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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, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 368
    Excellent
  • 128
    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
Restaurant or appetizers at the bar

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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San Francisco
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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 15 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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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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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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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: American

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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: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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