night dinner, it is alway good. The sound level is low so it is very easy to carry on conversations without yelling at each other. The wine list is acceptable and the corkage fee is reasonable."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I have been hearing about johannes for the last 2 1/2 years that I have lived in the desert, so when my friend invited me to dinner at the restaurant, I was excited to give it a try. I had been told on more than one occasion it was the best restaurant in Palm Springs. Although, it was a nice atmosphere, and the menu definitely had fine dining prices and a fine dining menu, overall, I feel it was average all around at best. Our service was adequate, the food was adequate, the bill, rather expensive. I have definitely had better experiences elsewhere in Palm Springs. I would return if invited to go, however would not choose to dine at Johannes on my own. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My friend and I are trying new restaurants during "Restaurant Week" and the food was spectacular. The service was seamless, the atmosphere was great and the decor was inviting. We had a great experience."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Delicious food, well presented. Great for schnitzel lovers with many variations. The crispy roast duck was exceptional. The deserts looked great, especially the strudel. The decor is elegant and the wine cellar impressive. This is a high end restaurant with the best food we have experienced in Palm Springs and very pleasant servers."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This was always one of my top favorites in PS that I discovered when it was a small storefront about 10 or 12 years ago. Hadn't been in about 4 years but thought it was time to re-visit. Was glad to see that it was still doing well, but having had made my reservation weeks in advance, was disappointed to be seated in a backroom disconnected from the energy of the restaurant. Worse was a large bachelorette party delayed service for more than 30 minutes between appetizer and entree courses. Won't be rushing back any time soon when there are too many other excellent options in PS!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "If you're looking for something different, you can't beat the Johannes menu. For an appetizer, try the Escargo. You can't beat the Schnitzel and the Japanese Spice Crusted Ahi Tuna. The Crispy roasted Half Duck is outstanding. Berry, the take charge person, took the order for four people without writing it down. Surprise! The order arrived exactly as requested. Since there were at least 10 items ordered, all different, how did she get it right without writing anything down? "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We dined at Johannes for our goodbye Palm Springs dinner. It was better than ever. The menu options all were interesting and inviting. I had an old standby, salmon. It was totally delicious, cooked perfectly, with a really light and fresh taste. My husband had surf and turf, and it was really different and delicious. Again everything cooked perfectly and with interesting but not overwhelming sauces. And there was enough of each dish to fulfill your taste buds - a better vaoue than many restaurants. We loved it and are looking forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 5/16/2014