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Manhattan in the Desert

Manhattan in the Desert Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://manhattaninthedesert.com
  • Phone: (760) 322-3354
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday thru Thursday: 7:00am - 9:00pm Friday and Saturday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater any event, big or small.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Reserve our back room for special occasions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Farrell
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Manhattan in the Desert
This popular New York Style Deli serves up amazing deli sandwiches, soups and salads and much more - huge menu, huge portions.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Bottom line is that we eat here often and usually enjoy it. The food is normally very consistent however the service needs work. Where restaurants got the idea to have someone other then the wait staff bringing out the food is beyond me. We had 4 people in our party, 3 of the meals came out incorrect. The bus person, who dropped off the food, said he would handle it, not done. Then we flagged down someone else, they said they would handle it, nothing again. Finally our waitress came back to see how things were and she was really concerned and handled the issues immediately. No one told her about the problems so we were left hanging. We have had this happen at other places as well so its not just here."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great place for family outing. Great price for what you order. Fast service and great service"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "It's always a good experience for a good casual experience."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Very easy to make a reservation. Staff members were very pleasant. Unfortunately, it was just too loud and hard to carry on a conversation. I will not schedule another meeting at this location. However, I will return to dine and will recommend it to others."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Inattentive service-unfriendly wait staff. Broccoli in soup was so over cooked, I sent it back to kitchen, server said we would be charged the same price for the half sandwich and soup as though, it was a complete order, I ordered another half sandwich, she grudgingly brought the item. sandwiches ok, pastrami was rolled rather than flat on sandwich, which made the sandwich appear larger than actual food layers. would try Sherman's in Palm Springs next time."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Fantastic food, huge desserts, friendly staff ane reasonably priced"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Always good deli food, numerous choices and pleasant staff."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The bacon, mushroom, cheese omelette is so good, very generous with all ingredients. It's the cheesiest, yum! Service is always friendly here!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We've been here many times and the food is always consistently good and everyone who works here are nice and friendly. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The bacon and sausage pancakes...YUM!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "there was nothing to absorb sound and a loud table of eight golfers was really intrusive. Not much you can do about that, our misfortune. We should have asked to be reseated. The food, predictably, was tasty and nicely presented and our waiter was very attentive and cordial. As usual, the portions are huge and, knowing that, I ordered off the appetizer menu which was perfect. Wish there were half-orders of more items."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Mile high sandwiches can easily be split between two people. Desserts are also Gynormous! Good service by caring staff. Don't miss it."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This has to be our favorite Deli. It's great for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we always try and go a couple of times when ever we are in Palm Springs. Food is always great and portion sizes are huge. Check out the cake counter, the cakes are enormous."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "By far the BEST Deli, Brunch, Bakery in all of CA. Actually puts NY Delis to shame. I had the egg omelette with onions and mushrooms, they actually sautéed the onions and mushrooms first! Hash browns are shredded and cooked to perfection. My daughter got the strawberry Nutella waffle.... It was fabulous. Smoked salmon egg sandwich served on a toasted sesame bagel. Every dish was just amazing. We were in town for 5 days and we said we are coming back for lunch. The dinner entrees looked amazing as well. The best part is you can have anything on the menu anytime of the day . I recommend Manhattan in the desert 100%. You will not be disappointed in any way!,"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "As a transplanted New Yorker, whenever I need a corned beef or a Pastrami fix I had here. The food is authentic and delicious and the cakes and parties can't be beat"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is a true New York style deli! Everything is fresh and flavorful. The matza ball soup is amazing. Be sure to get it mish-mash then you get to experience the amazing krepla! The half sandwich and soup is my standard lunch fare. For around ten bucks you get a generous portion of soup half a sandwich stacked high with pastrami, corned beef or many other choices from their amazing selection. What can you say, never had a bad thing there. It's okay if you don't save room for the huge slices of cake and pastry from the bakery, I usually get mine to go (along with some of the best chocolate chip cookies and cinnamon arugalas in the world. Manhattan in The Desert...they got that right."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food is consistently good here and some of the friendliest waitstaff around!!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We had wonderful food at Brunch on Sunday, however, it is so busy that they tend to forget people out on the patio. We have eaten there often and this would not deter us from going again. