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Peaks Restaurant
Peaks Restaurant

Peaks Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pstramway.com
  • Phone: (760) 325-4537
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Firday - Saturday 5:00pm -8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: George Charbel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: At an elevation of 8,516 feet above sea level, the Tramway’s Mountain Station is surrounded by the beautiful 14,000-acre Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area. There are several options for your banquet needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Visit us on our website or email for details on our great meeting spaces and group packages!
    www.pstramway.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: Have a “culinary experience above the clouds” at Peaks Restaurant at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Palm Canyon Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Parking Available on site.
A word from Peaks Restaurant
Peaks Restaurant



A unique dining experience emphasizing fresh ingredients with a fundamental culinary approach.



World-Class views accompany savory cuisine that will please a variety of tastes. Chef driven seasonal menus feature Natural Meats, Poultry, Fresh Seafood, and Local Produce from the Coachella Valley. Selections range from Hearts of Romaine Caesar to Classic Bacon and Avocado Blue Cheese Burger, Beet and Ricotta Fettuccini to 10oz Natural Filet Mignon. An approachable California Wine List features over 40 labels.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was much better than seen at this type of venue. Great fun service."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Other than being served I don't think these much different between this and the cafe. Save some $$ and go there instead."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We were supposed to have dinner there the night before, but the tram was closed. On a whim we decided to see if we could go up the next day. The tram was running, so we decided to see what we missed the night before. Monica was our server, and she was fun and personable. She took the time to make sure we were not rushed and answered our questions, even those not necessarily related to the restaurant. My wife had the Bacon Avocado bleu cheese burger. Very good! I had the Avocado bacon BLT. Also good. We would like to come back at night for dinner with a view, but since we live in Az, it will be a while before we can come back. Great place!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "It isn't a usual experience to dine on good food & surprisingly decent wine at over 8,000 feet, then adding a spectacular view of Palm Springs & the Coachella Valley to that! Of course, there are many finer restaurants, but none can come close to the vistas that The Peaks owns. Sipping a glass of wine and watching the light & color of the sky change to twilight is a transcending experience everyone should have."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Food was decent but way overpriced. I assumed you paid for the view but when I got there I learned there was a cafeteria and you could bring the food outside for an even better view. Cost me $100 for 3 people and they even charged an extra dollar because I asked for more bread."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Had a nice dinner at the Peak's. The food was good, but my steak was a little over cooked. Wanted medium rare and got more like medium well. Suggest sitting on the second level of the restaurant to be able to see over the foot traffic in front of the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We decided to make reservations at Peak since we were going to be riding the Palm Springs Aerial Tram to the top of Mount San Jacinto and thought that it would be nice to enjoy dinner and the view. The meal was mediocre at best and the hostess kept trying to seat us in an area where the only thing that we could see was the sky deck. After finally moving to a slightly better table, we settled in to the dinner routine and the only bright spot was the fresh bread, conversation and our waiter."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was not exceptional. Dont waste your money. Just get drinks"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Menu is outdated and quality of food isn't great. Pasta was overcooked and quality of meat was subpar."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Service was excellent, our waiter Joe made excellent recommendations!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My wife and 2 young boys (4 and 6 yrs old) had dinner at Peak's after taking the tram up on Monday. The food was fair-good at best, while the service was fine. The view from the restaurant is fantastic, which is really the only reason to eat here. I can't recommend bringing young children, since the restaurant is extremely quiet (no background music), has no kids drawing/crayons to offer and is obviously 'attempting' to be a more romantic restaurant for couples."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The online reservation asked if the restaruant could provide anything I liked for my time spent there. I asked for a bottle of champagne as a suprise for my partner. It never came. The waiter was non existent with barely a personality. The food was mediocre at best. The woman at the next table complained about here dish. I also saw a squirrel on the floor at the next table (which I took several pictures of). I pointed the squirrel to a busboy who actually stated to me, the squirrels name and said that he's always in here, he helps us out by cleaning up the floors. Really? I would not recommend this establishment to eat. The view was spectacular, but the food is also overpriced for the quality."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time and the waiter was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was okay - overpriced - for a "brick of chicken" I got a really small piece - and the cost of the entree was $22."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The NY Strip was a low quality piece of meat at best."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "over priced mediocre food. only restaurant at the top of the Aerial Tramway.between the price of the tramway and the restaurant was not worth the money."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "At 8,000 feet this experience is not to be overlooked if you're in Palm Springs or anywhere close by. We left the desert floor at 108 F and quickly launched up to 8,000 feet and 68 F. Dinner in the pines... how cool. We were surprised how good the food was too. Make reservations!! We saw many turned away because they had not. we'll be back!