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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Be our guest this Thanksgiving; we are now taking reservations! Let Chef Johannes do the cooking this time around! 3 Course / $75 Per Person. Served From 5pm-10pm. Children under 12, Price Fix $32. Vegetarian Dishes Available Upon Request

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Be our guest Christmas Eve; we are now taking reservations! Let Chef Johannes do the cooking this time around! Special menu coming soon!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Be our guest New Years Eve; we are now taking reservations! Let Chef Johannes do the cooking this time around! Special menu coming soon!

Johannes Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (28)
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Authentic (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for a Date (25)
Notable Wine List (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Romantic (17)
Casual (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Business Meals (11)
People Watching (10)
Fun (9)
Cozy (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Organic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, excellent service ever time! Don’t miss this place for a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

THe service is probably one of the best in Palm Springs. They even knew to refill water glasses by taking the glass off the table first- not thrusting the jug above the table and pouring. The timing of everything worked: drinks first, menus, specials descriptions- time to look at the menu then order taking. THe food was not rushed and the support staff (bussers) also did not removed finished plates UNTILL ALL WERE FINISHED THEIR COURSE! (This seems to be a forgotten observation of curtesy lost today when bussers swipe up plates, cutlery, condiments before the ENTIRE table has finished eating.

The food was clean, clear, uncomplicated and authentic and of great value.

I thoroughly enjoyed my first time at Johannes and will return soon hopefully!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

It was painfully loud with terrible acoustics and we left immediately after serving and
Celebrated the birthday else where. VERY difficult to carry on a conversation with the noise

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

We have been coming for aprox 14 years, the three has had a considerable decline in quality of food and drinks
We have recommended has the best martinis in the Desert, but this last one was all syrup, terrible
The Schnitzel was greasy, that I was ill once I arrived home
Very disappointing
Max E Andrews

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great meal and nice atmosphere. They were three of us standing together and we each truly enjoyed our entrée as well as the incredibly tasty wild mushroom soup and a house salad. The Apple strudel was fantastic. We had nothing but praise for our meals, and for the whole experience of the evening. . We also appreciated the open feeling of the dining room.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Date night

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Wiener Schnitzel is perfect - we are from Switzerland have been here several times in the last years and always liked it very much. This time we took my niece and her husband who live in L. A. My niece is originally Austrian, leaving in the US for about 45 years. She did not no Johannes and will now a guest again, when she spends some days in Palm Springs.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was AMAZING

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vip
·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was the best meal we've had in Palm Springs. The food is really excellent! We shared an entree of crisp-roasted duck (succulent!) C had the shrimp cocktail which was superb, and I had the lovely cream of wild mushroom soup. We both succumbed to the tempting desserts: the berry sorbet with fresh berries and the creme brûlée.

We hope to eat here again before we leave Palm Springs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always enjoy our visits to Johannes. However, it's time they changed their menu! Some dishes too, like the tuna main, are rather sweet.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent service and food quality.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We enjoyed our second visit more than our first. Had some bar menu entrees. Just the right amount of food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

I am a long time Palm Springs resident but only started frequenting Johannes last year. It is my new favorite restaurant, especially if you love schnitzel.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
·Dined on November 5, 2017

Johannes used to be by far the best restaurant in Palm Springs. I also used to recommend it often...
The food has definitely gone down hill, but even more than that, the server was curt, rude, and carried a large, unfriendly attitude. I thought the restaurant business was supposed to be part of the HOSPITALITY industry. Sadly, not much hospitality here. Nothing chides more than having your loyal patronage not only feel unappreciated, but be met with condescension and disrespect. This is not the first time this has happened at Johannes, but it was the last... I will never go back.

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vip
·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food wine and service fantastic... best place in PS, always consistently amazing...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, great Austrian wine list, fabulous service. A must go place in Palm Springs.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

This is a Bavarian restaurant that tries a little too hard. This is a small, noisy place with cramped seating. Their pumpkin curry soup was outstanding. The parsley pate as a spread for the nice German bread was not a winner. Beautiful cut of lamb chops were roasted to perfection, but the sauce detracted from the flavors. Their trademarkbwiener schnitzel was tender, buttery and more than ample. Staff tended to be officious, more focused on selling than serving.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Although not the most romantic or stunning dining room, it is more then made up for by the outstanding food. Best food in Palm Springs.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Highly recommended by a friend because it serves “the best schnitzel in town”. In this respect I am sure she is right. All our food was delicious, especially the Schnitzel, but the rest of our dining experience lacked the other things which make a restaurant good.
We had a slightly condescending & cold “welcome” from the Maitre d. Possibly because we were obviously tourists, English & possibly because we are a middle-aged heterosexual couple. Whatever the reason, it was off-putting.
Then we were given the worst table in the place, right where the waiters rush in & out at the very back of the restaurant.
This restaurant is plain & modern with no frills & it is seriously lacking ambience, unless you count noise. Having no ‘soft’ furnishings they have put sound baffle panels suspended from the ceiling. They do not work.
So much as I dislike turning in a bad review despite good food, I cannot recommended Johannes as a great night out.

