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“Unique food and beverage choices”
Review of Johannes

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Ranked #43 of 319 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $45
Cuisines: Austrian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Arenas
Transit: Located on Indian Canyon Drive close to the restaurant.
Seattle, Washington
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519 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Unique food and beverage choices”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The menu is most interesting with choices such as kangaroo loin, schnitzel and spaetzle. My husband loved the schnitzel and I chose the pork chop stuffed with fresh pear and blue cheese. The stuffing was tasty and not overpowering but just added slight taste. The unique martini offering was fresh watermelon but many other interesting choices. Service was excellent. The only reason I didn't rate this restaurant higher is the ambiance which is ok but not great. Highly recommend this restaurant if you are a foodie.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting Combination”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Lamb steak with a hint of Japanese flavor was unthinkable. I had kangaroo steak in several other places. However, this one was very unique with a sweet source.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank YSnoopy
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Ojai CA
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A continued favorite in Palm Springs”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Contrary to a prior review, we have never found Johannes to be pushy or overpriced for the location, type and quality of food. And the ambiance, although not spectacular, is very nice. Service has always been perfect - not pushy, but still attentive. At our last visit on June 23 2013 my wife and I both opted for the Mahi-Mahi special which was pan seared and served with a light cream sauce that was chocked full of lobster. It was among the best meals we had in dining out 6 straight nights in the PS area, all at very fine restaurants. The wine list is fairly extensive as is the beer selection. And the prices for both food and drink are certainly consistent with fine dining in the area, and even a bit lower than, for example, The Cork Tree (which is also a fine restaurant). This continues to be a "must stop" on our dining list whenever we visit the Palm Springs area, and I highly recommend it if you really want fine dining right in the downtown PS area.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Herb C
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San Diego
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Outstanding Schnitzel!!!!!!”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Johannes is by far the best restaurant we have dined at in Palm Springs. We sat at a table in the bar area and ordered the special $13 schnitzel I added wine reduction with mushrooms for an additional $4, and my Son ordered the schnitzel with lemon/capers for $17. Service was perfect, and was a great night of outstanding food and beer. Would definitely go back again, and again to eat at this very special restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Dugger56
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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Johannes puts the joy in dining”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

The joy of dining at Johannes:
1. Great food prepared fresh sans trans fat.
2. Attractive spot for drinks and food.
3. Patio dining.
4. The ahi tuna tartare.
5. The chopped Kobe beef,
6. Desserts such a apple strudel, Tahitian v anillaa creme brulee
7. Chef Johannes Bacher creative culinary talents (although we didn't get to meet him).
8. Location in the heart of Palm Springs
9. Until June 16 you can have a three course dinner fo $38.
10. Good wine selection and perfect martini makers.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Pattithediva P
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