Jake's - Palm Springs

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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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vipJOHNA
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Tt Jakes

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vipHannahS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great girls night out. Fabulous cocktail and wine and the entrees were yummy! Amazing peach pie for dessert!

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vipBillA
Palm Springs
41 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipElisePS
Palm Springs
56 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

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.

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vipBoomer
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special place to celebrate on New Years Day...friendly staff and the food is always great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place on a busy New Years. Best meal I had in Palm Springs.

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vipJoelG
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipEater10000
Portland
444 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. In particular, the steaks were cooked perfectly.

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AimeeM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipIWDesertGuy
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipPSJeff
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!

JD
vipJohnD
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. My favorite place to visit when I’m in Palm Springs😊

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was service
House wine was good
Brussel sprouts was excellent
Alaskan salmon was cooked to
Perfection

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viponesweetlife
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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George
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Excellent service. The chicken Milanese is great but stay away from the Jamaican jerk chicken.

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vipDisappointed
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu had so many tempting items. The outdoor seating was comfortable, bright and yet protected. My food was excellent!

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vipeatwithme
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LarryL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites, we will be back Friday with a large group!!

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Chris
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding service and food! Jakes is quickly becoming our favorite spot in Palm Springs

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vipFoodluvr
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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GregoryB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food outstanding service chic ambience will be coming back oftern!

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Youknow
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!!
AMEN

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dj98122
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 ; )

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Jakes . The service and food are always great!

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vipPSGuy
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service.

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DirkM
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superior service and great food. The only criticism would’ve the tempura coating on the lobster was a little soggy and tuff

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viphobnob
Palm Springs
94 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!

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LolaOak
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice experience, professional servers, and excellent food. Full bar. Highly recommend

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vipBrandonH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very great brunch spot!

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vipMichaelA
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipORDPSP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great time except the hostess screwed up our reservation, argued with me, and then punished us by delaying our seating.
Very unprofessional!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience with amazing service and delicious food.

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vipFoodie
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent desserts and the service team is top notch. So friendly and accommodating. One of our favorites.

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debbiej
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice Sunday brunch menu. Very attentevie serversand it was quite lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Date night...😘

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vipAdanac
Calgary
31 reviews