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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

3.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Comfort Food (7)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

So far my favorite deli style restaurant! The food was delicious, the portions were huge. We went for dinner on a Friday night and came back for breakfast on a Sunday. We can't wait to go back. Everything is fresh and home made and the menu is like a book! so much to choose from. You must eat here and bring your friends!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Manhattan in the Deli is a comfortable “go-to” place for delicious food in a friendly and casual atmosphere with very professional servers. We are always delighted to dine there!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service. Bathrooms smell bad and it carries into dining room.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent dinner at about $16
Very generous portions for two courses
Service is very friendly but sometimes they forget about what you’ve requested

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Mediocre food and friendly but infrequent service make this place not worth a second visit.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Extensive menu, literally something for every appetite. Generous portions. We had a very satisfying “comfort food” dinner. Atmosphere was not hectic, which was a welcome interlude in the busy holiday week.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Manhattan in the Desert continues to be the best deli in the area. Authentic flavors and brilliant service are their hallmarks. With a loyal following of locals and attracting tourists, alike, their "warm and friendly atmosphere," with no crowding or rushing, ensures that Manhattan in the Desert will be a favorite for a very long time.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great comfort food, great service, they just need a fuller bar...

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, People Watching, Late-night Find, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It seemed our server was over worked that day, we were basically ignored and had to ask others for help, usually it is a better experience

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Superb genuine deli food

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Best for lunch, huge portions. Breakfast food is not their strong point (Shermans has them beat many times over for breakfast).
Never had dinner there.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Don’t miss the cheesecake!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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