Jake's - Palm Springs

4.7
2131 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch

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About

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.
VOTED TOP 100 OUTDOOR DINING RESTAURANT IN USA BY OPEN TABLE USERS!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday- Friday: 11:00am - 2:45pm;
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:45pm;
Dinner: -Tuesday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:45pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:45pm

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Phone number
(760) 327-4400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mario Curci
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Catering
Catering is offered on an event by event basis. Please call the restaurant directly for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Granvia Valmonte & Tamarisk
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Parking details
Parking is available on the street
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Public transit
PS Buzz stop across the street on palm canyon drive
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Entertainment
Jake's is great for people watching, and some times the staff is entertaining to watch, however we have no paid live entertainment!
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Special events & promotions
Modernism week in Palm Springs is February 16-25. During this time Jake's will be open for dinner every night until 9:45. (except President's Day when we are closed for dinner)
Come check out our new modern cocktails and great dinner specials.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2131 People Are Saying
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food
4.7
service
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Started out at Jake’s several years ago with a great dinner and a Watermelon Jalapeño Cosmo that was to die for. This was a breakfast event while here in Palm Springs, and it was excellent, too. It’s a little loud but a lot “happy” and we’ll go back again...and again!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Had Sunday brunch the last day of the season before they close for the summer. Great food & service as always. Can't wait for them to return in September. This is our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Very nice courtyard patio for warm summer evening dinner. Great food, interesting wines and cocktails!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Best ribs in the valley. True story.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We will miss Jake's for the summer, and we are already eager for its opening in the fall. Indeed, we deliberately planned to dine there just before they went on summer holiday. Good choice! A great time was had by all. "See you soon, Jakes; we can't wait!"

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Fabulous dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Excellent service, martini and food, as always!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Jake’s just never disappoints! This small eatery serves up big flavors with style and a smile.
We enjoyed a delicious brunch- for me it was a glass of glass of Pinot Grigio and the three egg breakfast (eggs are cooked any style with a vast choice of bacon or sausage, delicious grilled bread and fresh fruit) for my dining companion, it was the shrimp salad with a lovely, light and tangy dressing and a Bloody Mary. We attempted to split the vanilla cake with Carmel and sea salt...and made a pretty good dent in this delicious dessert but fell short because the slice was just enormous. Will return again and again anytime for brunch, lunch or dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food was great and the service was even better! Must get a slice of cake!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Going to miss Jakes through the summer can’t wait until they come back for the season.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great night out with my wife! My birthday.
Entire staff was great

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Great service and people

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Food was good except for an incredibly bad calamari appetizer. Meyer Lemon cake for dessert made up for prior sin.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

As always, an absolutely wonderful meal & dining experience. A real gem.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Had the restaurant week lunch menu and picked the crab cake which was very yummie and the turkey sandwich which was nothing special. Took home a sea salt caramel cupcake and it was very good. Dinner is probably better. Been there once and probably won’t go back, just wanted to try it.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

jakes is a PS must. super nice, they accommodated a last min stroller addition without any hesitation. the food was really good and the deserts!!!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Jake’s is in a lovely setting. The menu is very diversified. This was only the second time I was there, and both times the food was excellent. The Bloody Mary’s were delicious and completed our meal.
Our waiter was very attentive. Lovely day, excellent food and service. Couldn’t ask for more.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Very disappointing night!I was super excited to go to jakes for my birthday, do I took the 9pm reservation. When we arrived all was good. Loved the patio and ambience, beautiful evening. Unfortunately that was the best part. It seemed like they were under staffed and the service was slow. That was ok at first because we were looking for a relaxing evening. The cocktails were good. But the slow service became a bit of an annoyance when everything took forever! While waiting for our food I asked for more rolls. When he came back he said “ sorry we only have 4 left” (we were a party of 5) I thought he was joking, he was not. Our dinner finally arrived and I ordered a filet cooked medium. It was disgusting! It was rare and looked like a fatty piece of meat that had been cut into multiple times. The other diners food was ok. Then when she took our dessert order she let us know they were out of ALL the pies except the chocolate and it was an additional $2 upcharge if you ordered it. Really? As I said very disappointed!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Best food I’ve had in Palm Springs in a long time.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Jake's is Palm Springs little gem. The service is amazing (thanks Ashley), cocktails are made perfectly, food presented and prepared great and you are never rushed.
Love this place.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Consistently great food! Always!
Service very attentive !

