About Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Dedicated to food, drink, design, and community. Workshop Kitchen + Bar is Palm Spring's newest gem in the heart of the Uptown Design District.
Located in the Class 1 Historic El Paseo building from 1926, Workshop’s Industrial chic interior gives the historic space a contemporary edge befitting the locale.
Our kitchen is based around seasonal products from local farms, so the menu changes often. Although "Americana" may best describe the style of our food, influences are many. Favorite techniques in the kitchen include our wood-fired pizza oven, wood-fired grill, and custom sous-vide station.
The bar looks mostly to American classics and carefully homemade basics. Original cocktails vary with the market's availability and our bartender's mood.
* Please note: Booth seating is limited and is reserved for parties of 3 - 6. We will do our best to accommodate your requests, but make no guarantees. For special requests, please call us at (760) 459-3451. *
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thurs, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday + Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch 10:00am-2:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Private lot located on Indian Canyon, just north of Tamarisk on the west side of the street. Street parking on Palm Canyon and Tamarisk.
Private Party Facilities:
Previously home to art galleries, a 1950's movie theatre, City Council, and most recently Design Within Reach, Workshop's unique space promises a dining experience unlike any other.
PRIVATE DINING ROOM
Private back entrance. Floor-to-ceiling glass window overlooking Spanish eclectic patio. PS Lab custom lighting. Perfect for business meetings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, showers and more. Capacity: 16
Original from 1926, Workshop's courtyard is perfect for cocktail parties, wedding receptions, meetings, private lunches, or simply dining under the Palm Springs sun and stars. Modern Bend seating. Historic fountain. Standing Capacity:150
Friends, family, and strangers alike sit together at Workshop's stunning 32' long cast concrete communal table.Perfect for tasting spreads, wine dinners, industry events, and social celebrations, the Community table means you never have to eat (or drink) alone.Capacity: 24
Private Party Contact:
Michael Beckman: 7604593451x2
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Workshop Kitchen + Bar Ratings and Reviews
This the 2nd time we've dined here - onc ...
This the 2nd time we've dined here - once last year and loved the hard edged decor, rustic deconstructed menu and well crafted cocktails.
This is a pricy restaurant for the type of menu served
We had gradavlax bruschetta and a beet salad as apps, pork chop and scallops as entrees
Sharing a bag of fries and flourless chocolate cake ice cream dessert + bottle of Pino - total + tip $225 A bit pricy for the type of food served - not exactly 5⭐️ - good wholesome rustic
The pork chop was of a decent size and tender - as were the scallops - sauce was a little too creamy for my palate - prefer good Sea food to taste undisguised - mallo addtion to the flourless cake didn't work for us an unnecessary element
My only gripe apart from the price - the server offered to add an extra scallop to my entree - should have known - nothing is free to day and was charged an extra $11!
The bar chefs mixed the best martini so far - was of Savoy standard
Yes would go again
The MD was a delight - our server who was new to the restaurant was a little ingratiating and may need to learn to step back and let the customer decide what they want to choose to eat
Great food, though unfortunately right a ...
Great food, though unfortunately right after greeting us our waiter firmly suggested the most expensive French wine on the menu, then when we selected an alternative wine they were 'out of it' so he quickly brought along another super expensive bottle of wine in its place! Needless to say this felt rather uncomfortable and again we chose another medium priced bottle. Everything else, particularly the food, was good.
It was so fabulous the first time, this ...
It was so fabulous the first time, this was my second time. Another night of fabulous food, wine and conversation with the bartender and staff. Highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. Best restaurant in Palm Springs, hands down.
Matt was our waiter and he was excellent ...
Matt was our waiter and he was excellent. I went for a bachelorette and it was perfect for our special occasion. The restaurant really lends itself to whatever you're looking for. The experience would have been perfect for whatever you are looking for, not just a special occasion.
This was our third experience at Worksho ...
This was our third experience at Workshop, and once again we were very pleased! Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and very attentive without being intrusive. The cocktails were inventive and tasty only to be surpassed by the beautiful presentation of the oh so delicious food. Looking forward to our next visit to Workshop + Bar!
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experie ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Workbar. Great selection of fresh l, farmed produce,delicious meal, tasty cocktails and fantastic atmosphere. Lovely smiles from our server. Second time round and will definitely come back for more.
Our group (of 6) all raved about this di ...
Our group (of 6) all raved about this dinner! The food was amazing, 4 of us ordered a sea bass special that was excellent. Our server Nina was so personable and friendly, we loved her! Cocktails were great, wine was affordable, food was delicious, and dessert was the perfect end to the meal.
Brunch is great. Dinner was a disappoin ...
Brunch is great. Dinner was a disappointment for me only. I had the Texas red-fish. For $34 you get a small filet, a smear of corn "bisque" (more like a paste), two sun-dried tomatoes and two basil leaves.......that's it. The fish was good, but not $34 good. I could go to Ralph's or Stater Brothers for the same fish and prepare it on my grill just as good for 1/5 the price. Other's dinners were same in price but a lot more substantial. Also, I had made reservations for 7:30pm. Arrived at 7:30 and was told the table wasn't quite ready but to feel free to wait at the bar. We were escorted by a booth set up for 4 that was empty. After 30 minutes of standing, we were then escorted to that same booth. Not sure why we couldn't have been seated unless they though we'd push our way between people eating at the bar for a cocktail while waiting.
This was a special family get together w ...
This was a special family get together with a combination of foodies and people who really do not much enjoy eating out. Everyone, even the 'I don't like restaurants' person, agreed that the food was excellent and the cocktails equally good. The service was good but unobtrusive, and requests were fulfilled graciously.
Shockingly bad food. Salt is the main ch ...
Shockingly bad food. Salt is the main choice of seasoning. Prices are way out of line with flavor and size portion. $31.00 for a small piece of fish, TWO cherry tomatoes and two basil leaves. Laughable. They need to look at their menu, food cost, and kitchen manager. Great looking place, but it does not make up for the terrible food. Our waiter was very nice....
My fiance and I dined here over this pas ...
My fiance and I dined here over this past weekend. It was dead on a Thursday (summer in PS not surprising) and was easy to get a reservation via OpenTable. When we arrived, we learned that the chef changes his menu almost daily and what I had seen online was not what was available. The prices seemed pretty high. I believe the least expensive plate was the octopus appetizer.
My fiance and I ended up ordering one glass of sparkling rose ($11.00) and one glass of wine ($13.00) plus the special appetizer pizza ($21.00). We would have ordered dinner however each dinner plate was at least $22.00 and we're simply not in the market to each be ordering that expensive of plates. This meal for two could have easily been over $100.00 without dessert.
All in all, totally chic spot, could see how it could be super fun with a big group, could be very expensive but they have an amazing bar!
The food was okay but the prices were as ...
The food was okay but the prices were astronomical for average food. My main issue is the portion sizes... They served a quarter sirloin and charged over $30... They duck fat fries again, tiny portion. I was just underwhelmed after all the hype. Had much, much better food elsewhere.
Took a special friend for the evening... ...
Took a special friend for the evening...the three of us had a great time...LOVED our food and waiter (Diego) was most attentive and helpful!! We live in PS and enjoy Workshop Kitchen each time we visit...a wonderful place...
We hadn't been here for a few months bec ...
We hadn't been here for a few months because we we'd been trying a variety of newer local restaurants. After many mediocre and disappointing meals we returned to Workshop - and so glad we did! It's better than ever in every respect. Excellent and friendly service, great drinks and without a doubt the best food in town! Looking forward to returning ASAP!
Food was good however its a very overpri ...
Food was good however its a very overpriced restaurant. My husband and I have dined at many small plate style restaurants but the price fit the quantity AND quality. They did offer a good selection of custom cocktails. But still not worth a re-visit.
Way, and I mean way overpriced for the q ...
Way, and I mean way overpriced for the quality of the food. If you're going to charge premium prices, then you need to deliver on quality. Unfortunately this place doesn't. So what you get is overpriced and mediocre food that's not imaginative, not well flavored, not well cooked (over cooked) and in small quantities.
Our advice, there is far better.
This is one of the worst restaurants on ...
This is one of the worst restaurants on the planet. The food is terrible and the non-existent service is a joke. Someone needs to close this place down and replace it with a real restaurant. We asked for the check and left before our entrees arrived - the entire experience was intolerable.
We did get the last reservation of the n ...
We did get the last reservation of the night, 10:30pm. But doesn't justify them serving us so poorly, literally had to get up and walk to find someone and ask for the check they left us waiting for so long. The food was ok. Ambiance is amazing, very nice place but doesn't make up for the bad service.
The portions here are TINY. I realize th ...
The portions here are TINY. I realize they are called small plates but the beet salad we had filled up a quarter of the plate at most. The duckfat fries were mediocre. The mussels and flat iron steak were fairly good but nothing fantastic. I think we had one more item but it doesn't stand out. I'm disappointed because this restaurant came highly recommended by many. Would not go again.
The food was outstanding hats off to che ...
The food was outstanding hats off to chef and owner, Michael Beckman! How terribly unfortunate bartender and wait staff had less than inviting attitude, snooty would be a more accurate, making overall experience a big disappointment. We recently relocated to Palm Springs from NY. We dine out a lot in local surrounding NY area, in NYC, San Fran, and Sonoma. Some of our favorite restaurants in NY are Danny Meyers; Gramercy, Untitled (Michael Antony our favorite chef), Union Square Cafe, etc. I reference to Danny Meyers because he recognizes wait staff to be their number one asset. Quote from Wikipedia, "order to make his restaurants successful, Danny Meyer focused on customer satisfaction". Michael Beckman, Joseph Mourani and Candy Arreola need a page from Danny's playlist. One important note - front hostess was very personable and helpful.
I wanted to really like the place, but i ...
I wanted to really like the place, but it fell short on food and service. Although the Hostess was very friendly and immediately greeted us upon our entrance, our server was not very personable and appeared somewhat robotic. When I order a Cosmo with Mandarin / orange vodka, the server turned up his nose and told me that they ‘don't do’ flavored liquors. Instead of desert we ordered Chocolate Martini's and again, the server told us they ‘don't do’ Chocolate Martini's. The food presentation was excellent and the taste was pretty good, but you better order a few side dishes, because the quantity falls short and many of my guests left the restaurant still hungry.
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