Jake's - Palm Springs

4.6
2609 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
This hip-yet-casual American bistro serves up fresh, innovative fare and comfort food favorites, along with beverages from a full bar. Dine alfresco in our charming courtyard or sleek dining room. Join us for lunch, dinner, or brunch (served Sat. and Sun.) Takeout and catering available for your next event.
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DG
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hope Jake’s never loses its intimate feeling. We went for our anniversary and their attention to detail and awareness that this was a special occasion made it an incredible experience. We come back time after time because they are so nice and accommodating. The food was delicious and we will be back!

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We had one night in Palm Springs and wanted to eat outside and the reviews / pictures looked nice. The ambience is nice and it was a beautiful evening. The waiters were very friendly. We ordered a couple of items for the family. When the starter arrived I knew that the restaurant pretended to be more cooking wise than it actually is. The fact my salad came out so quick had me puzzled but I could tell the salad had been prepared in advance with ready cut items that did not look the freshest. For example, the shaved parmesan was pre shaved and probably bought like that as it was chewy and dry. I find that unacceptable for a restaurant like this. The salad was very unimaginative. The mains we ordered were good. They were more like home style food with that same look. If you go in with this expectation you will be perfectly ok as the ambience is nice and sitting outside on a beautiful evening makes up for a lot. It is however in my opinion not a higher end restaurant as it pretends to be.

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

Always good. Yummy drinks and don’t forget to try the Miami Vice salad.

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DR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent. Server was very friendly and consistently asked how we were doing but without being a nuisance. Food was excellent. The only issue which was minor was as the restaurant got crowded the noise level increased. That was primarily due to a group of women who were talking way too loud. We were getting ready to leave so we didn’t complain.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always & served very was spot on - made it a fun night

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SS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Jake's always has great innovative entrees, and the care of the staff adds to the pleasure of being there.

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JI
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food, friendly help and a nice relaxing environment.

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Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff & busses are trained very well. Engaging with the diners too.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was not good this particular time.

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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always lovely.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The older male host with glasses needs retraining. Poor attitude and extremely rude to us. He told us that he couldn’t seat us outside because he had to prioritize his reservations that were made before “today”. Understandable but the delivery of the message (rude) turned us off. We won’t be back. My recommendations is to provide customer service training to retain customers.

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DT
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

we dine at Jake’s fairly frequently - a couple of times per month, usually dinner - it’s predictable and the food is generally fine - a few observations from our most recent experience - Thursday evening 7:45 table for two in the patio - female server was okay although we waited a good 10 minutes for the two glasses of wine we’d ordered - we eventually caught the bartender’s eye and he brought the wine over - BTW, are servers now encouraged to physically touch customers as a bonding mechanism? Our server touched my shoulder each time she came to the table and we’ve experienced this in other restaurants as well - the attentive busboy kept water glasses full and his hands to himself - the filet mignon with the steak wedge and the wedge itself were less than petite, whereas the rigatoni serving was enormous - the bread served at Jake’s is almost always terrible - stale & dry - and Thursday evening was no exception - wines by the glass are generally overpriced, although the selections are good - but we keep returning to Jake’s despite the negatives, in part due to its proximity to our house and in part because it’s a fun environment

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JP
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food is amazing as always and I always recommend Jakes to out of town guests. However, for the first time we had one of the worst waitresses ever. Never checked on us, and never was attentive. She was to engrossed talking to her friends at the table next to us that a bus boy and another waitress felt bad and came over. Even standing and chatting with the table next to us she never turned around. Jake noticed and came over.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about this restaurant. It’s small and quaint, upscale without fancy. The service was fantastic from the moment we stepped in. Everyone was so friendly! The food was incredible, everything tasted fresh and flavor profiles were unique..DELICIOUS! Seriously, this restaurant is on top of my list of “favorite dining experiences ever”. Thank you Jakes!

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C
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive and enthusiastic service.
Food was great. Steak AuPoivre was a little tough but the rest of the dinner was good enough to have me overlook it.
Save room for Desert!

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K
Palm Springs
107 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice casual, reasonably priced restaurant right in downtown Palm Springs, indoor outdoor seating, nice dinner deal 3 courses to choose from, and PLEASE leave room for Dessert, cause they are absolutely huge and awesome. Will be back very soon.

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M
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was fine: I had the watermelon gazpacho (very unusual, and very good), my wife and I both had the red endive salad (also unusual, but a small portion), I then had the porkchop, which was hard to cut, but not difficult to chew (maybe dull knife?), my wife had the veal piccata, which she pronounced to be very good. Two glasses of red zinfandel which were nice, but not out of the ordinary. Service was good. Price-wise, about what I would expect of a better Palm Springs restaurant. Felt a bit crowded together and uncomfortable at a table for two outdoors, and the noise level from people talking was very high. Probably won't go there again.

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p
Palm Springs
42 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great lunch menu selection, many high quality choices. Small, intimate patio space, enough shade to cover us on a warm, sunny day. We will return soon.

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BH
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Meatloaf w/truffle mac and cheese; both off the charts good! Loved the food, and the service. The deserts are amazing if you like cakes/pies…. Everything made on the premises …. absolutely delish layer cakes in every flavor and color …. I was too full to eat desert after dinner, but it sure tasted good after midnight! I took mine home!!!! Yummy!

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BG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food and service at Jake’s was very good. My drink was especially delicious. However, we were there for a special occasion which I typed in the field when I made my reservation. There was no mention of it or a special dessert. This is the second time in 2 days this has happened. So either the restaurants don’t pay attention or it’s not clear in open table when the reservation is made. Either way, it was pretty disappointing.

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S
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can never say enough about this go to restaurant in Palm Springs.......love it!

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OT
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food in an open setting well served in a prompt manner. Well priced wine list parking a challenge.

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CL
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was lovely as always. Thank you.

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JL
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure! We enjoy dining at Jakes as it is consistently excellent. It has a lovely ambiance, very good food and excellent service. We celebrated our anniversary there last Sunday and were not disappointed. In particular, we love the garden space, the excellent Mediterranean-inspired food, and the delicious cakes. Highly recommended.

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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great brunch thank you.

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M
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pleasant setting, good service, good food, low-key but also nice.

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D
Palm Springs
138 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC, always fantastic. Food, service and atmosphere is great.

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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We always stop here ... and never disappointed. The service is great ... I highly recommend the horseradish Bloody Mary and any dessert ....

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TP
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Jake's, one of my favorite restaurants in town. Great food, great service.

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F
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much going for it. An institution with great service, outstanding food, and a discerning crowd. The only thing it hasn't got is the outrageous prices!

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SG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated a little late for our reservation. Otherwise, all was good!

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FD
Seattle
93 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Jake’s for lunch! All four of us loved our meals and the pitcher of sangria! Our servers were excellent!!

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i
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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t
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food is delicious. mark is my favorite waiter.

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GR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food. The front patio was a little small and noisy

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LD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food but not great seating. Good aervice but hostess wouldnt let us change seats.

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V
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food and service not up to par.

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D
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our move to Palm Springs.

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D
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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R
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

I LOVE this place!!
I HATE the loud, dated Ibiza music

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