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Johannes, Palm Springs, CA

Johannes

4.8
4.8
3622 Reviews
$31 to $50
Modern European
Chef Johannes Bacher whose global modern European award-winning cuisine including his popular fan favorite “Wiener Schnitzel” has been a downtown Palm Springs staple since 1999. Chef Bacher continues to use his many years of traveling the world as the inspiration for his subtle, creative dishes that are exciting and tastefully show off his Austrian roots. Enjoy an upscale casual dining experience whether you sit at the bar, the kitchen area, the dining room or the patios you won’t be disappointed. Whatever you choose your experience will be one of the best in Palm Springs - “Eat Well, Live Better” Johannes has been selected three years in a row for the Best of Palm Springs Awards for European Cuisine and has been recognized for the 2022 Palm Springs Business Hall of Fame.

Please, No children under 5 years old. Service animals only…..Thank you!

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Continental, Contemporary European
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 778-0017
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Johannes Bacher
  • Private party contact
    Kathleen Bennett: (760) 416-0052
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Cross street
    Arenas
  • Parking details
    Limited public parking available directly behind restaurant. Public parking directly across the street. Free parking structure on Baristo Road. Some street parking also available on Indian Canyon and Arenas.
  • Public transit
    Located on Indian Canyon Drive close to the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,622 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Best Food

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Food

3,622 Reviews
  1. LindaN

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always…..wonderful service and amazing food! See ya again soon!

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  2. DaveB

    Palm Springs

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beth has been our waitress a few times and she is wonderful! Food as always is delicious! Thank you!

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  3. samc

    Salt Lake City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding schnitzel  Great restaurant Cool vibe

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  4. bohand

    San Francisco

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is easily one of our favorite restaurants. We try to make it here as often as possible. Ray is always amazing and takes such great care of us. Stephanie also does an amazing job of taking care of our cocktails. We love the entire staff at Johannes. We had the benefit during this visit of meeting Johannes Bacher. What a nice touch to have him walk around and greet the guests and ask for feedback. Made this even more special.

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  5. stevens

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in the desert! Food is amazing! Love this place

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  6. Roberto

    Montana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food. Drinks were tasty, but a bit pricey and not very strong.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The Wiener schnitzel and Apfel strudel were outstanding; the salad wasn’t. Service was mediocre.

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  8. Jasmine

    Portland

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent dining experience at Johannes. My friend and I shared a wiener schnitzel with lemon caper sauce. There was a charge for splitting the order, but each of us received an attractively plated entree that probably included a full portion of the cucumber salad and roasted potatoes. More than enough: the Wiener schnitzel was huge (and perfectly prepared). The mushroom soup was wonderful. My husband enjoyed his fish entree, also well prepared and attractively plated. We liked the simple elegance of the interior, and the service was friendly, professional and attentive.

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  9. SFOSteve

    San Francisco

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After my last meal here, I looked forward to sharing the experience with some foodie relatives that were visiting. Johannes came through with a consistently excellent experience of outstanding food, service, and a welcoming atmosphere. This time I save room to share the strudel. I must say that both the schnitzel and the strudel went beyond anything I’ve had in Vienna.

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  10. GerardS

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Johannes as a party of 4 to celebrate my wife's Birthday. Each of us selected different appetizers and entrees, and without exception we were all very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The server was also very friendly and the staff in general were excellent. We will definitely be going back!

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  11. Keren

    St. Louis

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Best schnitzel on the planet. Fantastic veal chop. Great wine and cocktails

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  12. ExperiencedGourmand

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible experience featuring a scam to buy drinks because a table is not ready. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. This was my second visit with rude service from the owner’s elderly Frau!

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  13. LeanneO

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed another delicious dinner! Thank you to everyone there who works so hard for their guests!

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  14. MichaelW

    Austria

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having lived in Vienna for several months, I’d sampled various Viennese weinerschnitzles. Johannes being owned by an Austrian, gave hope to a true weinerschnitzle. I’m happy to say Johannes didn’t disappoint! It was a PERFECT version of a classically prepared weinerschnitzle. It was the standard dinner plate size, thin, golden brown and non greasy coating. Served, as usual, with a lemon for spritzing, the frequent accompaniment of a sour cream cucumber side and a few small roasted potatoes. Exactly right! The appetizers were delicious also - fried oysters and an unusual and tasty pairing of mussels in spicy coconut milk. The cocktails were also excellent. The service was outstanding, with friendly smiles, attentive but non intrusive. Johannes along with La Copine were the best dining experiences during our week in Palm Springs.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely outstanding! Staff attended to all our requests and utmost professionalism. Highly recommend and would return,

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  16. Allen

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Berry as a server! She knows the changing menu, she' s friendly, and she's efficient.

