Cork Tree Restaurant
The wine list is always a work in progress, with a balance of well known wineries, as well as boutique wineries.
Cork Tree enhabits a style rich in California elegance. Large and round booths privately encased in wood and fabric provide intimate spaces for conversation and romance, while providing views of the understated glamor of the dining room. Trees and a natural cascading fountain make the Cork Tree Patio wind-protected and well-appointed for dining under the stars. Additionally, depending on the size of your celebration, two private dining options await.
Excellent service! Very good food. Nice atmosphere.
We were a party of four in the lounge and could not get our all of our food on the table
Love our waiter Greg. He actually remembers us when we come in. Will always request to sit at his table. Everyone is very attentive. Great job!
Our third visit in a two week stay in palm Desert. Excellent!! The salmon was superb!!!
Based on EFFORT... both in the kitchen and out front, I would not go back.
We had a Valentine's Day birthday dinner. The special menu had good choices and included an appetizer, main course and desert for $99. We were seated promptly, had good attentive service, and enjoyed a quiet atmosphere ideal for conversation. Both meals were top quality and presented well. A plus was the wine list quality in the by-the-glass section, a nice improvement since our last visit. Overall a wonderful evening!
Valentine's Day dinner was very special at Cork Tree. Our server Tim was very engaging and fun. He was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. He and the the entire staff provided exceptional service. The food was absolutely delicious - fresh and prepared perfectly. The atmosphere was elegant and relaxing - not at all what one might expect of a restaurant in a strip mall. Looking forward to our next visit to The Cork Tree.
We have been going to the Corktree since it opened. I was disappointed with the Valentine's day reservation. The only meal available was a prefix for $99 that wasn't specified the day I made the open table reservation. Our waiter appeared asleep at the wheel. He did' know the pre fix menu, had to find out what the desert for two was. We had to look for him twice after we ordered during dinner and he forgot what we requested the second time. There were so many servers rolling dinner carts through the place it reminded me of hospital staff pushing gurneys and was very distracting for what was suppose to be a romantic dinner. WE will have to really consider whether we make reservations there again.
Fabulous time on a Valentines dinner date with my wife. Our server David was great!
It was great to have lighted menus. The servers were top notch. The fresh-baked bread was delicious.
We have dined many times at Cork Tree. Menu, quality of food, cocktails, wine list, service are very good. Even though it is a busy place, the ambiance and noise level is good.
Great food and service
We've eaten at the Cork Tree a few times. I've never been disappointed. Food, service and ambience are aways first rate and rate 5 Stars. Keep up the fine work and we shall continue to patronize you.
Odd location in a strip mall but very nice inside. We had advance reservations and immediately were seated. From that point service was really spotty. Long gaps with no server in sight, some being missed for beverages or bread service, random people coming to our table to the point we weren’t sure who was waiting on us. We closed the place down largely because dinner took much longer due to the service gaps. Food and menu excellent- higher priced dining option but service should match that level.
Poor decision to dine outdoors despite the heaters. Service was extremely and unusually slow and the surroundings were uncomfortable. Disappointed in all entrees except salmon and the special pork shank. Sea bass portion was small and very expensive. Duck breast was fatty. Overall, aside from the cold and windy weather in the outdoor seating area, service and food were not up to standard.
Wonderful outdoor dining. Service was fantastic and the food was marvelous , as usual. Wine list perfect. A great evening for two to celebrate a lot of great times , together.
Always enjoy our meals at this fine restaurant. Excellent service and recommendations from Natalie. A lovely evening!
A lovely evening in every way. A perfect evening.
Wonderful evening with superb food and great service.
Exceptional service from the manager to our server! Great menu, wine list. We all had different things and everyone in our group loved their choices. A nice find off the beaten path! I’ll be back ASAP!!
We have been going her for years and noticed a big gain in prices for food.
Nice Restaurant but very busy on a Wednesday at 6pm. Did not enjoy our table right in front of the entrance. Server did not alert us to evening specials but maybe was too rushed. Looked like there was some nice tables so maybe will try again
Geat service great food
Our server Natalie was top notch! Have not seen better. But our busser was superb. Everything he did was timed very well. He has the sense of a pro server, even though he is still in high school. The night was a very nice experience.
Cork Tree is our standard first-night restaurant on every annual Palm Desert vacation!
Well done , everybody!
P. S. It goes without saying that the dinner was out of this world.
We always enjoy the food, ambience and professional staff at The Cork Tree.
The food at the Cork Tree is fabulous! We have had several meals there and tried different dishes. Each one is well prepared, beautiful presented and absolutely delicious. The service is outstanding. We like to sit on the patio and it is beautiful. We have been in the bar for drinks and appetizers and they too are wonderful. It’s a very busy place so make a reservation. I would highly recommend the Cork Tree.
everything was great except noise level..food and service 4 stars
Food good service poor
Tasty well presented food! Pleasant service but we had to help clear the table.
We were welcomed warmly and given our requested booth. Had great service from our server, the busser, and the food runners. We both had the duck, which was delicious. Will return next time we are in Palm Springs.
This was our 2nd time there and we loved it before (thank you Tim) Our disappointment this time had to do with service, starting at the bar where 3 servers were visiting and we had to approach them to get a drink. Our server (Patrick) was anything but attentive. I had a salad that tasted like it had no dressing but we never saw Patrick again until he brought the bill. It was a Sunday evening and there wasn’t a crowd. Food and drinks are really quite good. If we hadn’t been there before. We probably wouldn’t go back.
Very friendly and accommodating service, extensive wine list, and incredible food all around. Highly recommend!
We sat out on the patio and loved that the heaters were on. Was so cozy. The ambiance was perfect. The service was great. The food was excellent. My only negative comment was my coffee was Luke warm, but that was a minor inconvenience.
Great waiter - good food
Great food, presentation, and excellent service. Will return!!
Excellent food and comfortable restaurant. Service a trifle slow but very pleasant evening
The food was very good but it took way too long for it to arrive after we had placed our orders
We enjoy the Cork Tree and the food and service is always very good. However, I had made the reservation as a special occasion ( birthday) and we were placed at a very poor table location. Too close to the other diners and in a high traffic area.
There were 7 of us and the seating was fine for a group this size. The service was spotty. It appeared they were training a few people. Bread was not served till following appetizers. The food was good and portion sizes adequate, but entre prices were high. $50 for a rib-in rib-eye steak that looked and tasted like a $35 rib-eye anywhere else. Same story with the other 4 different entries we were served. Good access and easy parking were a plus.
The food was mediocre. Not bad-just nothing to go back -especially for the price. Too high for quality. Our server, Tim, was excellent though. Thanks for your attentiveness, Tim!