Eight4Nine

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Contemporary American
---Pride Parade - November 2nd 2019---
We will be serving our three course brunch menu only. For reservations larger than six, please call to make a reservation.

The striking crisp white interior of EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge creates a minimalist atmosphere and a blank canvas to reflect the diverse colors of the menu’s culinary creations.
The eclectic menu features a celebration of West Coast Modern American Cuisine which focuses on both presentation and flavors.

Chef Chuck Courtney received media coverage in numerous high profile publications: Bon Appétit Magazine, Wine Spectator magazine, the New York Times, Diablo Magazine and The Contra Costa Times.

His cuisine incorporates the diversity of West Coast culinary influences, while utilizing the freshest specialty produce, seafood and meats available. All dishes are prepared from scratch, reflecting each dish"s specific ethnic origins with Chef's individual creative flair.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Mentioned that we were celebrating 35 year anniversary of college friends. They sat us next to the restroom and kitchen. Nothing done for our event.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The food was mediocre and the service was awful

Eight4Nine
Responded a day ago

I am sorry that your visit gained us a one star rating... Please share more details with me. As you can see we normally receive 5 star reviews and I need to know what happened during your experience. Thank you. Willie@eight4nine.c..

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YC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter made the meal even better
Loved the fried bacon - what a concept
Dining outside is always a plus

II
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is upscale casual at its best!

PK
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a lovely dinner at Eight4Nine. It was a last minute choice and it was lovely. Our server (wish I remembered her name) was amazing and knowledgeable. The charred octopus appetizer was our highlight-although everything was delicious.

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was very bad. Chicken was wildly over cooked and flavorless

Eight4Nine
Responded a day ago

I am sorry that your visit gained us a one star rating... Please share more details with me. As you can see we normally receive 5 star reviews and I need to know what happened during your experience. Thank you. Willie@eight4nine.c..

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LP
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding every time we have dined there, our recent experience was no exception. The place was completely packed on an early Sunday evening, but the cuisine and service still were excellent.

DM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was outstanding, with innovative menu, ingredients, and presentation with generous portions. Wait service was adequate, but not engaging, or supportive to sell the food --- did not contribute to the experience nor match the quality of the drinks/food. Water and plate service was solid. Overall, not as engaging an experience as 1 year ago .... sadly, will give second thought to returning in the future.

M
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is exceptional! Service is fantastic! Food is incredible! It literally is our go to place for every occasion, each together with friends. Tom, Cale, Charlene are just a few who create an evening to rave about! Love Love Eight4Nine!

J
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food ...great attentative service . Scallops were great although I wish it was more than 3 on the plate. Would go back

OT
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

So, 849 came highly recommended. What a disappointment. We've been in Palm Springs this year for 10 days. We've dined out in 10 different restaurants for dinner. If I were to rank all the places, from 1st to last, this would definitely be last. While the service was great, the ambiance just fine, the food was simply horrible. How many people can ruin chicken? Well, needless to say, it was not good. I would not recommend 849. Sorry.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully appointed space, excellent service and truly exceptional meal prepared to perfection by friendly Chef Owner Daniel. A memorable meal at the only place in the Coachella Valley serving 100% organic, local, sustainable dinner cuisine. We will return often. Do not be deceived by the location.

D
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun vibe, excellent food and service.

A
Palm Springs
173 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful presentation and delicious flavors...like always.

BA
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

849 is always a delightful dining experience.
The management and wait staff always go the extra mile to make you feel welcome and valued.

B
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, aesthetically pleasing, very good food and excellent service. My niece and her husband, who are very special to me, were visiting from London and they were impressed. It couldn't have gone better.

P
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

I ordered from the pre fixe menu - avocado toast, skirt steak and creme brulee. All were excellent and good value. My husband had watermelon gazpacho and chile relleno. Again, both were very good. There is a nice wine selection. Our only complaint is the noise level. It is a very lively place! We will return but will try the al fresco seating.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

UPDATE: All made good.

Within hours of my posting my initial scathing review, Willie reached out and offered to make up for our disappointing anniversary dinner. We stopped by for lunch that same day and boy are we glad we did. The Cuban and Chicken sandwiches were great but the Mango Baked Alaska Bombe was everything we hoped for and such an amazing tribute for our 24 year anniversary.

Service was incredible and we are planning our next visit to Palm Springs to include another Eight4Nine meal.

Eight4Nine
Responded on September 30, 2019

Morning, I am extremely sorry that the Baked Alaska was unavailable to you this weekend. As you can see we have Hundreds of 5 star reviews so customer service is very important to me. Please accept my apologizes. I have spoken to the pastry chef and the Baked Alaska will be available today. Please join us for complementary dessert & Champagne to celebrate your anniversary. Write to me at Willie@eight4nine.c to make arrangements or call 760.325 8490.