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The view was amazing at this place, it is perfect for a hot day!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Peaks called us the day of our dinner to confirm our reservation. We got there on time and were seated on time. Our waiter was attentive and very helpful. The pork chop was the meat I think I've ever had. Another member in my group got the steak (which he cleaned from the plate in no time) Would go there again."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Wonderful! Try the delicious pork chop! And the deserts are as as heavenly as the view."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I recieved a call from the hostess confirming my reservation, very friendly. After a long hike we arrived for our reservation and we were wisked straight to our prepaired table. The server (Joe) was friendly, funny, and great with kids! I had a 8oz steak, my wife had the chicken both were heavly salted. The steak was not a choice pice of meat. My daughters grilled cheese was awesome though! Dessert was great; Joe suggested the Brownie with ice cream! Overall the service was so good it made up for the marginal entree. Cannot beat the view!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "What I choose for dinner was excellent! Linguini pasta over with white wine, brie cheese, fresh tomatoes and for my topping grill shrimp!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Can't beat the evening event-- tram ride, cool air, good food."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We are on holidays from Wales in Palm Springs so the Tramway was a must. The restaurant was a bonus. Excellent."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was great. The view was unbelievable. I would highly recommend trip to Peaks restaurant. Kids loved seeing the squirrels."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food was ok, creme brûlée was more like a custard than a brûlée. Tasted good, but not a brûlée! Service was great up to a point, and then we couldn't get attention for some time. 4 different people checked on our meal, but after we were bombarded, didn't get anyone's attention for 15 minutes for a refill on coffee. We went near sunset on summer solstice. Lots of bang for the buck, day view and incredible night view. Too bad so much L.A. Smog. Go after a rain for clear views for miles."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I had the filet mignon and it was served simply (with very plain mashed potatoes and a few spears of asparagus). Delicious. The service was warm and friendly. The restaurant isn't fancy, yet the views are so breathtaking that it's worth every moment. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed overall experience. Good food & good service. No complaints. Happy customers"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The steak was delicious! Highly recommend it. Also the Creme Brulee was amazing!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Definitely memorable loacation for our 15yr anniversary and the service was fantastic. ThanK you"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great view, very romantic as well. Food was alright, but a very limited menu, portions are a nice size. My salad was the best part of the meal."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our waiter Marlo or Mario was excellent, especially after we tasted the first bottle of wine which was not to our liking and we switched and he was more than accommodating. It was a pleasure to have him serve us. There were 4 in our party."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The restaurant has a beautiful view of the Coachella Valley and beyond. Also, wonderful after dark due to the valley lights. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "As an author i found the experience of this mountain to be inspiring"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Don’t waste your time including requests to the restaurant with your online reservation because the restaurant wont acknowledge the requests. We had a reservation for lunch but our table was not ready, and we were served raw hamburgers. Next time we’ll pack a lunch for our hiking trip and enjoy eating somewhere in the beautiful park."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had the steak and chicken dishes. Steak was cooked to perfection as ordered and hothot meals were full of flavour. We will be going back on a return visit"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The staff here were extremely friendly and helpful. They couldn't do enough for us. They were also very accommodating as we had missed our original reservation and they still fit us in despite the restaurant having officially closed ten minutes previously. The views were spectacular and it made a really special evening. The menu wasn't extensive but there was enough choice for what we wanted. I had the salad which was delicious and a generous portion, however, the Kale Ragout was no more than bland chick peas mixed with Kale sadly. I was starving so I ate it and it wasn't unpleasant, just lacking flavour or variation. The bread pudding however was to die for! I have never tasted anything like it! This is a must!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We came here during Restaurant Week. Food was disappointing. One plate totally over salted the other under. Bones in the fish, as well as that of the diners next to us. Tempura soft shelled crab was more like beer battered, not tempura & the Pork Belly and Arugula starter had no arugula. The pork belly appeared to be boiled instead of seared & crispy. Cheesecake was good, chocolate cake dry & dense. When we arrived with a reservation we asked for a window table & told they only had 4 tops yet several of them had couples seated & two that were seated after us were also couples. Our server was pleasant and friendly, not overly attentive. We enjoyed the views and the tram ride but if there's a next time we'll order the burgers!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had the "Restaurant Week" Menu. 3 Course meal for $38 bucks. It was great. The Brazilian Skirt Steak and Baked Sea Bass entrees were fantastic. Presentation was beautiful. Look forward to going again on our next visit. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The only reason I didn't give our experience a 5 star is because of the mosquitos. We ordered the prepared Restuarant Week three course meal and all entrees were delicious. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014