T&T | Time & Temperature

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$50 and over
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Fusion / Eclectic
Time &; Temperature, “T&;T” is a dynamic and revolutionary new dining experience set behind the scenes of the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort. T&T has no set menu yet offers an ever-changing five-course menu that is crafted each night by our chefs. Chefs host the entire affair, sharing and commenting on the art & style of each course.
The standard dinner is $105. per person and may vary depending on the menu or special events. The menu is subject to a 20% service charge, plus sales tax.
Please come to the Rockwood Grill greeter station upon check-in. All T&T guests are escorted from Rockwood Grill to the T&T Innovation Kitchen.
We are open Friday and Saturday for dinner service only. Special events will be announced on our Social Media sites.
When you make a reservation at T&T, it covers your base meal, but it does not include supplemental food, alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic beverages, coffee or tea.
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KY
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palm Springs needs more places like this! What sets Time and Temperature apart is both the food and the ambiance - this is an intimate dining experience- the staff are all very welcoming and engaging - it feels like you are dining with friends (who are exceptional chefs). The food is outstanding - creative, and while not all the courses are equally well done, some are exceptional and seeing the process up close makes you appreciate the work that goes into each dish.
Absolutely worth a visit!

k
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Hal's birthday. It was amazing. Ronnie our server made the whole night special. From walking in and being attended to buy all 5 staff, the design of the room, seeing the monitors for detail view of cooking and prep. Every part of our meal experience was TOP NOTCH.

AL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend requesting a seating at the chef's table/counter. Excellent meal with wonderful and friendly service.

OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite dining experience in the desert.

C
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve had the good fortune to dine at some of world’s most outstanding restaurants ... T&T can confidently count itself among one of the best we’ve ever had. The duck, short ribs, lobster and scallops were just exquisitely prepared. Usually there will be one stand out dish ... but I can honestly say from beginning to end every dish was a winner. The service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive or pretentious. Chef Vo visited our table for every course and gave us an explanation of every dish. It won’t be long before word gets out on this amazing Palm Springs gem - can’t wait to return ... hoping we can get a reservation !

LE
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding experience.
Food and service was outstanding.

AM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This truly is a unique and unforgettable experience. The chefs are so nice and engaging while they prepare your food. The food itself was amazing. I highly recommend and hope to go back again!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing

SV
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience in the desert.

SL
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique experience and the best food I have ever had in North America.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The experience was amazing. Ronnie took care of us very well. Two of the courses we had were duck and NY steak. The duck was tough and the steak did not have much flavor. I also ordered the lobster which I thought was a little rubbery instead of fresh as I expected. Being in the back kitchen was very cool and you are treated like VIPs. You see exactly how everything is made and the chef comes to your table to explain exactly what it is and how it was prepared.

KM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we were treated like part of the family of T & T. We were celebrating a recent engagement and everyone went out of their way to make us feel extra special with congratulations and a few special gifts. The entire evening was a once in a lifetime experience and it lived up to what we hoped it would. The food was amazing but it was the entire staff who made it fantastic. We loved it so much and hope we get to go back someday!!

PE
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, a must for any foodie. This is so reasonable and would be at least twice the price in LA.

j
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so thrilled to have found this hidden treasure! An inviting atmosphere, an engaging crew, fantastic service...and some of the most delicious dishes I've enjoyed anywhere in my extensive travels. The chef's tasting menu was a well-considered mix of proteins, and each dish was perfectly proportioned. Even with the addition of the optional dish, we left feeling satisfied but not overly-full. Every course was exemplary, presentations were on point, and each was brought to the table by the head chef, sous chef or pastry chef for a description of the ingredients and preparation. I cannot wait for my next visit! I'm a pretty adventurous eater, yet everything served at T&T was very accessible to even relatively picky eaters. I'd have no fear of bringing guests who have a less adventurous palate.

