Jake's - Palm Springs
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Amazing as always. Tt Jakes
Great girls night out. Fabulous cocktail and wine and the entrees were yummy! Amazing peach pie for dessert!
This is not my first time at Jake's. Ordinarily they receive 5 stars all around. Service however was off this evening. The server was pleasant, but they were not "on the ball" as they have been in the past. Otherwise, an outstanding meal as usual.
Jake's is one of my Palm Springs favorites. I usually give them a 5-star review, but this time drop it to a 4. Here's why. I usually order either the Miami Vice or Seared Ahi Tuna salads. Both have (HAD!) amazing dressings that are essential to each dish. I look at other offerings and sometimes choose one of them, but I usually end up with either of the two salads.
This time I ordered the Ahi, expecting the usual spectacular dish. But I was surprised when it came in a bowl rather than a plate. I was also surprised by the look of it. It usually has several (generous) pieces of a small Ahi filet. This time there were only 4 or 5 rather thin but larger slices served over fewer greens than usual. The biggest surprise was the taste. Rather than the wonderful ponzu-flavored dressing, all that seemed to be on the salad was olive oil. No acid-based second ingredient.
And here's the second disappointment for this visit. Usually, the service at Jake's is outstanding. However, this time, when I looked around to grab the attention of our server, neither he nor any other servers or runners were on the floor. For the next 10 minutes or so, I tried to catch the attention of any other server or runner I saw, but as soon as I raised my hand they looked or scurried away. Just about the time I started to get up and go to the counter to ask for my server, I caught the attention of a guy who was not my server but who came over. I explained the problem. He offered another dressing, not the ponzu. Since I had forgotten exactly what the dressing used to be, I accepted his offer of another citrus dressing. He brought it and I used it, but it wasn't the same as what was usually served with the Ahi salad, good though it was.
At the end of my meal, I asked the server about the difference in the salad. He told me Jake's had decided to change the Ahi salad (WHY?!). It is now served as it had been presented. I expressed my disappointment and asked him to tell the owners, Chris and Bruce.
Special place to celebrate on New Years Day...friendly staff and the food is always great!
Wonderful place on a busy New Years. Best meal I had in Palm Springs.
We visit Jakes each year when we spend a week in Palm Springs for the holidays.
We always have a great experience...food and service and ambiance are always terrific!
The food and service were excellent. In particular, the steaks were cooked perfectly.
Jake’s on Christmas Eve was magical!! Outstanding service and food!! We were a party of nine with three young boys ages 9&7 and the wait staff was patient, extremely helpful and upbeat. Food is superb!! A must when visiting PS.
GREAT place to have a fun, relaxing and satisfying Christmas Eve dinner (or any dinner or brunch for that matter)! My wife and I now count Jake's as one of our Top5 favorites in the CV and visit often. Treated our younger son and his wife to Christmas Eve dinner this year - on the comfortably heated patio . . . and now it is one of their faves! Jake's staff is always great . . . great service, great attention and great attitudes. Nice friendly crowd Christmas Eve. Met new people this evening and met a great "senior" Golden Retriever . . . Cooper! All of our dishes were fantastic (we inhaled the roasted Brussel sprouts appetizer - FAB as my wife would say!!). And the cakes . . . OH, the cakes!!! Just tremendous (and enough to take home for later revisit). HIGHLY recommend Jake's. If you haven't been to Jake's yet . . . GO!
Anniversary. My favorite place to visit when I’m in Palm Springs😊
Food was excellent as was service
House wine was good
Brussel sprouts was excellent
Alaskan salmon was cooked to
Dinner for five and everyone raved about the food! Such a great meal and sinfully delicious desserts! Jakes is a favorite spot for us and it’s always a nice treat to meet friends for dinner.
Great atmosphere. Excellent service. The chicken Milanese is great but stay away from the Jamaican jerk chicken.
The menu had so many tempting items. The outdoor seating was comfortable, bright and yet protected. My food was excellent!
If Juan isn’t the best bartender/server in town I don’t know who is. He is amazing, knowledgeable and strives to help make the experience extraordinary. It appears the rest of the staff tries to emulate his excitement, and they too are excellent.
One of our favorites, we will be back Friday with a large group!!
Always outstanding service and food! Jakes is quickly becoming our favorite spot in Palm Springs
We love Jake’s. It’s classic, old school Palm Springs. Great indoor outdoor dining, a very diverse menu, great wine list, and awesome dessert case.
Wonderful food outstanding service chic ambience will be coming back oftern!
Right when you walk on the property, you fall in love with the ambiance.
The host and hostess treat you make feel our the only one there!service from the busboy to the wait staff also treT you like a rock star!!!!
And the food is out of this world!!!!
This is a 10 Star restaurant!!!!!
Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, articulate (the way he described the night’s specials was 2nd to none), and simply fun. We all loved our meals. Cocktails were creative and delicious. It made me want to work there ; )
Love going to Jakes . The service and food are always great!
Great food and great service.
Superior service and great food. The only criticism would’ve the tempura coating on the lobster was a little soggy and tuff
Love it even more this season! Perfect cocktails, had the mussels (new on menu this year) and the calamari to start-then the jerk chicken (also new this season—delish) and the filet mignon (perfect!). Excellent service and attention. Thank you Jake’s!!!!
Always a nice experience, professional servers, and excellent food. Full bar. Highly recommend
Very great brunch spot!
Food as always was outstanding. Croque Benedict, Avocado Toast, Soft Shell Crab Sandwich and Tuna Salad...YUM! Bloody Mary's are the best, especially the BLT Bloody! We miss you in the summer!!!!
Love this place!
Great food, great service
Great time except the hostess screwed up our reservation, argued with me, and then punished us by delaying our seating.
Always a lovely experience with amazing service and delicious food.
Great food, excellent desserts and the service team is top notch. So friendly and accommodating. One of our favorites.
Nice Sunday brunch menu. Very attentevie serversand it was quite lovely!
As usual top notch service , creative menu options , accommodating changes for my GF needs and ambience is just as we like it. Dining early is easier for those like us who prefer a quieter surrounding
LOVE this place!
Excellent food and service. We have a new favorite in Palm Springs.