The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro
The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro

The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.the3rdcorner.com/
  • Phone: 7608379600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Matt Smith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 74
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Located in front and back of building.
A word from The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro
The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro is a restaurant revolution. Our living wine list, fine food and affordable pricing all add up to the perfect dining and wine shopping experience. Need a bottle of wine for dinner? Our wine shop offers a great selection from the world over. With over 800 wines to choose from, The 3rd Corner offers a wide selection of wines for every budget. From hard to find collectibles to everyday quaffers, our staff is here to take the mystery out of your purchase. Our ½ case and full case mix and match discounts offer great value and unbeatable pricing. Looking for great food? Whether it's a bite to eat or that perfect anniversary dinner, our menu offers a wide variety of delectable choices for the most discerning palate. Our full menu is available from 11:30 am to the wee hours of 1am.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (24)fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (14)special occasion (12)good for groups (11)vibrant bar scene (10)romantic (8)late-night find (7)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (4)hot spot (4)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Convenient high quality restaurant
    MikeTVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The excellent food combined with the terrific wine selection options make this a fun place to visit. We had the kale and spinach salad that was excellent. The meat ball special was also great. The muscles are a standard fine choice. And the service was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wine
    MarioVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Been here for the second time in Palm Dessert, food is very good and so is the service and you can't beat paying liquor store prices for wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A restaurant that meets your needs
    Teuf
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This is a restaurant, a bar, and a wine shop. Besides a very good menu and quiet dining, they also have wine tastes every Saturday in the bar. They have regular wine taste dinners (usually at least one a month) that have been outstanding and affordable. Besides the wine taste dinners, they also have separate week night wine tastes with a single winery represented throughout the high season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    sloopopusiii
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not quite up to Ed's Ocean Beach 3rd Corner, possibly because the restaurant is fairly new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunate Evening
    RandJMVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have been to 3rd Corner a number of times. This time was a disasster. Saturday night. Somehow the restaurant had managed to book a birthday party with like 20 people right in the middle of the main dining room. Hooting and hollering, this party was having a great time and cleared out the restaurant. Repeated complaints to the manager got apologies, and bland assurances the party would be asked to tone it down but nothing happened. There was no where to move. Left with ears ringing. Not even a free glass of champagne. All in all - very poorly handled.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For an Evening with Friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wine store/restaurant or restaurant/wine store - select your wine (at very competitive prices) and have it served with your dinner. You can also buy more of your great finds to take home. The menu is limited but everything on it is very well prepared. One of my favorites is the mussels with frites, you can't go wrong when you order this!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Wonderful Experience
    Perfect
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Never Disappointed Menu, Food, Presentation & Service Is Always a 10 Perfect
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Papanelson
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A little hard to find but worth the effort. Food, Wine and service excellent and reasonably priced. Celebrated my Wife's Birthday in style. Will return and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy Nana3
    HappyNana3VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Service very attentive. 3 out of 4 had the beet salad and loved it. 2 had the stuffed chicken breast nightly special and raved. 1 had the chicken schnitzel and was quite happy. I had the steak frites and clearly enjoyed it. Overall, 4 satisfied diners. They are also restaurant partners with the wine vault of the desert so there is no corkage fee if you are a member.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best in Palm Desert
    Dermot
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We have dined at 3rd Corner many times and it never disappoints. The service is very good, the flat breads as appetizers are varied and delicious and for me the Cesar Salad is the best! Also worth trying are the kale salad or the beet salad. But all in all the food is of a very high standard. The wine list is superb with a range of wines at a range of prices - well worth joining the 3rd Corner wine club for even better prices for wine. Great credit to them for keeping their wine prices sat a reasonable level - keep up the good work folks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Constantly Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Introduced numerous friends to "3rd Corner" all favorably impressed. Chef always offers something new.Spur of the moment dinner to large party, confident that everything will be handled without a hitch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not honor Reservations in Bar!
