Always awesome.Everytime we in Palm Springs we eat here. Everytime we love it!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is pricey, but worth it.It is pricey, but worth it. The food is always delicious and beautifully presented.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo BirthdaysWe had a table of three. Two of which were celebrating our birthdays. It was a wonderful treat! The food was absolutely amazing as usual! But the unexpected "Happy Birthday"s written on the plates with our desserts and candles was a very nice touch. It was a wonderful birthday treat - thank you!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMRealizing the Written WordWhat was amazing about this restaurant? It deserved the Zagat rating, the kudos and the awards. I went recently to NYC and followed the Zagat slavishly (DBGB, Publix, American Kitchen, Modern et al); the only restaurants with EQUAL or slightly better in Zagat food rating were the Thomas Keller, Daniel Bouloud and Mario Batali flagship places at 4-7 times as much expense as Johannes and almost impossible to get into. Good work!! Of course we will return - how about a branch in Hermosa Beach?
The waiters and waitress were excellent, giving attention only when needed. Our waitress, ID 44, was a beautiful young woman who gently guided us toward the right choices, as well as serving us deftly.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Meal, Great ServiceWe tried Johannes for the first time since we moved to Palm Springs last year. Before going there, we thought it might be overpriced and stuffy. It wasRestaurant Week, so a good time to give it a try. I ordered from the Restaurant Week menu, my husband off the regular one. Both of us had wonderful meals. I had an outstanding(!) cerviche in coconut milk, lemongrass, and ginger sauce. Then a very generous portion of beef tenderloin in wine demiglace. My husband had a roasted beet salad, and for an entree the chicken wienerschtzel, which he said was wonderful. Our deserts (mine a chesnut flan, husband's a dried-fruit bread pudding) were a little disappointing---not sweet enough. But overall, a great meal. We'll be back.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect EveningThe wine selection was impressive- even by the glass offering was excellent. The service was crisp and attentive. We opted for the restaurant week special (3 courses) and we were not disappointed. High praise for the chef.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial and wonderful tooThis restaurant is an amazing place and the food is beyond great. It is in fact the best meal that we've ever had anywhere in the world. Johannes, the owner, prepares dishes that are exceptional, the presentation also exceptional, and the tastes linger on the tongue for a long time. This meal, priced at 38 dollars for Restaurant Week, was priceless and could have easily been a bargain at 100 dollars or more.
Highly recommended.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA local's reviewServices always spotty. Would be nice if the chef would visit with the patrons6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe tried items from the specialWe tried items from the special Palm Springs Restaurant week menu. The escargot appetizer and scallops entrée were outstanding! Johannes continues to be our top dining choice in Palm Springs and surroundings. Consistently great good, excellent service, and the best international beer and wine list in PS.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always!There is no better place than Johannes. It is not only our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs, it is one of favorites period. Service and food are top notch.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, atmosphere okThe food here is amazing, but the atmosphere is not very romantic and the decor is so-so. At first glance, the restaurant looks very ordinary and a little lackluster. Our dinner was very delicious, from the appetizers to main course to dessert. It was quite noisy with chatter, and the average age of customers must have been around 65.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific food in a well doneTerrific food in a well done dining room. Knowledgable staff, happy to help.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceAwesome food and services. Most of the dishes were amazingly good. Lamb-tender & soft , Duck-juicy & delicious.
seasonal fresh vegetables- this place is a must try. call for reservation and ask to seat in the back, there are tables right by the kitchen and it's too much cooking smell. Dessert - you can skip that, nothing special.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSpur of the moment thingMy husband and I were out on a Friday and wanted to try someplace new for us. I was able to easily get a table for 2 on Memorial Day weekend. Staff was pleasant and helpfull, the drinks were strong, and my husband said his kangaroo was delicious. We will definitely be going back again.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday Dinner for TwoI've enjoyed dinning at Johannes many times so when my friend Mark wanted to take me to dinner for my birthday, Johannes was my first choice.
I indulged myself with a Coco, one of their signature martinis ... coconut rum, coconut vodka, who know what else. Delicious! I had two.
We shared an amazing Endive salad and a cold avocado/cucumber soup garnished with crab. Yummy!
Since we were both in the mood for "comfort food", we both had Schnitzel. Mine made with veal and my friend's, chicken.
Crispy and very flavorful. The meat was not over cooked and was moist and tender.
For desert, they brought out a large plate with "Happy Birthday" written in Raspberry Coulis. On the plate, chocolate mousse, espresso creme brulee and tiramisu.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place to eat in Palm SpringsWe travel to PS every year and we have never missed going to Johannes. This is our favorite and best restaurant to eat at in PS. The food is absolutely the best and we have tried numerous items on the menu. The service is always great and they are very friendly. The ambience is very relaxing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone that visits PS. A visit in PS without a stop at Johannes just wouldn't be the same. Johannes deserves 5 stars all across the board. All the food is great but my favorite item is the Escargot. This trip I also had the Wiener Schnitzel and it was delicious. Don't miss this wonderful restaurant!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Dinner-great experience!I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in Palm Springs who appreciates good food and drinks. The Passion Fruit Mojito was amazing and the overall dining experience was well worth the price...5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMake a reservation!A very popular venue; so be sure to make a reservation! Great food & drink with a very lively dining room. The dining room can be very loud; so dining early or very late might be a good idea if you want a quiet dinner.
The servers are always courteous and knowledgeable - my only complaint; I've repeatedly experienced inconsistent service due to a lack of adequate coverage for the number of seated tables.
Many plate prices are a bit high; but the quality is excellent and portions are generous.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial eveningOrdered the wild Alaskan cod. Suberb!! Never had a better fish dinner!!!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOverwhelmingly WonderfulCould not have enjoyed this experience more! Everything from the initial greeting to our departure was perfection. The food is stellar! Complex combinations create truly unique and rich offerings. Best meal we had in Palm Springs during a 5 day visit.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Excellent...I'm in Palm Springs once a year to visit friends and I must say that Johannes is a fixture of my visit. The food is always excellent, the atmosphere is welcoming, the service friendly and the ambiance is sophisticated. It's truly the best meal available in Palm Springs. Don't miss it.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!We went as a group of 5 the other night. We started the evening out by running late & asking to sit outside. They were very happy to assist any way that they could. The service was fabulous & the staff is all very friendly. Our meals and martinis were delish too!
I would highly recommend dining here. It's always 5 stars!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGem of a Restaurant!Took friends here for dinner while visiting Palm Springs. Had a phenomenal meal. And they had Moscow mules which were served perfectly in a chill copper mug ! Scallops were melt in your mouth and my friends dinners were just as wonderful. I highly recommend this spot for locals and visitors alike!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Dining Experience!Perfection in all aspects! By the way,if they have the Seafood Ménage (lobster, shrimp, scallops in a secret sauce) appetizer menu - get it! It's superb! Can't wait to come back here!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSupurb CuisineThe food is excellent. The sauces and accompanying condiments to the main courses are superbly favorable.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSecial occasion,a cousin'sSecial occasion,a cousin's 90th Bday, and he is restricted in the food he eats. We knew the restaurant could omit sauces, but we were impressed that it made up a side,roasted potatoes,and a sauce, lemon butter, that were not on the menu; easy enuf, but they were offered, served, and prepared perfectly. All of our dishes, including kangeroo that could substitute for tenderloin on anyone's menu, thick and crusted scallops, and moist and meaty halibut, were excellent; the corn soup with crab remarkable; the escargot out of shell in a garlic, herb sauce superb; and the least adventurous, cold duck breast as an appetizer, served over an ample helping of delicious lentils. Deserts were fine, esp. with HB in caramel sauce. Can't wait to return4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen the host brought us toWhen the host brought us to our table, which was in a busy spot, I felt I wasn't going to enjoy my dinner the way I wanted to. The owner made
Sure that everything was ok! The evening was perfect in all levels.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at Johannes is alwaysDining at Johannes is always a fabulous culinary experience -- a formal but relaxed atmosphere with spectacular food. We always dine at Johannes when we are home away from home. My dinner guests have never been disappointed.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen the room was full itWhen the room was full it was very noisy. Huge piece of Wiener schnitzel. Small accompaniments. Which were good. Wished the meat portion wasSmaller and the veggie potion larger4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place! They areLove this place! They are super attentive and nice. GREAT food! GREAT place!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent discovery in Palm SpringsI was visiting Palm Springs from out of town and looking for an excellent restaurant with fabulous cuisine and good service- Johannes more than met my expectations, it set the bar for all my future dining experiences in Palm Springs. Drink menu was interesting and varied, good cocktails, good wine list. The meals were delicious, flavors well balanced. I found this place on Yelp and it definately lives up to the praise. Will definately seek to dine here again when I come back to visit.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNever had a bad meal . HaveNever had a bad meal . Have ordered most of the menu selection and have yet to be disappointed. Great wine selection. Excellent service. Service sometimes slow when full later in the evening. one of our go to places in Palm Springs.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOn our "must visit" listWe always stop at Johannes when we're in Palm Springs. The brussel sprout salad is wonderful and the snitzel is great. Service is always excellent. Cocktails are well made and the wine list has some hard to find selections.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNew sous chef, so some itemsNew sous chef, so some items have changed slightly. Hopefully, this will be corrected back to original tastes. However, this also allows for new taste/presentation inputs.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe both had the specials andWe both had the specials and a couple of 1/2 bottles of wine. All delicious! Service spot on and friendly.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA relaxing evening with goodA relaxing evening with good food and a warm and friendly staff. This is our second time at the restaurant and we look forward to a future visit.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there once last seasonWe were there once last season and enjoyed the experience and are very glad we returned. Our experience was truly outstanding. The food and service were as good as it gets, and we really liked the ambiance. Stylish and contemporary. We will return!!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, great service,Excellent food, great service, we will be back. Menue very selective, highly recommend this restaurant for visitors from Europe.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA terrific restaurant. MenuA terrific restaurant. Menu and results creative. Simple atmosphere fits their style of friendly and attentive service.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMJohannes is a GEM we haveJohannes is a GEM we have been in Palm Desert since January and have just towards the end discovered it, and we will definitely be back next winter. Our waiter (a Canadian from Montreal area) was so attentive to our group it was simply amazing. The best food we have had in the valley for a long time... Wiener Schnitzel are to die for. Sure would love to keep this place our little secret, but the word is out....3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT FOOD... the serviceGREAT FOOD... the service is lacking. The waiter did not know much about the menu and I do not think he was new.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a great pre-birthdayI had a great pre-birthday celebration at Johannes. Love the ambiance and the service was impeccable. I had the tuna tartare and the ahi tuna entree and they were both very different and delicious. This was a fabulous meal in Palm Springs; I'm looking forward to returning.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen it comes to food, thisWhen it comes to food, this restaurant still is one of the best in Palm Springs, although we were disappointed with the inexperienced servers who seemed clueless about their restaurant's food and wine list. The more experienced server had been relegated to the bar.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMJohannes is among our favoriteJohannes is among our favorite spots in Palm Springs. The food is always excellent and the service is generally attentive without being over-bearing. We brought friends here and enjoyed an excellent meal. The only issue is that it can get quite loud in the front room when it is packed (as it was on this night). So conversations can get quite difficult when the restaurant is full. The other areas of the restaurant probably aren't affected as much by the noise. Be sure to order a cocktail when you visit - Lorena is one of the best in the city!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMmy go-to place for one ofmy go-to place for one of the best weiner schnitzels i've ever had - however, all the food our group had was really wonderful3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery year I go to Palm Springs.Every year I go to Palm Springs. It would not be complete without a trip to Johannes, MY FAVORITE!!!!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodFood was excellent! Would definitely recommend this restaurant for a nice dinner out with family or friends.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were amazing and I will make this a regular on our trips to Palm Springs.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh flavors on a German platformAuthentic German entrees with an urban flair. Incredible Brussels sprouts salad special had a wonderful nutty flavor. Private dining room is fairly dark, so try to stay towards the front of the house.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the spectacular LakeEnjoyed the spectacular Lake Superior White Fish on a ragu of shrimp/lobster/crab/corn/peas. It was to just die for. Excellent food. This was my second time here this month and I hope to go again very soon. From previous reviews, it sounds like they have really kicked it up a notch. I love this place and I'm hard to please.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM