Oscar's

3.9
63 reviews
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$30 and under
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Welcome to Oscar’s!

Casual bar, courtyard, and showroom. Drinking, dining and live entertainment in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Enjoy dinner and meet new friends on the beautiful patio in the heart of downtown. We are walking distance from Palm Springs Art Museum and the Casino.

Nightly happy-hour and supper-time entertainment from World Class Female & Celebrity Impersonations, and perhaps the biggest outdoor Sunday Disco Dance on the west coast.

Parking is located just north of Tahquitz Canyon Way; Park in the 2nd driveway on left on N. Indian Canyon just past Tahquitz Canyon Way. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Breakfast, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(760) 325-1188
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Arturo De Jesus
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Indian Canyon Drive
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Public transit
One half block north of Hard Rock Hotel, on corner of Tahquitz Canyon and Indian Canyon Drive
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
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service
3.8
ambience
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Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited Oscars for Jazz Ville which is a special promotion with a small cover charhe. FABULOUS musicians and vocalists. Especially enjoyed Jessica Taylor and Eve Holmes. Food and drink service was excellent for a show room setting. We had bar snacks but the choices were varied, and, well prepared. Parking is a little sketchy but the walk is worth it if you are a jazz fan!

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H
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Music (and loud drums) were so overpowering it ruined my dinner.
Waiter was very good. Food O.K.--nothing special.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's our go to place whenever we are in Palm Springs. Absolutely love everything about the place. Good food and portions for your money.

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C
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We all enjoyed Oscar's and will definitely be back for the show!

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C
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went back to see The Gand Band again. They are wonderful. Our server was excellent. The manger was attentive and the hostess is great. It’s a feel good time at Oscar’s. My steak was
perfect!!!!!

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BH
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My family and I got together for dinner here before attending Bey-chella. We enjoyed sitting out on the patio and the food was enjoyable. I think the views/weather are really what made it worthwhile.

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C
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fun place with a nice patio and nice music for brunch that can accommodate larger groups. The food is pretty average but still an overall good experience.

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f
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, drinks and a fantastic show. Great place for any or no special occasion. Exceptional talent comedy, music and great showmanship. Have not seen a better show all year.

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FD
Palm Springs
293 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Oscar’s serves a valuable purpose in Palm Springs. They accommodate regulars and tourists alike, and they are managed with heart and soul. We love to go there, and we always have a good time, when we do!

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Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

We had a blast!! Came to see The Gand Band. You must see them!! Great music. We danced.

Cocktails excellent. My only gripe was the $15 Caesar Salad.
A paltry amount of chopped up romaine. It was pathetic and truly
taking advantage.

It was a fun and relaxed evening. Highly recommend it.

Looking forward to Disco Sunday!!!

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H
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pretty good. Might return. Outdoor seating was nice and service wasn’t too slow. Great to combine with going to the movies as the Regal is just down the block.

Ask for happy hour menu, they don’t necessarily tell you about it.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Gand Band performs every Thursday 6:00-9:00. Great rock and roll band with a good looking singer. Excellent dinner entertainment.

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R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner experience! Food was delicious and musical entertainment phenomenal! Loved the outdoor dining area!

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C
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Much improved from last time. New owners are doing a great job!

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R
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The staff seemed distracted by the show that they were hosting - our service was slow yet friendly.

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Great live music!!!food was pretty good Would return!

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Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were lucky to have come in on a slow night mid week. We had the only table outside. The server was very nice and efficient. The food was very good. I had a pasta Alfredo dish which was excellent, and a large portion. My husband had steak which he said was cooked just right. They were out of a wine selection that we wanted, and we were given an alternative that was less favorable. We were charged the same price as the nicer selection. Didn't feel that was right, but overall the value of the meal was excellent with a Groupon offer, and the service was great. We would return for the food, outside seating, and service.

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BF
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Oscar's and the food was very good and the service was great. Our only suggestion was that our main entree came out way too soon, since we were still working on our salad and appetizers. When that happened we felt rushed to eat so it wouldn't get cold (even though the staff wasn't rushing us). Otherwise great first time experience.

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FD
Palm Springs
293 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Oscar's is great. Tasty food, charming service, and delightful ambiance. Their showroom is terrific, and the bars are dazzling, in color, service, and service. What a wonderful place!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the patio to ourselves and it was lovely, I would definitely recommend for anyone who is on a date, 1st or 100th.

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B
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great to have Oscar’s back full up and running! A+++

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I expected a lot more after reading previous reviews. I ordered the steak salad, no flavor. My daughter ordered the lemon herb chicken which was better than my steak but overpriced. I unfortunately would not return. Sorry Oscar

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

FOOD WAS EXPENSIVE , I HAD EGGPLANT THAT WAS BURNT, WE SAT OUTSIDE ON SOMEWHAT OF A PATIO, WEATHER WAS GREAT, THATS ABOUT ALL I CAN SAY WAS GOOD ABOUT DINNER. SERVER WAS VERY NICE AND FRIENDLY

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was one of the best servers that we've had in a very long time at a restaurant. There was a little problem with my steak but it was immediately rectified and the owner himself came out to verify that everything was going well. It was one of the best ribeye steaks I've ever had and my husband's salmon dinner was extraordinary. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and plan on going back again and again and again. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. Lynda Lewis

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Must reserve extra time after an order placed. I waited over an hour for meal.

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D
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Michael is an awesome server and he works hard. We had a great time at the restaurant having Sunday lunch. Our server makes our experience a great one and it's always a pleasure seeing him at Oscars and we will be back soon.

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r
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good and the waiter was alright. The owner came over and spoke to us and was a wonderful person. He made us feel right at home. I would go back anytime.

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r
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like the food and the waiter was attentive. I thought the pricing was fare and can not wait for the bar to be open again.

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K
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oscar's is a great restaurant. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is great because it's right in front of the restaurant and underneath string lights. You can see people walk by if you are seating outside. Their indoor seating is in two parts; one with the bar and the other seating is for their live shows. Their live shows are extra, we wished we knew about it so we can have reserved some seating to watch the show. The food was great. I had the eggplant and my husband had the Ribeye Sandwich, while our guests had the Rib Eye Steak and the eggplant as well. The eggplant has so much flavor and the sandwich was amazing with their version of au jus sauce. All in all, we look forward to coming back to see a show and trying their brunch menu on a separate day.

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D
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent server and very friendly and good customer service

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b
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We dined on a Friday night, but since their liquor license is in limbo, the place was nearly empty. Andrew at the bar provided us service with a smile. The iceberg wedges were very tasty. The entrees could use a little more effort and care from the kitchen staff, especially considering the low demand upon the kitchen that evening.

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OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this place! Good food, good people and good atmosphere.

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New England
47 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oscars is a neighborhood favorite, especially for weekend brunch and "T Dance" on Sunday afternoons. It is also excellent for dinner. We went there last weekend for brunch and were not disappointed. Service is friendly and professional, food is excellent and very inexpensive and Oscar's atmosphere is vibrant with live music. Cocktails are served with a smile. Definitely recommend Oscar's for a weekend brunch.

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Palm Springs
54 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice brunch. Good live entertainment. Third time and each has been enjoyable. Recommend it.

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JC
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Came back to this restaurant on Tuesday because the previous time they had great live music. Not this time.
Additionally, we had a great and very nice waiter. He came to the table and asked if we wanted another drink that would be at happy hour prices since we originally arrived before 7. ONE person asked for a drink. Shortly, the manager or owner, a woman behind the bar, came out to say that we could not get happy hour prices. Wouldn't it have been great customer service to go ahead and honor the happy hour price for the one drink but explain that they wouldn't do future drinks at happy hour prices? Might have cost an additional $3 but instead her attitude cost her bad relations with four people and no return business.

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E
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch. Food was really good and a great value. Jazz entertainment was a plus

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S
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice outdoor patio seating with large fountain. Live music at other times. Just off the main strip, so quieter and less riwdyvthan some other places.

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FB
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This venue is undergoing a change of ownership. May be a good thing; current status seems to reflect a feeling of"hang on & wait."

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EA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Monday night Blues!! Wonderful!! Food was great---pulled pork quesadilla was tasty

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c
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our first time at Oscar's and it proved to be a pleasant experience. The hostess, Tia , was extremely personable and our waitress, Heather, took good care of us. Our food was tasty and warm.

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