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Modern New York Style Deli  - J's Deli, Palm Desert, CA

J's Deli

4.5
4.5
92 Reviews
$30 and under
Deli
Beautiful outdoor patio, Full bar that offers happy hour daily. Bakery on premise that features homemade bagels.
Take-out, delivery, catering and private dining available.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Deli

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 797-5004

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Popular dishes

What 92 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Good for business meals

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Kid-friendly

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Good for business meals

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Kid-friendly

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  1. AB

    AutumnB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service was a bit slow last night. Hostess was a bit dingy. Food was excellent as always and Jay is delightful
  2. PD

    PickyDiner

    Palm Springs

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good diversified menu. The liver & onions is a great dish with "simple" but great mashed potatoes just like when I was a kid, and it comes with any soup you want. The Cobb Salad is also delicious with a great variety of very fresh ingredients. But wait until you get to the desserts - and then you'll know what decadence is about!!! Enjoy!
  3. TC

    TonyC

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to J’s deli. Everything was Great. Our server “Julie” was terrific. Food was excellent. The owner “J” stopped at our table to ask about our experience. It could not have been a better experience. Highly recommended!
  4. V

    Vanessa

    Los Angeles

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food. Best service and great value.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable evening out and Jay was always checking to make sure everything was great.
  6. SJ

    ScottJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Bad food, worse service.
  7. AB

    AlbertaBound

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Hard to choose it all looks so good extensive menu. Generous portions, great value. Recommending to all my friends.
  8. p

    phil

    Palm Springs

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service and food was well made very delicious
  9. JO

    JOHNW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our dining got off to a rocky start. When we arrived, they told us they had no record of our reservation. Lucky for us I guess that they weren't super busy and they were able to seat us right away. Other that that it was a terrific place to dine and we would definitely go back.
  10. BO

    BillinOakland

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    A chaotic, lunchtime experience. We had a reservation. We were seated in a timely manner. But lines of people waiting without reservations. Shortage of staff, which is normal nowadays prior to being seated, I tried requesting any table that was not a booth as we were with someone in their 90s and it was difficult for them to slide into a booth. The owner was abrupt and kurt until he realize I was not complaining about the time it’s taking to be seated, but just trying to request a handicap friendly table. Our server Michelle was the one ray of sunshine. Great personality, very competent, friendly, and jovial, she made the experience very nice. The food was Meh. Very large portions, which was not necessary, greasy and salty Ruben, which is what a Reuben normally is, but not a lot of sauerkraut or flavor. Other people at our table had a soup of the day, which they said was very good. Cream of tomato. It was just OK overall. I would not rush back.
  11. N

    Neeber

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and great service. Wait staff attentive, friendly and fun. Can't wait to go back.
  12. MG

    MikeG

    Orange County

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    It’s a relatively new restaurant. We just went here for the first time, it’s a very nice restaurant with regular tables. High top bar tables and patio seating. Cool place. The food was good and the staff are friendly. The owner was there which I respect a great deal and stopped by to say hello. We hadn’t had issues at that point. The issue we experienced was very slow service to get our drinks. It took 15-20 minutes and our waitress kept saying they are coming but we were sitting in the bar area and could see they were not getting made. Also, after I finished my dinner, I realized that I never got my salad which comes with the entree. The waitress did offer to give us a take home salad but too late at that point. I just suggest they focus on service improvements. We still liked the place overall and will give them another try as they seemed like nice people.
  13. r

    robinetta

    Sacramento

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best matzoh ball soup ever! Excellent service. We will be back!
  14. V

    Vanfoodie63

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best omelette in the valley. We have dined here 45 days in a row and you can’t beat the ambiance, service, quality or food and service. Best Bloody Mary mix and and a darned good Grey Goose Cosmopolitan.
  15. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Owner came out to ask how our breakfast was and chatted. That was nice. We will return to try lunch next time we are here.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  17. RR

    RoknRbn

    Palm Springs

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Had the Nova Lox plate. Loved the creativity of making the lox look like a rose. Could make a meal off the bagel chips & pickles. Only downside was having the bill brought and then the waitress came back and checked for payment before we were even done eating. Could maybe understand the “rush” if it were crowded, but it wasn’t.
  18. MT

