Highlights: The location of Peak's restaurant is outstanding, sitting atop Mt. San Jacinto, a few miles up from the desert floor of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. There is an outside walking area between you and the summit view, however, so be prepared for a somewhat obstructed view. Yet, the location is really stunning.
Lowlights: This actually might be a factor of the location, but the food is not very good. It is ok, but not outstanding. Perhaps transporting food into the desert first, then up the mountain presents challenges. And maybe our tastebuds are less sensitized to taste at the higher altitude.
For whatever reason, we were not knocked out by the food. We had lunch: salads, burgers, fries, drinks. The prices were a little high, but we were on vacation and splurging is a recurring theme when we are travelling. The service was comfortable and welcoming, mostly college-aged young adults. Also, there were a few families with toddlers in the vicinity, so be prepared for a possibly dynamic environment during your meal.
Overall, we are happy to have experienced a meal at the mountaintop. We might go for the cafeteria next door on our next trip, with moderated expectations for a dining experience.
This is my first "3-dot average" rating on trip advisor - it's not that I don't recommend Peaks, it just isn't special.
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