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About Jake's - Palm Springs
This hip-yet-casual American bistro serves up fresh, innovative fare and comfort food favorites, along with beverages from a full bar. Dine alfresco in our charming courtyard or sleek dining room. Join us for lunch, dinner, or brunch (served Sat. and Sun.) Takeout and catering available for your next event.
VOTED TOP 100 OUTDOOR DINING RESTAURANT IN USA BY OPEN TABLE USERS!
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Contemporary American, American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday- Friday: 11:00am - 2:45pm;
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:45pm;
Dinner: -Tuesday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:45pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:45pm
Granvia Valmonte & Tamarisk
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jake's is great for people watching, and some times the staff is entertaining to watch, however we have no paid live entertainment!
Catering is offered on an event by event basis. Please call the restaurant directly for more information.
Parking is available on the street
PS Buzz stop across the street on palm canyon drive
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Jake's - Palm Springs Ratings and Reviews
I can't believe it took me so long to finally get to Jake's. It's one of those places that always pops up in Open Table and then I end up going somewhere I've been before. I finally decided to try it for brunch this past Sunday. I noticed they were closing for the summer in a week and decided I better give it a try before they did. I'm kicking myself I've been missing out on this place for so long. We reserved and sat at one of the indoor tables. The patio is lovely and I'd love to sit out there, but it was over 100 degrees before noon that day. The A/C indoors worked great. We were given a table right by the window - great for people watching. Our server wasted no time in coming to the table. He had a huge smile and made us feel really welcome. He didn't rush our ordering but checked back often to make sure we were ok. Bloody Marys were delicious. My husband ordered the 3 egg breakfast. The eggs were cooked to perfection. There was a medley of baby potatoes (multi-colored), grilled bread with butter & jam, fresh fruit and applewood smoked bacon. At first glance the bacon seemed undercooked for his liking, but the quality was so great and the bacon so meaty that any further cooking would have ruined it. I had the Monte Cubano, a take on a Monte Cristo. The turkey tasted fresh roasted and the ham was high quality. The sandwich was lightly sauteed and there was no heavy batter. It was quite delicious and came with lightly dressed mixed greens. I had read about their deserts and while we were stuffed from our meal we decided to get a slice of cake to go. I went to check out the selections in the bakery case. I swear I wanted a slice of each one. One of the owners suggested the citrus. It was the only one that hadn't been sliced yet so I couldn't see what it looked like but I took him at his word. Later that day I was glad I did. Each layer was flavored differently - lime, lemon, and orange - with an amazing butter cream frosting. All in all a great brunch.
Some good and not so good to report on a recent Saturday evening visit to Jake’s. There were 4 of us friends celebrating the end of a very taxing week and we wanted to go somewhere special, and Jake’s was chosen because of its fine reputation and also because none of us had been there for dinner.
Service is friendly.
The outdoor spaces are wonderful (when it’s not too hot, i.e. < 100°).
Cocktails are wonderful.
Food is good.
Not so good:
The waiter recited a lengthy description of the daily specials right after delivering our drinks. This meant we had to wait far too long before we could make a toast. One of us could have interrupted him, but we were all intent on being positive - it had been a rough week for all of us for different reasons. A good waiter would have first asked if we wanted a few minutes before hearing about the specials. The cocktails were warming by the time he left and ‘sweating’ profusely.
We were seated in the small interior, but the other patrons were very loud and obviously on a 3rd or 4th round of drinks. This made it very challenging to have a conversation. I had the impression that Jake’s attracted a much more sophisticated clientele, but this may have been a chance situation.
While the food was good, I suppose I was expecting it to be much better. Having worked in the restaurant business myself, I know restaurants have their ‘off’ days. Given its reputation, I believe the food is much better that what I experienced last Saturday.
Bottom line, I have been to Jake’s for breakfast twice and was impressed both times. I make it a point not to judge a restaurant on just one visit (with some exceptions of course), and I won’t hold this experience against Jake’s, but this visit does not give me incentive to want to go back. But I promise I will go back another time, perhaps midweek, and give this place another chance. I would love to report that it’s the little gem of a place that other reviewers have expressed.
Had a wonderful, romantic meal outside under the misters (it was 104 degrees out). Very friendly service. Very accommodating when we wanted to switch tables. Free at wine recommendation. Food was delicious with very generous portions. Chicken Marsala was scrumptious, and their baby-back ribs are to die for. Definitely going back.
