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Schnitzelhaus, Palm Desert, CA

Schnitzelhaus

4.5
4.5
280 Reviews
$30 and under
German

Reservations guaranteed only if booked 2 hours prior reservation time, give us a call for current booking situation if timeframe is less then 2 hours, thank you..we might have only tables on the patio available.
Authentic Bavarian and German Cuisine in a traditional cosy atmosphere.
Availibility of comunal dining on old wooden Bavarian furniture and boothes.
Also enjoy our heated Beergarden-Patio and the variety of German draft beers and other international beers and wines together with an Oktoberfest Pretzel.
Our favorites are Schnitzel (crispy panfried, pounded cutlets (pork,chicken or veal) Bavarian Specialties like original Nürnberger brats, Bavarian veal loaf, homemade Goulash with Spätzle ( homemade noodles), Sauerbraten and some vegetarian options.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    German, Austrian, Bavarian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–7:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 200-2331

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Comunal dining may happen.

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    We are a tiny restaurant with only 10 inside table, so sometimes seating is only possible at comunal tables which are for 6 persons

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 280 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 all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. c

    cmb1018

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service & food

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Authentic cuisine with some variety. Good German beers on draft.

  4. LQ

    LQFoodie

    Palm Springs

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    What's good here? We have not tasted everything, but everythig we've tasted has been great. Very authentic Bavarian fare - just like they advertize. For me, they have the best goulash I have had in decades. My wife had the schnitzel with mushroom sauce, which she liked a lot. Their spaetzle is awesome. Make sure it is a side on your plate. Beyond the food, I like going there just for the unique selection of German beers on tap. The prices are not inexpensive, but the portions are substantial. And the ambience...it's OK, but don't expect this to be a "fine dining" experience. That's not a slur, just an observation. It is rather small, so make a reservation in advance.

  5. RM

    RoseM

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    6 of us had dinner at this wonderful restaurant last Tuesday and as usual we loved everything about it. This is the most authentic looking place and they have the most authentic German food I have had since returning from Germany some years ago now. The owner is from northern Germany and clearly knows how to satisfy those looking for great German food! I love going there and you will too! Suggest getting a reservation. Even on a weeknight the place was full all evening. That alone tells you how good the food is!!

  6. K

    Kevmeister

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Dinner at the Schnitzelhaus is always excellent. The owners are German and know how to prepare it. The decor is very Bavarian with Bavarian holiday clothes (Lederhosen and embroidered shirts and blouses), beer steins and signs. Tables are the heavy wood furnishings you might find in Munich or Fussen. The beers are mostly genuine German with many on tap. Wine list is a bit weak, but had good wines. Many menu items are really excellent, but I usually get one of the namesake Schnitzels. Pork is standard, but chicken and veal are available. I have not tried the veal, fearing that it is the flavorless and cruely raised American meat and not the proper European veal. The red cabbage is excellent as are the Spetzle and Bratkartoffeln. The place is small and reservations are strongly recommended.

  7. DU

    DaveU

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great German food and beer served in authentic branded German beer glases.

  8. d

    davidb

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Schnitzelhaus lives up to its claim to provide great German food in a cozy Bavarian themed atmosphere. We enjoyed one of the delicious sounding array of schnitzel dishes. The menu has a host of German specialties which are sure to please as well as a good selection of German beers. There is an outdoor dining patio as well. The service is great and prices are reasonable. Recommended.

  9. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Very good authentic food. Friendly servers and nice ambiance.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Schnitzelhaus!! Very authentic German food, ambiance, and service. It’s a must stop....not a bad meal to chose from.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent German food, very authentic! We will definitely be back!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We love going to this restaurant and have brought many friends who also love the food. The one caveat is that the service is very slow, so plan on being patient and enjoy time with whoever you're with. But, with that said, the Associates are very kind and very helpful. Not a romantic place, so don't plan on that, but really charming, and the food is exquisite.

  13. MS

    MikeS

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Don’t go here for the service or atmosphere. The food was good, schnitzel was was good with the Hunter sauce. They seem to be understaffed, and not very caring about customers. When they keep you standing at the door with no acknowledgement, even though they look at you it doesn’t make you feel like you should be there. Too bad because it doesn’t take much to be pleasant.

  14. GH

    GeraldH

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you like German food, this is the place to go in the Palm Springs area.

  15. m

    mcmdkdd

    Los Angeles

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Great food and excellent service!

  16. JO

    JOSEPHR

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very good food. Good service. Great beers, alrhough not a big aelection. Reasonable priced and a good amount of food makes ot a good value. Schweinsbraten (roast pork in brown gravy) was tender and delicious. Hunter style schnitzel was very tasty. The giant pretzel with dipping aauces was excellemt!! We’ll definitely be returning.

  17. S

    Service

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We overate with their large portions. Their Oktoberfest Pretzel was awesome. Their Schnitzel brought back some great memories of Germany. I’ve got to go back to enjoy more of their menu.

  18. JL

    JimL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I have been here several times since they opened. This time, they seemed a little disorganized with the reserved seating. The server was friendly and competent, but a little harassed and appeared to be swamped with too many tables to attend to by herself. The staff was friendly overall, and the food was, as always, tasty and visually appealing.

