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French Miso Cafe, Palm Springs, CA

French Miso Cafe

4.7
4.7
236 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
A romantic and modern French Cafe with wonderful Japanese influences.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Japanese, Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 699-7730

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Eric Bovy

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 236 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for Brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for Brunch

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  1. LM

    LinhMitchell

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cute place and the food was light and amazing! Bento box to die for!
  2. s

    sfchuck

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places that we've eaten at in Palm Springs. The food was excelent, the service was nice, but casual. Nice seclection of wines to choose from. Will definitely return!
  3. j

    jaki

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful and cozy neighborhood restaurant with terrific food, wonderful waitstaff, and lovely ambience. We usually go for brunch, but tried out their dinner menu. It was pre-fixe and a good choice. Very homey and au current at the same time
  4. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it :) great service and delicious food. But make sure to get there early as they do run out of things!
  5. B

    fun2Bme

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sweet place!
  6. GL

    GloriaL

    Central Coast

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This our second visit here. Love the breakfast and lunch each time. Eggs benedict was awesome. Prosciutto with Bernanke. A departure from regular ham and egg hollandaise. Loved the sauce. The Prosciutto had a little too much stringy fat. Prefer a leaner cut of ham. Coffee was French press. Service could have been more on point. Our male server was a bit distracted to minor details. A fascinating menu and I highly recommend eating here, It has lots of french charmi and lovely outdoor seating.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food - each of us ordered a different item and we were not disappointed! Our server was attentive and helpful - even brought bread for dipping in the broth!
  8. L

    Lillibet

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the wonderful selection of Japanese dishes at lunchtime. Lovely atmosphere and service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the food to the service was absolutely incredible. Would highly recommend!
  10. AM

    AMBR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space and ambiance - and the food is also excellent!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance, service and food!!!
  12. B

    Brenda

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cute little secluded restaurant. The fish was amazing. The steak was OK. Salads were OK. A little pricey for what we got.
  13. LR

    LucyR

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service and a great prefix menu! Food was outstanding.
  14. GJ

    GaryJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants, always delicious in a lovely setting with great service. The owners are present and add to the ambiance.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a find! Quaint and quiet amidst the hubbub of central downtown PS. Fantastic and friendly service, eclectic menu, charming setting. What a great spot!
  16. G

    Gourmand

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem in a back alley. The owners are so gracious.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We initially arrived a little late to our reservation, but they were very accommodating, patient and provided us with our table anyway. The food was excellent, I had the bento which was amazing and the French press coffee phenomenal. I will definitely be returning this week . Thank you to French Miso for the lovely experience.
  18. h

    hillarys

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I had really been looking forward to trying this restaurant. When we arrived for brunch at 1pm, they were out of 75% of the menu items. It was really disappointing.
  19. AW

    AnnaW

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    My husband and I came for brunch. I ordered Paris Cdg. Cravlax was good,eggs were very bland, congealed, tasteless. I think the dish were missing the wow factor and would be improved by adding slices of red onion and capers. My husband ordered the Bento box. He liked the salmon and tofu, but the rest of the dish was very plain. Also, they were out of a lot of dishes. Before we were done with our lunch, they started closing the place down by drugging big containers with garbage right by our table. Very unprofessional and unappetising. And not just once, at least 4-5 times. We probably won’t come back.

    French Miso CafeResponded on November 16, 2022Hello Anna I agree with you regarding the trash and have changed our policy regarding the timing of taking them out. We are a very popular small restaurant with limited refrigerated space and we do not store nor prep huge amount of food. Adding the fact that the restaurant supplier industry is going through a difficult time regarding quality and availability of produces, you will understand, hopefully, that a lot of restaurant like us operate on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you.

  20. MC

    MichaelCole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A warm and inviting space with great food and great hosts. It is my go to anytime I'm in Palm Springs.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lovely venue, overpriced for what is offered. Not worth it.
  22. C

    Charm

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful restaurant for lunch. I have not yet eaten dinner there. The courtyard is enchanting, the interior lovely and the food is terrific. I highly recommend it
  23. TT

    ThenaT

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting friends wanted to go somewhere special in Palm Springs for dinner. The setting is lovely and quiet with no street noise. The waiter was attentive and gave us ideas about which wine to order. The food was very good and the portions were generous.
  24. DW

    DavidW

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special brunch place we’ve enjoyed going to for relaxing time and good food. We usually try to get reservations because it has limited space for garden seating.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful outdoor atmosphere in a courtyard. First time there for dinner. Fixed price menu with three entree selections. Nice wine list. Overall great service and food.
  26. R

    Rabonito

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Wonderful best kept secret in Palm Springs - possibly the best food in town.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a special little place! The setting is absolutely beautiful (we sat outside) and the staff was very wonderful and attentive. I imagine that the owner is always there but she’s a very special lady and I hope other patrons have a chance to interact with her. All of our meals were delicious and I thought everything was very fairly priced for the quality and size!
  28. PS

    PalmSpringsLocal

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    The service was excellent but the food was way overpriced tourist french food swimming in tasteless or bad tasting sauce. We live in Palm Springs and this was one of the worst dinners we've ever had. At dinner they require a fixed price menu which limits the options and gives them the biggest bang for the buck. Although the writeups on the place indicate it's half french/half japanese, there was no sign of japanese dishes or preparations. Just plain terrible and very overpriced!

    French Miso CafeResponded on October 26, 2022Hello Marc, Many small restaurants adopt a "prix fixed" solution to their dinner menu, including us. We try to make it diversified enough to please a wider range of customers not a bigger bang for the buck. Regarding the "French/Japanese" menu,you will find that on our lunch menu. But, "just plain terrible" baffles me honestly Obviously, the majority of our customers do not agree with you. I apologize profusely for what may have gone wrong here and hope we can somehow make it up to you

  29. p

    psresident

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, presentation, service, atmosphere.
  30. GW

    GeorgeW

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I found my dish to be very fatty with not much meat nor flavor.

    French Miso CafeResponded on October 23, 2022Hello George. We buy "frenched" New Zealand lamb, meaning all the fat is already trimmed out. The Port wine sauce or the pesto accompanying the dish along with the grilled lamb are packed with undeniable flavors. I personally would advise you to take a COVID test. You may have contracted the virus or, should you have contracted the virus before, you may be experiencing long term side effects. Chef/ owner French Miso Cafe.

  31. d

    desertdiner1

    Palm Springs

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience and food. Felt like we were on vacation.
  32. DH

    DakoH

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A cute cafe in the alley of downtown Palm Springs, the food is good and the service is excellent !! Dog friendly too, highly recommended !!
  33. b

    bronx51

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    There was not as big a selection as we would have hoped.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Server was kinda off. Had a bit of an attitude and tried hard to overcompensate with fake kindness. Overall good experience tho .
  35. C

    Charm

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a charming environment. I would highly recommend French Miso Café
  36. k

    keith

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service, delicious food and ambiance… as per usual! My favorite in Palm Springs.
  37. MB

    MichaelB

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic evening. Can not recommend highly enough.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and service was excellent. I just wish there were more options for dinner including more dishes with a Japanese flair like on the lunch menu.
  39. JT

    JohnT

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and Jerry our waiter was great. We're vegan and the restaurant had good options for us - especially good because they are prix fixe.
  40. G

    Gregg

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The entree was not up to par. Had the chicken.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

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

French Miso Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for French Miso Cafe

19 La Plz, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Japanese, Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Eric Bovy

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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