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Cork Tree California Cuisine

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74950 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1948 (Cook Street)
17607790123
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 365
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Amazing

The entire Corktree experience is over the top. They can and will arrange flowers on the table. Everything is made in house-salad dressings, desert, whatever. Scallops are amazing. Beef is tender. Salad greens are leafy tender. Service is white gloved (without the gloves) immediate and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Tek
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Palm Desert, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Palm Desert, California
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The entire Corktree experience is over the top. They can and will arrange flowers on the table. Everything is made in house-salad dressings, desert, whatever. Scallops are amazing. Beef is tender. Salad greens are leafy tender. Service is white gloved (without the gloves) immediate and understated. The deserts are nicely portioned and house made, also. Spend the money, it's worth... More 

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manchester uk
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Fantastic service we are vegetarians and the restaurant was so helpful . We had our 2 year old grandson with us and they made a special meal for him! Very upmarket with terrific customer service

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Clifton, NJ
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The restaurant was cozy, welcoming and served fantastic food. Heavenly lemon risotto with seared scallops. Just a leisurely meal with wonderful food and attentive service from the wait staff to the chef who came out to find out if everything was okay.

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Elora, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We have been here both times that we visited palm desert. The first time was amazing-great service, good food all around a wonderful visit. The second time we visit, about a year later, was not as impressed with the service, very rushed, didn't have the same fell as it did the previous visit. The food was still good, but expensive.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My husband and I had a superb and very memorable evening here. The staff were excellent, from the receptionist to the waiters and especially the chef who provided us with exceptional food. Joe, our waiter was friendly, enthusiastic about what was on offer, and very knowledgable about the wine list. The setting and lighting was perfect which made for an... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I seem to always find problems with the restaurants I try. In this case, however, everything was excellent from the service to the ambiance and especially the food. I had the Bouillabaisse and my gal had the Rack of Lamb. All was cooked to perfection and came out hot. We had a few appetizers including the duck tacos, the escargot... More 

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chicago, il
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

From the making of the reservation to the greeting at the door to the seating in a comfortable booth to the quiet and warm decor to the delightful service and of course, the outstanding food, this place is definitely Five Star. This is our third visit to this very special restaurant and it will not be our last.

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Yakima, Washington
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We only has small plates and some drinks but we will absolutely be going back for dinner. Seems like many locals stop for a happy hour drink on the way home. Nice environment, friendly and attentive service. We shared the cheese plate and a small Caesar salad. Just perfect for a light dinner with a couple of drinks.

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Atascadero, California
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My husband and I were recently in Palm Desert at our timeshare to celebrate his birthday. The Club Intrawest suggested we try The Cork Tree for a special place to celebrate his special b day meal. So we did! And are we happy we did! Great wait staff, terrific food, bread that was so good we bought a loaf and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The outside was sort of nondescript but when we went inside, we were greeted warmly although we had no reservations--which we should have made through Club Intrawest as we would have a $10 coupon. The menu was extensive and the food was very good. We did not order wine, but our fellow diners around us all ordered wine and seemed... More 

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Additional Information about Cork Tree California Cuisine

Address: 74950 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1948
Phone Number: 17607790123
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
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
Average Prices: USD $31 to $50
Cuisine: Californian

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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  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 17607790123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $50
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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