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About Manhattan in the Desert - Palm Springs

This popular New York Style Deli serves up amazing deli sandwiches, soups and salads and much more - huge menu, huge portions.

2665 East Palm Canyon Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Sunday thru Thursday: 7:00am - 9:00pm Friday and Saturday: 7:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Farrell

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 322-3354

Website:
http://manhattaninthedesert.com/

Catering:
We cater any event, big or small.

Additional:
Beer, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Reserve our back room for special occasions.

Manhattan in the Desert - Palm Springs Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

3.7

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Casual (6)
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Comfort Food (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, Liz was a wonderful waitress. Great menu and Liz was very patient and did a great job explaining the great items we ordered

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Manhattan in the Desert is a wonderful “go-to” place for Deli-style food and many other options. Having been to every deli restaurant in the area, Manhattan in the Deli remains our favorite. Huge portions! Service is always warm, friendly, and professional.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Getting too expensive

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We ordered a beef dip, and a Reuben sandwich. Both of us had terrible stomach problems the next day . These are sandwiches we order often when out for a causal meal. Can only assume this restaurant uses a lot of MSG .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This is a true oasis: variety and service with scrumptious breakfast options. A terrific diner without the low-rent ambience (or the annoying noise level) of a New York experience. And the pastry options at the checkout counter are tempting enough to seduce even the most steadfast dieters!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food is just average —I have eaten there several times —and over priced. Service is good.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very fast service. We had a movie to get to and the waitress was right on it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I showed up for my reservation and they didn't have ti in the books so didn't get credit. Even though I had a confirmation and you sen me this review request.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Long line up when we arrived. Thank goodness for Opentable!
Our server was great, the food was great, the menu was huge! There’s something for everyone here.

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 (Boise)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Somewhat disappointed this time. But I will get over it because it just doesn’t happen often. I ordered the steak sandwich medium. It was well done. Didn’t get the onion rings that were suppose to be included. Oh well ... next time.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I had a fabulous corned beer sandwich with delicious Cole slaw. I was very happy. The matzoh ball soup was good too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Overall a nice lunch but was disappointed that they no longer have a full bar and the wine is very limited

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Manhattan never disappoints. Breakfast is out of this world but so are the multiple lunch and dinner or snack offerings. The Bakery ...well if you can resist the home made goodies you are a better person that I am

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is our favorite deli in the area, and there are several good delis from which to choose. It is spacious, comfortable, reasonably-priced, and with super-friendly service. The "buzz" is amicable and otherwise terrific.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I've been there several times and have never been disappointed in either service or food. Manhattan of the Desert is as close to a real deli with a hip vibe and great staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 3, 2017

A wide menu, expansive hours, and a roomy and pleasant interior ensure that's Manhattan in the Desert is always a good choice, especially for "comfort food." Large portions (a hallmark of the region) do not disappoint here, and the quality is consistently good, as well.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 27, 2017

OverAll good experience
Service was outstanding food plentiful

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 7, 2017

So good that we ate here twice on our 5-day trip to Palm Spring with 4 teenagers! Will be back the next time we are in town!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Close to home. Nice and comfortable friendly great food and lots of it

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We made reservations on July 15 via Open Table for 4people at 7pm. Because of an accident on east Hwy 111 ( east of the restaurant) where the police closed traffic at 6:50pm, the manager decided to close the restaurant altogether . Four cars pulled up to the parking lot and were told the place was closing leaving us to find alternate dining venues. Two other cars pulled in as we were leaving. Clearly, they didn't care that most Palm Springs residents live WEST of Manhattan in the Desert. And they never bothered to call us on our mobiles that were added to the Open Table reservation. Poor judgement and customer service! They would never have done this if it were high season. But screw the local year round residents!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We visited from the UK for the first time after reading favourable reviews on Trip Advisor. Staff were friendly, polite and not over attentive. Food was lovely and plentiful. Definitely recommend eating here and will go again on future visits.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Love Manhattan Deli. ...great food ... large portions ...amazing desserts

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 4, 2017

What a friendly, pleasant, and refreshing experience! Great service and very large portions, with a cute decor. We will return very often!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food was average at best, a New York deli style restaurant with a very large menu. Service was also average. A deli sandwich at $12.00 is overpriced!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Best place for every event. Incredible food and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Fun, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Casual, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Pastrami is as good as it gets. Rye bread delicious!
Lox and bagels is another outstanding dish.
Our favorite place for breakfast lunch and dinner when we want a casual outing.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We visited this past Saturday and were severely disappointed. Our service was poor to say the least. Our server decided to not write down our order, which is not an issue is you get the order correct. However, only the kids' meals came out correctly. The food was subpar, even down to the chicken noodle soup. My egg cream came unmade with a side of seltzer. Everyone was disappointed with their lunch from the worst reuben to dry and bland egg salad. When we went to pay, the server took our credit card but it took going to the hostess station for her to bring it back to us. Will not return.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 6, 2017

The food is always good, fast and prepared correctly.. Every time we've been here the staff has always been nice and friendly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We dine here a lot and it's always consistently great. Super friendly service and great food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Portions are too big. Turkey burger, Cobb salad both good. Triple decker too dry and almost impossible to eat because of its size.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Always great. Sandwiches are HUGE! For those who want lighter fare, I recommend soup and 1/2 sandwich. The half sandwich is as big as most regular restaurant sandwiches. The matzo ball soup (w/ an added kreplach known as Mish Mash Soup) is my favorite but on a hot day, try the borscht, excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Excellent waitress and salads. It was a friends bday and we were both astonished at the size of dessert they gave her.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This restaurant is just ok, we had the pastrami sandwich which was very salty to me. There was nothing healthy to eat on the menu, so I considered this a cheat day since it was Mothers Day. The service was good, the decor was old and run down with torn seat cushions. It was clean but the restaurant needs a major update inside. They also need to update and add a healthy section to the menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Had an EXCELLENT breakfast here! Food was relish! Service was great and speedy. Would recommend and will come back again next time I am in Palm Springs!

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 12, 2017

First time and I will come back. The Corned Beef on rye was excellent. Not to much fat and lots for the money. Cole Slaw was also good. Tried the NY Cheesecake and it was good also.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2017

I have been there several times before over the past couple of years. Prices have increased. Food is average at best. I will not be going back. I think they may have changed management including the kitchen.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We appreciate the ability to make a reservation here. It's tough to land a table on weekend mornings. We were a party of seven, including one in a high chair. Service was great, two servers took our order, food arrived promptly. Tasty stuff. We'll be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Antipasto salad was so so, no olives, to much lettuce, and cold cuts cut to thick.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 20, 2017

White fish salad was very tasty as was the LEO. Service was friendly and attentive.
Decor is welcoming.
I only wish the bagels had been more like those found in Manhattan.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Always a nice experience, the pickles are a plus...and topping it off with and an oatmeal raisin cookie

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