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Cork Tree California Cuisine

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74950 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1948 (Cook Street)
760-779-0123
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 14
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely evening

Had dinner last night at the outdoor seating. Live entertainment led to a great experience. Laid back feel with a great server. Tuna app was very large and could be a dinner. In fact it was for my 8 year old son. Everyone enjoyed their meal including myself with short ribs and truffle polenta... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Had dinner last night at the outdoor seating. Live entertainment led to a great experience. Laid back feel with a great server. Tuna app was very large and could be a dinner. In fact it was for my 8 year old son. Everyone enjoyed their meal including myself with short ribs and truffle polenta. Wine list had numerous selections. Only... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our first two visits to the Cork Tree were very nice. We had the same waitress both times and she was terrific. This time the service was indifferent. I was especially disappointed since this was a milestone birthday for me. In any case, we just received our credit card statement and there is a disparity between our receipt and the... More 

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Minneapolis
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived with no reservation and they made us feel welcome and appreciated. The patio was a perfect setting. Out server gave us great suggestions and the service was wonderful, friendly, personable and attentive. The meals were fresh and creative. Loved the experience.

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Larkspur, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Exceptional menu and wine selections, plus OMG dessert. Outdoor patio with classical guitarist when we were there...great atmosphere, lively bar and bartender. Can't wait to go back.

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Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent meal enjoyed by all in our group. We all tried different menu items and not one complaint. Ambiance and service were great. An enjoyable, relaxed dining experience. We would have loved to sit on the patio but there was a private function there.

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Naples, Florida
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134 reviews 134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Just wanted a glass of wine in a decent place to relax.At $9 a glass for house wine seems a little high. We did not get our change out of a $20. Pretty cheap if you ask me. And of course dont forget the tip. Not so much.

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Hood River, Oregon, Usa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Cork Tree has a very welcoming feel, excellent understated service, and a small but varied menu favoring local and seasonal items. We don't eat out often, but for a special occasion or a place to impress out of town visitors, Cork Tree is my first choice in the mid-Valley.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We finally got to the Cork Tree after living in the area many years during the winter months. What took us so long, I don't know. It was wonderful. Great food, great service and parking. The meal was relaxed, service was excellent. We all had different menu items and out of the four of us not one complaint. Too busy... More 

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Corona, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had our anniversary dinner here last night! Lovely ambiance, great service and excellent food. Many interesting menu choices. We chose seabass which was superb. You can't miss here! Not as pricey as some others!

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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

got there at 7:20,no reserve, got a great table on the patio, live music, waterfall, walked up the from the courtyard Hilton (long walk, but enjoyable) Our server Joe was very enjoyable and did a great recommend on wine, food, dessert. Bit pricey but I do enjoy getting what you pay for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74950 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1948
    (Cook Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-779-0123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?