Counter Reformation

4.8
118 Reviews
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
RESERVATIONS ONLY

Bar seating and ledge-leaning is the rule of thumb -- think Paris tabac or the zinc -- the heat of local life, crowded with regulars at the counter waiting for their vin rouge. Here you'll find our Cave à Manger, an eclectic curation of wines by the glass offered with a menu of small plated savory delicacies created for this tasting smorgasbord. More than an amuse-bouche, less than a serving. Range, variety, exploration and discovery are the point.
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Chris
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from start to finish. It was my second time and I was over the moon.

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StevenM
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wines, excellent service, delicious food.

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hollyw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our experience at counter reformation, and this was nothing short of extraordinary. We love the bartender, she’s so delightful to chat with and her service is excellent. The food is incredible and the atmosphere is always so fun.

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ShannonC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Quail egg dish was a favorite. Another favorite was the beef carpaccio!

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vipMaddy
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing experience. The vibes here are immaculate, and the food is fantastic. Small but great wine list. A great secret in the Parker.

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EricB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great service. Charming atmosphere.

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crug
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great playlist, fun service, solid menu!

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vipLuv2Dine
Atlanta
80 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place. Very reasonable, interesting wines by the glass or half glass. Innovative twists on classic dishes; plates reasonable for one or for sharing.
Wish you were in Atlanta!

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SandyW
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great vibe of food, service, music, and atmosphere. All 5 star...small plates of the most creative cuisine, paired with fabulous wines, your choice of 30z. or 5 oz. pours..so fun for tasting different wines.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful vibe, decor and food

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vipROLANDM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! Beautiful upscale boutique hotel, excellent service, tasty food and excellent wine selection in a speakeasy-feel kinda joint in the middle of the desert. Recommended.

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2loosetigers
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was a religious experience. Every single dish. Amen.

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DerrickD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Beautiful space and great service. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my second time at Counter Reformation and it was as good as I remembered. The menu is different but the food and wine was still great. My only complaint would be that it was busy so it took longer than I would have liked to get our order taken. A couple that came in after us was served before we were.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Very tight quarters small bar area very loud and cramped. Uncomfortable chairs and no social distancing here. Food is great probably better to go early before it gets packed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent venue. Would have enjoyed it better if the music wasn’t on full blast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Surprise spot with good food and cool decor. We’ll be back.

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MikeT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best little known places to enjoy a glass of wine in Palm Springs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Counter Reformation never disappoints. It had been two years since we’d been here due to the pandemic and it was as good as we remembered. Good food. Good vibe. Such a wonderful addition to the Parker.

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vippalmspringsfoody4u
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and wine as always. Counter servers a professional and courteous. Bianca is awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun environment + quiet atmosphere!

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WalkerS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and delicious! Cool vibe and awesome menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection, meals, and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so delish!!! Def recommend!

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Janice
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this wine bar. Outstanding food, and knowledgeable people responsible for the wine selection. Wonderful and fun. Very good COVID-19 protective measures.

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Mistercay
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Our anniversary was not mentioned even though it was on the reservation.Everything else was very enjoyable

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HughC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great location. We will be going again.

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janisw
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was disappointing but service was very good.

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JoshuaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 words. Lights Out! What an experience ... communal style, cool vibe, and above all else, exceptional eats. We'll definitely be back.

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SherylL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

My son who is 44 loved it. It was perfect for his age group. He loved the food but I would say we ordered pretty much everything on the menu and Some things were really good and other were just okay. The duck dish was not good and the oysters were fantastic. Everything else was pretty good.

The vibe and people watching was really fun. It’s worth going once for the experience.

We had drinks and cheese platter in the lobby. Cheese was only okay because they were out of all soft cheeses and drinks were a little pricey, about $19 ea.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Wow. Wow. What an experience. Everything i ate and drank was so delicious. Small and initiate setting and the service was great. I will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot! Great food, wine, and vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Speakeasy vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Low ceilings and cramp quarters give this small little dark bar (bar & wine only) a claustrophobic feel. The menu and food itself was unappealing and unappetizing. Overall... overpriced and pretentious.

Counter Reformation
Responded on August 11, 2021

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Counter Reformation.  I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. It is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future. Yagmur Gursoy Hotel Manager

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Marjul
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Did not feel welcome, had a drink and a bite then wanted to just walk in the garden and were told that was not allowed. A bit pricey but it was very cute on the inside.

Counter Reformation
Responded on August 8, 2021

We are sorry to see that your experience was not great. However, our estate and garden are exclusively for the registered hotel guest Yagmur Gursoy Hotel Manager

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vipAgnesM
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service by fantastic server. Food excellent and good wine choices.
Only complaint is the property’s charge of 25 dollars for parking, but only $12 if
ticket stamped. Find this to be extremely out of line with other dining establishments
in Palm Springs.

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Ciscoz
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine selection, and the food was outstanding!!!

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kimberlyr
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming to Counter Reformation!! Don’t be afraid to try something new…the combinations of food they put together is a masterpiece! The music is loud and the vibe is fun! Great wines too!! Can’t wait to visit again! Must make a reservation if you want a seat!

Counter Reformation
Responded on August 9, 2021

Thank you

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vipPtownLover
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There are perhaps 20 bar seats at the attractive bar and you are facing the two bartenders who are masked. The food menu and wine selections were excellent. We had 4 items for the two of us, including the scallops and the cheeseboard. The music is a bit loud for the small space but otherwise it is a lovely place to go for done excellent wind from around the world and done delicious small bites. The bread is amazing for $10. This was our second visit and we definitely go back in a few months.

Counter Reformation
Responded on August 9, 2021

Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

FAQs

Counter Reformation is rated 4.8 stars by 118 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.