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About Brickworks American Bistro + Pizza

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.

155 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00pm
Sunday- 4:00 pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour 4pm - 6:00pm everyday

Cross Street:
South Palm Canyon / Tahquitz Canyon

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 778-6000

Website:
http://www.matchboxpalmsprings.com/

Catering:
matchbox was designed to offer a number of different choices in planning your event. Toast your guests with a delicious infused martini on our outside patio or spread out in our spacious and inviting dining room with communal tables and booth seating! Want more privacy? Not only is balcony seating available, but we are also two semi-private rooms from which to choose!

Our menu is equally divided into two parts, the first features incomparable thin crust pizza. The second, our bistro menu, consists of a wide selection of chef-driven entrées.

Parking Details:
There are many parking facilities in and around matchbox, the closest being the parking lot behind matchbox but if this is full then there are many others you can choose from just a short walk away, these may charge a nominal fee due to not being public parking.

Public Transit:
There is one transit stop 50 yards from our building on the main strip of Palm Canyon Drive, in down town Palm Springs.

Executive Chef:
Ignacio Zayas

Private Party Facilities:
No matter what the occasion, matchbox is the perfect venue for your special gathering or celebration! Winner of the prestigious 2004 RAMMY Award for Best New Restaurant in Washington, DC, our second location in Downtown Palm Springs is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel.

Private Party Contact:
Michael Estrada: (760) 778-6000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
From June 1st - the 10th Matchbox will be featuring our 3 course $24 per person Restaurant week menu. In addition to our restaurant week menu which can be viewed at www.palmspringsrestaurantweek.com we will also be offering our full pizza menu.

Matchbox was designed to offer a number of different choices in planning your event. Toast your guests with a delicious infused martini on our outside patio or spread out in our spacious and inviting dining room with communal tables and booth seating!

Brickworks American Bistro + Pizza Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Fun (12)
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Bar Seating (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Scenic View (10)
Good for a Date (10)
People Watching (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great Beer (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

We ordered pizza and it came so fast we were only half way through our appetizer.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Kid-friendly
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

This was our second visit to the Brickworks and we enjoyed both evenings (each time there were 4 of us). My wife mentioned to the host both times what a wonderful place you run and that we would be back and we surely will. We have spread the word to our friends and family and we feel very comfortable there.
Thanks again for your hospitality.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been here a few times and have always been very pleased!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

Some of the best wood fired pizza in town. Actually, only one of a couple that offers it. Great wine and beer list. Great location right in the heart of downtown. Service is always friendly, good food and nice selection on the menu to satisfy groups.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The Bloody Mary Burger is amazing. So good we went back the next night to have it again. The place is fun and casual and a very interesting space. Shawn served us the second night. He was fun and it’s nice when you meet someone who you can tell enjoys their job. We will definitely return.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great outdoor seating - food was wonderful. Would come back here again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was great and service started out great. Tables were really close together not allowing much room. Both my table and my neighbors waited 30 minutes for our checks. When the waiter returned he blamed the servers. Love to return when it’s not so busy.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The burger that was highly recommended was so dry it got stuck on my throat. Could not get the attention of the waitress to order something different. She apprared only to give us the check. I wad so frustrated at that point I just wanted to leave

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Best pizza in the desert

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The pizza was excellent as was our waiter Sean! We called and they nicely held our reservation for us with a table overlooking the street fair. All were attentive and responsive to our requests

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very friendly service. Nice spot for every day dining.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Read my yelp review

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Always a great experience!

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Friendly, efficient waiters, great pizza and a variety of beer on tap made for an enjoyable visit on NYE!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was good and the outdoor seating was lovely. It's also a great location in downtown Palm Springs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is our go-to whenever we are in town! Same great taste and same great service.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We decided to have dinner after cocktails and were concerned about finding a table for 7 people last minute on the day before New Year’s Eve . Brickworks was able to accommodate us. Food was great and service was also very good.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had 2 great family dinners at this place while in Palm Springs. Their pizzas are really delicious, thin crust and delicious toppings. Very good salads as well.

