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Cork Tree Restaurant, Palm Desert, CA

Cork Tree Restaurant

4.8
4.8
3356 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Cork Tree Restaurant is built around California products. Local ingredients are used whenever possible and wines of the West Coast, particularly California, are featured.

The wine list is always a work in progress, with a balance of well known wineries, as well as boutique wineries.

Cork Tree enhabits a style rich in California elegance. Large and round booths privately encased in wood and fabric provide intimate spaces for conversation and romance, while providing views of the understated glamour of the dining room. Beautiful Palm Trees and a natural cascading fountain make the Cork Tree Patio wind-protected and well-appointed for dining under the stars. Additionally, depending on the size of your celebration, two private dining options await.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary French, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 779-0123

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private dining options at the Cork Tree. There is the intimate Chef’s Table which seats 6-8 people comfortably, as well as the Meritage board room, a private room overlooking our beautiful patio that seats up to 30. For inquiries, please contact: hrod8@verizon.net

  • Private party contact

    Hank Rodriguez or Esmeralda Beltran: (760) 779-0123

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Cross street

    Cook Street

  • Parking details

    There is ample public parking for the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,356 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Californian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Californian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  2. UT

    UTUBET

    Dallas

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cork Tree is a must if in Palm Springs. A long time traditional California Cuisine Destination. Service is always over the top and food outstanding. I come here every trip.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary, lovely meal
  4. m

    marcoman

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came in early (5:30) . Reception and service was great the whole meal through. The food was exceptional and was that different enough to excite the taste buds with new flavors etc. A wonderful evening, we left there very happy!
  5. d

    deborahc

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the hostess to the dessert, everything was professional, and attentive. This reminded me of what fine dining SHOULD be. I hate to refer to “old school”, but it seems the new restaurateurs have no idea how to treat their guests, except big portions and a lot of grease and salt. Not so at The Cork Tree! The staff was excellent, we felt as welcomed as an old friend, but catered to as if we were royalty. The food, was better than I could have imagined. I had the Caesar Salad and Cioppino, the salad was perfectly cold and crisp, along with a cold fork. My husband had a delightful Pear salad. The Cioppino had the right amount of fish to crustacean, and the broth was so perfect, not too much tomato, not too much fish broth/clam juice. My husband had the poblano stuffed chicken breast. He couldn’t stop raving about it. Our dessert, Mocha Semi Freddo was such a great ending to a wonderful meal, with Cappucino made just right. We will be back on our return visit to PD in October.
  6. GG

    GailG

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the service was friendly, warm and meticulous. We had the Chilean sea bass which was awesome!
  7. D

    Danm

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!! Love the decor too
  8. Y

    Yoshi

    Tokyo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Food was awesome, especially we could enjoy the freshness of all seafood. The waiters and waitresses and other staff were all friendly. Thank you for the wonderful food and time.
  9. CM

    CoryM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great staff and very helpful. The food is very tasty and the drinks are great. Always a great dinner here .
  10. LP

    LeeP

    Palm Springs

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We generally have a fine experience at The Cork Tree, but we were disappointed on our last visit by one thing: the seafood in the "surf and surf" special that night was seriously overcooked. We were celebrating a birthday so wanted everything to be perfect. Sadly, it was the birthday person's entree that was overdone. I suppose every eatery can have an off night, but I would not have expected this at an upscale and pricey restaurant.
  11. DT

    DanteT

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. One of the best restaurants in the Palm Springs area.
  12. DM

    DanM

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great see and food. Server was very helpful. I will be back
  13. R

    Robyn

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Betty was fabulous. Food and drinks outstanding. I already have our next reservation set for October 9th. Thanks Robyn Mack
  14. L

    Luv2eat

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bartender who makes excellent martinis. Very attentive wait staff person who took great care of our table. Food was delicious.
  15. TE

    TomE

    Palm Springs

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special occasion place for us. They never disappoint!
  16. S

