Workshop Kitchen + Bar

4.6
1823 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Dedicated to food, drink, design, and community. Workshop is located in the heart of the Uptown Design District in the Class 1 Historic El Paseo building from 1926. Workshop’s industrial chic interior brings a contemporary James Beard award winning design to the historic space.

Our kitchen is based around seasonal products from local farms. Favorite techniques in the kitchen include our wood-fired pizza oven, wood-fired grill, and custom sous-vide station.

PARTIES OF 6 OR MORE:
Cancellation within 72 hours of the reservation time will result in a charge of $25 per person.

ALL HOLIDAY RESERVATIONS:
Cancellation within 72 hours of the reservation time will result in a charge of $50 per person.

* Booth seating is limited and is reserved for parties of 3 - 4. We do our best to accommodate your requests, but make no guarantees and there is a chance you may end up on the communal table or the courtyard. *
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thurs, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday + Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch 10:00am-2:00pm
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Phone number
(760) 459-3451
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Beckman
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tamarisk
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Parking details
Private lot located on Indian Canyon, just north of Tamarisk on the west side of the street. Street parking on Palm Canyon and Tamarisk.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superb food and service.
Sensitive dealing with food allergies
Excellent

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JP
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. I wasn’t crazy about the fact that I couldn’t substitute my breakfast potatoes with something else even with my willingness to pay. However, I just ordered the side I wanted.

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N
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Wish we would have gotten a booth since we reserved for 4. Instead we were seated at the end of the communal table by the door, which rarely closed and let in a constant cold breeze. Brrr.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service!! Atmosphere was very comfortable and not too loud!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food

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TN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

The hostess is a bully. It was not busy and cold outside so we asked if we could sit inside. There were20+ open seats at a large communal table. She sat us right at the end near an open door with the freezing cold air coming in. We scooted over a few feet to get away from the breeze. She came over and scolded us. Told us people were coming and we would have to move back. We then chose to take our original table outside where there were heaters. We were a party of 5, several of us went inside at different times to use bathroom and nobody ever sat at that table. She was just being a mean mean girl, who was showing us her authority, all because we moved down after she tried to punish us by sitting us right by the front door when there were plenty of seats available. Get a new hostess! Great restaurant but your hostess gave us a bad impression. Then we talked to friends from LA who said she was rude to them 8 months ago. You have a problem employee that should not be up front dealing with customers.

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TG
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Update 48 hours later *,,,
Despite my outreach to the chef and owner over LinkedIn, despite even here the message to the management, it is clear that the fish rotts from the head first and the hostess' behavior is condoned. Reading all the negative reviews on Yelp and here incl. yesterday's It is clear that they have a common theme a bad bahavor of a prentious (arrogant and stupid) hostess that is backed by management). What a pitty for a talented chef. But you ask for it.
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I typically have a hard time downgrading a restaurant if the culinary experience was good, but this deserve an exception from. the rule. The hostess was purposefully discriminating.
It was my wife's birthday and the reservation not only stated this but also the desire for a booth reservation. Despite that the resultant confirmed 3 days prior the booth request and acknowledge the special occasion, upon arrival we were denied the booth. If one would become available we would be reseated. There were open booth that were consequently filled by her, of which one couple left after 5 minutes obviously dissatisfied with the menu choice. Subsequently 3 more booth became open and the hostess set a couple from the bar and never offered us anything. Additionally she never relayed the message of my wife's birthday to the kitchen so the customary acknowledgement never happened either.

Even the best food can't compensate for this bad experience. Maybe discrimination of some sort might have happened. Upon leaving my wife told the hostess that she single handedly ruined her special evening but the smirky face that accompanied "oh I am so sorry" told the whole story.

A quality kitchen shall not have employees at the front line that will ruin the quality of the chef.

Needless to say we flew into town for this event and this was a horrible experience.

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AN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to the Arrive hotel for suggesting this restaurant. Incredible flavors and presentations. Wait staff is top notch. Many Excellent vegetarian options. Love this place. We will be back.

