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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 369
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 53
    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
excellent but expensive

The food is excellent although very expensive. Very good for a special occasion. Our waiter was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
etele
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palm desert
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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palm desert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The food is excellent although very expensive. Very good for a special occasion. Our waiter was excellent.

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Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We came early to the Cork Tree and were seated inside. On a cooler spring or fall day the patio would be nice. The restaurant service was a bit slow even though there were very few patrons yet. We did find a nice champagne to enjoy, the Domaine Carneros. There are a good selection of whites and reds to satisfy... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nice ambiance but a bit pricey for a meal. Excellent service at the great bar with creative and yummy desserts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Always have new dishes on the menu. A twist on the Classic! Check the place out. Love their Salmon and Osso Buco dishes

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The restaurant is excellent and has three possibilities for eating....one is outside with a musician, under heaters when cold and fans when hot. The second is inside in the dining room and then there is a possibility of eating finger food in the bar. The choices are excellent and well served.

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Rancho Mirage, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We've eaten hear a few times with friends as they love the restaurant. Our opinion, though it's a very nice restaurant is that the cost doesn't really warrant the dinner. But for a lovely night out where money is no object it's a nice restaurant.

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You can see how this establishment continues to win awards. Their menu is eclectic and classy. The food is outstanding. The bar is very comfortable and friendly. Great wine list and awesome drinks. Bar prices are reasonable. Menu prices are a bit up there and the portions can be smaller than expected, but excellent.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Both times that my husband and I have been here, we have not been disappointed. The restaurant has a lovely patio setting which we choose for our dining experience. The bar cocktails are lovely and refreshing. Appetizers are good portions and tasty. I love the crab cakes. For main course I always get the sea bass and not disappointed. The... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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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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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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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 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?