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Cork Tree California Cuisine

74950 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1948
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Ranked #2 of 237 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cook Street
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north west
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A very nicely appointed restaurant although in a shopping area . Good service and the lamb rack was fist class 8 bone and cooked to perfection.wine was also very good and although slightly expensive it is worth it

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cincinnati, ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were really disappointed after reading all the great reviews. We are not extremely picky but last night the dinner was one of the worst we have had in a long time. I ordered the short ribs which the waiter said were to die for .... They were very dry. My husband ordered the filet medium and it was rare... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We have been here several times, but not since joining TA. This restaurant hits the mark for us as everything that we hope a good American/Californian restaurant should be. Great cocktails- food that is seasonal without coming in massive intimidating portions (though generous, it is about quality). We started with a martini and chardonnay- both lovely. Starters... we go with... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

we had a nice dinner 3 couple, rack of lamb was very good, very good service, pricy good wine selection, one quest had a good steak my salmon was good, presentation of food was excellent and taste good

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've gone many times to dine solo at the bar. Good food menu, friendly wait staff. Live music with Michael Keeth adds to the ambience. Overall and very good place to go.

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Orange County, CA
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112 reviews 112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is nicely decorated and the booths give your party a sense of privacy. The staff was all very friendly. They have a nice selection of appetizers, salads and main courses. The duck tacos were excellent as was the mini-wedge salad. The scallops were nice and the steak was perfectly cooked. Well worth a visit.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Our daughter celebrated her birthday during our holiday and we chose the Cork Tree for our dinner venue. We made reservations with ease and were seated without delay. Staff were wonderfully friendly and helpful. They accommodated our young grandson with ease. Our meal was delicious. Salad, soup, fish and meat choices were prepared as ordered and enjoyed by all. A... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We made reservation but were seated close to kitchen & private party (the place was less than half full). Though it was awkward we asked to move. Once seated in a much quieter booth we chose wine from the plentiful wine list. My husband had the sea bass and i had the rack of lamb...both were delicious and the sides... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We are in Palm Desert every year for one or two weeks and tried a lot of restaurants. So we also visited Cork Tree several times and never were disappointed. But this time we encountered a definite improvement. The meal were delicious, risotto with scallops: very good risotto, scallops just perfectly cooked, sauce not too rich, Service was outstanding! Will... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Cork Tree is on of our favorite restaurants in the desert. We always save one night of our spring break trip for a wonderful dinner there. We generally dine with a group of 6-12 people and have never had anyone be less than thrilled with their meals. From soup samplers to steak to amazing desserts we always leave happy.

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Additional Information about Cork Tree California Cuisine

Address: 74950 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1948
Phone Number: 760-779-0123
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  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 - 50
Cuisine: Californian

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