Lola is a gem. What a fantastic employee. Every time we come in she is so kind, so attentive and so "on it." Food is always excellent. God help me... the desserts are amazing! Great owners... always smiling. The patio was a little warm at times and I might suggest not sitting right under the misters... but overall a wonderful place to share an excellent meal with friends.
What stood out for me is that they executed well at every level. The teamwork was sublime. The food was simply outstanding and well presented. The $29 restaurant week price point was exceptional for the quality and detail. Seeing the owner present and engaged with customers was a nice touch.
It was our first try here, and we compared notes with the table next door. Our mutual conclusion was that we found our new "go to" place when we want something special.
Had the scallops with the potato brochette and asparagus - outstanding! Also the starter shrimp was a nice touch. I also had the best lemon drop- not too sweet or sour.
My mom had the meatloaf with a generous portion on mac and cheese. The was a great meal as well.
The coconut cake was outstanding!
Would definitely recommend as a dining spot in Palm Springs!
Jakes never disappoints! The staff always welcomes us warmly and manager or owner stops by our table to makes certain we are enjoying our meal. The patio is lovely with umbrellas and misters to cool diners in the summer and heaters to warm in our brief winter. The menu is tried and true, consistently good, with portions that satisfy. The Miami Vice Salad and Eggs Purgatory are two of my personal favorites, and I always leave room for a slice of decadent cake -- all excellent. The wine list is notable and fairly priced. It is a pleasure to recommend this local gem!
Normally, our visits to Jake's have been largely good...the food is always good, and the atmosphere is quite nice, especially on the patio. From time to time we've had spotty service...typically orders of coffee that go unfulfilled, a lack of follow up by the server, and the failure to check on the status of cocktails once ordered. This visit, the server had the usual problem in remembering all the types of gin served at the bar, and when he did remember one that wasn't familiar to us, we asked if we might have a taste to be sure that it would be a better choice than the rest mentioned, having never had it before. He returned to the table and told us that--rather oddly--"the bartender said we don't give tastes...that would be a full shot, and we don't do that". Strange, we thought, since ever other restaurant we've ever been to in town has offered to do this--we actually never thought of it ourselves, originally-- and...of course, a taste is not by any means a "full shot". Yet another service issue, this time, it seems. The food was very good as usual, the atmosphere never disappoints. But don't go if you expect any extra level of service...it seems to through them off completely.
Went for restaurant week. When we complained about the poor quality of our entrees, the manager's first comment was "It looks good to me!" Barely received an apology, although he did comp our meal since we did not eat it. We have had such nice experiences here and the manager could have easily made this another with a sincere apology. This was not a good impression for a local repeat customer, and I'm not sure if we will return. On a good note, the waitstaff is very good and attentive.
The special occasion was Restaurant Week, although I do go to Jake's fairly often. The meal was excellent and so was our server Ashley. They do not have a happy hour for cocktails and I find their wine by the glass pricey, just my opinion. I always enjoy my experiences there and will continue my patronage.
I've heard so many good things about Jake's that when Restaurant Week rolled around, it was one of the first reservations we made. I hope my experience with the food was a symptom of the whole Restaurant Week vibe... high volume, focused menu, pressure to perform. The service was excellent. We love the vibe of Jake's. We chose to sit inside where the dessert cooler is rather than outside in the shaded courtyard. Jake's is impeccably decorated, the restroom is clean, and the food arrived in a timely manner. Unfortunately the food was oddly off key in terms of flavors. I got the "tri color salad" which was bitter and unpalatable. My wife had the calamari with spicy aioli... which was way too hot, and we both enjoy spicy foods. I had the fish and the wife had the filet mignon, medium rare. The protein was credibly prepared, but bland, as were the side vegetables. I paid extra for the banana cream pie (not on the prix fixe menu), and my wife had the carrot cake. The desserts were tasty but about four times as much food as any reasonable person wants in a dessert proportion. Overall, of the restaurants we tried that week, Jake's was the weakest performance. We're going to have to go again in the fall to give it a fair try.
We ate there on the Tuesday night of Palm Springs Restaurant Week. We unfortunately made an 8:00 reservation, at which time they got crowded to the point of being overwhelmed. We waited a ridiculous amount of time for our first course--two salads and a crab cake. We were ignored during most of this time until I finally got a chance to speak to our waitress. They did not even have any bread for us. The food when we got it all was great, with the cake slices for dessert enormous and delicious. It is a very god restaurant and I am sure we will return but never again at 8:00.
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