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
101 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (81)special occasion (50)romantic (33)great for lunch (20)fit for foodies (13)kid-friendly (9)good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (9)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (6)notable wine list (6)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Expensive and overated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Waiter was slow and did not provide good service. All hamburgers were ordered as medium and all of them were well done and dry.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstandung
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My Wife and I had our 27th Wedding Anniversary here and we'll definitely be back before our 28th
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Experience
    PSDiner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great atmosphere and beautiful views. All the food dishes were well done with quality ingredients. Service was good but not prompt on clearing unneeded items from the table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average Food, Slow Service
    foodlover74
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I came to the Peaks restaurant to celebrate our Anniversary. We had a 7:00 reservation but ended up getting to the restaurant at 6:30. We let them know we were there just in case a seat became available early. We assumed we would have to wait until 7:00 so we made our way to the bar. At 7:15 my husband asked the hostess how much longer we would have to wait and reminded her that we had a 7:00 reservation. After checking back 2 more times we were finally seated at 8:15.Tried to order an appetizer but were out of everything. When we ordered our dinner the waiter told us that if we wanted dessert we would have to place the order at the same time. The food was ok not great. After this experience we probably won't return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rough start, good save
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Hostess was clearly overwhelmed and after checking us in by name and on time for the reservation proceeded to seat 7 tables ahead of us and another reservation that were stuck waiting. After 20+mins She asked us our name as if she had forgotten the entire conversation from minutes before. Beginning aside the waiter did a good job explaining the menu and meal/drinks were great overall
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother making reservation
    GccK
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Don't bother making reservation, because it sure made difference to the hostess at the front. We had to wait more than 40 minutes for our table, while people showing up without reservation got seated faster.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Annie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The view is great. The food was underwhelming. I ordered the bacon avo sandwich, which for $12.00 had hardly any bacon. Very disappointing. My husband's chicken club had very dry pieces of chicken. The coffee was the best cup of coffee I have experienced in a restaurant for a long time. We were there on a Saturday and it was busy, but our service was so slow. All and all I have to say a disappointing dining experience, sorry.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    AnniversaryDiners
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had an amazing server who was kind and patient. Our food came out when he said it would and it was hot off the stove! We had a wonderful experience which was great since we were celebrating our anniversary! Great views of the city lights and nice ambiance in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dr & Mrs J. Hardy
    2HappyTravellers
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had a most enjoyable meal complete with champaigne. The food was good and well presented and the service excellent. We were late for our appointment but were treated kindly and seated right away. I was in a wheelchair and everyone was most helpfull.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • On Top of the World
    callmestuffed
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great place to enjoy the sun setting over the valley with great food. Definitely recommended for those special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    newcomer
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    One would think that being 8000ft on a mountain the food would not be that great. The food was outstanding, its a little expensive but you get what you pay for. I would definitely go again and recommend to others to go eat there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, food ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Amazing view and experience riding the Palm Springs Tram. The view was excellent! Food was expensive which was alright had the food been really good - but it was just ok.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great treat for 70th
    JayJarvis
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife, son and I enjoyed a really nice dinner for my birthday. The staff was extremely courteous and helpful. The waiter even brought out a piece of cheesecake with a candle.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet