Brickworks American Bistro + Pizza

3.9
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1113 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Voted “Best Pizza in the Desert” 4 years running,
What makes a great pizza? It starts with a great oven! Ours is an authentic wood- fired masonry oven where the fire has burned constantly since the day we opened. Modern gas and electric ovens cannot produce the intense heat needed - over 700 degrees - to achieve the crispy, smoky crust that our oven provides. With dough made fresh daily in-house, our goal is to make the best pizza in the desert!
In the mood for something a little fancier? Our famous sliders, pan-seared atlantic salmon, 16 oz grilled Rib Eye steak or brickworks fish + chips? Our chef's dishes are simply and classically prepared! You’ll find our appetizers and entrees well seasoned & hearty, never bland. The challenge? Build an interesting restaurant in an expansive second floor space that includes outdoor seating in historic Downtown Palm Springs! The brickworks experience takes place in an engaging atmosphere designed & custom-built.
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
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4.1
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4.0
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3.9
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GL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress/bartender was great however they kitchen messed up a bit on two of your orders. I assume they were not looking carefully at the order. The great waitress resolved the issue

H
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience5

We went there based on the Open Table menu which is entirely wrong. Happy Hour is not until 630, drinks and appies are not $5... completely misleading. This is disrespectful of your customers and so we don’t return.

s
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Wonder why it was empty. Food was good. Interesting to serve calamari with an Asian sauce and an Italian sauce. Love the idea

MR
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall good dinner, but the chicken bbq pizza was very dry. Loved the outdoor atmosphere.

BA
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Excellent service. Food was good, not great.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Service was great, food was from a microwave at best.

HA
Anchorage
41 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I don't usually give poor reviews to restaurants I pick and have been to before but the Brickworks needs to improve its service. From the moment we got there to the time that we left, the service with the hostess and server were poor. Everyone behind the scenes was awesome! The people who brought our food, water, and anything extra were on top of their service, the rest of the crew needs improvement.

We had a reservation and she wouldn't seat us until our time, even though there were plenty of tables in the restaurant. The hostess asked us to follow her and so we did and she led us to another table where she sat someone else. We asked the hostess if we could sit in the section she led us to and she said no, it was reserved for the next 15 minute seating. Again, plenty of tables! Our server was slow and didn't check back on us when we got our food. One of the people in our party asked for ranch, never got it, and so we had to ask one of the side servers for it. We had to ask for our server to bring us our bill. She didn't so another person had to bring it to us.
If a restaurant is going to make it in Palm Springs they need to have exceptional service and excellent food. The food at Brickworks was great but because of the service, I would not go there again. This is the second time visiting this restaurant and there are a lot more options in Palm Springs than going to this one.

D
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was good. It was very busy and the restaurant was understaffed, but our server did the best she could.

T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fig pizza was amazing. Service was great and the Brixx salad was split in two without asking

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Pretty much a family joint on the PS strip. Great service and food just ok.

E
Portland
443 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The pizza was good and the service was nice, though not very attentive, particularly for not being busy.

DV
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to this restaurant since it opened many years ago as Matchbox Pizza. The tradition of great food at a good price, and a nice location overlooking the beginning of the Palm Springs Village with both outdoor and indoor seating has been preserved with Brickworks American Bistro. You will not be disappointed!

TB
New York Area
162 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Salads are ample and tasty. Service is attentive. There is good craft beer selection. My wife and I would have preferred a crispier crust on our pizzas.

MW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to Brickworks and formerly Matchbox every Christmas Eve for years. It has never disappointed. Last Tuesday was no exception. Best part was our server...humorous and efficient.

DH
Boise
52 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

For a restaurant that was mostly empty, the service left a lot to be desired. Sat for 10 minutes before someone showed up, who said "no one told me you were here". Hmm. Very good wings, ok pizza.

RR
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Pizza in town.

OT
Palm Springs
53 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was just ok, the server was not especially familiar with the food or drink offerings. Food was fine, but not distinctive. Atmosphere was fairly basic, not special at all. This restaurant may be fine if you just need to grab a bite, but not anything particularly notable. We likely won’t be back; there are so many better options in Palm Springs.

F
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had great service in the bar area thank you Desiree
Easy menu to just pick fun food

PJ
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere. It’s is great to set on the balcony and enjoy the festivities of Palm Springs. The pizza is delicious

DC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic deep dish pizza is very tasty. Highly recommend the four cheese or pepperoni flavors. Good cocktails. Not inexpensive but worth it!

CB
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just ok - bar ran out of ingredients for margaritas which is pretty sad considering it was Friday night and they were grossly ill prepared

BM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Brickworks’s every week! It’s our favorite restaurant!

C
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Attentive waitress and as usual, great food quality. Best chicken sandwich in the Coachella valley!

B
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Pizza are the worse i have been eating in my life.
Pizza are dry and arrived almost old because the guy has been transmitting wrong information to the kitchen, do waiter was arguing with kitchen, very professional.

OT
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We've been here in years past, several times, when we vacation in Palm Springs. The food is decent, but it's the upstairs porch overlooking Palm Canyon that makes this place a good choice.

MW
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The pizza was not good. Lacked flavor, over cooked, not good. We looked forward to the brick oven style pizza but were severely disappointed. I had the pesto chicken and my wife had the tomato basil.

DB
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and location! Loved the Pear Salad, it was the bomb!!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and great service!

J
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good pizza, great Caesar salad - just needed a little more AC

OT
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food is always good here, unfortunately the service is always so so slow,
I feel they need more servers on for the weekends than they usually have.

OT
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience1

The food was great but it was a bad experience. There was a dog under a table next to us that would not stop barking. We were never asked if we wanted to be moved. When I finally asked about the barking I was told “a dog is going to bark” I replied this was a restaurant. At one point the dog came at the server and the other workers. I understand being pet friendly but this was a bit much.

KL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Please do not go to this establishment.
The food was tasteless.
The pizza seemed like it was previously frozen . It has zero taste.
We also ordered a 14 dollar salad that looked and tasted like it came out of a bag.
The kids grilled cheese for 8 dollars was HALF a sandwich (did not say that on menu) for 12 and under. What kid can’t eat a whole sandwich!
ALL of the food took 20 minutes to arrive and then it arrived cold.
The server disappeared and we were literally standing at our table trying to signal anyone for our check.
We all left hungry and disappointed to pay 45.00 for 3 people for food that should have been thrown in the garbage.
This is the first review I have ever left anywhere but felt so strongly that it needs to be put out to the public.

TP
Los Angeles
177 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Over all great experience! Incredible location and views, great food and good staff! We will be back!

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Pizza. Ambience could be updated.

JR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Too pricey for what you get. Disappointed. Service was good though.

LA
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always consistent. One of my favorites.

T
Palm Springs
101 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoy the pizza still, but found it not quite as good as in the past. The service was excellent, however, and we had a nice evening!

AP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had a good server but the food quality was low and the drinks were not made well. We were also sat in a room that was very noisy with a large party. Would not go back or recommend.

L
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance were great! Our sever Desiree was a sweetheart and made sure that all was taken care of for us. The happy hour menu is also really good! I suggest trying the pizza bread!

MH
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Loved th balcony tables. Perfect date night dinner.