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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
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 357
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  • 124
    Very good
  • 51
    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
Business dinner

Entertained 12 business associates outdoors on the patio...very good meal and outstanding service. Meal was very good, especially the appetisers and the fish

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Steve R
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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551 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Entertained 12 business associates outdoors on the patio...very good meal and outstanding service. Meal was very good, especially the appetisers and the fish

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Pasadena, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very nice restaurant. Food was very good and the atmosphere was very romantic. Recommend one of the booths in back.

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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a great meal here last Saturday. My trophy wife loves salmon and said their salmon was the best she's ever had. I have the Black Cod and thought the same. We had the trio of soups and sorbet, both outstanding. Highly recommended.

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Palm Desert Country, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A warm welcome greeted us at the entrance, a fine booth was awaiting us near the bar providing a happy atmosphere, the server was attentive, knowledgeable, and respectful, beverages and dinner were excellent, and a very wonderful evening was enjoyed by all present

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Pemberton, BC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointing for the prices charged. Portions are small. Flavour combinations are strange (duck and smoked risotto?!) Great service but expected more for the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We went to the Cork Tree last night for a light dinner. Bar menu had a nice selection. Food was very good and the presentation was awesome.

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San Francisco, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Truly a surprise, the Cork Tree was an unexpected desert winner. Service, food, wine list are great.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Everytime I get to Palm Springs, the Cork Tree is a must stop! Both food and service are amazing. This year, our server, Joe, treated us like gold. He helpwd us chose wonderful meals, and accommodated special requests. He also helped us find a few more gems to round out our week. I started with the soup trio sampler -... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Cork Tree is my choice for the best fine dining restaurant in the Palm Springs / Rancho Mirage area. The chef is innovative with food expertly thought out and properly prepared. The wait staff is friendly, helpful and cheerful. If there are stuffed dates or figs on the menu, try them. One of the most incredible dishes I've had... More 

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Florida
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We come out to Coachela Valley once a year as we are villa owners at Mission Hills. We make it a point to dine at the Cork Tree at least once during our stay. This is a little more upscale dining venue with excellent service, terrific food and a wine list that would satisfy most tastes. The pork shank which... More 

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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: 760-779-0123

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?