Johannes

4.7
2364 reviews
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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 patio you won’t be disappointed. Whatever you choose your experience will be one of the best in Palm Springs - “Eat Well, Live Better”
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PS
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday dinner at Johannes and everything was perfect. Even better to see Johannes here. Looking forward to coming back soon.

GM
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The server who waited on us knew nothing about the wine list. That would have been okay if Johannes was available to help make a decision. It took over ten minutes for him to break away from talking to another table to come over to our table. I know we're not regulars, but I was surprised that he didn't explain to the regulars that he would be back in a moment. I was also surprised that our server was ignorant about the wine list. In all fairness, the server who is usually there is quite good and knowledgable about the wines. She must have been on vacation or something. The food is always good here, though.

BD
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Johannes. Before we ordered, Johannes himself made the rounds of the tables to answer questions and say hello. He described the dishes we were considering, including how they are prepared, which gave me some new clues for things to try at home. Secure in our choices we ordered and were delighted with what we got.

After dinner, Johannes again made the rounds to see how we liked our selections and to acquaint new diners with the menu as he had us.

Service was great, although it seemed a little slow when we wanted the check, but we were in a hurry. The experience was quite memorable -- we will be back!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the restaurant! A breath of fresh air in a Palm Springs setting!

g
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extraordinary culinary experience. This restaurant is far from common!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding 🤓

w
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We had a reservation but it really was not honored as no table was saved for us in the main dining room and we were ushered to the back room that had absolutely no ambiance. And the food, which is usually quite good, was not this time. My overcooked duck, solid-cement polenta and hard red cabbage was not up to their high standards, and my companions weinerschnitchle was tasteless.
A real disappointment and my companion said that we should not have used Open Table as restaurants, in general, do not look after the customers as well as when one makes a direct reservation with the restaurant.

CC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The service was a little off at first. We were not seated with menus and it took about 10 minutes to get some. Our waitress seemed bothered by any requests we made and didn’t seem too happy. Toward the end of our dining experience, she seemed to be in a better mood. I was disappointed because I have dined here before and had a much more enjoyable experience. I brought 3 people who hadn’t dined and to see the disappointment on their faces was heartbreaking. However, the food was still delicious and they have a great selection of cocktails.

DW
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered off the bar menu. Perfect portion size and tasty food.

C
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the food and service here. Can't go wrong!

R
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Johannes is our very favourite restaurant in Palm Springs! The food is delicious. They have the best Wiener Schnitzel! You can be transported to wonderful Wien for the evening. My two favourites are the lemon-caper-butter and the peppercorn. If they have the chilled Brussels sprouts salad, you should try it. So refreshing from the desert heat. The Ahi appetizer is also excellent! Another thing I love about this restaurant is they have a nice selection of half bottles. We always start with the Moet with our appetizers and then the Rombauer Chardonnay with our mains. I highly recommend you try this place when you visit PS. There is nothing else like it.

OT
Palm Springs
57 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grilled peach and burrata salad was spectacular. Always something new or different from Chef Johannes! Not so different but really excellent was the schnitzel with butter and capers. Fork tender. Service was gracious and pleasant. The back room, formerly known as Siberia, has been upgraded with sound absorbent cushions on the ceiling and some nice modern art. For once, I didn't mind eating there. I will return soon!

R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had made a same day reservation for Saturday night dinner with friends. It was a very busy evening but we were warmly greeted and immediately seated.
The menu offers a great selection for any diner. Every plate that arrived at our table was beautifully presented and perfectly prepared.
The staff works together well and the management is to be commended for their staff and it’s professionalism. Every table was filled but there was no chaos. A bit on the noisy side but understandable on such a busy evening.

OT
Los Angeles
168 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luv it there.

SF
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our fourth time here. We try and come for dinner every time we visit Palm Springs. The food is great as always, the atmosphere is calm and comfortable and the staff is professional casual. Totally worth every penny you spend here.

JG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere except for the air conditioning vents tilted downward so that the cold air blows directly at you....very uncomfortable, and the air temperature set way too low. Great service and delicious food.

OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent - food, service, atmosphere. Will be back!

JC
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious and excellent service and food!!!

G
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, the food, the wine the friendly service is always top notch.

PK
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can always find super-well prepared food and excellent service at this neighborhood gem!

A
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The remodeld restrant looks great and the service/food/ambiance couldn't be better.

SM
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere is wonderfully casual but elegant. The staff is incredibly attentive without being overbearing. The food is spectacular and our waitperson was gracious, knowledgable and unhurried which made for a fabulous evening.
Thank you!

CA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food! Great service. Highly recommend this place.

b
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barrie, as I am sure you know, is above and beyond. She takes guest service to a whole new level. She has waited on us almost every time we've visited and is a big reason we continue to come back aside from the amazing food. Thanks for providing such an amazing dinning experience for us.

LM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, what a hidden little gem! You hear so much about the great steakhouses and such in Palm Springs, but Johannes is a unique concept done well! The portions are perfect sizes, the selection of food is outstanding, the service incredible, the wine list extensive and varied, and the food itself is UNBELIEVABLE. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice quiet date night in Palm Springs, right off of city center!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated quickly.
Service was attentive but not intrusive.
Server had made excellent suggestions.
I had a watermelon martini with the appetizer and a red sangria with dinner.
The appetizer was the seafood melange - a shrimp cocktail with lobster and scallops in a “special sauce” (1000 Island dressing - Californians LOVE 1000 Island).
Dinner was schnitzel - it’s what they do! I had the green peppercorn schnitzel - loves it! There are probably 15-20 different ways to order it on the menu (including non-veal options).
Dessert was a trio of creme brûlée, raspberry sorbet, and a chocolate mousse.
I was sort of thinking that It was expensive but...that was a LOT of food and drinks!
Easy to recommend this place.

BB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and service were good. I definitely would recommend.

P
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall an excellent dinner. Would go back.

D
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, and overall an experience we won’t forget.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious classics, great service, classy setting

b
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service outstanding as always. Love Johannes.

HN
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good but overpriced . Drinks are outrageously expensive

DM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Wonderful food and great service.

BB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at Johannes IS the STAR. We make a point to have dinner at Johannes at least once when we are in Palm Springs.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love dining

d
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is always very good...food, ambience , staff.

T
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Wait for the table was longer than expected, however once seated it took a considerable amount of time for the server to greet us and they either seemed to be covering too many tables to provide the service one would expect from this level of restaurant.

G
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always on my short list for fine dining when in Palm Springs.

KE
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummmy. Always great

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