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About 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.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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
Palm Canyon Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Public Parking Available on site.
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
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Have a “culinary experience above the clouds” at Peaks Restaurant at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
Peaks Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
It didn’t matter that we had reservations through Open Table - they never acknowledged them and did not seat us near a great view as requested. And we asked about it so we were moved a bit closer but then we got a note from Open table stating we had not shown up! We had!
Food was alright and waitress was very pleasant
Excellent venue for a special occasion and to enjoy a special meal. Pricey, although main dishes offered good portions. The appetizers were too expensive, with very little provided. Had we known this, we would have skipped the appetizers. We ordered two of them. The waiter could have been more attentive, as he kept forgetting one of our party's drink refill and never asked if we wanted more alcoholic beverages after our first one when we were seated. All around, a good experience.
I wasn’t t expecting terrific food , I’d read enough on yelp saying it was not good, but I was ok with that as I wanted to go for the view and experience; but even so it really does need updating. I had the brick chicken which was cooked to perfection but was served with potatoes and yellow parsnip was the vegetable! Terrible choice ! Where was the green, broccoli spinach or zucchini! The martini was sugar syrup, no alcohol in it that I could taste. This is Palm Springs home of the Martini!! How did they manage that ! The portabello flatbread was great, tho too much Brie overall. And the bruschetta was chunky and way too garlicky with no herbs , couldn’t eat it. The view was the winner and our waitress was fabulous!
I wish it was better as I would’ve gone again with visitors and friends, but not until someone with a vision brings it into the realm of a magical destination that it deserves.
The restaurant's main draw is the view of the Coachella valley. The food was average and there isn't much of a selection. The restaurant was crowded with some large parties and that really negatively affected service. All that being said, the brownie sundae dessert was amazing.
As a couple on vacation for the 1st time in Palm Springs a lot of people told us to go eat here for the view 8,500+ feet high. Well the view was just the lights of the city since it was dark.
Also when you have a reservation I think it should be known you still have to pay $26.50 per person to ride the team to the top of the mountain. Again you see darkness & twinkling city lights. There should be a voucher to refund your tram ride.
Get there & very few people eating. We were all pretty much crowded at 1 end of the restaurant. Given our menus then waited 15 minutes for anybody to come by to either give us water or take our order. Meanwhile there were 2 waiters serving the tables on either side of us. We must’ve been invisible to them?
When our waiter brought our water he was going to drop & leave. My wife said we’d like to order dinner & drinks now too & he didn’t have his pad to write on. So he had to come back. After we ordered the waiter asked if we’d like a bread tray? Yes! Well our Wedge Salads came 15 mins later & still no bread or my Iced Tea & my wife’s glass of wine. We asked for substitutions on the wedge which they did with no problem.
The waiter came by with our drinks about 5 minutes later, (he didn’t deliver the salads) & looked at our table & my wife said we still didn’t get the bread tray. We’ve been there over a 1/2 hour at this point with poor service.
Finally our dinners arrived at 7:45pm. How do I know? Because I looked at my watch because the staff were cleaning tables & putting the chairs up on the tables, including the table next to us, as they closed at 8pm. My Flat Iron Steak was good, not great, but my wife’s chicken was not cooked well. It was ‘Rubbery’. The side dishes of vegetables & potatoes were small portions. We decided not to send her chicken back because we figured if they were closing up the dining area it would be highly doubtful the chef would want to re-cook the meal.
In all it was overpriced & don’t waste your time going!
This had to be the worst dining we have ever experienced!! We are from Texas and my husband always had wanted to dine and ride the Tram, it was my husbands birthday and we made reservations, and waited and waited to be greeted by our waiter and the usual pre ordering chit chat with a glass of water and the usual bread basket of which we did not receive until much and I meaN much later. Finally after around 6:15 a young guy named Ryan showed up and ask if we were ready to order. I ordered an appetizer and we order a cocktail, still no bread or water. I finally flagged down a busboy and he brought water and finally the waiter brought bread, we ordered then and waited and waited for our food that it was noticed by the waiter waiting on the table by us that he must have said something to the manager because she came over and inquired if everything was ok, no it wasn’t, it’s now 7:20, 2 hours later, we got up and paid at hostess desk and I stopped with another waiter with the brownie and Birthday candle and I ask him to please give it to the table beside us that had to get up and take flatwear from another terrible.
The $26.00 chicken under a brick turned out to be very disappointing. It seemed to be steamed or boiled and was not crispy as one would expect and was covered with an unappealing brown sauce. It was supposed to be accompanied with root vegetables and fingerling potatoes. The root vegetable was parsnips and some were under cooked and some overcooked. I expected a colorful mixture of perhaps carrots,beets parsnips etc. instead a yellowish pile of parsnips was served. The fingerling potatoes were also under cooked and I'm guessing they were microwaved rather than roasted and had no seasoning at all. Unfortunately, the whole meal was completely bland looking and tasting. I would stay clear of this dish. My friend had the meatloaf which I tasted and it was excellent and was plated much more appealingly with roasted carrots, broccoli, string beans and mash potatoes. This is their signature dish I believe and I should have played it safe and ordered that. I must say the manager was very nice and removed the chicken from the bill and offered to substitute for the chicken dish, but at that point it was too late. Not many choices at the top of the mountain, but I think I'd go to the other ore casual place at the top.
We were seated at 2 different tables that were so askew that our water glasses were sliding on both.
Our waiter forgot our soups and then asked if we wanted them at the end of our meal as dessert. Very odd. My filet mignon was supposed to be medium rare and came out hard and grey. A new steak was brought out 30 minutes later. Waiter was clueless
One member in our dinner party ordered the meatloaf, they were "out of meatloaf "and it was only 5:30 p.m. My husband ordered the steak, it was too tough to cut, much less chew. He ate the potatoes and asparagus only, fortunately he was not charged for the meal, the steak was not edible. The guests at the table next to us stated they ordered two entrees and one dessert but were told they "ran out" of all three items ordered. We felt sorry for our server, it was not her fault, she was in a tough spot but handled it well. We will not be back to Peaks.
We usually avoid tourist spots or restaurants with a view because the food is usually overpriced and sub-par. Unfortunately, despite the good reviews, we found this to be the case at Peak. The restaurant overlooks the valley although there were clouds that evening so there was no view but I'm sure it can be spectacular. We did have great views from the tram on both the way up and the way down. The restaurant is adjacent to a very busy (and loud) cafeteria and although there was nice music playing, there is a lot of ambient noise. It was also VERY drafty inside and we were cold, even while keeping our coats on, and our food got cold very quickly after it was delivered. We ordered one appetizer (flatbread with brie and apricots and reduced balsamic) which was liked by half of our party. We had one burger, one pork chop, one pasta primavera, one chimichurri steak and one beer (we had wine from the outside bar that we brought in with us) and our dining bill was over $180. All four of our meals were bland and unremarkable, which didn't fit the price tag. Our server started off a bit rude but the service did improve with the meal. We all regretted not taking the tram down and going out to dinner in Palm Springs where there's a great variety of fabulous restaurants at half the cost of this one. I wish that I'd read a review like mine before booking a table (the restaurant WAS sold out and so it was necessary to make a reservation).
We had low expectations given reviews, but we were visiting Palm Springs and Joshua Tree and wanted a fun trip with hiking and a decent sit-down dinner. Food was OK but the experience is what we were looking for. Compared to the nasty food at the food court, this was the best option. Stick with the simple foods like the Pasta and Chicken.
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