    MichaelT

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service was good. Food was not exceptional. Other deli's are much better.
  19. PS

    PSPGuy

    Palm Springs

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Third time at J's for lunch. Service fluctuates a bit, but overall, it's a good choice for a reasonably priced meal.
  20. S

    Scout1930

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitstaff was so attentive -
  21. H

    Haardrock1141

    Phoenix

    179 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    179 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant was very clean and has a varied menu. The Chicken Delight was excellent. The Turkey Pastrami was good. Service was very good, prompt and professional.
  22. e

    eleenag

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Julia. Love the Nosh menu and happy hour. You can’t go wrong with the Turkey Dinner or pastrami sliders. Can’t wait to return. Oh and that custard filled eclair warmed with rich chocolate sauce on top. Perfect ending!
  24. HL

    HarryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Manager /owner cheerfully turned down music on outdoor patio so people could have a conversation without shouting. In and out the music detracts not adds to the dining experience.
  25. V

    Vanessa

    Los Angeles

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! The stuffed cabbage is out of this world. Besides the menu has everything you can possibly imagine. They even have prime rib on Sunday.
  26. L

    Louise

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Food was not good.
  27. TM

    TonyM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go to for casual dining. The staff is ALWAYS friendly and the food is consistently good. They hire the nicest well mannered young people as part of there staff.
  28. K

    Kelli

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food never disappoints! We love coming here! Service was slow and she didn't come around to fill ice tea.
  29. DI

    24DINNER

    Fort Lauderdale

    284 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    284 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great job by J's Deli ownership with the newest Deli to hit the Coachella Valley area. Amazing venue featuring extensive indoor and outdoor seating, full bar well stocked ,very diverse menu choices from all day breakfast to a wide variety of dinner options . The food presentation is over the top and so much that you can cancel your dinner reservations the following night and enjoy your leftovers. Don't be concerned about maxing out your credit card at Jay's. Affordable family pricing plus great food equal a very enjoyable and delicious night out on the town.
  30. B

    Bill

    Palm Springs

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit was even better than our initial visit. What a neighborhood gem this restaurant is. Such a broad and diverse menu. Great friendly staff. Not the least expensive in town, but you get what you pay for.
  31. JM

    JeraldM

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have brought a bunch of our neighbors here and they all have enjoyed the food and the ambiance of J's Deli.
  32. J

    Judy

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening. The food was delicious, as well as plentiful.
  33. DS

    DavidS

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great deli and a welcome addition to the desert, wish it was closer to Palm Springs but worth the drive!
  34. L

    Luvyummyeats

    Orange County

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding ! Pastrami sandwich was delicious as well as the chopped liver,chicken piccata ,brisket and carrot cake ! Service was wonderful. We will be back! Jay and Vanessa are the best..
  35. BC

    BillC

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent deli sandwiches. Thought cole slaw was bland. Excellent pickles, but wish the dish had more wedges. Will return because a quality deli sandwich is not easy to find.
  36. J

    John

    Las Vegas

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Julie, our server was amazing! The food was good but needs better seasoning, corned beef and cabbage very dry, had to order au jus to make it tasty. Very happy we went. I had breakfast this morning too.
  37. D

    David

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife is in a wheelchair and the staff went of their way assist her when she had to use the restroom. They also opened doors to make easier to exit the restaurant. She left her sunglasses behind and before we could get to our car someone was on their way out with them. Everyone was very courteous. As always the food was delicious.
  38. c

    caseysmom

    Palm Springs

    125 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    First visit was when they just opened and really not a good experience so decided to give it another try. Although this time was better I do not think I have been won over to return for a third. Service was excellent - very attentive. The food was just okay and the prices on the high end. I have never been to a deli that charged extra for "lean' meat. When they start nickle and dimming on a $20 sandwich it is a bit over priced. Extra for "lean", extra for sweet potato fries or fruit... how about a credit for the sides we did not take?
  39. j

    jmwdo

    Oklahoma City

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First visit, will be many more. Great service, food and decor. Menu is enormous. Owner came by to check on us. Kevin was waiter he was great.
  40. E

    Etienne

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid deli food. Very nice atmosphere. Try to be very accommodating. Full bar..what more could you want!

FAQs

J's Deli is rated 4.5 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for J's Deli

74225 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4143

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Deli

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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