About Jake's - Palm Springs

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!

664 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Californian

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

Cross Street:
Granvia Valmonte & Tamarisk

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 327-4400

Website:
http://www.jakespalmsprings.com/

Entertainment:
Jake's is great for people watching, and some times the staff is entertaining to watch, however we have no paid live entertainment!

Catering:
Catering is offered on an event by event basis. Please call the restaurant directly for more information.

Parking Details:
Parking is available on the street

Public Transit:
PS Buzz stop across the street on palm canyon drive

Executive Chef:
Mario Curci

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Jake's - Palm Springs Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (48)
Neighborhood Gem (47)
Great for Lunch (39)
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Great for Brunch (35)
Good for a Date (33)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Cozy (26)
Special Occasion (26)
Casual (24)
People Watching (24)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Romantic (20)
Fun (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Business Meals (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Authentic (12)
Healthy (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Seasonal (8)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

Jakes is one of our favorite PS haunts especially for lunch. Food is good, weight staff friendly and unpretentious, attentive. Ames the maitre d' is one of the best in the business, professional and personable.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous brunch at Jake’s. Amazing Bloody Mary’s - particularly the Horseradish infused vodka. Delicious. Great food - my hubby was blown away by the maple bacon. I had eggs in purgatory which were good too although I wish they’d been baked all together in a skillet it felt like they were constructed into one bowl after each component had been cooked - asked for toast to mop up the sauce though because it was still tasty. Took several slices of the coconut cake home and ate them later - totally delicious. We loved the decor and the vibe - laid back, stylish and very very welcoming. Great job Jake’s - if we’re ever in Palm Springs again we will be back! Thanks for having us!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Brunch was terrific! Great menu items. Everything is delicious. Jake's is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal. But here's a little non-Jake related request: Diners...when you are going to a restaurant, please don't slather yourself with perfume or cologne. Doesn't matter how expensive it is, I want to taste my food, not be overwhelmed by your cologne.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food, solid service, incredible desserts! Dining space is kind of tight but worth it for the entire experience!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall I loved Jakes. The food was good and well priced and the service was spot on. I have seen negative reviews and frankly don't understand them. It is hip and lively and fun and a good deal. The only thing I would not go there for is quiet.

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined 6 days ago

Entrees very god however the dessert let us down. Should be high end ice cream and homemade sauce. Very limited gluten free

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter was very nice and very competent. And dessert was fabulous! We were though disappointed:

1. I’d asked for special table for a birthday occasion in the OpenTable notes, and it was entirely ignored.

2. Placed in section near freezer, while it was still empty. Fine for quick lunch, but sad for a special birthday :(.

3. Ordered eggplant entree and it was stunningly bland and watery. Wow I couldn’t believe it. I wouldn’t complained but no one came by to ask how our meal was. Not once.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent. Scallops and Filet Mignon delicious. Salted Carmel Cake for Desert was worth the calories. Service was top notch. Only negative would be the high corkage fee of $25.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a beautiful meal at jakes this past weekend. The server was friendly and really knew their stuff! We always enjoy our visits there, thank you Jake's!

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and service as always. Noise level was louder due to dogs and small child - busy as usual

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Just a great local spot. Outdoor patio and cakes are not to be missed

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The first place we stop on weekend get away to Palm spring is Jakes! Sets the perfect mood for the weekend. Love love love Jakes!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always love this place, it's SO Pal Springs to me!! Beautiful patio dining. Great cakes too if you're into desserts😊

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food is always good. Must have the dessert and the coconut cake is the best. Had it with Amaretto this time and was delicious

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Remembering what a great dinner we had here last year, I chose Jake's for my birthday dinner. The food is just as wonderful as it was a year ago. I ordered two appetizers: the scallop flight and the lobster tempura, C had the filet and the Wedge salad. C was pleased that they offered a gluten-free chocolate- espresso brownie. Service is excellent. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I made my reservation for 5:00pm. I was 10 minutes early the hostess let me know they open at 5 , so I agree with wait in the side walk even if it was tables ready to seat us in the patio area. 5pm and we still waiting, other couple arrive and they left in less of 2 minutes, we still in tge walkside waiting till 5:10 pm... this is ridiculous. It's a,lot of good restaurants in Palm springs, this is just the most rude service I got . We never got seat. I'm wondering at what time they notice we left. They just don't care about customer service.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Jakes is such a fun place. This visit was for brunch on Pride weekend, after the parade. The table was on time. Everything was so organized even with the crowd. Such a fun afternoon with the same great food and service.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Not a good service
Not good food quality
Maybe because of gay pride

