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Johannes, Palm Springs, CA

Johannes

4.8
4.8
3612 Reviews
$31 to $50
Modern European
Chef Johannes Bacher whose global modern European award-winning cuisine including his popular fan favorite “Wiener Schnitzel” has been a downtown Palm Springs staple since 1999. Chef Bacher continues to use his many years of traveling the world as the inspiration for his subtle, creative dishes that are exciting and tastefully show off his Austrian roots. Enjoy an upscale casual dining experience whether you sit at the bar, the kitchen area, the dining room or the patios you won’t be disappointed. Whatever you choose your experience will be one of the best in Palm Springs - “Eat Well, Live Better” Johannes has been selected three years in a row for the Best of Palm Springs Awards for European Cuisine and has been recognized for the 2022 Palm Springs Business Hall of Fame.

Please, No children under 5 years old. Service animals only…..Thank you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Continental, Contemporary European
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 778-0017
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Johannes Bacher
  • Private party contact
    Kathleen Bennett: (760) 416-0052
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Cross street
    Arenas
  • Parking details
    Limited public parking available directly behind restaurant. Public parking directly across the street. Free parking structure on Baristo Road. Some street parking also available on Indian Canyon and Arenas.
  • Public transit
    Located on Indian Canyon Drive close to the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,612 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Best Food

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Food

3,612 Reviews
  1. GerardS

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Johannes as a party of 4 to celebrate my wife's Birthday. Each of us selected different appetizers and entrees, and without exception we were all very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The server was also very friendly and the staff in general were excellent. We will definitely be going back!

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  2. Keren

    St. Louis

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Best schnitzel on the planet. Fantastic veal chop. Great wine and cocktails

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  3. LeanneO

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed another delicious dinner! Thank you to everyone there who works so hard for their guests!

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  4. MichaelW

    Austria

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having lived in Vienna for several months, I’d sampled various Viennese weinerschnitzles. Johannes being owned by an Austrian, gave hope to a true weinerschnitzle. I’m happy to say Johannes didn’t disappoint! It was a PERFECT version of a classically prepared weinerschnitzle. It was the standard dinner plate size, thin, golden brown and non greasy coating. Served, as usual, with a lemon for spritzing, the frequent accompaniment of a sour cream cucumber side and a few small roasted potatoes. Exactly right! The appetizers were delicious also - fried oysters and an unusual and tasty pairing of mussels in spicy coconut milk. The cocktails were also excellent. The service was outstanding, with friendly smiles, attentive but non intrusive. Johannes along with La Copine were the best dining experiences during our week in Palm Springs.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely outstanding! Staff attended to all our requests and utmost professionalism. Highly recommend and would return,

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  6. Allen

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Berry as a server! She knows the changing menu, she' s friendly, and she's efficient.

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  7. wtrask123

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent dinner at Johannes. Taw Brussels sprout salad followed by a beautifully cooked salmon over spinach. Waitstaff bubbly and friendly as always. Martinis were awesome. Will go back many more times.

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  8. BF317

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best bartender Stephanie Host with the most Daniel Very excellent Barrie waiter Super server Orlando Awesome Ariel Hey neighbor Ray Thanks All Bill & Anne

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  9. SueG

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really fun. Wait staff are all pros. Food was excellent. Wish my stomach was bigger because there was a lot I would have liked to have tried. A little noisy, but it was such a busy night for the restaurant and Palm Springs. The whole town was jumping.

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  10. Brockoli

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just say the words Lemon Caper and they'll know what to do. This is our favorite restaurant behind Arpege in Paris. Every trip to PS starts with Johannes, thanks you guys.

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  11. Glenn

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Schnitzel, Spätzle, spectacular. Always super service.

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  12. Pauly

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Perhaps this restaurant used to be better. I know it was a the place to go at a time when Palm Springs didn’t have many food options. It’s way overpriced and the food is fine, not great. The crispy duck was served lukewarm and when we asked them about it they took our plate, heated it and brought it back overcooked. I don’t expect this from a $50 entree. The schnitzel was ok. There was nothing exemplary or extraordinary Amy this dinner

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  13. Adam

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, as usual! Beth was an absolute delight and the food was unassailable. Can’t wait to return during our next visit!

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  14. Marco

    Orange County

    172 reviews

    5.0

    172 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The one restaurant we always go to when we’re in Palm Springs.

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  15. stroy

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    For all the hype, it was mediocre Australian food. Everything was smothered with too much cheese and sauce. Service was slow and the noise level was absolutely ridiculous. You could barely hear anyone at your table. We will not be returning there.

