French Miso Cafe

4.5
36 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
A romantic and modern French Cafe with wonderful Japanese influences.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 36 people are saying
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vipPSDiner
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised by the ambience and food at this place. I'll be back. The French and Japanese influences are apparent.

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foodtraveler23
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love this little 'gem'. Food is wonderful. Just wish there were more wine choices.
But I will keep going back....and back....

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LMGA
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a lovely little gem tucked away in the heart of Palm Springs! I almost don't want to give a glowing review for fear that it'll become TOO popular. Haha! I kid, because I want this sweet spot to get all the business it can. A true mom-n-pop restaurant that deserves all the support and love. I came for dinner with my mom. It's a small menu that is prix fixe. Which means attention and care are given to create a bespoke experience. The portions are ample and so it felt like a tremendous value. Things to note: this is a more casual dining experience. Think vacation in Europe when you wander into a town and find a local spot that has tablecloths and flowers and the menu for the day/week that the chef-owner cooks and then the other owner waits on you. We felt like we were in someone's sitting room in their home. Please don't come here expecting French Laundry-style service. That is not to say the service isn't good, but don't dine here if you are entitled and want a team of people flocking on you and silverware changed every moment. There's a time and place for that kind of dining and this is not it. There is no wine list. The owner tells you what she has available that evening and we were happy with her selections. I imagine you can bring in your own wine too, but I don't know what their corkage policy is. Call and fine out. We had steamed mussels in a delicate curry, a grilled shrimp/mango/pink grapefruit/romaine lettuce salad, scallops with a saffron risotto, and lamb merguez with couscous. We finished with a chocolate mousse. It was all perfect and delightful. Not sure how much the menu changes, but I could eat these dishes over and over. Come here for a delightful, relaxed experience with great food, friendly staff and friendly fellow diners as well. Highly recommend.

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Emily
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the women who I think was the owner was so sweet! 10/10 was one of my best (if not the best) meal I had in Cali. I had the bento box with salmon yum yum yum!

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InnaA
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sweetest staff, great food and love the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & ambiance was fantastic! Service also top knotch!

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vipCarolF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweetest lunch spot with the sweetest owners and staff ever!
Food is light, delicious and satisfying.
And the ambiance in the outdoor space? Cute and classy!
A hidden (literally) gem ... take it from a local!!

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vipKLEXglobal
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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Linder
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The staff were very friendly. We had a lovely table. My meal was attractive and fairly tasty. My husband's meal was bland and not attractive. Prices were a little more than average.

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CelesteR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The owner is amazing and makes everyone feel comfortable!

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davida
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best people and food in Palm Springs..... 🐶😎

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vipKennT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A hidden treasure. Asian-French will delight the palette.

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DeniseG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Love the hospitality

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vipMichaelM
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fresh food ... the quiche is amazingly souffle-like. Wonderful bento box and salmon salad too.

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vipGaryRoss
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t seen my friend in a year

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited French Miso Cafe on my last full day in Palm Springs. The service, from the sweet owner to my servers, was impeccable. The food was incredibly fresh and filling, a great meal before strolling around the shops in the area. We were full but not sluggish.

I only wish I made a reservation for every day of my vacation.

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vipDCsmurphs
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! The owner was so attentive and thoughtful. Every dish was amazing. And we loved the pretty courtyard

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vipCraiglarsondtla
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious health menu. Friendly enthusiastic service.

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Frank
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love French Miso. It's possible to imagine you are at a small cafe in a small French town, with good food to boot.

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vipLovesfoodandwine
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, gracious owner greeted us by name (via Open Table, this was our first time there). Quaint atmosphere, felt very out of the way but easily accessible. I would recommend a few more breakfast selections on weekends.

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SAnd
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the ambiance was lovey. A definite winner

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KathleenM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly. Excellent food and service

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vipCraiglarsondtla
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy high quality food. A Japanese French blend. Nice service in a inviting courtyard. Definitely worth trying. Lunchtime only.

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foodtraveler23
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is charming here - setting, food, owners.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best! Super cute, great food, excellent service- it’s a 10/10!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The food was great and the owner was so hospitable and sweet! A definite hidden gem and must go stop in Palm Springs

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vipjudyyank
Palm Springs
141 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We tried twice before to have lunch here. The first time we walked out because after half an hour we had not been served any food. The second time we walked out because they didn't have the quiche which was the only thing on their rather unusual menu that I was interested. So we hoped the third time would be the charm. I ordered the quiche which arrived luke warm and was in individual quiche about 4" in diameter surrounded by a small salad - more an appetizer than an entree. The quiche was okay but I've had better. My husband ordered the miso soup which he enjoyed and a pork dish that was described as thinly sliced pork. When it arrived we were surprised to see that the pork looked like undercooked bacon. It was so fatty that my husband ate very little of it. He said the flavors of the rice and other ingredients were good but we were both very disappointed and will not return. The service was pleasant but that's about the best we can say.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Paiallard and Cesar.

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SarahD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant restaurant! Extremely good service by the both the waitress and owner. Very romantic atmosphere.

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vipCourtneyy
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Felt very exclusive, food was amazing, owners were great! Menu changes weekly so we will deff be checking the menu every week for Friday/sat dinner.

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vipqantelle
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit! Food was excellent, fresh and delicious. Lovely non-crowded intimate courtyard setting..

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vipSkinwise
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were dining outdoors because of Covid but the space is charming and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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GinnyH
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always enjoyed brunch at French Miso, but dinner is equally wonderful. Arrived for a 6 p.m. reservation with client friends who were a bit skeptical of the 3-course, choice of 2-entrees menu, but after the delicious first course (French Onion Soup to die for) and "Vol au Vent," (tender mushrooms with delicate sauce in puff pastry) accompanied by a bottle of French wine, we were eager for the main courses. I had Striped Bass done to perfection, and they shared both the Striped Bass and Chicken Nicoise: magnificent! Other diners filled the perfectly distanced, lush garden at 7 p.m., but they entered so quietly, we were unaware we were no longer alone. Tomoko poured a Malbec tasting to accompany the shared, light desserts (baked, spiced pineapple and a berry and cream pastry). We stayed until 9 p.m. and were made to feel welcomed, not hurried. The garden setting with lush bougainvillea and palm trees framing a full moon created a relaxing, French country ambience. Chef, Tomoko and our lovely server completed this perfect evening. I look forward to returning and urge those looking for a very special experience to support French Miso.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My cousin and I came for a birthday brunch! Very delicious food and absolutely out of this world service. We had reservations for 1:00 in the afternoon but when we got there a lot of the menu was not available. The food available was delicious! Hope to try the Japanese cuisine soon.

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viplocalNWneighbor
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were transported to the French Riviera last evening. Our hostess and server were tres manifique Simple fix prix delicious meal a be tasty wine in a serene little courtyard away from the noise. Lovely!!

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vipbubba
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

loved the place . . . first time there and will go back . . .

FAQs

French Miso Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 699-7730.

French Miso Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 36 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.