Brickworks American Bistro + Pizza

4.1
1175 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1175 people are saying
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vipjohnb
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

It will be awhile before I go back, just underwhelming

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Entrance was filled with seating and tables - no space to social distance as we waited for a table. Our server, while very accommodating, was not knowledgeable of the menu and wore his mask below his nose. Service was clunky and we were served warm beers. Burgers were quite good, but do not recommend the bland and overpriced pizzas. Do not recommend and will not return.

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JeffT
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town visitors looking to move here. I'm here frequently. One of my fave places. Socially distancing is great. Service is great. Prices are good. And I've gotten everyone's to be big fans of the cauliflower appetizer. Can't do wrong. 👍👍

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djranch
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was good service. Great venue. Great food. A little more pricey than some, but worth it if you like good food, and are willing to spend a little bit more. It's definitely not over priced, like some " higher end restaurants" where you just pay for the name. Was very pleased with my experience, and will return.

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soniar
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good place to go love that its right in the middle of downtown and food is really good

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vipGoodGrub
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was bland and felt like it had been frozen and reheated. We got a pizza and the crust wasn’t cooked all the way through.

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vipMatthew
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

One of the worst dining experiences ever. Upon arrival, the host said it would be a 45 minute wait. “Even with out Open Table reservation?” “Yes,” he replied. “We ignore these.” We heard this about 3-4 more times add people subbed. Not really sure how we got the points. E started as there was nothing available anywhere else. This was a late lunch around 2. Once seated, the service was fine, food, not great.
Happy Hour there according to the Sign was 2-6. They closed from about 2-315 turning away people saying they were closed even though by that point, there was plenty of tables.
I will never ever return and I would think Open Table should stop allowing them on their App.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A nice place to hang out with friends for good food and good drinks. Nice to be able to sit on the balcony. The food is usually pretty consistent, and so is the service. We ate here twice on our last trip there, and the 1st time was very good food and very nice service. The 2nd time the food was good and the service was lacking a little. Not sure if he wad busy, but we were kind of forgotten. lol. No problem though. A nice guy that did take our picture. Next time I am there I will definitely go again.

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MitchC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brickworks is underrated. Our table of five ordered pizzas, salads, wine and beer. Everything was excellent, including the service. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I tet to eat at this restaurant at least 1 rime when I come to PS, and in this case I ate here twice. One with my friend who came out here with and another person whom we met while here. This review is for the 1st night. It was wonderful. The food was good, the service very good, and for what all of restaurants are going through ambience is hard to come through, but it succeeded that night. Will go back again next time I come back.

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croxfordk
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Two of us for dinner - sliders to start snd a large pepperoni pizza to share

Overall good and tasty - chilli and Parmesan with the pizza was a nice touch

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vipLorraine
Palm Springs
92 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always good. Service and food. Zach is very attentive and friendly.

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vipSteveO
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess acknowledged my wife’s birthday (as I mentioned in my opentable reservation ... not many restaurants do) and gave us a great table view on one of the balconies overlooking the boulevard.

Service was superb. Good value for the menu selections especially the pizzas. I’m on keto so I had the lettuce rapped proud Mary burger with a salad substitute vs the fries. My wife had the all meat pizza. All good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice server. Nice ambience. Wasn’t crazy about the pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the ginormous meatball!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Came for my sister’s bachelorette. The food was tasteless and the drinks were bad (Jalapeño margarita was way to sour). Our server was ok, he seemed very uninterested in being there. The manager was a very nice man, which is the only reason I’m giving any stars at all.

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PatriciaJ
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I made reservations for brunch at 12. When we arrived we were told they were beyond capacity and we would have a 30 minute
or longer wait. We were very disappointed and did not wait for the table. We have eaten there many times but was very disappointed with this experience. I understand these are trying times but they should schedule appointments appropriately.

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myishag
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was ok they were a little busy but our waiter Justin was wonderful 👏

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Z1Ne
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Balcony seating is perfect for a group of four. Beet salad with goat cheese, and pepperoni with sport peppers pizza was delicious.

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Jeanette
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great pizza!! Right in middle of the promenade and Sonny Bono statue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! we will be back! Went twice on our stay in Palm Springs. Second day our waitress even remembered what we were drinking before we sat down! Fantastic. Thank you guys!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!

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vipTomS
Dallas
109 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great dining experience, definitely going back again.

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vipLorraine
Palm Springs
92 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back again. We love this place. Great happy hour. Good service. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place !

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JoeF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We made a reservation only to show up and be told by the restaurant that OpenTable overbooked them and that we would have to wait 30 min to sit. At this point we didn’t have a choice and they were unwilling to even apologize about this. We finally sit and they forgot to let the wait staff know we had been seated so we didn’t have anyone help us for quite some time. When we finally got service, it was fine, but it was as if it was our fault we didn’t notify the waitress. The food itself was ok, but nothing I would go back for. The best part is simply the ambience and location. I’ve have a hard time telling anyone to eat there as the food was not anything worthwhile and the service/experience was poor. If you want a poorly run chain restaurant feel with sub optimal food, then you might like this place.

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GinaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and considering it was COVID they did great job managing

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KSAKSGNO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, extremely friendly hostess and staff.
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really hot. Need more mist and few fans to keep guest cool.

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CarloG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Expected a better experience. The place was as hot as an oven, no a/c or fans working. Very limited menu. Not very friendly or personable staff.

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Jimmy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pizza was good and came out quickly, my friend ordered the meat lovers and said the pepperoni was a bit chewy. Friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our order was taken 30 minutes after seating, food showed up another 30 minutes later, food was mediocre, service was horrible, would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, very nice to head back to a restaurant and get same service as before

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vipKLYfoodie
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This restaurant has tons of potential. Food was served at the right temp and tasted good. Our waitress was superb. With all of this though, the experience started off poorly. The hostess was kind of rude to us upon arrival, and I saw that same rudeness to other patrons. The adage “you never get a second chance for a first impression” needs repeating. Other than that, everything was great.

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JordanE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pleasant staff and delicious food. The pizza and salads are always amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Desiree was an outstanding staffer who made our experience wonderful. I would definitely go back and asked to be seated in her section.

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vipLorraine
Palm Springs
92 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we found Brickworks. Always pleased. It’s now one of our favorite regular places to dine. Wine Wednesday 1/2 off bottles to go with the filet mignon dinner for two is well worth the price. Steak was cooked to perfection. Pear and apple salad was delicious as was the strawberries and cream dessert.

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vipLorraine
Palm Springs
92 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again a very enjoyable experience. Thank you. We feel like family and are treated nicely. Will be back very soon.

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vipLorraine
Palm Springs
92 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad we found this place. Been coming back. Quality is consistent and service is the best.

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LizC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff went out of their way to make my family feel comfortable. Thank you!

FAQs

Brickworks American Bistro + Pizza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 778-6000.

Brickworks American Bistro + Pizza is rated 4.1 stars by 1175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.