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Best food for the best price. Great atmosphere

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Watermelon gazpacho was fantastic! the dates in the salad were a nice local touch.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The food and service are wonderful but the table is never ready when

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The food was amazing and the desserts were the thing of dreams

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

A Restaurant Week visit to Jake’s has guaranteed it as a place for special meals in the future. Such lovely flavors! My favorites were the start and the finish: the fabulous watermelon gazpacho and the salted caramel cake. Everyone in our party loved their entrees. The service was relaxed and friendly, as if we were guests in a private home. The outdoor garden setting is lovely, though of course, on a 106-degree evening, even the misters didn’t prevent us from feeling over-warm. Next time, we will reserve early to get an inside table. It’s a small venue, so the noise level was a little higher than we’d prefer, but not unbearable. The regular menu would definitely be pricey, as the two of us spent $99 just for Restaurant Week prices plus two glasses of wine and tip. One thing the ownership might consider is downsizing portions. The clientele they appeal to is more into their quality than quantity. I have a generous lunch waiting for me with my doggie bags of chicken Marsala and cake. We love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Always a good time and great food. Juan our waiter and bartender is always a pleasure.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We had great food, great service and the ambience was wonderful. The only thing that was wrong was the coffee, which we ordered with desert, but sent it back. It was lukewarm and tasted like it came out of one of those machines that mixes that canned “coffee sludge” with hot water instead of properly brewed coffee. I don’t understand why good restaurants skimp on low quality coffee.
I love Jake’s and will go back. Just won’t have coffee. Maybe they make good tea.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Always a satisfying experience to dine at Jakes. Excellent food and attentive service. Certainly one of our Palm Springs favorites

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Excellent dinner. I’ve never been disappointed. I love the fact that it is a smaller more intimate place for special occasions that allows quiet conversation.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Jake's is an excellent restaurant and worth the drive from Palm Desert. Food is always top notch. Casual atmosphere with a lovely outdoor patio. Even in the summer heat they have cooling outdoors so still all good. Their desserts are outrageous and a must have. Scallops and salmon were both delicious as was the ribs and the new york steak. You can't go wrong at Jake's.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

One of the little gems of the desert. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Good food. Wonderful selection of desserts! Good value during Palm Springs Restaurant Week. Wish they could have given us inside seating since we had reservations and we were the second ones there when they opened. Outside seating was nice, but I would have preferred inside. It's a little precarious outside when the staff closes the outdoor umbrellas because things on top of the umbrellas may fall onto you or your food. Loved the Citrus Cake.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We've been to Jake's several times, but this was our first lunch (brunch, really) visit. Inviting and diverse menu, and the portions are very generous. The brunch atmosphere is very different from the "buzz" at dinner. Both are great, but truly different. Try it for yourself!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We had a terrific dinner. The Restaurant Week menu is amazing value. Great choices and those cakes for dessert are sooooo good. Great evening, thank you!!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food is good (great desserts), servers were nice and accommodating, but the ambience is not great. Aisles are too small and I kept feeling that I had to move my chair every time someone tried to walk by. The sun from the window was in my eyes the entire time that I was there. All in all, Jake’s is a good restaurant; I just wish there was a little more room.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We ate inside because it was very warm outside. Nothing to write home about in terms of ambiance. Food was average. Service was great. We ate during restaurant week so value was good.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Couldn’t get any better.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Our evening at Jake’s was perfect in every way. Truly outstanding service, and the cake is beyond description. Thanks to everyone for a lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Jake's continues to be a favorite with all my friends and with me. See my other reviews on Jake's for details about the menu, but I'll just say here that while it might sound like things you find on other restaurant menus (e.g., Rueben Sandwich) Jake's gives them a twist that makes them "Jake's". Plus they have things you won't find elsewhere. The staff always makes us feel welcome. And the setting is lovely.

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