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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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Enjoyed overall experience. Good food & good service. No complaints. Happy customers"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "Definitely memorable loacation for our 15yr anniversary and the service was fantastic. ThanK you"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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
  • "The steak was delicious! Highly recommend it. Also the Creme Brulee was amazing!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "We've had lunch several times at Peaks but decided to try it for dinner during restaurant week. The food was very good (soft shell crabs lightly battered in tempura then flash fried were amazing) and the service was friendly and responsive. The evening was enjoyable as well because of the spectacular views and the friendliness of all the other patrons in the restaurant. The view, the food, the service and the congeniality of other guests made this a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "THE FOOD WAS FAIRLY GOOD. I ORDERED SEA BASS WHICH HAD A NUMBER OF LARGE BONES. THEY WERE OUT OF SALAD AND OUR RESERVATION WAS AT SIX. THE SOFT SHELL CRAB WAS OUTSTANDING. WE RECEIVED GOOD SERVICE IN THE DINING ROOM. THE BARTENDER APPEARED A LITTLE ANNOYED. IN HER DEFENSE, SHE WAS VERY BUSY AND ALONE."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Of course the view is grand. The food was better than expected: the Restaurant Week menu was more interesting than the usual a la carte one. Ostrich was nicely done. The service from Stephanie and Steve was good; the others looked like they were rookies. The restaurant could use a bit of a make-over as it seems about the same as when it originally opened. The decor and design isn't keeping up with the view and the food. The cafeteria next door should be separated out from a restaurant that has pretensions to fine dining."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Even after reading less than stellar reviews and hearing that the food was pricey and frozen I could not resist the opportunity to dine at 8,000+ feet! To our surprise, the food is not frozen, thanks to a new chef and it was better than average! Highlights were the seared Ahi Tuna, Charred Shrimp and pork chop. If you take into account the ambiance the prices are appropriate and you wont be dissappointed."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This restaurant is located on top of a mountain! They did a great job creating access to the scenery for all patrons. We just happened to be on the top tier looking out to the valley of the desert. Food was excellent as we were there during the restaurant week and chose to dine from the limited 3-course menu provided. Waitress was very knowledgeable and often asked if we needed anything else. Great service all around, and the views are amazing. One cool thing we were able to see was the bats chasing the moths in the night time lights from the balcony. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "After deciding to detour to Palm Springs after our vacation down the Pacific Coast Highway to ride the famous rotating gondola we decided to make dinner reservations for the Peak for restaurant week. The staff, service and food was all fantastic. We tried new things and loved it. We started our evening at the bar with Frank who served us a great wine and hummus plate while enjoying the view. When it was time for our dinner reservation he escorted us to the dining room with our wine glasses and bottles on a tray. He made sure that the hostess directed us to a window side table and since we were finishing our 25th anniversary trip it was the perfect touch. We had a lovely time and would absolutely suggest this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was good. I realize the limitations of being at the top of a mountain and really the burgers we had were good. However the server named Travis was less than okay. He rarely came by and seemed completely disinterested in serving us. A simple few actions such as eye contact and a smile would have been better than what we received."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The Tram ride and staff at The Tram were most welcoming and the views from The Tram and Peaks were spectacular. Service was attentive and the meal was quite good. A memorable experience we won't forget!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We took our mother to this restaurant and truly enjoyed it. The food was great and the view extraordinary. We purchased the summer pass tram tickets and can't wait to come back. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My family & I (five in total) went up the tram to Peak's Restaurant for my aunt's birthday. Expecting a fine dinner, much like they advertise on their website, we were bitterly disappointed. My aunt's Caprese salad still had a sticker on the yellow tomatoes--they had not been washed. When our main course came out, my boyfriend's salmon was raw. The waiter said they "generally cook the salmon to medium rare", but this was not even medium rare. My aunt's Filet Mignon was also not fully cooked. She and I both ordered our filets to be medium, and hers was rare. The service was also terrible. The waiter not only never apologized for any of the mistakes, but he also asked if we wanted dessert before my boyfriend had even received his dinner. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Good food, great service! Was hoping for a beautiful view from our table, but not so much.........."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time. Even though we were over an hour late for our reservation, we were seated right away. We didn't think it would take more than an hour and a half to get to the top, we were wrong! Worth the wait."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Way to expensive for the quality of food. The service was very slow for a Monday when they weren't even busy "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "this was a very pleasant location with good food and the views are spectacular = enjoy "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My family and I enjoyed a nice lunch at Peaks this past Saturday. I was expecting trashy tourist food. To our delight, we found the meal quite tasty. The Veggie burger was great as was my daughters cheese burger. The Hummas and Tapanade appetizer was wonderful. Many in-house made items to my surprise. The view was fantastic and the 70 degree tempurature was a welcome break from the 105 on the desert floor. We recommend Peaks."
    Dined on 5/17/2014