KM
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall I really enjoyed the experience, it was a fun way to eat, the staff was marvelous and the food was very creative and delicious. Will definitely return.
The only downside: our server was very sweet but he really messed up our (me and my friend) bill and had to re-do it and in the process charged each of us (we were paying separately) for 3 meals with only 1 credited back. Now I have to go to my bank to sort out how to get credited for the overcharge. really annoying.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary. It was one of our best food experience. The food was excellent and service was second to none. Everyone was very attentive. We would definitely return and would recommend to anyone who wants a dining experience to remember.

DD
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Unusual experience not to be missed for foodies or anyone that wants something special. Only 25 people permitted to reserve. I would go again in a heart beat. We (as well as many people there) were celebrating a birthday. They brought out a special dessert for the celebrant. We had the wine pairing. The chef-driven menu and wine pairing are both fairly priced.
My only issues were that the waiter kept forgetting to provide fresh silverware and at the end of the meal did not mention that there was a 20% gratuity already included in the total. As a result, I inadvertently overtipped. A good reminder to check the bill carefully.

MP
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience, very unique experience. Exciting to try new and innovative foods. Highly recommend for those wanting an experience and willing to try new things. The only downside was a little pricey.

J
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They need to fix the size of the portions. The food was delicious.

MM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We found the restaurant atmosphere was not what we expected. Not a lot of people in the restaurant while we were there so it wasn’t what we were really looking forward to that particularly evening. There is six large tasting portions which we could only get thru 3 at most. Would of like to see a tasting menu smaller portions instead of a normal size dinner portion. Also we found the whole experience for what we had to eat and drink was extremely expensive.

CE
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal/experience at T&T and highly recommend for those looking for a special dinner in the desert. We were able to let them know beforehand what food we don’t eat so they made modifications to our menu and they were delicious. We were a party of four so we had two meals add the 6th course (lobster) and two add the wine pairing - both were the perfect amount for the four of us to share. Trish our mixologist was amazing and added so much to our experience - she was so personable and really took the time to get to know us + made wonderful cocktails. Overall the food, service and experience were fantastic.

M
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The highest level of culinary expertise to be found in the entire Coachella Valley

K
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and interaction with chef. Fun experience not knowing what you will be served.

MA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best culinary experience we have had so far. The staff is incredible knowledgeable, attentive and fun! The cocktails are creative and delicious, the bartender will come to your table and introduce you to the drink menu. We highly recommend the wine pairing, carefully selected to complement each dish of the night. When you make your reservation, ask to be seated at the "bar" from where you can watch the chef cooking and interact with him (I believe this option is available for parties of 2). The food is delicious and beautifully presented. We will definitely be back.

AJ
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a few suggestions for future consideration....
....reduce slightly overall portion size! It was a lot of food!
.....allow input on how each diner would like their meat prepared ie...medium vs rare etc.
....provide a steak knife for the meat courses
....allow the lobster as a sustitute for one of the meat dishes if the diner prefers, at no extra charge.

RV
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beyond great. Words cannot do it justice. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, happy and provided attentive, excellent service. The entire evening was a “must do”.

p
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Time and Temperature is truly a dining EXPERIENCE. This is for those who truly enjoy a Culinary experience. This is not about value dining or having a quick dinner. allow yourself at least 2 -3 hours to enjoy this food event. Highly recommend this restaurant, and dining evening. Food was amazing and service is exceptional. Enjoy

DD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love coming here. The food is excellent and innovative, and the set chef's menus is a delightful experience. Also the wine pairing is much improved and now worth recommending, and I'm especially happy to have a place like this here in the desert rather than having to drive to LA. I would not want to discourage anyone from making a reservation other than to make it easier for me to get a table.

