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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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (38)
Good for a Date (23)
Romantic (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Casual (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
People Watching (10)
Seasonal (10)
Cozy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Fun (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Business Meals (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The fun is getting to the Peak and once your at the restaurant the food and views are great!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful meal

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·Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful up there. Food not as good as the last time we ate, but okay. Overall a nice afternoon.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Go for the views. Food was average. Blue cheese burger was tasty, beef/pork meatloaf, just ok.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

we went here for a Valentine's Lunch/Dinner Great View!!!! good food nice staff

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Pleasant quiet dinner. Was nice to see the shift from day to night from the top of the mountain

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Really enjoyed our lunch . Gd food . quiet time . relaxing .

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Nice restaurant with amazing views. Good for a treat. I thought that lunch was a better value.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I ordered the meat loaf and the out side of the loaf was hard as a rock over cooked or fried. My wife ordered the pasta and the noodles had no flavor

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food, the service was fast and friendly and the views were incredible! Will be back when we are in Palm Springs again.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Overpriced and bad service. My hamburger was ordered medium. Came well done and dry. It was mostly bun. My wife's salmon was on the rare side. It was eatable.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food was mediocre at best and way overpriced for what you got

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The waiter was crude and unprofessional. The soup was lukewarm .

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

the resteraunt was fantastic, the ride up the mountain in the gondola was amazing, food was prepared well, wine list was very good, the views can not be any better.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Ordinary food in a spectacular view setting. Don’t go just food food. Overpriced and just fair quality

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fabulous view. Gorgeous place. Great experience.

However in the restaurant we felt like rushed cattle with our waiter.
Move’m in,, move’m out,,,, rawhide.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The burger I ordered was completely burnt and not edible (ordered it medium), The beef patty and bacon both. Also would have liked more menu choices or at least more variety with the sides they came with.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great dinner, great service, great view! Enjoyed the pleasant evening with my husband.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Bruschetta appetizer had way too much garlic on it. Spinach salad with chicken was delicious. Service was ok-we had a delay in Service initially due to they did not know who was assigned to our table.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing place!! Highly reccommend this place, the food was great, and the service was superb

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great views, food was awesome & service was top notch.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was a great experience , will definitely recommend

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our waitress was so very nice, and the food arrived in a short time. It was delicious, the meat very tender.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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).

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 3, 2018

one of the best churrasca steaks I have ever had... Service was great .. All was PERFECT

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was passable. Service was slow. View was fantastic!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I was really excited to have a great meal and enjoy the view.... unfortunately I never even got to taste the food! We sat there at our table for a good 25 minutes and NOBODY even spoke to us. Terrible service!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall visit was pleasant except for the food, particularly the prime rib, it was tough like rubber, it was over cooked, dessert was ok, a little too sweet for my taste, soup was ok too. Fortunately, our server was awesome.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nothing great about this place besides being the best on top of Mt Jacinto.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of the best dinning experiences ever. The food was good, well done, fresh, and enough, not overwhelming sizes. The service was very good, fast and friendly.
Of course, the views took the Gold medal! I will go back again and again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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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