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 glamour of the dining room. Beautiful Palm 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.
Seared Bristol Scallops
Butter Nut Squash, Charred Brussel Sprouts, Smoked Bacon, Pomegranate Reduction
Crab & Shrimp Cakes
Oven Dried Tomato Compote, Fennel-Daikon Salad, Champagne Beurre Blanc
Braised Pork Shank
Tomato Bacon Onion Compote, Polenta, Blue Lake Beans, Pork Jus
We read reviews for several Palm Spring restaurants and decided to try Core Tree. Web were able to get a tablet outside, the food was fantastic and excellent wine choices. Thanks "bullseye" our waiter for great service.
Great place we sat outside with the heaters it was very quiet and we had a fun waiter
Received the wrong entree. It was accepted to not throw off the rhythm of the dining. It was not very good but no one came by to check so I could get my original order sent. Was also charged the higher price for entree I did not order!
We all agreed (4 of us) that all the food was just so-so and this was a place we would not return. Have enjoyed happy hour there in the past but will not be back.
Our Waitress was excellent and the food and wine was extraordinary.
Great experience, Angela was very good and patient.
Not much to order off the appetizer menu. Expensive off the entree one. Expensive wine list
Wonderful time, enjoyed the food, just superb. Our waitress was very helpful.
The food is always amazing. Duck confit tacos, beet salad , and scallops to die for!
Great Food, average service.....all went well until dessert and coffee. My guess is the wait staff was too busy with another table, who they knew. While I have always heard “ coffee and dessert make the meal”.... I had never experienced it before. After we brought the issue to Heathers attention....she left our table, stopped to socialize at the friends table.... and then vanished for awhile.
While I appreciate the effort of the manager at the end... it was too late. All was cold.
wonderful ambience - very good service . prices are reasonable
We went with friends for our wedding anniversary. We sat out on the patio, which was very pretty. However, the food was a different matter. Two of us had the Chilean Sea Bass, which was very good, but the rest of our guests did not enjoy their meals at all. The pork shank was tough and the salmon was over cooked and dry. Thei cioppino, which came highly recommended, was a bowl of tomato soup with a few pieces of seafood in it. Very disappointing and will not go back.
excellent place for a special dinner! food is wonderful!
2 Birthdays, great food and the best deserts in the Valley
Server was good, not great. Could tell he was not happy we didn’t order appetizers or dessert. Kinda got rude. Other services were great!
Just great, and reflected in the five stars we gave in every area.
Great all round except waiter was unfriendly. Felt like he was just there to do his job & then wanted to leave as quick as possible
Busy night but service was slow. Steak way overdone. Wedge salad wasn't a wedge and was swimming in dressing. Very expensive given food quality. Used to be a favorite in the desert; not any longer.
The waitress was very pleasant. She also made sure the swordfish was cooked to perfection and not over cooked. We always enjoy having dinner at Cork Tree when we visit Palm Desert.
The service was prompt, friendly and attentive. My chicken entree was one of the best chicken dishes I have had.
Really good high quality food. Rich and complex layers of flavors.
Great food. Quiet table area, love our time together
The location and ambiance are great. Great menu; prices a bit high.
Three of four meals had to be sent back because they arrived cold. The fourth person ate theirs, but it was barely room temp. When replaced, the food was very good, but by then we were pretty much over it.
The manager didn’t charge us for our bottle of wine because of the problem with our entrees, but for the price of the food, it’s inexcusable for it to arrive cold!
The food and service is always excellent. We used to dine once a month when we lived in Arizona and would spend one week a month, now we live in Florida and were there to see friends and had to take them to dinner. Best food and service in the desert.
The welcome and attention by everyone from the hostess to bartender to wait staff was top notch. Friendly, accommodating, felt very much at home. Could provide more vegeterian/vegan options as 2 out of the 4 of us really only had one selection to choose from. The special (swordfish) was delicious, ambiance out on the patio was perfect for the business meeting, highly recommend!!!
Consistently good food and service.
We enjoyed an early dinner outside, wait staff attentive, meal exceptional.
Returned today to purchase a gift certificate for friends.
We had the swordfish special and ate every bite. Started with the crab and shrimp cakes. Should have ordered two. Delicious. Dessert 1 cheesecake, 1 cinnamon apple tart and 1 double scoop of chocolate ice cream. Delicious. Sat on the patio. Great evening. Easy to chat, great service all around. the wine was super too Cain Cuvée.
We stumbled upon Cork Tree last year, and now it’s a Palm Desert tradition for us every year for Cali Cuisine!
The food was outstanding for my birthday dinner. I had the pork belly appetizer which was very tasty. Then I had the soup trio which was so flavorful and awesome. It was difficult to decide if the mushroom or the butternut squash soup was the best, so it was a tie. I had the sea bass for my entree, and it was a large piece of fish that was cooked perfectly with a tasty sauce. The service was very good, and the complimentary birthday dessert could have fed 3 people, so it was a very generous birthday dessert. Thank you for a delightful evening!
Quality of food has deteriorated with the recent change in chef and kitchen staff. No attention to detail. Poor quality of food preparation. Ordered a medium rare filet and it arrived cooked well past medium bordering on well done. Rest of the meal was uninspired. Won't be returning any time soon.
On behalf of the management team, we are extremely disappointed to hear that your evening fell short of exceptional. Our management team surveys the floor throughout dinner service, I take full responsibility for not checking on your meal. Please give me a call at the restaurant, so we can make this right. Best, Hank Rodriguez (760)779-0123
Vacation dinner it was a great evening
Has become overpriced !!
First time dinners, very impressive service and food.
Heather was our wait person and we thought she was great
My wife and I had a nice time at Cork Tree. Food was nice and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was pleasant. I’d recommend.
The Cork Tree has been one of our favorite restaurants for dining since we discovered it five years ago. We go frequently and thoroughly enjoy the experience.
Great food, great service. Nice wine selection.
Restaurant has a lot of charm and a nice patio. Food is better than average but doesn't stack up against some of the other major chains. The service has a lot to be desired. We sat for over 20 minutes with empty drinks with no service. The table next to us had a party of 10 and were also very frustrated at the lack of service.
Great place to dine outside on the patio; they have heaters during the winter months. Great menu. I'm really excited that they've decided to stay open during the summer months!
Well done!! Excellent experience.
Cork Tree Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2574 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.