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

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (33)
Good for a Date (19)
Worth the Drive (16)
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Special Occasion (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Romantic (12)
Casual (11)
People Watching (10)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Fun (5)
Seasonal (5)
Cozy (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Business Meals (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Waterfront (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

very disappointed. had to pay $105 for us to ride the tram. no validation by resturant. not fine dinning. only a few tables have a great view. buyer be ware

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Always enjoyed this restaurant the views are incredible. The food is never a disappointment

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Very dated and needs a face lift. Nice to be on top of the mountain but dining experience leaves a lot to be desired.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Excellent steak, and cooked to perfection. My wife's salmon could have had more lemon flavor, especially in the sauce. But it too was cooked perfectly. Some families with small children made it a bit noisy, but was entertaining.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Seasonal, Fun, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great view from the top of the tram but the restaurant was lacking. Very old, carpet was dirty, and food was fair. Given it is at the top of the tram I would expect some type of upscale restaurant.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Was lots of fun. Good was good. Staff was super. View superb

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The restaurant was everything we hoped for a unique dining experience. The service was hands down the best service we've had in a long time. The food was delicious and worth the price. I would suggest Peaks to anyone looking for something different.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Saturday was my 2nd time at Peaks and I have to say I love there food. This place is really nice and friendly. Would recommend it. I will be going back 😁

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 23, 2017

horrible.
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 -

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great view of the valley floor from the Peaks restaurant

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

I had the most amazing birthday lunch ever. Our waiter Travis was on point and his service was bar none. Thank you all so much for making my 48th birthday so special

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Food was decent. The view was phenomenal. The drinks are ok. Desserts are amazing. You can also bring your own food and eat outside on he patio but if you don't feel like hauling all that stuff the restaurant is a good alternative.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Amazing atmosphere, food is good, price average. Good service

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Great place to eat at the top of Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We had a lovely birthday celebration at the end table with a panoramic view of the valley. Our server was super friendly and did a great job. Will look forward to returning!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Food horrible. Not many choices. Nothing cooked correctly. Over priced.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Casual, People Watching, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The views are great. The food is ok and over priced. I would recommend the dinner & lift combo or bring your food and a bottle of wine and enjoy the time on the outside viewing areas.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent food and service!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 16, 2017

A very good gourmet burger and salad after a hike. And a great wine selection! Normally I would say a million dollar view, but this was a five million dollar view!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 14, 2017

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!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 14, 2017

The view was incredible but the food was disappointing. It was overpriced, and while it tasted good, it was not worth the money. The restaurant itself was also outdated.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 12, 2017

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.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We came to Peaks restaurant during our stay in Palm Springs. I must say we had an awesome time. The food was good as was the ambiance. The tram ride was also a once in a lifetime experience

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The atmosphere was great. Went on a first date. She loved the view and the food and drinks didn't disappoint.

Tags: Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We had a birthday dinner for my daughter , it was an amazing view, the food was great too!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Very nice full service at the top of the PS Tram ride. Food was very good and freshly made. Service was the best!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 6, 2017

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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 4, 2017

All in all it was o.k. You really had only two choices at the top of the tram, this and a cafeteria style one.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Staff was friendly, and accommodating. Bar was friendly and knowledgeable, and their mountain mixologist proved. Meal service was prompt although the potato whip had dried out. Desserts left much to be desired, brownies we excessively dry and dull.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 1, 2017

The view was lovely but food just so so.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Food was fine but not worth the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Food was ok. Really this place is all about the location. The salads were quite good. The salmon was ordinary. The view was not ideal. I would be tempted to go up for a cocktail and then eat down in Palm Springs.

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