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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (16)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
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People Watching (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Scenic View (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Fun (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Romantic (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Cozy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 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 25, 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 19, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 17, 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 13, 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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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 10, 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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·Dined on November 7, 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 3, 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 27, 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 20, 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 20, 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 18, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great meal. Love the different options and happy hour

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 2, 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 October 1, 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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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food, great service
Our server was amazing! We had a great time celebrating a birthday. We will definitely be back

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The service was great . Very attentive to your needs. The food was unique and delicious .We booked a last minute reservation the afternoon before arrival and was given a beautiful patio seat . It was private and in the best location to see beautiful down town Palm Springs . All of the seating is perfect if you like both inside and outside options . We started with a blueberry lemon drop (bartenders choice ) was absolutely amazing !!!! The banana peach Tini is also a great choice for those who love the fruity martini ! The steak sandwich was cooked to perfection and the onion soup mac n cheese was a delicious spin on mac n cheese !
Will be back here again amazing food , drinks , atmosphere and staff !

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This was our first time there and we will definitely go back. The portabello mushrooms were fabulous as was my salmon entree with cauliflower rice and veggies. The wine list was good -and it was 1/2 price wine night so we tried a couple different bottles. Our server was Desiree - and she was very good - and had a fun personality. I recommend the place for sure!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food and our server Desiree was awesome!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very very good brick oven fresh pizza
Outstanding salads and great burgers

Sean is a great server but all of the staff are good

Just a very pleasant casual meal

Our out of state guests enjoyed the fish/chips and we were told they returned the following night

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The Brickworks had authentic wood oven-baked pizza with both traditional and more creative toppings. They offered dining inside or outside, depending on the temperature (it was over 100 degrees outside when we were there.) I would definitely eat at the Brickworks again. I had the sausage and onion pizza.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We went here for dinner before the street fair on a Thursday night. Girls weekend away. Food is great, staff is outstanding! My "go to" place when down in the desert!

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Good food, friendly waiters and a nice atmosphere!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great location in the heart of Palm Springs. We make it a point to stop here overtime we visit the area. Great service and our favorite place for pizza. Balcony patios available but its often too hot to eat outside. Inside decor is very inviting. We love it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Good food and service was great! Enjoyed every bite.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 26, 2017

great salad... large enough to share...

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Always the calamari is amazing with the Apple jalapeno jelly the pizza was cooked to perfection the wait staff was excellent and the view was just beautiful

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Best wedge And cheddar burger I've ever tasted.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I have been coming to this restaurant for the better part of 10 years - first as Matchbox and now as Brickworks. The main reason for my addiction are the hamburger sliders, excellent beer choices, and amazing shoestring onions!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, People Watching, Fun
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This was a bad experience for us at Brickworks. First, they sat us next to a party that was so loud and obnoxious, the restaurant should have requested that they calm down. Next, we ordered a salad to arrive as our appetizer, but it never showed up until our entree. We sent it back, but the waiter was not very apologetic, and, typical of waitstaff in this Valley, really did not have the good customer-service attitude of waiters in cities where they actually care about customers. Maybe this place caters to tourists. We are locals, and we won't be back. My pizza was overcooked and undersauced. The caesar salad that my partner got AS HIS ENTREE (not the pre-entree wedge we wanted as a starter) was horribly bland. It's a pity, because our first visit here was so much better. If they'd teach staff the art of customer service and get little things like "salad before entree" correct, we might try again.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Good food, great price

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 24, 2017

I loved this restaurant wgen it was Matchbox. He pork chop was a reason to eat there. I sold the idea to our friends. We had three irders if dry pirk chop. Will not go back. The menu items I loved are changed or gone.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 23, 2017

I thought the crust was some of the best I had in Palm Springs. Service was pleasant. Could have been better but not bad. I would definitely go back for the 🍕 pizza

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2017

We had the fig and prosciutto pizza. The crust was good, but I didn't care for the sauce and the pieces of prosciutto were too big to eat without making a mess. The salad was good as was the service.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great food, outstanding service, the wait staff is very attentive and professional.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Enjoyed both the food and service, especially the black bean burger .

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Great! Food and service.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 9, 2017

The meal was enjoyable. The star of the entire thing was the pizza bread with the incredible garlic butter that comes with it. I wanted to just eat the butter. The beet salad was really tasty. Pizza was good. Had a nice ipa from Great Divide. They had a nice beer selection. Server was nice and helpful. The bussers were very attentive and polite. Will definitely come back and order extra pizza bread.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Another great dining experience just as we expected. Service is polite and attentive and the food quality is well above most other restaurants in Palm Springs.

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 (Portland)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Really liked the old Matchbox. Also glad Brickworks kept the same menu. Just not quite as good. Can't put my finger on it. Kitchen chefs need to step it up a bit. Otherwise, a great spot to eat.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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