Tags: Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Can be described as good pub food. Hot served well and plenty of it. Room was a bit cold as windows were opened onto balconies apart from that we will visit again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The salads portions were large and the dessert was good. We liked the draft beer selection but were disappointed with the fire and smoke pizza, which had a nice crust but was mushy on the inside.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great pizza, enjoyed the spicy one a lot. The service was excellent.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We were at the previous restaurant, Matchbox, a number of times. Some things seemed to have slipped. The service was somewhat chaotic-not really sure who our server was. The quality of the pizza, while still good, has slipped. The pepperoni pizza, while still good, is no longer outstanding. The sliders were excellent. Salad was ok, but one person in our group did not get her salad until the main courses had come out. One beverage did not come out until we asked for it several times. They brought out two of the same pizzas, even though we only ordered one. We were not charged for the extra one or for the beverage.

I will give it another try to see if this was just a not very good experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Really fun place. Sean in the bar great waiter

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Whenever we go to the street fair on Thursday evening, we have pizza and a simple salad at the Brickworks. My favorite is the prouchitto and fig pizza

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great pizza!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Was a little disappointed in the food. Service and location are great, food is average at best.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wanted to still love it, but sadly the pizza has changed from Matchbox. The crust is completely different, and not as good. Service was good but very slow. The ambiance is still very nice and I love the outside fire tables. Just wish the pizza was the same, as I had read it was!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Staff is accommodating, food is delicious, and Desiree is the BEST!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great ambiance, Desiree was an amazing server. Fabulous place for Thursday market - great Happy Hour food and drink.
Love this place

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

After a long and stressful day, we just needed a pizza. Brickworks does make good pizzas, and it has gluten-free crusts. Our waiter was excellent.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It's a fun place, especially if you can snag a table overlooking Palm Canyon, but since new owners took over and although the food selections remain similar, the food is not quite as good and the prices have gone up and the selections have changed and not for the better.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food quality was not very good. Burger was good but fish and chips was tough and dry. French fries were undercooked. Service was acceptable

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 2, 2017

After making the reservation, I called to requested the balcony, they did not guarantee it but said they would note it on the reservation. When we arrived they seated us on the balcony, it was a beautiful evening and everything worked out well. Amber was our gal, she was engaging and provided excellent service. The food was fine, no complaints for anyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We sat inside since for a full-time Palm Springs resident, it was still too hot at night. We were far away from most of the diners, so it took a bit for our server to get to us. That was okay. The pizza was really good if you like super thin and pretty crisp! We both do, so a win for us. Fresh toppings and good drinks also added to our experience.
We will return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The host and server were very friendly and professional. The host is the same from our previous visit last year and it's nice to see a familiar friendly face. Seating on the private patio provides a great view. Food was very good. We'll be back next year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We previously loved this when it was the Matchbox. We specifically went for my
husband's birthday so he could order his favorite scallops. That was not on the menu anymore. The fish and chips were not hot. We had to find a waiter to take our order after we sat for
awhile. We will not be returning.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Pizzas incredible and happy hour is truly a bargain.

Tags: Quick Bite, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great meal. Love the different options and happy hour

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We arrived at 5:30 pm and were seated on the balcony, great view of the street below and people walking...we were offered drinks immediately and the service continued to be great the rest of our meal. Joe was our server, nice guy and excellent waiter, along with a great wait staff. We had occasion to meet one of the cooks who told us he worked there, Juan, and told us to try the restaurant and we couldn't have been happier. We gave straight 5 stars, all in all, very pleased with everything. We will be back soon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I always book a table through the Open Table app and Brickworks does not specifically allow you to request an outisde table for two, however i do still request in my notes and the restaurant is 90% able to accommodate my request which is very nice and makes me want to always go back for more. I do appreciate their effort and I like their menu options since I am vegetarian, also the waiter or waitress always comes and checks on us. Great place to sit outside on the balcony for two, quiet and private just the way it should be for a dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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