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vip
·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always excellent, long time gem but freshly eclectic and exciting. From greeting by George, to fabulous cocktails by Stephanie to flawless service by Daniel and the rest of the team, you’re sure to have a magical memorable experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always excellent. The best restaurant in a Palm Springs!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great meal and service, very nice setting and located near the action in downtown Palm Springs. The Brussels Sprouts salad is great, and the sole main course special was off the wall outstanding. The desert sampler was the perfect ending. Highly recommend.

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vip
·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always a must when in Palm Springs Great service, atmosphere and of course weiner schnitzel

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food is often heavily sauced. Wine list has many boutique wines but very few outstanding ones. DO NOT let them sit you in the hallway by the kitchen. The kitchen noise is annoying at best; untenable at uts worst. Sit in the main room or leave.

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vip
·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of the top 4 restaurants in Palm Springs. It is at the top of my list.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We stayed in Palm Springs for a week and enjoyed a dinner here. The sweet corn soup with crab was very good and the schnitzel was excellent.

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vip
·Dined on October 19, 2017

Friends reunion - a favorite of our guest visitor!

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vip
·Dined on October 18, 2017

Overall this was a good experience. The escargot were awesome, but served on a plate ! Really need to invest in the correct dish if it’s on your menu guys.

That aside, we enjoyed the meal.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Always reliable! Good comfort food with a slight adventuresome edge. Solid cocktails and wine list. It surprises me that there are still locals in PS who have never been there. They are always impressed and pleased. I keep going back (>10 years) because it's so satisfying. Service is impeccable; I suspect staff like to train there because they have dreams of having their own restaurants some day and they know that Johannes give them good experience.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were a party of six. The food was outstanding. The mushroom soup was the best I have ever had. Another diner ordered the spaetzle appetizer and raved about it. For an entree I had an evening special, the roast brauten which was flavorful and served with he creamiest, richest mashed potatoes I have ever had. Three others in the party had the goulash (another special) and all loved it. Definitely going back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Our wait service was amazing considering our waitress was handling at least 7 tables by herself. We both ordered the schnitzel which we could have shared one. Although the restaurant charges a split fee. But it may have been worth the extra fee to not be over stuffed. Food was good and tasty but I realized I'm not a schnitzel fan after this. The meal was just too heavy and filling. Loved the cold corn soup and cocktails were really good. I will try the place again but the bar area looked better to me with better prices.

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vip
·Dined on October 2, 2017

I absolutely love this restaurant. The food and service are phenomenal. Every time we are in Palm Springs we eat here. Love, Love, love it!!!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I picked this spot after looking at the menu on-line for my wife's birthday. All 6 of us in attendance loved it! Well done!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Quite an interesting menu. We tried some Austrian favorites. They have a selection of chicken, pork, veal entrees. The food was tasty.
The service was fast and friendly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Reserving and confirming was easy . . . they were very thorough and accommodating. The server that evening was excellent. The menu is a little too specific for my tastes but the food was very good. Unfortunately a table of six loud wine reps made a nice, quiet dinner with good friends almost unbearable. This happens all too often these days in Palm Springs. Restaurants are going to have to choose between low-key regulars and unruly visitors. Too often it seems they go for the latter. How hard is it to tell a table to keep it down?

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

So delicious! You have to try the Schnitzel with the lemon caper sauce!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
·Dined on September 27, 2017

Good food and service, terrible pipped music and boring environment- shame.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food, unlike previous visits, was mediocre last night.

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vip
·Dined on September 23, 2017

My favorite Palm Springs restaurant in Pslm Springs. Always amazing food; perfect service

Tags: Quick Bite, Authentic, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
·Dined on September 22, 2017

We went to Johannes with a friend who has eaten her many times. We went early & the place had just opened but we had plans for the street fair later so it was good to have an early dinner.

Everything we had was excellent. I had the fried oysters appetizer and a black cod preparation that was sublime. My wife had a chicken curry that was very generous and delectable. Our friend had the rack of lamb. He reported it was great and it looked it.

They have a fine wine list but I chose a Czech pilsner since I like Czech beers a lot and it was a fine choice. Desert was the apple strudel, which is highly recommended and it was outstanding.

We loved our meal and will come back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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