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A
New England
80 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening from beginning to end. Very considerate Hostess called to make sure we were able to get booth as requested. Rather than be disappointed on arrival at her station, we were asked to arrive 30' early to get our preferred seating. Our waiter, Jeff, couldn't have been more enjoyable, expert, interested, and efficient. The food was delicious, local, and interesting. And all this in an historic building, with seating options from booths, to communal table, to patio dining. All in all, a wonderful evening. Not sure what happened to receive poor reviews on both OpenTable and Yelp. Couldn't have been a better experience for us.

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JE
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Food and service were good as usual.
I am supportive of pet friendly places all over the desert. I love animals. However when a table next to you has 2 dogs and they are eating off a restaurant plate, I found that appalling. And it was being photographed by the dog owners. All while the restaurant staff carried on and didn’t seem disturbed by this. It was unbelievable to me.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Were 30 min late to get us our table and told us to go to the bar - drink should have been on them in my opinion...

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PP
Palm Springs
109 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful find. We don't dine in Palm Springs often but this restaurant is making us re-consider. Very creative food, artfully presented, and great quality. Outstanding. We'll be back.

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OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is fantastic and provides for a more unique dining experience than you get anywhere else in the valley. Definitely order the bread with truffle butter! We ordered a second one because it was so good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!!

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A
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter was fabulous - provided detailed explanation of dishes in charming way!!
Loved the cocktails and most dishes. Service was excellent.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cute

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London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe. Great food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

New Year’s Eve

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The decor is chic parking garage (concrete everything). The drinks are good. Menu has a few sound options.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way

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f
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

My 2nd time here - the food is very good but I was horrified at the service. We had a 5:15pm reservation and were sat a communal table. The restaurant was empty and I am 8 months pregnant so asked if we could get our own table with actual chairs with backs. The hostess rudely said "We are full and did you make your reservation today?" I had actually made it in advance but could not believe how obnoxious she was. Luckily our first waitress had more sense and offered to move us outside so we could at least have chair backs. Of course it was freezing outside but there were some heat lamps. The rudeness of the hostess alone will prevent me from ever returning.

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch! Loved the design too

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Overpriced

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HJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accomadating to our food sensitivities! Beautiful food and minimalist atmosphere! A must!

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ML
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Server was very knowledgeable about the menu and they were able to accommodate food allergies. Great service!

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h
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Host made me feel welcome and bartender had great suggestions for entrees.

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PS
Los Angeles
229 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a JOY to return to the Kitchen! The handcrafted cocktails, the best! Food is of utmost importance, great staff, fun atmosphere, I really like the shared table in the middle of the room. Treat yourself to a gourmet evening of cocktails, wine and food!

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EL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating and the food was great.

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Y
Portland
90 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Workshop was tip top. Vibe and decor exhilarating. Food creative, meticulously crafted and well presented. Cocktails and wine thoughtful. Server was engaged but not overbearing; actually charming. I can see what all the accolades are all about. My view of the Palm Springs food scene just was upgraded significantly.

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Repas de la veille de Noël

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great brunch. Just different enough to make it rise to my favorite daytime nosh.

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JE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every visit to Palm Springs means a visit to Workshop. It is the best restaurant in Palm Springs, and we have eaten pretty much everywhere multiple times. We have strict dietary restrictions and the staff is impeccably educated about the food and mindful of every detail. It’s incredible!

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good!

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h
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good, but expensive

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KJ
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our second visit to WK&B was not as sterling as the previous experience 3 weeks earlier ! Pancetta Brussels were amazing however the Cod and Burger were less exciting in taste and enjoyment! Wait staff was overwhelmed on this busy night! Still have fond memories of our last visit but this one gave us pause to return in the near term unfortunately!

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MS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a nice dinner with great vegetarian and pescatarian options. Great crafted cocktails.

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MH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding. Service was informed and friendly and attentive. Communal table was not desired but worked perfectly in the space and with the ambiance. Fantastic night.

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S
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks are significantly overpriced. We were forced to sit on the patio despite requesting a booth inside and having most of the restaurant unoccupied throughout the time we were there.

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PF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food combinations sounded fascinating and tasted wonderful. Even the radishes in the salad were especially tasty. The only disappointment was no chocolate desserts.

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M
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great industrial cool
Space. Food and service were good. Lobster pizza was a big miss, no lobster for $27

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