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AK
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Whimsical and delightful for a fun Sunday Brunch. The Bloody Mary is out of this world-- with Crispy bacon. Lobster Roll Benedict, yes please. Everything was fantastic!

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

In town from
SF TO celebrate 2 friends birthday with an early brunch! Service was A-1! I can’t remember our servers name-agh! But he was great. Answered our questions, knew the menu well, made suggestions! Perfect!

LM
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here. We had a reservation and decided that we wanted to come early. The staff was very accommodating and got us seated right away. The food was excellent and the service was also wonderful. We will recommend this restaurant to friends and family and also go back next time we are in town.

SR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful experience on our first but definitely not last visit ......Edgar went above and beyond for us. Patio seating was so inviting and comfortable....food was amazing .....can't wait til next time!

MW
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was served to us literally in minutes after ordering. Both of our dishes were cold, tough and mine in particular was inedible. The ambiance had potential. It’s a loud space but good vibe. Perhaps they just messed up our meals...

Eight4Nine
Responded on October 1, 2019

MattW, I am sorry we messed up. Please email me and let me know when you dined, I want to make sure this problem is resolved immediately. I'd also like the opportunity to make it up to you and show we can do better. Please right to Willie@eight4nine.c..

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PP
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really cool place. Food was very good and the service was excellent.

BA
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to celebrate any ocassion. Us, we celebrated our anniversary. We can say we are regulars now at 849!

NH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue with excellent food and outstanding service. Lovely ambience and would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Palm Springs and looking for a special venue.

h
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening. Monday night so on the quiet side. Jaw dropping decor. Like eating inside of a sculpture. Every little detail accounted for, including the hue and intensity of the lightbulbs. Food flawless.

VD
Orange County
120 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dining experience always!

BB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We sat outside and enjoyed escaping the noise inside the restaurant. The food was well prepared, served hot, and really delicious.

T
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and may great areas to dine in!! The bar area and outside are my favorite places to dine!!

DH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Excellent service, great menu and delicious food.

WT
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Awesome cocktails and the food never disappoints.

MM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Stylish, modern, comfortable atmosphere. Great staff. Great food, quality, serving size. I only give 5 stars when at least one course of the food catapults my taste buds into an exhilarating soaring into outer space experience, so much so that one forgets what one was talking about because one becomes overwhelmed by the orgasmic taste sensations that literally take over one's consciousness. Admittedly such dining experiences don't happen very often. That is not at all to denigrate my experience at 849, I will go back - great food, great service, great ambience, but no 5 star.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

So, I’m rating the service at 3 stars to include the chef’s preparation of a meal with wine reduction after my guest requested that it not be included as she is allergic to sulfates. Our waitress said that she had “just spoke to him” about not preparing the dish with the wine reduction sauce and, therefore, couldn’t believe that he would include it. She brought another dish within about 5 minutes and said that they already had another one prepared, which may be true but it seemed a bit suspicious and we were concerned that the wine reduction had just been wiped off of the meat. We were probably a bit too paranoid about it, but that’s what happens when a meal is delivered to the table before confirming that it meets the requests of the customer. I also felt that we waited a bit too long before our first drink order was taken. Other than that, our meals were delicious and our waitress was delightful.

OT
Palm Springs
51 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

First time dining at Eight4Nine. We had deliberately avoided it the last couple of years fearing it would be too trendy and popular but with mediocre food like nearby Trio. What a pleasant surprise to find that when friends asked us to meet them there for dinner it was such a good experience.
Service was excellent, food quite good... enormous portions - we took a fair amount of food home. We will definitely go back. Interior is really pretty and imaginative.

FR
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and good food.

K
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

100% ! The food was delicious, Delia our server was a breath of fresh air, and they were so accommodating! The ambiance is perfect for anyone, the space is welcoming and the staff went above and beyond! Get the pork chop if you like pork, it was delicious!

T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely nice restaurant. Knowledgeable servers and excellent food.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was top notch! We got to tour the rooms and had an AMAZING cocktail before we were seated for dinner. Our server was beyond gracious, fun, and wonderful. Charlene (sure hope I am spelling her name right!) gave us a perfect night with amazing accommodations to foods and recommendations for wines to pair with our meal. We LOVED this spot and so grateful we could experience this in Palm Springs. Might just come back for this restaurant alone! Come check them out. The Brad Pitt photo in the bathroom is just the icing on this fine dining cake.

JT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good and everyone except our waitress was very friendly. She was short and unfriendly until very end of the meal.

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