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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
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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
Palm Desert, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Palm Springs, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Cork Tree in Palm Desert is my absolute favorite restaurant in the entire Coachella valley - Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta - best of them all. It's the place I take visitors and where I go on special occasions because it never disappoints. The food is near perfect: flavors are exquisite and multi-layered, perfectly prepared and seasoned. Atmosphere... More

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La Habra, California, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Took a recommendation from a close friend and it did not disappoint. The food, drinks and service were top notch. Could not have asked for a better meal. Will be back for sure

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Rancho Mirage, California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I often go to these higher end restaurants in the summer in the heat when they offer their summer specials. The staff, service, decor, all very high end. The choices and delivery lovely. They have a summer special. 3 courses. It would be nice if they would add one more appetizer and a fruit alternative for dessert. Our food was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A local living in Palm Springs for 30 years told us to try this place. The duck confit tacos were fried in old oil, the cesar salad had NO flavor, the mushroom ravioli was the worst I ever had. The asparagus tips were not tips at all, but stems and tips, the tomato compote was horrible, and I couldn't taste... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We happened upon this restaurant and were welcomed though we felt under-dressed. We had a beautiful and romantic setting on the patio. The soup trio was fun with excellent flavor, the beet salad and breads terrific and our entrees excellent. Service was perfectly attentive without hovering. A great experience that we would easily repeat.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Trendy atmosphere, but still pleasant and friendly. Very professional service My southwest corn chowder starter and smoked ahi tuna entrée were outstanding, as was my husband's marinated duck breast with wild mushroom risotto.

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