Peaks Restaurant
Peaks Restaurant

Peaks Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pstramway.com/
  • Phone: 7603254537x
  • 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: Californian, Contemporary American
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Peaks Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (100)special occasion (57)romantic (41)great for lunch (23)fit for foodies (14)kid-friendly (10)good for groups (9)notable wine list (9)great for outdoor dining (9)neighborhood gem (7)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (3)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Excellent steak
    Not2pky
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Although our experience wasn't great the food was very good. Thankfully. This was a birthday gift to my husband who had never been on the tramway...and to be waiting around for our reservation time (killing time)..then getting there 15 minutes prior and being told they'd "guess" they'd seat us since we had a reservation but that they stopped seating a half hour prior was a bit much. They even called me at home to confirm my 7:45 time the day before. What the heck. When booking I asked for a little something for a birthday celebration but that never happened and there was not even a pleasant happy birthday, sir, for my husband. Sad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I was very disappointed in this restaurant. I was not good at all. The ambiance could be very good because the view is outstanding. However, the restaurant is dated and dirty. It was not pleasent looking out the finger printed windows. Everything around me looked dirty. The food was overcooked and lacking in presentation. The food is expensive so one would expect more. I read somewhere that the altitude makes is difficult to serve some food properly. If this is the case these dishes should not be on the menu or the server should explain this up front. The server was very attentive. Overall it was a terrible experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable
    1luckygrandma
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The seared Ahi and Salmon were awesome! The view was spectacular, the service was great. Plan to bring my grandson up next time, he will enjoy the tramway ride.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely food
    TheRoadTrip
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Lovely food and wonderful service, we just wish we had gone on the tram earlier as it would have been good to see the views in light and dark. The food was very reasonable in price but you must remember you have the additional charge of the tram to get to the venue. We will tell our friends about it when we return to the UK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Very relaxed and exceptionlly pleasant off-season dining experience. Nice ambience, great service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • View was amazing
    TomSJVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The girlfriend and I came here on our trip to Palm Springs, even though reviews were not always positive. I have to say, I think people are being a bit hard on Peaks. The view was amazing, the service was super friendly for us, and we very much enjoyed the food. We admit the prices are a bit high, but you're also dining at 8,500 feet so they've got some costs of their own that are a bit unique, too. Overall, we had a blast.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WOW!
    retired62014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Wow! The food was outstanding for lunch! I had the BLT and a glass of wine and enjoyed the view out the window.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    1sttimefever
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The experience was great, I would love to do it again
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BruceVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good service good food scenic view last night in Palm Springs this was a good choice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peaks is great
    Prettypowderpuff
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We always enjoy our time on the Tram and dinner at Peaks. On this occasion we received OUTSTANDING service (waiter- Jeff).
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent all around
    Diner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Ambience is quaint but view is excellent! Angus burgers are grilled to perfection. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not at the Peak Just yet...
    mikethyme
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Wonderful views from atop the mountain, food was good, but was missing the wow factor from many angles. Service was attentive and friendly. I know they are trying to establish a fine dining atmosphere, but the menu missed the mark. Room for improvement for sure, probably a new chef with some cutting edge take on creating some really special signature dishes might be in order. Again, food was good but didn't reach the "peak" in my opinion. Missing that wow factor, rather ordinary execution, and the menu lacked inspiration.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining at the Top
    VarietyFoods
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Peaks came highly recommended and I was looking forward to eating there. I made a reservation online to get a guaranteed table but when we arrived the hostess was frazzled and we were told we had to wait. Another couple walked in after us, without a reservation, but were seated ahead of us. Our reservation was at 7:00 PM but had to wait until 7:30 PM to get a table. I was hoping to have a table near the windows to see the beautiful view but instead had to settle for a table on the second level away from the windows. Although the food was delicious it took a long time just to get the appetizer. In my opinion if you eat at Peaks don't be in a hurry and don't be too hungry because the wait may be longer than expected.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food w a view
    longhike
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was much better than seen at this type of venue. Great fun service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Other than being served I don't think these much different between this and the cafe. Save some $$ and go there instead.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Bobby
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining with a Stellar View
    Alex
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food on Mountain Top
    Bodet
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The View Far Outshines the Food
    DisappointedInPalmSprings
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad food great view
    allstartex
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was not exceptional. Dont waste your money. Just get drinks
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good view that's about it
    Dothesurvey
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Menu is outdated and quality of food isn't great. Pasta was overcooked and quality of meat was subpar.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining/Special Occassion
    Firendsdining
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Service was excellent, our waiter Joe made excellent recommendations!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view. Not for children.
    sholmVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Reservation
    Bobb
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • greattime
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had a wonderful time and the waiter was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was okay - overpriced - for a "brick of chicken" I got a really small piece - and the cost of the entree was $22.
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  • Poor service and low quality food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The NY Strip was a low quality piece of meat at best.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
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  • Gettin' high for great food
    redbus
    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!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the view
    Foodlovers2
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The view was amazing at this place, it is perfect for a hot day!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Barbara
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view up in the clouds
    Toblerone
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Wonderful! Try the delicious pork chop! And the deserts are as as heavenly as the view.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made our great day even better.
    Psav8tor
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    What I choose for dinner was excellent! Linguini pasta over with white wine, brie cheese, fresh tomatoes and for my topping grill shrimp!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    Prettypowderpuff
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Can't beat the evening event-- tram ride, cool air, good food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food. Outstanding view.
    Outstanding
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We are on holidays from Wales in Palm Springs so the Tramway was a must. The restaurant was a bonus. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timers
    Renner
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food was great. The view was unbelievable. I would highly recommend trip to Peaks restaurant. Kids loved seeing the squirrels.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Smoggy today
    Hypercritical
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal & stunning view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate