We have been to this restaurant
We have been to this restaurant before. We were disappointed so had not been back for awhile. Things have improved! The good was great, service was great and of course I found one of my favourite Pinots so all in all a very nice evening. Will be back.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everyone in our party greatly
Everyone in our party greatly enjoyed their dinner. Service was professional and prompt. We've been at this restaurant several times and will return.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner in the Desert
We truly enjoyed our dinner at 3rd Corner. We were seated promptly, addressed by a waiter quickly, advised on our wine selection and served quickly without feeling rushed. The wine shop with corkage concept is such a terrific way to serve wine. The food was delicious. We had a wide variety of dishes, pasta, scallops, lamb burger and short ribs and everyone liked their food. We were celebrating birthdays and were given a delicious bread pudding dessert. Can't say enough good things about our experience and will definitely return.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Second visit, excellent food,
Second visit, excellent food, quiet. Will choose again.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Made reservations online for
Made reservations online for 8 and later changed number to 6 day before. On arrival table was set for 8 but was quickly corrected.
Three of the six ordered cioppino that was rated excellent by all. The other three equally enjoyed the half roasted chicked, steak with pomme frites and the Divers Scallops. There was not a morsel left on any of the plates! The wine chosen from the wine shop was rated excellent by all for the price. Loved the idea of wandering through the wine shop to choose your own wine. Our server was personable, vey competent and got a nice tip for his efforts. All agreed that this place was a real find and definitely added to our annual Palm Desert "must do" holiday list.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our 2nd visit and
This was our 2nd visit and everything was excellent. The owner came to our table to deliver and serve the wine we had purchased. This was a personal touch that you don't see to often at other restaurants. The food and service was really good. Would return for a 3rd time and recommend this dining spot to others.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Good Experience
A good, solid experience all around. Food was consistently good, although menu is very heavy and rich. Service was very attentive though a bit rushed. Ambience and lighting were very nice. Wine store looked inviting and I would like to go back to visit it. One suggestion is to add some lighter meals to the menu for those of us who don't want to eat very rich and hearty food.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
As usual, the 3rd Corner never
As usual, the 3rd Corner never disappoints me! WE travel 20 miles to come to
this restaurant and always have a wonderful time.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food, Wine, Services-Great Choice
Excellent wine value and selection...great food offerings on menue that includes excellent variety of small plates and entrees taht are all well preppared.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect place for wine lovers,
Perfect place for wine lovers, service was excellent and food was great!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's always a good experience
It's always a good experience eating at the 3rd Corner Wine Bistro. Our waiter was polite, attentive, and knowledgeable. Our dinner, wine, and ice cream dessert were very good. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and you can pick your wine in the adjoining wine store and bring it to your table.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
ONE OF OUR FAVORITES
THE 3RD CORNER IS ONE OF OUR FAVORITES ....... ALWAYS ENJOYABLE & FUN. LOVE DINING IN THE BAR AREA.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
everything was going great
everything was going great with wine, appetizer, salad then the entree' arrived.
Extremely disappointing and irritating. A swordfish that was supposed to be 6 to 7 ounces and thick was more like 4 to 5 ounces and uneven. They tried to hide it on mashed potatoes with a vegetable hash. Not happy.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always perfect. Service
Food is always perfect. Service is always perfect. The wine select is subperb. Just a very good place, like the casual surroundings, and the staff is wonderful.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
amazing staff, great food.
i am a weekender out in the desert, but my parents use my house in the winter, and they kept telling me this was their favorite restaurant. they couldnt stop talking about it. so i went with a friend who was in town with her toddler -- we went early of course. we didnt think to ask about a high chair. when we arrived, we found out they didnt have a high chair. they seated us, but we were contemplating leaving. meanwhile, the hostess (a mother herself) took it upon herself to run over to CPK to grab a high chair for us. we didnt ask for it, she just did it. the customer service here was amazing, the staff was so gracious and lovely! and the food is really very good -- the wine list cannot be beat.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great time....food was
Had a great time....food was delicious as was the wine. Have been many times & will continue to go.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food/service. I'll return.
The scallops and duck entrees were excellent. Service was spot-on. Kind of lame that they charge a $5 corkage fee on their own bottles sold in-house. I'd go back for sure anyway. I want to try their Sunday brunch; sounded good.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
dan's the man!!
location in palm desert:
-was hard to find, lived here for years and didn't even know it existed.
-doors that were supposed to close to patio had a wide gap between and allowed alot of cigar and cigarette smoke in to anyone sitting near wall. very unappealing, had to leave after awhile.
other than that, was a very memorable experience. we were in the lounge for the wine tasting and lunch. experience was 'made' by an employee named dan. we're still talking about him!!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
A hidden gem. Excellent all
A hidden gem. Excellent all around and would not hesitate to recommend for a great date night.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first visit to 3rd Corner
Our first visit to 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro and definitely not our last!! We met our friends in the bar for happy hour and enjoying the delicious food and wine. My scallops were delicious as was the beet salad. Great wine selection and we look forward to dining at the bistro in the future! Highly recommend!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reasonable prices and friendly
Reasonable prices and friendly service. The shrimp arrabiata
was excellent. We we are sorry it took so long for us to
find this place. We are going back for a Mother's Day
brunch. The brunch menu is good and the hours are
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wine choices are great and the food was perfect for our trio. We really enjoyed the patio too.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
My new favorite place!
Great dining, great bar crowd and great outdoor seating. Put this restaurant on your list of favorites! Had an early Friday evening dinner reservation, it was busy but not noisy, the bar crowd (other end of the restaurant) was pretty crowded, but wasn't a dining distraction at all. Service was prompt,server knowledgeable & friendly. Wine & drinks are a good size. The food arrived quickly helping make our theater reservation. Both were well prepared, well presented and delicious! Considering the great quality of the food, prices are more than reasonable. The atmosphere is sophisticated casual, white linen table clothes amongst the crates of wine. The crowd was sophisticated casual too. Not a lot of kids (like say, California Pizza).
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This has become one of our
This has become one of our favorite places. One of our guests required an accomodation by the kitchen and they could not have been more accomodating. All of our dinners were outstanding.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the concept. Great wine (area) selections on display for your selection. Have gone back for the the mussels w fries and of course, wine. Wait staff are knowledgeable and attentive.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food! Great deal on wine from the retail shop. Only $5 corkage. It's our new favorite place!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Smart restaurant offering a Prix Fixe menu during the summer. The selections for the night we were there were terrific and portions smaller which I appreciate.
We especially like the bottle service where you choose a well priced bottle of wine and pay the reasonable corkage. The wine guy did not even try to up sell our selection.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in the mood for some Moules Frites and so decided to dine here again. The server, Daniel, surprised us by, in addition to the regular menu, presenting a three-course menu for $20 per person. It looked too good to pass on.
We were not disappointed! Every dish our table of 5 had was delish. And of course we love the wine selection.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I decided to try
My wife and I decided to try your restaurant on our 21st wedding anniversary. We were not dissapointed. The service and atmosphere were excellent. Being a 27 year Company Chef myself makes me very picky on the food side of things. We sampled and shared a number of the menu items and found them all very good. The Baked Brie was excellent with our Grgich Cellars Zinfandel, Beet salad, Shrimp piri piri, Black Mussells, and beef Short Rib all very nicely done. Compliments to the chefs on July 6th evening
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food amazing service!
Being the first time my wife and I were visiting the Palm Springs area, we ended up randomly going here to get more of a local feel and steer away from chain restaurants. What a great dining experience! The food was delicious but the waiter was so courteous and enthusiastic for the food. Being honest, the front hostess didn't seem to care much about the quality of service which is tough cause she was the first face we saw, but the food and wait staff definitely made up for it.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Great Wine!
Highly recommend if you're looking for out-of-the-ordinary menu choices and a very nice selection of wine at retail pricing.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Every Time
You know something very special is happening in the kitchen with your first bite. No surprise the chef is Cordon Bleu-trained. The food is unfussy yet superb, and the prices are gentle. Friendly waiters serve efficiently. A simple starter like the house salad is sublime, with a subtle dressing on the freshest greens. Wild mushroom risotto is rich with truffle aroma. Salmon is cooked to perfection and beautifully plated with vegetables. The wine list is ample and has inexpensive yet satisfying choices by the glass. This time we were too full for dessert, despite a tempting list of sweets. Because the restaurant is attached to a wine bar, it's fun to shop for a bottle or two to take home after consistently wonderful meals.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our dinner the other night. Liked the idea of actually picking out your wine from the shop.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Low key and excellent
My wife and I went to Palm Desert for the weekend, aiming to relax and enjoy the heat. Dining was a secondary concern - our main goal was to avoid the tourist crowds and get a good meal. Google searching led me to 3rd Corner. I surveyed the menu, saw that it wasn't far from the hotel, and booked a table. We were very surprised. The food was excellent. You buy your bottle of wine in the attached wine shop AT RIDICULOUSLY REASONABLE PRICES and then it is served with your dinner. I went with a $25 "Super Tuscan" that took us right back to Firenze. We loved everything so much that we returned again the next night. Great service in a friendly setting. Outstanding food, fascinating wine selection. You must try this restaurant.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly outstanding service!
