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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
Special Events & Promotions:
Have a “culinary experience above the clouds” at Peaks Restaurant at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
Peaks Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The ONLY selling point of this restaurant is that it's 8000+ feet above sea level on top of the Palm Spring air tram. The Caesar salad had way too much dressing, almost drowning in it. The beef carpaccio was mediocre. The meat was so so, and it was under-seasoned. The filet was correctly cooked but the meat quality was mediocre and no amount of correct cooking can make the steak any better. The meatloaf was a pleasant surprise. The portion was generous and the meat was moist. It was well flavored and the sides were good too. The chocolate cheesecake at the end was disappointingly small, though it tasted alright. For the amount of money the food costs, it was not worth it. Just eat at the grab-and-go next to the restaurant and grab an out-door seat. Same great view.
We dined here for our 13th anniversary and it was fantastic!! The food was so delicious. I love that it's all locally sourced from the Coachella valley. The drinks were also superb and they have some great non-alcoholic options. I even loved my sides - quinoa salad and arugula. I think it's the first time I've ever cleared my plate at a restaurant. :) The entire experience was amazing - from the tram ride up, to dinner, to the view! Perfection!!
The hostess was horrible. We checked in 15 minutes before our reservation. We were told we'd need to wait until a table cleared, while we could clearly see a lot of empty tables. After finally getting seated nearly 25 minutes after our reservation time, the waitress was awesome. The food was delicious. So if you get yourself to a table then you're in luck.
Taking into account the altitude / location - I can almost forgive the high prices. However, if I'm paying $42 for a filet, I don't expect to wait 45 min past a reservation time for a table, or ten minutes to see a server once seated. The wait staff were trying their best, and apologized for the wait. But come on. Judging from other reviews, this overall slow service is not an unusual occurance. It's ingrained in poor managment. They need to get their act together and hire more staff, expand their kitchen, or handle whatever the bottleneck is. Yes, the food is good, but the ridiculous wait for everything (including getting the check, getting our drinks refilled, waiting to sign the check) just ruined the evening. Instead of enjoying the view and fresh air outside, we wasted our time waiting inside. Then, at long last, it was time to catch the tramway down. By now it was dark, and all of our time was spent at the table. I didn't appreciate spending $200 for the longest series of waits ever.
Lunch, I suppose, is a better option than dinner. At least you can relax, build in the insane wait time, and wander around to enjoy the view. Our server was very nice btw, and clearly aware that this slowness is a chronic disease in this place. We don't blame her for it. And the food was very good. At these prices however, they need more staff, and / or better management. They could do a real bang-up business if they knew how. Much faster turn-over = more $$$ and more profits, happier clients, which lead to even more profits. (A third of the tables were empty when we were there). So what are they thinking? Hostess had a tinge of attitude too, because I dared ask how much longer our table would be at 8:20 when we had an 8pm reservation. "When the kitchen gives me the signal" was her reply. What??? We won't be back.
we had reservations at 5, but were not seated until 515 as staff rushed around trying to open the restaurant. surroundings felt dirty. around 5 dead flies in the window ledge...live ones all over.
Felt like we were sitting in a run down Denny's restaurant in a very bad part of town-very run down.
When i made the reservation I indicated it was a 90th birthday party. there happen to be a birthday next to us and they were delivered a dessert with a plate that said happy birthday and a candle...we ordered bread pudding after dinner, but didn't get the birthday plate or the candle.
when our waiter first got to the table - it was like pulling teeth to get him to answer questions...he had to leave to find out the soup of the day. then he had to leave again to find out about the special of the night.
food was not good - i've had better frozen dinners...I would not recommend this place.
menu was blah - nothing special...felt like a big tourist trap. very disappointed...I have no problem paying for a good dining experience. i have not been this disappointed or have had worse food at a restaurant in years...absolutely horrible. we felt robbed -
We often have family over from other countries, and we take them to the Ariel tram, and we usually eat at this restaurant. It has an amazing view, and the food is good. Its a little high priced but you would expect that with the location. I have had the bacon blue burger twice, and I will probably get that again.
Take the aerial tram up and have lunch or dinner here! We ordered the pita with hummus and tapenade to start - delicious!! Our lunch was pretty good. Good for kids, too. The view was nice. Service was pretty good. Make your tram ride extra special and take the time for lunch! Great view!
I read the reviews but went anyway. It was an expensive mistake. A picnic lunch or even food from the cafeteria next door would have been better. Our Citrus salad came with one sad half chunk of orange. The meatloaf is heavy on bread/filler as an ingredient and was both overcooked (exterior) and undercooked (interior.) The service was fine, but everyone that worked there seemed like they were 15. I can't recommend, because you will get the view, experience, etc. etc. just going up the tram. Bring your own picnic basket and a bottle of your favorite wine and eat it at a table on the other side of the restaurant glass. You'll be having a superior, and more affordable, experience compared to anyone else inside.
Visited the restaurant for our anniversary and was happily surprised by the excellent service and food. After reading the mixed reviews, we were a bit worried but went ahead with our reservation as we were excited to ride the tram. We were seated quickly and greeted by our server Steve who welcomed us and kindly wished us a happy anniversary. We ordered the wedge salad which we shared (sharing on the recommendation of our waiter) The salad was a huge portion, even shared, (so not sure about the reviews which stated that the portions were small). The salad was super fresh and really good. For entrees we had the pork chop and the rib eye, both very good. Neither my husband or I could finish our meals and the waiter offered to box up our left overs. On the recommendation of our waiter we shared a bread pudding, also really good. Thanks for a great anniversary dinner!
Service was terrible. The waiter continued to forget things and then argued that we didn't order only to find he did in fact write it down. Steak was overcooked and sent back, then the waiter took back the other half (split order) from the satisfied guest because they had to go together...then about 5 minutes later brought the same steak back to the table arguing that 'once I got it into the light, it looks just fine. I was appalled and we definitely had a good laugh over it but will never return.
The atmosphere was fun and bright, all of the servers and employees were friendly and very good at customer service. I ordered the pasta with shrimp, which had a great flavor but the pasta was overcooked. That's a big issue when serving an expensive gourmet pasta dish when the pasta is the star. Every chef knows pasta should be served al dente. My boyfriend had the blue cheese bacon burger and it was cooked just right and the potato sidewinder fries were amazing and very crispy. We also had the American Mule cocktails which were tasty and delicious. Great restaurant and great view. The price is for the view and the experience for sure.
We're fortunate to have passes for the tram as I can't imagine having to pay for tickets up AND then pay for the meal as well. The food prices are ridiculously expensive relative to both the portion sizes, but more importantly, the quality. I think if I used the adjective "mediocre", I would be considered extremely kind.
While they have a somewhat "captive" audience, once you "escape" there is no reason to return. Awful experience.
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