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Johannes, Palm Springs, CA

Johannes

4.8
4.8
3162 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

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 3,162 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. c

    croxfordk

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we visit Palm Springs we now always book a dinner at Johannes and again it didn’t. We have learnt that the portions especially the Schnitzel is big so one will do for two people if you also order an appetiser and a salad Great as usual
  2. J

    Jake

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve dined many times at Johannes and they never disappoint but always excel. Our server Barry is the ultimate professional and her personality and timing is beyond reproach. We enjoyed wonderful cocktails and our party of 3 each had different types of Schnitzel including Duck, Lemon Caper and Margarita type. All delicious and don’t miss their Endive salad. One of the very top fine dining restaurants in Palm Springs!
  3. CG

    CarlyG

    Los Angeles

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our fav desert restaurant. Lovely room, wonderful staff,delicious food, nice wine list, terrific mixologist. We especially love the Malaysian meatballs and spaetzle appetizers and Johannes famous Wiener schnitzel—but, honestly, everything is good!
  4. CH

    CarylH

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was fabulous and our server terrific. Sorry I don’t recall his name but it says # 55 on my bill
  5. T

    Tiger

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love absolutely everything about this place. Always get the fish special and never disappointed.
  6. JF

    JimF

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good as always was spectacular. Love their schnitzel specialties
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and setting were first-rate. The chicken schnitzel was perfect. My husband and I split the order and there was plenty for each of us. The others in our party seemed very satisfied with their meals, wine, etc. You will certainly enjoy your evening. This is now my favorite restaurant. The noise level was low until a table of 5 (I believe there were 5) sat near us and were rather loud.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing schnitzel, full stop. Spaetzle was also top notch! The pork tenderloin was a little overcooked and the gnocchi needed seasoning- this dish was the only slight miss, BUT it was the prettiest plate I have seen in awhile.
  9. JM

    JMC13

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of my favorite Palm Springs restaurants. Food is excellent. Service is excellent. And the chairs are comfortable!!
  10. JD

    JeantheDREAM

    Central Coast

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! My favorite new spot in Palm Springs! The Pink Grapefruit-Tini is divine! I also suggest the Endive salad as a starter & the lemon caper Schnitzel as an entree. Incredible! Service was perfect!
  11. M

    Mare

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Unimpressed. My husband’s Wiener schnitzel was ok. My Chilean sea bass was supposed to be the fresh Fish special for the evening. Very poorly prepared. I eat a lot of fish and never have had tough fish! I also had told my server I couldn’t eat a lot of dairy, she assured me the side dish with the fish had minimal cream. Ha! That wasn’t true. Won’t go back next year for our annual Palm Springs trip.
  12. AS

    AviS

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I made reservations but ended up at the bar, no choice! Server was nice but very slow. Food was "ok" (mediocre) but expensive! Our 1st visit there a year ago left us wanting to come back. I think that we're done here😒
  13. B

    Bosslady71

    Orange County

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beth was a fantastic server and treated us like family. This made our experience even more enjoyable alongside the delicious cuisine. We can’t wait to come back!!! Fantastic experience.
  14. F

    Findingfoodie

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our 3 go to restaurants for great food, excellent service and incredible atmosphere. Love this place.
  15. I

    Ikarus

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an impeccable experience, the food, cocktails and wine list are among the best for 100 miles. Once you've tried all the schnitzels, the specials keep things lively
  16. FO

    FOODIEFORLIFE

    Palm Springs

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johannes is worth visiting. The food, service, ambiance never disappoints. I am a frequent diner and I highly recommend. Johannes was recently honored with the Best Overall Restaurant in the Desert!!
  17. JG

    JoanneG

    Denver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down, the BEST schnitzel I have ever had!
  18. M

    Mitzzi

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had eaten here a few years ago and loved it. On this visit to PS I was looking forward to return for a special dinner. Was almost put off by a few bad reviews-had the place changed? But we went ahead and so glad we did. The greeting was warm and friendly by the host, the server was professional and warm and the food just delicious. We had the mushroom soup and d as pencils salad to start (salad is enough to share) followed by the traditional Wiener schnitzel. Beautifully prepare and served. The wine list is very good with a wide price range and reasonable prices. Really a special evening. Highly recommend.
  19. LN

    LindaN

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make it a point to hit Johannes every trip to the desert! The best!! Beth is so attentive and takes such great care of guests. Thanks for another great evening!
  20. c

    carig

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent - the duck and tuna especially exceptional !
  21. ML

