Grand Central Palm Springs

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$30 and under
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GRAND CENTRAL IS CURRENTLY OPEN FOR DINE-IN & TAKE-OUT.

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS, WE SERVE SEASONALLY FRESH, CALIFORNIA CUISINE WITH FUN TWIST. OUR LOCAL PALM SPRINGS RESTAURANT OFFERS BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND FULL BAR. GRAND CENTRAL PALM SPRINGS IS YOUR FAVORITE LOCALS SPOT TO MEET, EAT AND DRINK.

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MarkWayland
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If there is one thing I know....it’s burgers! And this was o e of the very best in my life. Great service too

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ihightow
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Grand Central is a beautiful spot in the center of downtown Palm Springs. The service was great. The specialty drinks were okay, but order simple drink that you like and you won't be disappointed. We had appetizers, small plates and salads and all were very good. Did not have any larger plates or desserts so cannot comment on those.

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vipNWSkier
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for dinner! Inventive choices that were delicious! Really enjoyed the cauliflower ceviche!

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vipnancyinchicago
Palm Springs
49 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My go to place in downtown Palm springs, when I'm tired of Mexican or thai or italian.

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viponesweetlife
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

The menu listed on Open Table is NOT the menu in the restaurant. We chose to try this place based on the menu online. Disappointed when we arrived to find what brought us in wasn’t even on the actual menu. Service.....well there was none. Food was good. Server brings dessert menu and says “we’re basically out of everything” We won’t be back.

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Minnesota
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very comfortable and casual yet nice. Extremely friendly and great location. Food was great and owner was very pleasant

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vipPSFred
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love the food and friendly staff, but hate the noise level. Reduce the sound level and I'll be there more frequently.

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Travelgal
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at this restaurant. We were late for our reservation however the host was really nice and accommodated us when we arrived. We had the Valentine's Day 5 course meal and the food had great presentation and it was delicious!
They had an art deco type of setup. Server and staff were great. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everybody was friendly and kind. The host/hostess were so sweet and funny.

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palmsprings
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff couldn't have been nicer or more attentive. Our drinks were delicious, as was our food.

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vipjoshua
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Second time going. The vibe is very city like and yet many diners are tourists staying in Palm Springs.
We all liked our choices very much.
They need much larger beverage glasses.the staff has to refill often

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vipChristineK
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Palm Springs for 3 days and Grand Central was our first dinner out. It was a very quiet Sunday evening so our service was top notch. The decor is urban rustic, an esthetic I love, so that was a bonus for us. Our meals were both delicious! I recommend Grand Central to anyone looking for a comfortable and reasonably priced place for an evening out.

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vipPSFred
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

LOUDEST RESTAURANT EVER. The food is great though

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vipGreatFood
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 5 friends visiting from out of town and we thought Grand Central would be a great place to eat. From the moment we entered we were greeted with a smile and escorted to our table. The wait staff came to the table with a smile and asked for our drink order. The drinks were excellent and then we ordered our food. Four of us ordered the Ahi Tuna. The tuna was perfectly prepared and the side dishes perfectly complimented the main course. Service was outstanding throughout the dinner. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others. Also, the restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs so it is the perfect place to be after dinner is finished.

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vipChicagoDinerML
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had a pleasant dining experience with my friends at Grand Central Palm Springs. The atmosphere is casual and we could hear ourselves talk - always a plus. The hamburger, lamb sliders, and mushroom soup were quite good. The accompanying fries were rather soggy, though. Less good, however, was the cauliflower ceviche - too much red onion. But what needs to be improved the most is the actual seating. The chairs are very small and are solid with absolutely zero cushioning - extremely uncomfortable for more than a few minutes. Certainly not what I think is appropriate for the age demographic of Palm Springs. I'm not asking for "luxurious" - just comfortable for dinner.

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Sven55
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thought the food was very good, small plates. But wish we had known that they have Happy Hour all day. We could have sat in the bar area and gotten the same food for a lower price.

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MichaelC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very personable. Host was very friendly and responsive.

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vipteedee
Palm Springs
61 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everyone here was so nice. I love how they serve tea in glass carafes. I can’t wait to try their breakfast as it looks phenomenal, but their waffles and gelato dessert with bacon is the best and absolutely incredible❤️👍😊

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vipSalimAlama
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. The drinks, food and service made for a wonderful festive evening. You must try the Flamingo’s First Flight cocktail - perfection in a glass. For Christmas Eve they had a 5 course prix fixe meal that started with a wonderful vegetable soup that was great for a cold evening. My husband had the turkey and I the flat iron steak both were excellently presented and delicious.

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vipPSGuy
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Interesting menu and good food. There are nothing but hard surfaces in the place so it’s very noisy. It was even very busy when we were there and we had trouble hearing at our 4 top. Can’t imagine what’s it must be like when it’s crowded.