    PSYearRound
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I arrived 10 minutes early for my reservation and no one was at the front door, so we went into the bar area. Once in there, we decided to have dinner in the bar rather than the restaurant side. Please note, they do not honor your reservations if you eat in the bar area. They canceled my reservation as if I never showed up. We spent $100 dollars for wine and dinner and it did not count toward the Open Table reservation. (Bummer!!) I called the restaurant the next day to discuss; however, the individual could not answer why they canceled me out after I checked in. The manager was to call me back, but never did. Bottom line, I guess if you want you Open Table points you had better eat in the restaurant. The Bar area does not count!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you do nothing else, try 3rd Cnr
    CLHfromPSVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The entire experience was incredible. Hit on all eight-cylinders. Great wine inventory to chose from, exceptional food - listen to the specials that are likely the best and most innovative things you will have had in a long time - excellent service. A true gem in Palm Desert. Perfect before the movie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wine dinner oops
    ajl70
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We showed up for our res and found they were having 30+ people for a wine tasting dinner. The lady at the front tried to put us next to a table of fun loving and loud women. We ask to move and they moved us. Although we shared our waiter and asst waiter, Steve and Matt did a wonderful job. It was a very good meal, a great wine at a good price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine & dine!
    Pastanostra
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food was great and the wine selection was extensive. Dinner and wine prices are good. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chefswife
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I loved the decoration and the atmosphere. My dish was delicious. I tried my families' dishes and they were great too. The service was a little slow at times.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JTorVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    THEY had a great selection of wines with wonderful prices as well as a very versatile menu and food selection. We will be back !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 595 reviews are from the The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro reviews archive.
  • Fun local spot
    KJBK
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Good food, great service, and a fun and entertaining marriage to the wine shop- perfect for wine enthusiasts.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!
    traveler
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Was looking for something new and different, definitely found it! Walk in, pick out a bottle of wine from the shop, take it to your table and enjoy with AMAZING food!! I can't believe I've lived in the valley for so long and not discovered this place before now..... Can't wait to go back and try another delicious dish!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New fave restaurant in Palm Desert!
    Cody
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I had heard many positive reports about 3rd Corner and finally dined there last week. Love everything about this restaurant....ambience, friendly reception, outstanding meal ( Grilled Halibut Cheek with Black ink Risotto), and very good service... not to mention the very large selection of fine wine. It is a bit difficult to find..the best landmark is Panera Bread which is on Hwy. 111...3rd Corner is directly behind in an office building structure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Concept
    rosiez
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Buy a bottle of wine from the big selection they have in the Wine Shop. Bring it to your table to enjoy. Corkage is only $5. Food was outstanding. I had the salmon and it was the best I've had in a long time. The beet salad was wonderful as well.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a bad meal
    comedywriter
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We once again hit 3rd Corner for the Duck Confit. I LOVE this dish. While everything there is excellent I have to have my duck fix every 4-5 weeks. It is reasonably priced and you can choose any bottle of wine from the wine shop for market price and drink it with your dinner. (note: there is a $5 corkage fee). This place is a gem for lively dining...casual, friendly & fabulous.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Reliable food
    foodies
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We enjoyed the food, as aways, and love the variety. Enjoy being able to choose wine at a reasonable price and just being charged the corkage.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This was my second visit to this restaurant. Turned out we had the same waiter. Just as last time, he was started out very strong and very knowledgeable, but on this occasion, despite not seeming to be too busy, he was a little harder to find and not as attentive. However, the food and wine were just as good, if not better, than our first visit. And the waiter's overall ability was still pretty good. We sat outside again and it was again a very nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grits
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Our fourth visit for dining and have always felt welcomed and appreciated. Love bringing friends. Especially like the different dining areas. Kale & beet salads are great. Terrific scallops. Natalie is our fabulous server. Ashley, always so helpful. Chef Matt, delightfully creative and very personable!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic wine and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Food was amazing, picked a wine from the winery store and had that with dinner, bread pudding off the charts amazing and our waitress was fantastic and French! Good night. Definitely going again.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's a casual Go to Spot
    abcd1234VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Food is good with a tasty offer of small and Lg size plates.The wine choices are wonderful with a price point for everyone. Fun to walk through the cases of wine lining the restaurant floors, making your selection and taking it to the table. Servers seem to turn over to frequently and while they are friendly and well -intended ... it is slow. Having been to the restaurant twice in a week and sitting on the patio both times the service experience was the same....slow. Water/ menu arrives quickly but when everyone sits down at their table at the same time one waiter can't got to each table in a reasonable time. We waited a long time for a drink order and and to have our wine opened. The server worked hard to improve the rest of the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not like we remember
    Dininguru
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    What has happened? This used to be a favourite spot of ours for great food and was a must hit when in Palm Springs. Had some good dishes, pork cheeks small plate was a consistent hit with the group, but lack of consistency in other plates. Beet and goat cheese salad, good for 2 of us, mostly arugula for the other. Service was definitely not like we remember. Picked our wine without help even we though tried to flag down someone to ask a question. Got our bottle but had to ask twice for an ice bucket. Took our cutlery and didn't replace. It went on and on. Thanks for the memories, we won't be back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great concept!
