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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 #3 of 233 restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
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
Portland, Oregon, United States
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136 reviews 136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I am sorry, this is going to sound a bit like a snobbish - but it seems odd to have a fine dining restaurant in a strip mall. Then-again, it is California and everything is basically in a strip mall. With that said, there is nothing "odd" about the food at Cork Tree. It is really good. From the selections... More

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New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We had a delicious meal with our friends and we all enjoyed it. The fish was very good and a good wine selection. Very nice atmosphere.

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Palm Desert, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Tried it several times and just did not like it. The lay out of the restaurant is odd and it feels old. Food is just OK. Not bad but not worth the price. Haven't tried it in a year so things could be different.

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Palm Desert, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Visited Cork Tree twice last month with out-of-town relatives and friends. Everyone was impressed with the food. It was delicious, beautifully presented and served by professional, efficient staff. Servers are very well informed about menu items and preparation, and make spot-on recommendations. The dining room is attractive with an active bar and patio seating area. Somewhat pricey but fair for... More

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Vancouver
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Be warned, you have to book in advance to eat here, but it is worth it! Make sure to ask for the patio, as on a beautiful sunny evening you will want to be out there, especially when there is live music. This is by far our favourite restaurant in Palm Desert, and even though it is on a busy... More

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Olympia, WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Definitely just average. Food was ok, service was boring and below average. Really nothing special about this place.

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Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Good vibes, great atmosphere We ate outside and the service was very good. Oysters were amazing. Did not ear anyone having bad comments about their meal. Would go back

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Ojai, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten at a number of Palm Spring restaurants over the years and Cork Tree is simply the best. The facility has beautiful decor, the wait staff is experienced and helpful and the food is just terrific. The only "problem" with Cork Tree is that it is so popular, it is difficult to get reservations, so book early.

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Adirondacks
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

From the moment you enter this restaurant you know that everything is going to be good. The service from start to finish is the best I have experienced in a long time. All of our main dishes were excellent as was the desert. It is expensive but it does not hurt so much when you have a top quality dinning... More

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glendale, california
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134 reviews 134 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The food quality was outstanding. The portions were good and the service was perfect. Our party of 6 tried many different items and all were wonderful. The desserts were extra yummy.

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