  19. L

    Lulu

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall1food4service1ambience1

    Absolutely the worst service we have ever had. Despite having a reservation we had to wait for a table. Three wait staff showed up with coasters and menus but no one took our order. Finally one server took both our drink and food orders and we then waited 1 hour and 15 minutes for the drinks!! Our food arrived shortly after and was fine. However had to ask for cutlery. Very disorganized, very noisy. People leaving as we were waiting for our table warned us, very slow service, two hours to get our food so this was not an isolated incident. An embarrassing experience as I had recommended this restaurant to our friends.

    SchnitzelhausResponded on February 13, 2020

    I am sorry for your bad experience on that packed Saturday.After you made decisions for drinks,the drinks were prepared and served within 15minutes by the owner.Food was served this day with a maximum waiting time of 40minutes after ordering.In the menu/table stands we point out,that a waiting time may appear.The concept of the restaurant is to enjoy the evening with friends in a cozy atmosphere.We try our best to make your experience great,and are sorry if we could not meet your expectations.

  20. AC

    AldonC

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been twice and both visits were great

  21. S

    Seattle

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food and many choices.

  22. n

    nothungry

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    W The Schnitzelhaus has a wonderful, friendly staff and great food.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    First time at the restaurant. Despite having a reservation, and arriving early, we were seated promptly. We were warned they were very busy. We were offered samples of their beer and made a selection. Our server then basically disappeared for 15-20 minutes. We finally received our beer and she apologized for the wait. We placed our order and asked if we could get the pretzels we were offered. Another 10-15 minutes passed and we got the pretzels and a complementary dill salad to share. After a few more minutes, my salad arrived with more apologies for the wait. Maybe 10 minutes later the food arrived. By then, the restaurant was less busy and the waitress became more attentive. The food, salads and dessert were all great and the apologies were profuse. We were glad we were patient as the experience improved., however there was a point we had considered leaving. I only wish they had a better system in place for those times they are slammed. A simple acknowledgement by any staff and a bowl of pretzels sooner could have gone a long way toward a full 5 stars.

  24. DZ

    DonZ

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service at a reasonable price.

  25. FS

    FoodiefromSeattle

    Nashville

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful, authentic German food. We had veal schnitzel, cucumber salad, brat appetizer and the Black Forest dessert, as well as German beer. Everything tasted great! Owner is very sweet. Loved the decor of the restaurant too! We felt like we were dining in Germany. We will be back next time our travels bring us to Palm Desert.

  26. DS

    DianneS

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a great evening at the Schnitzelhaus. Very friendly staff. Dinner was hot and tasty. We'll be back!

  27. D

    Dina

    Phoenix

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Wow! Am surprised a restaurant of this caliber is on open table...do not recommend! Service was super slow, unfriendly & food was a bit bland... The two waitresses were arguing with each other and letting us know what the other said/ so unprofessional!

  28. D

    Desertlady

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time. It was wonderful! The food was outstanding. We made a reservation, they seated us right away. The service was good, the food was exceptional and the ambiance was perfect...not over the top! It was a wonderful surprise and we will definitely be going back again!

  29. k

    kaidiv

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, very good food.

  30. JL

    JodiL

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my 2nd time trying Schnitzelhaus and it was just as good as the first time. The food was delicious.

  31. JG

    JasonG

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience1

    This place is OK. However, if you are not a local, don't go. If you do, you will be ignored by the rude owner. Waiter is very nice, but owners not so much. Also, be prepared to have a conversation with the table next to you as seating is that close. I recommend skipping it and just driving through Wienerschnitzel; food is as good and the person and the counter will probably smile and say "Thank you for coming."

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I wanted authentic, and I was not disappointed!! Excellent food!

  33. S

    Steve

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Our go to place when we come to town.

  34. JF

    JamesF

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A gem of a neighborhood restaurant. The owners are there making sure each dish is served properly and with family care.

  35. d

    drsjmccormack

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Authentic Southern German food and family owned detail to the entire dining experience!

  36. TL

    TaraL

    Palm Springs

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was so authentic! Our new favorite spot!!

  37. RG

    RGeenie

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love the Schnitzelhaus! Our third time here and it didn't disappoint! My husband got the colossal Ham Hock that was not salty like you expect ham to be. The only drawback...it isn't open all year round But that just makes it sweeter when we get the chance to go!

  38. JR

    JohnR

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience at Schnitzelhaus was perfect in every way. The food was fantastic - truly authentic German cuisine. The service and attention we received was excellent. A section of the menu warns you that it takes time to prepare many of the meals so if you’re in a hurry, come back when you can relax to enjoy the ambience and great food.

  39. Y

    Yolie

    New Mexico

    292 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    292 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Yummy all around. We both did the set 3 course dinner. I started with gluhwein which took me back to the Munich Christmas Market. Perfect for a cool night. The starter was slices of wurst with a mild sauerkraut and of course mustard. The main was Wiener schnitzel with a side of spatzel and a dilled cucumber salad. Excellent schnitzel. The finish was a nice takeoff on Schwartzwalder kirsch torte. Bites of chocolate cake with warm cherries. All in all a nice find. Service was good and efficient.

  40. SP

    ShanleyP

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We love coming to the Schnitzelhaus. The food is always excellent and the atmosphere is cozy and inviting. This time, the food service was awfully slow, but we didn’t mind because we were enjoying the evening.

FAQs

Schnitzelhaus offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 200-2331.

Schnitzelhaus is rated 4.5 stars by 280 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for Schnitzelhaus

77932 Country Club Dr Palm Desert, CA 92211-3407

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–7:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    German, Austrian, Bavarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We are a tiny restaurant with only 10 inside table, so sometimes seating is only possible at comunal tables which are for 6 persons

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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