The hostess was rude. She said we "should have called her instead of using OpenTable". We had to ask four separate people to light the candle on the table so we could see the menu. The waitress never offered any specials and was very rushed. There was no way to get any questions answered by anyone. Either they are short staffed or not trained very well. My food was satisfying , my husbands was barely warm.
Great food every time we visit whether lunch or dinner, it never disappoints.
Another great meal, friendly and competent staff and welcoming owner. What more could a person ask for? We have been waiting for Backstreet Cafe to open for the seasons since it is one of most favorite neighborhood dining establishments in Palm Desert.
We sat outside at a quiet table. We split a ceasar salad which was good. I had veal picata which was delicious, my husband had salmon special which was also very good. Both dishes came with fresh vegetables cooked to perfection. I would go back to this restaurant.
Coconut shrimp appetizer was excellent. The crab cakes are described on the menu as being topped with "secret sauce". We should have asked for details; the cakes came covered with a bell pepper sauce which, in my opinion, did not compliment the cakes. Our group selected chicken piccata (very good), veal parmigiano (very good), veal saltimbocca (very good) and Grandma Pat's veal scaloppini. The scaloppini was well prepared but too sweet for my liking. I'll order the veal saltimbocca next time.
We dined on the patio and found it too dark to read the menu.
Service was good and we had a good evening......thank you.
The food is always delicious. Great eggplant Parmesan - not fried or breaded
the food was very good but the menu is limited in offerings
The food was good but the service suffered from a waitress leaving. We’ll try again....the owner did her best to accommodate us.
We have dined here every time we visit Palm Desert. It’s a charming little restaurant and Lavane is so sweet and makes sure everything is great!
Food is always good except I wish they’d read their menu. They always serve the shrimp scampi with angel hair when the menu says linguine. Obviously, I prefer linguine! Very large prawns. Generous portions. Well seasoned. Fried zucchini to start was light and crisp. Nice.