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Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Workshop Kitchen + Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.workshoppalmsprings.com
  • Email: info@workshoppalmsprings.com
  • Phone: (760) 459-3451
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thurs, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday + Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Beckman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Previously home to art galleries, a 1950's movie theatre, City Council, and most recently Design Within Reach, Workshop's unique space promises a dining experience unlike any other.
    Private back entrance. Floor-to-ceiling glass window overlooking Spanish eclectic patio. PS Lab custom lighting. Perfect for business meetings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, showers and more. Capacity: 16

    Original from 1926, Workshop's courtyard is perfect for cocktail parties, wedding receptions, meetings, private lunches, or simply dining under the Palm Springs sun and stars. Modern Bend seating. Historic fountain. Standing Capacity:150

    Friends, family, and strangers alike sit together at Workshop's stunning 32' long cast concrete communal table.Perfect for tasting spreads, wine dinners, industry events, and social celebrations, the Community table means you never have to eat (or drink) alone.Capacity: 24
  • Private Party Contact: Candy Urreola (760) 459-3451 x2

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tamarisk
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot located on Indian Canyon, just north of Tamarisk on the west side of the street. Street parking on Palm Canyon and Tamarisk.
A word from Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Dedicated to food, drink, design, and community. Workshop Kitchen + Bar is Palm Spring's newest gem in the heart of the Uptown Design District.
Located in the Class 1 Historic El Paseo building from 1926, Workshop’s Industrial chic interior gives the historic space a contemporary edge befitting the locale.

Our kitchen is based around seasonal products from local farms, so the menu changes often. Although "Americana" may best describe the style of our food, influences are many. Favorite techniques in the kitchen include our wood-fired pizza oven, wood-fired grill, and custom sous-vide station.
The bar looks mostly to American classics and carefully homemade basics. Original cocktails vary with the market's availability and our bartender's mood.

