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Cork Tree California Cuisine

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74950 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1948 (Cook Street)
17607790123
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 415
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  • 154
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    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
All round excellent

Visited on the occasion of a birthday celebration. Everything was excellent. Do make sure you have the pork shank - amazing. And so were the scallops. Excellent service. One of the best restaurants in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Moniaits
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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214 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited on the occasion of a birthday celebration. Everything was excellent. Do make sure you have the pork shank - amazing. And so were the scallops. Excellent service. One of the best restaurants in the area.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying at the JW and they suggested this restaurant~it was excellent. Make a reservation for this great restaurant

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Little Rock, AR
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168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all, let me say that our server was fabulous. I don't remember his name, but he was very friendly, very attentive and we really liked him. Second, the restaurant appeared to be higher-end, it was very clean, and the ambiance was very nice. And while the food was very good, I don't think the value was there for... More 

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Thank Tracy-BO1
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bar and Lounge Menu can't be beat! Food is always cooked to perfection and very tasty. You will always find a friendly smile at the Cork Tree.

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Thank Angel M
Laval, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is very well decorated, intimate and elegant. Service was attentive and friendly. Unfortunately, the food was not as refined as the surroundings would have suggested. I ordered short ribs, the sauce was lovely, but the meat was somewhat dry and stringy. The polenta on which the meat was placed was overly redolent of rosemary (admittedly not my favourite... More 

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Thank Marti S
Palm Springs, California, United States
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Cork Tree is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. The service is impeccable and atmosphere is cosy and upbeat. Jim the manager made us feel so welcome and was very attentive. I highly recommend, you don't want to miss this place if you visit the desert.

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Thank Kathy L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff was not friendly, slow had to ask for water twice. Food was mediocre nothing special. Will not recommend to friends or family.

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Thank Lucinda A
Palm Desert, California
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here with some friends who were in town for a visit. They heard that the Cork Tree was the Best place to eat. It seemed to me that the folks there were trying too hard to be a fancy restaurant. The food was just average, not worth the hefty prices. We should have stayed home and grilled some... More 

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Thank Joanie_Balonie
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Erin Champaign looked after our table. Food was tasty and well presented. Elegant pleasant place. Also excellent service. Not to visit if you are in a budget! We probably will be back when we will return to Palm desert....I like to spoil my beautiful wife! (I know I will cry when I receive the bill!) :D

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Thank CarlosandGigi
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice place. Stooped here with a business associate for dinner. Was able to be seated quickly. Menu was selective. I had the chicken and my associate had steak. Both meals were prepared to order and came in a relatively quick time. Meal portions were a little on the slim side. Very clean and nice place. Not... 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: 17607790123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?