Johannes

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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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Minneapolis
58 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good schnitzels (came close to those we had in Austria last fall). Attentive service. Check it out.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Remember food and service being better in the past. Curry dish has too much red chili flakes. Felt rushed at the end. Endive salad delicious. Will try again to see if this was an off night.

C
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One thing about Johannes is the food is always stellar and the schnitzel is a must!

CN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has for many years been our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. Food is always consistently good, service is impeccable, and we like the intimacy of a smaller place. Not very noisy, we could converse across the table without problems.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Johannes is one of my favorite restaurants in Palm Springs and it will continue to be... but my experience on Valentine’s Day was not a good one. We were initially placed next to the noisy kitchen and an even louder large group until we asked to be moved into the main dining room. The service there was impersonal and felt rushed. The food was excellent but definitely not worth $100/person for the prix fixed. For $300 for two people (drinks and a restaurant added tip of 18%) I expected a lot better.

PS
Palm Springs
65 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience2

This was a Valentines bleed out. We have be coming to Johannes for over 12 years. Our Valentines Day dinner has ended this wonderful love affair. I made our reservation over a month in advance. It was a very disappointing evening. We were seated by ourselves in the area referred to as the kitchen runway. A hall of tables pushed against one wall directly in front of the kitchen. Very noisy and very busy.

The menu was a subset of their normal menu with a 50% price increase. With the pre-fixe dinner and one cocktail each it came to $300 for the two of us. It included absolutely nothing extra to commemorate the evening like a flower or a glass of champagne.

Matter of fact diners were not allotted any of the normal options such as their wiener schnitzel sauces nor an option for French fries. It seemed to be an unnecessary restriction as the place was not filled with diners.

It was such an unpleasant experience we left without have the included dessert. I don’t understand why restaurants have “special” menus for special occasions that include absolutely nothing special outside a 50% bump up in price for less than their everyday menu. Why does a restaurant have bad vs good seating areas? Just knock down that damn wall and open up the dining room and that would remedy the problem and create a better dining experience for everyone.

We have enjoyed Johannes over the years. Their food is terrific. But I think we will only return off season and definitely not on a “special” occasion night.

RD
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly and knowledgeable service, one of Palm Springs best restaurants

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! The food is excellent

j
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious as always! Our server was fair however, the bus boys were wonderful. We sat in the back room which was extremely cold. All in all, I'd come back again!

W
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent and always consistent. Friendly staff and grate service.

b
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily our favorite restaurant in PSP. We love the authentic food and the incredible service.

SK
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a unique menu. Schnitzel is a hit! I never saw so many varieties of schnitzel.

AK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was very slow. It just didn’t seem like they had enough servers on a busy night.

PR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A real treasure to find such a good Austrian restaurant in Palm Springs. A nice cocktail list and wine list. I come here every time I visit.

PN
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food, global infusion of traditional fare made it interesting and different. Service was good. Had reservations but opted for bar seating which we would choose again.

W
Nashville
504 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are always excellent.
The chilled shrimp appetizer is to die for, and the Wiener schnitzel is always amazing.
Nice wine list, albeit a bit pricey.
Highly recommended.

BW
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome Food, Service in Downtown Palm Springs 😎👏👏

GB
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my daughter!

TW
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The “crispy duck” was not acceptable. In hindsight I should have sent it back but managed to get through it and not make a scene.

c
New England
46 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

FH
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always make it a must eat when we are staying in the Palm Springs area. Never disappoints.

AJ
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our reservation was easy to make, and we showed up a few minutes early. Led to a table, we were asked about drinks, but not given menus. The drinks came, but the waiter who was for our table only a little later showed up with menus. The service was otherwise timely, and the food very good, but we did not understand the delay in getting the menus. Oh, well; we will undoubtedly be back!

F
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb

r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was incredibly attentive and nice

SB
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was fabulous food over the top great A must place to go. We will be back

OD
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite the nicest PS restaurant we have tried. Pleasant room. Great service, food and wine list.

F
Palm Springs
63 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great arugula salad with prosciutto and cheese and pear. Wonderful chicken curry, which I have had before and always enjoy. Trio of special deserts. Attentive service, nice atmosphere. What could be better?

R
Palm Springs
58 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johannes always delivers. Great food and ambience. Very nice option in downtown Palm Springs.

BA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Schnitzel is as good as advertised. Rack of lamb didn't disappoint either. Service was great too.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice hidden jewel in PS central. Very good food & service.

g
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was taking my boyfriend, I had been there before but he had not. He loved it.

RM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seating in the main dining room is far quieter than outside the kitchen, where our party was seated. Noise, foot traffic, people bumping into our seats detracted from an otherwise nice meal.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and service - one of the best restaurants in Palm Springs

f
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had dinner there celebrating a birthday. The food was very good and food menu prices were not unreasonable but I thought that the wine prices were elevated.

RM
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

weird .... the maitre d’ made NO eye contact with us or any other patrons entering he establishment - the decor/color palette is dated and needs to be updated. The two sitting options that we were offered (for a 5:45 reso) was the table nearest the restrooms or in the back corner of a back room with no windows... we opted for bar seating. Once that decision was made the rest of the evening was fairly pleasant ... the waitstaff were friendly and attentive and the bar menu schnitzel was very good (although a $5 surcharge for sauce seemed excessive). A chocolate mousse dessert special was not so mousse like - it was hard and chalky. Would we go back? Only if we wanted to sit at a bar for dinner .... and we’d skip dessert.

NG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our favorite in Palm Springs.

SB
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a nice dinner a Johannes. Highly recommended!

DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an unexpectedly great meal. Austrian and Asian sounds weird but you can be as adventurous (or not) as you want. Loved the schnitzel and the daily specials.

AB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Johannes! Great food, amazing atmosphere. Looking forward to eat at Johannes soon!

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the NYE fixed menu. Exotic flavors and great presentation and service. We loved our dishes and service was amazing!

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