Cork Tree Restaurant

4.6
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2574 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Cork Tree Restaurant is built around California products. Local ingredients are used whenever possible and wines of the West Coast, particularly California, are featured.

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.
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4.6
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PeeDee
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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patsyc
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place we sat outside with the heaters it was very quiet and we had a fun waiter

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vipSmilelady
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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vipCalP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waitress was excellent and the food and wine was extraordinary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, Angela was very good and patient.

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vipalanc
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not much to order off the appetizer menu. Expensive off the entree one. Expensive wine list

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time, enjoyed the food, just superb. Our waitress was very helpful.

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vipDelighted1
Dallas
132 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always amazing. Duck confit tacos, beet salad , and scallops to die for!

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NeilC
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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blakem
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

wonderful ambience - very good service . prices are reasonable

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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.

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vipandy
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent place for a special dinner! food is wonderful!

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vipTerriann
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 Birthdays, great food and the best deserts in the Valley

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AnnetteF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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DanielF
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great, and reflected in the five stars we gave in every area.

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vipBrianL
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

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ExpensiveMJs
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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vipBill
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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janeb
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was prompt, friendly and attentive. My chicken entree was one of the best chicken dishes I have had.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good high quality food. Rich and complex layers of flavors.

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vipTerriann
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Quiet table area, love our time together

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vipLaqMA
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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!

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!!!

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vipPatricia
Palm Springs
47 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Consistently good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an early dinner outside, wait staff attentive, meal exceptional.
Returned today to purchase a gift certificate for friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Foodie80016
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stumbled upon Cork Tree last year, and now it’s a Palm Desert tradition for us every year for Cali Cuisine!

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vipCHARLESS
Palm Springs
91 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipBD2010
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

Cork Tree Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation dinner it was a great evening

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vipStriper9
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Has become overpriced !!

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Stanley
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dinners, very impressive service and food.

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vipDonaldC
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Heather was our wait person and we thought she was great

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MattI
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a nice time at Cork Tree. Food was nice and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was pleasant. I’d recommend.

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vipSoHappy
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipPandB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Nice wine selection.

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JeffreyB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

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.

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vipsherman8r
Palm Springs
54 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done!! Excellent experience.

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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.