Brickworks American Bistro + Pizza

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$30 and under
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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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OT
Palm Springs
51 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
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
166 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.

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.

PB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the Happy Hour and enjoyed the selection, the food and the service. Prices were reasonable as well.

C
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I proposed to my now fiance on one of the outdoor balconies. Great, romantic table! The food and service were excellent!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza we’ve had! Being able to choose half and half was amazing when we couldn’t decide which one we wanted! Desiree was phenomenal and was so helpful with recommendations on things to do in Palm Springs! Thanks for making the night so great!

DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was decent. I was a little surprised at the portions and quality based on the price. In all fairness we didn’t try the pizza or pasta so might have been a different experience if we had. Service was a little slow but everyone was friendly and attentive.

FB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Pizzas were dried out. Bathrooms filthy. Never again.

OT
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious as it always is,
The service was not as good tonight as I think they were under staffed

LA
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistent. Good food and good service.

CW
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place we had a pizza. It was good not the best ever.
I would go back and try something else.

c
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This second story location is pleasant for outdoor dining. Lunch was not crowded and the service was great. They make their own pizza's by hand. The burgers were splendid and juicy.

AM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Hard to understand the positive reviews. The food was completely unremarkable. Was not any better quality than your average fast food restaurant- in fact, less quality really. Service was ok. Restaurant atmosphere tired and not well kept. Specialty drinks tasted like medicine. Safe to say, I’d never go back and would love to have my time and money back. I’d skip it - there are many other really wonderful places in PS.

PW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We ordered two pizzas and a pasta dish. The pizzas both had chicken and they had no flavor at all. Like eating cardboard.

We had made a reservation days in advance and were put in the back, near the kitchen, and we were facing the soda dispenser at the drink station that the employees get beverages for the customers. There were plenty of tables throughout the restaurant, so not sure why we were placed back there.

There are so many places to eat in Palm Springs. Skip this one.

AC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great wine and beer, delicious and well-cooked pizza, fun atmosphere. We were seated on the balcony near the bar, in the back, overlooking the hills. Quieter than the front balcony, as the Thursday Night Market was in full-swing. Our server, Desiree, was fabulous. Attentive and friendly, even though the restaurant was very busy. The pizzas were so good! Interesting flavor combinations done very well.

s
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Brickworks took over from the old Matchbox and for a time held to Matchbox's high standard. Lately, though, the food has become generally mediocre. The pizza, once an excellent item thanks in no small part to the brick oven, is less and less flavorful, particularly the crust that had been can't-miss, and the toppings don't seem as fresh. On a positive note, the red sangria is still excellent.

RB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Brickworks plays background music far too loud. On two of our 4 visits we needed to ask the waiter to have it lowered. We were grateful that they had it lowered

More importantly, better lighting is needed on the stairways. On our last visit my wife fell down the upper stairway on the way out. Fortunately she suffered only minor bruises. On the previous visit she stumbled but did not fall on a lower stairway.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Server must have forgotten about us. The private balcony made up for the service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Party like atmosphere overlooking Palm Canyon Dr.
Decent flat breads and friendly service.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Waitress McKenna we had was understaffed for how busy it was. Food was good. Ok over all