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  16. TimU

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Johannes remains our favorite restaurant in the Coachella Valley. The food is excellent, the service is first rate and the overall experience makes for a truly great evening of dining. If you have to choose just one go here.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the only consistently amazing restaurant experience I’ve had in my life.

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  18. TomF

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service on a busy Valentines night out.

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  19. Rkkk

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was expertly prepared and delicious and the service was stellar, which made for an overall wonderful dining experience.

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  20. Will

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They raised their prices by overv40% because it was Valentines Day. The only reason we knew is a favourite their Seafood cocktail was $34.00, instead of $24.00. Being regulars, we were disappointed.

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  21. KevinHayford

    Minneapolis

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have loved going to Johannesburg for 15 years. Their food is just so delicious and we loved our Valentines dinner.

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  22. Fearless

    Montana

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    really wonderful food, nice atmosphere, great waitstaff

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  23. borg

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great consistent dinner experience! Highly recommended.

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  24. AndreaS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Will definitely come back next time in PS.

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  25. BF317

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome crew Daniel Stephanie Barry Ariel Orlando Thanks again!!!! Bill

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  26. Queensshopper18

    Toronto

    148 reviews

    4.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Second time eating at Johanna’s, and all I can say, is we love the food, the service, the ambience. The is a must eat location in Palm Springs for sure!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite service and, always, wonderful food and drinks. I come here every time I am In the Desert and will continue to do so.

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  28. sevd

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was perfect, as always. It is clear the experienced staff at Johannes knows how to deliver a lovely dining experience. And the chef is fantastic.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience and food . Wait staff were exceptional. 

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  30. Aaron

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Only negative was the h9igh noise level which made conversation at our table difficult.

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  31. LAURAH

    Los Angeles

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, attentive service, lovely space in downtown PS. Try the schnitzel!!!

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  32. Duni

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently good, fresh food. The monkfish was perfectly prepared. Great wine options

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  33. JRussell

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Johannes is a wonderful restaurant! The staff is genuinely welcoming, and the wiener schnitzel never disappoints. Last time here was pre-covid, and the prices are considerably higher now. But it will always be one of my go-to restaurants when in Palm Springs. Highly recommended!

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  34. MarB

    Palm Springs

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the BEST meals in our many years in PS. A place that is always excellent hit it out of the park last night with the most tender and delicious duck, schnitzel perfectly cooked, fresh salads with special ingredients, and of course yum yum bread pudding. Great service, great evening…..thanks to all!

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  35. SJDyner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a must stop meal for us whenever we are in Palm Springs. Services is friendly, fun, prompt. Food is excellent. Great spot!

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  36. Julie

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Stephanie the bartender. Just the right amount of attention.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always superb! Loved Beth and always love the schnitzel. My husband had a wonderful steak. Also enjoyed fried oysters and Belgian endive salad.

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  38. Flens

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very arrogant attitude! AGAIN I was unlucky getting a table in the very noise tiny hallway right next to the ridiculous loud open kitchen. Asking to switch we got the extremely arrogant attitude that ppl book months ahead for this room and how dare I could expect it by only booking a week ago. Friends of mine booked lately only two weeks before and got seated in there. All BS. No "sorry" , no nice word just pure arrogance. The server then not very attentive either even she rushed by our table in the small hallway all the time. Finally the food comes and instead of veal I get a chicken schnitzel. Not happy. Quickly the right one was delivered but after I asked for a bit of extra lemon butter sauce I could not believe to find an extra charge for it on my bill of $6!! When I ordered it I was more than sure this would be a courtesy for their mistake but NO. They are so greedy!! And that after having great business in our community for yrs. I was furios and after complaining to the very arrogant, cold ,non smiling waitress she took the extra charge off. Will not be going back there for a loong while. So much other great restaurants in Palm Springs with cheerful non greedy welcoming attitude. I am a local and know what I am talking about!

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  39. FernandoD

    Palm Springs

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Johanne's schnitzels. my favorite is Mama's and the Brussels Sprouts salad is divine. The serving staff is great

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was awesome as always. Consistently one of the best in town

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FAQs

Johannes offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 778-0017.

Johannes is rated 4.8 stars by 3612 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 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Johannes

196 South Indian Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Arenas
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Continental, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Limited public parking available directly behind restaurant. Public parking directly across the street. Free parking structure on Baristo Road. Some street parking also available on Indian Canyon and Arenas.
  • Public transit
    Located on Indian Canyon Drive close to the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Johannes Bacher
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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