Mister Parker�s at Parker in Palm Springs, California is an elegant and intimate bistro that offers wine, dinner and dessert in a sensual fashion. Guests at Mister Parker�s can enjoy an elegant menu of high-end items such as Moroccan spiced salmon, grilled octopus, escargot, braised short rib, pan roasted duck, artichoke Mousseline, Jidori chicken, Japanese squash ravioli and creamy mushroom soup.
Enjoy a fabulous wine bar at Mister Parker�s for during and after dinner tastes. Wines are divided by categories named �crazy�, �sexy�, and �cool� to ensure that it will fit the mood of each guest. Selections rotate seasonally, so be sure to stop by to see what�s at the bar.
The food was very, very good. My steak had the perfect seasoning. However they didn't trim it well enough for me. The lighting in the room is very dim, consequently you can't see your food very well. A couple of time I had a mouthful of fat!! They supplied us with mini flashlights to see the menu. My husband and I used them to see the presentation of our meal when it was served. A little more light would be good.
It was our anniversary and they brought out a desert to share. Chocoate Cake... very good.
Our waiter Steven was excellent....very knowledgeable and great personality. Our party enjoyed the tomato salad as well as the escargot. Our entrees were the sea bass, salmon and the steak au poivre, which were all very good and would definitely recommend.
The dining room was beautiful and old Hollywood.....
We really enjoyed our evening....
Decor and service are perfect. perfect. perfect. Food is always great here! Enjoyed Oysters, Duck, Octopus, great stuff.
The wine list is fun.
Desserts are always yummy!
Both my hubs and I have years of restaurant work experience..him very fine dining and management...It's not that we are trying to be picky..but we have standards we hope are met that are appropriate for the particular dining spot we are in.
Mister Parker's is one of our ALL TIME FAVORITES. The ambiance is beyond unique, the staff and menu are at the top of their game.
We have been here twice and both times loved learning new things about this hidden gem.
Our server, Steven Swanson (had to get his name because he was THAT GOOD) set us up with some great suggestions..everything was perfect and we know how hard that can be...I feel like we will start planning Palm Springs trips just to eat here soon!!!
The "door" should have said it all. There is no door; just a curtain. If you want to eat in a low ceiling, loud room with no ambiance, this is it. Reminds me of a basement rec room from the '50s. Steak good; risoto ok, nothing else ok. Potatoes cold.
Wine selection ridiculous--all "boutique" wines--which to them means wines no one has heard of and over priced. Only thing unique is that you pour it all yourself except that first glass. Waitress never came back to pour any more the entire night. Service non existent.
I can't believe how much this place lived up to our expectations. We were so pleased! The service also blew us away.
This place is amazing from the moment you drive up and see the massive orange entry doors to the time you drive away. Be sure to arrive early or stay late and spend some time wandering around the grounds of the Parker, it is truly a unique resort. When you walk through the curtains into Mr. Parker's it is like stepping into a whole new world, with a very eclectic are collection and music to match.
Start off with a cocktail while you settle in and peruse the fun menu, the bartenders know what they are doing. Appetizers and salads are large enough to share, the food is very well prepared, and the deserts are to die for. Service was fantastic and never rushed or intrusive.
Overall Mr. Parker's is amazing!
...that's how the wine list was divided, but it pretty well covers the entire dinning experience. Our server, Michele was attentive and knowledgable. The menu is small yet eclectic. They went for quality over quantity on the portions but was plenty when we were finished. The oysters with the smokey ponzu and roe were amazing. I definitley want my own order next time. Short ribs are brilliant as is the duck breast. Found the salted carmel overpowered the butterscotch on the pot o creme but the creme anglaise on the chocolate cake made up for it. Dark and sexy space with low light and crazy collection of modern art. Even if it wasn't within walking distance of our home in PS we'd still be back.
I was really afraid that my second time at Mr. Parkers wouldn't be as wonderful as the first time as I had such an amazing experience (before) there was No way it could ever be exceeded, however, this time, we were so unbelievably satisfied on so many levels, we (once again) left euphoric and blissfully happy. Thank you for making my birthday so special! We will be back......
For the level of professionalism in getting in and being seated, you felt like the food would have been spectacular. It was very good...not spectacular.