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Cork Tree California Cuisine

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74950 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1948 (Cook Street)
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Calgary, Alberta
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We sat out on their patio which is walled in to keep out traffic noise. It is surrounded by palm trees and a water feature to enhance the outdoor experience. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed our meals very much and the presentations were very attractive. We had salads, warm bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, a... More 

Thank clairefisher817
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely night out. Highlights, Lobster Bisque, Flat Iron Steak special, the short ribs, 36 hour pork shank. Expertly prepared food, lively ambience, good wine list. The deconstructed banana split was noteworthy. Not inexpensive but worth it for a special night out. Service was attentive but not overbearing.

Thank JRwestla
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nicely decorated restaurant well away from El Paseo. Food was well prepared, and although nothing stuck out as amazing, everything we ordered was tasty. Good service too.

Thank robbie b
Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We made reservations to dine here on a Friday night. I was happy to see the outdoor patio was nicely decorated with white tablecloths and candles. We were seated nearby the waterfall. The staff works really hard to make you feel comfortable and is very knowledgeable about the food and wines offered. We thought we were provided with excellent service.... More 

Thank Cndn40sumthg
San Francisco Bay Area
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150 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was generally high quality, service solicitous but well done, and atmosphere relatively upscale. Wines priced okay, not too high. We didn't love the lobster mac & cheese (odd consistency), and the scallops were the best entree we had! If you are in any of the nearby hotels, it is probably better to come over here for a nice... More 

Thank ryans69
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A gentleman behind me in a store checkout line recommended Cork Tree and four hours later we were at the bar at the Cork Tree. I mentioned the menu's duck and the bartender said it was his favorite. Without prompting, our wine was delivered to our table and the fine, perfectly timed service began. A waiter wisely delivered our choice... More 

Thank millikin
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 554 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here after our massage. Greg was our server and he's very friendly. The have a large wine selection which is locked up in a safe room. The Black Cod was good and it arrived with Himalayan Black Rice, and bok choy. The rice was very different and had a crunchy texture. The corn chowder was thick and very... More 

Thank bobemac
Palm Desert
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cork Tree has a fine chef and staff working excellent recipes. The usurious Morton's sits next door. The cash cow aspect is so for these eateries, including the mediocre LaBella Luna with its crackpot tea party ownership, because they operate as the sole alternative while spending time at the vast Marriott golf and resort across the street. The only... More 

Thank Louie M
Mundelein, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried this restaurant for dinner and really liked the atmosphere. The bread basket had really good warm roll selections that were amazing. We had the fish special which that night was a really moist Swordfish that was some of the best I have ever eaten. I would go back there for sure my next time in Palm Desert.

Thank jmkn78
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited Cork Tree several times and were impressed last time of their improvement in every aspect. This time we benefitted from the quiet patio when ther was a company party inside. The food was still very good with some minor exceptions (risotto not al dente, duck not crispy). The service was only mediocre, may be because everybody hat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74950 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1948
    (Cook Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 17607790123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?