    Suzie

    Palm Springs

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service!! Ray is always good!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Went two nights in a row. First with group of 10 indoors and food so good my wife and I went again and sat outdoors on a wonder's Saturday night. Service impeccable. Outdoor misters kept us perfectly comfortable.
  18. JM

    JoelM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as usual. Everyone from the hostess to the wait staff, servers they are all great. Enjoy our meals there every time
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Interior a little dates, carpets old and smelly, the food however is top notch. After a glass of wine and the appetizer you forget about the smell
  20. AV

    AnnaV

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best scallops I've ever tried, and make sure to leave room for desert.
  21. ME

    MichaelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time for us and all have been excellent. Got a private room this time for a birthday celebration and that was the best.
  22. N

    Nene

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding. From the hostess to wait staff. Scallops & duck were excellent.
  23. K

    Keng

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ray was an amazing server. The hostess was very accommodating.
  24. I

    Isabela80

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and I would highly recommend it! Our server, Nick, was great and knowledgeable about the entire menu. One of the best dining experiences I’ve had.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal here. Service was excellent.
  26. f

    foodie

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seabass was the best I've ever had and we had excellent service.
  27. S

    Suzie

    Palm Springs

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and wonderful service!
  28. JM

    JeffreyM

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner and spectacular service. Highly recommend this restaurant. If you go, ask for Frank. He service was exceptional.
  29. DC

    DanC

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It has been a long time since we ate at the Cork Tree. We were very satisfied and everything was just perfect. Great job Cork Tree
  30. M

    Marcy

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spectacular! There were 4 of us and none of us had never been there before. We were extremely pleased with everything. The waiter Frank was one of the best we have had in years. From our drinks to the meals, we were all more than pleased. (We had no room for dessert, though it looked tempting). We will definitely return as well as recommend the Cork Tree to others.
  31. KL

    KimL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service. Quiet dining experience. Good for nice evening out.
  32. MM

    MandM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated an anniversary. Always enjoy the Corktree.
  33. JF

    JamesF

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time I have been to Cork Tree. The food has always been fantastic, cooked perfectly and served quickly. The servers and staff are very attentive and friendly. My only criticism would be the cocktail service. I love a good Old Fashion but I was disappointed the y only prepare it with regular ice cubes instead of a block. Kind of ruined the drink for me.
  34. T

    Toby

    Palm Springs

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not only is the food very good and nicely presented, the service given at this restaurant is superior to most any other . The wait staff and management are extremely attentive without hovering.. theses people know how to do it right .. Highly recommend.
  35. SB

    SusanB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Nick is a wonderful server. The food Is delicious. We will definitely go back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in the desert! The food and service are always impeccable! Restaurant is extremely clean. Ray, the server we always request is the most knowledgeable and personable server we have had there, request him always! Also love the bartenders Mike and Cynthia as well as one of the managers, Alfredo. It’s always an amazing experience! Great job Corktree❤️
  37. WB

    WilliamB

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Service and food are amazing! We go there often!
  38. TD

    TDJ16

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cork Tree has the perfect ambience for any occasion! The wait staff was extremely attentive and professional. They offer a diverse menu. Every dish we ordered was delicious, and its presentation was life a work of art!
  39. T

    Terriann

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and great food, what more do you want?
  40. JS

    JimS

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner last night at Cork Tree. From the very unique appetizer Burgundy & Thyme Infused Escargot "En Croute and then the Pear Salad, to the Grilled Chilean Sea Bass...fabulous!!! The menu looks great and the wine options are plentiful. BTW - their bartenders make some of the best cocktails we've had in the Coachella Valley.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cork Tree Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 779-0123.

Cork Tree Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3356 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Cork Tree Restaurant

74950 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cook Street

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary French, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is ample public parking for the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 779-0123

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private dining options at the Cork Tree. There is the intimate Chef’s Table which seats 6-8 people comfortably, as well as the Meritage board room, a private room overlooking our beautiful patio that seats up to 30. For inquiries, please contact: hrod8@verizon.net

  • Private party contact

    Hank Rodriguez or Esmeralda Beltran: (760) 779-0123

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