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a reservation for outside seating - even though it was available it was ignored - food took more than 25 minutes and came cold - which made you think of its freshness - overall bad experience

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was our first time and we loved it. Great menu and service. Server Lorena was fantastic! We didn't get to order dessert but we will start our meal with one and work backwards next time. Will definitely be back when we visit Palm Springs.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. The friend I brought with me were truly happy with the food and said they would definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome pride experience

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We stop at Jake's every time we visit Palm Springs -- consistent great food and service in a terrific location

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful food and setting. Really enjoyed the brunch and the drinks were fabulous.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Anniversary

As always, terrific food and service.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Terrific ambiance; great food; excellent service; fabulous desserts

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Our waiter was fantastic, the menu selection is the perfect variety, and we all enjoyed our food. This is classic California cuisine style dining at its best - a style not frequently seen anymore - and ai lives it! Highly recommend.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It is a pleasure to write a review for this restaurant. Very Good I just love this place, the food is wonderful and the host is very nice to me everytime I come in. When I make a reservation the table is ready when we arrive and never have to wait for it.
Now to the good part, if that's not enough. "Let them eat cake". If the food is not enough and you might have room for some, it is the best Cake and so Choices. the cake reminds me of my favourite bakery in La called Sweet Lady Jane. Now if that does not get you to go to this restaurant.
Trust me this place is a treat and not just for the desserts. Good Eating
Robert A

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent! Fun!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great for lunch—as always! A real gem in downtown Palm Springs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Jake's is a favorite and never fails to please. The food, staff, and atmosphere are great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Jake’s is always perfect and the ambiance is reminiscent of New York City!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious brunch and amazing horseradish Bloody Mary - we went for the blood Mary selection and Jake's did not disappoint. Staff was friendly and attentive and atmosphere is quaint and neighborly. Loved the dog friendly patio - despite not having our pooches with us we sat next to a couple of very nice pups and a their owners.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had such a wonderful time at Jake's. The food was outstanding. I had the special sole which was delicious and my dining companion had the steak that was cooked to perfection. We will be coming back real soon as the vibe was great as well

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Filet mignon was to be medium rare and it was so well done it was hard to chew

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We just bought a home in PS and were told by several long-time local friends that Jake's was their favorite spot in PS. So yes, we had high expectations for our dinner last Friday night. While in a great setting with a pleasant service staff, the food was hit or miss. The cocktails were generous and excellent, and the wine list had some really nice red and white wines available by the glass. The lobster tempura was excellent, but the Shishito Peppers appetizer was totally forgettable. Unfortunately, our two entrees were the big disappointment. My husband ordered the sea bass which was overly charred so you really couldn't taste the fish--just the char. My "nightly special" sole was panko-crusted but so burned (pan-fried) that I had to return it. The replacement 10-15 minutes later was very tasty, but it's never fun to share a $190+ dinner for two when you're eating your entrees at separate times. The "comp" coconut cake was great, and a nice gesture...though it really didn't make up for the burned sole and, more importantly, the fact that we didn't get to enjoy dinner together. A more service-oriented restaurant would have taken back BOTH of our entrees, re-prepared them, and brought them out together. That's the kind of service you should provide at the prices Jake's charges. May or may not go back.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very intimate garden setting. Handsome waiters-apparently large biceps are a requirement! Good delicious and a vibrant garden setting. The three salad plate to die for. And, beware the cakes; bigger than the biceps!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This is one of the gems of Palm Springs -- lovely courtyard with quality food and drink selections served in a friendly and prompt manner.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

4 days in a row. Is there more to say?!! Rock it!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The staff, service and cuisine never disappoints at Jake's. One of my favorite restaurants! - Kenny C.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals
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