    KimS
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We enjoyed trying this for first time. While they have a notable selection of bottles, which you purchase and bring to your table for opening ($5 corkage fee), the wines were expensive and not familiar labels to us. Dinner was delicious and service good but I'm not sure we will go back next time in town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine lovers delight!
    Kcs619
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great concept....pick your wine from hundreds of bottles in wine store atmosphere...take it to your table and for $5.00 corkage fee, enjoy it with dinner. The food was great..beet salad with goat cheese and yummy lemon dressing was great...I had maple glazed salmon with Brussels sprouts with bacon. My husband had chicken and "dumplings" (gnocchi ). We shared the chocolate chip bread pudding for dessert. Definitely would return when were back in the area.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a pleasant surprise!
    Martin
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We had a great meal here. Picked out our wine from the store and had a5 dollar corkage. Food was very good and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing wine store with great food
    Pleased
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Really enjoyed the Third Corner. The food tasty and fairly priced. Third Corner lets you select a bottle of wine from their store at retail prices then enjoy it with dinner. Great concept!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    htetchr
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    What a fantastic idea! Browse the abundant selection of wines and purchase one for dinner for just a $5 corkage fee. No need to feel overwhelmed, the manager will happily help you select a fabulous wine for an outstanding price. Our meal was out of this world! We loved the drunken fries, apple squash soup and the caramel popcorn with nutella sundae was so good we almost ordered a second one! Our wine choice of the evening, Bella Gloss, was like drinking rich red velvet for just $27. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Movin' Upscale
    TominCA
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We are fans of 3rd Corner in Encinitas so we tried the Palm Desert location. The space is fancier than Encinitas. Food and wine prices were similiar. Our waiter was a bit disengaged. Steak entree was excellent; salmon entree was a bit sweet. Overall - very good, but we prefer the more casual Encinitas venue.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for a fun evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    This is a wonderful spot where you can pick out your wine at a store incorporated into the restaurant and then pay a $5 corkage and open the bottle at your table. The food provides a nice variety of Italian cuisine and everyone of our group of eight was more than pleased with their meal. 3rd Corner is a fun night out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Taking a friend to dinner
    eatfrench
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We had a pleasant meal, with plenty of wine choices. There is an unhurried feeling to dinner which is enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our friends enjoyed it
    tim520
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The food was great, once again. We brought our friends along and they enjoyed selecting the wine to accompany the dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy it when we come down
    CarolR
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Third time here and we bought family and friends with us this time. All loved it. Great food, and fun to go shopping for your own bottle of wine, which only has a $5 corkage fee. Thankfully they have blocked the floor to ceiling glass walls with boxes of wine, because last year I walked into one and cracked the face on my watch (the year before we saw someone else walk into it) ,
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great execution of a great concept
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The dining area is very nicely laid out, with the retail wine space looking more like a high-end wine cellar "backdrop" to the dining area. The menu is a combination of 8 or 10 different kinds of flatbreads (which are really well-done thin-crust pizzas); what seems like 2 dozen different small plates, and a variety of salads, entrees, pastas etc. There are over 2 dozen wines by the glass, most under $10. A person can eat a traditional meal; or nosh their way through the food and beverages. Everything was delicious, and the service was perfect. We would definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • consistently good
    newporter
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Third corner Wine Shop & Bistro has become a favorite We like taking guests there because the food is consistently delicious, and the ambience is "up" without being noisy. The serve staff is very good, and the wine selection is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate