Jake's - Palm Springs

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Jake's is a casual, upscale European-style bistro nestled in a secluded courtyard at the epicenter of the Mid-Century Uptown design district of Palm Springs. Much like the architectural and style artisans that surround it, Jake’s takes cues from the past with a nod to the future in the kitchen and behind the bar. Classics are given a surprising twist while new flavor combinations excite the palate. Likewise wines come to us from both New and Old worlds. Of course, save room for something from our signature dessert case! Since 2007, Jake’s has offered al fresco dining as well as seating in our cozy dining room. So join our friendly, approachable and knowledgeable staff for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch!
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OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Jake's in one of the best restaraunts in Palm Springs. Always delivers quality food & service, but this time - it just wasn't up to par.....and it starts at the front with the hostess. Seating a 2 top walk in - while I waited for my 2 top with a reservation was not appreciated. And when she sat us next to a party of 8 - I asked to move to the table to the left of us, she said no a party of 4 was coming in. So we sat at a 4 top right next to that table and ten minutes later 2 people sat at the 4 top we requested, but were denied.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Waiter asked if she could bring me butter, after a please, it never arrived.

W
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake's for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, you will leave very happy every time.

GV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can't beat Jakes for lunch of dinner!!! The food and service is always wonderful

SO
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always - perfect. Great brunch food and excellent service.

PK
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There’s always good food and excellent service at Jake’s!

h
Palm Springs
90 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner following an event that we all went to. Couldn't have been happier -- we had a table of 6 and another of 3. Excellent service, love the new additions to the menu and fun that season has started again with Jakes!

G
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love Jakes! Food is consistently fabulous...and the service is the best in Palm Springs!

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious salad with a generous serving of wild caught shrimp. Dressing compliments the salad.
Scrumptious desserts & great iced tea.
My favorite restaurant!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had family in from out of town. They thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Jake’s was the perfect choice!

S
Toronto
76 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Awesome!

M
Palm Springs
46 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jakes is our go to restaurant in Palm Springs. The service, food, environment is always excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing.. food is incredible, deserts are the best in the desert.. thanks for a great evening!@

RS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for an amazing birthday celebration!

DS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great anniversary experience. Very attentive wait staff. Great food. Great desserts. Nice atmosphere. Not the cheapest in town but I’d go back.

CL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shrimp and avocado salad I had was in a delicious tangy dressing. Loved the capers!

My husband had the soft-shelled crab sandwich and I got to sneak a bite. Yum.

We got desserts to go. They should be good for the next several meals - because they were huge.

SD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food, best Palm Springs atmosphere.

OT
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at its best. Fun and good with service being perfect.

k
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner as always 👍😄

L
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were 5 having dinner and everyone enjoyed their meal. My halibut came cool yet it flaked so was cooked. Asked them to reheat it for me. Other than that hiccup the night of dining was worth a repeat in the future.

CS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

DA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We ordered the Miami Vice salad, which I have had here many times. Instead of it coming in a bowl as it always has before, it came on a small plate. It was a much smaller portion with a lot less shrimp, but for the same price of $19.00.
I will give it another shot, but if it happens again, it will be my last time at Jake's.

DM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

interesting food, very solid and personable service, attentive support.
A great dining experience. Thank you!!!

JW
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

I'm one of Jake's biggest fans. I LOVE it there. I've been going there for several years... for many years when I visited here and then ever since I moved here a couple years ago. I've always loved everything about the dining experience there and never had a complaint. I always recommend it and I almost always take my out of town guests there for dinner or lunch. My date and I visited for brunch on Sunday and for the first time, all was not well. The service was one star at most. Our server spent a lot of time chatting with other staff at the bar while he ignored his tables. At the end, we got the check and after waiting an unreasonably long time for our guy to come back (he never did), my frustrated companion grabbed the check and credit cards and took it to the owner who was at the cash register. For the only time in memory, each of us left a zero tip. (Not my style at all but a point needed to be made). To the owner's good credit, Bruce called and left me an apology voicemail, and told me that he was deleting our card charges. I called back and thanked him and told him that I'd be giving it another try. What I did not mention to him, was that I usually get the same meal at lunch: the turkey avocado sandwich which comes with a side salad. As I said, I usually order this for lunch. And over time, I've watched the salad shrink from a half lunch plate size to something that's close to resembling a garnish (with exactly one half of a cherry tomato). The sandwich is not particularly cheap, and I expect value for my money. If the salad continues to perform a disappearing act and shrink to nothing like this, then I might have to reluctantly search for other dining options. Stay tuned because I'll go back, and then I'll review Jake's again.

G
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was to fast, once we placed our order it seemed like 5,10 later it was out.

TL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Palm Springs on every count!

S
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jakes never fails. The meals are so delicious the only problem is finishing the yummy super-sized desserts

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The staff were over attentive and tried to make dinner an Olympic sport .
They rushed you during courses and cleaned up the second you’d replaced your cutlery .
The food is sensational however let the customer enjoy the experience

FD
Palm Springs
339 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting kitchen (and recipes), wonderful greeting, excellent service, and delightful drinks. Oh, yes, the (back) patio is heavenly, but be sure to request it in your reservation, which you are urged to do as soon as possible (this is a VERY popular restaurant, the the seating is a bit limited).

s
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not what it used to be. The food was bland. Server was great - hosts were very awkward - mumbled and overcompensated. So tired of restaurants that have SEVERAL outdoor tables but claim they cant seat you at one because the reservation didn't specify. It's JAKES. People next to us hated their food and it took three employees to deal with it. Our food was just tasteless except for the pasta which has good but nothing special. Even the chocolate cake was not what it used to be.

MA
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and table side service always 100%! Turning tables always slow. Payments sitting on tables waiting for processing!

SM
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite lunch/brunch spot in Palm Springs. Always great food, delicious cocktails and great wine selection and the service can’t be beat. Plus the atmosphere is so Palm Springs California cool. Thank you for yet another great meal! Hope to be back soon.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We got there before the crowd got there. Once we are ready to leave, it's like we were forgotten. Backup is need when that happens. Food was great though!

PS
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed the evening but should have requested patio table. It was chilly sitting near the AC vent.
Our waiter, Mark was excellent, Friendly & Professional. Food was good. The rolls were a bit stale and could benefit from being warmed. Cocktails were well made and generous.

CP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Three guests dining in our party: all had steaks. Very over cooked. Dinner bun was not good (dry) either. Unfortunately it was the worst meal we had in the week we visited Palm Springs. Loved the outdoor space

P
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there our waiter was right on in recommending the right food for us. Soft shell crab sandwich which had just Engel dressing not too much. Plus had a chicken Milanese sandwich breaded chicken excellent flavor. The dessert not enough adjectives to describe it. Coconut cake. We came from indio we will be back. I think our waiter was Mike he was excellent.

h
Palm Springs
91 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First night of the new season -- welcome back Jakes! Dinner was excellent and everyone was very pleased. Some new dishes for the new season, all of our favorites still on the menu, was a great start to the season.

BC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jakes has the most welcoming staff of any restaurant.

RB
Palm Springs
181 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our "go to" place for special occasions. Food is always perfect. Service is spot on. Drinks are STRONG. Our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs.

AM
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the most comfortable professional , without being stuffy, delicious, restaurant in Palm Springs

FULL STOP!!

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