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Manhattan in the Desert - Palm Springs

4.1
395 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (8)
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This popular New York Style Deli serves up amazing deli sandwiches, soups and salads and much more - huge menu, huge portions.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Sunday thru Thursday: 7:00am - 9:00pm Friday and Saturday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(760) 322-3354
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We cater any event, big or small.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Farrell
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Special events & promotions
Reserve our back room for special occasions.
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 395 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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4.0
service
3.5
ambience
3.7
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Truly a taste of New York. The only thing missing was the bowl of pickles on the table.

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Firewire (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We are snowbirds and love Manhattan and drive from La Quinta to go there. They have great pizza as well as many other food options. The Palm Desert location is closer but we went there and they didn't have a pizza oven, so could not order the pizza. Everything we have tried is excellent and moderately priced, and the service is always good. This occasion was an 80th birthday celebration for a friend, and Armondo was an excellent server, bringing a complimentary dessert for the birthday girl. We recommend Manhattan in the Desert to all.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We are 4 sisters coming from out of town for a weekend together. The food was great and our waiter was FANTASTIC!!! Just a wonderful experience

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Bertie (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Diner style restaurant with average food served in abundant portions. Nothing to write home about.

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Sweetcin (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing! Monte Cristo sandwich, Carrot Cake French Toast! Delicious food, excellent service 1!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Did not really honor our reservation for brunch. forgot numerous order items. No efforts to make amends, no regrets. Try Shermans instead.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great experience server was wonderful.

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vipkarenb (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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!

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vipFrequentDiner (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 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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RJFOOD (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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viplsbtravel (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 4, 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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Clayton123 (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 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.

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vipFrequentDiner (Palm Springs)
4.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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vipArtH (Palm Springs)
3.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Superb genuine deli food

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
4.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Don’t miss the cheesecake!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  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

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vipFrequentDiner (Palm Springs)
4.0  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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vipGufud (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

Getting too expensive

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Popi (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on November 22, 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 .

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BillyLaLa (Los Angeles)
4.0  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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vipPenguin (San Francisco)
2.0  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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vipRick (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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vipdineswithwolves (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 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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rlang290 (Vancouver)
4.0  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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vipanacamor (Boise)
3.0  Dined on October 31, 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.

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Susan (Charleston)
5.0  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.

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