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  17. wtrask123

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent dinner at Johannes. Taw Brussels sprout salad followed by a beautifully cooked salmon over spinach. Waitstaff bubbly and friendly as always. Martinis were awesome. Will go back many more times.

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  18. BF317

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best bartender Stephanie Host with the most Daniel Very excellent Barrie waiter Super server Orlando Awesome Ariel Hey neighbor Ray Thanks All Bill & Anne

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  19. SueG

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really fun. Wait staff are all pros. Food was excellent. Wish my stomach was bigger because there was a lot I would have liked to have tried. A little noisy, but it was such a busy night for the restaurant and Palm Springs. The whole town was jumping.

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  20. Brockoli

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just say the words Lemon Caper and they'll know what to do. This is our favorite restaurant behind Arpege in Paris. Every trip to PS starts with Johannes, thanks you guys.

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  21. Glenn

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Schnitzel, Spätzle, spectacular. Always super service.

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  22. Pauly

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Perhaps this restaurant used to be better. I know it was a the place to go at a time when Palm Springs didn’t have many food options. It’s way overpriced and the food is fine, not great. The crispy duck was served lukewarm and when we asked them about it they took our plate, heated it and brought it back overcooked. I don’t expect this from a $50 entree. The schnitzel was ok. There was nothing exemplary or extraordinary Amy this dinner

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  23. Adam

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, as usual! Beth was an absolute delight and the food was unassailable. Can’t wait to return during our next visit!

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  24. Marco

    Orange County

    172 reviews

    5.0

    172 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The one restaurant we always go to when we’re in Palm Springs.

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  25. stroy

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    For all the hype, it was mediocre Australian food. Everything was smothered with too much cheese and sauce. Service was slow and the noise level was absolutely ridiculous. You could barely hear anyone at your table. We will not be returning there.

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  26. TimU

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Johannes remains our favorite restaurant in the Coachella Valley. The food is excellent, the service is first rate and the overall experience makes for a truly great evening of dining. If you have to choose just one go here.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the only consistently amazing restaurant experience I’ve had in my life.

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  28. TomF

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service on a busy Valentines night out.

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  29. Rkkk

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was expertly prepared and delicious and the service was stellar, which made for an overall wonderful dining experience.

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  30. Will

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They raised their prices by overv40% because it was Valentines Day. The only reason we knew is a favourite their Seafood cocktail was $34.00, instead of $24.00. Being regulars, we were disappointed.

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  31. KevinHayford

    Minneapolis

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have loved going to Johannesburg for 15 years. Their food is just so delicious and we loved our Valentines dinner.

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  32. Fearless

    Montana

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    really wonderful food, nice atmosphere, great waitstaff

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  33. borg

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great consistent dinner experience! Highly recommended.

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  34. AndreaS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Will definitely come back next time in PS.

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  35. BF317

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome crew Daniel Stephanie Barry Ariel Orlando Thanks again!!!! Bill

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  36. Queensshopper18

    Toronto

    148 reviews

    4.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Second time eating at Johanna’s, and all I can say, is we love the food, the service, the ambience. The is a must eat location in Palm Springs for sure!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite service and, always, wonderful food and drinks. I come here every time I am In the Desert and will continue to do so.

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  38. sevd

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was perfect, as always. It is clear the experienced staff at Johannes knows how to deliver a lovely dining experience. And the chef is fantastic.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience and food . Wait staff were exceptional. 

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  40. Aaron

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Only negative was the h9igh noise level which made conversation at our table difficult.

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FAQs

Johannes offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 778-0017.

Johannes is rated 4.8 stars by 3622 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Johannes

196 South Indian Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Arenas
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Continental, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Limited public parking available directly behind restaurant. Public parking directly across the street. Free parking structure on Baristo Road. Some street parking also available on Indian Canyon and Arenas.
  • Public transit
    Located on Indian Canyon Drive close to the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Johannes Bacher
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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