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About Johannes

Chef Johannes Bacher whose global modern European award-winning cuisine including his popular fan favorite “Wiener Schnitzel” has been a downtown Palm Springs staple for 18 years. 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”

196 South Indian Canyon
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern European, European, Austrian

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 5:00 - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Arenas

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 778-0017

Website:
http://www.johannesrestaurants.com/

Catering:
Personalized menus created especially for your event.

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.

Executive Chef:
Johannes Bacher

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
You can now book a private party, corporate event, graduation celebration, wedding reception, birthday and/or anniversary at Johannes Restaurant.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Love is in the air at Johannes offering three course prix fixe Valentines Menu.

Johannes Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (40)
Special Occasion (40)
Authentic (38)
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Creative Cuisine (36)
Good for a Date (29)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Notable Wine List (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Comfort Food (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Romantic (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Cozy (13)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Business Meals (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
People Watching (10)
Casual (9)
Healthy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Great Beer (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Organic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Highly recommend the schnitzel with lemon caper sauce!

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

As a repeat customer, I appreciate that the service is friendly and attentive but they don’t hover. They offer many choices (or substitutes) to cook the meals they offer, so everyone is happy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Best food in the valley. We live in Palm Springs and we enjoy going probably ever month. It is one of our absolute favorites. It is fine dining, but in a Palm Springs comfortable environment. The owner clearly knows what he is doing. The food is consistently some of the best you will find anywhere in Palm Springs. While casual, nice shorts and shirt for men would be appropriate, but t-shirts and swim shorts would be underdressed.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Truly exceptional, from the service to the food! Love this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

This dining experience was memorable to say the least. Everything was fabulous from drinks to desert. As a lover of sauce my veal scallopini with a truffle sauce was to die for. My husband had the ahi tuna which was incredible with a great sauce. Our appetizers of the fried oysters and brussell sprout salad was delicious. The menage a trois desert sampler was a delight as were our macchiatos and sangria and cocktails. The server was bubbly and enthusiastic. My only complaint was being put in the back room despite asking to be sat up front in the main dining area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great service. Wine list excellent. Duck and lamb entree’s were excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

WE ATE HERE LAST YEAR. THIS YEAR'S MEALS WERE DISAPPOINTING; VERY SMALL PORTION (TWO TABLESPOONS) OF TUNA AND AVOCADO FOR $14. RACK OF LAMB WAS BLAND, WITHOUT MUCH FLAVOR. HALIBUT ($42) ALSO DID NOT HAVE MUCH FLAVOR.
IT WAS DISAPPOINTING AND LEFT US WITH A BAD TASTE IN OUR MOUTHS. WE WON'T BE BACK.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our waist reds was wonderful and attentive. The endive salad and the spatter were delicious!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Perfect in every way...
What more could you say about this great spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Johannes has the best Wenner Schnitzel I have ever tasted! Fabulous dinner!!

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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 3, 2018

A wonderful find in Palm Springs! Outstanding food and good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Year’s Eve, so take this for what its worth.
We had 9:30 reservations. Waited 30 minutes. Got seated at the worst table and had to move (yes, there were other open tables even though we waited).
Immediately, we were told our server was leaving for the evening, even though she confirmed as our server for the evening when she called to confirm our reservations a week earlier. So, new server. Then, he wound up leaving too!
Food was good. The venison chops were outstanding as was the halibut.
Service was the issue and it was pretty bad. And they added a gratuity even though there were only 4 of us.
Just be cautious there on the service. Again it was NYE, but we were paying $119 pp, so we shouldn’t have been an afterthought.
And that is how it felt.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been there 5-6 times and are always pleased.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food, wine, service, and management were perfect!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Fun
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food. The wine selection was respectable yet approachable. Consider a few appetizers and split an entrée because the portion is large. Only disappointment was the coffee. Ask for a fresh pot and a pre-warmed cup as mine was only warm.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We came for dinner with 2 young kids. The restaurant did not offer a special kids menu but seemed to know what to recommend for the kids. It was very disappointing when they still charged the full price for the kids dishes. The food it self was just ok. The beer was great.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service continues to be the big stumbling block of this place.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Thank you for the excellent attention to detail, accommodating our request for changing tables to the bar window table and the server tonight had a great smile and cheerful attitude which deserved a great tip as a thank you for our first visit to this restaurant! Thank you

