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Cork Tree California Cuisine

74950 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1948
760-779-0123
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Ranked #2 of 236 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
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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English first
Orange County, CA
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW 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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Victoria
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Niederkassel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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San Diego, CA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our fourth year to visit every spring and it seems to get better every time. We're sure that the fact that the owner and his son are there regularly contributes a great deal to the superb food and service. The puff escargot are delicious, as are the duck tacos, which are large enough for two. The house special pork shank... More

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Palm Desert, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The bar is impressive, as is the wine list. The libations are a good pour and the bartenders very attentive. That being said the fare is a bit overstated and the portions will leave you hungry. The meals are nicely prepared and presented but the menu is quite limited. Nice aesthetics, but the food falls short for those with a... More

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Arlington, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Go! Made reservations due to reviews on Trip Advisor and was not disappointed! Our waiter Lance was fabulous and made wonderful suggestions along with great accompanying wine pairings. Delicious!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Saw a review on tripadvisor and decided to try it out. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food matches it. Escargot was awesome with just the right amount of garlic butter as not to offend anyone. The duck was cooked to perfection. The only drawback was that we ate there on the second night we were in town. I should... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I went here with friends not knowing what to expect. The food was wonderful, service attentive. I wasn't prepared for the price range, however, it wasn't out of line for the quality. Beautiful presentation of each dish.

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