* Please note: Booth seating is limited and is reserved for parties of 3 - 6. We will do our best to accommodate your requests, but make no guarantees. For special requests, please call us at (760) 459-3451. *
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Waited too long for our order as the kitchen 'lost our ticket' not really acceptable for the prices. Waiter was great and gave us one free dessert but wouldn't come back "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This amazing located restaurant, has a great outdoor patio and wonderful loft like interior. The building is very historical and has been a furniture store, city council and even a 1950s movie theatre. The foods is extraordinary and I really recommend the vegetarian enchiladas which are out of this world. Also the bar is a pure mixology bar with amazing cocktail that have a vivid and fun descriptions. You will definitely hear people talking about the food of this restaurant and how if you want handcrafted amazing cocktails then you have to go to Workshop."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The wine menu is outrageous as only one, and I mean that literally, bottle is priced reasonably. Not a single main course appealed to the three in our party and the waitress advised that the fish was tiny. We settled on a hamburger, Ho him, risotto, too much starch for a main course, and vegetable enchiladas, yes, they were as bad as they sound. The starters were quite good though. The booths are uncomfortable and if you end up in the center table be prepared for a bad experience. Go here for a drink before or after you eat elsewhere as the bar staff are quite good and visually the room looks great. Pity the main courses do not rise to the occasion."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at the Workshop very much. The fresh ingredients with unique selections made for an amazing dining experience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "It's amazing to fun a world class restaurant in Palm Springs ! The food is to die for , and the decor to match it."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Overall, very impressed. Not only was the place beautiful, the service and food were spot-on also. So much flavor in the fresh ingredients."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Workshop delighted from start to finish. Everything about it is fresh and creative and while it is serious about farm to table it doesn't take itself too seriously. There were 6 of us and we passed around each dish because we wanted to share with the others every wonderful dish. Workshop is a restaurant that would be outstanding in any city."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Finally a restaurant in Palm Springs that incorporates ambiance, service and a commitment to fresh ingredients prepared an excellent chef. There are way too many restaurants that aren't about the total experience. Hopefully the locals support it!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We took an impromptu trip to Palm Springs and found this gem. Great bar, great service, best of all great food."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The communal table is a centerpiece of this restaurant, which we did not realize. The restaurant has 10 booths. Although 5 of the booths were empty, we were placed between 2 families at the communal. When we asked for a booth, we were told none were available. When we asked if we could sit at the end of the communal, we we're told it had to be saved for a large party. Eating at the bar was the other option offered. It was too late to make other plans, so we reluctantly ate. There was at least one empty booth the entire time we ate. Although the communal table was half empty at times, we saw the hostess send others to the bar. The seating policy made us feel like it was our privilege to dine there. I couldn't go back or recommend."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The menu was difficult to figure out and determine if the items were individual or meant to be shared, partially because of the high price on starters and salads. The waiter explained things only after prompted and with our group asking questions. It is very expensive for the meals and everything is ala carte. I think the menu is very limited if you bring people who don't have experience with more unique food or a sophisticated palate. ex: Oxtail Hamburger. There are so many great restaurants in the area we would not go back."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Restaurant recommended by our local Minneapolis food critic. Didn't disappoint. Loved the variety of small plates. Service was prompt and our waitress was helpful in recommending great dishes."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My husband and I came here on a Tuesday evening in April. The place was packed. You definitely need a reservation. The space is very cool- ultra modern even by Palms Springs standards. We loves the hand made craft cocktails and the farm to table menu. There are booths and a large communal table. We requested (in advance) and received a booth. The booth is definitely best for couples. The communal table had larger groups and groups with children."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This was definitely one of our top ten meals ever. Food is creatively prepared, fresh and amazing flavor. Meals are small enough that you can sample a multitude of menu items. Inside was comfortably loud - not a quiet intimate restaurant by any means, but social and a great crowd. Service was exceptional. We still haven't stopped talking about it!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I took my sister and brother in law to this restaurant. They have an organic grass fed farm in New Jersey and ar used to really healthy simple tasty food. I was so pleased Workshop Kitchen expresses a real respect for food, and actually served real organic farm to table food. The food was great. It spoke for itself in freshness and vitality and great flavor. The dishes had an integrity and simplicity that can only happen when real food is the basic ingredient. I would go back any time I am in Palm Springs. WE ate Alfresco in the patio with the sky above. It was a great pleasure."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We made our reservation late the afternoon of our planned visit and had no problem getting the reservation. However, when we arrived, we were seated at the end of a very long table down the middle of the restaurant on stools. There were several other groups along the table - not immediatly adjacent but very close. They also have booths but we couldn't get one. Service was very friendly and the servers and bus people were well-informed. Food was different but very good and very fresh. THe portions were a little small."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent - best in the desert! Every fish was prepared with care. Cocktails made with in-house prepared ingredients were top notch. Don't miss this place."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Workshop has improved their game. Brunch was wonderful, with a nice selection of items -- lobster burrito, fried chicken and waffles (apparently an East Coast favorite), croissant BLT, duck confit hash, etc. The bottomless mimosas for $12 are especially delicious, because they pour excellent bubbly (not the usual plonk that passes for "champagne"). Service has gotten quite attentive, and the modernistic courtyard is a pleasure."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Fantastic food and the best whole duck I have ever hsd,, including France."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My wife and I both loved Workshop. The decor is cleaned lined and modern and the food was fabulous. We shared a couple of small plates to start and then chose an entree. All were great and nicely presented. Other diners were just sharing a variety of small plates and either option would work well. Service was friendly and very attentive. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "ONLY I would remember to request a booth or patio dining when I booked my reservation. My date does not like the communal table so we ended up taking bar seats because our 8:30 reservation was going to be 9-9:30 for a booth and 9:30-10 for outside dining. Specialty cocktails are delightful - pate always pleases and dinner is delish"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "It was a great experience and the food was amazing. Great waitress and staff."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This restaurant has all the ingredients to be great, but it is not there yet with the food. The menu is wonderful, very inventive with unusual ingredients. The combinations just did not quite make it. For example, the small plate with gizzards and lentils sounded divine, but the lentils were mushy and overcooked and as were the gizzards. The fresh brussel spout salad was very good, but needed a bit of zest in the dressing. The spinach salad was bland and overdressed, so the greens were wilted. On the up side, the octopus small plate was very good and something you would never have elsewhere. The roasted peppers were divine. I would not go back until some time has passed for the chef to work out the kinks."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We headed to Workshop for our anniversary and we are glad we did. The food was great. The drinks were great. The service was very good. They even surprised us with a chocolate cake for dessert."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "All was perfect - food, service, little touches such as high quality wine glasses. We loved the roast chicken but would have liked to try everything on the menu. Workshop stands head and shoulders above other restaurants in Palm Springs."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This place was recommended to us by friends who own a home in PS. I am so glad we took their advice. We went on a Monday evening, so we had no problem making a rez on OpenTable and the restaurant wasn't too busy. It was a lovely, warm evening so we ate outside on their patio under the stars (a thrill for a couple of still-frozen northern boys). Beautiful space/ambiance; friendly, unobtrusive service; and hands-down the best meal we ate in Palm Springs all week. I would go back to Workshop Kitchen in a flash."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We chose this place on a whim based on a Zagat blog post. The ambiance was great, the food was pretty good, but the service was mediocre. Our server seemed irritated when we had questions about the menu, and when a really sub-par dessert arrived, he was hesitant to swap it out for something different. I'd go again sometime since it seemed so promising, but I'd be unlikely to return again unless our second experience was much better than the first."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Workshop Bistro excellent for food and drinks. Original martini, Mertage wines were excellent. Steel-head fish was great, Scallops were outstanding. The Brusslesprout salad was the best ever. Nothing we had was less than excellent. Must go!!!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Wow, soo enjoyable! Outstanding chef! Uplifting ambiance and amazing service! Finally, In all aspects, a restaurant with design appeal. Kudos to the design creatives!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Excellent Meal, Great Service. The menu is different every time we dine there. Well worth the experience."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "This restaurant has it all - great, innovative and healthy food along with a hip ambiance. It exceeded my expectations."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The decor is minimalistic; in fact it resembled me on a jail diner I had to visit sometimes through a job a long time ago. Anyway the food was very good with the exception of the duck liver pate, I ordered. I knew it is not going to be a foie gras pate but it was very bitter (full with bile)."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The food was ok, wait service attentive. The hostess and seating arrangements were appalling. We were a reservation of two, arriving to a near empty resteraunt, to be told that that booths were for large parties. We were seated, alone at the massive uncomfortable table in the center of the room. After about 30 minutes alone in the room, hostess started seating couple after couple in the booths, yet there we remained alone on display, no intimacy. We used to the best of the best in NY and globally, we somehow felt part of some wierd hierarchical or seating chess game based on status or dress or dress or something else. Not cool at all, particularly with these prices. They could have a gem here, but not with these front house tactics."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "After eating at Workshop twice, I had to write a review because I think it's such a great restaurant. And a refreshing change from most of the eateries in PS. The contemporary design is industrial-chic, no tiki's and no turquoise here. The food is creative, with bright flavors and interesting combinations. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgable. The wine list is excellent."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food is great. However they have limited booth seating and don't honor requests for a booth even when you meet their minimum as we found out when we reconfirmed). If you want to sit at a communal table then this is the place for you. If you want great food and a comfortable seat, avoid Workshop at all costs; it is not worth it. As locals, we now tell out of town guests to avoid it at all costs during season. If they continue to treat locals as dirt, they probably won't last anyway."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "The modern décor sets the stage for a great evening of great service and fantastic food. The menu is divided into small plate and large plates, so you can do a tapas style dining, share a large plate or be greedy and just order your own. On the small plate, I can never pass the octopus Carpaccio - scrumptious! Another must try on the menu is the French fries cooked in duck fat - oh my goodness!!!!! No matter the choice, you will savor every bite. This visit I did the Scallops which are hand selected and cooked perfectly!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Food was amazing. Service not so good. We were there on "bachelorette night" so it was very busy. Nevertheless our waiter could have been more attentive."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A pretty run of the mill farm to table menu with (non crispy outer) duck fat fries, (overdressed) chopped spinach salad, market veggie pizza, 72 oz ribeye... decent but below the expectation of the price point. The steak was the only thing worth returning for. $21 for that pizza that didn't have any meat was a bit high for the end product. Good for Palm Springs but probably wouldn't make it in LA given the competition. The dark warehouse scene is almost prison-like with the booths and lack of area lights on an overcast day."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Creative, contemporary and delicious. It is a wonderful fine and not your usual mass produced food. On the contrary it is fresh food prepared for each order."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We liked everything about Workshop Kitchen beginning with the ultra modern industrial design. Our special seating request was honored. The server was attentive and very accommodating - she was completely unphased when I rejected our first red wine choice on tasting. The food was exceptional. Although we didn't like the sweet waffle element of the duck rillette small plate, we enjoyed the adventure of trying something new and unique. The highlight of dinner was the salmon plate. It was fresh, delicious and perfectly cooked - easily the best fish dish we have eaten in California. Overall a wonderful experience from start to finish."
    Dined on 2/26/2014