Johannes
Johannes

Johannes

  • 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: European, Continental, 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, 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) 416-0052x
  • Special Events: 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
Johannes reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (62)special occasion (46)neighborhood gem (43)notable wine list (31)romantic (26)good for groups (13)hot spot (10)great for outdoor dining (7)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Fabulous. The schnitzel is the signature dish but everything on the menu is impressive and the wine selection unique and well curated. Service is friendly, professional and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy to be back
    LeChatVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    For years, we would include Johannes in our yearly trek to Palm Springs up until the occasion we felt unceremoniously rushed by the waitress. We were dining with an elderly companion and we felt the sting of poor treatment. It left a bad taste in our mouths (despite the always exquisite cuisine prepared by the superb chef). We returned for the first time in several years. The same waitress was there, helpful, thorough, meticulous and kind, as in years past. The food has always been a star. My companion ate the duck which is always delectable; I had a delicious curry. Wine pairings were excellent. No room for dessert. Happy to be back. Same time next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best in palm springs
    BLBBVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We always love this place. Great fusion of California, German, and some asian flavors. Drinks are very good. The Tuna was perfect and the choices were good for everyone in our group. We will be back for more visits. The location is also in the center of town and close to clubs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My husband ordered his steak medium well, it came out rare. They took the same piece of meat and fired it again, for over 30 a plate, recooking the same piece of meat that's already cooled to room temperature doesn't feel very special.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely
    FooDrag
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I thought it was absolutely brilliant... Had the special of the day, and it was delicious! I can say this is a lovely lovely restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hot spot on a hot corner
    BroadwayFanVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    With windows as two of its walls, diners get to see and be seen at a bustling corner of activity in Palm Springs (which made dinner here on Halloween night particularly eye-popping, in a good way). The staff knows every dish down to the last exacting detail and were very good about accommodating vegetarian or vegan requests (even if they were off the menu). Some diners were clearly regulars and got an extra dose of welcome hospitality, as if they were family. All in all, a fine night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    nelsonVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Always great food and service. Great location, right in town, close to all the shops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    FinickySFer
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food was awesome, well-seasoned and the presentation was perfect. Portion sizes were more than adequate, even for hungry diners, which we were. :) I'd love to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Schnitzel heaven
    coxy
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We went specifically for this dish and were not disappointed. I had chicken with lemon caper sauce and hub had the classic veal version. Both were delicious. Also shared an order of spaetzel- YUM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband had the scallops and I had the tenderloin. Both were delicious!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • christianVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Year after year we have one of our best meals in Palm Springs at Johannes. The food was excellent but the service was a little lacking and the wait between courses was a bit long...but they were busy so it was understandable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    HawaiiVisitor
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our friends suggested that we have a birthday celebration dinner at Johannes - we had never been (we live in Palm Desert so it is a 20 minute)drive away - which seems really far here) and read the reviews in advance. The excellent reviews could not have prepared us for the incredibly tasty appetizers, entrees and deserts and creative and extensive beverage selections. Warning - portions are generous but the others on your table will not want to share!! And you will eat everything on your plate because the food is that good!! Johannes is a wonderful chef and welcoming host and our server was warm and very professional. We had a fabulous evening and we will be back very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls weekend birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Fabulous food and service! One of my new favorite restaurants in the desert!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great cuisine! Service is attentive, friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sauce Heaven!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    No matter what you get - expect excellent sauces and tasty portions everytime!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food!
    Cindy
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The atmosphere is simple but elegant; the service is friendly and attentive; the food is exquisite, melt in your mouth delicious! Every dish our group ordered was superb -- apparently there is nothing on the menu that disappoints! Not our first visit and it wont be our last. Note to Wine Vault members: although both couples presented a Wine Vault membership card, the restaurant would only accept one per table, and charged us a $25 corkage fee for the second bottle -- a disappointment in the evening which left a bad taste. Next time we will go alone instead of with another couple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second chances
    Johnny555VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had a very bad experience the first time we dined at Johannes. So bad we vowed to never return. Friends convinced us to give it one more try and all went well. Great food, good wine and cocktails and attentive service. Gotta listen to your friends...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent schnitzel
    Loridk
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I ordered a raw Brussels sprout salad that was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't miss Johannes when in PS
    TravelfoodyVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Always remarkable...interesting specials top quality !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In love with that place
    MiraVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    If you ever get a chance to visit this amazing dining place in Palm Springs, you will never regret a penny spent. Best food, well prepared,amazing unique flavors. Absolutely yes if you want to enjoy every piece on a plate :) So glad to choose that restaurant out of all on open table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Johannes
    Cysto2Knox
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I love this restaurant! The food is always fresh, innovative, and delicious. I had a shaved Brussel sprout salad with a simple lemon and olive oil vinegrette. The seared scallops were divine! I always try to dine here while in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You can't improve on PERFECT
    Ranger937VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Johannes is always "spot on". Everything was wonderful - food, service, & ambience. They are known for their schnitzels and I order the same thing every time and they are consistently good. I always get Jaeger Schnitzel. Delicious! It's my favorite place to dine in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great flavors
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food is really top notch. The curry meatball app was scrumptious. The cold Dungeness crab soup I was told was excellent as was the beet salad. The schnitzel was tasty. Fresh fluke on steamed spinach with shrimp sauce fabulous. Wait person was attentive. Will try their happy hour too. Was quite well attended so must be good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service and mediocre food
    Socal099
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This place was overpriced with horrible service! The older waitress with the short hair was rude and never came to check on us. She went to every other table but ours and we could never get her attention. Food was not worth the money. HORRIBLE experience!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb!
    Doug
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Fabulous food and presentation. I was blown away - quite unexpected!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as Always
    RandJinPSCAVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Partner and I have been coming to Johannes ever since moving to PS eight years ago, and it's always been our favorite restaurant -- pleasant, modern dining room; engaging wait staff; and some of the best cuisine in the valley. On this occasion each of us opted for appetizer "specials" -- perfectly roasted peach slices wrapped in prosciutto with shaved parmesan and dressed arugula for me and a scrumptious cold potato and leek soup for my partner. For our main courses, partner opted for the Ahi Tuna from the regular menu while I selected the evening's meat special Veal Cordon Bleu. Again, both entrees were superbly prepared and presented. Johannes never fails us, and we look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Large portions of heaven on a plate
    keckeroo
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This place was a very good find. German/Austrian inspired food that was better than mamma ever could cook. The schnitzel was huge - more than enough for even two people to share. Doggie bags were a necessity (and made for a great lunch the next day). Definitely a place to visit again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've been eating at Johannes since they opened many years ago. The quality of the food is always outstanding and unique. Sevice is also very reliable with well-trained wait staff. There are several other outstanding restaurants in town, but Johannes never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • emcampas
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had the grilled peach salad and schnitzel and cleaned my plate-----unusual for me. It was too good-had no room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite find!
    MikeWeHo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent
    RickyBVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Expensive, but worth it. The food is always perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. They never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My mother always said if you can't say anything good, don't say anything at all. But lousy service, noisy, salty food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor experience
    Csokam
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a pleasure
    Davey
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcoming and great food
    PSfoodie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Local or not this is a great spot for good food, imaginative menu items and great staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD FOOD, SERVICE NOT SO MUCH
    1KTravelerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1002 reviews are from the Johannes reviews archive.
  • EXCELLENT!
    frequentfoodie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Great wine list and service was perfect!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JUST LOVELY...
    Rodster
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had ANOTHER FABULOUS meal there for Frank's b-day.......everything is always PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    MikeVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.