Grand Central Palm Springs

4.2
89 Reviews
$30 and under
American
GRAND CENTRAL is currently open for take-out and limited patio dinning.

Located in the heart of downtown we serve seasonally fresh California Cuisine. We offer coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner will be offered soon.

Support Grand Central Palm Springs during COVID-19

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
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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 25, 2021

We are offering a 5 Course Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration. Entree choices are: traditional herb roasted turkey, citrus beurre blanc salmon, Steak au Poivre or Pumpkin ravioli.

What 89 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to dine at Grand Central. The prix fixe was a very good deal. Every course was delicious. Our waiter, Robert, was friendly and helpful. We had just the right amount of attention. We enjoyed sitting outdoors but the indoor seating looked appealing also. Will definitely return.

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vipLounick
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Three of us enjoyed our first dinner here. Being in touristy downtown Palm Springs, our expectations were relatively low. The quality of the food, preparation and presentation were excellent. We shared a generous mussels appetizer which was good, not great. The mussels themselves were not as large and plump as we’ve had elsewhere in town (Pomme Frite, Johannes) though the preparation was quite nice and the included toasted baguette to soak up the broth was a treat. We all found our mains to be terrific; lamb shank, chicken Milanese and seared ahi tuna steak. Ingredients were fresh, preparation was creative without being fussy and the portions were generous. The price point for main courses here is high but the quality justified the cost. Low point was the cocktails. For $14 you hope for a generous pour and not a glass filled to the brim with ice. At least a gentle buzz would’ve been nice.
Overall Grand Central was a very good dining experience. We’ll be back for sure.

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alex
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner and the food was fabulous, the salmon was cooked perfectly, garlic shrimp was awesome and the was one of the best I have had, must visit location

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vipPeterG
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Prix Fixe menu was delicious and a nice bargain.

Immediately after being seated, I requested a cushion because the chair seats are flat and hard. Eventually, everyone at our table requested a cushion.

We also requested that the music be turned lower as it was intrusive, to which they complied. However, as the evening progressed and more diners arrived, the noise level became increasingly loud to the point of distraction.

The inside temperature was like a meat locker

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience and good!

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Charlie
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I received different information from 2 different servers regarding gluten free options, the discrepancy left me very uncomfortable.

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DebbiP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best gazpacho of my life. Great food.

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DJmcvolz
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, Robert was amazing friendly service, owner was friendly,

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JillL
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Marco is the best. Fabulous addition to the restaurant.

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vipTeudy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came for a birthday dinner and had a great time! The food and portions were great, their signature drinks were delicious, and the manager was awesome.

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vipDavidS
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Need to upscale the look a bit for evening, table placement or something to soften up the room… service good, food really nice, room just needs a bit of softening!

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Amore
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The host as well as our server were amazing, we went back the next day for breakfast the service was just as amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner and spectacular service. Would definitely come again.

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JeffS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent, service was outstanding, we had a very nice evening

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was wonderful.

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JodyG
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was spectacular. Every item ordered was as good as it gets.

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MichaelM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Thanksgiving

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Smiley
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand Central was our dining-room-of-choice this COVID Thanksgiving. And what a good choice it was! Our server, Sarah, treated us like family and guided us through a tempting menu to find just the right wine, entrees, and complementary courses. Having lived for years in Europe and becoming accustomed to quality above quantity, we were delighted to discover a venue devoted to pleasing palates rather than merely filling plates. Don’t get me wrong, the quantity was more than enough, but the quality was spectacular. Steak that melted in my mouth, starters to die for, and sweet desserts aplenty. My wife had the traditional turkey dinner and the leftovers were just as tasty the next day. Grand Central is now high on our list of favorite dining spots in the Coachella Valley. Our compliments to Sarah, the owner, and the chef!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Drinks were good but they were out of major ingredient of a signature drink. The table next to us tried ordering it too! Wish there were healthier appetizers.

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vipReggieC
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my new PS favorites. Enjoying the COVID evening hours and the spacing made us feel very safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Nice setting and service. Slightly small portions however.

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Cheryl
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff couldn't be more pleasant and the food was deelish!

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MarkWayland
Atlanta
2 reviews
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
41 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
47 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
22 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
27 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
26 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
43 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
39 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
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

LOUDEST RESTAURANT EVER. The food is great though

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vipGreatFood
Los Angeles
47 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
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very personable. Host was very friendly and responsive.

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vipteedee
Palm Springs
63 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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You can order delivery directly from Grand Central Palm Springs using the Order Online button. Grand Central Palm Springs also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 699-7185.

Grand Central Palm Springs is rated 4.2 stars by 89 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.