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Cork Tree California Cuisine

74950 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1948
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Ranked #4 of 241 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We have been dining here for several years and it is always great to find that the ambiance and food quality stays consistently great. We had a special request on this visit and they made it happen quietly. Service was superb. Our server answered several questions about entrees and added additional information that we had not expected. The special (grouper)... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband and I ate here twice during our week stay in the area - once in the bar and once with a group in the restaurant. Both times the food was some of the best I've ever eaten. In the dining area I had the sea bass entree and it was done perfectly - melted in your mouth. And... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Our party of 7 dined here for the first time. Service was good, although the server could have been a bit more attentive with pouring the wine. For appetizers, a number of us wanted the onion soup but we were told there was none left. We found this a bit odd since it was only 7 pm but went ahead... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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135 reviews 135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was suggested by the concierge at our villas. The ambience was nice and quiet for conversation. The service great, there when you need them, but not hovering. I had theduck taco appetizer. It was really good, but large and we should have split it. Ann had the artichoke and goat cheese special. Again large but she felt heavy, again... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Cork Tree was a perfect choice to bring in the New Year. Without a reservation, we were able to sit in the beautiful bar area. There was a set menu and tasty items from the bar menu. The bar tender was polite and personable. He was knowledgeable about the menu and created a great experience.

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Middle Amana, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The food was outstanding and the service was extremely professional. Our waiter was Ramon and he knew his business. We asked for recommendations and he told us what was fresh and looked good. He explained the dishes but most importantly also recommended a couple of wines by the glass to go with what I ordered. I asked the difference between... More 

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new england
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I had dinner with high expectations because of the trip Advisor ratings. We were disappointed. Ambience was enjoyable, service was amazing, the food was mediocre. We both had the mahi mahi special and it was difficult to cut with our knife and rather bland. The price of all food was very expensive which we would expect to... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My title says it all. Prices are geared towards tourists, the locals for most, cannot/will not, pay the prices for the food. It is a restaurant that one goes to for a very special (expensive) ocassion..

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We spent a week in Palm Desert with no formal dining plans upon arrival. We found Cork Tree across the street from the JW Marriott. What a fabulous surprise. This spot had has it all...awesome food, service, and atmosphere. We liked in so much on Dec 30th we went back again on Jan 2nd. Highly recommend this location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Sooooo enjoyable, great service, food was excellent, especially the rack of lamb. Our third time and can't wait to return.

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Additional Information about Cork Tree California Cuisine

Address: 74950 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1948
Phone Number: 760-779-0123
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  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 - 50
Cuisine: Californian

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