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

J's Deli

4.6
4.6
298 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

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Deli
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 9:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 797-5004
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 298 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for brunch

298 Reviews
  1. Zach

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good meal at J's. We have dined at J's about a dozen times in the past 18 months. Always excellent food and good service.

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  2. Bill

    Palm Springs

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Always a treat to go to this local favorite for breakfast. Service was a little off compared to normal, but it was a busy Saturday night, so all is good. We be back.

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  3. RickieM

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    J’s Deli never disappoints. Service and food are outstanding. This is a gem in the desert.

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  4. RobertD

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our third visit to J's, have tried several of the offerings, all are good, tasty and generous and freshly prepared. Will be back for more good eats soon.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The kitchen was understaffed which resulted in a long wait for our food (over 30 mins). Other than that, everything was good!

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  6. JaniceD

    Western NC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the menu!! Breakfast ALL-DAY is priceless!! We both had omelettes, and they were hot and delicious!! Decided to take dessert home and we both chose the HUGE brownies!! AMAZING We will return often!!

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  7. Annette

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy the food and service! Our go to place.

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  8. WagonGirl

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice diner-style restaurant but with outdoor seating. The staff is prompt and polite, food comes within a reasonable time and is well prepared. We've eaten here for all three meals several times and will go back.

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  9. CWKnauss

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, everything timely, delicious, and friendly.

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  10. Toddthrowsstrikes

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there for a Sunday breakfast. Excellent overall. The staff were all attentive and polite. Nice that the Host/manager asked me by name during our meal how everything was. Impressive. We will be back since we recently moved into the area. Adding it to our favorites list we are creating. Thx T

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  11. kelann

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wait staff are terrific always checking on your table, explaining menu items and keeping coffee refilled. Noise level in front of restaurant is too loud. Hard to converse with friends.

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  12. AllanS

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    great varied deli menu. We had the sweet and sour cabbage soup , matzo ball soup, hot pastrami and brisket. All excellent

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  13. susie

    Orange County

    129 reviews

    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken potpie was fantastic! Waiters were especially nice.

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  14. GoldenGourmet

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owner was very solicitous and kind Service was excellent Food always superb We go when ever we can

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breakfast was great, I had for the first time the Greek Omelet and it was very flavorful and I enjoyed every bite. J’s is a great place to go for good meal anytime of the day.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will be going back!

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  17. hinsdalean

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to have pleasant outdoor seating. Friendly service. Amazing large menu.

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  18. LeanneT

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    J's Deli has become a cherished spot for our family, spanning three generations and ages ranging from 10 to 80. We moved to the area a year and half ago and this cozy spot has managed to capture our hearts with its warm ambiance, delectable menu, and the personal touch that sets it apart from other deli's in the valley. One of the standout features of J's Deli is the welcoming atmosphere created by J and his wife Vanessa. Their kindness extends beyond exceptional customer service – they know our twins by name, adding a personal touch that makes every visit feel special. This level of familiarity creates a family-friendly environment that is both rare and heartwarming. Now, let's talk about the food! The menu has a diverse selection that caters to a variety of tastes. From the classic comfort of the egg salad and grilled cheese to the more adventurous flavors of the liver and onions or stuffed cabbage, every dish is always spot on. It's clear that the chefs at J's take pride in delivering great food. Our family has developed a few personal favorites over the years, including the turkey dinner, buffalo chicken wrap, meatloaf, potato latkes and the mouthwatering Reuben sandwich. Breakfast is always amazing as well! Each bite is so good, and everything feels like it’s made with quality ingredients. The menu offers something for everyone, making it a go-to spot for family and friendship gatherings. Beyond the delicious food, J's Deli also has a well-stocked bar with a selection of cocktails, wines, and beers. This adds an extra layer of enjoyment to our visits, making it an ideal place for both a Wednesday dinner out and a special occasion celebration. While we've explored other delis in the valley, none of them have managed to replicate the unique charm and family feeling that we consistently find at J's. For us, it's not just a place to eat; it's a place to create memories, share laughter, and enjoy the comfort of delicious food surrounded by family and friends.

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  19. MandDP

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were outstanding we definitely will be back!

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  20. HowardF

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation. Hostess not too friendly. Did not make a good impression. Food just average. Soup cool, Rye Bread 3 days past fresh . Won’t be back.

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  21. Lunchgoer3

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waffles were so delicious. The server was very polite and friendly. We’ll definitely go back.

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  22. JerryN

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I dine here at least once a month. I love their pastrami sandwich.

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  23. Diner

    Palm Springs

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy the wide menu selection and smiling staff. Our friends hadn’t been to J’s and enjoyed it very much.

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  24. GifiF

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    J's Deli is a welcome addition to the desert's eateries. The selection and actual brunch did not disappoint in fact the whole experience was excellent. Will we try for lunch or early supper certainly. Brunch again at every opportunity.

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  25. SOLPD

    Palm Springs

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service & so well run - very focused on quality experience of their customers …. Will be going back for sure

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  26. LetsEat

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    J's Deli never disappoints--breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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  27. BARBARH

    Palm Springs

    127 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Corned beef dinner was dry & tasted like a leftover. Great soup

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  28. Jason

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit in a week, repeat business speaks for itself! Can’t wait to dine with you folks again. Jason, Pittsburgh, PA

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  29. ram55555

    Palm Springs

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoyable at J’s Deli especially the food!!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a gem. Service is superb when Antonio is working. Went there 3 times in a week’s vacation!

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  31. Vanessa

    Los Angeles

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great Deli. Always good service and awesome food. The pastrami is excellent and those French fries are addictive.

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  32. Marv

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jay was a great host. Lots of excellent food choices meant that everyone in our group of 12 could get what they wanted. Liked it so much we are going back in 3 days.

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  33. SeattleDiner

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very average deli food. The sliders are good Service was ok

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  34. ToddK

    Toronto

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The breakfast feast was amazing. Great Belgian waffle and so glad you have real maple syrup! Our server, Christian was awesome 😏🙌!

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  35. ToddK

    Toronto

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our new go to place in Palm Desert when visiting from Toronto 🇨🇦! The steak dinner was amazing and it was lovely talking to Mme J 🤪 (sorry we didn’t introduce ourselves).

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite spots in Palm Springs! The cheese blintzes are amazing

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a bowl of chicken soup which was great and took half home. The chopped liver sandwich was great as were the fries. And the sweet borscht was great. The appetizer bagels and pickles always welcome. Thanks.

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  38. ToddK

    Toronto

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hey 👋…a lot of fun! The turkey dinner was awesome and the retro entertainment was amazing! Haven’t heard Bad, Bad Leroy Brown in ages! 🤪

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  39. weelo

    Palm Springs

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a birthday and the staff was absolutely charming wishing my husband birthday wishes! Christian, our server, was always on top of things and met our every need.

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  40. Bill

    Palm Springs

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great option for all day breakfast. Many healthy options on the menu.

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FAQs

J's Deli is rated 4.6 stars by 298 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 11 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 9:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Deli
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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