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Manhattan in the Desert - Palm Springs

4.4
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596 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
This popular New York Style Deli serves up amazing deli sandwiches, soups and salads and much more - huge menu, huge portions.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 596 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipToby
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just moved to PS from LA. Was missing our favorite breakfast place until we discovered Manhattan in the Desert. Felt like coming home. Wonderful staff and the menu put our old favorite to shame. We’re hooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy eating there on our trips to Palm Springs. The place was very empty due to COVID. They offered outside seating which was great. We enjoyed our meal and the misters kept the area nice and cool!

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HappyGuest
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service! Great menu variety. Would return often!

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vipTyler
27 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our perfect getaway for Sunday Brunch. Service is exceptional with a plethora of food choices to choose from. Ramon is always pleasant & the team of servers coordinated a perfect meal.

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vipsavannahtraveler2013
Philadelphia
131 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at M in the D for BREAKFAST. Delicious. The French Toast was amazing, and the sausage links were
ab delicious. My companion had the Bagel and Lox appetizer plate. Delicious and huge. plenty of lox, capers,
onions, etc.
Will be back for breakfast, and going there today for another fantastic lunch.

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BerndM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great! Food and service was like always great! Hope things never change, would like to see cannoli in stock more often!

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vipDaisy
Minneapolis
103 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good deli food- 6.99 for a cup of soup???
Too bad the prices are so high.
Pastrami and corned beef very moist and delicious.
Turkey very dry.

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vipTyler
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

out standing menu with an abundance of choices.. Delicious & Amazing service

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vipRodentUK
London
44 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff great service

Sat at the counter and it was a pleasure

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RichardK
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been in CV for over 32 years. Manhattan in the Desert consistently performs in value, quality and service. We were 4 for dinner, we all had something different, soup, salad, sandwich and pasta. Great meal and service.

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vipCdps
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Cobb salad was horrible

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great, courteous service and good food.

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vipReviewer
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio - - - didn't know it was there!

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Geoffd
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever. Very tasty food, good service, nice atmosphere.

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vipsavannahtraveler2013
Philadelphia
131 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a wonderful lunch. Brought 2 friends, 1st time there, loved it.

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vipTyler
28 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our SUNDAY Brunch escape. Food is excellent & the Staff can't be any better !

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1foodiefirst
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Loved the patio. It was more peaceful out there on a Sunday afternoon. The only thing I could say we were unhappy about was the long wait for our food. We also had a hard time getting our check and then paying it. But the pastrami was heavenly and I would return for that again!

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Gary
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Large menu. Good quality. Good tasting. Decor appears to have been recently spruced up

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CathyC
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit! We had seen them on Guy Fieri, Diners, Drive ins and Dives. We ordered the corned beef sandwich on a kaiser roll and the beef brisket dinner. The matzo ball soup that came with the brisket was delishious and the fresh fruit that came with the corned beef was super fresh. Our waitress was super friendly, as was the staff at the bakery counter. We will definitely be back!

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John
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manhattan's In The Desert is a great place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Consistently GREAT food and service! Very moderately priced $$.

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vipRalphP
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had the meatloaf sandwich with potato salad. The sandwich gets a B+, the potato salad an A.

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vipTyler
28 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always delicious & wonderful service
word to the wise.
Make a reservation as it's a gem & always crowded

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vipAndrewS
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice but Sherman’s is way better. Place needs a remodel and a good clean

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DougB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have not eaten at a good Deli since I left Chicago and to my surprise I found the deli here. This place can keep up with the some of best places that I have visited in chi town. I can say enough about this place I will tell everybody I know about this place.

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vipDDianeM
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love it here. The staff is always great and you can't beat the food. We went for Valentine's Day dinner. They had a special price of $38. and change for 2 people or $19. and change for 1. You had a choice of soup or salad; prime rib, salmon, or chicken and pasta; dessert was a chocolate cake for two in the shape of a heart, with the words My Love. It was very tasty. I had their sweet and sour cabbage soup (which is why I go there), the salmon (was so moist and tasty); while my husband had the caesar salad and prime rib (which you hardly had to chew). We enjoyed and hardly spoke as we were enjoying our food too much.

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vipKananiK
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Huge menu selection. Winner!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I had Turkey with gravy, taste not very enticing, quite a good atmosphere but food not up to standard. We eat out most nights so feel our judgement is reasonable.

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Cliff was friendly, very attentive, and gave great suggestions for the us getting the Reuben. So delicious! Love the pickles too. All wonderful. We’ll be back when we visit From SD again.

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vipsavannahtraveler2013
Philadelphia
131 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back to M in the Desert on this trip to Palm Springs. This is a must do place for lunch etc...
Have to try their breakfasts’. Menu looks great.
Will be back at least a few more times this trip to CA.
Never disappoints. Except they were out of their BearClaws.
The best in the area. Maybe next time.

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vipSandyjk
Los Angeles
292 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Plenty of delicious food in every order. The perfect deli experience!

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vipReviewer
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

What a total 180 degree reversal!!! Went here a few years ago and didn't have a great experience. A friend said... we should give it another try (apparently some new management or something???). Anyway... they were right - wow! Outstanding service, great food, nice clean friendly environment. We'll be back. Great job Manhattan in the Desert. You've instantly become one of our "go to" restaurants in town!

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Tommy
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great food, great service, and friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Albert does a great job as Manager and the staff is amazing
We love Manhattan in the Desert for any occasion

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vipDaveH
Boise
57 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Huge menu with just about everything you could want. Our waitperson was outstanding.
A bit on the bright side, but good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful diner in the desert - we just love it here

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vipFoodlover2
Kansas City
64 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!!! I LOVE their salmon salad and the Reuben can’t be beat!

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vipKevinS
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Love the salads! The sandwiches are also excellent as is the desserts.

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vipStan
Minneapolis
74 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! We enjoyed a delicious breakfast (tastiest omelette in memory). Service was excellent. We’d return!

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MaxH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We are regulars here and everything was as expected

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McaBeam
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We hadn't been to this restaurant for dinner in a long time. We were disappointed in the food. One of us ordered the fish and chips. The fish was okay, but the French fries were soft and doughy instead of crisp. Worst was the spaghetti with meat sauce. No flavor at all! Fortunately, the waiter offered to remove the charge for the latter, which we appreciated. This place is good for breakfast, but we can't recommend it for dinner.

FAQs

Manhattan in the Desert - Palm Springs does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Manhattan in the Desert - Palm Springs also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 322-3354.

Manhattan in the Desert - Palm Springs is rated 4.4 stars by 596 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.