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was just as amazing as I️ remembered from many years ago. Johannes is an incredibly talented chef with a creative menu that doesn’t disappoint. Superb!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was incredible. Just awesome. Martinis, Malaysian meatballs, schnitzel, duck, strudel. Jesus, Joseph, and Mary! 2nd best meal of my life. Parking was impossible, though. Plan ahead. Took 20 min to park and walk to restaurant. But well worth it! Many gay men on dates made it fun, too!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best server in Palm Springs . Truly knows how to take care of guests

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Nice restaurant, Great food.
That said, they have a propensity to play loud saxophone squealing Jazz music. Not exactly what you want for the background of a romantic dinner. When you ask if they might change the music (and we love Jazz but not like this at dinner), the answer is No. When you ask if they might turn it down, it's a major undertaking. They are obviously focused on entertaining themselves, not their guests. Shame!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner was way overpriced- the feed was ok but nothing that justifies the $89pp price tag. It was “just ok” and not the special experience I hoped for

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was our first experience with Johannes (Christmas eve dinner). We took our family a party of six to celebrate Christmas eve. There was a fixed menu which was fine, however, the fixed price of $89.00 per person was way over priced. The bill for six was $732.00 included tax and tip,
alcohol purchased was one glass of wine and one mixed drink. I know it was Christmas eve but we felt $89.00 for a very average dinner was way over priced.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We visited the restaurant for Christmas Eve dinner. While the staff works hard and is friendly, everything was formulaic and lacked the extra flavor or personal touch. The meal was also just a degree above good, for example, the beef was very good but the balsamic reduction was extremely bitter as opposed to sweet. Words spoken by the staff were limited to the basic order taking and asking about the food. Just a little more effort in the preparation of the food and making the guest feel welcome throughout dinner would greatly improve this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything about Johannes is nice, but he food is exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

When we visit Palm Springs we always make time for your restaurant. Food is delicious service exceptional. Thank you

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 20, 2017

One of our most favorite restaurants in Palm Springs. Great kitchen and service. We eat here at least twice when we are here for our annual visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We are foodies and we are Austrian so this might be critical. Cauliflower/lobster bisque delicious. I guess never enuf lobster. Aurugula/pear salad very nice, nothing different but it was well done. Opah, a little dry, too much sauce. Lamb was chewy but nicely prepared. Shrimp cocktail had a lovely presentation and delicious. Tried some of the Austrian food, Yeager shnitzel and cheese spaetzl surprisingly wonderful. Sorry if I goofed up the spelling. Our waitress was pleasant, serviced us reasonably well and not very friendly. No time for “pleasantries”. Just got the food out and the bill. Good wine and beer list.
This was my third time to this restaurant. My other two experiences were better.
Oh and I forgot the apple strudel is terrible, 🍎and no Sacher torte. (Famous from Vienna)
Diane

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Johannes is extraordinary. Their legendary Wienerschnitzel and Spaetzel are equal to or better than those I've enjoyed in Europe, and others in the group who ordered one of several specials were also quite impressed. There also were quite a few variations on the schnitzel theme on a special menu. We were too full for dessert, but the strudel served at the next table looked luscious.

Our server was friendly, attentive and always nearby but not intrusive. All of the food and drinks arrived at just the right time.

There's no shortage of great restaurants in Palm Springs and the other desert communities, but this one is well worth driving a few extra miles. It's a relatively small, intimate space so reservations are a good idea -- especially when the temperature isn't conducive to outdoor dining.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Easily one of the top 5 restaurants in PS
Outstanding cuisine!!
Something for everyone
Great cocktails
Superb service

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Johannes was excellent as usual. Superb Schnitzel, the best mussels ever, wonderful service. Johannes is totally consistent and excellent. The servers, especially Berry, know their patrons and provided consistent, excellent friendly service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We always enjoy Johannes. The food and service are stellar!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always a must when we are in Palm Springs. Staff is always friendly and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The main drawback for us was HOW LOUD THE MUSIC PLAYED - the entire time we were there. WAY too loud jazz constantly. We were completely unable to have a conversation between the 2 of us. Otherwise I would have given this 5 stars but we won't be back again because I felt like my ears were ringing afterward

Tags: Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great menu, friendly service and delicious food!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Made open table res for 6 pm for two. Arrogant hostess gave us a choice of table by the toilets or outside. We sat outside on a miserable patio with no heaters. Did not enjoy dry and crispy chicken schnitzel no flavor. Could not wait to get out of there. Enjoyed a great show at the Copa however. Would not recommend Johanne’s to anyone!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fantastic experience

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food and service was spot on and the menu and ambiance were amazing

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Backroom where we dined was not charming.

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