About Peaks Restaurant

Peaks Restaurant
A unique dining experience emphasizing fresh ingredients with a fundamental culinary approach. World-Class views accompany savory cuisine that will please a variety of tastes. Chef driven seasonal menus feature Natural Meats, Poultry, Fresh Seafood, and Local Produce from the Coachella Valley. Selections range from Hearts of Romaine Caesar to Classic Bacon and Avocado Blue Cheese Burger, Beet and Ricotta Fettuccini to 10oz Natural Filet Mignon. An approachable California Wine List features over 40 labels.

One Tramway Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Firday - Saturday 5:00pm -8:00pm

Cross Street:
Palm Canyon Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 325-4537

Website:
http://www.pstramway.com/

Catering:
At an elevation of 8,516 feet above sea level, the Tramway’s Mountain Station is surrounded by the beautiful 14,000-acre Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area. There are several options for your banquet needs.

Parking Details:
Public Parking Available on site.

Executive Chef:
George Charbel

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Have a “culinary experience above the clouds” at Peaks Restaurant at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Peaks Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.9

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4.0

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4.1

value

3.7

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Quiet

78% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (33)
Good for a Date (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
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Special Occasion (15)
Romantic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Casual (9)
Fun (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Business Meals (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Waterfront (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 15 hours ago

We have been visiting Peaks every year now for the last four years for our anniversary. We went the first time just on a whim because we thought it would be fun to take the tram up to the top of the mountain and have dinner but were pleasantly surprised by the excellent quality of food and the service staff that we found at the restaurant. Every year we return on your anniversary now as a tradition and our meal is always memorable and of the best quality possible… Many people think that the restaurant might be more tourist oriented because of its location however that could not be farther from the truth… This is probably one of the nicest dining experiences in the Palm Springs area! And the double cut pork chop is the most amazing that I’ve ever had anywhere! Peaks will satisfy even the most discriminating foodie!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 15 hours ago

Chef needs to learn how to cook a steak. Every steak was way over cooked

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had such a horrible experience. My skirt steak was like rubber we returned our mandarin salad because it just tasted like watercress bad flavor and our beef tartar appetizer was horrible but our Bloody Mary drink was delicious and our Godiva double chocolate cake was great too. So we ended up paying $156.57 for the horrible meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Beautiful location on top of a mountain overlooking Palm Springs. Terrific food as well. Best meal on a 9 day trip of the southwest.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great view and atmosphere !

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was not happy with choosing this place for dinner & celebrating my boyfriends birthday. The food was great but I think the staff lacked professionalism nor did they care to have an interest in what brought us into their restaurant. Even though we had a reservation we still had to wait 15 mins to be seated & once we were sitted it still took a long time to place our orders for drinks & food.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I ended up having the meatloaf which was delicious my girlfriend had the fillet it was amazing and my son had clam chowder .our server Travis was great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Outstanding experience for a birthday party with family and friends. Service was prompt and courteous. Professional yet casual dining experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Casual, People Watching, Organic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Its very Cozy and Drinks and View around ..I treated to my man ‘s Bday ..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great value and everything was suberb. Our server Scott was excellent. Will definitely come back!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were not expecting much based on the comments so maybe that affected our review. However, the food was surprisingly good and the view was amazing. Based on the waiter’s comments he had not tried any of the menu items, which was disappointing. The appearance of the place reminded me of long-standing, low bidder vendors in national parks. So we were pleasantly surprised when the meal that came out was well-prepared and seasoned. We would go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Pleasantly surprised. Waitstaff was very cool!!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent staff, delicious food, breath taking view. Loved it!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Fun, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A very pleasant experience and food was all delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Nice atmosphere and views. Good service. Wine selection was limited and pricey for the quality of wine. We had the fillet minion and it was cooked properly but not seasoned. Their beef is grass fed but we wouldn't have known if we didn't ask the server because its not specified on the menu. We also have gluten and dairy free limitations and it was tough to navigate the ingredients because there is no information on the menu.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This restaurant is located at the top of the Palm Springs Tram. It is great for brunch when taking the tram up to the lodge. Great views.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

At first, my husband and I were skeptical because the appetizer we ordered was not that great, and the prices were pretty high. Then we got a standard Brick Chicken meal and it also was not good. Even the potatoes were poorly cooked. Then on my burger, they put the wrong type of cheese on their (Even though it still tasted pretty good). We eventually realized that the nice couple next to us had ordered before us, but we got our food first. We come to find, after we had already started eating our meals, that they had given us THEIR meal, which is why we got our food first! We had actually ordered the exact same thing!
We were about to give up, so we actually told the waiter that the chicken was not that great and we would like to take It off our bill.
He then offered us a complimentary dessert on the house.
He apologized for the chicken and willingly took the chicken off our bill. When we got our check, we were pleasantly surprised because he had not only taken the chicken off our bill, but he also covered our $8 dessert. Our bill only came out to $37 for two people with an appetizer, and dessert. And the dessert was SOOO GOOD!
Because of their kindness, the whole night turned around for us and we really enjoyed our meal. They were very accommodating when we had an issue. For that reason, I would highly recommend this restaurant. Just don't order the bruschetta appetizer or the brick chicken :-)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Make a reservation, restaurant was busy and without a reservation you would have a wait. Had the tuna poke appetizer and the blue bacon burger with Cream Brule for dessert. All were very good and would go again and order the same. Chris the waiter was very good and attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had my birthday dinner here and they were cool about us being 10 minutes late. No outdoor seats by so that was lame.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had reservations made a month a head of time for 630. We arrived at 615. We were not seated until 710. 2 other tables were seated after us and received water as soon as they sat down. We had to for our waitress and asked twice before we finally got water. For a restaurant with upscale prices our waitress was not even polite. Let alone helpful. They must not depend on return customers due to the location but at least I am able to leave a review

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved it! Absolutely worth the wait and time! Make sure to make reservations before going!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was not very good. Night as well go to the cafe. View is good not great. Only befit is the cocktails.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food needs to get better. Burger was a pre made patty. They serve some of the same food as the buffet at double the price. Hostess was not very inviting. It was our anniversary and they did not mention one thing, I put it in the notes of our reservation. Wait staff was fabulous and view was amazing.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The view is priceless, a must do once dining experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Ordered the Caesar Salad with grilled chicken. Really didn't need to add the chicken, the salad was bountiful with a fair amount of dressing. Our waiter was very attentive and never let our water glass go half empty, or half full. The tram ride up was wonderful with a rotating platform so that you can get views from every angle. Highly recommend this restaurant and trip to San Jacinto Peak from Palm Springs.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Took my wife here for our Anniversary. She had the flatbread pizza, and I had the meatloaf. Food was delicious and delivered to us in a timely manner. Staff was attentive and polite. There was a decent selection of wine and craft beers and a small dessert menu. Moderate to expensive prices, but I felt the food and experience justified the cost.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food. Great view. Great service. Great experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Outstanding views, good food and service - it was a most enjoyable experience!

Tags: Scenic View, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I had the pork chops with mashed potatoes and gravy with apple sauce and a vegetable. My co hubby ordered the salmon. Both dishes were excellent, for desert we had the creme brulee which was outstanding. Service was excellent. If you go to the top of Mt San Jacinto on the Tram I highly recommend eating here

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We were on vacation in Palm Springs, and the aerial tram was not to be missed. Peaks Restaurant was at the top of the tram. We had lunch there. Great views. Great food. The waiter could have been more attentive. After some hiking, a great place to have a meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Service was barely average and the server took way too long for everything , like getting our drink refills and did not bring us a to go box so we had to ask another hostess/busser. Also, the server had lower energy and seemed to be off. The park chop was delicious, and the steak was also tasty but everything else was just average. The only reason we would go back is because this is the only fine dining restaurant at the top of the mountain, other than the cafe. If there was another one, we wouldn't go back, especially since it was a little but not terribly overpriced.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Nice views. Sitting on the top of the mountain. Food and service were good. Nice to have a place to eat on the top of the mountain.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Go for the view and maybe for the food and not really for the dining experience. Definitly a tourist place. Its an amazing view with ok food. The salads were really great - meat loaf and steaks... well just ok not super high priced but not great. We went for the last seating at 1900 on a Monday night. It was very quiet and not many people up there so we did not experience the crowds. They definitely pack you into the tram. On the way up we were with maybe 10 people and we were all able to see all the views. On the way down it was packed and a little claustrophobia set in for my wife.

I would do it again but maybe target the place for a larger party type event or appetizers and eat at one of the many great places in Palm Springs.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

I received the worst service at this restaurant. My friend I got seated and ordered our food right away. We ordered two burgers. We waited over 40 minutes to get our food. Also people who were seated after us and ordered at least 20 minutes after we did, got there food before we did. One couple got seated after us, ordered after us, received their food before we did, and got there check before our food even got out. Let's not mention they ordered two burgers as well. Scott was a server and he checked on us once letting us know there a mix up in the kitchen, after we already waited 30 minutes. Once we got our food, he never returned to our table. We asked one of the busers for our check since we could not locate him. He checked on another table before getting to us and took his time returning our bill. I understand mistakes happen, but the fact that Scott did not even try to inform us immediately or even pay attention us is just horrible customer service. The ambiance was amazing, but was ruined by the horrible service. Hands down my worst experience ever.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very unhappy with our experience. My food was pretty much raw had to send back. My sister's salad there was a huge hair found. We had to get up and get our own refill on our beverages. Very disappointed

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Awesome food and the waitress was one of the best! We'll be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 28, 2017

While the view is breathtaking, there is no added value to dining here than the other options - including your own brown bag. The windows were covered with flies and their dead compadres on the windowsills, the bread was beyond stale, meat undercooked, portions embarrassingly small and the service lackluster. Disappointing meal for a birthday occasion.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Atop Mt San Jacinto the view cannot be beat! Food very nicely prepared - the star for me was the ahi poke appetizer with Wakame! WOW! Salmon was OK but not dazzling. Greens and quinoa on side were wonderful. Service was efficient and done very well. Beautiful venue with amazing view!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I know that you're at the top of the mountain so expectations should not be that high. However, the way they describe the restaurant is so much different from the actual product. This is NOT fine fining by any measure. Everything is old and tired and, I hate to say it, a little bit dirty. It's like you're grandma' house now that she's too old to really take of things. Food wasn't bad bit pricey for the experience. Overall, I'd recommend getting food from the cafeteria and finding an outside table - better food, better view and less expensive.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fabulous meal with incredible views! There is no chance of being disappointed by this unique location. The steaks are incredible and staff very friendly and efficient. We will return!

Tags: Hot Spot
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