    MLKBP

    Seattle

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a joy! Food and service excellent!
  22. T

    Tareef

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing from the food to the ambience, clientele and the wonderful host who made us laugh and feel comfortable as soon as we walked in the door. Best of all was our wonderful Server. She was very very attentive, sweet, thorough and intuitive. Definitely the best time of all the times I’ve been there. Congratulations Johannes and Staff , you are getting better and better ,not just wiser and wiser. Your curry still kicks ass😉🙏
  23. h

    hobnob

    Palm Springs

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Johannes is a joy. Casually elegant, with some of most incredible dishes anywhere in Southern California, and professional, friendly service that just makes you feel good. The menu is excellent with a selection of very interesting dishes -- and someday perhaps I'll choose something else that's not on the amazing schnitzel menu, but it's really hard to pass up the best schnitzel you will find anywhere outside of Austria! We love dining at Johannes.
  24. RL

    RolandL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and amazing food. I highly recommend the cheese spätzeln. I had the halibut special in a white wine cream sauce with morel mushrooms. Delicious!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just simply amazing service, food and ambiance - Love this place and it is by far our FAVORITE in PS. Keep up the great work - Johannes is truly a gem!
  26. M

    Marc

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Johannes always consistent and we love our waitress Beth who is the best of the place
  27. BW

    BrienW

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was excellent as always, but we all felt our waitress needed an attitude adjustment.
  28. CF

    CarmenF

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect from start to finish … and our server was just lovely !! And the food was fab!!
  29. HP

    HelenP

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always
  30. SS

    StevenS

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The overall dining experience was amazing from how we were greeted until leaving the restaurant. The food was superb, flavorful, fresh and creative. I highly recommend an evening at Johannes for a special occasion or for an elevated every day comfort food experience.
  31. J

    Jeff

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place always hits it out of the park! Their food is consistent and good, and quite unique!
  32. m

    marinabreeze

    Raleigh

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It’s not every day that we splash out on a pricey prix-fixe dinner. In fact, it’s been a few years…but it was New Year’s Eve and we were visiting balmy Palm Springs after a sub-zero Christmas in Bozeman. So we made reservations a few weeks in advance of our trip at Johannes. Imagine our disappointment when we arrived to find out the only table available for us was a high top in the bar area next to the front door. Meanwhile, other diners were being placed in the dining area. Not the experience we were hoping for and definitely not for the very high price that it cost to eat there. On a positive note, our server was top notch and the food was good.
  33. CB

    CharlieB

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a wonderful NYE dinner. Great service and great food. A very special way to move into the new year. Cheers indeed!!
  34. TL

    TonyL

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve dinner
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday dinner
  36. PR

    PaulR

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two of us ordered snitzyl; two the duck. The drinks were great. The wine was excellent. I believe Johannes is the best restaurant in Palm Springs.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment you walk in you feel cared for and looked after. All the staff is super kind and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious. We went to celebrate my boyfriend birthday and he was so happy with our choice in restaurant. It was lively and great energy and even tho they had music playing and everyone was taking we were still able to hear each other and enjoy an intimate dinner.
  38. DP

    DerekP

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was good. Good drinks and beer/wine selection. The wait staff was unfortunately the weakness here. Service was very rushed with many attempts at upselling when ordering. I’m assuming it was rushed because they needed to turn the table. At any rate it created an inhospitable environment for dining. Additionally the wait staff reached across everyone when serving bread or clearing the table- would likely benefit from further training. Found it odd that bill was hand written.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service! Undoubtedly one of best Wienerschnitzels to be found in the Americas. Danke schoen!
  40. ER

    EarlR

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Disappointing. We dined "outdoors," which is a noisy, cramped patio right on the busiest street in town and an endless stream of passersby. First dining impression was a paltry pour of wine — the server claimed, with a straight face, that it was a full 6 oz. — which made a sad puddle at the bottom of the uselessly large glass and barely reached the sides. A terrible first impression of the place. I didn't bother with an appetizer, but my wife had a salad, which was good and nicely presented. As an entrée, she had an appetizer of spätzle, which was gummy and not very flavorful. I went with a schnitzel ($39). Tender but greasy. The cucumber accompaniment was good. The roasted potatoes were chalk-dry. We passed on dessert. We had expected a lot more of this place. We won't return.

FAQs

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

Johannes is rated 4.8 stars by 3162 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
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

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Continental, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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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