It was a very relaxing evening. We felt extremely welcome and coaxed into taking our time to enjoy a glass of wine and to start the food service when we were ready. It was definitely quality food served on our time schedule. The service was simply the best. You will feel like a special guest and your taste buds will be pleased.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, the best of the best
ONe place we never get tired of going to. The food is the BEST and such a variety of wines incredible.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
If it wasn't for so many good restaurants in the area would have probably ate here every night! You can pick your bottle of wine (reasonably priced) and pay a small corkage fee. The food was very good. Really enjoyed this spot.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
PERFECT FOR A CASUAL DINNER IN PD
We enjoyed a very nice dinner, picking ourt an excellent wine, and sharing a delicious dessert in Palm Desert. After an arduous afternoon of shopping El Paseo, the 3rd Corner is an easy walk for a nice dinner. Service was average, and the noise level a little high with a nearbuy birthday party, but we out-lasted them all. There were many other items on the menu we look forward to trying next time, but my penne wth spicy sausages was excellent. Enjoy!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very pleased with our server, food and the selection of wines. Noting to complain about I highly recommend it.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this Format!
Third Corner does a great job with the retail wines - great selection of premium and value wines (nothing really low end) at great prices. The food is very good and the new location in Palm Desert (as opposed to San Diego, which is cramped and parking is a problem) is lovely and spacious with plentiful parking. A good evening all around. The bar is rocking for a later meal too.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wine list and menu had great
Wine list and menu had great choices. Server's knowledge and recommendations were outstanding.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an experience!
3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro is one of the most unique restaurants I have ever visited! My family had the most special time. You actually choose your dinner wine from a quaint, on-site wine shop. The wine offered was very well chosen selection and quite reasonable! Don't miss the brie small plate or the brussel sprouts dish. We order the truffle risotto, the shrimp salad, the hanger steak and the Shrimp Arrabbiata (linguine, shrimp, bacon, tomato, garlic, capers & chili flakes)- all delicious! The desserts were equally amazing (not a fan of bread pudding but had a bite of my sisters and it forever changed my opinion). All waitstaff appeared to be so excited we were dining with them. A fantastic choice for any Palm Springs local or visitor!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu with attention
Great menu with attention to detail, unusual pairings. Never ever disappointed with this fine restaurant and excellent service.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mostly very good....but....
A party of 5, 3 of whom had been before, and 2 newbies. Most of the food was quite good: the flatbread pizzas (heirloom and market) are yummy and reliable. The Kale salad was a winner for the kale lover but not for the non-kale fan. Beet salad was fine. The Caesar was standard --but no prizes. The pork was underdone. The shrimp were great. The duck confit was crispy (a plus) but perhaps lacking in some flavor. The brussel sprouts were sent back. We all LOVE food, gourmet prep ourselves and love to explore restaurants...so these opinions were not baseless. Bread served was below par. Dessert menu needs some revamping. WIne selection/method is always fun and appropriately priced. Port and after dinner coffees were solid.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good eats and wine
We picked this restaurant up from wine enthusiast and it's was wonderful.Good range of wine prices. Food was great. We ate outside on patio. Will definitely return
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a great choice
As usual we had a delicious experience at 3rd Corner.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
concept is outstanding - grab
concept is outstanding - grab a good bottle of wine at liquor store price, take it to your table and have with your dinner for $5 corkage fee. Personally think they should just get rid of corkage fee, would imply complete confidence in their concept as they should have.
Service was very fragmented, waitress seemed stretched thin and hence did not give exptional but just fair service. The food was excellent and deserved excellent service. Would definitely go back and hope for different server or same one with fewer tables to deal with.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a nice change. The food and service were great. Would highly recommend .
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We oved this restaurant. Great
We oved this restaurant. Great concept of shopping in the wine boutique first and then having it delivered to your table!. The food was terrific and the ambience very energetic. We will definetely be back. One of our best finds in Palm Desert.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my husband out for
I took my husband out for his birthday ON his birthday and invited 2 close friends. We had the most incredible time; the server - who had someone shadowing, did an incredible job. All 4 of of us being New Yorkers, we appreciate when our server just 'knows' not to jump in and ask how things are when they sense a conversation - as ours did. Chef Matt was on his game as always and everything was just terrific.
Without using too many boring adjectives, let's just say we have never been disappointed and we WILL be back.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM