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

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

79% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (36)
Good for a Date (19)
Special Occasion (16)
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Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Romantic (12)
Casual (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
People Watching (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Waterfront (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Authentic (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Nice view and wonderful ambiance. Food was okay, not great. You pay for the location.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It is always special to come here for dinner. The food is excellent and the view is scenic. On this trip, we also enjoyed the Christmas tree lighting and the choir. The decorations were beautiful and the experience made it feel more like Christmas to us who live in the desert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Not a good value for the price. They brought out one entree without the other two. I wouldn’t have expected that based on the prices. A few other issues.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Really good food, great service!

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

The meatloaf was good, but wasn’t hot.
Don’t order the pasta. My wife didn’t like it at all. The pasta was saba noodles. That’s usually use in ramen noodles. Our waitress Kim was fabulous she accommodated us very well. Go there in the daytime, probably see more, especially the ride up, at night you don’t see much except for the city lights.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Wife and I went here in the evening for our anniversary. We have been up the tram a few times since moving here and gone hiking, but never at night. The view was spectacular, and there were far less crowds than during the day. The service was very good and attentive. The food was perhaps not five star quality (this is an outpost, after all where they haul everything up the tram), but it was tasty, generous, and prepared well (I had a rib-eye, and the pizza app was good!). We left shortly after 7 with about a dozen folks on that particular tram car. We all sang to the music on the way down ('Stand By Me', 'My Girl', etc.). Really a lot of fun.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

getting there is fun and perfectly organized.. Exciting time in the aerialm tram, amaizing in fact! We reserved a dinner for 5 at 6pm at Peak, expecting great food. Honestly, its a limited menu, pricey ( i dont mind paying for good food, but this was very over priced). Views and site are wonderful, worth the trip, but just eat at the Cafe, youll enjoy...

If it was my restaurant, it would be a culinary opportunity, you have a chance to charge for it, but not the other way around..

hopefully they will improve the quality

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Pork chop is a must! Food is classic but great. View was spectacular.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had reservations for Thanksgiving menu. But they ran out of cranberry sauce for the turkey, and carrot cake so only dessert option was pumpkin pie which was over cooked and about 1/4 inch deep. Overall poor quality and no offer of a discount of other options.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

First-timers - came for Thanksgiving dinner. Beautiful view, great ambience that feels like you've escaped the desert to an Swiss alpine village! Food was good as was the service - will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 23, 2017

No bread offered until we had to ask, burnt and shriveled up pumpkin pie , Vegetables undercooked, and nothing really different for the money than the cafeteria food in the next room. All for $40 a head so a waiter could serve us nd get a tip. We felt ripped off.

We went last year and it was so much better from service to food preparation.

Not sure we’ll waste our time again however.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nicely treated at 8500 ft altitude by Albert. Pricey, yet service was excellent, dessert was cheesy. Had to ask for complimentary bread.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner for a small party of 3. Was great, food delicious

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner at Peaks could have easily been a disaster due to the overcrowded lifts and the lodge itself. However, the logistics of getting to the lodge on time for our reservation went remarkably well. The restaurant ambiance was laidback and orderly (although tourists wandered aimlessly through the tables from time-to-time). The service was quite good, attentive, but not rushed. One of our party ordered the traditional Thanksgiving meal which far surpassed their expectation of precooked and warmed over dishes. In fact, the vegetables were exactly right, and the turkey and other sides were fresh and succulent. The only complaint was the pumpkin pie which appeared to be a frozen store-bought product. Pre-dinner cocktails were inventive and delicious; a respectable wine list (although, no favorites of mine). We do intend to return to Peaks again, but on a less-trying date.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner was Fabulous. We will definitely return!

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving meal was underwhelming. The soup and turkey dinner was served only mildly warm as if it has been dished out and was sitting and waiting on the counter long before it was actually served to our table.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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 on November 22, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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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.

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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.

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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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 (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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