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StephanieJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My husband, son, and I had Thanksgiving dinner here on 11/28/19. Let me start with the good. The staff was EXTREMELY accommodating to those of us from out of town with pets. They treated our doggy like family. Unfortunately, that's where the good part ends. We each had the 4 course Thanksgiving turkey dinner for $49.50. We asked that they leave the cranberries off of our son's meal. The butternut squash soup was tasty, but lukewarm. The salad could have been very good but was 75% greens and not nearly enough of the nuts, cheese and dressing that makes salad palatable. Out turkey was dry, the corn was tasteless, Brussels sprouts were overcooked and sweet potatoes were almost entirely unseasoned. They did remember to leave the cranberries off my son's plate but left them off my husband's and mine too for good measure. I asked the server about the cranberries and he stared at me blankly. But that's not even the worst part. After our expensive but disappointing meal, we sat at our table for 25 minutes waiting for our dessert. Our waiter first told us (twice) that the dessert would be "up any minute" but then admitted that the kitchen staff was busy working on meals for other tables but could get to our desserts soon. Eventually we just asked for our check and as we were standing up to leave we were brought our desserts in to go boxes. As a perfect end to the night, we were brought the wrong desserts. There was no attempt by the restaurant to rectify the situation and no apology. We left our thanksgiving meal very thankful that it was over.

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HHKB
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Grand Central for dinner. The service was great & so was the food. The owner came & talked to us and asked how we liked the food, especially my dish, because it was new on the menue.

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vipCASSIAKID
Palm Springs
60 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and staff but hard to hold conversation with noise from tough acoustics.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
66 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Once again we had a lovely dinner (with drinks) at Grand Central. The menu is fun and interesting, the drinks are creative and the service is outstanding. We will be back...

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PSDesigner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Keep up the superb quality, menu choices and food preparation!
Many compliments as well to the waitstaff and bartender. They are friendly without being patronizing, personable and professional.
Those and the reasonable prices for a good meal will keep you head and shoulders above most Palm Springs restaurants. It's an oasis in a desert of overpriced menus and rude or indifferent staff.
It can get a bit loud when the restaurant is busy, but I will put up with it for the treat that is Grand Central!

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MeredithY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch or brunch. Dinner was wonderful too.

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ChrisK
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Really nothing special. The décor and atmosphere offer some charm, but the menu is ordinary with few vegan options.

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BarbaraL
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a wonderful restaurant. The food is made with imagination and a light touch. The menu is varied and inviting. Staff couldn’t be more welcoming and professional.

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vipDisappointedGuest
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Menu looked good, food sucked.

JC
vipJCCLACA
Los Angeles
221 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

The food took an hour. The steak was way over cooked the manager comped the meal. They responded to a bad situation very well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
66 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun atmosphere, great food and terrific service... Thanks

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Chuy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand central is a great place to eat breakfast or dinner. The food was delicious, and the drinks were well poured. Jeff our waiter was great. Highly recommend it.

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vipStevem
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The kitchen was backed up according to staff but an effort needs to be made to let diners know this. Other than that the food was delicious.

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vipspecialk
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Open concept makes the room very noisy and difficult to hear your party talk. Food and service were very good, though. Looking forward to going back and sitting outside when it gets cooler.

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vipRec567ps
Palm Springs
61 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Finally tried Grand Central after some friends mentioned they had eaten there. It was a Sunday night, and only about 3 tables were occupied. Space is pretty cavernous when not busy, and I can’t imagine how loud the place would be if full given all the hard surfaces. Food was okay—nothing special. Salmon was good, halibut over-cooked and dry, and not much flavor. Smallest starter green salad I have seen. Too many other options in PS, so probably won’t be back soon.

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vipJames
Palm Springs
166 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Very fresh menu, great staff and perfectly located in the heart of Palm Springs. Big windows for people watching. Always a perfect option for something casual with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
66 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Staff and fun atmosphere. We love eating here and look forward to our next visit. Thanks...

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vipJames
Palm Springs
166 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Grand Central for dinner. It was fantastic. Ended up using the Restaurant Week menu and everything was so great. Cauliflower steak very good, beet salad quite large, pinko crusted shrimp started was 4 very large shrimp. Can't say enough about Luke the bartender/waiter. Very professional, attentive and didn't miss a beat. Definitely going back.

James

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vipbetto
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had lunch here when they first opened and I wasn’t impressed. We decided to give dinner a try during restaurant week. I was impressed. The entire meal was nicely presented and was delicious. Our waitress was delightful. My only complaint would be that the noise level is high, so I would recommend dining outside, weather permitting. We’ll be back soon.

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psluvs
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Grand Central over the past year. This is my first time for dinner. Staff is very friendly and attentive. The menu has many delicious offerings. I chose the Lamb Bolognese. This was a first. I was so delighted with the taste and presentation. Everyone at the table were exclaiming about their selections. I will return again and again.

FAQs

Grand Central Palm Springs offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 699-7185.

Grand Central Palm Springs is rated 4.1 stars by 67 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.