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "They made a special event for us wonderful. The guests enjoyed the food and the accommodations for a large party! Thanks."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Manhattan in the Desert never misses, whether it's the delicious chicken salad platter, or the Carrot Cake French Toast (unbelievably good ... must be tasted to be believed)."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Their pastries are outrageous so anything you get is fantastic...big enough for 3-4 ppl to share!! I ordered two eggs over medium well and they were extremely well-done...crispy with a hard yoke! Our waiter immediately corrected the problem. Substituted a latka for home fries, and although a little greasy, it was great and served with sour cream and cinnamon apple sauce. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is a great local restaurant for all meals. The food is excellent, portion are more then adequate, service is good and a good value especially for family dinning."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "love the split 1/2 sandwich and soup. the portions are so big this seems to be a sane amount of food. everything is great!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Living in LA, I've enjoyed Cantor's, Langer's and Brent's - each for their special contribution to the Deli experience. Manhattan Deli is just a great example of the best Deli has to offer. The very attentive staff adds to the joy. Thanks; living in Palm Desert can be better with the short drive along the 111."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We love Manhattan in the Desert, especially for breakfast, lunch and dessert. It is a great value with excellent food. Not gormet but well done. Besides dinner, we had two breakfasts and one lunch during our stay. All portions are HUGE. The desserts are beyond HUGE (GINORMOUS is a more appropriate description.) Each dessert that we purchased provided enough for 4 people. Sandwiches are as stacked high with meat. The least memorable was actually dinner only because the other meals outstanding. If you love a NY Jewish deli and restaurant this is the place for you. "
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Only 2 menu items for vegetarians. both items are only mediocre. Large helpings and huge bakery items."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was excellent, lots of choices to choose from...wait staff was outstanding, attentive and friendly!!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The gravy on turkey and potatoes was like glue, dressing was very dry and not very hot. The turkey was tasty though.. My husband loved his ribs. Soup was just so so. Saying that, the deli-style food that was served at another table looked really good. Should have ordered a deli sandwich. May try again for lunch, definitely not supper place."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The MOST notable thing that happened was that we made a reservation about a half a hour before arriving as it was Saturday morning and they had availability. When we arrived, there were several groups ahead of us. After checking everyone in - about a minute - we were immediately ushered to our table ahead of the parties walking in. I was incredibly impressed as we could have had to wait until the non-reserved queue was seated and the 'choice' table were all taken. Here a reservation is STILL a reservation. All other aspects were VERY GOOD but this stood out."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great place when you need a getaway for comfort food in Palm Springs"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Never had a bad experience at Manhattan's. The food is great, plus a wide variety AND breakfast is served all day."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Eggs Benedict were outstanding...it's the additional lemon squeeze in the hollandaise sauce, The pastry display was unbelievable as was the tantalizing taste of the chocolate cake. This is a favorite spot, especially to bring out of town guests."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Opening reservations made it easy to book and head over for dinner. Opted for the Valentines day dinner for two Each entree was fresh and nicely presented. The service was kind and attentive and the price was very reasonable."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I think this restaurant is a better breakfast, lunch or brunch place serving traditional deli food. Had a problem with my dinner and they were so nice to correct it and then gave me a bag of rugalach which were delicious, being able o taste the butter and cream cheese in the cookie. Will try it again during the day rather than dinner."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Once inside Manhattan in the Desert, the diner forgets the hassle of parking. Our group of three finally gave up and parked near Walgreens in the Smoke Tree Center and walked to the deli. Being able to make a reservation is a plus, but I need to get a better sense of the hours that parking in Manhattan's lot is possible. Wonderful food, fast/efficient service, pleasant (albeit a bit noisy) atmosphere. Obviously a Palm Springs favorite. Perhaps mid summer rather than "in season" would be a better time as far as parking is concerned. I will be a return customer."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "When we arrived they had our table ready for us. Our food was great as always."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Huge selection, real food done right. Big NY style sandwiches, authentic deli recipes, good/fast service, fun staff! WAY better than that other deli in the desert."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The best always! We love the fluffy omelette , pickles ,service, totally our favourite!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "No matter what time of day we go, there is always something delicious on the menu to "hit the spot". If you become a "regular", staff will greet you like an old friend and remember your favorites."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Excellent breakfast many unusual or different choices on the menu."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Heavenly Fluffy Omelette! So perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner ! AMAZING!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014