But, as constructive criticism and only with the intent to help them get even better, I do think they should pay more attention to the pace of the experience. From the time you are seated, everything starts moving too quickly. There should be a chance to settle in, have a glass of something festive, look around you, relax, set the stage. At previous visits we were given a wine/cocktail list but the first course was down before we got our drinks. On this visit we were never even presented with the list. We sat there with bread and butter and ice water for some time, until shortly after the first course the first glass of wine from the pairing arrived. We did see others having cocktails or a full bottle at their table, so I'm sure they still have somethings beside the featured wine pairing. Then at the end of the experience, no offer of coffee or an after dinner drink. Just the desert wine from the pairing, and the check. Maybe they are worried about messing up the timing of the courses? I realize that they are on a schedule and have timed seatings but I've seen other restaurants with this same format make time for this.

Rockwood Grill - we arrived 45 minutes early for our T&T reservation planning to enjoy sitting by the firepit with a drink. After a few servers walked past with that carefully practiced 'don't make eye contact' trick that poorly managed servers perfect, my husband actually had to walk back into the bar to ask for service. 25 minutes passed before we were served. Shameful for service, and dereliction of duty for your profits.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly excellent meal

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we made a reservation here. The food was fantastic (with bread and butter to die for), the drinks were really well-balance with a great wine selection as well, the service was top-notch, and being up close to watch the food preparation was really something.

g
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable !!! Exquisite food presentation and taste. Must add the wine pairing and the lobster if the chef is offering the option. Worth the price. $$$

SC
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dinner was off the hook. Six course meal which we did with the wine pairing. Each course was great. The service was excellent. Everyone explained each course and wine. Chef Peter and his staff were fantastic. If you want a chef’s table experience, this is for you. Bring your wallet but worth the price,

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an incredibly unique dining experience that should not be missed! The chef's are so creative and they take the time to meet and interact with you at dinner. I recommend pairing your meal with the wine as the wine deliciously compliments each tasty dish. And don't skimp, you've got to try the optional 6th course (ours was a lobster dish that was exquisite). This is by far the most unique and in my opinion the best dining experience in the Desert. If you can get a reservation go to T & T it's dynamite!

l
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great time there with friends, and admired the innovative cooking and the ambience that being in the kitchen provided. The personal touch of having the chefs come over and tell about their creations was lovely; and our server, Rebecca, was terrific. That said, it adds up fast with drinks and supplements and it is an overwhelming amount of rich food. The one complaint that everyone in our party of 6 had was that the food all arrived at room temperature. I know that part of the problem is the intricate plating that leaves the food sitting there cooling while that goes on - there is probably an easy fix for that.

JJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing. The chef takes the time to meet with all of the guests and I love how you can watch the plating.

LB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined at T & T for New Year's Eve. It was absolutely phenomenal ! The menu included small portion courses, and every dish was unique, carefully prepared, and delicious. Each plate was beautifully presented by Chef Smith and his staff. We were fortunate to be seated at the Chef's table, so we were able to interact with the chef and his staff, while enjoying the food, drinks and watching the preparation of each dish. We also opted for the wine pairings with each dish and every glass was beautifully paired. What a fabulous way to spend New Year's Eve! Thank you Chef Smith and staff!

EB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a way to spend New Year's Eve! The executive chef and his staff brought us into their world, explained each course and wine pairing, and we were able to watch the creations happen right in front of us. The food not only tasted delicious but looked beautiful as well. The portions are generous - I wasn't able to finish either of my desserts (my husband happily stepped in). It is a truly special experience and well worth every penny. We'd happily return.

LK
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an incredible meal, exceptional service, and fun atmosphere. Go before it's no longer possible to get a reservation.

DD
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! An experience that is so engaging & delicious you’ll be in a state of bliss. The entire staff is gregarious, fun, knowledgeable, & attentive. The show is great & the food is spectacular. This is THE PLACE for foodies in the Coachella Valley. Sophisticated & creative cuisine created and prepared by a talented team of chefs - as you watch it all unfold. We made a reservation to return before we finished our meal. Tasting menu with wine pairings - expect the unexpected! Expensive but well worth the price.